May 15, 2009 9:47 AM | 0
Everyone knows that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is passionate about Brooklyn, but did you know that he’s also passionate about reading? He recently shared with us his favorite adult and kids titles.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Joseph P. Kennedy Presents His Hollywood Years by Cari Beauchamp
The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Triple Homicide by Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn’s D.A.
Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out by Ted Lewin
Didi and Daddy on the Promenade by Marilyn Singer
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi
Jin Jin the Dragon by Grace Chang
For more recommended reads, visit our website.
May 8, 2009 2:26 PM | 0
Darren Aronofsky, acclaimed director of the award-winning 2008 movie, The Wrestler, and writer and director of Oscar-nominated Requiem for a Dream, was born and raised in Brooklyn, and still lives here today. While he's currently working on a new RoboCop movie, he still takes time out from his schedule to read; following are a few of his all-time favorite books that he recently shared with us:
Favorite Children's Books
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth
Favorite Adult Books
Gentleman of the Road by Michael Chabon
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Song of the Silent Snow by Hubert Selby, Jr.
May 6, 2009 11:14 AM | 0
There’s still time to get your tickets to Clinton Hill Library’s fundraising party next week! Get your groove on with DJ Cosmo Baker at Franklin Park Bar from 6 to 9 PM on Thursday, May 14. Munch on tasty hors d’oeuvres, and sip some complimentary wine and beer with your $40 advance online purchase ($50 at the door).
All proceeds benefit Clinton Hill Library.