September 2008 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

August 6, 2008

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY)August 1, 2008- Schools back in session and Brooklyn Public Library has everything you need to succeed. We have tons of activities, programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public.

Back To School Party
If you’re like most parents, your kids are probably suffering from a slight case of the back to school blues. Brooklyn Public Library and Habana Outpost have the cure. Join BPL at Brooklyn’s own Habana Outpost for the Back to School Party on Labor Day. Come out on Monday, September 1 from 12-4 PM for a party like none other. A dance party, face painting, story time, library card sign up and eco friendly crafts are all part of the days festivities. So bid farewell to summer and boogie on over to Habana Outpost for a day to remember.


For Adults

Classes & Workshops

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Sep 8, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Jewelry Making Workshop
Learn to design beautiful pieces of jewelry like bracelets and earrings using beads from all over the world.
Monday, Sep 17th, 6:30 PM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Sep 10, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop
Learn how to search for grants.
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2 PM
First come, first served
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Swap
Saturday, Sep 13, 3 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Lenders' Roundtable: Finance Alternatives for your Business
A panel discussion with representatives from various sources of capital
Tuesday, Sep 23, 6 PM
Register at biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Sept 24, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesdays, 10 AM
Registration Required
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring your laptop to the library and get the answers to basic questions.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:45 AM
Registration Required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Fridays, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Exhibitions

All exhibitions run September 9 – November 1 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100. (Unless otherwise noted)

Coney Island: Beyond the Boardwalk by Steve Hoffman
Photographic portraits of Coney Island residents that reflect both the positive and negative changes that this community has seen in the last few years.
Grand Lobby

Woodcuts and Related Images by Rebecca Aidlin
Woodcut prints incorporating calligraphic line, text, monoprint and rubbings, along with the color studies and woodblocks used to create them.
Foyer Gallery Cases

Páginas de una Herencia (Pages of a Heritage) by Felix Plaza
Prints and silk screens that pay homage to the ancestors of this artist and printmaker.
Foyer Gallery Cases

At Gleason’s Gym by Ted Lewin
Original artwork from a picture book by this author and illustrator which portrays the gym where such legendary champions as Muhammad Ali and Jake LaMotta practiced.
Youth Wing

Brown Paper Bag, Beneath the Surface Wallpaper and Our Soldier Boys by Shervone Neckles
Artists’ books and mixed media works that investigate the parallel between personal family photos and the historical representation of the “black” image in popular culture.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Film Screenings

Movie: The Kite Runner
Enjoy this free film screening.
Thursday, Sep 11, 3:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Movie: His Wife's Lover
Enjoy this free film screening. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Monday, Sep 22, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Music and Arts

Baryna Entertainment
See costumed dance and magicians perform Russian dances and songs.
Monday, Sep 8, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Nepo Soteri with opening act Charles Moore Dance Company
Soteri’s music is influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds of Tanzania. Charles Moore Dance Company opens this free concert.
Saturday, Sep 13, 2 PM
Central Library Plaza, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Harmonica Virtuoso Jia-Yi He
This world-class harmonica player performs music ranging from classical and jazz to compositions from his native China.
Thursday, Sep 18, 2 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Andy Statman
Catch a live performance by Andy Statman
Thursday, Sep 18, 7 PM
Visit www.smarttix.com for tickets $10 ($7 students and seniors)
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Outdoor Concert Series: Claude Gomis
Rudy Gomis creates music that ranges from dance hall and ska to funk. The steel band CASYM opens this free concert.
Saturday, Sep 20, 2 PM
Central Library Plaza, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

David Krakauer and the BPL Chamber Players
Krakauer presents a recital exploring his re
Sunday, Sep 21. 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Mr. Z
Catch a live performance by Jazz singer Mr. Z
Thursday, Sep 25, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Readings & Discussions

General Petr Grigorenko and His Legacy
Discuss the historic Russian figure.
Saturday, Sep 20, 12 PM
Brighton Beach Library,16 Brighton First Road, 718.946. 2917

Russian Literary Series: Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Khrzhanovsky, an animator, screens excerpts of his films.
Sunday, Sep 21, 1:30 PM
This program is in Russian.
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Tragedy of Babii Yar
Attend a lecture on this tragic massacre in Ukraine during WWII
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library,16 Brighton First Road, 718.946. 2917

Loving Frank
Discuss this novel by Nancy Horan
Thursday, Sep 25, 2 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Discuss this novel by Khaled Hosseini
Monday, Sep 25, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Dishwashers, Neurosurgeons and Nannies: Why We Need Immigrants
Andrew Hacker discusses the positive impacts of immigration on American society.
Sunday, Sep 28, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


For Kids

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Monday, Sep 8, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Dance Revolution & Double Dutch
Dance, jump rope, eat snacks and make lanyards!
Monday, Sep 8, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Russian American Kids Circus
The Russian American Kids Circus is a circus of delight. Trained and produced by Moscow Circus veterans, these artists dazzle audiences with their synchronized acrobatics, unicycling, juggling, and daring aerial feats.
Saturday, Sep 13, 2 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Hollywood Squares
Compete for prizez in this quiz game!
Monday, Sep 15, 4 PM
Coney Island Library 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Toddler Time with First RIF
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details
Wednesday, Sep 17, 11 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Magician Michael Lee
Michael's boundless energy, imaginative tricks and innovative concepts will delight and boggle the mind, all the while creating an experience far beyond the limits of traditional mystery and magic.
Tuesday, Sep 23, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time and Take-a-Book
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book!
Thursday, Sep 25, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Homeschooler's Hour
Mondays, 11 AM
Park Slope Library, 431 Sixth Avenue, 718.832.1853

Homework Help
Get free homework help from a trained adult volunteer. For grades 1 through 8.
Mondays, 3 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

American Idol!
Do you have what it takes to be the next American Idol?
Mondays, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, Second floor tech room, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

Drawing with Sidney
Come learn to draw with local artist Sidney! Materials provided.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

After-School Stories
Enjoy stories, music and crafts for kids with and without disabilities.
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM No session Sep 11
The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

Children's Illustration Workshop
Express your creativity through the art of illustration.
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Junior Reading Club
Improve your reading skills.
Thursdays, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

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


For Teens

Teen Time Scavenger Hunt
Compete in our online scavenger hunt by searching for information and answering questions, and win prizes!
Friday, Sep 12, 4 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Back-to-School Study Tips
Monday, Sep 15, 3:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Manga Mania!
Learn to draw manga, and discuss your favorite manga artists.
Tuesday, Sep 16, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Open Mic
Show your stuff in front of a live audience.
Wednesday, Sep 17, 4 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Music Appreciation
Listen to and learn about different kinds of music with friends.
Friday, Sep 19, 4 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Self-Esteem Workshop
Presented by Family Services Network of NYC, Inc.
Thursday, Sep 25, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Video Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PlayStation2, American Idol and much more!
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Tell Your Story
Tell your story through stories, poetry, music and more.
Mondays, 4 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225

Electronic Classroom
Create music mixes and podcasts about books you've read to add to our wiki.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Fantasy Sports League
Manage your own team in cyberspace.
Fridays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220



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