August 2008 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

July 2, 2008


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Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY)July 1, 2008- The summer may be coming to an end but the excitement has only just begun at Brooklyn Public Library. We have tons of activities, programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public.

For Adults

Classes & Workshops

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Saturdays, Aug 2 & 16, 1 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Monday, Aug 4, 6:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Tuesday, Aug 5, 10:30 AM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348
Thursday, Aug 7, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Wednesday, Aug 6, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Tuesday, Aug 12, 1:30 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Wednesdays, Aug 13 & 27, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesdays, Aug 13 & 27, 6 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Mondays, 11 AM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Games
Enjoy a game of Scrabble, drink coffee or tea and have fun.
Mondays, Aug 4, 18 & 25, 5:45 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Aug 5, 5 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718,230,2100
Wednesdays, Aug 6, 13 & 20, 10:30 AM
Leonard Library

Savvy Cyclist Program
Join Bike New York for important information on cycling in the city.
Saturday, Aug 9, 1 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

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

Internet & Email Class in Chinese
Learn to search the internet and the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Aug 13, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Computer Basics Class in Russian
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Aug 13, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Aug 13, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Advanced Internet and Databases
Learn how to search online like a pro!
Thursday, Aug 14, 4 PM
Flatlands Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Monday, Aug 18, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348
Friday, Aug 22, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Monday, Aug 25, 1:30 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesdays, Aug 19 & 26, 10 AM
New Utrecht Library, 743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

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

Database Class
Learn to search Brooklyn Public Library's electronic resources. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Aug 20, 10 AM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Microsoft Word Class in Chinese
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Link Up: How to Find Business Information Online
Learn to access electronic business resources.
Thursday, Aug 21, 3 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Aug 21, 5 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Adult Summer Reading Program: Arts & Crafts for the Home
Learn how to make beautiful and simple home decorations with ribbons.
Saturday, Aug 23, 3 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Polish Language Class
Learn basic Polish. All levels welcome.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504




Exhibitions

All exhibitions run June 17 – August 30 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100. (Unless otherwise noted)


Carifesta: The Caribbean Festival of Arts
Enjoy this visual art exhibition that explores the history and unifying forces in Caribbean culture.
Saturday Jul 5 – Saturday Sep 6, during library hours
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

Along the Way
Book art and sculptural bases by Barbara Barnes Allen that are a link to what she has seen and felt around her.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Fairy Tales Retold
Images by Fay Ku inspired by the myths, ghost stories and fairy tales of various cultures.
Youth Wing

Journeys
Suitcases transformed into sculptural expressions by Chanika Svetvilas using found objects, text and mixed media to critique cultural consumerism.
Lobby Gallery

New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge
Photographic portraits featuring the world of waterfront trades by award-winning photographer Randy Duchaine.
Grand Lobby

Twilight on the Waterfront: Brooklyn’s Vanishing Industrial Heritage
Photographs by Nathan Kensinger documenting Brooklyn’s changing waterfront over the past five years.
Grand Lobby

Visual Poetry in Artists Books
Fragmented words become images and images become words in these photos, drawings and calligraphic marks in folded pages by Marilyn R. Rosenberg.
Second Floor Balcony Cases



Film Screenings

Chinese Movie: Xia Ri Ju Chang
Enjoy this free screening.
Wednesdays, Aug 6 & 20, 2:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001



Readings & Discussions

The Song of Names
Join a discussion of this novel by Norma Lebrecht.
Monday, Aug 11, 6 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Heart-Shaped Box
Discuss this novel by Joe Hill.
Monday, Aug 11, 6:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

The Uncommon Reader
Discuss this novella by Alan Bennett.
Tuesday, Aug 12, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Story Circle
Share memories of summer 2008. For older adults.
Tuesday, Aug 26, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Middlesex
Discuss this novel by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Wednesday, Aug 27, 6:15 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Philosophy Discussion Group Meeting
This session's topic is "Philosophy & the Political World."
Thursday, Aug 28, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Healthy Tai Chi
Learn healthy tai chi with Master Lin. Registration required.
Mondays, 10 AM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Intergenerational Gardening
Gardeners of all ages enjoy nature and dig in the dirt!
Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

For Kids

Babies & Books, RIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Babies can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.
Mondays, Aug 4 & 18, 10:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Wednesdays, Aug 6 & 20, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Fridays, 10:30 AM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Mondays, Aug 4 & 11, 1 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 1 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Fridays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Origami
Mondays, Aug 4 & 18, 4 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Drawing Fun
Learn to sketch and cartoon.
Wednesdays, Aug 6, 2 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Karaoke
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Book to a Movie
Come enjoy the film version of your favorite books as we discuss the differences
Tuesdays, Aug 6, 13 & 20, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library

Actors Studio
Learn the basics of acting.
Thursdays, Aug 7 & 21, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Puppet Theatre
Enjoy this free puppet show.
Tuesdays, Aug 12 & 26, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Preschool Story Time & RIF
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5. Preschoolers can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, Aug 13 & 27, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Mondays, 10:30 AM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Readers Theater
Act out your favorite stories.
Thursday, Aug 14, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

End of Summer Reading Party
Kids, teens, and their parents can come in and celebrate closing of the summer reading program with tons of family fun!
Friday, Aug 15, 3:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Friday, Aug 29, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Family Story Time & RIF
Enjoy stories and songs. Babies and toddlers can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.
Saturday, Aug 16, 11:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Magic of Amore
Amore delights audiences with his magic show, full of sidesplitting comedy and audience participation.
Friday, Aug 22, 2 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Manga Mania
Friday, Aug 22, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

End of Summer Reading Party
Monday, Aug 25, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories and Take a Book Series
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book! Ages 3-8.
Thursday, Aug 28, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Naptime Stories
Come to the library and listen to a soft lullaby story.
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Catch the Reading Bug: Children's Time
Enjoy a variety of fun summer activities!
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Book Discussion
Discuss books that are on the summer reading list this year.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Performing Arts for Kids
Enjoy theater games, karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution and more.
Fridays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

For Teens

Summer Art Institute
Participants learn the basics of drawing, painting, sculpting and cartooning, and showcase their work in an exhibition.
Mondays-Fridays, Aug 1-Aug 15, 3 PM
Flatbush Library, CLCC, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.2631

Creating Art Club
Learn how to create a portfolio to help you get into an art school. Pick up a ticket at the Juvenile Desk on the day of program.
Saturday, Aug 2, 1 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Mondays, Aug 4 & 11, 2:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Tuesdays, Aug 5 & 12, 1 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Friday, Aug 22, 3:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Tuesdays, Aug 5 & 12, 2:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Thursdays, Aug 7 & 14, 2:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Anime & Manga Club
Wednesdays, Aug 6 & 13, 2 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Changing Times
Make a timeline of the changing world.
Wednesday, Aug 6, 3 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Digitech Studio for Teens
Get tech savvy.
Wednesdays, Aug 6, 13 & 20, 3:30 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Teen & Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, Aug 7, 14 & 21, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Changing Technology
Learn more about MySpace and internet safety.
Thursday, Aug 7 & 21, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Wednesday, Aug 13, 3 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Craft
Design and make your own tote bag.
Thursday, Aug 7, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Friday, Aug 15, 3:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Change Your Lifestyle
Get tips and play games on grooming, dining and more.
Thursday, Aug 14, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Wednesday, Aug 27, 3 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

End of Summer Reading Party
Friday, Aug 29, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Mondays, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Thursdays, 3 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Guitar Workshop
Learn tips and techniques for playing the guitar.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursdays & Fridays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Fridays, 3 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Salsa Workshop
Learn the steps.
Fridays, 3 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Drawing and Painting with Sidney
Sidney, a local artist, teaches basic skills of drawing and painting with watercolors.
Fridays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

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