Brooklyn Public Library


Are You Ready for Some Football?

Sep 15, 2008 3:53 PM | 0 comments

We’re now in that precious 17 week-short season of eating nachos, screaming loudly at strangers and sitting glued to the TV from 12:30PM to 12:30AM; it’s football season!

Brooklyn has some opinionated residents, and they make for some animated fans. Get together with others to watch the game at one of Citysearch’s top sports-watching spots.

And if you don’t want to just watch – you actually want to get in the game – you can join a flag football Meetup, which is playing its first game later this month.

Or perhaps you’re a former college player who has a case of the “I could haves…” and if so, try out for the Brooklyn Mariners, which is a semi-pro team. Games run through November, but try out now for next year, and you can wear a jersey with your own name on it in '09.

Maybe you just want to learn some stats to impress your friends and help your fantasy scores? Check out our collection of football books which includes titles like the 2008 Pro Football Prospectus and How to Win at Fantasy Football. Game on!

And if you have other suggestions of where to watch or play the game, tell us about it!

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Read! Read! Read!

Sep 12, 2008 4:16 PM | 0 comments

Make your way over to Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza this Sunday, September 14 for the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival, and join in the collective shout-out to the spirit of literature.

The Festival features a full day of author readings, talks and events for all ages and literary interests, with special emphasis on Brooklyn writers. Brooklyn Public Library is presenting two events: “The Ties that Unbind: Marriage, Dissolution and Connection,” featuring authors Phillip Lopate, Andrew Sean Greer, Lore Segal and Kate Christensen; and “Kitchen Table Talk,” with Russian writers, poet Marina Temkina, critic/essayist Aleksander Genis and novelist Pavel Lembersky.


This is a just a tiny sampling of the variety of great programs to see. And if you can’t get there this Sunday, or if you just want more, there’s always literature programs going on at Brooklyn Public Library. So get out there and take up the call!


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Sep 9, 2008 11:48 AM | 0 comments
This past Friday, HBO's indie hit, Flight of the Conchords (the self-proclaimed "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo") filmed a scene at Brooklyn Public Library's Williamsburgh branch.

Bret, Jemaine, Mel, Murray and Dave were all present for a scene in which Bret and Jemaine hold a make-shift concert in a library. This episode will be part of season two, slated to begin in January. Check out the photo album on our Facebook page -- and become a fan of Brooklyn Public Library!
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Please Don’t Stop the Music

Sep 8, 2008 5:14 PM | 0 comments

Move over Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. Brooklynites now have a new go-to spot for hot new sounds and eclectic beats. This fall Brooklyn Public Library will once again host a free concert series on the Central Library Plaza.

On Saturday, September 13 at 2 PM, check out Nepo Soteri with opening act The Charles Moore Dance Company. Soteri is influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds he heard in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia where he spent his youth traveling as a refuge. The Charles Moore Dance Company opens this free concert.
Then on Saturday, September 20 at 2 PM,
Claude Gomis with satisfy your musical taste buds with his eclectic mix of dance hall, ska and funk music.

Get your dancing shoes and make your way to the Plaza because Brooklyn Public Library in September will have you moving and grooving.


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McKinley Park Library Offers Seven Day Service

Sep 5, 2008 1:47 PM | 0 comments
Great news, our McKinley Park Library will now offer 7-day service starting Sunday, September 14.  Today Councilmen Vincent J. Gentile and Domenic M. Recchia Jr., alo ng with students from I.S. 259 kicked off this joyous occasion.
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