Brooklyn Eagles

The Brooklyn Eagles are a vibrant group of young and engaged Brooklynites who are passionate about Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and their community. We host events to connect new patrons to the Library, discuss great reads at our monthly book club, volunteer at branches and spread the word about BPL’s essential services for our borough.

Eagles at the 2017 Brooklyn Classic


Get involved! Join the Eagles with an annual membership to support free access to books, technology and literacy programs across BPL’s branches.

Membership Levels

We offer three levels of support as a Brooklyn Eagle.

  • Invitations to social gatherings and other events
  • Emails with advance notice about BPL author talks, films and exhibitions
  • Volunteer service opportunities at BPL branches
  • Discount invitations to select ticketed Eagles events
  • An amazing community of people who care about the Library and their community
  • All Eagles Membership Benefits plus...
  • Invitations to special BPL receptions
  • All Eagles Membership Benefits plus...
  • VIP seating at BPL events
  • Invitations to special BPL receptions

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Since launching in 2013, Eagles have enjoyed Brooklyn history trivia nights, volunteer projects at neighborhood branches, behind-the-scenes holiday parties, readings with amazing authors, Eagles book club gatherings, the Epilogue Gala afterparty, a field day competition against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Currents and more.

Brooklyn Connections: History program for students grades 4 to 12, focusing on primary and secondary source research skills and analysis based on Brooklyn’s fascinating history, plus professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Brooklyn Cultural Adventurers Program and BCAPTeen Creative Leadership Project: Award-winning summer day camp for children 7 to 12 and teen digital media program, providing thematically linked adventures at six partner institutions.

Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize: Annual prize for new works that reflect the Library's spirit, established by the Brooklyn Eagles in 2015.

First Five Years: A suite of early literacy programs for children from birth through age 5, their parents and caregivers including Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Ready, Set, Kindergarten! and Story Play to encourage the development of early learning and literacy.

Today's Teens Tomorrow's Techies (T4): Teaches digital skills to students ages 14 to 18 and prepares them to serve on BPL’s volunteer team, where they help patrons use the Library’s many free technology resources.

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Upcoming Events

Bklyn Eagles Book Club | Braiding Sweetgrass

Tue, Jun 18 6:30pm
Brooklyn Heights Library, Cranberry Meeting Room

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Join your fellow Eagles at Brooklyn Heights Library to discuss our June pick, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

"Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer…

Bklyn Eagles Book Club | Sea of Tranquility

Thu, Aug 8 6:30pm
Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

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Join your fellow Eagles at Central Library to discuss our August pick, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel.

"The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island…

Bklyn Eagles Book Club | Jazz by Toni Morrison

Tue, Oct 15 6:30pm
Sunset Park, Meeting Room 1

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Join your fellow Eagles at the newly reopened Sunset Park Library to discuss our October pick-- a classic!-- Jazz by Toni Morrison.

"From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, a passionate, profound story of love and obsession that brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is…

Bklyn Eagles Book Club | Interior Chinatown

Wed, Dec 4 6:30pm
Central Library, Business & Career Center

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Join your fellow Eagles at Central Library's lovely Business & Career Center to discuss our December pick, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, "a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play."

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Leadership Committee

Provides strategic guidance and leadership for Eagles membership efforts, special events and communications.

Dan Evans, Co-Chair
Ron Nurwisah, Co-Chair

Emily Ashton
Jamie Fox
Sarah Grubb
Celeste Kauffman
Shanti Mathew
Joe Musso
Stefanie Nester
Athena Pappas
Divya Sashti

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