January 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

December 4, 2008

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) December 2, 2008- The holidays may be over but the fun has just begun at Brooklyn Public Library’s. BPL has great new programs for the brand new year. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


FOR ADULTS

Classes & Workshops

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Mondays, Jan 5 & 26, 10 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Tuesday, Jan 6, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Jan 7, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Wednesday, Jan 7, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, Jan 14 & 28, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library,560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursday, Jan 15, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Computer Basics Class in Chinese
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Jan 7, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring your laptop to the library and get the answers to basic questions.
Wednesdays, Jan 7, 14 & 21, 2 PM
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursday, Jan 8, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Resume & Interview Workshop
Learn the basics of writing a resume and brush up on your interviewing skills.
Monday, Jan 12, 11:30 AM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Jan 13, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Tuesday, Jan 20, 11:30 AM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Monday, Jan 26, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th street, 718.256.2117

Internet & Email Class in Chinese
Learn to search the internet and the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 1:15 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Wednesday, Jan 21, 11 AM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Poetry Club
Meet editors and writers from the bilingual magazine Slovo/Word.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 6 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Friday, Jan 16, 9 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Talking Circle
Share your life experiences with others.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

STEP Career & Job Development Workshop
Information for job seekers.
Tuesday, Jan 27, 1:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898



Exhibitions

All exhibitions run November 4 – January 10 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Art of Politics by Randy Jones
A series of editorial art from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, as well as illustrations from The Inner Circle Program, a charity show presented by journalists who cover New York City Hall.
Grand Lobby

Got a Light? from the collection of Joe DeGennaro
A collection of matches and match memorabilia dating from the turn of the century right up to the present.
Foyer Gallery Cases

All in the Family by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
A retrospective of the award-winning children’s books by this husband and wife team, which has delighted young readers worldwide with their stories and illustrations.
Youth Wing

A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
Nonfiction graphic art that follows the experiences of six real-life people from New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Clip-Art Comics by David Rees
A collection of comics by this cartoonist who created Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Film Screenings

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Enjoy this free screening.
Saturday, Jan 24, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431


Russian Film Series: In the Name of Love and Life
Directed by Aron Kanevsky, this documentary of a love story is set against the backdrop of the Siege of Leningrad and World War II. The film is presented by Vladimir Kanevsky, the late director’s son. This event is in Russian.
Wednesday, Jan 28, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Music, Dance & More

Songs & Skits
The Seasoned Citizens Theatre Co. presents High Hopes.
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Baroque
Cellist David Bakamjian, harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky and flutist Andrew Bolotowsky perform the music of Bach and his contemporaries.
Sunday, Jan 25, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Nicole Henry
Visit www.smarttix.com to purchase tickets.
Vocalist Henry has gained international acclaim as one of the most impressive live performers to personalize the Great American Songbook.
Thursday, Jan 29, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Readings & Discussions

The Namesake
Discuss this novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Wednesday, Jan 7, 2 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815


Amanda Hesser: Eat, Memory
New York Times Magazine food editor Hesser and authors John Burnham Schwartz and Patricia Marx read from their essays in Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table.
Saturday, Jan 24, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Vladimir Voinovich
Voinovich wrote the novel Monumental Propaganda, an acidic critique of post-Communist Russia. His novels, prohibited by the Soviet authorities, are cult classics in Russia. This event is in Russian. Please pick up a free ticket at the Eastern Parkway entrance to the Dweck Center on the day of the program.
Sunday, Jan 25, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Philosophy Discussion Group
Join the discussion about Eckhart Tolle’s The New Earth.
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Cuban Revolution and Race: Our Most Difficult Problem
Alejandro de la Fuente, author of A Nation for All: Race, Inequality and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba, discusses the impact and the legacies of the Cuban revolution on race relations. What lessons can be learned from the Cuban approach to racism?
Saturday, Jan 31, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Jan 2, 16 & 30, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

FOR KIDS


Family Story Time
Saturday, Jan 3, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Family Movie Night
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Tuesdays, Jan 6 & 20, 5:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Dance Dance Revolution & Double Dutch
Dance, jump rope, eat snacks and make lanyards!
Mondays, Jan 12 & 26, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursday, Jan 15, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Arts & Crafts
Fridays, Jan 16 & 30, 4 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursday, Jan 22, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Reading is Cool: The Magic of Books
Using all different types of books from your library, this assembly encourages students to visit the library to explore their interests and fulfill their potential.
Saturday, Jan 24, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion
Call for title.
Saturday, Jan 24, 1:30 PM
Registration required
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Monday, Jan 26, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Thursday, Jan 29, 4 PM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
A “janitor” uses the tools of his trade such as sponges, mops and garbage cans to put on a puppet show of two of the Grimms' fairy tales, The Spirit in the Bottle and The Frog Prince.
Saturday, Jan 31, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Babies & Books with First RIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, Jan 14 & 28, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Wednesdays, 11:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

FOR TEENS

Anime Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Monday, Jan 5, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Manga Mania
Draw manga and submit your work for display.
Thursday, Jan 8, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Music Appreciation
Listen to and learn about different kinds of music with friends.
Friday, Jan 9, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Resume Workshop
Learn the basics of writing a resume and brush up on your interviewing skills.
Monday, Jan 12, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Anime & Manga Club
Read, watch and discuss your favorite anime, manga and graphic novels.
Tuesday, Jan 13, 4 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571
Thursday, Jan 15, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Tuesday, Jan 27, 4 PM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Tuesday, Jan 27, 4 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571

Young Dreamers
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with youth performances.
Saturday, Jan 17, 1 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Anime Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Monday, Jan 26, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Kings Bay Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Teen Tea Party
Chase away the winter blues with a cozy tea party.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225

Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.
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