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Heat Wray

Aug 7, 2009 2:55 PM | 0 comments

Brooklyn's John Wray wrote much of his most recent novel, Lowboy, inside the New York City subway system. The book’s sixteen-year-old paranoid protagonist, believing he can save the planet from climate change by cooling down his own overheated body, pursues a terrifying and delusional odyssey through the city’s tunnels and back alleys.

If you’re heading somewhere to cool your own body this weekend, bring along one of John Wray’s favorite summer reads. Paranoid delusions not included.

For Kids
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch
The Wind in the Willows by
Kenneth Grahame

For Adults
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


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Summer Sounds, Part One

Aug 4, 2009 5:45 PM | 0 comments

Remember to catch the first performance of Central Library’s outdoor concert series tomorrow afternoon. Ed Cherry Trio will

be playing the Plaza at 12:30 PM. Ed Cherry is a renowned musician who played guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992. 

Find out who else is performing on our plaza this summer.



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BPL In the News: Half Mr. Met, Half Amazins

Aug 3, 2009 11:12 AM | 0 comments

Mr. Met and the Amazin’s hit it big at Brooklyn Heights Library on July 28. Though the summer is quickly coming to an end, Summer Reading is still in full swing.  Players Jonathan Niese, Angel Pagan and Mr. Met himself joined kids from the local YMCA and Auburn Family Shelter for an afternoon of Summer Reading fun. Both Niese and Pagan conducted a read aloud, and addressed the importance of reading throughout the summer.

It's not too late to register for Summer Reading. Stop by your local library for more information on how you can get in on the fun.


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