JULY 2007 SPECIAL EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS FOR ADULTS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL)

June 4, 2007

Visit Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) this summer to participate in Summer Reading! Meet contemporary authors, participate in book discussion groups and borrow books featured on our Summer Reading booklist. You can also engage in online book discussions at www.summerreading.org. Read on for more information.

The following programs are free and open to the public.

ADULT SUMMER READING EVENTS

Author Talk: Joe Trigoboff

Trigoboff reads from The Shooting Gallery: A Detective Yablonsky Mystery.

Thursday, July 12, 2:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Monday, July 16, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Book Discussion: Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping

Discuss this book by Judith Levine with other patrons.
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Grace Edwards: No Time to Die

Meet the author of the mystery series featuring Harlem sleuth Mali Anderson.
Tuesday, July 17, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Author Talk: Steven Torres

Torres reads from the Precinct Puerto Rico series.
Wednesday, July 18, 6 PM
Dekalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Book Discussion: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Share your thoughts on this classic with other library users.
Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 AM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Author Talk: Glenville Lowell

Lowell reads from Love and Death in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Author Talk: Stacy Horn

Horn reads from The Restless Sleep: inside New York’s Cold Case Squad.
Tuesday, July 24, 1:30 pm
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

ARTISTS’ EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS

My Brooklyn

This photography and essay exhibition features the works of the winners of an annual contest that invited artists and writers of all ages to express the impact that Brooklyn has had on their lives. Whether sharing a vision of Green-Wood Cemetery’s rolling hills of fall foliage or childhood memories of riding Coney Island’s historic icon The Cyclone, the images and words featured in My Brooklyn capture the borough’s essence. My Brooklyn is made possible through generous support from Con Edison of New York.
Through August 31, 2007
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Livable Streets in Brooklyn by Transportation Alternatives Project for Public Spaces & The Open Planning Project

Livable Streets in Brooklyn is a site-specific installation that shows alternative ways to improve NYC’s streets.
Through August 31, 2007
Central Library, Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book: Book by Claire Rau

Rau’s artist’s books are based on the fables of La Fontaine and other French authors, using pattern, for camouflage and for enticement.
Through August 31, 2007
Central Library, Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Reading Between the Lines by R. Gregory Christie

Reading Between the Lines is selected artwork from award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Christie has painted for The Palm of My Heart, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and has received two New York Times Certificates of Excellence for his work in Only Passing Through and Stars in the Darkness.
Through August 31, 2007
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Registration

Friendly classrooms and exceptional instructors provide a supportive atmosphere in which adult learners (17-years-old and up) can develop their English proficiency. New Americans can also obtain civics information to navigate transportation systems, access community services and handle emergencies. As space is limited, in-person registration is required at the following locations and times.

Thursday, July 5, 1 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Thursday July 5, 5:30 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Saturday, July 7, 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Saturday, July 7, 11 AM
Ryder Library, 5902 23rd Avenue, 718.331.2962

Monday, July 9, 10 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Monday, July 9, 5 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Tuesday, July 10, 4 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Wednesday July 11, 2:30 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 PM
King’s Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Resume Writing

Learn the basics of resume writing using Microsoft Word.

Saturday, July 7, 2:30 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Tuesdays, 2 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

PRE-GED Registration Summer 2007

Our Pre-GED classes offer adult learners a foundation of skills, including reading strategies, mathematics and writing at a sixth through eighth grade level. While not a test prep course, these classes prepare adult learners for success in achieving the GED diploma. Adult learners can register at the following locations and times.

Friday, July 6, 10:15 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.778.9330

Monday, July 9, 10:15 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 PM
Central Library, Balcony Conference Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Wednesday, July 11, 5:00 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3880

Interviewing Skills

Learn the basics of job interviewing.

Saturday, July 21, 2:30 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Wednesdays, 11 AM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Babies & Books

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.

Mondays, 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Youth Wing, 718.230.2100

Family Reading Group

Enjoy the best contemporary children's literature, for ages 8 to 12.
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261


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