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A LOOK INSIDE YOUR LIBRARY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS M A R C H , A P R I L & M AY 2 0 12

Publish your book p. 3

Learn a new technical skill p. 6 – 8

Develop your business plan p. 3

Indulge in the cultural arts p. 9

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO

Find Your Inspiration at the Library Reasons to Brooklyn is known throughout the world as a center of creativity and innovation, from its vibrant musicians, artists and performers to its exciting, groundbreaking restaurants. Throughout its history, the Borough has been a hub for some of the country’s most influential writers, including Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Marianne Moore. In 1855, Walt Whitman designed and selfpublished the first edition of Leaves of Grass in Brooklyn. Today, this rich literary tradition continues, with some of the most acclaimed writers of our time living and working in Brooklyn, including Paul Auster, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jonathan Lethem, as well as recent Pulitzer Prize winners Ron Chernow and Jennifer Egan. Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) believes it is of paramount importance that we support our creative community and act as a conduit for the exchange of ideas. One of the latest ways we are pursuing these objectives is through the new Espresso Book Machine (EBM) located in Central Library’s Grand Lobby. In addition to printing on-demand millions of titles, the EBM allows Brooklynites to self-publish their own books. More than 150 years after Leaves of Grass was first published, we hope to encourage other Brooklyn residents to put their ideas to paper. We are holding a naming competition for our EBM; for information on how to submit entries, please visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/central/ebm. One of the greatest ways we can continue to enrich the imaginations of Brooklynites is by offering the latest books, DVDs, eBooks and more, from current Oscar-winning films to nonfiction works, that illuminate cultures from around the globe. To offset the cost of revitalizing our collections, this March we are kicking off our annual Support our Shelves campaign. BPL’s goal is to raise $500,000 by June 30. Every contribution will make a difference in the resources we can provide to our patrons, so please give generously. On behalf of everyone at the Library, thank you for your unwavering support. I hope you are able to get a head start on all you want to achieve this season, whether it’s catching up on your reading list or taking the first steps toward sharing your writing with the Brooklyn community and the wider world.

Support Our Shelves Brooklyn Public Library serves as a vital hub for free access to information and resources in the community. Our customers count on us to provide programming and materials that will help them find the perfect career opportunity, get into the school of their dreams and learn to read, among other things. With your generous contributions, we can continue to be of service to all Brooklynites. Donate today to Support Our Shelves and help us reach our $500,000 fundraising goal. The money raised will help us purchase new books, DVDs and eBooks for the Library. Your support today can make all the difference in the life of a job seeker, student or young reader.

AT&T is a proud supporter of Brooklyn Public Library.

Donate online at https://bpl.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/donate or visit your local library to donate at an ABC kiosk or speak to a librarian.

Very truly,

Linda E. Johnson

Thank You Champion Supporters! Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is proud to partner with our Champion Supporters. Champion Supporters generously give BPL a gift of $25,000 or more. These contributions support programs and services that help Brooklynites achieve their goals at every life stage. If you are interested in supporting BPL as a Champion Supporter or would like more information, please contact Brian Leidy, manager of corporate relations, at 718.230.2207 or b.leidy@brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

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FEATURED STORIES

Win $15,000 to Start Brooklyn’s

Next Great Business!

Have you started a business plan and need motivation to keep going? Or have you been sitting on a great idea for years? Find tools and guidance for success at the Library— orientations begin this month for the 2012 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition. You could win $15,000 to finance your own business! Several well-known Brooklyn businesses rose to prominence by winning PowerUP! in the past, including Bogota Latin Bistro in Park Slope, Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene and Yogasana in Boerum Hill.

2012 PowerUP! Orientation Sessions

Watch out for the top winners of PowerUP! 2011, announced at a January 10 ceremony: Brooklyn Open Acupuncture (first place), a downtown Brooklyn clinic for affordable, individual treatment in a group setting; Love Jac (second place), offering creative greeting cards and customized stationery; and Gotham City Motorsports (second place), an auto parts and accessories store in East New York. To participate in this year’s competition you must attend an orientation. For more information visit us online at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/powerup or call 718.623.7000.

Business & Career Library Tuesday, March 20, 6 PM Thursday, March 29, 6 PM Wednesday, April 4, 9 AM Saturday, April 14, 11 AM Tuesday, April 17, 6 PM Thursday, April 26, 6 PM

(top) Linda E. Johnson, BPL President & CEO; Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner, Department of Small Business Services; Edward Odom, Vice President, Community Development at Citi; Anthony W. Crowell, Chair, BPL Board of Trustees

New Utrecht Library Tuesday, April 3, 6 PM

(middle) Linda E. Johnson; Borough President Marty Markowitz (bottom) Linda E. Johnson; 2011 PowerUP! winners Rebecca Parker and Elizabeth Bishop; Edward Odom

Canarsie Library Wednesday, April 11, 6 PM

Photography by Paula Vlodkowsky

Print Books on Demand at Central Library

New T-shirts Coming Soon! Looking for a fashionable way to support the Library? Be on the lookout for our new Brooklyn Public Library T-shirts, designed by Brooklyn Industries. The new tees will be on sale this spring at Brooklyn Industries locations throughout the Borough and online at www.brooklynindustries. com. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Local authors looking to self-publish are in luck—a new Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is now at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library. Customers can print and bind their original work, whether it is old family recipes or a literary masterpiece to sell online, and have a bookstore-quality book in just minutes.

A Quicker

Check-Out Brooklyn Public Library is working hard to make borrowing materials faster and easier for you. Several neighborhood libraries will temporarily close this spring in order to install Self-Check machines: Mill Basin Library February 18 – March 19 Borough Park Library March 3 – April 2 DeKalb Library March 17 – April 15

In addition to printing personal projects, the Espresso Book Machine has a catalog of books available for purchase and printing on demand via the EBM Shelves program. Visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/central/ ebm for more information, or the Grand Lobby of Central Library to find the EBM and a staff member who will assist you with all your book-printing needs.

This competition is brought to you by Brooklyn Public Library’s Business & Career Library Success Council and Citi Foundation.

Flatbush Library March 31 – April 29 McKinley Park Library April 14 – May 20

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will help us buy new books and materials for our libraries. Get one for yourself and your whole family!

Keats Foundation Highlights Creative Kids The Library has always been home to books. Now we’ll be home to some of the most exciting books yet, hand-made by the most creative, young minds in our five boroughs!

Midwood Library May 12 – June 10 Flatlands Library May 19 – June 17 Be sure to visit us online for information on nearby libraries that are open while these locations are closed—go to www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org and click Closings & Renovations.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library on its annual Ezra Jack Keats/NYC Department of Education Bookmaking Competition (see page 11). Central Library will now be the site of the annual student awards ceremony (May 18) and exhibition of winning entries (opening May 2). To celebrate this exciting occasion, we will also host several fun events at Central Library. Past winners of the competition will read from their latest books on May 10, 17 and 24, and all ages can enjoy a special Ezra Jack Keats Family Day— workshops, books signings and music on May 12 from 1 to 4 PM on Central Library’s Plaza. Visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/culture-arts or call 718.230.2487 for more information and schedule of events. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org


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WHAT YOU’RE READING We asked our friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter to share their recommendations for great spring reads. Here’s what they suggested:

Christopher S.

Rick B.

LaToya L.

Mary P.

Any of the titles by Sue Grafton, Eric Jerome Dickey or Zane

The Winter Without Milk: Stories by Jane Avrich

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin and Hate List by Jennifer Brown

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

WHAT WE’RE READING & WATCHING ADULTS MARCH: Women’s History Month

APRIL: National Poetry Month Birds, Beasts, and Seas: Nature Poems from New Directions

MAY: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

edited by Jeffrey Yang (808.81 B) A rich, delicious treasury of worldwide nature poems, from the pastoral beauty of ancient times to the modern era’s destruction of living things.

DVDs

Audiobooks

Catherine the Great

(DVD) Peek into the life of Catherine II, from the beautiful royal courts of eighteenthcentury Russia to her troubled marriage to Peter III.

City of Life and Death

(DVD) A heartbreaking portrait of life during the Rape of Nanking, the period in 1937 when the imperial Japanese army laid siege to the Chinese capital killing as many as 300,000 civilians.

The FSG Book of TwentiethCentury Latin American Poetry: An Anthology

edited by Ilan Stavans (861 F) A diverse sample of Latin American poems from 84 authors in Spanish, Portuguese, Ladino, Spanglish and several indigenous languages, all with English translations.

Poetry

(DVD KOR) The story of a suburban woman in her 60s who grows interested in poetry while struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and her irresponsible grandson.

I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice

America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines

by Gail Collins (305.40973 C) Traces the history of women in America, from the female settlers who vanished at Roanoke to women of the twenty-first century, noting the influence of societal and political rules.

Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century

by Sheila Rowbotham (303.484 R) Explores the time from the Belle Époque to the Roaring Twenties when women overturned social norms and assumptions to define themselves as individuals.

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (305.4209 U) Examines key works by Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Virginia Woolf to explore the making of history from a woman’s perspective.

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by Elizabeth M. Bonker & Virginia G. Breen (616.85882 B) Though she cannot speak, Elizabeth’s poetry reveals the inner world of autism and the world around us. Alongside her mother’s stirring storytelling, her poetry inspires all to take the next step forward—with hope.

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen (305.8954 B) The stories of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives were inalterably transformed by the Red Army occupation.

Cooper’s Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback

by Alan Moorehead (919.404 M) An intense historical narrative about the harshness of the Australian outback and the people who braved that uncharted country.

The Fat Years: A Novel by Chan Koonchung;

translated by Michael S. Duke (FIC CHEN) In near-future Beijing, the disappearance of a month of official records and human memory is disregarded by everyone except a small circle of friends who kidnap a highranking official to expose the truth.

Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

by Maya Angelou (AUDIO 811 A) An inspirational anthology of poems captures the extraordinary qualities that transcend everyday life.

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts (AUDIO 973.4092 R) The stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr and Sacajawea.

Unaccustomed Earth: Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri

(AUDIO FIC LAHIRI) Eight dazzling stories explore secrets at the heart of family life in diverse places, from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand.


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eBOOKS

TEENS MARCH : Women’s History Month Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself

Poetry

by Mark Mussari (808.1 M) Explores and explains the craft of writing poetry through examples and exercises.

by Jennie Finch with Ann Killion (796.357 F) Addresses the entire life of today’s girl—not just fitness or physical preparation, but how to integrate the lessons of sports into life.

MAY: Jewish Heritage Month & Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires along the Way)

Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

Women at War: The Progressive Era, World War I and Women’s Suffrage, 1900 – 1920

Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust

by Sue Macy (796.6082 M) Explores the role the bicycle played in the women’s liberation movement.

The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America’s Women of the West by Holly George-Warren Describes the skills, savvy and bravery of the women who helped settle the American West. A Faraway Island by Annika Thor; translated by Linda Schenck In 1939 Sweden two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the Nazis. While one settles quickly, the other feels stranded with a cold, unforgiving foster mother.

by Trina Robbins; Anne Timmons & Mo Oh (Illus.) (B RENEE R) Presents the story of a Jewish girl who escaped the Nazis and became a comic book artist in New York.

by Jane Bingham (973.91 B) Describes American women’s lives from 1900 to 1920, including family and working life, roles in World War I, and gaining the right to vote.

by Allan Zullo & Mara Bovsun (940.5318 Z) Tells the stories of nine Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.

APRIL: National Poetry Month

by Jill Rubalcaba (B PEI R) A biography of the renowned architect that focuses on six of his signature buildings.

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

Kids

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman; Pamela Zagarenski (Illus.) The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.

I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose

Teens

by Gary Soto (811 S) Captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts and feel the thrill of first love.

Bitter Melon by Cara Chow Encouraged by a teacher, a Chinese American high school senior asserts herself against her demanding, old-school mother and carves out an identity for herself.

KIDS MARCH: Women’s History Month Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

by Linda Glaser; Claire A. Nivola (Illus.) (J B LAZARUS G) The story of Emma Lazarus, who advocated for arriving immigrants in New York City in the 1880s and who wrote a famous poem for the Statue of Liberty. (eBook available)

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

by Carrie Jones; Mark Oldroyd (Illus.) (J B EDMONDS J) A picture book biography of this Canadian-born woman who donned multiple disguises as a spy in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Yes She Can! Women’s Sports Pioneers

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

by Joyce Sidman; Beth Krommes (Illus.) (J 811 S) Poetic text and scratchboard illustrations celebrate the spirals found in nature, including snail shells, flower petals, elephant tusks and crashing waves.

MAY: Jewish Heritage Month & Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

by Susan Goldman Rubin; Bill Farnsworth (Illus.) (J B SENDLEROWA R) This picture book recounts the story of a young Catholic social worker in Poland who defied the Nazis and risked her life by saving and hiding Jewish children.

by Glenn Stout (J 796.0922 S) Profiles five prominent female athletes that overcame adversity and discrimination, including historic swimmer Trudy Ederle and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick. (eBook available)

Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust

APRIL: National Poetry Month

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illus.) (J 811 G) Eloquent poems describe 1915 to 1930, when many African Americans left the South for better lives in the industrial cities of the North.

Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word

by Bob Raczka; Nancy Doniger (Illus.) (J 811.6 R) This clever new poetic form—part anagram, part rebus, part riddle—turns word puzzles into poetry.

by Ruth Thomson (J 940.5318 T) Through inmates’ voices, Terezín explores the lives of Jewish people in one of the most infamous Nazi transit camps during World War II.

by Adeline Yen Mah (J B MAH C) Adeline, whose mother died giving birth to her, is considered bad luck by her family and treated poorly by her father’s new wife. (eBook available)

The Year of the Dog: A Novel

by Grace Lin (J FIC L) A young Taiwanese American girl applies the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog—making best friends and finding oneself—to her own life. (eBook available)

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora An original collection of poems, each narrated by a teen who shares unique thoughts, moments, sadness or heart’s desires. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon (FIC PON) When Ai Ling accompanies Chen Yong on his quest to find his father, she uses her growing supernatural powers to save Chen Yong from the curses that follow her.

Adults A History of Women in America by Carol Hymowitz & Michaele Weissman This narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women’s roles in America from colonial to modern times. Tales of Old Japan by A. B. Mitford This famous collection of Japanese historical stories, fairy tales, customs and traditions was compiled by one of the first foreign diplomats in Japan. Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets under 25 selected by Naomi Shihab Nye These featured poets are inspiring, talented, stunning, remarkable and wise, and they want you to let them in.

Thank you to BPL’s selection librarians for their help in choosing all titles. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org


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Limber Up For Literacy: Yoga & Story Time (Birth to Five Years) Wednesday, Mar 7, 10:15 am Kings Highway Library

Arlington Library Internet Basics Class (Adults) Learn how to search the internet and understand the parts of a website. Wednesday, Mar 14, 1 pm Database & Research (Adults) Learn how to conduct research while using the Library’s online databases. Wednesday, Mar 21, 1 pm Bay Ridge Library Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesdays, 1 pm Bedford Library Email Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Thursdays, Mar 1, 15 & 29, 11 am Knitting Circle (Adults) Work on current or new projects. Wednesdays, 5 pm Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Call to register. Thursdays, 11 am No session Mar 29 Brighton Beach Library Movie: Elie Wiesel (Adults) Monday, Mar 12, 1:30 pm Book Discussion: Murder in Jerusalem by Batya Gur (Adults) Monday, Mar 19, 2 pm Lifetime Arts: Memoir Writing (Seniors) Personal storytelling workshops. Registration required. Thursdays, Mar 22 & 29, 2 pm Brooklyn Heights Library Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Tuesdays, 1:30 pm Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Registration required. Wednesdays, 10:45 am Brownsville Library After-School Homework Help (Kids) Tuesdays – Fridays, 4 pm Knitting & Crocheting (Adults) Bring supplies to start a project. Wednesdays, 1 pm

Free NCLEX & USMLE Practice Tests (Adults) Kick start your nursing or medical career with the National Council Licensure Examination or the United States Medical Licensing Examination, respectively. To register, call 718.336.5300, extension 1. For NCLEX, give event code NKBY2001. For USMLE, give event code UKBY2013. Thursday, Mar 22, 4:30 pm Carroll Gardens Library Knitting Club (All Ages) Tuesdays, 4 pm Basement Auditorium Chess Club (All Ages) Bring your own chess clock. Wednesdays, 6:15 pm Central Library Microsoft PowerPoint Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Thursday, Mar 1, 7 pm Room 216 Microsoft Excel 3 Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Saturday, Mar 3, 10 am & 4 pm Room 216 Brooklyn Open (Teens) An open mic for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Arrive early to get on the list. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC. Monday, Mar 5, 5 pm Dweck Center Foundation Center Database Workshop (Adults) Learn how to search this database for grants. Wednesday, Mar 7, 2 pm Room 216 GameSpace: Game Design Workshop with Global Kids (Teens) A full-day workshop. Thursday, Mar 8, 10 am Room 216 Princeton Review SAT Class (Teens) Scholastic Aptitude Test strategy session. Pre-register by calling 800.273.8439. Saturday, Mar 10, 1 pm Youth Wing Resume Writing 101 (Adults) Wednesday, Mar 14, 2 pm Room 216

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Computer Basics Class in Authors & Artists (Kids) Spanish (Adults) Reading and art-making with local Wednesday, Mar 14, 5 pm artists! Ages 6 to 12. Room 216 Saturday, Mar 10, 1 pm English Conversation Group Story Time (Birth to Five Years) (Adults) Listen to songs and hear stories. Wednesdays, Mar 21 & 28, 12 pm Wednesdays, 11 am Mondays, 1 pm Tuesdays, 1:30 pm & 6 pm Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursdays, 1 pm & 6 pm Thursdays, 3:30 pm Fridays, 3:45 pm Multilingual Center Business & Career Library Make the Most of Your Time: Effective Workplace Procedures (Adults) Yvonne Surrey of Y.E.S. Surrey Office Services will share tips on how to be more productive at work. Please register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/events or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4). Tuesday, Mar 6, 6 pm Creative Growth: Art’s Impact on Brooklyn’s Economy (Adults) A panel discussion on the various ways art contributes to the community and the economy. A Con Edison Power Breakfast. Please register by visiting www. brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/events or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4). Thursday, Mar 22, 8:30 am

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories (Kids) Hear stories and get a free book! Ages 3 to 7. Thursday, Mar 22, 7:30 pm Youth Wing Interview Skills 101 (Adults) Wednesday, Mar 28, 2 pm Room 216

Chinese Conversation: Beginner Level (Adults) Wednesdays, 3 pm Multilingual Center

After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 3:30 pm Saturdays, 10 am

Lifetime Arts: Drawing from Life (Seniors) A nine-week course covering the basics of visual art. Registration required. Thursdays, 2 pm No session Mar 1 Room 214

Flatbush Library

French Conversation Group: Beginner & Intermediate Levels (Adults) Fridays, 10:30 am Multilingual Center

Weekend Stories for Preschoolers (Birth to Five Years) Get your child ready to read. Saturdays, Mar 10, 11 am No session Mar 3

Tango Workshop (Adults) The first hour is for beginners, and the second is for advanced dancers. Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm No session Mar 31 Dweck Center Lobby

Microsoft Word Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Wednesday, Mar 21, 11 am

Clarendon Library Internet Workshop: Free Money for College (Adults) Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and more. Wednesday, Mar 14, 1:30 pm Arts & Crafts (Kids) Wednesday, Mar 28, 3:30 pm GameSpace: Wii Gaming (Teens) Thursdays, 3:30 pm Clinton Hill Library Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Fridays, Mar 16 & 23, 11:15 am Comics Design (Teens) Thursday, Mar 15, 4 pm Coney Island Library Pictionary (Kids) Tuesday, Mar 6, 4 pm Crochet Circle (Adults) Learn basic crocheting. Mondays, 3 pm No session Mar 26 Crown Heights Library Resume Writing (Adults) Monday, Mar 5, 10:30 am Arts & Crafts (Kids) Tuesdays, 4 pm Wednesdays, 3:30 pm Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 10:30 am Cypress Hills Library Teen Tech Week Geek out @ your library! Thursday, Mar 8, 4 pm Book Discussion (Adults) Tuesday, Mar 27, 6 pm DeKalb Library Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Saturdays, Mar 10 & 31, 11 am Dyker Library

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults) Wednesday, Mar 28, 2 pm Reverend Elsie Smith Room

Book Discussion: Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Adults) Monday, Mar 26, 3:15 pm

Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Thursday, Mar 29, 1 pm Room 216

Teen RIF Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3 pm

Spanish Conversation Group: Beginner & Intermediate Levels (Adults) Mondays, 6:30 pm Multilingual Center

Eastern Parkway Library

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GameSpace: Game Design Workshop Series (Teens) Join us for a four-part game design workshop series led by expert gamers from Global Kids. Thursdays, Mar 8 & 22, 5:30 pm

Knitting (Adults) Learn and share knitting skills. Saturday, Mar 17, 12 pm Fridays, 12 pm

Crocheting & Knitting Circle (Seniors) Work on current or new projects. Tuesdays, 2:30 pm Flatlands Library

English Conversation Group (Adults) Thursdays, 1 pm

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults) Fridays, 3:30 pm No sessions Mar 9 & 23 Pacific Library Movies (Kids) Thursday, Mar 15, 4 pm Resume Writing (Adults) Bring a USB drive to save your work. Friday, Mar 16 & 30, 11 am Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Tuesdays, 10 am

Leonard Library Microsoft Excel Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Thursday, Mar 1, 1 pm English Conversation Group (Adults) Tuesdays, 6 pm Yoga (Adults) Tuesdays, 6:45 pm

Red Hook Library Teen Tech Week Geek out @ your library. Tuesday, Mar 6, 3:30 pm Rugby Library Story Play (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Fridays, 10:30 am Saratoga Library

Macon Library RIF (Kids) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Mondays through Saturdays, 3 pm

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years) Children meet, make friends and play. For children with and without disabilities. Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Fort Hamilton Library

Mapleton Library

Sheepshead Bay Library

RIF (Kids) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

Teen Advisory Group (Teens) Give input to make your library work for you! Wednesday, Mar 28, 4 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Wednesdays, 4 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Tuesdays, 6 pm

Lifetime Arts: Short Story Writing (Seniors) A creative writing workshop. Registration required. Culminates in a public reading on April 4. Wednesdays, 11 am

Our Garden Club (Kids) Learn about nature through gardening, stories and crafts. For kids with and without disabilities. Tuesdays, 4:30 pm

After-School Homework Help (Kids) Fridays, 3 pm

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 11 am

Gerritsen Library Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, Mar 15, 3 pm Toddler Time with RIF (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Mondays, 11 am RIF (Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Fridays, 2 pm Gravesend Library

Midwood Library Lifetime Arts: Stitch a Quilt (Seniors) A 10-week quilting workshop. Wednesdays, 2 pm No session Mar 14 Crochet Club (Adults) Thursdays, 2 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room Mill Basin Library

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Wednesday, Mar 7, 11 am

Book Discussion: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Adults) Tuesday, Mar 6, 11 am

Book Discussion (Adults) Thursday, Mar 22, 2 pm

Babies & Books with FirstRIF (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 1 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, Mar 29, 3:15 pm Greenpoint Library AARP Tax-Aide (Adults) A free program run by the AARP Foundation to guide people with low to moderate incomes through their taxes. First come, first served. Tuesdays, 2 pm

Teen Time Come play PS2, Rock Band or Guitar Hero with others. Thursdays, 4 pm No session Mar 8 & 22

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm No session Mar 7

Book Discussion: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (Adults) Book will be available at the end of February. Wednesday, Mar 28, 6:15 pm

Greenpoint Hand Skills Presents: Nova Express Workshop (Adults) Use cut-up techniques to make a book or zine. Saturday, Mar 10, 12 pm

New Lots Library

RIF (Kids & Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3 pm

Highlawn Library Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience required. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil and a USB drive to save your work. Thursdays, 3:30 pm

Chess Club (Seniors) Wednesdays, 3 pm Homecrest Library Spring Craft (Kids) Thursday, Mar 22, 4 pm

New Utrecht Library

RIF (Kids & Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Tuesdays, 3:30 pm Fridays, 2:30 pm Chess (Teens) Wednesdays, 4 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Fridays, 1 pm Chess Workshop (All Ages) Fridays, 3:30 pm Sunset Park Library Book Discussion: Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer (Adults) Thursday, Mar 8, 6:30 pm After-School Stories (Kids) Enjoy stories, music and crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5 to 12. Tuesdays, 4:30 pm Tween & Teen Time with RIF Enjoy books, games and music. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Fridays, 3:30 pm Ulmer Park Library RIF (All Ages) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursday, Mar 1 & 8, 3 pm Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Wednesdays, Mar 7 & 21, 11 am Story Time (Kids) Enjoy classic books and songs with others. Ages 3 to 5. Wednesdays, 12 pm Walt Whitman Library Read Together (Kids) Read one-on-one with a librarian. Ages 5 to 12. Wednesdays, 4 pm Williamsburgh Library Aerobics (Adults) Fridays, Mar 2 & 9, 10 am Mondays, Mar 5 & 12, 10 am Wednesday, Mar 7, 10 am Windsor Terrace Library Tween Gaming Tuesdays, 4 pm Thursdays, 4 pm After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 4:30 pm Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Thursdays, 11:30 am

Lifetime Arts: Drawn To Philosophy (Seniors) A 10-week workshop on creative expression, drawing, painting and the meaning of life. Registration required. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.


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Brooklyn Public Library • CALENDAR OF EVENTS • March, April & May 2012

April

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Brooklyn Public Library is closed on April 8 in observance of Easter. Bay Ridge Library Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesdays, 1 pm Bedford Library Knitting Circle (Adults) Work on current or new projects with others. Wednesdays, Apr 4 & 11, 5 pm Brighton Beach Library Lifetime Arts: Memoir Writing (Seniors) Personal storytelling workshops. Registration required. Thursdays, Apr 5, 19 & 26, 2 pm Movie: Pioneers of Primetime (Adults) Monday, Apr 16, 1:30 pm Movie: The Year’s Most Memorable People (Adults) Monday, Apr 30, 1:30 pm Brooklyn Heights Library Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Tuesdays, Apr 3 & 10, 1:30 pm Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Registration required. Wednesdays, 10:45 am Brownsville Library After-School Homework Help (Kids) Tuesdays – Fridays, 4 pm Knitting & Crocheting (Adults) Bring supplies to start a project. Wednesdays, 1 pm

Free Princeton Review SAT Practice Test (Teens) Register by calling 800.273.8439. Saturday, Apr 14, 11 am Youth Wing, Upper Room Computer Basics Class in Spanish (Adults) Wednesday, Apr 18, 5 pm

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories (Kids) Hear stories and get a free book! Ages 3 to 7. Thursday, Apr 26, 7:30 pm Youth Wing Writers Circle (Adults) Wednesdays, 12 pm Room 214 No session Apr 25 Lifetime Arts: Drawing from Life (Seniors) A nine-week course covering the basics of visual art. Registration required. Thursdays, 2 pm Room 214

Story Time (Birth to Five Years) Listen to songs and hear stories. Wednesdays, 11 am No session Apr 4

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Wednesday, Apr 18, 3:30 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Create a new craft each week. Thursdays, 3:30 pm

GameSpace: Wii Gaming (Teens) Make new friends and play Wii games. Thursdays, 3:30 pm No session Apr 12

Business & Career Library

Clinton Hill Library

Free LSAT Practice Test (Adults) Practice strategies to boost your score on the Law School Admission Test. To register call 800.527.8378 or visit www.kaptest. com. Give event code LKBX2002. Saturday, Apr 7, 10 am

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Fridays, Apr 13 & 27, 11:15 AM

Central Library Brooklyn Open (Teens) An open mic for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Arrive early to get on the list. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC. Monday, Apr 2, 5 pm Dweck Center Free GRE Practice Test (Adults) Practice taking the Graduate Record Examination and learn strategies to boost your score. To register call 800.527.8378 or visit www.kaptest.com. Give event code RKBX2003. Saturday, Apr 14, 10 am Trustees’ Room

Dyker Library

Teen RIF Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3 pm

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College (Adults) Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and more. Wednesday, Apr 11, 1:30 pm

Chess Club (All Ages) Improve your chess game. Bring your own chess clock. Wednesdays, 6:15 pm

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Monday, Apr 2, 1:30 pm Wednesdays, 1:30 pm No session Apr 4

Growing Dollars & Sense: Financial Empowerment Fair! (Adults) Connect with service providers, attend workshops on budgeting, credit ratings and identify theft, and talk to counselors about personal financial concerns. No registration necessary. For more information go to www. brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ growingdollars. Saturday, Apr 21, 10:30 am Plaza

Authors & Artists (Kids) Join us for a fun afternoon of reading and art making with local artists! For ages 6 to 12. Saturday, Apr 21, 1 pm

Knitting Club (All Ages) Tuesdays, 4 pm Basement Auditorium

Story Play with FirstRIF/ Read, Play, Grow! (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See a librarian for details. Saturdays, Apr 7 & 14, 11 am

First RIF (Birth to Five Years) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 11:30 am

Clarendon Library

Carroll Gardens Library

Greenpoint Library

Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Thursday, Apr 19, 7 pm Room 216

Bushwick Library

Leasing Commercial Property (Adults) Get tips on negotiating a lease from attorneys from the New York City Bar Association’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project. Register at www. brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 (option 4). Tuesday, Apr 10, 6 pm

DeKalb Library

Comics Design (Teens) Thursday, Apr 19, 4 pm Movie (Adults) Call for title. Tuesdays, 2 pm Coney Island Library Pictionary (Kids) Tuesday, Apr 3, 4 pm Poetry Open Mic (All Ages) Celebrate National Poetry Month. Thursday, Apr 26, 4 pm Crochet Circle (Adults) Learn basic crochet. Mondays, 3 pm Crown Heights Library Resume Writing (Adults) Monday, Apr 2, 10:30 am Arts & Crafts (Kids) Tuesday, Apr 3, 4 pm Wednesdays, 3:30 pm Kids Time Play chess, checkers, dominoes and more. Fridays, 3:30 pm Cypress Hills Library Book Discussion (Adults) Call for title. Tuesday, Apr 24, 6 pm

Lifetime Arts: Seventh Avenue Singers: Give Our Regards to Broadway (Seniors) Shape up your singing voices, explore the history of the Broadway show and perform songs that made the genre famous. Registration required prior to start of workshop. Fridays, 1 pm No session Apr 6 Eastern Parkway Library Knitting (Adults) Learn and share knitting skills with friends. Saturday, Apr 14, 12 pm Fridays, 12 pm After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 3:30 pm Saturdays, 10 am

Writing a Research Paper (Adults) Explore the research process, composing bibliographies and more. Wednesday, Apr 11, 4 pm RIF (Kids) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3pm Highlawn Library Chess Club (Seniors) Wednesdays, 3 pm Homecrest Library Book Discussion: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (Adults) Thursday, Apr 26, 2 pm RIF (Kids & Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Tuesdays, 3:30 pm Fridays, 2:30 pm Chess (Teens) Wednesdays, 4 pm Kensington Library Limber Up For Literacy: Yoga & Storytime (Birth to Five Years) Wednesday, Apr 4, 10:15 am

Flatbush Library Crochet & Knitting Circle (Seniors) Work on current or new projects with others. Tuesdays, 2:30 pm No session Apr 24 Flatlands Library Chess (Kids) Tuesdays, Apr 3 & 17, 3:30 pm Microsoft Word Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Wednesday, Apr 25, 11 am

Kings bay Library Lifetime Arts: Watercolor Painting (Seniors) Learn beginning watercolor painting techniques. Mondays, Apr 23 & 30,1 pm Kings Highway Library GameSpace: Game Design Workshop Series (Teens) Join us for a four-part game design workshop series led by expert gamers from Global Kids. Thursdays, Apr 5 & 19, 5:30 pm

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Wednesdays, 10:30 am

English Conversation Group (Adults) Thursdays, 1 pm No session Apr 26

Fort Hamilton Library

Leonard Library

RIF (Kids) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

Microsoft Excel Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Thursday, Apr 19, 1 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Practice speaking English. Tuesdays, 6 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Tuesdays, 6pm

After-School Homework Help (Kids) Fridays, 3 pm Gerritsen Library Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, Apr 19, 3 pm Spring Book Sale (All Ages) Buy gently used and like-new books, DVDs and VHS tapes in support of the Library! Donations accepted through April 21. Friday, Apr 27, 10 am Saturday, Apr 28, 10 am

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, Apr 4 & 11, 11 am

Lifetime Arts: Stitch a Quilt (Seniors) A 10-week quilting workshop. Wednesdays, 2 pm

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.

English Conversation Group (Adults) Fridays, 1 pm Chess Workshop (All Ages) Fridays, 3:30 pm Stone Avenue Library

New Lots Library Book Discussion: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Adults) Wednesday, Apr 25, 6:15 pm

Lifetime Arts: Quilt Making (Seniors) A creative arts workshop. Registration required. Wednesdays, Apr 3 & 24, 3:30 pm

Phat Phun Poetry Workshop (Tweens & Teens) National Poetry Month event. Tuesdays, 3 pm

Sunset Park Library

RIF (All Ages) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3 pm

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Tuesdays, Apr 10 & 24, 10:30 pm

New Utrecht Library

After-School Stories (Kids) Enjoy stories, music and crafts. For kids ages 5 to 12 with and without disabilities. Tuesdays, 4:30 pm

Poetry Workshop (Teens) Read and write poems. Thursday, Apr 12, 4 pm

Knitting (Adults) Fridays, 3:30 pm

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults) Discuss topics chosen by members of the group. Friday, Apr 27, 3:30 pm

Ulmer Park Library

Lifetime Arts: Drawn To Philosophy (Seniors) A 10-week workshop on creative expression, drawing, painting and the meaning of life. Registration required. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Story Time (3 – 5 yrs.) Enjoy classic books and songs with others. Wednesdays, 12 pm

Pacific Library Email Basics Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Fridays, Apr 6 & 20, 11 am

Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Wednesday, Apr 4 & 18, 11 am

Walt Whitman Library Earth Day Should Be Everyday! (Kids) Learn about earth’s amazing existence and how to make awesome crafts from trash. Friday, Apr 20, 4 pm Read Together (Kids) Read one-on-one with a librarian. Ages 5 to 12. Wednesdays, 4 pm

Movie (Kids) Call for title. Thursday, Apr 26, 4 pm Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Tuesdays, 10 pm Rugby Library Story Play (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Fridays, 10:30 am Saratoga Library Read & Play (Birth to Five Years) Children meet, make friends and play. For kids with and without disabilities. Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Windsor Terrace Library Babies & Books with FirstRIF (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Friday, Apr 20, 10:30 am Scrabble (Adults) Tuesdays, 3 pm After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 4:30 pm No session Apr 11

Lifetime Arts: Public Reading Participants of the Short Story Writing workshop share their work. Wednesday, Apr 4, 11 am

Gravesend Library

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, Apr 26, 3:15 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Wednesdays, 4 pm

Mapleton Library

Chess Club (All Ages) Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

Book Discussion (Adults) Call for title. Thursday, Apr 19, 2 pm

Babies & Books with FirstRIF (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Also earn free books by reading! See a librarian for details. Wednesdays, 1 pm

Sheepshead Bay Library

Yoga (Adults) Tuesdays, 6:45 pm

RIF (Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Fridays, 2 pm

Gravesend Art Exhibit (Adults) Opening reception. Tuesday, Apr 3, 6 pm

Friends of Mill Basin (Adults) Join our Friends Group and raise the community’s awareness and enthusiasm about the Library. Thursday, Apr 19, 4 pm

Midwood Library

Crochet Club (Adults) Thursdays, 2 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room Mill Basin Library Teen Time Play PS2 or Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Thursdays, Apr 12 & 26, 4 pm

Brooklyn Public Library would like to recognize and thank our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21. Over 1,500 Library volunteers have reestablished our neighborhood libraries as centers for cultural exchange and enrichment, empowerment, and success. Adult Literacy Tutors • After-School Homework Helpers • Computer Coaches • First Five Years Volunteers • Multicultural Interns • Reading Troubadours • Resume Coaches • Welcome Ambassadors • and more! To volunteer visit us online at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/support/volunteer or call 718.230.2100.

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Brooklyn Public Library • CALENDAR OF EVENTS • March, April & May 2012

may

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Brooklyn Public Library is closed on May 26, 27 and 28 in observance of Memorial Day. ARLINGTON LIBRARY

CARROLL GARDENS LIBRARY

Paint & Art Therapy (Adults) Use this simple graphics painting program to help create a relaxing environment. Wednesday, May 9, 1 pm

Knitting Club (All Ages) Tuesdays, 4 pm Basement Auditorium

iPod Touch/iPad Basics (Adults) Learn the basics of using your iPod Touch and iPad. You must bring your own device. Wednesday, May 16, 1 pm BAY RIDGE LIBRARY Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesdays, 1 pm Lifetime Arts: Watercolor Painting (Seniors) Learn the basic transparency and chromate properties of watercolors. Wednesdays, 3 pm BRIGHTON BEACH LIBRARY Book Discussion: Theft: Stories by N. S. Köenings (Adults) Monday, May 7, 2 pm Movie: Great Streets: Sunset Boulevard (Adults) Monday, May 28, 1:30 pm Lifetime Arts: Memoir Writing (Seniors) Personal storytelling workshop. Registration required. Culminates in a reading on May 24. Thursdays, 2 pm No session May 31 BROOKLYN HEIGHTS LIBRARY Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Registration required. Wednesdays, 10:45 am BROWNSVILLE LIBRARY After-School Homework Help (Kids) Tuesdays – Fridays, 4 pm No session May 31 Knitting & Crocheting (Adults) Learn to knit or crochet. Bring yarn and a knitting needle to start a project. Wednesdays, 1 pm No session May 30

Chess Club (All Ages) Play and improve your chess. Bring your own chess clock. Wednesdays, 6:15 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Create a new craft each week. Thursdays, 3:30 pm BUSINESS & CAREER LIBRARY You Can Do It Too! Entrepreneur Series for Startups (Adults) Meet the winners of the Library’s 2011 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition and hear how they did it! Please register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/events or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4). Tuesday, May 15, 6 pm You Can Do It Too! Entrepreneur Series for Startups (Adults) Brian Leventhal and John Stires talk about their business concept, the Brooklyn Winery, how they got started and their plans for their multifaceted space in Williamsburg. Please register by visiting www. brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ locations/business/events or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4). Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm

GRAVESEND LIBRARY

Kids Time Play chess, checkers, dominoes and more. Fridays, 3:30 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, May 31, 3:15 pm

CENTRAL LIBRARY Lifetime Arts: Drawing from Life (Seniors) Exhibition of student work from this nine-week visual art course. Thursday, May 3, 2 pm Room 214 Brooklyn Open (Teens) An open mic for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Arrive early to get on the list. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC. Monday, May 7, 5 pm Dweck Center Microsoft Excel 1 Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Saturday, May 12, 10 am & 4 pm Room 216 Princeton Review Class: ACT Strategy Session (Teens) Pre-register by calling 800.273.8439. Saturday, May 12, 1 pm Youth Wing GameSpace: Game Jam Event (Teens) Join gamers and experts to compete and create the best games. Saturday, May 19, 10 am Room 216 Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesday, May 22, 2 pm Room 216 Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories (Kids) Hear stories and get a free book! Ages 3 to 7. Thursday, May 24, 7:30 pm Youth Wing Email Basics Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Wednesday, May 30, 7 pm Room 216

BUSHWICK LIBRARY Story Time (Birth to Five Years) Listen to songs and hear stories. Wednesdays, 11 am

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 10:30 am

CLARENDON LIBRARY Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesday, May 1, 1:30 pm Arts & Crafts (Kids) Have fun doing arts and crafts. Wednesday, May 16, 3:30 pm Game Space: Wii Gaming (Teens) Make new friends and play Wii games. Thursdays, 3:30 pm

CYPRESS HILLS LIBRARY Book Discussion (Adults) Please call for title. Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm DEKALB LIBRARY Story Play with FirstRIF/Read, Play, Grow (Birth to Five Years) At these special events, we’ll show you how to let your child take the lead in playful learning activities. Also earn free books by reading! Saturdays, May 5 & 19, 11 am

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Fridays, May 4 & 18, 11:15 am Comics Design (Teens) Thursday, May 24, 4 pm Movie (Adults) Call for film. Tuesdays, 2 pm No session May 29 CONEY ISLAND LIBRARY Pictionary (Kids) Tuesday, May 1, 4 pm Crochet Circle (Adults) Learn basic crocheting. Mondays, 3 pm

Personal Statement Workshop (Adults) Brainstorm topics, get ideas on paper and learn how to CROWN HEIGHTS LIBRARY write a powerful personal statement essay. To register, call Arts & Crafts (Kids) 800.527.8378 or visit www.kaptest. Wednesdays, May 2 & 9, 3:30 pm com; give event code XKBX2001. Thursday, May 24, 5:30 pm

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GREENPOINT LIBRARY

NEW LOTS LIBRARY

Writing a Research Paper (Adults) Explore the research process, composing bibliographies and more. Wednesday, May 9, 4 pm

Computer Basics Class (Adults) Basic keyboard knowledge is helpful. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil and a USB drive to save your work. Thursdays, May 3, 10 & 17, 3:30 pm

This & That (Kids) Come enjoy arts, crafts, games and other fun stuff! Tuesday, May 15, 4 pm

Book Discussion: Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (Adults) Book will be available at the end of April. Wednesday, May 23, 6:15 pm

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years) Make friends and play. For kids with and without disabilities. Mondays, 10:30 am

DYKER LIBRARY

HIGHLAWN LIBRARY

So You Want to Join the Workforce (Teens) Learn how to dress for success, prepare for interviews and develop resume building techniques. Thursday, May 17, 3:15 pm

Chess Club (Seniors) Wednesdays, 3 pm

NEW UTRECHT LIBRARY

Book Discussion (Adults) Please call for title. Monday, May 21, 3:15 pm Lifetime Arts: Seventh Avenue Singers: Give Our Regards to Broadway (Seniors) Shape up your singing voices, explore the history of the Broadway show and perform songs that made the genre famous. Registration required prior to start of workshop. Fridays, 1 pm EASTERN PARKWAY LIBRARY Knitting (Adults) Learn and share knitting skills with friends. Saturday, May 19, 12 pm Fridays, 12 pm After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 3:30 pm FLATLANDS LIBRARY Internet Basics Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Wednesday, May 23, 11 am Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.) Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Wednesdays, 10:30 am After-School Stories (Kids) Hear stories, sing songs and make something fun. For kids with and without disabilities. Fridays, 4:30 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Practice speaking English. Tuesdays, 6 pm After-School Homework Help (Kids) Fridays, 3 pm GERRITSEN BEACH LIBRARY Toddler Time with FirstRIF (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Mondays, May 7 & 14, 11 am Arts & Crafts (Kids) Thursday, May 10, 3 pm RIF (Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Fridays, 2 pm

Stone Avenue Library Lifetime Arts: Quilt Making (Seniors) A creative arts workshop. Registration required. Wednesdays, 3:30 pm No session May 15 SUNSET PARK LIBRARY

RIF (Kids & Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Thursdays, 3 pm

FORT HAMILTON LIBRARY CLINTON HILL LIBRARY

Book Discussion (Adults) Enjoy our lively book discussions! Please call for this session’s title. Thursday, May 17, 2 pm

Friends Group Meeting (Adults) Join a Friends Group! Help raise awareness, promote resources and events, keep local officials aware of the Library’s importance, and raise funds. For information about groups at other libraries, call 718.230.2238. Thursday, May 17, 4 pm

Lifetime Arts: Drawn to Philosophy (Seniors) A 10-week workshop on creative expression, drawing, painting and the meaning of life. Registration required. Wednesdays, May 2 & 9, 1:30 pm

HOMECREST LIBRARY RIF (Kids & Teens) Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Tuesdays, 3:30 pm Fridays, 2:30 pm

Lifetime Arts: Collage Making (Seniors) A visual art workshop. Registration required. Wednesdays, May 9, 23 & 30, 1 pm

Chess (Teens) Wednesdays, 4 pm KENSINGTON LIBRARY Limber Up for Literacy: Yoga & Story Time (Birth to Five Years) Wednesday, May 2, 10:15 am

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults) Discuss topics chosen by members of the group. Fridays, May 11 & 25, 3:30 pm

Kings bay LIBRARY Lifetime Arts: Watercolor Painting (Seniors) Learn beginning watercolor painting techniques. Mondays, 1 pm

PACIFIC LIBRARY Email Basics Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Fridays, May 4 & 18, 11 am

LEONARD LIBRARY

Resume Writing (Adults) Put together a resume. Bring a USB drive to save your work. Fridays, May 4 & 18, 11 am

Microsoft Excel Class (Adults) Basic computer knowledge required. Thursday, May 3, 1 pm

Mother’s Day Craft (Kids) Create a unique Mother’s Day card. Friday, May 11, 3:30 pm

English Conversation Group (Adults) Tuesdays, 6 pm Yoga (Adults) Tuesdays, 6:45 pm

RED HOOK LIBRARY

MAPLETON LIBRARY

After-School Homework Help (Kids) Tuesdays, 5:30 pm

Computer Basics 1 Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Tuesday, May 29, 1 pm

RUGBY LIBRARY Story Play (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Fridays, 10:30 am

Chess Club (All Ages) Tuesdays, 3:30 pm Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details. Wednesdays, 11 am

SARATOGA LIBRARY Read & Play (Birth to Five Years) Children meet, make friends and play. For kids with and without disabilities. Wednesdays, 10:30 am

MIDWOOD LIBRARY SHEEPSHEAD BAY LIBRARY

Crochet Club (Adults) Thursdays, 2 pm Second Floor Meeting Room

Toddler/Preschool Play Time with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years) Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and dancing. Tuesdays, 11 am No session May 29

MILL BASIN LIBRARY Teen Time Enjoy books, games and music. Also play PS2 or Rock Band/ Guitar Hero. Thursdays, May 10 & 24, 4 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids) Wednesdays, 4 pm No session May 30

Book Discussion: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Adults) Tuesday, May 15, 11 am

Chess Workshop (All Ages) Learn and play chess with our chess master! Fridays, 3:30 pm No session May 25

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.) Enjoy stories and play. Tuesdays, May 8 & 22, 10:30 am Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Thursday, May 10, 1 pm After-School Stories (Kids) Enjoy stories, music and crafts. For kids ages 5 to 12 with and without disabilities. Tuesdays, 4:30 pm ULMER PARK LIBRARY Computer Basics Class (Adults) No experience necessary. Wednesdays, May 2 & 16, 11 am Story Time (Toddlers) Enjoy classic books and songs with others. Ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays, 12 pm WALT WHITMAN LIBRARY Read Together (Kids) Read one-on-one with a librarian. Ages 5 to 12. Wednesdays, 4 pm No session May 30 After-School Homework Help (Kids) Wednesdays, 4:30 pm Babies & Books/Read, Play, Grow (0 – 18 mos.) We’ll show you how to let your child take the lead in playful learning activities. Fridays, 10:30 am Thank You Many programs for babies and toddlers are supported by generous grants from the Altman Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. Read, Play, Grow is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program and the Altman Foundation. Funding for GameSpace events is provided by the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Services grant program. English conversation groups are made possible with funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program. Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories is made possible by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Creative Aging in Our Communities: The New York City Libraries Project is a program of Lifetime Arts, Inc. and administered in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library. It is generously supported by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, with additional support from the Laura Jane Musser Fund. Read & Play and After-School Stories are part of the Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs. The Child’s Place 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 funding is provided by the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund; Colgate-Palmolive Company; the Elsam Fund; Stop & Stor; the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust; the Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Inc.; and through endowment funds established by the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund and the Ilma F. Kern Foundation.

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.


DWECK SPRING

Concerts, Films, Readings & More at Central Library

Daria Rabotkina’s concerto performances have included the Montreal Symphony, Moscow State Symphony and the Winnipeg Symphony. Catch her performance on Sunday, Mar 25, 4 pm.

March EVENTS FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES First come, first served Just Girls Presented by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, this family concert features an all-female band celebrating Women’s History Month with a multi-genre musical bash! Saturday, Mar 3, 1 pm Lori Belilove & the Beliloveables In honor of Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, this teen troupe performs and demonstrates her technique, as well as screens rare photos and video. Saturday, Mar 10, 1 pm Pot of Gold Celebrate Irish Heritage Month with a trio of Irish folktales told by master storyteller Timothy Connell through song, dance and audience interaction. Saturday, Mar 17, 1 pm Flooky & the Beans This interactive concert features Flooky, a futurethinking robot, and the Beans, who try to get him to appreciate nature. Saturday, Mar 24, 1 pm ArtsPower National Touring Theatre: Fish Face This group performs the story of Fish Face, a book in Patricia Reilly Giff’s Kids of the Polk Street School series, as a musical: Emily does plenty of things well when she has her good luck charm, but then the new girl steals it! Saturday, Mar 31, 1 pm

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Staged Reading: Ask Joseph STEPS Theatre Company stages a reading of this play by Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud, and photographer Anya Roz accompanies it with her portrait project, Ancestor Blueprint. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person. Saturday, Mar 3, 4 pm Silent Film Series: Rin-Tin-Tin in The Clash of Wolves The original Rin-Tin-Tin plays a half-breed wolf dog named Lobo. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon. Sunday, Mar 4, 1:30 pm Classical Interludes: Phillip Lopate & the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players* Lopate joins the Chamber Players for a concert that explores Brooklyn’s development over the past 200 years through music by Gershwin, Copland and contemporary composers. Sunday, Mar 4, 4 pm Books into Film: High Fidelity John Cusack stars as a music snob and compulsive list maker who recounts his top five breakups in this 2000 film based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel. Tuesday, Mar 6, 6:30 pm The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima The most well known female writer of the Beat Era, di Prima is fierce, funny, and philosophical. This documentary is an homage to di Prima’s life and work. Wednesday, Mar 7, 7 pm Gotham: Writers in the City: Elissa Schappell Schappell reads from her new fiction book, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, which maps America’s shifting cultural landscape from the late 1970s to the present day. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts. Saturday, Mar 10, 4 pm Classical Interludes: Canta Libre* Join this chamber ensemble for an evocative journey to 1920s Paris as they play works by Maurice Ravel, Jean Françaix, Joseph Jongen and others. Sunday, Mar 11, 4 pm

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.

Books into Film: Carrie Sissy Spacek stars as a bullied high school student with supernatural powers in this 1976 film interpretation of Stephen King’s classic 1974 horror novel. Tuesday, Mar 13, 6:30 pm Dwecklectic: Come Sunday: Chanda Rule Sings Mahalia Jackson Rule honors singer and civil rights activist Jackson with original arrangements of the Queen of Gospel’s most beloved songs. Wednesday, Mar 14, 7 pm Eleventh National Black Writers Conference: Nikky Finney Finney reads from Head Off & Split, which recently won the National Book Award. Saturday, Mar 17, 4 pm Double Dublin! Join an evening of Irish comic readings: Kevin Holohan reads from The Brothers’ Lot, a novel that explores religious hypocrisy in an Irish secondary school, and Honor Molloy reads from Smarty Girl: Dublin Savage, a tale of a wild child’s struggle to hold her family together in 1960s Dublin. Sunday, Mar 18, 1:30 pm Classical Interludes: American Mavericks: Jennifer Koh* Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida perform works by American composers Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Missy Mazzoli and Lou Harrison, including a piece written expressly for Koh by Higdon. This event is part of a citywide celebration presented by Carnegie Hall and San Francisco Symphony. Sunday, Mar 18, 4 pm Books into Film: A Room with a View Director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant filmed this close adaptation of E.M. Forster’s 1908 novel of the same name. Tuesday, Mar 20, 6:30 pm Kafka in Context: A Book Discussion Series Acclaimed novelist Matthew Sharpe leads this discussion: Be prepared to discuss The Trial. Books are available in Central Library’s Languages, Literature & Fiction department. Wednesday, Mar 21, 2 pm

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Events at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Half the Sky: Women’s Traditional Performance Festival | Saturday, Apr 28, 4 pm

Russian Film Series: Leonid Gurevich Celebration | Thursday, Apr 19, 6:30 pm

March

April

Russian Film Series: Inadequate People A quiet and well-mannered young man comes to Moscow to start life anew, but all the people he encounters are strange and unsettling. This film is in Russian with English subtitles. Wednesday, Mar 21, 7 pm

EVENTS FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES First come, first served

Russian Literary Series: Dmitry Bykov Bykov is a driving force behind the hugely popular project Citizen Poet, and his novel Ostromov was a recent finalist for the prestigious Big Book literary award. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person. Saturday, Mar 24, 4 pm

CarnegieKids Presents Elizabeth Mitchell Mitchell’s performance is a warm, family-style hootenanny that engages everyone in a celebration and learning adventure. Saturday, Apr 14, 1 pm Pinocchio Everyone’s favorite puppet journeys through the Land of the Toys, meets a singing and dancing fox and cat, and is rescued from the belly of a whale! Saturday, Apr 21, 1 pm

MoMA: Cindy Sherman Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the last 40 years. A MoMA lecturer traces the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present. Sunday, Mar 25, 1:30 pm

Brian Barrentine & His FunikiJam Friends This globe-spanning musical adventure is packed with multicultural songs, storytelling, dancing, interactive learning and fun. Saturday, Apr 28, 1 pm

Classical Interludes: Daria Rabotkina* Rabotkina, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, plays pieces from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from Schumann’s Humoreske, and Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor. Sunday, Mar 25, 4 pm

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Books into Film: Clueless Alicia Silverstone stars as a witty and intelligent navigator of teenage social life in this 1995 film based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma. Tuesday, Mar 27, 6:30 pm Kafka in Context: A Book Discussion Series Acclaimed novelist Matthew Sharpe leads this discussion. Be prepared to discuss The Metamorphosis. Books are available in Central Library’s Languages, Literature & Fiction department. Wednesday, Mar 28, 2 pm Brooklyn Independents: Graywolf Press Poet Jeffrey Yang reads from his new book, Vanishing Line, and poet Matthea Harvey reads from her new book, Modern Life. Wednesday, Mar 28, 7 pm Eleventh National Black Writers Conference: Poetry Café Tai Allen hosts an evening of readings featuring poets Aracelis Girmay (Teeth), R. Dwayne Betts (A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival and Coming of Age in Prison), Patricia Smith (Blood Dazzler), and emerging and established poets. Thursday, Mar 29, 6:30 pm The Brooklyn Bridge: A Study in Greatness Members of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation faculty— John Stern and Carrie Wilson—give an illustrated lecture on this landmark, which has inspired countless artists and architects. Saturday, Mar 31, 4 pm

Ancient Greeks Modern Lives: Scenes from Greek Drama Actors from Aquila Theatre Company present scenes that provoke the question of what it means to be human from ancient Greek plays: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Ajax by Sophocles, Herakles by Euripides and The Odyssey by Homer. Sunday, Apr 1, 1:30 pm Global Lens 2012: Amnesty (Amnistia) An affair begins between a man and woman visiting their incarcerated spouses—until a prisoner amnesty threatens their fragile new bond. This film is in Albanian with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, Apr 3, 6:30 pm Kafka in Context: A Book Discussion Series Acclaimed novelist Matthew Sharpe leads this discussion: Be prepared to discuss the short stories “In the Penal Colony,” “The Judgment,” “A Hunger Artist,” “A Country Doctor” and “First Sorrow.” Books are available in Central Library’s Languages, Literature & Fiction department. Wednesday, Apr 4, 2 pm Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival: Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers Henry “Pucho” Brown brings his one-of-a-kind New York sound to the Dweck. A pioneer of Latin Boogaloo, the Harlem-born Brown has been active since the 1960s, blending jazz, funk, soul and Latin music. Wednesday, Apr 4, 7 pm Global Lens 2012: Craft (Riscado) A struggling actress and celebrity impersonator lands what may be her big break after an inspired director recasts his film around her life as an underrated artist in Rio. This film is in Portuguese and French with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, Apr 10, 6:30 pm Brooklyn Independents: Ugly Duckling Presse Catherine Taylor reads from Apart, a hybrid of memoir and South African political history; Damon Krukowski reads from Afterimage, which combines memoir and lyric; and Jill Magi reads from SLOT, a meditation on sites of public memory. Wednesday, Apr 11, 7 pm Arts Forum: Libraries as Culture Hubs Libraries are leading centers of cultural activity in the neighborhoods they serve. The Municipal Art Society brings together the presidents of New York City’s three library systems, Tom Galante, Queens Public Library; Linda E. Johnson, Brooklyn Public Library; and Tony Marx, New York Public Library, to discuss how public libraries promote the arts and culture. Thursday, Apr 12, 6:30 pm

E  leventh National Black Writers Conference: Nikky Finney Saturday, March 17, 4 pm

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Russian Literary Series: Psoy Korolenko Pavel Lion, better known as Korolenko, is a respected scholar, Slavist and postmodernist jester who critiques culture while imparting new energy and meaning to it. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person. Saturday, Apr 14, 4 pm

Silent Film Series: F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans This German director’s film is a one-of-a-kind universal tale about love, betrayal and redemption. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon. Sunday, Apr 15, 1:30 pm Classical Interludes: The Romantic Voice* Kalin Ivanov (cello) and David Phillips (piano) perform favorites of the cello/piano repertoire, including works by Schumann, Chopin, Piazzolla, Saint-Saëns, Albéniz, Cherkin and Petrova. Sunday, Apr 15, 4 pm Global Lens 2012: Fat, Bald, Short Man (Gordo, Calvo y Bajito) A lonely middle-aged notary joins a self-improvement group, and his charismatic new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in his life. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, Apr 17, 6:30 pm Brooklyn Independents: BPL Presents Poets from a trio of small, independent poetry presses read their work: R. Erica Doyle (Proxy), Amy King (I Want to Make You Safe) and Jon Leon (The Malady of the Century). Wednesday, Apr 18, 7 pm Russian Film Series: Leonid Gurevich Celebration Family, friends and former students celebrate Gurevich, one of the greatest Russian documentary script writers and film teachers, during this year that marks his 80th birthday. Highlights include fragments of films by him and his famous students. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person. Thursday, Apr 19, 6:30 pm Gotham: Writers in the City: Catherine Chung Chung reads from her debut novel, Forgotten Country, which is a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss and the conflict between loyalty and freedom. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts. Saturday, Apr 21, 4 pm Classical Interludes: Steven Zynszajn* Violinist Zynszajn and pianist Steven Graff perform works by Mozart, Grieg and Sarasate, Brahms, and Piazolla. Sunday, Apr 22, 4 pm Global Lens 2012: The Finger (El Dedo) In the face of electoral fraud and intimidation, the severed finger of a respected local leader points the way forward for independent-minded citizens and their town’s quest for democracy after dictatorship. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, Apr 24, 6:30 pm Brooklyn Independents: Hanging Loose Press Authors from the 46-year history of Hanging Loose celebrate the magazine’s 100th issue; readers include Hettie Jones, Harvey Shapiro, Kimiko Hahn, Elizabeth Swados, Jayne Cortez, Joan Larkin, Donna Brook and D. Nurkse. Wednesday, Apr 25, 7 pm Half the Sky: Women’s Traditional Performance Festival Singers from different traditions—including Yemeni, Somali, Indo-Caribbean and African American— perform songs from their cultures that are specific to women. Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council. Saturday, Apr 28, 4 pm Classical Interludes: Luba Poliak* Poliak performs a piano recital featuring Prokofiev’s Sonata no. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84, and Schumann’s Sonata no. 2 in G Minor, op. 22. Sunday, Apr 29, 4 pm

*In order to permit audiences to enjoy our Classical Interludes series without disturbance, children under the age of 6 will no longer be admitted.

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.


Events at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Exhibitions at Central Library Through April 28 Botanical Inspirations • by the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn Quilts with a botanic theme inspired by poems, the mind’s eye, photos, nature’s tenacity and quilters’ experiences. Grand Lobby

PEN World Voices Festival: A Reporter’s Perspective on War | Wednesday, May 2, 7 pm

may

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Presents Young Men’s Ensemble This 20-voice male chorus sings from a wide and varied repertoire, including European part songs and glees, American classics, spirituals, doo-wop, and other popular forms. Saturday, May 12, 1 pm

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Global Lens 2012: Grey Matter (Matiêre Grise) After government officials decline to support his project, a determined filmmaker enlists the support of a loan shark to finance his drama about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide on a brother and sister. This film is in Kinyarwanda and French with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 pm PEN World Voices Festival: A Reporter’s Perspective on War Polish journalist and author Wojciech Jagielski chronicles the tolls of long-term conflicts by detailing the lives and perspectives of men and women who find themselves mired in seemingly irresolvable wars. He is interviewed by Joel Whitney, a founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. Wednesday, May 2, 7 pm Russian Literary Series: Ludmila Ulitskaya Ulitskaya is a widely translated novelist and short story writer who received the 2001 Simone de Beauvoir Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person. Saturday, May 5, 4 pm Silent Film Series: Charlie Chaplin’s A Dog’s Life & The Kid Chaplin befriends a dog and a dancehall performer in A Dog’s Life, and he finds an abandoned baby who becomes a surrogate son in The Kid. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon. Sunday, May 6, 1:30 pm Classical Interludes: Claremont Trio* Emily Bruskin (violin), Julia Bruskin (violoncello) and Andrea Lam (piano) perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. Sunday, May 6, 4 pm Global Lens 2012: Mourning (Soog) In the wake of his parents’ disappearance, a young boy is placed in the care of his deaf aunt and uncle who, during a road trip to Tehran, engage in a silent debate about the child’s future. This film is in Persian with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 pm Tyehimba Jess: Spirituals, Rags and Strings in Brooklyn The Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players team up with Jess in a concert that imagines the lives of the first African American students of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City, spinning out the legacy of this first link between African American music and the symphonic tradition. Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm Russian Film Series: Chapiteau Show Seemingly unrelated stories of maddening love, misunderstanding among close friends, father-son conflict and vagaries of complicated business relations come together in this film, which is in Russian. Sunday, May 13, 1:30 pm

Global Lens 2012: The Prize (El Premio) A political activist, hiding out on an isolated stretch of Argentina’s coastline, is jeopardized after her 7-year-old daughter participates in a local school’s patriotic essay contest. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 pm Global Lens 2012: Qarantina A sullen assassin, living above a dysfunctional family in Baghdad, captures the attention of the household’s unhappy mother, setting up a confrontation with the family’s lecherous father. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 pm

J. Allebaugh

Chocolate Chip Music Presents Saris and Sitars When Baker Bobbie receives an intriguing package from India for her birthday, a trio of native Indian musicians help her reveal the mystery of what’s inside. Saturday, May 5, 1 pm

Global Lens 2012: Pegasus (Pegase) A young woman, traumatized by her dictatorial father’s insistence she be raised as a boy, finds herself the unwitting patient of a psychiatrist intent on learning the truth behind her story. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. Copresented with the Global Film Initiative. Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 pm

Released with Conviction • by the Center for Employment Opportunities Photography and audio interviews that follow nine former inmates after incarceration, revealing their thoughts about reconnecting with their families, the workplace and the community-at-large. Photography by three Brooklyn artists. Foyer Cases & Lobby Gallery A companion exhibition will be at Flatbush Library through April 28

Thank You  Events for youth and families are supported by the Hearst Foundation, Inc. The Russian Literary Series and Brooklyn Independents programs are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Brooklyn Phil Chamber events are presented by Brooklyn Philharmonic. The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference is presented by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evars College.  Carnegie Hall: Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute. The Kafka in Context series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc. the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation the Starr Foundation the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc. and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine. The Silent Film Series is sponsored by Circle Apartments LLC.  C  lassical Interludes, Gotham: Writers in the City and Dwecklectic are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, including:

NYSCA

New York State Council on the Arts

Circle Apartments LLC; the Fund for the Humanities; Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity; the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs; the Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund; Mapleton Endowment; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; Martin L. and Rona Schneider; Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund; the Shen Family Foundation; and numerous individuals through their gifts to the annual Support Our Shelves campaign.

Please contact your library to confirm events as they are subject to change.

John Nickle

EVENTS FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES First come, first served

Hans My Hedgehog and Other Illustrated Tales • by John Nickle Original paintings, sketches and drawings from Nickle’s latest book, Hans My Hedgehog, as well as Never Take a Shark to the Dentist, The Ant Bully, Things That Are Most in the World and others. Youth Wing Crossing Continents: A Journey through Asia and Africa in Quilts • by Susan Sato & Myrah Brown Green Contemporary quilts that are inspired by traditional techniques indigenous to these continents. Second Floor Balcony Cases Opening May 2 The 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats/NYC Department of Education Bookmaking Competition View the winning entries from students in schools across the five boroughs. Funded by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. See page 3 for more information. Foyer Cases & Second Floor Balcony Cases (Through May 31) Work by Sophie Blackall, Children’s Book Illustrator Youth Wing & Lobby Gallery (Through September)

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