March 2010 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

February 11, 2010

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2010 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) February 1, 2010 – Spring is in the air and flowers are beginning to bloom. Feed your creativity at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). From classes to performances, we have programs that the entire family will enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead. Also, please note that all exhibitions can be found on the last page.

Spotlight on Business

Ever dreamed of starting your own business? BPL’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition may be just what you need. The competition is open to entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in Brooklyn. All entrants will receive instruction in how to write a business plan, a marketing plan and financial statements, as well as make a presentation. In order to be eligible to apply Brooklyn residents, 18 years and older, who are either U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, must attend one of the following PowerUP! orientation sessions:

Business Library
Tuesday, Mar 23, 6 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar 30, 6 - 7:30 PM
Friday, Apr 16, 9 - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Apr 27, 6 - 7:30 PM

Kings Highway Library
Thursday, Apr 1, 6 - 7:30 PM

Bedford Library
Wednesday, Apr 14, 6 - 7:30 PM

Crown Heights Library
Tuesday, Apr 20, 6 - 7:30 PM

New Lots Library
Wednesday, Apr 21, 6 - 7:30 PM



FOR ADULTS

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Monday, Mar 1, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Mar 2, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesdays, Mar 2 & 9, 11:30 AM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Mar 3, 11 AM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Wednesday, Mar 3, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Wednesday, Mar 3, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Thursday, Mar 4, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Wednesdays, Mar 10 & 17, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Thursday, Mar 11, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Friday, Mar 12, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3994
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Borough Park Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.437.4085
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street. 718.686.9707

Romance Book Group
Join us for romance book talks and writing workshops.
Tuesday, Mar 2, 6 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesday, Mar 3, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Mar 4, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Mar 4 & 18, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Monday, Mar 15, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2:15 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Mondays, Mar 8 & 22, 11 AM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037
Tuesday, Mar 9, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesday, Mar 16, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesday, Mar 17, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Thursday, Mar 25, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Thursday, Mar 25, 1:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesdays, Mar 9 & 16, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Tuesday, Mar 16, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Mar 24, 1:15 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Registration required
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for this test.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Thursday, Mar 11, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Russian Literary Club: Tatyana Yankovskaya
Enjoy a reading of short stories and a discussion with author Tatyana Yankovskaya, as well as songs by the late Katya Yarovaya.
Saturday, Mar 13, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Money Management Series: Build Your Financial Future
Learn how checking accounts, savings accounts and investments can help you save for the future. Register online at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or call 718.623.7000.
Tuesday, Mar 16, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Mar 17, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Art Exhibition & Opening Reception: Dreams
Featuring works by Isaac Vainshelboym, Lazar Tarler and Yuriy Tarler. Curated by Rudolf Rozenblyum.
Wednesday, Mar 17, 6 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Nostalgia Network
Enjoy friendly conversation with other adults and seniors.
Monday, Mar 22, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for this test.
Tuesday, Mar 23, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Mar 24, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 10 AM
Borough Park Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.437.4085

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshops
Trace your family tree with help from the newly chartered African-Atlantic Genealogical Society.
Saturday, Mar 27, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Monday, Mar 29, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 PM & 6 PM
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street. 718.686.9707

Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Tuesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Chess
Thursdays, 4 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Fridays, 4 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. Materials provided.
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Chinese (Mandarin) Conversation Group
Improve your Chinese.
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Italian Conversation Group
Improve your Italian.
Fridays, 4 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Saturdays, 11 AM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Group
Read and discuss your original poems.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037

Films

Russian Film Series: End of the Beautiful Era
This documentary features rare footage of two giants of the 1980s New York Russian community: poet Joseph Brodsky and novelist Sergei Dovlatov. This film is in Russian. Dovlatov's widow, Elena, presents the film.
Tuesday, Mar 2, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Peter Pan
This is the original film version of J.M. Barrie's immortal story about the boy who would not grow up, starring Betty Bronson. Curated by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Mar 7, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

(Some of) the World's Best Movies: Kind Hearts and Coronets
In this classic black comedy, Louis Mazzini, son of a woman ostracized by her aristocratic family, vows revenge by becoming the family’s next Duke, even if it means murdering the relatives who precede him.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

(Some of) the World's Best Movies: The Cranes Are Flying
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, this film is about a young couple torn apart by the eruption of World War II.
Tuesday, Mar 16, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

(Some of) the World's Best Movies: Picnic at Hanging Rock
This early Peter Weir film, regarded as the first international film success from Australia, is about three students and a teacher who disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock in Victoria, Australia.
Tuesday, Mar 23, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie: My Sister’s Keeper
When Sara and Brian’s baby girl falls ill, their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions.
Thursday, Mar 25, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Music, Dance & More

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Carol Fredette
Veteran jazz singer Fredette brings new sparkle to songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Ivan Lins.
Thursday, Mar 4, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Music Off the Shelves
Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic perform Samuel Barber's Summer Music and Amy Beach's Pastoral, as well as selections from William Grant Still's Miniatures. Readings of short stories compiled by Paul Auster accompany the music.
Sunday, Mar 7, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Trio Cavatina
This trio, winner of the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, consists of Harumi Rhodes on violin, Priscilla Lee on cello and Ieva Jokubaviciute on piano.
Sunday, Mar 14, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in NYC: André Aciman
Egyptian-born Aciman reads from his new novel Eight White Nights, a story about the fears, longings and tensions that accompany new romance. WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosts.
Saturday, Mar 20, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Missy Mazzoli & Victoire
Chamber/rock ensemble Victoire, founded by composer/pianist Mazzoli, performs a stirring blend of winds, strings, keyboards and lo-fi electronics.
Sunday, Mar 21, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Cafe with Staceyann Chin
The 10th National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College presents performance poetry by Chin, who performed in and co-wrote the Tony-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.
Thursday, Mar 25, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Reading: Vera Pavlova
Russian poet Pavlova reads from her new English-language volume of verse, If There is Something to Desire. This program is in English and Russian.
Thursday, Mar 25, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Bruce Adolphe: Piano Puzzlers Live!
Join composer/pianist and quizmaster Adolphe for a live version of his public radio program Piano Puzzlers, during which you’ll guess the tunes he disguises as music by composers such as Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Debussy and Chopin.
Saturday, Mar 27, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Claremont Trio
This trio is the first winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Sunday, Mar 28, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Readings & Discussions

Tribute to E. Lynn Harris
Authors including Victoria Christopher Murray, Karen E. Quinones Miller, Karen Hunter, Donna Hill, Terrance Dean, Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy discuss the legacy of the late Harris, whose books had rare characters: black, affluent gay men who were masculine and complex.
Saturday, Mar 6, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Art of Nonfiction: David Shields
Shields reads from his new book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, which explores literary license, quotation and appropriation in various mediums.
Thursday, Mar 11, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Yulia Latynina
Latynina is a journalist, writer and radio host whose independent political stance and journalistic courage earned her a 2008 Defender of Freedom Award by the U.S. Department of State. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person.
Saturday, Mar 13, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Mercy Otis Warren: The Muse of the Revolution
Nancy Rubin Stuart discusses Warren, our nation’s first female playwright and American Revolution historian, who wrote about the war from her own recollections and those of John and Abigail Adams, Samuel Adams, Martha and George Washington, Henry Knox, and Elbridge Gerry.
Sunday, Mar 14, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Jessica DuLong
DuLong, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed merchant marine officer and one of the world's only female fireboat engineers, reads from My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson.
Thursday, Mar 18, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Tayari Jones
Jones wrote The Untelling, a novel about personal history and individual and familial myth-making, and Leaving Atlanta, a coming-of-age story set during the city's infamous child murders from 1979 to 1981
Sunday, Mar 21, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Steven V. Roberts
Roberts profiles the contemporary faces of immigration in From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America.
Sunday, Mar 28, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

FOR KIDS

Games
Tuesdays, Mar 2, 16 & 30, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Mondays, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Out of This World
The Singing Scientist and Flumpa presents a high-energy musical science show that invites audience participation.
Saturday, Mar 6, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays, Mar 9 & 23, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Tuesday, Mar 23, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursday, Mar 25, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Friday, Mar 12, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Bond Street Theatre Presents: The Garden Party
In this performance of magic, stilt dancing and more, two bumbling gardeners must learn to work together to turn a vacant lot into a flowering park for a picnic lunch.
Saturday, Mar 13, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Circus Tales
Folktales go to the circus in this performance that interweaves stories with physical comedy, circus skills and fun!
Saturday, Mar 20, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Greenpoint After Hours
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers.
Thursday, Mar 25, 6:30 PM
Greenpoint, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Big Ideas About Books!
Award-winning singer/songwriter Patricia Shih sings about books and the love of reading.
Saturday, Mar 27, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spring Arts & Crafts
Tuesday, Mar 30, 4 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street. 718.935.0203

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, 10 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Fridays, 11 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

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

Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM
No session Mar 18
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Chess Workshop
Learn to play chess with a professional.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.437.4085

Fun Fridays
Hang out and enjoy books, games, music and arts and crafts.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street. 718.935.0203


FOR TEENS

Teen Tech Week
Learn about technological trends and resources all week long.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Wednesday, Mar 10, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Manga Mania
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Friday, Mar 12, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Teen Tech Week: Photo Morphing
Take photos, and learn how to edit and morph them into something completely new! Then showcase your creations in our display.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 3:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 11, 3:30 PM
Friday, Mar 12, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street. 718.935.0203

Karaoke & Dance Dance Revolution
Thursdays, Mar 11 & 25, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Online Scavenger Hunt
During Teen Tech Week, search for answers using a selection of our online databases.
Thursday, Mar 11, 4 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

D.I.Y. Teens
Do-it-yourself crafts for forward-thinking teens!
Friday, Mar 12, 3 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Anime & Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesday, Mar 16, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Mar 17, 3:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Mondays, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street. 718.935.0203
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Fridays, 3:45 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3994

Chess Workshop
Learn to play chess with a professional.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

PlayStation & Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

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
Thursdays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815


Exhibitions
EXHIBITIONS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY (March 9 – May 30)

Brooklyn Blacktop, in the Grand Lobby, features photos by Ron Hartley of recycled materials embedded in the blacktop of city streets. Hartley has won many honors including a Best in Category CLIO Award, a Gold Effie Award, a Best in Show John Caples Award, an award from the New York Art Directors Club, an ANDY Award, a CAMMA Award and many others.

Ordinary Wonderful, in the Grand Lobby, features photos by Trevor Brown that focus on the beauty of ordinary everyday things around us. Brown has exhibited his work in Brooklyn at Classon Walls, the Rising Art Gallery, 440 Gallery, Myrtle Windows Gallery and Brooklyn Museum. His work has also been featured in publications including Studio Visit, The New York Times, My Little India, Brooklyn Rises and Inciativa Colectiva.

Over Here! New York City During World War II (We Couldn’t Have Done It Without Brooklyn!), in the Foyer Cases, features illustrations, photographs and other memorabilia from Lorraine B. Diehl’s book that recalls New York City during wartime, with a special emphasis on Brooklyn and its major role in the war effort. Diehl has also written The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station, The Automat: The History, Recipes, and Allure of Horn & Hardart’s Masterpiece and Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City. Her work was also featured in an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, in the Youth Wing, features paintings and illustrations by Duane Smith from magazines and children’s and teens’ books, including Seven Miles to Freedom by Janet Halfmann. Smith also illustrated the children’s books Mama’s Window by Lynn Rubright and Night Journey to Vicksburg by Susan Rowan Masters.

A Brooklyn Bestiary: Wildlife in the City, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, features woodcut print portraits by Lisa Studier of wild fauna living in Brooklyn. Studier has exhibited her work at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the New York Hall of Science. In 2007, her artwork was the basis for the costume design in Fishes Feed Us, an ocean conservation project produced by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. In 2006, a selection of her prints was published in Sea Stories, an online journal published by the Blue Ocean Institute.

Subway Journey: A Home Away from Home, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, is a series of linoleum prints by Olga Rogachevskaya that celebrate diversity through the eyes of this immigrant artist. Rogachevskaya has illustrated books and fairy tales including Royal Tea Party by Richard Schoetz, “Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Andersen, Slobozanski Fairy Tales by Orest Somov and a book of poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky. She has exhibited her work in a solo show at Brooklyn Public Library’s Kings Bay Library and in a group show at the Art Students League of New York. She received the 2009 DCA Regrant Award from Brooklyn Arts Council and Honorable Mention from the Art Students League.
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