Events / Workshops

Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Brian Purnell, Bowdoin College

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Explore the Brooklyn Collection’s original Civil Rights materials with expert historian Dr. Brian Purnell. Learn about the efforts of Brooklyn CORE, which included protests, community clean-ups, stall-ins, marches and a sit-in at the Brooklyn Board of Education. This workshop will provide teachers with the content knowledge and materials needed to help students explore Brooklyn’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. Teachers will have time to connect with CORE materials and will sample lessons designed by our education staff. Each teacher will take home an extensive packet of resources that can be used in the classroom. This full-day session will include free breakfast and lunch. Appy Here.


Local History: Bringing Brooklyn’s Past into the Classroom. Special Partnership with Green-Wood Cemetery

  • Thursday, June 5, 2014, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Practice using primary sources and non-fiction texts; learn techniques for using the Brooklyn Collection’s materials to fulfill Common Core standards in Social Studies and ELA; develop new methods for increasing student engagement with local history topics. The morning session will take place at Green-Wood Cemetery for a tour of the site (please be prepared to walk) and then we will take a historic trolley to the Brooklyn Public Library for the afternoon session. Lunch will be included and participants will receive a packet of resources to take home. Apply Here.


Brooklyn Connections is pleased to offer professional developments for educators throughout the year. To book a program specifically designed for your group please call 718-230-2706 or email us at connections@brooklynpubliclibrary.org