January 2010 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

December 2, 2009

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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 2010 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) December 1, 2009 –It’s a new year and a new you. Kick off 2010 at Brooklyn Public Library. We have free fun that the entire family will enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead to confirm.



FOR ADULTS

Romance Book Group
Come and discuss your favorite romance authors and books.
Tuesday, Jan 5, 6 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159


Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Jan 7 & 210441, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244


Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Jan 12, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesday, Jan 12, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Jan 13, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Tuesday, Jan 26, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707


Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Friday, Jan 15, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Tuesday, Jan 19, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Enjoy a great movie and popcorn as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Art Exhibitions & Opening Reception
Opening of Quartet, featuring work by Zinovy Genkin, Regina Averbukh, Leonid Pama and Leonid Yakovlev.
Saturday, Jan 23, 2PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 1:30 PM
Registration required
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Jan 27, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshops
Trace your family tree with help from the newly chartered African-Atlantic Genealogical Society (AAGS).
Saturday, Jan 30, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Spanish Conversation Group
Come practice your Spanish! All levels are welcome.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707


Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 3 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Thursday, Jan 21, 4 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Chess Workshop
Learn to play chess with a professional.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Computer Basics Class (In Spanish)
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 10 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085


Films

(Some of) the World’s Best Movies: Guantanamera
In this Cuban romantic comedy, Gina and her husband, the head of a committee on burials, must travel across Cuba to bury Gina’s aunt.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

(Some of) the World's Best Movies: Aguirre, the Wrath of God
German director Werner Herzog’s maniacal muse, Klaus Kinski, plays a conquistador who inspires, brutalizes and misleads his men into an insane quest for power and wealth.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie: Revolutionary Road
Frank and April Wheeler are a young couple living in suburban Connecticut in 1955. On the outside their lives appear to be perfect, but they really aren't happy. They decide to break away from the ordinary and move to Paris, but can they do it without breaking their marriage apart?
Thursday, Jan 28, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursday, Jan 28, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086



Music, Dance & More



The Art of Nonfiction: Joe Sacco
Sacco, a cartoonist-reporter, discusses Footnotes in Gaza, his sweeping investigation of a forgotten crime in a town at the tip of the Gaza Strip.
Thursday, Jan 21, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


MoMA: Mexican Modernism
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) lecturer Diana Bush discusses the colors, imagery, and social and political commentary of art created during and following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1917. Attendees have the opportunity to receive a family pass to MoMA for up to five people.
Saturday, Jan 23, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Akiko Kobayashi
Violinist Kobayashi performs works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Ysaÿe.
Sunday, Jan 24, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Women in Comics
Comics artist Jessica Abel showcases fellow Brooklyn comics talent.
Thursday, Jan 28, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

MoMA: Contemporary Mexican Artist Gabriel Orozco
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) lecturer Angela Garcia presents the varied career of Orozco, which includes exquisite drawings made on airplane boarding passes and sculptures made from recovered trash. Attendees have the opportunity to receive a family pass to MoMA for up to five people.
Saturday, Jan 30, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Russian Classical Guitar Night
Award-winning guitar virtuosi Yuri Liberzon, Alexander Milovanov and Piotr Pakhomkin play solo programs of standard classical guitar repertoire such as Bach, Paganini, Barrios, Chopin and Villa-Lobos. They also pay homage to legendary Russian guitar composers Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoy, Konstantin Vassiliev and others.
Sunday, Jan 31, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Readings & Discussions

Russian Literary Series: Vadim Yarmolinets
Yarmolinets’s latest novel, Lead Zeppelin, was short-listed this year for the prestigious Big Book Award. This event is in Russian.
Saturday, Jan 9, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talk with Your Mouth Full: Finding Your “Food Voice”
Annie Hauck-Lawson, editor of Gastropolis: Food & New York City, leads a panel on the ways in which food conveys meaning and aspects of New York Cultural identities.
Sunday, Jan 24, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Great American Gastronauts
Jonathan Deutsch leads a panel discussion on the history and culture of food in New York City.
Sunday, Jan 31, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100



Exhibitions



All exhibitions run November 14 through February 21 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.



Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street
Grand Lobby
Original Sesame Street book art from Sesame Workshop’s publishing archives, featuring a range of illustrators’ works in a variety of styles from the 1970s to the present.

Foyer Cases
The story of Sesame Street, from its inception to its future, told through photographs, scripts, original sheet music, celluloid animation, props, Muppets and other memorabilia from the show’s 40-year history.

Youth Wing
A variety of Sesame Street stories, illustrated with photographs, show props and Muppet materials. Also, the international reach of Sesame Street is highlighted through photographs and books from around the world.

Transplanted Ornament
by Jean Shin and Brian Ripel
A site-specific collaborative installation by this artist and architect couple made of wrought iron metal "transplanted" from nearby neighborhood brownstones.
Staircase between the Second and Third Floor



FOR KIDS



Arts and Crafts
Monday, Jan 11, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Jan 21, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 4 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Ah! Real Magic
Gary Ferrar guides audiences through the world of magic, performing everything from large illusions to close-up magic.
Saturday, Jan 23, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Winter Wonderland Concert
Songwriters/musicians Presley and Melody provide nonstop dancing and upbeat children's music.
Saturday, Jan 30, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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
Mondays, 10 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Puzzle Time
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Babies and Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Wednesdays, 1 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

RIF
Earn free books by reading! For ages birth to 18. See your librarian for details.
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Fridays, 2 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Fridays, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 3:45 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Chess Workshop
Learn to play chess with a professional.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Fun Fridays
Hang out and enjoy books, games, music and arts and crafts.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203


FOR TEENS

Karaoke
Thursdays, Jan 7 & 21, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

DIY Teens
Do-it-yourself crafts for forward-thinking teens!
Friday, Jan 8, 3 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Fridays, Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:45 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Fridays, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Mondays, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Jan 27, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Thursdays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Computers for Teens
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Manga Mania
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347


Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Saturdays, 1 PM
Registration required
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

RIF
Earn free books by reading! For ages birth to 18. See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815



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