Brooklyn Public Library


Sneak a Peek

Oct 2, 2009 11:36 AM | 0 comments

Sure, you’ve seen the everyday happenings at Central Library, but what’s going on behind the scenes? On October 10 and 11, we’re offering a glimpse of all that you’ve been missing. It’s part of the Annual Open House New York Weekend, a celebration of the city’s prominent architecture and design. 

Your tour guides, who know every nook and cranny of Central Library, will show you the public and underground stacks; our Executive Director’s office; the Hunt Collection of Children’s Literature, featuring rare first and limited edition books; and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Morgue, which houses clippings of this historic local newspaper from 1903 to 1955. There will also be a special reading by Central Library staff of children’s book Iggy Peck, Architect. 


The tours run from 3 to 4 PM. Register for your spot today, as the tours are filling up quickly! You can do so by calling 718.230.2198 or emailing

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The Scariest Month of All

Oct 1, 2009 11:56 AM | 0 comments

I love fall, and the month of October in particular—it has one of the best holidays: Halloween. BPL has got plenty that will entertain, shock and terrify you.

eighborhood libraries host a variety of activities, from Halloween arts and crafts, spooky versions of board and quiz games, terrifying storytelling, and costume contests. Check our calendar of events for what’s near you.

If you’re looking to curl up with a horror story or movie, BPL’s got you covered there, too. We’ve got the newest movies, where you can find your favorite freak-out, whether it’s killer orphans, demons or psychos with tools. If you’re unsure, peruse 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die—and before you sit down in front of that DVD, it might behoove you to read How to Survive a Horror Movie. Write your own terrifying tale, or pick up a classic.

Or, read the book, then watch the movie, and compare! And you can do all of the above while wearing the costume you decorated in arts & crafts at your local library.

Have a creepy month! 

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