March 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

February 12, 2009

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) February 6- Celebrate Women’s History Month with Brooklyn Public Library. BPL has 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.


Women’s History Month Events
Central Library’s Dweck Center honors Women’s History Month with an assortment of events featuring some very talented women.

Film Screening: All of Us
In this documentary, a Bronx-based doctor tries to find out why black women are being infected with HIV at an alarming rate. The director, Emily Abt, introduces the film.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Ann Rabson
Rabson, a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, has been playing and singing the blues professionally since 1962.
Visit www.smarttix.com for ticket information
Thursday, Mar 5, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Shakespeare’s Sister
Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic explore the music of female composers obscured by history, including Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Shumann.
Sunday, Mar 8, 4 PM
This event is part of Brooklyn Philharmonic's Music off the Shelves Series.
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Improv with Ms. Jackson
Ms. Jackson is an improvisational comedy group whose members have appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and 30 Rock, and at comedy venues around the city.
Visit www.smarttix.com for ticket information
Thursday, Mar 19, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Funny Women: Sarah Vowell
Vowell reads from her book The Wordy Shipmates, a history of American Puritans. She is a bestselling author and contributing editor for public radio’s This American Life.
Saturday, Mar 28, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Corrections

Brooklyn Independents: 50 Years of Black Literary History
Groundbreaking authors discuss their literary lives. Amiri Baraka founded Totem Press in 1958. Ed Bullins won his first Obie Award in 1975.
Wednesday, Feb 18, 7 PM (incorrect time was 4 PM)
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


FOR ADULTS


Computer Basics Class for Seniors
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Monday, Mar 2, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

One-on-One Computer Basics
Learn basic skills in a one-on-one environment. No experience necessary.
Mondays, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 23, 10 AM
Registration Required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Organize Your Office
Yvonne Surrey of Y.E.S. Surrey Office Services shares tips on setting up effective online filing systems, tracking a project's progress and finding other ways to make your workplace more efficient. Register online at www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Tuesday, Mar 3, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Computer Basics Class in Chinese
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Registration Required
Tuesdays, Mar 4, 11, 18 & 31, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring your laptop to the library and get the answers to basic questions.
Wednesdays, Mar 4, 11 & 18, 1:30 PM
Registration Required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Mar 9, 9 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 10, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Monday, Mar 16, 9 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Health Information Online
Learn about the best websites for health and medical information.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Internet and Email Class in Chinese
Learn to search the internet and the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1 PM
Registration Required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Writers Circle
Interested in writing and sharing your work with others? Join this peer group of writers at all levels of writing experience. The timid and beginning writer is encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1:15 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Mar 12, 1 PM
Leonary Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Foundation Center Database Workshop
Learn how to search this database for grants or financial aid. First come, first seated.
Thursday, Mar 12, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Ask the Computer Expert
Have computer problems or questions about software programs? Ask our computer expert!
Thursday, Mar 12, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378


Email Class
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Monday, Mar 30, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Database Training Class
Learn to search Brooklyn Public Library's electronic resources. Basic computer skills required. Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 11 AM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talking Circle
Share your life experiences with others.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Excel Class Part 1
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 11:30 AM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Wednesday, Mar 25, 11:30 AM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Citizenship Tutorial
Get one-on-one preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 6 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Checkers, Chess & Scrabble Night
Make new friends while chatting and playing these games.
Monday, Mar 30, 6 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Board Games
Monday, Mar 30, 6:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Microsoft Excel Class – Part 2
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 11:30 AM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

STEP Career and Job Development Workshop
This free workshop offers information for job seekers.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 1:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
Find out how to enter the sixth annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition. The winning plan will win a cash prize of $15,000. You must come to one of the orientation sessions to enter. Register online at www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Healthy Tai Chi
Learn and enjoy the practice of tai chi with Master Lin.
Mondays, 10 AM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

English Conversation Group
Improve your English skills.
Mondays, 1 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesdays, 1 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Saturdays, 2 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesdays, 10 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Scrabble Club
Sharpen your Scrabble tactics and raise your score!
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Skills Training and Employment Project
Get help with job and career information, resumes, cover letters and interview preparation.
Tuesdays, 11:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Polish Language Class for Beginners
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration Required
Greenpoint Library,107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


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

French Conversation Group
Improve your French skills.
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Saturdays, 12 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish skills.
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese skills.
Thursdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Watercolor Workshop
Paint with others. Bring your own materials.
Fridays, 10 AM
Brooklyn Heights Library, Second Floor Auditorium

STEP Career and Job Development
Meet one-on-one with a specially-trained career advisor. Learn about resources and referrals, and improve your chances of getting a new or better job. No appointment necessary.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571

Chinese (Mandarin) Conversation Group
Improve your Chinese skills.
Fridays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Exhibitions

All exhibitions run January 14- April 4 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Beautiful Brooklyn • by Lucille Nurkse
Collages that celebrate the city.
Grand Lobby

Public Spaces, Private Places • by Richard Lubell
Prints depicting the human pageant and the timeless cycle of the seasons, as lived in the streets and parks of Brooklyn.
Grand Lobby

Beyond the Words: Author Portraits • by Carl Köhler
A retrospective of portraits by this Swedish artist and sculptor, including Samuel Beckett, Jean Cocteau, Günter Grass, Franz Kafka, Henry Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Virginia Woolf and others.
Foyer Cases

Cecile Chong
Encaustic painting, which uses melted wax and resin, and mixed media juxtapose images from vintage children's books and other found and original images to address the process of cultural assimilation and the development of individual identity.
Youth Wing

The Artist’s Book: Exploring Text, Image and the Life of the Page • by Katie Baldwin, Lindsey Mears and Katie Murken
Artist’s books that use printmaking techniques and photographic processes.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Film Screenings

Silent Film Series: Slapstick Lost & Found
Comedienne Mabel Normand accentuates her range for drama and comedy in this tale about breaking into movies. Live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Mar 1, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Reel I.M.P.A.C.T: Sugar Cane Alley
Learn of a heartbreaking story of race, class, and identity. After the film, join a discussion of its impact on our culture and personal lives.
Saturday, Mar 7, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Reel I.M.P.A.C.T: Like Water for Chocolate
Experience an erotic Mexican tale of love and chocolate. After the film, join a discussion of its impact on our culture and personal lives.
Saturday, Mar 21, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Music, Dance & More
For all Sunday events, please enter via the Eastern Parkway entrance.

Classical Interludes: Time for Three
This groundbreaking trio transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own.
Sunday, Mar 1, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in New York City: Peter Carey
WNYC’s Leonard Lopate interviews this two-time Booker Award-winning author who reads from his latest novel, His Illegal Self.
Saturday, Mar 7, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

True Crime: Kathryn Harrison
Bestselling author Harrison reads from While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family, an unflinching look at a son's murder of his parents to free himself and his sibling from their abuse.
Sunday, Mar 8, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: Graphic New York
Graphic novelists Ben Katchor, Dan Goldman and Youme Landowne explore New York City through their work.
Thursday, Mar 12, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

In Conversation: Lore Segal
Jay Kaplan of Brooklyn Public Library interviews Segal who discusses her books Shakespeare's Kitchen, Her First American and Other People's Children.
Saturday, Mar 14, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: The Altino Brothers
Virtuoso pianists Nerva and Robenson Altino, two Haitian-born brothers, perform the works of classical masters such as Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, as well as their own arrangements combining jazz idioms, classical motifs and gospel rhythms.
Sunday, Mar 15, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Beth Levin
Pianist Levin—acclaimed recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and recording artist—performs Beethoven's extended late work, the Diabelli Variations.
Sunday, Mar 22, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Renee Manning
Brooklyn-born Manning is a gutsy and soulful jazz vocalist with blues and R&B leanings.
Thursday, Mar 26, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Grisha Bruskin
Bruskin is a visual artist and writer whose paintings are in the Art Institute of Chicago, Israel Museum, Jewish Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and many others.
Sunday, Mar 29, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players
Pianist Benjamin Hochman joins Susan Rotholz and Eliot Bailen in a recital of Prokofiev, Bach, Villa-Lobos and others.
Sunday, Mar 29, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Readings & Discussions

Book Discussion in Chinese: Mulberry Child
Discuss this book by Jian Ping. Discussion will be in Chinese and English.
Sunday, Mar 1, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Trustees' Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Sholom Aleichem
Attend a lecture on the great Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem, on what would be his 150th birthday.
Saturday, Mar 7, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

So This Is Brooklyn
John Manbeck, former borough historian, gives an illustrated talk on the history of the borough and signs copies of his books: Brooklyn: Historically Speaking, Historical Photos of Brooklyn and Neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 7 PM
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

True Crime: Brooklyn Noir 3
Acclaimed novelist Tim McLoughlin and Brooklyn Noir 3 contributing authors read their stories of true crime from around the borough.
Sunday, Mar 15, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Family History and Genetics: Human Genome Project
Learn about the Human Genome Project. This event is held in conjunction with Brookdale University Hospital's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
Tuesday, Mar 17, 5:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918
Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry talks about Harrison, who was born in the Caribbean and based in Harlem.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Susan Choi
Choi reads from her novel A Person of Interest.
Saturday, Mar 21, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

True Crime: Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost it to the Revolution
T.J. English presents an empire-building saga in which American gangsters, led by visionary financier Meyer Lansky and empowered by Fulgencio Batista, poured millions into Havana hotels and casinos.
Sunday, Mar 22, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Discuss this novel by Junot Diaz.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss why Spinoza should be read now.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


FOR KIDS

Story Play
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5.
Mondays, Mar 2, 16 & 30, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Read Across America
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle with guest readers and special surprises at every library.
Contact your local library for more information.
Friday, Mar 6

Madeline & the Bad Hat
Enjoy the adventures of this young Parisian girl who starts off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor, but learns that first impressions aren't everything.
Saturday, Mar 7, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Babies and Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Mondays, Mar 9 & 23, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Mondays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Rock Band Battle
Come celebrate Teen Tech Week with our first ever rock band battle.
Tuesday, Mar 10, 3 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Science Rocks with Flumpa & Friends
Wendy Whitten and Flumpa, a tree frog, present a musical science show with upbeat music and audience participation.
Saturday, Mar 14, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Puppet Tree
This celebration of puppetry features puppets from various cultures.
Saturday, Mar 21, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Group Soup
Based on the folktale Stone Soup, Magician Rodney Rabbit spreads his magic.
Saturday, Mar 28, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Story Play with FirstRIF
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Family Movie Night
Enjoy a free film screening!
Upcoming titles include The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift on January 6 and Stomp The Yard on January 20. Call for other titles.
Tuesdays, Mar 3 & 31, 5:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378
Friday, Mar 6, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Friday, Mar 6, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Dance, Dance Revolution & Double Dutch
Dance, jump rope, eat snacks and make lanyards!
Mondays, Mar 9 & 23, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Toys & Games
Fridays, March 13, 20 & 27, 3 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

This and That
Games, crafts, books and other fun stuff for kids ages 612.
Tuesday, Mar 17, 3:15 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Youth Book Discussion
Call for title.
Saturday, Mar 21, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Registration Required

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time and Take-a-Book
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book! Ages 3-8.
Thursday, Mar 26, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Free Homework Help with 826NYC
Free drop-in homework help for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 from volunteer tutors at the 826NY Homework Help center in the basement.
Mondays, 3 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378


After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Tuesdays, 3 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Leonary Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Arts and Crafts
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 4 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursday, Mar 26, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

RIF
Earn free books by reading! For ages birth to 18. See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Thursdays, 3 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Saturdays, 10 AM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Games
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonary Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

FOR TEENS

Karaoke
Tuesday, Mar 3, 3:30PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24, 3:45 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Mondays, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Manga Mania!
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Mar 3, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Resume Workshop
Learn the basics of writing a resume and brush up on your interviewing skills.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Friday, Mar 6, 3:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Guitar Hero Competition
Compete in this video game competition during Teen Tech Week.
Monday, Mar 9, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Teen Tech Week
Celebrate Teen Tech Week!
Tuesday, Mar 10, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Wednesday, Mar 11, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Gamers' Spot
Friday, Mar 13, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Teen Tech Week: Music Appreciation
Listen to and learn about different kinds of music!
Friday, Mar 13, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


Zine Making Workshop
Learn how to make your own 'zine (a do-it-yourself, self-published magazine) with Booklyn, a nonprofit book arts organization.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Mar 19, 1:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Movie
Enjoy this free film screening of the Dark Knight.
Thursday, Mar 19, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Computers for Teens
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Thursday, Mar 19, 5 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Arts and Crafts
Friday, Mar 20, 4 PM
Learn to make jewelry with beads.
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Gamers' Spot
Friday, Mar 20, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

How to Find Free Money for College
Learn about the best websites for grants, scholarships and other financial aid.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 3 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Manga Mania!
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

American Idol
Tweens, amaze your friends with your singing ability!
Mondays, 4:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesdays, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.628.8378

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Tuesdays, Mar 10 & 24, 3:30PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Anime and Manga Club
Read, watch and discuss your favorite anime, manga and graphic novels.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Brownsville Ink
Write poetry, stories and more and see them published in a 'zine!
Thursdays, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Tween & Teen Time, RIF
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music, and earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


It’s easy to Support Our Shelves! From March 1 through June 30, you can donate to your local library or any branch you choose in the amount that is best for you. Every donation, from one dollar to a thousand dollars, counts! And each donation helps us reach our goal of $300,000 to provide the materials that our libraries need. When you donate $50 or more, your name will be printed in a new book that you helped to buy for the library. For more information or to contribute online visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/support.
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Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries around the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a huge selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website: www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

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Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library, and 58 neighborhood libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 70 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.bklynpubliclibrary.org