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Discuss This Book

Jul 8, 2009 11:10 AM | 0 comments

We’re well into Summer Reading here at the library, so it’s a good time to remind you of all the excellent book discussions happening around Brooklyn, as well as online discussions and book reviews you can post yourself!

Among others, some of the books up for discussion at libraries are Motherless Brooklyn and Into Thin Air, which is followed by a screening of the movie; or see what’s being read and discussed on Brooklyn Book Talk. You can write a review of any of the books from the Summer Reading Book Lists and post it here. There’s also plenty to read for young ones, too. Share your opinion, gain insight from a fellow reader, and log what you’ve read—but most of all take the time to kick back and relax with a book and during these warm-weather months. They'll
 fly by before you know it.

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What About Job?

Jul 6, 2009 9:18 AM | 0 comments

In this economy, many New Yorkers are seeking employment. And while paychecks are suspended, they're hoping to find inexpensive ways to get help finding that perfect job. A lot of people also see this as the perfect time to go back to school, learn new skills or a new language.


Let us help.


BPL offers FREE one-on-one resume help, job search assistance, education resource guides and free computer and language classes to make yourself more marketable.


Visit our Education, Job & Information Center at Central Library to get the tools you need to succeed.


Join a language-learning circle or borrow our CDs to learn to speak Spanish, Russian, or other languages at our Multilingual Center at Central Library.


Or sign up for a STEP (Skills Training Employment Project) session at a neighborhood library.


You can even log on from home and access much of this information, like resource guides and language learning software, with your ABC card.


Or you could use the same services elsewhere for a fee… but if you're visiting our website, we already know you're smarter than that.

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Reading on the Edge

Jul 2, 2009 11:41 AM | 1 comment

He was buried alive. He remained in a block of ice for more than two days. He stood on a 100-foot high pillar without a harness for more than a day. And this summer he’s … reading. Famed magician David Blaine dared to share his favorite books with us.



Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Candide by Voltaire

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand



The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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