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May 2011 Events Announced at Brooklyn Public Library

May 2011 Events Announced at Brooklyn Public Library

Get ready for an aMAYzing month. Come experience new sights and sounds at Brooklyn Public Library. BPL has programs and activities that the whole family is sure to love. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.

Featured Event
Love Your Library Day
Join us for Love Your Library Day, featuring a buck-a-book sale, music by BPL's own band, Lost in the Stacks, arts and crafts for kids, an author talk, and more. Plus, please make your voice heard by advocating to your elected officials via signing an online petition to help us avoid budget cuts.
https://bpl.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/speakup/
Saturday, May 14, 10 AM
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Adults

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Monday, May 2, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Wednesdays, May 4 & 18, 1 PM
Registration required

Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Tuesday, May 10, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Friday, May 20, 11 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Tuesdays, 12 PM

Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Tuesdays, 1 PM

Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Fridays, 10:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Book Discussion: Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him
Discuss this novel by Danielle Ganek.

Monday, May 2, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Knitting & Crocheting Circle
You must bring your own materials: a size 8 knitting needle or a crochet hook, as well as acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Mondays, May 2 & 9, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

 

Computer and Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, May 3, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Saturday, May 21, 4 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, May 3, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Wednesday, May 11, 1 PM

Registration required

Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Thursday, May 19, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, May 3, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Find Answers to Your Investment Questions
Learn how to look up current and historical stock prices, compare interest rates, find mutual fund ratings, and keep up-to-date with the markets.
Tuesday, May 3, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Computer Basics and Email Class
Get an introduction to computers and email.
Wednesday, May 4, 1 PM

Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, May 5, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Wednesday, May 18, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Philosophy Discussion Group
Fridays, May 6 & 20, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Wednesday, May 25, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

 

Family Photo Day

Come to a free portrait sitting for you and your family.
Saturday, May 7, 10 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

 

Computer Basics: Four-Part Series
Attend all four sessions of this basic introduction to computers.
Monday - Thursday, May 9 - 12, 1 PM

Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Movie: Diana in Her Own Words
Enjoy this free screening.

Monday, May 9, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Mondays, May 9, 16 & 23, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Thursday, May 12, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Tuesdays, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Book Discussion
Call for this session's title.
Monday, May 9, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Tuesday, May 24, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, May 10, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

 

Art Exhibit Opening
Tuesday, May 10, 6 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

 

You Can Do It, Too! Entrepreneur Series
Entrepreneurs share their success secrets. Hear from the top winners of the Library's 2010 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition on May 10 and Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter on May 17. Register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Tuesdays, May 10 & 17, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Book Discussion: Great House
Discuss this novel by Nicole Krauss.
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, May 11, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Fun

Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, May 11, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, May 12, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Foundation Center Database Searching
Learn how to search for grants and financial support in this database.
Wednesday, May 18, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talking Circle

Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, May 18, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursday, May 19, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

 

Intellectual Property: Make Your Ideas Your Own
Attorneys from the New York City Bar Association answer your questions and address the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents. Register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Thursday, May 19, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Movie: Great Streets: The Grand Canal and Giuseppe Verdi

Enjoy these free screenings.
Monday, May 23, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

 

Commemoration of the Tulsa Race Riots
Participate in a discussion and view two documentaries for the 90th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots.
Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

 

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, May 25, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and other financial assistance for college.
Wednesday, May 25, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

African American Genealogical Society
Discuss how to trace your family roots.
Saturday, May 28, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

US Citizenship Test Tutorial
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center

Movie Classics
Enjoy these free film screenings.
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

 

Scrabble
Enjoy a friendly game.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.455.3898

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.455.3898

Needlepoint
Learn how to create beautiful needlepoint designs.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

 

Chess
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Introduction to Computer Programs
Explore everything from Microsoft programs to email to Google Docs. Please call for each class subject.
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM

Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Knitting Circle

Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.2134

 

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.

Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 1 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursdays, 6 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Fridays, 12 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

 

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish!
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Book Discussion: Blue Stocking Club
Fridays, 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Art, Music and Culture:
All events in this section will be held at Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton: Our Hospitality

Keaton plays a man who claims a family inheritance, only to find that he has also inherited a feud with a rival family. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.

Sunday, May 1, 1:30 PM

 

Classical Interludes: Ikarus Chamber Players

The internationally acclaimed American, Canadian and British soloists and chamber musicians of this group are also members of Carnegie Hall's resident Ensemble ACJW.

Sunday, May 1, 4 PM

 

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Treeless Mountain

In this South Korean film, 6-year-old Jin and her younger sister are abandoned by their overwhelmed single mother and left with their alcoholic aunt.

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 PM

 

Dwecklectic: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Strom performs the music of Dave Tarras, the most influential klezmer musician of the twentieth century, and discusses his new book, Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer.

Thursday, May 5, 7 PM

 

Brooklyn in Retrospect

Brooklyn historians Brian Merlis, Lee A. Rosenzwieg, and Riccardo Gomes will lead an informative discussion on the neighborhoods of East New York, Cypress Hills, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Parkville. The presentation will be followed by a show-and-tell/Antiques Road Show-style session, where visitors are encouraged to bring their Brooklyn-related collectibles, photographs, and antique heirlooms for a hands-on evaluation, and appraisal.

Saturday, May 7, 4:00 PM

 

An Afternoon with Alexei Ratmansky

This choreographer and artist-in-residence at the American Ballet Theatre discusses his upcoming production of The Bright Stream.

Sunday, May 8, 1:30 PM

 

Music Off the Shelves: Where Music and Literature Meet

The Brooklyn Philharmonic performs music oriented to the fiction of Karen Russell, who will read excerpts from her new novel, Swamplandia!.

Sunday, May 8, 4 PM

 

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Germany Year Zero

Shot in postwar Berlin, this grim film depicts a 12-year-old who tries to support his family as a petty thief in the black market.

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

 

NYFA Artist Talk: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh and Robert Lopez

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