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October 2010 Events Announced For at Brooklyn Public Library

September 3
1:40 2010
October 2010 Events Announced For at Brooklyn Public Library

Fall is in the air. As we bid summer adieu, Brooklyn Public Library is ushering in cooler temps with tons of programs, events and activities. Enjoy events for all ages from book discussions to bookmaking programs. As always, all events are free and open to the public; because times are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead or checking the website when planning your next visit.

Featured Event
Drawn in Brooklyn Family Day: Illustrators' Festival
All ages can enjoy this fair that features readings, workshops, book signings and music.
Come meet some of your favorite children's book illustrators, including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Brian Floca, Melanie Hope Greenberg, Brett Helquist, Boris Kulikov, Aileen Leijten, John Bemelmans Marciano, John Nickle, Sean Qualls, John Rocco, Sergio Ruzzier and many more.

Saturday, Oct 16, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Plaza (rain location: Dweck Center) 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Adults
Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Monday, Oct 4, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Oct 5, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Tuesday, Oct 5, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Oct 6, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Oct 13, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesday, Oct 19, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue 718.241.3973
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Movie: The Roy Rogers Show
Enjoy this free film screening.
Monday, Oct 4, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Computer & Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Oct 5, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Live Concert: Regina Opera Presents
Join us for a performance of live music.
Tuesday, Oct 5, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Book Discussion
Call for this session's title.
Tuesday, Oct 5, 6 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesday, Oct 27, 6:30 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Monday, Oct 18, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Online Databases for Readers
Learn how to find great new reads on the library's literary databases.
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Foundation Center Database Workshop
Learn how to search for grants and awards in the Foundation Center's online databases.
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Growing Dollars & Sense: Safeguarding Your Investments
From identity theft to unfair practices, learn how to avoid predators and protect yourself from fraud. Wednesday, Oct 6, 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursday, Oct 21, 6 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037
Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Thursday, Oct 7, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Oct 7, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Thursday, Oct 7, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Monday, Oct 18, 3 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Oct 8 & 22, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 12, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesday, Oct 27, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 12, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 12, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesday, Oct 26, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Movie: Fonteyn and Nureyev: A Perfect Partnership
Enjoy this free film screening.
Monday, Oct 18, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 19, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Italian Heritage & Culture Month: "A Tribute to Dr. Maria Montessori"
Celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture Month, and hear Elisa Infosino discuss the life and legacy of this groundbreaking Italian female doctor, and internationally renowned educator and inventor of the Montessori method.
Thursday, Oct 21, 2 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 & 6 PM
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Scrabble
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Tuesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967
Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Thursdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Blue Stocking Club Book Discussion
Call for this session's title.
Fridays, 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Literature, Music and Arts

Russian Literary Series: Grigory Oster
Oster is a children's writer and poet who has been celebrated for his role in the development of post-totalitarian children's literature. His work includes the Harmful Advice poetry series and Fairy Tale in Minor Detail. This event is in Russian.
Saturday, Oct 2, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd in Grandma's Boy
In this slapstick comedy, Lloyd plays a cowardly man who gains confidence from a magical family talisman. It is followed by Lloyd's short comedy From Hand to Mouth. This event is hosted and curated by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Oct 3, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Classical Interludes: Kelet Duo
Hungarian violinist Katalin Viszmeg and Taiwanese pianist Pi-Hsun Shih fuse classical and ethnic eastern European music by performing works by Dvo?ák, Bartók, Miklós Rózsa and Bed?ich Smetana.
Sunday, Oct 3, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Billy Elliot
This British film follows 11-year-old Billy as he comes of age and overcomes his family's disapproval to shine as a ballet dancer.
Tuesday, Oct 5, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Sonos
This a cappella sextet delivers stunning harmonies with unique renditions of music by Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Björk, Imogen Heap and the Jackson Five.
Thursday, Oct 7, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Immigrants "R" Us: The Browning of America
Is a colored America still a land of opportunity with the current climate of fear toward immigrants?
Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College and author of Growing Up Latino and Spanglish, discusses the changing America.
Saturday, Oct 9, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Forbidden Games
This French film depicts the horrors of World War II through the eyes of two children.
Tuesday, Oct 12, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Russian Film Series: Na Igre (Game)
This film narrates the story of young computer gamers who unexpectedly gain powers they are not prepared to have. This film was released in two parts, both of which will be shown.

This event is in Russian.
Wednesday, Oct 13, 6:30 PM

Gotham: Nicole Krauss
Krauss reads from her new novel Great House, a haunting story that centers on a stolen desk. WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosts.
Saturday, Oct 16, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

The Ayatollah's Democracy
Hooman Majd, the grandson of an esteemed ayatollah, discusses how a group of influential ayatollahs believe in the Iranian Republic's future as an Islamic democracy, despite the violence of the disputed 2009 elections in Iran.
Sunday, Oct 17, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Classical Interludes: Di.vi.sion Piano Trio
Violinist Kurt Briggs, cellist Matt Goeke and pianist Renée Cometa Briggs perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Fauré, Albert Roussel and Hilary Tann.
Sunday, Oct 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

No Kidding: International Films about Children: The 400 Blows
This is one of the defining films of the French New Wave about an innocent but mischievous boy whose poor skills as a prankster lead to his punishment at the hands of adults who see him as a budding criminal. Tuesday, Oct 19, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Grant Wood: A Life
R. Tripp Evans discusses his biography of Wood, the painter of American Gothic, and sheds light on the hidden sources of this artist's powerful imagery.

Thursday, Oct 21, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Great Books: The Work of James Baldwin
Colin Channer, author (Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul) and founder of the annual Calabash International Literary Festival, discusses Baldwin's first novel Go Tell It on the Mountain.

Saturday, Oct 23, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Jed Abrahamian: The Green Movement in Iran
Abrahamian, professor of history at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, analyzes this reform movement, the issues at stake and how these internal issues affect Iran's external policies.
Sunday, Oct 24, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211


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