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OCT
18

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

OCT
19

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Oct 19   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

OCT
20

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...

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Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

OCT
22

2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

Mon, Oct 22   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

From Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, candidates challenging pro-business, pro-interventionist politics are being accused of anti-semitism. Norman Finkelstein, who has written extensively on the misuse...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

OCT
23

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Come early to get a seat!

Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Ballot Measure Forum

Tue, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

On November 6th, New Yorkers will be voting on 3 important ballot measures: campaign finance reform, civic engagement, and community board reform. This forum will explain all 3 propositions and provide a space for you to discuss them, ask...

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Ballot Measure Forum

OCT
24

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global foot print. Indeed, for the first time in more than...

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

OCT
25

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

OCT
27

Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

Sat, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

As Halloween approaches, join magician Myron the Magnificent for an afternoon of spooky, haunted, mysteries. Myron will amaze by levitating strange objects, sending items away to the netherworld, and performing other miracles before your very...

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Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

OCT
29

2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

Mon, Oct 29   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

What won't we hear about foreign policy as the 2018 midterms unfold? More than we think, according to Nermeen Shaikh, Co-Host and Producer at Democracy Now!

In addition to her role at Democracy Now! Nermeen Shaikh has previously worked in...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

OCT
30

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

Tue, Oct 30   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

**PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of a personal narrative with unflinching candor and...

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

NOV
1

Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

Thu, Nov 1   12:45 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has presided over exhibitions in which painter Amy Sherald’s works were included and was involved in the selection of Sherald to paint the portrait of former first lady...

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Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

NOV
3

Events for Youth and Families: El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Sat, Nov 3   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Calpulli Youth Dance returns to Brooklyn Public Library audiences with El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will take participants on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlan,...

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Events for Youth and Families: El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Drawing Workshop with Christopher Silas Neal

Sat, Nov 3   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This event will take place in the Dweck Lobby.

Create your own stencils to illustrate your favorite forest animal one layer at a time with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Silas Neal. 

Materials will be...

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Drawing Workshop with Christopher Silas Neal

NOV
4

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Aaron Likness

Sun, Nov 4   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Aaron Likness perform a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

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Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Aaron Likness

NOV
5

2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

Mon, Nov 5   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

​In this one-of-a-kind Midterm Explainer, offered the eve of the midterm vote, Farai Chideya unravels the complicated tales that voter demographics tell and how that tale can spell out the fate of a given candidate.

In recent years,...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

NOV
6

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

Tue, Nov 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

It is full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly, having fun!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

NOV
7

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago

Wed, Nov 7   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Join us for the opening reception of Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago, from 7-9pm in the Dweck Auditorium and Lobby.

The evening will begin with an artist talk by Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye, who will speak about the...

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago

NOV
10

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Sat, Nov 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

NYC kids! Come meet the author of the beloved series set in Harlem, The Vanderbeekers, and celebrate book 2, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. Karina Yan Glaser will read from the new book, be in conversation with Maggie Pouncey, Co-Owner...

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Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

NOV
11

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Sun, Nov 11   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

We commemorate Veterans Day today, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. Today’s film is based on the German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which tells the story of Paul Bäumer (played by Lew Ayres), who...

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

NOV
13

The Review Panel

Tue, Nov 13   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

NOV
14

Mental Health First Aid

Wed, Nov 14   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

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Mental Health First Aid

NOV
17

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Sat, Nov 17   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

 Come out and see hilarious short comedy films and a performance by the Actionplay Chorus who have been featured on HBO and Comedy Central’s a Night of Too Many Stars!  Actionplay is an organization devoted to inclusive arts and culture...

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Sat, Nov 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

ArtsPower’s colorful musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who are two unlikely undersea pals. When Nugget swims off to school and is taught that sharks are known to eat smaller fish, Nugget decides that the two should...

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Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. 

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
18

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. ...

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
20

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

Tue, Nov 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join the fun with folk songs, cowboy songs and other fun songs sprinkled in. Tunes to sing, holler and hoedown to with Hopalong Andrew! C'mon down, y'hear!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

NOV
25

Classical Interludes: counter)induction

Sun, Nov 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

...

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Classical Interludes: counter)induction

NOV
28

Jarrett J. Krosoczka in Conversation with National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jaqueline Woodson

Wed, Nov 28   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens

 Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka as he reads from his young adult graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO. After the reading, Jarrett will be joined on stage by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson to discuss writing, children's...

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka in Conversation with                                                                      National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jaqueline Woodson

DEC
1

Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

Sat, Dec 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Giants of Science Live is an all-out sonic and visual experience featuring songs from The Pop Ups critically acclaimed new album, their Amazon Video Special, and classics from their two GRAMMY nominated albums. The show is a wild adventure...

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Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

DEC
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

Sun, Dec 2   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell first co-starred in director Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven.  Lucky Star is their third and final work with Borzage, from a story by Tristram Tupper, who wrote for movies between serving in both World Wars....

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

DEC
4

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Funkytown Playground

Tue, Dec 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come on down to the Funkytown Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers and tambourines, dance with bubbles and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute. 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Funkytown Playground

Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

Tue, Dec 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In December's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."

Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common, and some of the common pitfalls of identity thinking...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

DEC
7

Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Dec 7   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

Featured Event
Mental Health First Aid

DEC
9

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Sun, Dec 9   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Called a “volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone” (Los Angeles Times), Lara St. John is equally at home with classical works, new music, folk, and beyond. She is joined by multifaceted pianist Matt Herskowitz, recognized for his jazz,...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

DEC
11

The Review Panel

Tue, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

DEC
15

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

Sat, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Two snowflakes are the same and neither are two snowmen. Join us for the heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams.

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Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

DEC
17

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Dec 17   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

DEC
18

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Rolie Polie Guacamole

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Brooklyn’s kindie titans Rolie Polie Guacamole, have been perfecting their show over the last decade scooping up several Parents’ Choice awards along the way. Their shows incorporate fun, fresh and smart lyrics in a style appealing to kids and...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Rolie Polie Guacamole

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