July 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

June 17, 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

July 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) June 8- Summer is in the air. It may be hot outside but Brooklyn Public Library has even hotter programs and activities that the whole family is sure to love. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead


FOR ADULTS


Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Jul 7, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Jul 1, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Wednesday, Jul 1, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Wednesday, Jul 1, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Wednesdays, Jul 1 & 15, 6 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.567.2806
Thursday, Jul 2, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Mondays, Jul 6 & 20, 10 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Tuesdays, Jul 7 & 21, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Jul 8, 1 PM
Thursday, Jul 16, 1 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Chess
Wednesdays, Jul 1, 8 & 15, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Tuesdays, Jul 7 & 14, 6:30 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Jul 2 & 16, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Mondays, Jul 6 & 20, 1 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Mondays, Jul 6 & 27, 2:15 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesday, Jul 8, 1:15 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Friday, Jul 3, 10:30 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Monday, Jul 6, 4 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Mondays, Jul 6 & 27, 9 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Monday, Jul 27, 1:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Feline Photo Contest
Do you have the purrrrrfect feline with a catty personality? Enter this cat photo contest!
Tuesday, Jul 7, 10 AM
Registration required
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Computer Basics Class in Russian
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Jul 8, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Jul 9, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Jul 10 & 24, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086


Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Jul 13, 9 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Jul 15, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Monday, Jul 27, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Writers Circle
Interested in writing and sharing your work with others? Join this peer group of writers at all levels of experience.
Wednesday, Jul 15, 1:15 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Saturday, Jul 18, 1 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225

Coffee & Current Events
Join us to discuss local and world events over a cup of coffee.
Monday, Jul 20, 2 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Jul 21, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Talking Circle
Share your life experiences with others.
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Neighborhood Scrapbook Day
Bring your own materials and projects to work on with your fellow scrapbookers. Stay for an hour or for the day.
Saturday, Jul 25, 10 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

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

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring your laptop to the library and get the answers to basic questions.
Wednesdays, 2 & 2:30 PM
No session Jul 29
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Exhibitions

All exhibitions run June 16 through August 29 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

The Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn in Transition
A photographic essay by Jose Gaytan of the Gowanus Canal and its surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on architecture, the shore line, bridges, found objects and sunsets.
Grand Lobby

Brooklyn Connections
Projects on Brooklyn’s history, created by eighth graders across Brooklyn, that use historical items from Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100’s Brooklyn Collection.
Foyer Gallery Cases

Juguetes (Toys)
Photographs by Jaime Jiménez that capture the creativity of children in the Dominican Republic who make traditional and elaborate toys from found objects.
Youth Wing

Windows on Nature and Knowledge
Sculptures by Holly A. Senn that are made from discarded library book pages and combined with scenes from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, evoking life cycles and blurring the line between the intellectual and natural world.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Film Screenings

The Reader
Enjoy this free screening.
Thursday, Jul 16, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431


Music, Dance & More

Karaoke
Saturdays, Jul 11 & 25, 3 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Readings & Discussions

Summer Reading Book Discussion: People of the Book
Discuss this book by Geraldine Brooks.
Tuesday, Jul 7, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Summer Reading Book Discussion: The Senator's Wife
Discuss this book by Sue Miller.
Friday, Jul 10, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Summer Reading Book Discussion: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Discuss this story by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows about a British island occupied during World War II.
Thursday, Jul 23, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Summer Reading Book Discussion: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Discuss this book by Michael Chabon.
Tuesday, Jul 28, 6 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Summer Reading Book Discussion: Into the Wild
Discuss this book by Jon Krakauer, based on the true story of a young college graduate who disappears into the Alaska wilderness. After the discussion, we will watch the film adaptation.
Thursday, Jul 30, 2 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924


FOR KIDS

Family Story Time
Saturday, Jul 11, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Saturday, Jul 25, 11 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Ice Cream Social
Learn how to make your own ice cream and add your favorite toppings!
Monday, Jul 13, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Monday, Jul 13, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Wednesdays, Jul 22 & 29, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Tuesday, Jul 14, 6:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Monday, Jul 27, 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time and Take-a-Book
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book! Ages 3 to 8.
Thursday, Jul 23, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Arty Facts
During this special event with Brooklyn Museum, share a story with a librarian and create artwork with an instructor. Ages 4 to 7.
Tuesday, Jul 28, 10 AM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Round Robin Reading
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2 PM
Highlawn Library , 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

Arts & Crafts: Savings and Sense
Make a piggy bank and learn how to save your money.
Mondays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

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, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Arts & Crafts
Mondays, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Fridays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Games
Mondays, 2:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Mondays, 4 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Creative Writing
Tuesdays, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Karaoke
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Talent Show Practice
Review and practice your routine and sign up for the Windsor Terrace Talent Show on Friday, August 14. Ages 6 to 18.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
No session Jul 3
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Backyard Birds
Learn about the birds you see in Brooklyn!
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117


Preschool Story Time with FirstRIF
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973



FOR TEENS

Rock Band Battle
A two-day video game battle! Win prizes and see the top scores posted to the library's MySpace page.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 2, 4 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Guitar Hero & Rock Band
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Jul 2, 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 22, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Lanyard Workshop
Learn how to make lanyard key chains, bracelets and more!
Mondays, Jul 6 & 27, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Monday, Jul 6, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Mondays, Jul 13 & 27, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Twilight Party & Trivia Contest
Come dressed as your favorite character on the day of the full moon!
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Anime & Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesdays, Jul 7 & 21, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesdays, Jul 15 & 29, 4 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Thursdays, Jul 16 & 30, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Wii Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, Jul 9 & 23, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2835 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Monday, Jul 20, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Anime Club
Watch and discuss anime!
Tuesday, Jul 14, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Manga Mania!
Draw manga and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Jul 21, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

'Zine Making Club
Learn how to make and distribute personal handmade magazines!
Wednesday, Jul 22, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
No session Jul 7
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 2 PM
No session Jul 2
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Fridays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435


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