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How to Run Brooklyn

Jul 20, 2009 11:04 AM | 0 comments

Now that all that rain is gone, isn’t it time you get back to your fitness routine, or finally start the one you’ve been talking about all year? No more excuses! There are lots of great places in Brooklyn for walking or running that will make you forget the physical stress. Here are our staff’s top three picks:


Prospect Park

“There are many different paths and lots of like-minded people, which can also be a safety feature.”

“It’s like being in a forest.”


Shore Road Park/Verrazano Bridge Promenade

“The view of the Verrazano is amazing, and the path is wide enough to allow for runners, walkers, bikers and the rest.”

“Beautiful water views of the Verrazano Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline.”


Brooklyn Bridge Promenade

“You can get in people-watching and great views while you burn calories.”

“It is relaxing, and no bicycles get in the way.”


Ask your librarian for books on how to get a fitness plan started, or about how to make the most of your routine.

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Rosanna's Reads

Jul 16, 2009 4:28 PM | 0 comments

Rosanna Scotto is sassy, smart and always at the cutting edge of current events. She is definitely no stranger to the New York airwaves and is proud of her Brooklyn roots. When the Dyker Heights native isn’t delivering the news on Fox 5, she loves to enjoy a good book. Here are some of her favorite titles.  

 For Adults

Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Playing for Pizza, by John Grisham
The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne
The Gold Coast, by Nelson Demille


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Jul 15, 2009 12:26 PM | 0 comments

Keep forgetting when your books are due? Need to know when your holds arrive, but you’re on the go? Don’t worry. Text messaging from Brooklyn Public Library is here!

Starting today, you can sign up to receive library notices by text message. We’ll text you about the holds you’ve placed, as well as reminders when your items are due or have become past due.

Text messaging from Brooklyn Public Library is free (standard rates apply), and it’s easy to
sign up. Just log on to the My Account page of our website, click Modify Personal Info, and then select “Text Message” as the way you’d like to receive notices from the library.

Just do us a favor: Don’t fall down any manholes while you’re reading our texts.


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School’s In This Summer

Jul 13, 2009 2:18 PM | 0 comments

In the current climate, people are looking for jobs more than ever. The break in routine may be your time to finally consider what career would really make you happy. If going back to school is part of the answer, you can find some help at the library.   

On July 16 at 6 PM, we’ll be hosting a free math boot camp for the GRE and GMAT at Central Library. Register for it online, or call 800.2Review. A representative from Princeton Review will teach you how to approach problems, review math fundamentals and demonstrate the math topics that are tested on these important entrance exams. And be sure to visit our Education & Job Information Center, where you can find more exam preparation, financial aid information, school directories and more.

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Elmo Says Reading is Fun

Jul 10, 2009 10:46 AM | 0 comments

What’s red, furry and lives on Sesame Street? If you guessed Elmo, then you’ve answered correctly. When Elmo isn’t playing with his pet goldfish, Dorothy, the three year old loves to kick back and enjoy a good book. Our dear friend Elmo has shared some titles that tickle his fancy.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

If you enjoy Elmo’s favorite books, be sure to catch the Sesame Street Exhibit coming to BPL this fall.

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