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Sep 5, 2008 9:36 AM | 1 comment

Get reacquainted with reading if you shelved your books for the summer; come to your library to check out the latest titles waiting for you. Here’s what we recommend for adults:


Ask for a Convertible: Stories, by Danit Brown

Thirteen-year-old Osnat, newly arrived to Michigan from Israel, and her family struggle with coming of age, romances, family feuds and the definition of “home.”


Don’t You Forget about Me, by Jancee Dunn

When her husband leaves her, 38-year-old Lillian takes a break from the usual to reclaim her 80s-teenage life at her high school reunion with an old boyfriend.  


Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol, by Iain Gately

Pour a nightcap and dive into this look at our 10,000-year-old fascination with alcohol. Gately examines the drinking habits of everyone from presidents to prophets to demonstrate the benefits, burdens and contributions of the drink. 


The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger, by Daniel Gardner

In this account of why we have irrational fears, Gardner uses psychological studies to show why we should consider just being brave.


Shining City, by Seth Greenland

An unemployed and ill-fated family man inherits an escort service from his deceased brother and accepts the challenges of being a pimp.


Reserve any of these books through our website. Simply click on the title, click the “Request” button, enter your library card information and pick up your copy at your library!

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Money For Nothin’

Sep 4, 2008 2:53 PM | 0 comments
BPL and WABC-TV want to hear from you! 

How are you weathering this difficult economy? Have you made changes to your everyday routine in order to save money? Are you taking advantage of Brooklyn Public Library’s FREE services and programs to help you save for a rainy day?  

If so, then tell us about it! We are currently recruiting Brooklynites to participate in a segment about public libraries and the economy. If you’ve used your library to help manage the family budget, and are willing to tell others about these great free services at BPL on WABC, please contact us at  

This interview is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 between 9-11AM at Central Library. We only need three interviewees, so we will contact the first ten respondents to discuss participation. 

Thanks for supporting BPL!
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New Library Cards Have Arrived!

Sep 3, 2008 1:58 PM | 3 comments



Starting today, BPL’s newly designed library card is available at all of our 60 neighborhood libraries. Get your new card today and enjoy all the benefits you’ve come to expect—like borrowing books and media—and some you wouldn’t expect—like getting online homework help and buying beverages from the vending machines.

Since we want your account information to be accurate and up-to-date, we’re requiring all current cardholders to get the new card by March 1, 2009. But why wait? Your card can look a whole lot better today!


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