July 2005 Programs and Exhibitions At Brooklyn Public Library

June 24, 2005

July 2005 ProgrAMs and Exhibitions At
Brooklyn Public Library

All programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 718.230.2100 or visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org


SPECIAL EVENTS

Groundbreaking Ceremony
July 8, 10am

Join local elected officials, community leaders and our own Executive Director, Ginnie Cooper, for a historical moment during which Brooklyn Public Library will begin construction on its Plaza and Auditorium at Central Library.
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

How to Start a Small Business and Obtain a Business Loan
July 12, 6pm

Owning your own business may be within your reach. If you dream of starting a small business, attend this informal seminar to find out how to get the information and financing you need. Bring your questions and take the first step toward getting your ideas off the ground.
Rugby Library, Utica Ave. near Tilden Ave., 718.566.0054

AUTHOR TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

Author Talk by Gammy L. Singer, author of A Landlord's Tale
July 13, 6:30pm

Gammy L. Singer is an award-winning actress who performs on Broadway, on television and in films. Her first book, A Landlord's Tale, was published by Dafina Books.
DeKalb Library, Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave., 718.455.3898

Author Talk by Graham Greene, author of Heart of the Matter
July 13, 7pm

Originally published in 1948 and widely acclaimed a modern classic, The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue and evil in a West African Coastal town.
Central Library, 3rd Floor Trustees Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk by Andy Mele, editor of A Brooklyn Dodgers Reader

This book is a collection of 65 writings about the Dodgers, arranged chronologically to give the readers a sense of the team's long history. Included are news reports, articles and excerpts from both fiction and nonfiction works, written by some of the best baseball writers of the past 60 years.

July 16, 2pm
Brooklyn Heights Library, Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., 718.623.7100

July 18, 6:30pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

July 29, 3pm
New Utrecht Library, 86th St. at Bay 17th St., 718.236.4086

July 30, 1pm
Gerritsen Beach Library, Gerritsen Ave. at Bartlett Pl., 718.368.1435

Author Talk by Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us
July 28, 2pm

Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war and a poignant mother-daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.
Kings Bay Library, Nostrand Ave. near Ave. W, 718.368.1709

ESOL CLASSES


Brooklyn Public Library's ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes provide free lessons in English, taught by certified and experienced teachers for Americans and others whose first language is not English. The Library also offers ESOL conversation groups led by specially trained volunteers. ESOL classes and ESOL conversation groups are held at Central Library and at several neighborhood libraries throughout the borough.

Students of DeKalb Class, Williamsburgh Class, Greenpoint Class
July 9, 11am-2pm
Williamsburgh Library, Division Ave. at Marcy Ave., 718.302.3485

Students of Midwood Class, Borough Park Class, Flatbush Class
July 11, 4-7pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

Students of McKinley Class, Ulmer Park Class, Ryder Class
July 11, 4-7pm
Ulmer Park Library, Bath Ave. At 26th Ave., 718.265.3443

Students of Park Slope Class, Central Library Class, Sunset Park Class
July 12, 4-7pm
Park Slope Library, 6th Ave. near 9th St., 718.832.1853

Students of Brighton Beach Class, Kings Bay Class
July 12, 4-7pm
Brighton Beach Library, Brighton First Rd. near Brighton Beach Ave., 718.946.2917

PRE-GED ESSAY WRITING CLASS


All learners in this program are English speaking, older than 17 years of age and reading below a pre-GED level. The program is geared toward students in need of a part-time, flexible program. The average period of instruction per week is four hours. Each summer session is six weeks. Registration is required.

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:15am-1:15pm
Bay Ridge Library, Ridge Blvd. at 73rd St., 718.748.5709

July 11, 18, 25 & July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:15am & 1:15pm
Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

July 11, 18, 25 & July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:15am-1:15pm
Flatbush Library, Linden Blvd. near Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813

July 11, 18, 25 & July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:15am-1:15pm
Pacific Library, 4th Ave. at Pacific St., 718.638.1531

SUMMER READING CALENDAR 2005


As part of a citywide Summer Reading effort, BPL is providing all kinds of books, events, programs and fun for babies and toddlers, school-age children, children with special needs, teens and even adults. Kids, teens and adults can find suggested reading lists as well as special programs and incentives at their neighborhood library, designed to keep everyone interested and excited about reading all summer long.

Power 105.1 FM Party

The Power 105.1 Street Team will spin hip hop and R&B tunes on the street, offer free give-aways, and encourage kids and teens to sign up for summer reading at two BPL Locations:

Tuesday June 21, 2-4 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd. at Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813

Saturday July 16, 12-2 PM
Park Slope Library, 6th Ave. nr. (Between 8th and 9th Streets), 718.832.1853

Movies for Children


Brooklyn Public Library will feature a movie every week in select libraries. For information on movie titles, please call the libraries.

July 11, 18, 25, 2pm
Arlington Library, Arlington Ave. at Warwick St., 718.277.6105

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2-3:30pm
Brower Park Library, St. Marks Ave. near Nostrand Ave., 718.773.7208

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 4pm
Canarsie Library, Rockaway Pkwy. near Ave. J, 718.257.6547

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:30pm
Carroll Gardens Library, Clinton St. at Union St., 718.596.6972

July 15 & 29, 3:30pm
Crown Heights Library, New York Ave. at Maple St., 718.773.1180

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2pm
Cypress Hills Library, Sutter Ave. at Crystal St., 718.277.6004

July 1, 8, 15, 22, Call for times
DeKalb Library, Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave., 718.455.3898

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-3:30pm
East Flatbush Library, Church Ave. near Rockaway Pkwy., 718.922.0927

July 13, 20, 27, 3:30pm
Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:30pm
Flatbush Library, Linden Blvd. near Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813

July 11, 18, 25, 2:30pm
Gerritsen Beach Library, Gerritsen Ave. at Bartlett Pl., 718.368.1435

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 3-5pm
Greenpoint Library, Norman Ave. at Leonard St., 718.349.8504

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30-2:30pm
Homecrest Library, Coney Island Ave. near Ave. V, 718.382.5924

July 11, 18, 25, 2pm
Leonard Library, Devoe St. at Leonard St., 718.486.3365

July 31, 3:30-4:30, Call to verify times
Mapleton Library, 60th St. at 17th Ave., 718.256.2117

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

July 11, 18, 25, 3pm
New Lots Library, New Lots Ave. at Barbey St., 718.649.0311

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30pm
Pacific Library, 4th Ave. at Pacific St., 718.638.1531

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2pm
Ryder Library, 23rd Ave. at 59th St., 718.331.2962

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:30pm
Saratoga Library, Thomas S. Boyland St. at Macon St., 718.573.5224

July 11, 18, 25, 3pm
Sheepshead Bay Library, East 14th St. near Ave. Z, 718.368.1815

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 4pm
Washington Irving Library, Irving Ave. at Woodbine St., 718.628.8378

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2pm
Williamsburgh Library, Division Ave. at Marcy Ave., 718.302.3485

Babies and Books


Enjoy great books with your toddler or newborn! Learn fun songs and rhymes and meet other babies in your neighborhood in this relaxed interactive program. Program for children birth to two years and their parents and caregivers.

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:15am
Bay Ridge Library, Ridge Blvd. at 73rd St., 718.748.5709

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30-11am & 11:15-11:45am
Brooklyn Heights Library, Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., 718.623.7100

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30am
Crown Heights Library, New York Ave. at Maple St., 718.773.1180

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:15am
Greenpoint Library, Norman Ave. at Leonard St., 718.349.8504

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Jamaica Bay Library, Seaview Ave. at East 98th St., 718.241.3571

July 6,13,20,27, 10:30am
Rugby Library, Utica Ave. near Tilden Ave., 718.566.0054

July 11, 18, 25, 11am
Williamsburgh Library, Division Ave. at Marcy Ave., 718.302.9707

Toddler Time


Toddlers (3-5 years old) and their caretakers read aloud and discover delightful rhymes and finger play with an early literacy librarian. Play with other children during this library time for active toddlers.

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30am
Brighton Beach Library, Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., 718.946.2917

July 6 & 20, 10:30am
Clinton Hill Library, Washington Ave. near Lafayette Ave, 718.398.8713

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Gravesend Library, Ave. X near West 2ndSt., 718.382.5792

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Highlawn Library, West 13th St. at Kings Hwy., 718.234.7208

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 12:30pm
Kings Bay Library, Nostrand Ave. near Ave. W, 718.368.1709

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am
Leonard Library, Devoe St. at Leonard St., 718.486.3365

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30am
McKinley Park Library, Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. at 68th St., 718.748.8001

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 12pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

July 11, 18, 25, 11am
Pacific Library, 4th Ave. at Pacific St., 718.638.1531

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am
Park Slope Library 6th Ave. near 9th St., 718.832.1853

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am & 1pm
Ryder Library, 23rd Ave. at 59th St., 718.331.2962

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:45am
Sheepshead Bay Library, East 14th St. near Ave. Z, 718.368.1815


Preschool Storytime


Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, learn new finger plays, as well as other activities in this playful program. For children ages three to five and their parents and caregivers.

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Arlington Library, Arlington Ave. at Warwick St., 718.277.6105

July 5, 12, 19, 26,11am
Brower Park Library, St. Marks Ave. near Nostrand Ave., 718.773.7208

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 11am
Brownsville Library, Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St., 718.498.9721

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Bushwick Library, Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St., 718.602.1348

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30am
Canarsie Library, Rockaway Pkwy. near Ave. J, 718.257.6547

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:30pm & 4:15pm
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:15am
Cortelyou Library, Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd., 718.693.7763

July 11, 18, 25 & July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Cypress Hills Library, Sutter Ave. at Crystal St., 718.277.6004

July 11, 18, 25, 11am
DeKalb Library, Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave., 718.455.3898

July 11, 18, 25, 11am
Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

July 7 & 20, 2pm
Flatbush Library, Linden Blvd. near Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1pm
Greenpoint Library, Norman Ave. at Leonard St., 718.349.8504

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Highlawn Library, West 13th St. at Kings Hwy., 718.234.7208

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am
Marcy Library, DeKalb Ave. near Nostrand Ave., 718.935.0032

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 12pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

July 11, 18, 25 & July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
New Lots Library, New Lots Ave. at Barbey St., 718.649.0311

July 13 &27, Call for times
New Utrecht Library, 86th St. at Bay 17th St, 718.236.4086

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Paerdegat Library, East 59th St. near Flatlands Ave., 718.241.3994

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am & 1pm
Ryder Library, 23rd Ave. at 59th St., 718.331.2962

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am-11:30am
Sheepshead Bay Library, East 14th St. near Ave. Z, 718.368.1815

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30pm
Spring Creek Library, Flatlands Ave. near New Jersey Ave., 718.257.6571

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Ulmer Park Library, Bath Ave. at 26th Ave., 718.265.3443

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30am
Walt Whitman Library, St. Edwards St. at Auburn Pl., 718.935.0244

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Washington Irving Library, Irving Ave. at Woodbine St., 718.628.8378

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 10am
Williamsburgh Library, Division Ave. at Marcy Ave., 718.302.3485

Toy Time


Play with creative toys, engage in fun activities and hear great stories read aloud in this informal program. For children birth to age five and their parents or caregivers.

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 11am
Arlington Library, Arlington Ave. at Warwick St., 718.277.6105

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am
Borough Park Library, 43rd St. near 13th Ave., 718.437.4085

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:30am
Bushwick Library, Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St., 718.602.1348

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm
Cypress Hills Library, Sutter Ave. at Crystal St., 718.277.6004

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Dyker Library, 13th Ave. at 82nd St., 718.748.6261

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2pm
Flatlands Library, Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P, 718.253.4409

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30pm
Gerritsen Beach Library, Gerritsen Ave. at Bartlett Pl., 718.368.1435

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Homecrest Library, Coney Island Ave. near Ave. V, 718.382.5924

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1pm
Kings Bay Library, Nostrand Ave. near Ave. W, 718.368.1709

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 3pm
Mapleton Library, 60th St. at 17th Ave., 718.256.2117

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30pm
McKinley Park Library, Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. at 68th St., 718.748.8001

July 11, 18, 25, 11am
Paerdegat Library, East 59th St. near Flatlands Ave., 718.241.3994

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm-2pm
Ulmer Park Library, Bath Ave.at 26th Ave., 718.265.3443

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30am
Windsor Terrace Library, East 5th St. at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy., 718.686.9707

Teen Time


A time and space for teens to hang out with books, games, music, friends and food.

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Brighton Beach Library, Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., 718.946.2917

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2pm
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

July 11, 18, 25 & July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Cypress Hills Library, Sutter Ave. at Crystal St., 718.277.6004

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am
Dyker Library, 13th Ave. 82nd St., 718.748.6261

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 3pm
Marcy Library, DeKalb Ave. at Nostrand Ave., 718.935.0032

July 11, 18, 25 & July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2pm
New Lots Library, New Lots Ave. at Barbey St, 718.649.0311

Arts and Crafts


Creative arts and crafts projects for teens. Additional projects will be added throughout the summer.

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30pm
Bushwick Library, Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St., 718.602.1348

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Clarendon Library, Nostrand Ave. near Farragut Rd., 718.421.1159

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 4pm
Clinton Hill Library, Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave., 718.398.8713

July 11, 18, 25, 10:30am
Crown Heights Library, New York Ave. at Maple St., 718.773.1180

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am
Dyker Library, 13th Ave. at 82nd St., 718.748.6261

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2pm
East Flatbush Library, Church Ave. near Rockaway Pkwy., 718.922.0927

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 4pm-5pm
Jamaica Bay Library, Seaview Ave. at East 98th St., 718.241.3571

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:30pm
McKinley Park Library, Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. at 68th St., 718.748.8001

July 11, 18, 25, 4pm
Midwood Library, East 16th St. near Ave. J, 718.252.0967

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 4pm
New Utrecht Library, 86th St. at Bay 17th St., 718.236.4086

July 8, 15, 22, 2:30pm
Red Hook Library, Wolcott St. at Dwight St., 718.935.0203

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2pm
Ryder Library, 23rd Ave. at 59th St., 718.331.2962

July 25, 6pm
Spring Creek Library, Flatlands Ave. near New Jersey Ave., 718.257.6571

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30pm
Sunset Park Library, 4th Ave. at 51st St., 718.567.2806

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 4pm
Walt Whitman Library, St. Edwards St. at Auburn Pl., 718.935.0244

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Washington Irving Library, Irving Ave. at Woodbine St., 718.628.8378

Teen RIF


RIF (Reading is Fundamental) offers enriching activities that spark teens' interest in reading. And everyone participating in RIF gets to choose and keep new books to build their own home libraries.

July 11, 18, 25 & July 8, 15, 22, 29. Call for times
Arlington Library, Arlington Ave. at Warwick St., 718.277.6105

July 11, 18, 25, 3:30pm
Borough Park Library, 43rd St. near 13th Ave., 718.437.4085

July 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 24, 31, Call for times and locations
Brooklyn Heights Library, Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., 718.623.7100

During all Library hours - Please call for details
DeKalb Library, Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave., 718.455.3898

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1pm
Dyker Library, 13th Ave. at 82nd St., 718.748.6261

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 3pm
East Flatbush Library, Church Ave. near Rockaway Pkwy., 718.922.0927

July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:30pm
Flatlands Library, Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P, 718.253.4409

July, Mondays through Fridays, 1pm
Marcy Library, DeKalb Ave. at Nostrand Ave., 718.935.0032

July 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:30pm
McKinley Park Library, Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. at 68th St., 718.748.8001

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Mill Basin Library, Ralph Ave. near Ave. N, 718.241.3973

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Pacific Library, 4th Ave. at Pacific St., 718.638.1531

July 5, 12, 19, 26, 3pm
Rugby Library, Utica Ave. near Tilden Ave., 718.566.0054

During all Library hours
Saratoga Library, Thomas S. Boyland St. at Macon St., 718.573.5224

July 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 9, 16, 23, 30, 3pm
Sunset Park Library, 4th Ave. at 51st St., 718.567.2806












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