MARCH 2007 SPECIAL EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

February 27, 2007

Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) cultural programs include gripping lectures by contemporary authors for literature lovers and history buffs, screenings of thought-provoking documentaries and classic Hollywood favorites for film fanatics and festive musical performances that the whole family can enjoy together. We also offer a variety of Women's History Month programs.* Read on for more information.

The following programs are free and open to the public.

ART EXHIBITIONS

A Drum Beats in Brooklyn: The Annex

Celebrating Brooklyn’s drum-based and African-influenced traditions, this photography exhibition presents a panoramic view of traditional drum gatherings by the She Shootin' Photography Collective.
Through April 13, 2007
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718. 230.2119

Footprints: Portrait of a Brooklyn Neighborhood
Curated by Belle Benfield and Daniel Sagarin, this exhibition features 26 Brooklyn-based artists' paintings and photographs that address the proposed redevelopment of the Atlantic Rail Yards.
Through April 21, 2007
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Reading Light
This video projection by Molly Schwartz depicts a bookshelf, full of books. Between the shelves are animated travelogues of Brooklyn.
Through April 21, 2007
Central Library, Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 20, 6 PM, Lobby Gallery

Bookworks/Altered Texts
Artist Irwin Susskind portrays books as if they were archeological discoveries from another time that can only be read by means of taking them apart, cutting, shredding and reassembling.
Through April 21, 2007
Central Library, Second Floor Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

AUTHOR TALKS, LECTURES AND PANNEL DISCUSSIONS
The following programs will be held in the Second Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. For more information on this location, please call 718.230.2100 or visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Brooklyn Writers for Brooklyn Readers: Emily Barton
Join WNYC's Leonard Lopate for a conversation with Emily Barton about her historical novel Brookland.
Saturday, March 3, 2 PM

Author Talk: Vivian Gornick*
Join Gornick, author of The Solitude of Self, as she brings to life Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure of the women's rights movement of the 19th century.
Sunday, March 4, 2 PM

Author Talk: Deborah Tannen*
The author of You're Wearing That?: Mothers and Daughters in Conversation explains how mothers and daughters can enhance their relationship through respectful communication.
Saturday, March 10, 2 PM

Author Talk: Helen Epstein*
Helen Epstein, author of the memoir Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History, shares her sense of awe when she investigates her grandmother's Eastern European origins.
Saturday, March 10, 4 PM

Russian Author Series
In Russian

Russian-speakers throughout Brooklyn are invited to enjoy readings of popular Russian-language literature by contemporary authors in Central Library’s Second Floor Meeting Room. For additional information, please call 718.230.2417.

Yelena Ezerskaya
Author Yelena Ezerskaya discusses her The Poor Nastya series and Sony Pictures' historical TV-serial melodrama based on her books.
Sunday, March 11, 2 PM

Sergey Gandlevsky
Join Sergey Gandlevsky, author of poetry collections A Story and Synopsi, for a reading of his latest poems and essays.
Sunday, March 25, 2 PM

Lecture: Margaret Sanger *
New York University Professor Esther Katz discusses the struggles of American birth control activist Margaret Higgins Sanger.
Saturday, March 24, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Caribbean Dialogue: The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm and the Future of Council Member Yvette Diane Clarke*
Join Caribbean Dialogue radio talk show host Ian Forrest for a lively discussion about Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress, and the political future of Council Member Yvette Diane Clarke.
Thursday, March 29, 7 PM

DANCE AND MUSIC
Unless noted otherwise, the following recitals will be held in the Second Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Concert Artist Guild Recital Series: Trio Johannes
Founded in Italy in 1993 by three friends who love chamber music, Trio Johannes has earned international praise for their passionate performances.
Sunday, March 4, 4 PM

Brooklyn Philharmonic: Music Off the Shelves
Celebrate Ireland's lyrical past of folk music with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Saturday, March 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza 718.230.2100

Folk Feet: the Shapes of Social Dance
Learn about the history and how to perform a few steps of traditional dances from Ireland, Israel and Eastern Europe.
Sunday, March 18, 1 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Melissa Stylianou
Jazz vocalist Melissa Stylianou performs a versatile mix of originals and standards by various artists, like Cole Porter and Billie Holiday.
Thursday, March 22, 7 PM

Piano Recital: Molly Kiser
Molly Kiser performs works by classical composers.
Saturday, March 31, 2 PM

Regina Opera Company: Heroines of Broadway and Opera
Join us for an afternoon of arias, saucy solos and occasional swoons.
Saturday, March 31, 4 PM

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS

Fourth Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
Sponsored by Citigroup Foundation and the Success Council of BPL's Business Library, this contest is open to all eligible applicants whose businesses require start-up capital. This year’s grand prize winner will receive $15,000, with two second place winners both receiving $5,000. During this orientation, prospective entrants will receive instruction and the necessary materials for the application process. For more information, please visit: www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org
Thursdays, March 1 & 15, 8:30 AM
Tuesdays, March 6 & 13, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Internet Class in Russian
Explore the best Russian-language websites and learn how to search BPL's online catalog for the library’s enormous collection of Russian-language resources.
Friday, March 2, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library, 60th Street at 17th Avenue, 718.256.2117

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Monday, March 12, 1:30 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Grants for Individuals
Receive information on obtaining funds to finance your college education.
Thursday, March 15, 10 AM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230. 2147

The Keys to Successful Investing
Charles Mizrahi, money manager and author of Getting Started in Value Investing, discusses the investment approach of Benjamin Graham, the father of security analysis.
Tuesday, March 20, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Assistance
Get tax help from representatives of AARP. Assistance is given on a first come, first served basis.
Wednesdays, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 1 - 5 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Thursdays, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

FILMS
The following films will be screened in the Second Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Film Lecture and Screening: In the Shadow of Little Rock*
Director Sharon LaCruise presents this work-in-progress about civil rights leader Daisy Bates, elected president of the Arkansas State Conference of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branches.
Saturday, March 3, 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Friday Night at the Movies
Enjoy Hollywood favorites for adult audiences every Friday.

The Marrying Kind (1952)
A married couple on the verge of divorce changes for the better when a judge encourages them to remember the good times.
Friday, March 9, 6 PM

It Should Happen to You (1954)
Fashion model Gladys Glover meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard in Central Park. Pete instantly falls in love with Gladys, who is only obsessed with fame.
Friday, March 16, 6 PM

Phffft! (1954)
Divorced couple Nina and Robert date others and attempt to ignore each other until an accidental meeting makes them realize that their romance is still alive.
Friday, March 23, 6 PM

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Books & Cooks

Enjoy stories, make crafts and cook.
Monday, March 5, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Tuesday, March 6, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Thursday, March 15, 3:30 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Mad Science of Brooklyn
Learn about science in this hands-on, educational workshop.
Thursday, March 8, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Tuesday, March 13, 4 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Wednesday, March 14, 4 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Puppet Making
Create a giant puppet!
Thursday, March 8, 3:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Thursday, March 15, 3:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Getting Fit for Life
Fitness guru Denise Lifeson aims to elevate children’s self esteem by engaging them in fun physical fitness activities involving music and dance.
Tuesday, March 13, 4 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Marco the Man of Mysteries
Meet the Magician who drove across America blindfolded, in seven days!
Wednesday, March 14, 4 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas South Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

St. Patrick's Day Arts & Crafts
Get creative with St. Patrick's Day-themed arts projects.
Thursday, March 15, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Musical Storytelling with Ivan Ulz
Join in an interactive, engaging, and fun music program—from Raffi to rock & roll you'll move to the groove at this interactive workshop.
Thursday, March 15, 4 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7100

Weekend Stories
Hear stories about children from around the world, with music and arts and crafts.
Sunday, March 18, 1:30 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Women’s History Month Challenge*
Kids can learn fascinating facts and win cool prizes.
Thursday, March 22, 3:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Portraits Workshop
Learn the basics of drawing portraits that resemble you or your friends, using mirrors, pencils and erasers. Kids will also learn how artists such as Frieda Kahlo and Horace Pippin find inspiration.
Thursday, March 8, 3:30 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

Arts & Crafts
Get creative with art projects. once a month
Wednesday, March 14, 4 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Job & Career Help
Explore career possibilities.
Thursday, March 15, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Jewelry Workshop
In this workshop, teens learn how to transform wire and marbles of all shapes, colors and sizes into stylish accessories.
Thursday, March 22, 3:30 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Acting Workshop
Participants will learn basic acting skills such as concentration, cooperation, and improvisation through a variety of games and exercises.
Tuesdays, Weekly, 4 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Many of these programs are made possible through the generous support of the New York City Council through its Cultural After-School Adventure Fund.

Brooklyn Writers for Brooklyn Readers is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.




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