BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL OF FLATBUSH LIBRARY

November 29, 2005

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES COMMUNITY
TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL OF FLATBUSH LIBRARY

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrates Flatbush Library's centennial with a month-long celebration for all ages featuring free exhibitions, performances by local entertainers and more.


Brooklyn, NY, November 29, 2005 – To mark the centennial of Brooklyn Public Library's Flatbush Library, located at 22 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn, NY, BPL will host a series of free programs for all ages this December, beginning with a steel drum concert, arts and crafts for children and exhibitions that capture the neighborhood’s character and history on Thursday, December 1.

For more information on Flatbush Library’s Centennial Celebrations, please refer to the schedule below or visit ww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718.856.0813.

EXHIBITIONS

Flatbush Then and Flatbush Now
December 1 through December 31, 2005

This collection of various artists' works – essays, photographs and films – captures the past and present of the diverse and ever-changing Brooklyn neighborhood. By highlighting the shifting demographics, cultures and physical structures, this exhibit illustrates fascinating and "little-known facts" about Flatbush.

Life in Flatbush
December 1 through December 31, 2005
Artist Talk: Thursday, December 8, 6PM

Photographer Gregg Richards' multimedia installation explores the uniqueness of Flatbush and captures the essence of a neighborhood through its people and an assortment of intermingling cultures.

PROGRAMS

High John the Conqueror
Thursday, December 1, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Children of all ages will enjoy the 3bean Children's Theatre's adaptation of High John the Conqueror, a favorite African-American folktale that tells the story of a slave who always managed to outwit his masters. Words, puppetry and live music bring this performance to life. There will be an interactive art project based on the story after the show.

Fun and Fascinating Arts & Crafts
Thursday, December 1, 4:30 - 5:50 PM

Balloon sculpting, face painting and many more of arts and crafts for children to enjoy.

Steel Drum Concert with Ricardo Greenaway
Thursday, December 1, 6 - 8 PM

Steel drum virtuoso Ricardo Greenaway entertains with Caribbean beats and tropical tunes.

Movement for the Urban Village (MUV)
Thursday, December 8, 4 PM

The dynamic dance troupe, Movement for the Urban Village (MUV), showcases the many dances of the African Diaspora.

Seasoned Citizens Theatre Company
Friday, December 9, 1:30 PM

Seasoned Citizens Theatre Company performs a musical review of song, comedy and dance. This non-profit theater company is comprised of professional performers all over the age of 60.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 718.856.0813.

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