December 2010 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

November 29, 2010

Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) November 1, 2010 – As 2010 comes to a close, Brooklyn Public Library would like you to end the year on a good note. Take in one of the over 1000 free programs we offer year round. As always, all events are free and open to the public; because times are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead or checking the website when planning your next visit.

Featured Event
Join Brooklyn Public Library and CAMBA as we celebrate World AIDS DAY.
This full day program will include free testing and education followed by an evening program and ceremony, remembering those who died of the AIDS.
Red & White balloons will be released on the plaza at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec 1, All Day
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Adults
Computer Basics: Basic Typing & Mouse Exercises
Wednesday, Dec 1, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Computer Basics & Email Class
Get an introduction to computers and email.
Wednesday, Dec 1, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Thursday, Dec 2, 1 PM
Tuesday, Dec 28 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Friday, Dec 3, 11 AM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Monday, Dec 6, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fift Street, 718.686.9707

Growing Dollars and Sense: Banking and Investments
Learn about different banking and investment instruments, and how to select the institution and investments that match your needs.
Thursday, Dec 2, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, Dec 14, 6 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Dec 3 & 17, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Movie: Thief from Bermuda (in Russian)
Enjoy this free screening.
Saturday, Dec 4, 2:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Mondays, Dec 6, 13 & 20, 4 PM
Thursday, Dec 23, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 4 PM
No sessions Dec 21 & 28
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967
Fridays, 1 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225

Computer & Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Dec 7, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Dec 7, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Dec 23, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Tuesday, Dec 7, 6 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Wednesday, Dec 8, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100,

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Growing Dollars and Sense: Financial Workshop & Counseling
Interactive workshop on banking and investing followed by an opportunity to meet one-on-one for assistance with your finances. No reservations are necessary.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 5:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 9, 5:30 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Wednesday, Dec 15, 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 21, 5:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Movie: Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
Enjoy this free screening.
Saturday, Dec 13, 2:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Knitting & Crocheting Circle
Please be advised you must bring your own materials: a size-8 knitting needle or a crochet hook, as well as acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Monday, Dec 13, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792


Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Dec 14, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Finding Nutritional Information Online
Wednesday, Dec 15, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Dec 15, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

A Movement Grows in Brooklyn: The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
Brian Purnell will describe the activities and impact of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) in Brooklyn, where protesters and activists demanded jobs, improved schools, clean neighborhoods and citizenship rights. Refreshments will be served from 6:30 to 7 PM.
Wednesday, Dec 15, 7 PM
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie
Enjoy this free screening. Call for title.
Thursday, Dec 16, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn the fundamentals of computer and internet.
Saturday, Dec 18, 4 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Dec 20, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Prepare for the U.S. citizenship test in a small group setting.
Monday, Dec 20, 6:30 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100, Multilingual Center

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Dec 21, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 & 6 PM
Wednesdays, 3 PM
No sessions Dec 21, 22, 28 & 29
Central Library, Multilingual Center 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 6 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Movie Classics
Enjoy these free screenings.
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Mondays, 6 PM
No sessions Dec 20 & 27
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Arabic Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Arabic.
Mondays, 7 PM
No sessions Dec 20 & 27
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Scrabble
Enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble with other local word lovers.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fift Street, 718.686.9707

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
No session Dec 28
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.2134
Thursdays, 6 PM
No session Dec 30
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Chess
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Italian Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Italian.
Tuesdays, 6 PM
No sessions Dec 21 & 28
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Introduction to Computer Programs
Explore computer basics from Microsoft programs to email to Google Docs. Please call for the class subject.
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Fiber Arts Group
All skill levels meet weekly to develop individual knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint and embroidery projects.
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, Trustees’ Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
No sessions Dec 22 & 29
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 PM
No sessions Dec 22, 23, 29 & 30
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Chinese Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Mandarin Chinese.
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
No sessions Dec 23 & 30
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Thursdays, 7 PM
No sessions Dec 23 & 30
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Blue Stocking Book Discussion Club
Fridays, 12 PM
Call for session titles.
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Italian Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
Improve your Italian.
Fridays, 4:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Saturdays, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Multilingual Center,10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Tango Workshop
Learn to dance tango in a friendly setting.
Saturdays, 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Arts & Music
Dwecklectic: From Bessie to Billie: A Celebration of the Great Ladies of Song
Cilla Owens and the trio Monk for President perform classics by such notables as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter.
Thursday, Dec 2, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Russian Literary Series: Alexy Tsvetkov
Tsvetkov—a poet, writer and translator—reads from his recent work. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two tickets per person.
Saturday, Dec 4, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Harry Langdon in The Strong Man
In this slapstick comedy/romance, Langdon plays a man who emigrates to America and searches for his long-distance pen pal. Followed by the Felix the Cat cartoon Felix Dines and Pines. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Dec 5, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Asteria*
Soprano Sylvia Rhyne and tenor Eric Redlinger, on the lute, perform late medieval vocal and instrumental music with an emotional and narrative quality.
Sunday, Dec 5, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America
John Avlon, a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for The Daily Beast, examines the outbreak of extremism in the Obama era, from the bailout backlash that sparked the Tea Party protests to the onset of “Obama Derangement Syndrome.”
Tuesday, Dec 7, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Film Series: Love Me, Please!
This film is based on the writings and statements of Anastasia Baburova, a student that was gunned down in Moscow in 2009 with human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov. This film is in Russian with English subtitles.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

MoMA: Art in New York: From Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol and Beyond
Learn about the groundbreaking artistic innovations that have taken place in New York by such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and others. Fill out a survey after the lecture to receive a free family pass to the Museum of Modern Art.
Thursday, Dec 9, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Great Books: James Baldwin: An Exile's Vision
Author Colin Channer (Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul) discusses Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time.
Saturday, Dec 11, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Iran Today: Iran & U.S. Foreign Policy
Gary Sick, the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis of 1979 to 1981, discusses the challenges that Iran presents for U.S. foreign policy.
Sunday, Dec 12, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Dror Semmel*
Pianist Semmel performs Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana op. 16 and Franz Schubert's Sonata in A Major D. 959.
Sunday, Dec 12, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

MoMA: Artists Among Nations: Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Examine works of art from the early twentieth century to the present day that address evolving representations of national and cultural identity, as well as the relationship between historical artistic tradition and contemporary practice. Fill out a survey after the lecture to receive a free family pass to the Museum of Modern Art.
Thursday, Dec 16, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Gotham: Writers in the City: Rick Moody
Moody reads from his latest novel The Four Fingers of Death. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts.
Saturday, Dec 18, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players*
Adela Peña and Harumi Rhodes (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (violoncello) and Peter Weitzner (double bass) perform a program that includes Franz Schubert's String Quartet in A Minor and New York composer Eric Ewazen's String Quintet.
Sunday, Dec 19, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Babies & Toddlers’ Events
Babies & Books with FirstRIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, Dec 3 & 17, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fift Street, 718.686.9707
Mondays, Dec 6 & 20, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesdays, 4:15 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Wednesdays, 1:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Dec 7 & 21, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Story Play with FirstRIF
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, Dec 7 & 14, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Monday, Dec 13, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library
Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Fridays, 2 PM
No session Dec 17
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Preschoolers Have Fun!
Enjoy story time, movies and craftmaking activities. Ages 3 to 5.
Saturday, Dec 11, 11:30 AM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100, Youth Wing

Toddler Time with FirstRIF
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesday, Dec 14, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Fridays, 11 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365


Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531



Kids’ Events
Drawn in Brooklyn: Meet the Illustrator: Selina Alko
Alko reads and discusses her book My Subway Ride. Come early, as limited space is available.
Thursday, Dec 2, 10 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Friday, Dec 3, 3:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Friday, Dec 17, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Centering Circus
Enjoy juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking, comedic acts, balancing, unicycle riding, hula hoop acts and clowning.
Saturday, Dec 4, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Drawn in Brooklyn: Meet the Illustrator: Keith DuQuette
DuQuette reads and discusses his book Cock-a-Doodle Moooo! Come early, as limited space is available.
Tuesday, Dec 7, 10 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Drawn in Brooklyn: Meet the Illustrator: Brian Floca
Floca reads and discusses his book Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Sing. Come early, as limited space is available.
Thursday, Dec 9, 10 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Arts & Crafts
Friday, Dec 10, 4 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Friday, Dec 10, 4 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Friday, Dec 17, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531


Echoing Voices: A Musical History of America
Enjoy music and interactive activities based on the stories and history of immigrants coming to America from many different regions.
Saturday, Dec 11, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Drawn in Brooklyn: Meet the Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri
Salmieri reads and discusses his book Those Darn Squirrels! Come early, as limited space is available.
Thursday, Dec 16, 10 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Winter Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Dec 16, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time & Take-a-Book
Hear great stories and take home a free book! Ages 3 to 8.
Thursday, Dec 16, 7:30 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100, Youth Wing

Origami
Friday, Dec 17, 4 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

The Rainbow Fish
In this performance, Rainbow Fish has lovely coloring and shimmering scales, but can she learn to share her gifts with those around her?
Saturday, Dec 18, 10 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Holiday Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Dec 23, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Games
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531


After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531


Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM
No session Dec 2
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Club
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Tutoring by B.U.P.H.
Free tutoring services provided by Black United and Proud of Our Heritage. For ages 8 to 12, grades 1 to 6. Please register at the reference desk.
Saturdays, 2:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054



Teen Events
Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, Dec 1 & 22, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Thursday, Dec 9, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Karaoke & Dance Dance Revolution
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing these games. For tweens and teens.
Thursdays, Dec 2 & 16, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Anime & Manga
Enjoy fun activities and screenings of cool anime features.
Fridays, Dec 3 & 17, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesday, Dec 8, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatlbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Thursdays, 4 PM
No sessions Dec 23 & 30
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and other financial assistance for college.
Wednesday, Dec 15, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesdays, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Tuesdays, 4 PM
No sessions Dec 21 & 28
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100, Youth Wing

Wednesdays, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Tween & Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music. Ages 11 to 17.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806



Exhibitions
All exhibitions run September 21, 2010 – January 23, 2011 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

Drawn in Brooklyn • curated by John Bemelmans Marciano
Brooklyn Public Library presents a festival and exhibition of children's book art curated by John Bemelmans Marciano and featuring the work of over 30 illustrators who live and work in Brooklyn, from the most exciting newcomers in publishing to the legends of the business.

The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces of art from such books as Duck for President, the Curious Garden, Moonshot, and Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and includes such Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winners as Leo and Diane Dillon, Brian Selznick, Paul O. Zelinsky, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, and Brian Pinkney.

The original picture book art of 34 illustrators is featured in the Grand Lobby. In the Youth Wing, the artists reveal the process behind their work with sketches, models, tools and more.

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