Mar 18, 2008 3:46 PM | 2
March is Women’s History Month! So of course, you’ve been spending the past
few weeks learning everything you can about the great accomplishments of
Well, if you’re a bit behind on your WHM activities, don’t
fret; BPL is a premier location for paying homage to history’s great
ladies. Brooklyn has a knack for
attracting uber-cool women – Lauren Bacall, Foxy Brown and Shirley Chisolm are
just a few of the high-achieving gals who once called the borough home – and
your library offers plenty of ways to bone up on women’s amazing contributions
to literature, culture, science and more.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a
the BPL website for links to everything from a Women’s History crossword to lists of
fantastic female inventors.
the collection for books by renowned female authors.
us honor Betty Smith, one of Brooklyn’s
greatest women writers and author of the classic novel, A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn, with readings and a bake sale at Leonard Library on March
31. (Bonus fact: Leonard was Betty
Smith’s own neighborhood library, and even makes a cameo as a setting in
her renowned novel!)
Mar 14, 2008 1:52 PM | 7
Welcome to No Shush Zone, brought to you by Brooklyn Public Library. Every week, we’ll scour the internet, the air- waves and the bookshelves (and even talk to some live people) to let you know what’s going on and what you can do about it. Whether it’s library events, seasonal celebra- tions, pop culture or the impending robot revolution, we’ll give you the scoop, and also direct you to some places where you can learn more.
Even more important, we want to start a conversation with you. Let us know what you like about us and what you don’t (but be nice!), and let us know what topics you’d like to hear more about.
Thanks for checking us out, and we’ll talk to you soon!