Brooklyn Public Library


I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar.

Mar 18, 2008 3:46 PM | 2 comments

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 history-making women…

…haven’t you?

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 few ideas:

  • Visit the BPL website for links to everything from a Women’s History crossword to lists of fantastic female inventors.
  • Browse the collection for books by renowned female authors.
  • Help 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!)
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A Blog Grows in Brooklyn

Mar 14, 2008 1:52 PM | 7 comments

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!

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