CHILDREN OF ALL AGES INVITED TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

March 23, 2006

In honor of National Library Week, which runs from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 2006, Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) many locations throughout the borough will offer a great variety of animated storytelling performances for children 12-years-old and younger.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

All of BPL’s National Library Week children’s programs are free and open to the public.

For information on the National Library Week festivities scheduled at Brooklyn Public Library, please refer to the schedule below, or call 718.369.9385, x151 or visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org .

National Library Week Children’s Programs at BPL

Akwesi Munir Asante
Monday, April 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9613 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Tuesday, April 4, 4 PM - 5 PM
Pacific Library, 26 4th Avenue, 718.638.1531
Wednesday, April 5, 4 PM- 5 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Take a journey through African culture in this lively program of folktales, music and dance.

Bobby Gonzalez Presents The Skunk Who Fell in Love with the Moon and Other Native American Stories
Monday, April 3, 4 - 5 PM
Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue, 718.832.1853
During this interactive program, Gonzalez brings The Boy Who Lived with the Bears, The Story of the Baby Rattlesnake, and other American Indian tales to life with hand puppets and audience participation.

Story Telling with Tammy Hall
Kids: 6 - 12
Tuesday, April 4, 11 AM - 12 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Tuesday, April 4, 4 PM - 5 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 582 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Wednesday, April 5, 4 PM - 5 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Thursday, April 6 10 AM - 11 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Friday, April 7, 1 PM – 2 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813
Tuesda, April 11, 4 - 5 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.6547
Tammy Hall believe that storytelling is an artistic, expressive way of bringing people together and guiding them on a journey of the world’s cultures and landscapes through imagination. Fall under the spell of Tammy Hall’s mesmerizing storytelling performance.

Paul Dubois Jacobs
Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224
Tuesday, April 4, 1 PM - 2 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Wednesday, April 5, 1- 2 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378
Enjoy this special afternoon of reading with the authors of children’s book favorite My Subway Ride. Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband and wife team specializing in children’s books.

Joyce Weiss
Monday, April 3, 4 PM - 5 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Wednesday, April 5, 4 - 5 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Join Joyce Weiss as she uses masks, movement, sound and imagination to weave tales that stimulate, energize and inspire.

George Crespo
Tuesday, April 4, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Discover the myth and legends of Latin America with storyteller and puppeteer George Crespo.

Barbara Aliprantis
Wednesday, April 5, 4 PM - 5 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967
Thursday, April 6, 4 PM - 5 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Friday, April 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ryder Library, 5902 23rd Avenue, 718.331.2962
Join storyteller Barbara Aliprantis as she spins stories and world folktales using voice, sign language, music and props.

Bobaloo Basey
Monday, April 3, 11 AM - 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursday, April 6, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Friday, April 7, 4 PM - 5 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 St. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Bobaloo will delight you with stories and songs from around the world with his flute and guitar. He'll inspire your imagination and take you to a new world right at your own library.

Alan Siege
Tuesday, April 4, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Wednesday, April 5, 4 PM - 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571
Thursday, April 6, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Thursday, April 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Alan Siege will introduce his listeners to characters from across the seven seas and many points in between with stories that are funny, thought-provoking and maybe even a little bit scary.

3bean Children's Theatre Group
Monday, April 3, 4 PM - 5 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
This African-American folktale High John the Conqueror will take you to a world of a world of magic, fantasy and danger.

Storytelling Fun with Bobo the Hobo
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Monday, April 3, 4 - 5 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton 1st Road, 718.946.2917
Thursday, April 6, 4 - 5 PM
Magic, stories, puppets and more....

Stories From Around the World
Monday, April 3, 3 PM – 4 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Wednesday, April 5, 4 PM - 5 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Actress Getchie Argetsinger invites you to a storytheatre performance filled with action, humor and audience participation.

LuAnn Adams
Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Join award-winning storyteller LuAnn Adams as she shares stories and folktales with puppets, music and lots of audience participation!

Flute Sweets & Tickle Toons Present Rapunzel
April 3, 3:30 PM -4:30
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West,718.623.7100
Tuesday, April 4, 4 PM - 5 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Thursday, April 6, 4 PM - 5 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
In this original and hilarius adaptation of Rapunzel, children are introduced to classical music.

Louie from Jerry Joy
Friday, April 7, 10 AM - 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Spark your imagination as you sing dance, act and "shout" into the microphone with Louie from Jerry Joy Music.

Support for this National Library Week was generously provided by the New York City Council's Cultural After-School Adventure (CASA) initiative.

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