Celebrating Jewish Heritage Month... BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS JEWISH CULTURE SERIES

April 29, 2005

Celebrating Jewish Heritage Month…
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS JEWISH CULTURE SERIES


Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrates the Jewish experience with a series of compelling cultural programs throughout Jewish Heritage Month. Lectures, author talks and an evening of poetry focus on the Jewish experience and its influence on contemporary society in New York City and beyond. These events are free and open to the public. For information on Jewish Heritage Month programs, as well as other Library programs and exhibitions, visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call (718) 230-2100.

Sunday, May 8, 2005
2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza


Tales of "Outwitting History"
Aaron Lansky, author of Outwitting History: How One Man Rescued A Million Books and Saved A Civilization, shares inspiring and hilarious tales of of his experiences traveling across the country to rescue Yiddish books from attics, basements and Dumpsters, keeping this integral part of Jewish history alive.

Sunday, May 8, 2005
4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza


Shadows: I.B. Singer and the Holocaust
Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English
at CUNY's Graduate Center, presents a fascinating
lecture on the response of prolific Yiddish novelist
I.B. Singer to the Holocaust. He explores
the theory that Singer experienced guilt over his own
escape of the Holocaust.

Thursday, May 12, 2005
7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza


The Good, The Bad, and Me
Movie icon and Tony Award winner Eli Wallach shares his memoir, retracing his extraordinary career in the footlights and on camera, from his beginnings in Brooklyn to his days as one of the first members of the famed Actors Studio.

Thursday, May 19, 2005
7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza


Jewish American Literature: A Guide To Reading Interests
Author Rosalind Reisner discusses Jewish American
literature and the influence that Jewish immigrants had
on America as they recreated themselves in the
American image.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005
7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza


The Voices of Genesis: Family Feuds and Tortured Love
Poets Lois Adams, Patricia Markert and Brooklyn natives
Barbara Elovic and Constance Norgren present persona
poems from their book To Genesis: Poems. Voices include
both familiar and lesser known Genesis characters
ranging from Eve, Cain, Esau, Joseph, Isaac and Rachel
to Tamar, as they vie for their places in Jewish history in these classic stories.

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