July 2008 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

May 28, 2008

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY)June 1, 2008- It’s hot and July will be jumping at Brooklyn Public Library. As our Summer Reading initiative is in full swing we have tons of activities, programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public.

FOR ADULTS

Classes & Workshops

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Jul 1, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Computer Basics Class in Chinese
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Jul 2, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Jul 7, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, Jul 8 & 22, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Health and Fitness
Learn to use the Internet for nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyle tips!
Tuesday, Jul 8, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Wednesdays, Jul 9 & 23, 12 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Internet & Email Class in Chinese
Learn to search the internet and the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Jul 9, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Jul 15, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Wednesday, Jul 16, 6 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Crocheting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Mondays, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Guitar Workshop
Learn tips and techniques for playing the guitar.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Healthy Tai Chi
Learn healthy tai chi with Master Lin. Registration required.
Mondays, 10 AM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709



Exhibitions


All exhibitions run June 17 – August 30 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100. (Unless otherwise noted)


Carifesta: The Caribbean Festival of Arts
Enjoy this visual art exhibition that explores the history and unifying forces in Caribbean culture.
Saturday Jul 5 – Saturday Sep 6, during library hours
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

Along the Way
Book art and sculptural bases by Barbara Barnes Allen that are a link to what she has seen and felt around her.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Fairy Tales Retold
Images by Fay Ku inspired by the myths, ghost stories and fairy tales of various cultures.
Youth Wing

Journeys
Suitcases transformed into sculptural expressions by Chanika Svetvilas using found objects, text and mixed media to critique cultural consumerism.
Lobby Gallery

New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge
Photographic portraits featuring the world of waterfront trades by award-winning photographer Randy Duchaine.
Grand Lobby

Twilight on the Waterfront: Brooklyn’s Vanishing Industrial Heritage
Photographs by Nathan Kensinger documenting Brooklyn’s changing waterfront over the past five years.
Grand Lobby

Visual Poetry in Artists Books
Fragmented words become images and images become words in these photos, drawings and calligraphic marks in folded pages by Marilyn R. Rosenberg.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Film Screenings

Chinese Movie: Xia Ri Ju Chang
Enjoy this free screening.
Wednesdays, Jul 2 & 16, 2:30 PM
McKinley Park Library 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001


Readings & Discussions

Philosophy Discussion Group
The Philosophy Discussion Group meets periodically to discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Jul 11 & 25, 3:30 PM
& 25
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

The Senator's Wife
Discuss this novel by Sue Miller.
Monday, Jul 14, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Discuss this novel by Patricia Highsmith.
Monday, Jul 14, 6:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Adult Summer Reading Program: Book Discussion
Join a book discussion on "Man Goes Down" by Michael Thomas.
Monday, Jul 28, 6:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Book Discussion
Call for this session’s title.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 6 PM
Dekalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

The Kite Runner
Discuss this novel by Khaled Hosseini.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 6:15 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Philosophy Discussion Group Meeting
This session's topic is "Philosophy & Social Problems."
Thursday, Jul 31, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Summer Reading Author Talks

Megan Abbott, author of Queenpin
Thursday, Jul10, 2PM
Brighton Beach Library,16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love: A Novel
Tuesday, Jul 15, 6:30PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Jane Cleland, author of Antiques to Die For
Saturday, Jul 26, 1PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7100


FOR KIDS

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesdays, Jul 9, 2 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Catch the Reading Bug
Join Magic Jim and his sidekick Benny the Book Bug as they explore the world of bugs and books.
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2:30 PM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Friday, Jul 25, 10 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Nail Art
Try some fun designs for your nails!
Thursday, Jul 31, 2:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mckinley Park Library 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Intergenerational Gardening
Gardeners of all ages enjoy nature and dig in the dirt!
Tuesdays, Fridays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Children's Time
Hang out and enjoy games, music, movies and arts and crafts.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Playstation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Catch the Reading Bug: Children's Time
Enjoy a variety of fun summer activities!
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Story Play & RIF
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Toddlers can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, 1 PM
McKinley Park Library 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Club
Thursdays, 4 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Fridays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Performing Arts for Kids
Enjoy theater games, karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution and more.
Fridays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

RIF
Earn free books by reading! For ages birth to 18. See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Salsa Workshop
Learn the steps.
Fridays, 3 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Fridays, 3 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

FOR TEENS

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Changing Times
Make a timeline of the changing world.
Thursday, Jul 17, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Change Your Lifestyle
Get tips and play games on nutrition, volunteering and meditation.
Thursday, Jul 31, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Summer Art Institute
Participants learn the basics of drawing, painting, sculpting and cartooning, and showcase their work in an exhibition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 3 PM
July 14 - Aug 15
Flatbush Library, CLCC, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

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