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

Sayrafiezadeh (When Skateboards Will Be Free) and Lopez (Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River) each received a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowship.

Thursday, May 12, 7 PM

 

Russian Literary Series: Aleksandr Ilichevsky

Ilichevsky is a winner of numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Big Book Award for his novel The Persian. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two tickets per person.

Saturday, May 14, 4 PM

 

David Shenk: The Genius in All of Us

Shenk discusses his book, which explains why everything you've been told about genetics, talent and intelligence is wrong.

Sunday, May 15, 1:30 PM

 

Classical Interludes: Clive Greensmith and Jean Schneider

Greensmith, a cellist with the Tokyo String Quartet, and Schneider, a pianist, perform works by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint-Saëns, Paul Tortelier and Francis Poulenc.

Sunday, May 15, 4 PM

 

No Kidding: International Films about Children: The Fallen Idol

In this UK film, the emotionally neglected son of a diplomat protects his beloved butler from detectives after the murder of the butler's wife.

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 PM

 

Russian Film Series: A Room and a Half

This film-a combination of animation, documentary and feature-reconstructs exiled poet Joseph Brodsky's mythological return to Russia. The film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 PM

 

The Transformation of Modern Carnival in Brooklyn

Learn the history of West Indian Carnival, from its origins in Trinidad to its migration to Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s to its establishment on Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway in the late 1960s, and compare it to the J'ouvert celebration on Empire Boulevard.

Thursday, May 19, 7 PM

 

Gotham: Writers in the City: Francine Prose

Prose reads from her new novel, My New American Life. WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosts.

Saturday, May 21, 4 PM

 

Russian Literary Series: Olga Slavnikova

Slavnikova is the author of Dragonfly the Size of a Dog, Alone in the Mirror and Immortal. She received the Russian Booker Prize for her novel 2017. Slavnikova also writes prolifically about contemporary literature and co-ordinates the Debut Independent Literary Prize for young authors writing in Russian.

Sunday, May 22, 1:30 PM

 

Russian Literary Series: Debute Award Winners

Four young Russian writers, Irina Bogatyreva, Polina Klyukina, Pavel Kostin and Andrei Kuzechkin, read from their award winning work. Bogatyreva's book is AutoSTOP; Klyukina's stories have appeared in Novy Mir. Kostin's novels are The Runner and Rooftop Anesthesia. Kuzechkin's latest book is Mendeleev Rock.
Sunday, May 22, 3:30 PM

 

 

Fantastic Fabulists: A Reading Group Led by Myla Goldberg

Join bestselling author Goldberg (Bee Season) to discuss José Saramago's Blindness. This group will be held in the Reverend Elsie Smith Room.

Tuesday, May 24, 3 PM



Babies and Toddlers Events
Story Play with FirstRIF
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Mondays, May 2 & 16, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Tuesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 11 AM

No session May 3
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, May 3 & 17, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Wednesdays, May 11 & 25, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Mondays, 10:30 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlands Avenue, 718.253.4409

 

Babies & Books with FirstRIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, ages birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.

Mondays, May 9 & 23, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, May 13 & 20, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Mondays, 1 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.455.3898

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM

No session May 4
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Toddler Time with FirstRIF
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, May 10 & 24, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Mondays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.455.3898

Tuesdays, 10:15 & 11 AM
Pick up a ticket at the Reference Desk.
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlands Avenue, 718.253.4409

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Mondays, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Fridays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Kids Events
Mother's Day Arts & Crafts
Tuesday, May 3, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Make a Personalized Mother's Day Frame

Friday, May 6, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Aladdin

Enjoy this performance of the classic tale.

Saturday, May 7, 1 PM

Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

 

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, May 11, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Friday, May 20, 2:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Thursday, May 26, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesdays, 3:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Wednesdays, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. For ages birth to 12.
Friday, May 20, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Chess
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Games
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

 

Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117



Teen Events
Summer Employment Information
Join us for this workshop to learn where to find volunteer, internships and paid opportunities.
Tuesday, May 3, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Brooklyn Open: Open Mic Series
This open mic event is for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Get there early to get on the list to share your work. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC.

Wednesday, May 4, 5 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, May 5, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Thursdays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

 

Mother's Day Arts & Crafts
Thursday, May 5, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

 

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Tuesday, May 10, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, May 26, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Washington Irving Library

Wednesdays, 3:45 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlands Avenue, 718.253.4409

Thursdays, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games. For teens and tweens.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM

Thursdays, 3:30 PM

No session May 18 & 26
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Chess
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

 

Games
Fridays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Tween & Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music. Ages 11 to 17.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

 



Exhibitions
All exhibitions run April 19, 2011 through June 25, 2011 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Botanica • by Christian Tuempling
Black-and-white photographs of a variety of plants from Brooklyn Botanic Garden show nature imagined in a world abstracted from reality.
Grand Lobby

Embracing the Beauty and Color of Nature • by Vince Vivona
Color photographs of Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden show the wonderful colors of nature within the borders of Brooklyn.
Grand Lobby

The Authors • by Bonnie Gloris
Mixed-media portraits of authors who have inspired this artist's life and art, including Angelou, Nabokov, Proust, Updike and others.
Foyer Cases

Reading Faces • by Jay Brady
Portraits drawn in Brooklyn with graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink and wash.
Foyer Cases

Jewish Family Life in Crown Heights and Elsewhere • by Esther Pam Zibell
Oil paintings offer a soulful, insider journey through Jewish family life, focusing on children's exploration of various customs and traditions with a mixture of imagination and humor.
Youth Wing

Memories & Daydreams • by Cecilia Whittaker-Doe
Monotypes and drawings inspired by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Degas and Charles Burchfield.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Memories of Home • by Carole Turbin
Works on paper, tonal drawings and lithographs of domestic interiors from this artist's Brooklyn home.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


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