March 2011 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

February 1, 2011

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2011 Events at Brooklyn Public Library
(Brooklyn, NY)February 4, 2011 – This March, it’s out with the old and in with the new. Come experience new sights and sounds at 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.

Featured Event
The Big Brooklyn Playdate
Want to learn how to make a peek-a-boo tunnel with a cardboard box? Or how to make blocks from what's in your recycle bin? Or recipes for edible play dough? Then bring your baby and toddler to the Read, Play, Grow! Big Brooklyn Playdate. Learn fun ways to play with your young child and encourage early literacy at the same time. For children birth to 3 years and their parents or caregivers
Wednesday, Mar 9, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

For additional tips on how to have fun while playing with your babies and toddlers, stop by your neighborhood library and pick up the Read, Play, Grow! brochure or visit our website: http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/first-5-years/play/baby.

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, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, March 22, 6 PM
Thursday, March 31, 6 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 9 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 6 PM
Saturday, April 30, 11 AM

Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Monday, April 4, 6 PM

Ston Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Monday, April 11, 6 PM

Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM

Adults
Computer and Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Mar 3, 7 PM
Thursday, Mar 17, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Monday, Mar 7, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesdays, Mar 9 & 23, 1 PM
Registration required
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Friday, Mar 18, 11 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 1 PM
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.846.0813
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 10:30 AM
BBay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Best Business Practices: Record Keeping and Tax Tips
Find out what the rules are for keeping financial records and discover ways to simplify your accounting procedures. Register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Tuesdays, Mar 1 & 8, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Computer Basics and Email Class
Get an introduction to computers and email.
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Mar 3, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Wednesday, Mar 16, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Growing Dollars and Sense: Selecting the Right Investments
Learn how to weed out the dangerous investments from the good ones, as well as how to avoid financial scams.
Thursday, Mar 3, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, Mar 15, 6 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Mar 4 & 18, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion: The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
Monday, Mar 7, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Book Discussion: Faces by Martina Cole
Tuesday, Mar 8, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Knitting & Crocheting Circle
You must bring your own materials: a size 8 knitting needle or a crochet hook, as well as acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Mondays, Mar 7 & 14, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and other financial assistance for college.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Foundation Center Database Searching
Learn how to search for grants and financial support in Foundation Center databases.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Growing Dollars and Sense: Financial Workshop & Counseling
An interactive workshop focusing on how to select the best investments, followed by a chance to meet one-on-one for assistance with your finances.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 5:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 10, 5:30 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Wednesday, Mar 16, 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar 22, 5:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursday, Mar 10, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Mondays, Mar 14, 21 & 28, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Saturday, Mar 12, 10 AM
Thursday, Mar 31, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk
Russian chess master Lev Khariton will give an introduction to his book The Time Would Not Come Back.
Saturday, Mar 12, 2:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Mar 14, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Movie: Elie Wiesel
Enjoy free film screenings.
Monday, Mar 14, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Movie: Radio Days
Monday, Mar 28, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Writers' Circle
Adult writers of all levels are welcome at this workshop.
Wednesdays, Mar 16, 23 & 30, 12:30 PM
Central Library,
Education & Job Information Center Conference Room

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 22, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Find Resources for Tax Questions
Let librarians show you online and book resources that can answer your tax questions.
Thursday, Mar 24, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn the fundamentals of computers and the Internet.
Saturday, Mar 26, 4 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Mar 28, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

The Power of Green
Representatives from Con Edison's Public Affairs Department will show you what you can do to reduce your energy costs and help protect our environment.
Tuesday, Mar 29, 4 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571

US Citizenship Test Tutorial
Tuesday, Mar 29, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class
Learn to create email IDs and search for jobs online.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Library, 718.773.1180

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 & 6 PM
Thursdays, 1 PM
Saturdays, 11 AM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 1 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursdays, 6 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Fridays, 12 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Movie
Movie Classics
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Scrabble
Enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble with other local word lovers.
Tuesdays, 11 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

Needlepoint
Learn how to create beautiful needlepoint designs.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Italian Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Italian.
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class
Learn how about online purchases and paying bills online
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Library, 718.773.1180

Computer Basics Class
Basics, Internet and E-mail
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Introduction to Computer Programs
Explore everything from Microsoft programs to email to Google Docs. Please call for each class subject.
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Italian Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
Improve your Italian.
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish; now on a new night!
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 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

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

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

Book Discussion
Call for session titles.
Fridays, 12 PM
Blue Stocking Club
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Poetry Group
Poets read and comment on each others work.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037

Tango Workshop
Learn to dance tango in a friendly setting. The first hour is for beginners and the second hour is for advanced students.
Saturdays, 4-6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Sundays, 2:30 PM
Please call the Multilingual Center 718.230.2417 for updates.
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Mondays, 7 PM
Please call the Multilingual Center 718.230.2417 for updates.
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Art, Music and Culture:
South Africa in Focus: Film & Discussion Series: Free at Last
This film follows the formation of the United Democratic Front, the continued movement against the apartheid regime and the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Dwecklectic: The Tiptons
The Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music through saxophones, clarinet, vocals and drums/percussion.
Thursday, Mar 3, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Boris Palant
Palant, best known as an immigration lawyer, presents his first collection of short stories, Dura Lex. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two tickets per person.
Saturday, Mar 5, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Chicago
This is the first film version of the 1926 play that also inspired the 1942 Ginger Rogers film, and the 1975 Bob Fosse musical and its 2002 film adaptation. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Mar 6, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Trio Solisti
Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists: violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff.
Sunday, Mar 6, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Amarcord
Small town life in fascist Italy gets a surreal send-up in this Fellini-directed coming-of-age film in which morally questionable characters celebrate the arrival of spring.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

NYFA Artist Talk: Ken Jacobs
Jacobs, a pioneer of the American film avant-garde and a recipient of a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, screens and discusses several of his recent short films, including A Loft and Ron Gonzalez, Sculptor.
Thursday, Mar 10, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Good Food: Lobster Love, Sushi Secrets and How We Can Save the Seas with Smart Eating
Bestselling author Trevor Corson discusses the social life of lobsters, the secrets of sushi and the plight of the endangered bluefin tuna. He also shares underwater video footage and scenes of fishing vessels and global seafood markets.
Saturday, Mar 12, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Film: Chantrapas
This film, directed by Otar Iosseliani and loosely based on his life, recounts a young artist’s retreat to France after he is persecuted for his non-conformist stance in his native Georgia. The film is in French with English subtitles.
Sunday, Mar 13, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Alexander Milovanov
Milovanov, on classical guitar, performs his own arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne (from Partita no. 2 for solo violin in D Minor), Giulio Regondi's Étude no. 10 in A Major and Heitor Villa-Lobos's Douze Études.
Sunday, Mar 13, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Pather Panchali
This film, the directorial debut of legendary Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray, follows the lives of young Apu and his family in poverty-stricken rural Bengal.
Tuesday, Mar 15, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Stacy Schiff: The Life of Cleopatra
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Schiff discusses her new biography of Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, cunning politician, and inspiration for myths and movies. Although she died young, this shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Wednesday, Mar 16, 7:00 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Dwecklectic: Douglas J. Cuomo
Cuomo and his band perform jazz interpretations of music he has composed for shows like Sex and the City, Homicide: Life on the Street; NOW with Bill Moyers and more.
Thursday, Mar 17, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Walter Mosley
Mosley, one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers, discusses his work and reads from The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.
Sunday, Mar 20, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Rebecca Hartka
Hartka performs a cello and piano recital of music from the late romantic period by composers Maurice Ravel, Frank Bridge, Anton Webern and Alexander Zemlinsky.
Sunday, Mar 20, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Au revoir les enfants
Set in the French countryside during World War II, this film follows two boys at a Catholic boarding school.
Tuesday, Mar 22, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: Ugly Duckling Presse
Three authors from Ugly Duckling Presse read from their work: Christian Hawkey (The Book of Funnels), Ammiel Alcalay (Scrapmetal) and Julian T. Brolaski (Advice for Lovers).
Thursday, Mar 24, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Good Food: Food Lover’s Guide to Brooklyn
Food writer Sherri Eisenberg offers a neighborhood-by-neighborhood journey through the culinary capital of Brooklyn. She also highlights specialty stores, markets, and producers.
Saturday, Mar 26, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz
Cynthia Haven, the editor of this book, is joined by poets Anna Frajlich and Adam Zagajewski, Professor Catherine Valkenier and photographer Zygmunt Malinowski to share memories of Milosz, the famed Polish poet and Nobel laureate.
Sunday, Mar 27, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Irina Nuzova
This young pianist performs Scarlatti’s sonatas, Mozart's Sonata in D Major and Schubert's Sonata in B-flat Major.
Sunday, Mar 27, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Kolya
This comedy, set in the Czech Republic during the disintegration of the Soviet Union, follows a womanizing bachelor whose get-rich-quick scheme results in a guardianship of a 5-year-old.
Tuesday, Mar 29, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: Akashic Poets
Four poets from Akashic Books read from their work: Lonely Christopher, the author of Into; Nathan Larson, the award-winning film composer of Boys Don't Cry; David Unger, one of Guatemala's major living writers; and Kevin Holohan, author of The Brothers’ Lot.
Thursday, Mar 31, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Babies and Toddlers Events
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
Tuesday, Mar 1, 15 & 29, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Tuesdays, 10:15 & 11 AM
Pick up ticket at the Reference Desk.
No session Mar 1
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Monday, Mar 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11 AM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Mar 8 & 22, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, Mar 9 & 23, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Babies & Books with FirstRIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Mondays, Mar 7 & 21, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, Mar 11 & 25, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Mondays, 1 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library
Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

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.
Mondays, Mar 14 & 28, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, Mar 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Library, 718.773.1180

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Mondays, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Kids Events
The Silly Dilly Band
Enjoy high-energy, interactive music for the whole family.
Saturday, Mar 5, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Sorpresas
Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater is delighted to present "Sorpresas", a modern dance concert with a Latin touch that includes dances with masks, humor and big jumps. "Sorpresas" ends with a surprise of which you are a part!
Saturday, Mar 12, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Alphabet Arts Presents City of Hamburgers
In this puppet play, Jeffrey’s grandmother tells the delightfully quirky story of her youth in Germany.
Saturday, Mar 19, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Zumbatomic for Kids
Enjoy this combination of fun and fitness, featuring international rhythms and dancing.
Saturday, Mar 26, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Harriet Tubman Day
Intergenerational activities celebrating the life of Harriet Tubman
Thursday, Mar 10, 1 PM
Macon Library

Arts & Crafts
Friday, Mar 18, 2:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Wednesday, Mar 23, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Thursday, Mar 31, 4 PM
Mapleton Library

Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Wednesdays, 3:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library

Wednesdays, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. For ages birth to 12.
Friday, Mar 25, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Chess
Mondays, 3:30 PM
BBay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library

Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Games
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

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

Fridays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Wednesdays, 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

Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Mapleton Library

Teen Events
Brooklyn Open: Open Mic Series
This open mic event is for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Get there early to get on the list to share your work. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC.
Wednesday, Mar 2, 5 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Mar 3, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library

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

Fridays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Teen Tech Week: Computer Games
Tuesday, Mar 8, 3:30 PM
Friday, Mar 11, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Teen Tech Week: PhotoMorphing
Mix and mash at this two-part photography workshop. Also for tweens.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 3:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 10, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library

Teen Tech Week: Create Your Own Audio Book
Join us for a fun-filled program to learn how to make your very own audiobook.
Thursday, Mar 10, 4 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Teen Tech Week: Mix and Mash
Celebrate Teen Tech Week!
Thursday, Mar 10, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Mar 24, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursday, Mar 31, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Tuesdays, 4 PM
Washington Irving Library

Wednesdays, 3:45 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Thursdays, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games. For teens and tweens.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
No sessions Mar 9, 10 & Mar 16

Chess
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Tween and Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Ages 11 to 17.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Exhibitions
All exhibitions run February 8, 2011- April 9, 2011 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

ATTITUDE: Brooklyn Portraits by Brooklyn Photographers ? by Michael Scott Berman, Joe Delano, Walker Esner, Lauren Fleishman and Nora Herting
Photos of the diverse faces of Brooklynites who tell it like it is.
Grand Lobby

Uninterested Europeans ? by Erin Beaver
Paintings and sculptures inspired by David Clark’s Superstars, which mentions a spectacular new star that even “uninterested” Europeans could not ignore in AD 1006.
Foyer Cases

Behind the Rain ? by Takayo Seto
Minimalistic oil paintings that explore the idea of another space behind the rain or underneath the cleft.
Foyer Cases

Drivers, Dancers, Mice & Moon: Children’s Book Art ? by Brian Floca
Illustrations and sketches by this award-winning author and illustrator, including work from The Racecar Alphabet, Ballet for Martha, Poppy, Moonshot, Lightship and The Hinky-Pink.
Youth Wing

Letters from Wallsend ? by John Spinks
Mixed-media collage/paintings using actual handwritten letters sent by the artist’s father from Wallsend, a small town in northern England.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

The Life of a Book of a Life ? by Suzanne Coley
The artist’s original sketchbooks, as well as the final book, relief prints and lithographs that were created from her sketches, poems, photographs and drawings.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Please be advised that beginning February 21, both the Brighton Beach and Windsor Terrace Libraries will be closed for the installation of self-check machines and book drop slots. For more information regarding reopening dates, please visit http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/renovations.jsp.
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