AUGUST 2006 PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

July 28, 2006

The following programs are free and open to the public.

ADULT SUMMER READING AUTHOR TALKS
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)’s Adult Summer Reading Program encourages adults to stay connected to the library throughout the entire year. Discover engaging author talks geared especially for adult readers!

George D. Shuman: 18 Seconds
Monday, August 7, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
George D. Shuman, a veteran of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, shares his high-concept thriller about a blind psychic who aids detectives with her telepathic abilities that enable her to see the last 18 seconds of a deceased person's life.

Reed Farrel Coleman: Hardboiled Brooklyn
Tuesday, August 8, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Editor Coleman reads from a bloodcurdling collection of stories set in Brooklyn, written by some of today's hottest crime fiction writers.

Kevin Baker: Strivers Row
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Baker envisions Harlem in 1943 and the early days of the man who became Malcolm X.

Rich Cohen: Sweet and Low: A Family Story
Monday, August 14, 6:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Richard Cohen – a writer for Rolling Stone and The New Yorker, and also the disinherited grandson of the artificial sweetener Sweet 'n Low inventor – offers a fascinating snapshot of an immigrant experience in Brooklyn, and reflects on the woes of riches, including interfamily squabbles, Mafia influence and FDA edicts.

Donna Hill: Getting Hers: A Tale of Revenge
Wednesday, August 16, 6 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Join Hill for an entertaining tale of three unlikely female accomplices who join forces to right the wrongs they've suffered in the past.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

BPL’s Kidsmobile Visits Brooklyn’s Parks
Please refer to the following schedule for times and locations.
Ages: birth - 12
Hop on BPL’s colorful Kidsmobile, a children's library on wheels that delivers books, storytellers, and arts and crafts activities to parks across the borough. For a complete Kidsmobile schedule, please call 718.253.4948.
Mondays, through August 28, 3 - 4 PM
Paerdegat Park (42nd Street and Farragut Avenue)

Tuesdays, through August 29, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Carroll Park (Smith and Carroll Streets)

Tuesdays, through August 29, 3 - 4 PM
Sunset Park (44th Street and Sixth Avenue)

Crocheting Workshop for Teens
Tuesdays, through August 29, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Ages: 13 to 17
Learn how to crochet or perfect your skill with others.

Babies & Books
Wednesdays, through August 23, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100 or 718.230.2119
Ages: birth - 18 months
Enjoy books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. For babies and their parents or caregivers.

Storycraft
Thursdays, through August 24, 2 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100 or 718.230.2119
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Listen to a story and create art projects based upon the characters and illustrations.

Creative Writing
Thursdays, through August 24, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Ages: 12 - 17
Write what’s on your mind through poetry, journals, stories and more.

Toddler Time
Fridays, through August 25, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100 or 718.230.2119
Ages: 18 - 36 months
Hear picture books read aloud, discover new fingerplays and play with other children. For toddlers and their parents or caregivers.

Teen Time
Friday, August 11 and Friday, August 25, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485 Ages: 13 - 17 A time and space for teens to hang out with books, games, music, friends and food.

Video Games
Thursdays, through August 31, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485 Ages: 13 - 17 Join your friends and meet new ones while playing your favorite games.

The Amazing Ken
Wednesday, August 16, 1:30 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 East 59th Street, 718.241.3994
Thursday, August 17, 3 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Wednesday, August 23, 3:30 PM
Ulmer Park Library, 2602 Bath Avenue, 718.265.3443
Watch as bubbles fly, handkerchiefs dance and chocolate chip cookies multiply.

Salsa for Children of All Ages
Thursday, August 17, 3 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Ages: 6 - 12
Enjoy traditional Latin American music and learn about the maraca and guiro instruments.

Franee the Clown
Thursday, August 24, 2 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Ages: 6 - 12
Franee the Clown draws belly laughs from children with gags and baffling tricks.

High John the Conqueror Performance by 3bean Children’s Theatre
Thursday, August 24, 2:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001
Ages: 6 - 12
Children will enjoy the 3bean Children’s Theatre’s adaptation of this popular African-American folktale about a young man who becomes the servant of a troll who lives on the edges of reality. Words, puppets and live music bring the performance to life.

Bubbles the Clown
Thursday, August 24, 3 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Ages: 6 - 12
The fantastic antics of Bubbles the Clown draw in the entire audience, making this a delightful experience for the whole family.

Irina, Queen of Magic
Thursday, August 24, 3 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Friday, August 25, 4 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 St. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Ages: 6 - 12
A dynamic and playful performer, Moscow Circus veteran Irina, The Queen of Magic, combines illusions, wit and audience participation to create a fast-paced show.

One World Music with Chris Merwin
Thursday, August 24, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Ages: 6 - 12
This Japanese musical show includes dance, movement and storytelling.

The Magic of Amore
Thursday, August 17, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Friday, August 18, 2 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Thursday, August 24, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Friday, August 25, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967
Ages: 6 – 12
Amore will amaze kids with his fun and fast-paced performance that combines illusions, comedy, music and audience participation.

Marco's Miracle Stand-Up Stage Show
Thursday, August 24, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.6547
Friday, August 25, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Monday, August 28, 3 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Ages: 6 - 12
Magician Marco Frezza delights kids with a highly interactive magic show, pulling them into the world of mysteries and funny gags.

Musical Storytelling with Daniel Stone
Friday, August 25, 1 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571
Ages: 6 - 12
Musical Storytelling with Daniel Stone A musical storytelling adventure with ethic legends, old fashioned fairytales and guitar sing-a-longs.

Bubbles the Clown
Friday, August 25, 1 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Monday, August 28, 2 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Ages: 6 - 12
The fantastic antics of Bubbles the Clown will keep you smiling. Performer Elaine Gil gets everyone involved, making this a delightful experience for the whole family.

Asante’s African Safari, Storytelling, Music and Dance
Friday, August 25, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721
Ages: 6 - 12
Join performance artist Asante for a unique blend of African and Caribbean storytelling, dance and percussion.

Louie from Jerry Joy Music
Monday, August 28, 2 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursday, August 31, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Ages: 6 - 12
Sing, dance and have a blast with Louie Miranda of Jerry Joy Music, one of the library's most popular young audience shows.

Comic Book Illustration with Mark Ziemann
Tuesday, August 29, 3 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Ages: 6 - 12
Want to learn how to draw for comic books? Then check out this workshop with Mark Ziemann, the creator of the comic strip Motorhead.

Clown Show with Otsie Keplotsie
Thursday, August 31, 1 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Ages: 6 - 12
Join Otsie Keplotsie for a fabulous show with juggling, balloons and plenty of laughs.


EXHIBITIONS

My Brooklyn Fifth Annual Photo and Essay Contest Exhibition
Through August 13, 2006
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Winning Photography and Essays reveal personal reflections about Brooklyn
BPL’s My Brooklyn exhibition features winning entries from a recent photography and essay contest that asked both Brooklynites and non-Brooklynites alike to share their personal stories about what makes Brooklyn special. The exhibition showcases over 20 winning photographs and essays selected from more than 200 entrants of all ages.

John Langdon: The Langdons in Dan Brown’s Novels: Words in Pop Fiction
Through August 13, 2006
Central Library, Balcony Cases, 2nd Floor, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Robert Langdon, the hero of this summer’s big movie, based on Dan Brown’s wildly popular novel, The Da Vinci Code, is a fictional character. John Langdon, for whom Robert Langdon was named, is entirely real. This exhibition will feature ambigrams — words that can be read from multiple vantage points — that John Langdon designed for Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons. These ambigrams are characterized by 180 degree rotational symmetry. Also on display are ambigrams that he created for the opening credits of The Da Vinci Code (which were not used in the film). These designs, known as totem ambigrams, are vertical in structure, have bilateral symmetry and present a new approach to the art form.

Corey Breneisen: Art as Play
Through August 13, 2006
Central Library, Balcony Cases, 2nd Floor, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Corey Breneisen transforms found objects into quirky sculptures, turning the function of everyday materials upside down.

Keith DuQuette: Cock-a-Doodle MOOOO! A Mixed-Up Menagerie & Other Books
Through October 1, 2006
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Children’s books’ illustrations by author and illustrator Keith DuQuette, as well as sketches and notes, document the journey from initial idea to finished work.

OTHER EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Blue Stocking Group
Friday, August 4, 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Seniors read and discuss great books.

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