Our Streets, Our Stories

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Our Streets, Our Stories: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Oral History Project


Our Streets, Our Stories training dates


Our Streets, Our Stories is an oral history project that records our neighbors' stories about Brooklyn's neighborhoods. Come to a training to learn how to conduct and record a successful oral history interview. Recordings will be placed in our permanent archive.

This project is provided by the Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection and the Services for Older Adults department. This project will be ongoing, collecting as many interviews as possible. You do not have to come to a training to become an interviewer or interviewee, or both. Each branch is maintaining a sign-up sheet to match up people that are available to interview others, and those that want to tell their stories.

This project will be located at the Leonard, Kings Bay and Flatbush Libraries.

You can attend either training session; it is not necessary to attend both sessions at a branch.

Leonard Library
Saturday, March 1, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday, March 11, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Kings Bay Library
Monday, March 3, 1:00PM - 2:30PM CANCELLED!!!!

Rescheduled for: Monday March 24th, 1-2:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Flatbush Library
Saturday, March 22, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Wednesday, March 26, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

For more information about becoming an interviewer and/or an interviewee, please call the Services for Older Adults department at 718.236.1760, or call the Leonard Library (718.486.3365), the Flatbush Library (718.856.0813) or the Kings Bay Library (718.368.1709).

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Services for Older Adults 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 ongoing support for this project is generously provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.