September 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

August 3, 2010

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) August 3, 2010 - This September, programs, classes and events abound at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL.) Enjoy events for all ages from book discussions to bookmaking programs. As always, all events are free and open to the public; because times are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead or checking the website when planning your next visit. Also, visit our newly erected community mural located at LaVida Shoes 5402-04 5 th Avenue.


Featured Event
A Warming up for the Brooklyn Book Festival
Making Books Sing
In 1929, New York’s first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, transforms her East Harlem library into a welcoming community center for all, through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold.
Saturday, Sep 11, 11AM
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Bookmaking 101
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a series of books that are fun and easy to make. The workshop includes envelope books, accordion books, flag books, tunnel books, basic pop ups and binding methods. All materials will be provided. Come be part of the fun while tapping into your creative powers!
Saturday, Sep 11, 12PM
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Lincoln Center presents…Newgrass / Bluegrass
Bluegrass band Astrograss, from New York presents their take on Bluegrass in a new era in New York. Traditional and new works featured on guitar, violin, banjo, bass, and vocals. This show will have everyone tapping their feet and clapping their hands. Absolutely entertaining for any age, this group won the Time Out New York Kids Battle of the Bands in recent years, and is a staple of the grown-up bluegrass circuit, including the South by Southwest festival! They even turn popular hip-hop music from today into catchy bluegrass tunes that find audiences singing along!
Saturday, Sep 11, 1PM
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Adults

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Sep 1, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Monday, Sep 6, 11 AM [LIBRARY CLOSED]
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, Sep 7 & 21, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesday, Sep 8, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesday, Sep 22, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue 718.241.3973
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707


Growing Dollars and Sense: Selecting the Right Investments
Learn how to weed out the good investments from the questionable ones, as well as how to avoid scams and risky investments.
Wednesday, Sep 1, 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursday, Sep 16, 6 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Sep 2, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Computer & Internet Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Sep 7, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Foundation Center Database Workshop
Learn how to search for grants and awards in the Foundation Center's online databases.
Thursday, Sep 9, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Philosophy Discussion Group
Fridays, Sep 10 & 24, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Pre-GED Class Registration
Register for free pre-GED classes. You will practice reading comprehension, writing strategies, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will help you pass the GED. Please arrive on time and plan to stay for three hours. For adults 17 and older who are not enrolled in school.
Monday, Sep 13, 10 AM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Wednesday, Sep 15, 5 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Monday, Sep 13, 3 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Thursday, Sep 23, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Book Discussion
Call for this session's title.
Monday, Sep 13, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Sep 29, 6:30 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Thursday, Sep 30, 2 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Sep 14, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Thursday, Sep 16, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesday, Sep 29, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Sep 14, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Technology Series: Email Marketing Workshop
Learn how to use the email marketing software Constant Contact to save time, track your customers and maximize your marketing efforts. Register by visiting www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or by calling 718.623.7000 and selecting option 4.
Tuesday, Sep 14, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Career Searching Online
Wednesday, Sep 15, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Russian Literary Series: Local Author Showcase
Poets Alexander Stessin and Vladimir Druk join writer Pavel Lembersky and Mark Kopelev for a reading from their recently published books. This event is in Russian.
Sunday, Sep 19, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion: The Believers
Discuss this novel by Zoë Heller.
Monday, Sep 20, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Sep 21, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Tuesday, Sep 28, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesday, Sep 29, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Technology Series: Making Social Media Work
A representative from TheGuruOfSales.com teaches you to expand your professional network and create buzz about your business using Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook. Register by visiting www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or by calling 718.623.7000 and selecting option 4.
Tuesday, Sep 21, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Growing Dollars and Sense: Financial Empowerment Fair
Get information on budgeting, savings, debt concerns, foreclosure prevention, identity theft prevention and more. There will be free group workshops on credit and debt, free government benefit screenings and free financial education information.
Saturday, Sep 25, 10:30 AM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM
Enjoy this free film screening.
Monday, Sep 27, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Tuesday, Sep 28, 6 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 & 6 PM
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Mondays, 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

Scrabble
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

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

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

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

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library , 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

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


Blue Stocking Club
Join this book discussion group. Call for each session’s title.
Fridays, 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Fridays, 2 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





Babies & 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.
Wednesdays, Sep 8 & 22, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Tuesdays, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Tuesdays, 11:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Preschoolers Have Fun!
Enjoy story time, movies and craft-making activities. Ages 3 to 5.
Saturday, Sep 11, 11:30 AM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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, Sep 13 & 27, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Friday, Sep 24, 10 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Fridays, 11 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Sep 14 & 28, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

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.
Monday, Sep 20, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Mondays, 11 AM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Wednesdays, 10 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365



Kids’ Events


PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesday, Sep 1, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815

Weekend Stories
Enjoy stories, music and crafts for kids with and without disabilities.
Saturday, Sep 4, 11:30 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays, Sep 7 & 21, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Friday, Sep 24, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Karaoke
Wednesday, Sep 8, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, Sep 8, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenuem 718.241.3973

Games
Tuesdays, Sep 14 & 28, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesday, Sep 15, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Friday, Sep 17, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Wednesday, Sep 22, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time & Take-a-Book
Hear great stories and take home a free book! Ages 3 to 8.
Thursday, Sep 23, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Mondays, 6 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

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, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Teen Events
Origami
Thursday, Sep 2, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

DIY Teens
Do-it-yourself crafts for forward-thinking teens!
Wednesday, Sep 8, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Sep 9, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Mondays, 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

Wii Gaming
Play Wii Sports or Wii Play with your friends.
Thursday, Sep 9, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue 718.241.3973

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Thursday, Sep 16, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesdays, Sep 21 & 28, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Wednesdays, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Sep 23, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Thursday, Sep 30, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue 718.241.3973y

Games
Thursday, Sep 30, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924


Exhibitions
All exhibitions run September 21, 2010 – January 23, 2011 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

Drawn in Brooklyn • curated by John Bemelmans Marciano
Brooklyn Public Library presents a festival and exhibition of children's book art curated by John Bemelmans Marciano and featuring the work of over 30 illustrators who live and work in Brooklyn, from the most exciting newcomers in publishing to the legends of the business.

The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces of art from such books as Duck for President, the Curious Garden, Moonshot, and Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and includes such Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winners as Leo and Diane Dillon, Brian Selznick, Paul O. Zelinsky, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, and Brian Pinkney.

The original picture book art of 34 illustrators is featured in the Grand Lobby. In the Youth Wing, the artists reveal the process behind their work with sketches, models, tools and more.

Special Event for Drawn in Brooklyn
Panel Discussion: My Inspiration
Children's book author and illustrator John Bemelmans Marciano, the grandson of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans, discusses the world of children's literature and illustration with fellow illustrators R. Gregory Christie (Bad News for Outlaws, The Champ), Sophie Blackall (Big Red Lollipop, Meet Wild Boars) John Rocco (Fu Finds the Way, Moonpowder) and Melanie Cecka, Bloomsbury's editorial director for children's literature.
Sunday, Sep 26, 2 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center

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