Brooklyn Public Library Announces Spring 2019 Season
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today unveiled its 2019 spring season of cultural programming. The season continues to redefine libraries as centers for ideas and exploration by connecting leading authors, scholars, and artists to Brooklyn and the greater New York Community. Combined with essential library services like English classes, tech workshops, and citizenship groups, BPL is dedicated to providing high-quality educational, economic, and artistic enrichment to the 2.6 million individuals who make Brooklyn home.
"This spring season, library patrons will have unparalleled access to the great thinkers and artists working in our community and around the world," said Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. "From Albert Woodfox, who spent four decades in solitary confinement on what it means to be human; to Michael Ondaatje, one of the most eloquent writers of our time, on the lasting impact of war; to Walt Whitman, whose work reminds us of Brooklyn's inclusive spirit and our potential for perpetual reinvention."
The spring season will include the second annual LitFilm, BPL's week-long international literary film festival, featuring 16 documentaries and films from the '60s to today, focusing on writers such as Lorraine Hansberry, Margaret Atwood, Pablo Neruda, and Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin; the 12th season of BPL's Classical Interludes series continues in February, providing free access to professional-caliber chamber music including Min Xiao Fen and members of the Alan Chan Orchestra, PUBLIQuartet, JP Jofre, Martin Katz and the Brooklyn Art Song Society, among others.
BPL will celebrate the 200th birthday and legacy of American author Walt Whitman during a weekendlong, borough-wide festival, Whitman at 200.
Brooklyn Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information on events and ticketing, please visit: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/bpl-presents
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