Brooklyn Public Library


Get Your Finances in Shape!

Sep 29, 2009 3:54 PM | 0 comments

This Saturday, Brooklyn Public Library presents a citywide Financial Empowerment Fair at Central Library. Get a free, one-on-one financial fitness checkup, attend free workshops, and get information on budgeting, saving, taking control of debt, preventing identity theft and more!

Saturday, October 3
10 AM – 3 PM

Central Library

Second Floor Meeting Room

10 Grand Army Plaza

For more information, visit


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Neighborhood Know-It-All: Best Places for Kids

Sep 25, 2009 2:58 PM | 0 comments

Not sure what to do with your kids this weekend? BPL can help. We polled our over 1,000 staff members to find out where they like to take the kids in their life. And no kidding around, here are their favorite places to take children in Brooklyn.


Brooklyn Children’s Museum: “It is informative, awesome, wondrous and makes learning fun.”


Coney Island: “Beach, food and rides! Can’t go wrong.”


Brooklyn Botanic Garden: “They can run around in the grass and look at the flowers…”


Other faves included the Prospect Park Zoo, NY Aquarium, Transit Museum, Puppetworks and Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge.


We also think the library is a great place for kids. Check out our events calendar to find programs for your kids.

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Off to See the Wizards

Sep 23, 2009 9:43 AM | 0 comments

Punk rock band Harry and the Potters, much like their famous fictional counterpart, like to make the magic happen. The only difference is they do it with microphones, guitars and speakers.   

They’ve played all over the United States, and this Saturday at 3:30 PM, they’ll be coming back to Central Library. After a fantastic performance two years ago, they’ll be putting on another show on our Plaza. Come out with the family to see their take on the popular books and characters. And, for more live music at Central Library, visit our website to see what the Dweck Center has in store for you this fall.


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Info 24/7? Yes!

Sep 21, 2009 10:52 AM | 0 comments

Come on down to
Central Library this Thursday, and learn how to access Brooklyn Public Library’s electronic resources from your home or office any time of day. A representative from ReferenceUSA, a leading provider of business and consumer research, will be on hand to show you how to:

  • Research potential employers
  • Locate companies in the U.K. and Canada
  • Estimate the value of your home  
  • Look up doctors and dentists
  • Find up-to-date addresses for friends and relatives


Here are the details:


Thursday, September 24

6 – 7:30 PM

Central Library

Trustees’ Room

10 Grand Army Plaza


Please register online at or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

Don't miss it!


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Gilmore Girl

Sep 18, 2009 9:55 AM | 0 comments

Jennifer Gilmore, author of Golden Country, likes writing and LOVES books.

When this Carroll Gardens resident isn’t writing an essay for the NY Times Magazine or working on a new forthcoming novel, you can find her reading her favorite titles.


The Sign on Rosies Door, by Maurice Sendak

Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary

Many Moons, by James Thurber

Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell



Black Tickets, by Jayne Anne Phillips

American Pastoral, by Phillip Roth

White Teeth, by Zadie Smith

Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers

 Find other reading lists on our website.



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