MAY 2005 PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

April 7, 2005

MAY 2005 PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

All programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718.230.2100.


EXHIBITIONS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

BROOKLYN LANDSCAPES
Through May 15

Paintings by Catharine Balco and Albert Fayngold.
Central Library, 1st Floor Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

NOVEL LIFT
Through May 15

Artists Anita Cheng and Ronaldo Kiel create a video installation that explores perceptual connections between object, image and viewer. The exhibit features a virtual elevator with a video projection of representative Brooklyn residents entering and exiting. Mixed in with the residents are characters in costume suggesting famous literary protagonists.
Central Library, 1st Floor Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Lobby Gallery exhibitions are supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.

BOOKWORKS BY SUSAN NEWMARK
Through May 15

Artist books by Susan Newmark in which books that recall memory and nature are paralleled with the poetry of Mary Oliver.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

PHOTOGRAPHS OF BROOKLYN
May 17 - June 26

"Brooklyn As I Remember" by Lucille Fornasieri-Gold and "The Fragile City" by Philippe Dollo.
Central Library, 1st Floor Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

EL-VIEWS
May 17 – June 26

Paintings transformed into stained glass works for the MTA by Maria Dominguez.
Central Library, 1st Floor Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

ARTIST TALK: MARIA DOMINGUEZ
Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM
Central Library, 1st Floor Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Lobby Gallery exhibitions are supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.

A WALK ALONG THE WATERFRONT
May 17 – June 26

Photos and essays about Brooklyn's waterfront by Sophie Fenwick.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

CELEBRATE JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH AT BPL

Distinguished speakers explore the roots of Jewish culture, experience and history.

AUTHOR TALK: AARON LANSKY
Sunday, May 8, 2 pm

Aaron Lansky shares his inspiring and hilarious tales about traveling across the country to retrieve Yiddish books from attics, basements and dumpsters in his work, Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books. Lansky is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, and is the founder of the National Yiddish Book Center, which collects and redistributes Yiddish books all over the world.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION: I.B. SINGER AND THE HOLOCAUST
Sunday, May 8, 4 pm

Some believe that prolific Yiddish novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer avoided writing about the Holocaust because he hadn't experienced it first hand, or because it was too difficult emotionally. Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY's Graduate Center, explores Singer's response to the Holocaust.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

AUTHOR TALK: ELI WALLACH
Thursday, May 12, 7 pm

Movie icon Eli Wallach, author of The Good, The Bad, and Me, recounts his life in the footlights and on camera, from his beginnings in Brooklyn, to his days as one of the first members of the famed Actors Studio, and as a Tony Award winner for his work on Broadway.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

HUNGRY HEARTS: 350 YEARS OF JEWISH AMERICAN LIVES IN FICTION AND MEMOIR
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm

Rosalind Reisner, author of Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests, discusses the works that tell the remarkable stories of how Jewish immigrants recreated themselves in the American image and changed America in the process.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

THE VOICES OF GENESIS: FAMILY FEUDS AND TORTURED LOVE
Tuesday, May 31, 7 pm

Poets Lois Adams, Barbara Elovic, Patricia Markert and Constance Norgren read from their book, To Genesis: Poems, a series of persona poems in the voices of some of the more familiar characters from Genesis, namely, Eve, Cain, Jacob, Esau, Isaac and Rachel.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

ADDITIONAL LITERARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS

BOMB MAGAZINE'S ALL STAR READING EVENT
Tuesday, May 24, 7 pm

BOMB Magazine brings its star writers to BPL, including:
Pearl Abraham, the author of The Romance Reader and the recently published novel, The Seventh Beggar; Robert Antoni, author of My Grandmother's Erotic Folktales and his latest novel, Carnival; Mei Chin, a writer for Saveur, Fiction, The New York Times and Vogue; Matthea Harvey, the poetry editor of American Letters & Commentary, and the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine: Poems; Joy Katz, author of Fabulae and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Dark Horses: Poets on Lost Poems; and Aryeh Lev Stollman, author of The Far Euphrates and The Illuminated Soul.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

AUTHOR TALK: DAWN LUNDY MARTIN
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm

In The Fire This Time, Dawn Lundy Martin, one of four founders of The Third Wave Foundation, and Vivien Labaton offer an exciting cross section of feminist voices that express new directions in activism, identity and thought. Ranging from media and culture to politics and globalization, The Fire This Time is a call to new frontiers of activism, and helps reinvent feminism for a new generation.
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

All spring 2005 programs at BPL's neighborhood libraries are supported in part by the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Assembly.

BOOK CLUBS

BOOKER PRIZE WINNERS

Read and discuss winners of England's Man Booker Prize. Hosted by Victoria Ludwin.

DISGRACE BY J.M. COETZEE
Wednesday, May 4, 7 pm
Central Library, 3rd Floor Trustees Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 12, 2 pm

The Last Juror by John Grisham
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

MUSIC AND DANCE

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION WITH MEXICO LINDO
Thursday, May 5, 7 pm

Enjoy traditional Mexican mariachi music with Mexico Lindo! Originally from Puebla, Mexico, the band performs regularly in NYC, and has performed at the United Nations and with such notable Mexican musicians as Lola Beltrán and Manuel Lopez Ochoa.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

JAZZ VOCALIST SUE GILES

Sue Giles counts among her influences the reverberating sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and big band music, Top 40 radio, R&B, as well as "classic soul." She has performed in New York at The Blue Note, Iridium, Smoke, Detour, Chez Suzette and Arturo's, She has performed with Harold Mabern, Joe Magnarelli and the Harry Whitaker Trio. Her self-produced debut CD is entitled With Love From Sue. In fall 2004, Sue won first place in the "Star Search" music competition at Central Library.

Saturday, May 7, 4 pm
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 pm
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

BROOKLYN COLLEGE VIOLIN DUO
Monday, May 2, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a recital of compositions by Bach, performed by solo violinists from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College.
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East 5th Street, 718.686.9707

BROADWAY JAZZ FEATURING EMME KEMP
Friday, May 27, 12:30 pm

Emme Kemp is a pianist/vocalist/composer whose background includes a stint on Broadway in Bubbling Brown Sugar. Ms. Kemp, who recently released her debut CD, Someone To Sing To, is a legend in the jazz scene. She currently performs at New York area concert halls and colleges, as well as special performances in nursing homes and senior centers, and often makes an emotional connection with all who hear her. Ms. Kemp will appear with drummer Craig Haynes (the son of the famed jazz drummer Roy Haynes).
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

MUSIC FROM CHINA

Enjoy the traditional sounds of the erhu (2-string fiddle) and the yangqin (hammered dulcimer), as performed by the internationally renowned ensemble, Music From China. Based in NYC, Music From China introduces audiences to the delicacy and power of both traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

Thursday, May 19, 3:30 pm
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Thursday, May 12, 3:30 pm
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

JAZZ PIANIST FRANCK AMSALLEM
Saturday, May 7, 2 pm

Pianist Franck Amsallem will perform original jazz compositions, interspersed with several pieces by jazz great Thelonious Monk. Franck Amsallem has performed at many of the biggest jazz festivals, from Juan les Pins to Pori, Nice to Molde. He has backed Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd and Harry Belafonte, and has recorded with Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove and Joshua Redman. He has also composed numerous pieces for big bands, as well as for string and chamber orchestras.
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7100

BROADWAY & NIGHT CLUB SONGS OF NY WITH TOM SMITH
Monday, May 9, 6 pm

Enjoy an evening performance by veteran bandleader Tom Smith. Tom will perform classic Broadway and night club tunes by Rogers & Hart, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others. Tom Smith is a singer, pianist, composer and bandleader. During the last 30 years, he has performed nationally and abroad and at top NYC venues including Tavern on the Green, The Rainbow Room and The Supper Club.
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

A TREASURY OF NEAPOLITAN SONGS WITH ANTONIO AND ALBA
Thursday, May 12, 3:30 pm

Antonio Guarna's resonant voice and Neapolitan dialect are complemented by the soulful music of Alba Mazza, an accompanist and vocal coach. Don't miss this opportunity to take a musical journey to Naples.
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

ROSLYN BURROUGH SINGS BROADWAY FAVORITES
Thursday, May 12, 4 pm

Enjoy songs from Purlie, The Wiz, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, Ain't Misbehavin' and other popular musicals with singer Roslyn Burrough. A critically acclaimed performer, Roslyn has appeared in 17 Broadway shows. Her engaging style is a hit with all ages.
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

BROOKLYN COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Friday, May 13, 4 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz compositions by Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus and Horace Silver, performed by students from the Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble is directed by Salim Washington.
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOLK MUSIC WITH ALESSANDRA BELLONI
Thursday, May 19, 3:15 pm

Alessandra Belloni is a singer, percussionist, dancer and actress who is committed to preserving the rich traditions of her native Italian culture, and is the only woman in the U.S. and Italy to specialize in Southern Italian percussion combined with ritual dances and singing. Ms. Belloni is the artistic director, founder and lead performer of "I Guillari Di Piazza," an Italian music, theater and dance ensemble composed of artists in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

FILM

Free screenings of classic and contemporary films.

DANCE ON CAMERA FILM SERIES
Co-sponsored by Dance Films Association and curated by its executive director, Deirdre Towers, each program features a film about dance and a free dance workshop.

BOMBA
Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm

A Puerto Rican family works to keep alive the "Bomba" dance and music form in this documentary. With an introduction by the film's producer, Roberta Singer.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

SILENT FILM SERIES: LOVE, SILENT SLAPSTICK STYLE

Love and laughter are in the air this spring as BPL celebrates love in silent film comedy (1914-1928). Curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.

Sunday, May 1, 2 pm
The Cameraman (1928)

Buster Keaton stars as a New York City tintype photographer who becomes a newsreel cameraman to impress the woman he loves.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY
Tuesday, May 3, 7 pm
Shelter Dogs (2003)

Provocative and heartrending look at the complex issues surrounding animal sheltering through the tale of one shelter and its staff.
Warning: Not appropriate for children.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

*FRIDAY NIGHT @ THE MOVIES:
MAY – BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) is an international, competitive festival for and by independent filmmakers. The mission of BiFF is to discover, expose and promote independent filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn.

Friday, May 6, pm
Mojados: Through the Night (2004)

Eye-opening documentary filmed over the course of ten days follows four men into the desperate world of illegal immigration.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Friday, May 13, 6 pm
Anne B. Real (2003)

Coming-of-age story of a young female rapper who finds inspiration by reading The Diary of Anne Frank.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Friday, May 20, 6 pm

Some of the best short narrative, animation and experimental films from the BiFF.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIES:
MAY – KIDSFILMFEST SHOWCASE

An exciting new initiative of the BiFF, the kidsfilmfest program features G-rated, award-winning short animation, documentary and narrative films from around the world. BPL screenings may include: Runaway Bathtub; Mr. Mille; Hello; Alphabet Pam & Alphabet Zelda; and Emerge.

Saturdays, May 7 & 21, 11 am
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Saturday, May 14, 11 am
Central Library, Youth Wing Program Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

*Please note: The Central Library closes at 6 pm; all attendees must be in the building before 6 pm to be admitted.

FAVORITE FLICKS FOR FAMILIES AND TEENS

Visit various BPL libraries to view movie classics throughout the month of May.

Wednesday, May 4, 5 pm
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

The animated pooch detective returns, packing a wealth of ghostly villains from the Saturday morning cartoon into one movie.
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Friday, May 20, 4 pm
The Lion King (1994)

Probably not for younger children, this animated feature from Disney was a huge success in theaters and on video. The story finds a lion cub, son of a king, who is sent into exile after a rival uncle sabotages his father. The little hero finds his way into the "circle of life" with some new friends and eventually comes back to reclaim his proper place.
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Tuesday, May 24, 7 pm
Shrek 2 (2003)

The lovably ugly green ogre returns with his green bride and furry, hoofed friend in Shrek 2. The newlywed Shrek and Princess Fiona are invited to Fiona's former kingdom, Far Far Away, to have the marriage blessed by Fiona's parents--which Shrek thinks is a bad, bad idea, and he's proved right.
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

BUSINESS LIBRARY PROGRAMS

The BPL Business Library will host the following program for May 2005. Registration is required. Please register online at www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718.623.7000, option 4.

ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES
Tuesday, May 24, 6-8 pm
BPL Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Arcola Robinson at ext. 1248. Or visit the BPL Business Library website: www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Citigroup Foundation is the corporate sponsor of 2005 educational programs at the Business Library.

ADULT PROGRAMS AT NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES

BPL libraries offer poetry readings, reading and discussion groups, chess clubs, free movies, knitting and crocheting workshops, and so much more. Visit your community library for some of these special spring programs:

THE FLUSHING CYCLE: BY ALVIN ENG
Thursday, May 19, 4 pm

Alvin Eng is the author of the one-man autobiographical show, The Flushing Cycle. Deemed "a realistic playwright" by New York Newsday, Prof. Eng is described as a "Flushing native [who] has a knack for finding himself in unusual situations. As a child in one of the first Chinese-American families to settle in the area in the early 1960s, Eng walked a tenuous line between the Jewish and Italian Catholic cultures that dominated his neighborhood."
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

CHINESE TEA CULTURE DISCUSSION
Monday, May 23, 1:30 pm

The art of drinking and serving tea plays a major cultural role in China. It inspires poetry and songs. Mutual love of tea cements lifelong friendships. Jun-Heng Xu will demonstrate the rituals of tea making, display beautiful teapots and cups, and share tea with the audience. This program will be presented in English.
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

TENANTS' RIGHTS IN NYC
Tuesday, May 31, 6 pm

Jenny Laurie, director of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, will discuss housing issues as they relate to tenants'
rights. Topics include how to get repairs and required services, the rights of tenants living in public housing, and rent stabilization and lease rights.
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

ONE MAN CIRCUS: MARK STOLZENBERG

Mark Stolzenberg performs comedy, unicycle, balancing, acrobatics, juggling, clowning, dance, and mime… Slapstick at its best.

Monday, May 2, 6 pm
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Wednesday, May 4, 3:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

ADULT POETRY WORKSHOP: JUMBIES AND DUMPLINS
Thursdays, May 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 pm

The Cave Canem Foundation presents "Jumbies and Dumplins: Poetry of the Ordinary and the Fantastic." In this poetry workshop, instructor R. Erica Doyle will explore the poetry of the ordinary and the extraordinary in daily life. Where do the fantastic and the mundane meet? What is the magic (jumbies) in our realism (dumplins)? Using a variety of group and individual techniques designed to unleash the creative spirit, participants will engage in exercises that explore the boundaries of language, poetry, imagination, identity and place.
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN PROGRAMS

LEARNING IN LIBRARIES

Thanks to generous funding by The Wallace Foundation, BPL is introducing new children's programs, collections and services at its neighborhood libraries as part of the Learning in Libraries initiative.

POETRY AS THEATER
Ages 10 & up

Discover all the stories, memories and beliefs that live inside a single word! Performance poet and writer Nadine Mozon reveals how to "explode" a word by writing down all the words and phrases that first come to mind. Explore how images, rhythms and the senses come alive through language that helps young adults say what they mean and mean what they say. Presented by Urban Stages.

Wednesdays, May 4 & 11, 4:30 pm
Walt Whitman Library, 93 St. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244

Thursdays, May 5 & 12, 4 pm
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Fridays, May 6 & 13, 4 pm
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Thursdays, May 19 & 26, 4 pm
Ulmer Park Library, 2602 Bath Avenue, 718.265.3443

TEEN INFORMATION FAIR
Saturday, May 21, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Teens get the information they need on colleges, job opportunities, community resources and much more. This project is supported by a Parent and Child Library Services grant from the New York State Library, New York State Education Department.
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

JOB SEARCH TIPS FOR TEENS

Tuesday, May 17, 4 pm
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Friday, May 27, 4 pm
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.6547

JERRY JOY MUSIC
Ages 6 & up

Kids spark their imaginations as they sing, dance, act and "shout out" into the microphone with Jerry Joy Music.

Monday, May 9, 10 am
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Wednesday, May 25, 4 pm
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

PUPPETRY IN PRACTICE
Ages 6 & up

The joy of telling a story comes alive with the magic of puppetry. Enjoy crafts and storytelling at this fun puppet show for children.

Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 am
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Tuesday, May 10, 11 am
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208

Tuesday, May 10, 4 pm
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Monday, May 11, 11 am
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE WORKSHOP
Ages 9 & up

Learn dances from Africa and the Caribbean at this workshop with dancer Jerbean Gilkes.

Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 pm
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Thursday, May 19, 4 pm
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

MARCO THE MAN OF MYSTERIES!
Wednesday, May 11, 4 pm
Ages 7 & up

Meet "The Magician Who Drove Across America Blindfolded in 7 Days." Recently featured on CNN, FOX, CBS and NBC, Marco the Man of Mysteries will be giving a special live magic erformance called "The Magic of Reading." Performing miracles with cards, coins and other borrowed objects, Marco will demonstrate how reading books has taken him around the world.
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

CHESS WORKSHOPS
Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 4 pm
Ages 9 & up
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

MEET THE AUTHOR: MO WILLEMS
Thursday, May 12, 3:30 pm
Ages 4-7

Join six-time Emmy Award winner and New York Times bestseller Mo Willems, who spent nine years as a scriptwriter and animator for Sesame Street. Mo's distinctive animated films have been screened at festivals around the world. His new books include The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog! and Knuffle Bunny, a Cautionary Tale.
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

MEET THE AUTHOR: JACQUELINE WOODSON
Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 am
Ages 12 & up

Ms. Woodson is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including Miracle Boys, a searing story about young brothers struggling to survive on their own.
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

DANCES WITH MUSIC AND MASKS
Thursday, May 12, 4 pm
Ages 9 & up

Featuring the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, the repertoire includes Hispanic music and themes, and choreography raging form comical and whimsical to abstract and dramatic.
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

ZOO ON THE MOVE
Ages 6 & up

The Prospect Park Zoo outreach program uses creative, engaging activities to bring elements of the zoo into the Brooklyn community. Through a combination of storytelling, bio-facts, art and music this program fosters an understanding and appreciation of wildlife and the natural world.

Wednesdays, May 11 & 18, 3:30 pm
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Fridays, May 20 & 27, 4 pm
Walt Whitman Library, 93 St. Edwards Street, 718.935.0244

FISH KITE WORKSHOP WITH MADDY ROSENBERG
Ages 8 & up

Kids create a Japanese "flying carp" kite with bright colors and abstract shapes of their own design!

Wednesday, May 4, 3:30 pm
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Tuesday, May 17, 4 pm
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

STORYTELLING WITH TAMMY HALL
Wednesday, May 25, 10:30 am
Ages 6 & up

Tammy Hall uses storytelling to bring children together and guide them on a journey to the world's cultures and landscapes through imagination.
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Ages 9 & up

Mark Ziemann enjoys seeing students get interested in a project and helping them work through obstacles during the process of making art.

Friday, May 6, 4 pm
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Friday, May 13, 3:30 pm
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Wednesday, May 18, 1 pm
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815


Friday, May 20, 4 pm
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709


Friday, May 27, 3:30 pm
Ryder Library, 5902 23rd Avenue, 718.331.2962

POETRY WORKSHOP
Thursdays, May 5 & 12, 4 pm
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311


TEEN MOTHERS: REALITIES – A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday, May 3, 4 pm
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721


CHESS CLUB
Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 4 pm
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571


BEDFORD-STUYVESANT CREATIVE ARTS AND SMALL PRESS FAIR
Saturday, May 7, 11 am – 5 pm
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606


READING RAINBOW YOUNG WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS CONTEST CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 7, 1 pm

Join BPL in honoring the winners of the Reading Rainbow contest, sponsored in conjunction with WNET Thirteen. Storyteller Tammy Hall and magician Daryl Barnes will perform, and Tammy will read the winning entries, written by children in kindergarten through third grade.
Central Library, 1st Floor Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

SERVICES TO THE AGING

Library programs and services designed especially for older adults, including creative writing workshops, poetry and short story readings, lectures and discussions, music, art, theater and comedy performances, films, author readings and much more at numerous neighborhood libraries and senior centers. For more information call 718.376.6185.

ELDER CRAFTSMAN PROGRAM
Wednesday, May 18 & 25, 1-3 pm
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086


Service to the Aging is partially funded by Coordinated Outreach Library Services aid from the New York State Education Department, administered by the State Library's Division of Library Development. Additional support is provided by The Rhodebeck Charitable Trust.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

2-DAY HEALTH FAIR: IT’S A HEALTH AFFAIR
Saturday, May 14, 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 15, 1 – 5 pm

Collect a gift voucher at the Welcome Desk, and get free screenings and information on blood pressure, allergies, asthma, cholesterol, heart care, diabetes, fibroids, OB/GYN, hearing, breast cancer, eye care, prostate cancer, dental care, Parkinson's disease, nutrition, weight control, Alzheimer's disease, HIV and STDs. Receive information on low cost and no cost insurance. Learn how to use BPL's health databases and more!
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Funded in part with a grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

MEDICAID INFORMATION
Thursday, May 12, 10:30 am

In this instructional program, The Community Service Society of NY will help Medicaid beneficiaries make the best enrollment decisions for themselves and their families.
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS AND OBTAIN A BUSINESS LOAN
Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 am

Owning your own business may be within your reach. If you dream of starting a small business, attend this informal seminar to find out how to get the information and financing you need. Bring your questions and take the first step toward getting your ideas off the ground. This program is sponsored by the Business Outreach Center (BOC).
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

BASICS OF IMMIGRATION LAW
Tuesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

Learn the basics of immigration law in this free workshop presented by the New York Immigration Coalition. Topics will include temporary nonimmigrant visas, obtaining lawful permanent residency through family or employer sponsors, naturalization and citizenship, issues for undocumented immigrants, updates on the latest developments in immigration policy, proposed reforms and more.
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

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