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In Remembrance

Sep 8, 2009 10:26 AM | 0 comments

On April 21, 2009, President Barack Obama signed legislation that for the first time officially establishes September 11 as a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. Join us and others from around the country in re-creating the commitment to community service that was on hand immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001.


Come to Central Library for a series of activities on Friday, September 11 from 2-5PM. Share your story or thoughts in Community Memorial Books, stop by the Teen Poetry Corner, participate in children's crafts and listen to special musical performances by guitarist Tomas Rodriguez on the plaza. 


All activities will be held on the plaza. In the event of poor weather we will move into the grand lobby.


If you would like to post your thoughts, feelings, or artwork, please use this as a forum in which to express yourself.*


*Please note that any posts may be used in other materials relating to this project, and will become part of our permanent collection; you will be credited for any usage that may occur. Read more about our usage policy.

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Selections by Suarez

Sep 4, 2009 4:13 PM | 0 comments

For more than 30 years, Ray Suarez has been giving people the information they need to know. As senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and co-anchor of NPR’s America Abroad, he brings a decades-old thirst for knowledge. He’s quite a reader too! He exclusively shared his favorite reads with us:



Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T. Farrell 

U.S.A. by John dos Passos




The 13 Clocks by James Thurber; illustrated by Marc Simont

The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill; with illustrations by Ronni Solbert


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See You in September

Sep 2, 2009 10:43 AM | 0 comments

From the Parkway to Habana Outpost, Labor Day 2009 will be one for the record books. Polish off your dancing shoes, and get ready to party. If you’re a parent with tiny tykes make your way over to Habana Outpost, for Brooklyn Public Library’s 2nd annual eco-friendly Back to School Party. Kids of all ages will be treated to day of fun that is guaranteed to chase away the back to school blues. A dance party, face painting, story time, library card sign up and eco-friendly crafts are all part of the day's festivities.


For the party animals out there that would like to get a piece of the Caribbean without leaving the U.S, get ready to grab your flags and show your pride.  Eastern Parkway is the place to be for the largest street party in Brooklyn, the 42nd annual West Indian Carnival. The Brooklyn Public Library bookmobile will also be on hand for those of you wishing to sign up for a library card. See you in Brooklyn!



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