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AUG
23

Drag Queen Story Hour

Thu, Aug 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

drag queen story hour

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and...

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Drag Queen Story Hour

SEP
15

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sat, Sep 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

SEP
17

Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach

Mon, Sep 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

author talks bpl presents

ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK winning author Jennifer Egan, in conversation with Meredith Wisner, former Asst. Director of Archives at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Manhattan Beach researcher and oral historian Zaheer Ali from the Brooklyn Historical...

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Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach

SEP
22

Drag Queen Story Hour Book Launch

Sat, Sep 22   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

drag queen story hour

Join us for a special Drag Queen Story Hour to celebrate the launch of the Dragtivity Book!

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the...

Drag Queen Story Hour Book Launch

SEP
26

Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Wed, Sep 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents movies

On April 15, 1989, writer and poet Quincy Troupe interviewed Miles Davis at the Studio Museum in Harlem, just a few months before the publication of their co-authored Autobiography of Miles Davis. The interview is the sole time Davis gave a live...

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Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

Wed, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

author talks bpl presents

Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in...

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Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

SEP
27

Olga Tokarczuk Discusses Flights

Thu, Sep 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

author talks bpl presents

Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with translator Jennifer Croft. Moderated by John Freeman.

In this Man Booker International Prize Winning Novel, a seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by...

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Olga Tokarczuk Discusses Flights

SEP
28

Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Sep 28   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

OCT
4

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 4   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

“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
6

Events for Youth and Families: La Fiesta Tropical

Sat, Oct 6   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents music

The Bilingual Birdies Band celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music and dance! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Expect a high energy performance of instruments...

Events for Youth and Families: La Fiesta Tropical

OCT
9

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Ian Hayes

Tue, Oct 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents first five years stomp clap and sing music

Join children's musician Ian Hayes for a seasonal sing-a-long! An interactive music show to welcome the changing season with song and dance. Ian will perform children’s favorites, as well as classics that everyone will enjoy!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Ian Hayes

OCT
11

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 11   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

“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
13

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: Carmela Full of Wishes

Sat, Oct 13   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents

Join Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, the award-winning, bestselling duo behind Last Stop on Market Street for a special event celebrating the release of their second collaboration, Carmela Full of Wishes. Set in a migrant community,...

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: Carmela Full of Wishes

OCT
14

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Sun, Oct 14   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents silent movie matinee movies

Keaton often referred to THE GENERAL as his favorite feature, and he adapted it from a real-life Civil War event that he read about in the book “The Great Locomotive Chase.” He plays Johnnie Gray, a train-engineer with two loves: a woman named...

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

Sun, Oct 14   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents classical interludes music

A formidable virtuoso violinist, Machiko Ozawa is internationally esteemed as an interpreter of the tango repertoire. This performance features her most recent project: a duo with the Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici.  They will perform...

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Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

OCT
15

Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Oct 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

OCT
16

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 16   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents the review panel

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

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The Review Panel

OCT
18

Tai Chi for Beginners

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

“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

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

bpl presents

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...

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

OCT
23

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

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

bpl presents first five years stomp clap and sing music

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!

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

OCT
25

Tai Chi for Beginners

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

“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

bpl presents

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...

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

NOV
4

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

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

bpl presents classical interludes music

Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Nico Namoradze perform a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

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Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

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

bpl presents silent movie matinee movies

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
14

Mental Health First Aid

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

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
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

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

bpl presents silent movie matinee movies

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
7

Mental Health First Aid

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

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

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

bpl presents classical interludes music

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times. She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco,...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John

DEC
17

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

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...

Featured Event
Youth Mental Health First Aid

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