Brooklyn Public Library


Sesame Street Family Fun

Nov 9, 2009 4:14 PM | 0 comments

Need something imaginative to do with the family this weekend? This Saturday, come to our Sesame Street Family Day, in honor of the opening of Central Library’s newest exhibition, Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street. The day starts at 11 AM and keeps the fun going all afternoon with activities for kids of all ages.


  • Get your big chance to meet and greet walkaround Elmo!
  • Make your own Sesame Street-inspired crafts, such as paper bag puppets.
  • Take home a balloon sculpture made by Ray Santana, “the Balloon Guy.”
  • See a screening of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
  • Enjoy readings of Sesame Street books. 
  • View this exciting new exhibition, featuring Sesame Street Muppets, storybook art, photos and other show memorabilia. 


Visit our website to find out more.


This exhibition is made possible in part by The Jim Henson Company and The Jim Henson Legacy.


"Sesame Workshop"®, "Sesame Street"®, and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. ©2009 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

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Still Time to Be Part of the Magic

Nov 5, 2009 11:08 AM | 0 comments

Don’t forget—BPL’s 13th Annual Gala: The Magic of Childhood is fast approaching! There’s still time to get tickets to the event, held next Thursday, November 12 at Central Library.

Come celebrate the magic of imagination and storytelling, and enjoy a festive cocktail reception with buffet fare and hors d’oeuvres that harken back to favorite childhood foods. And while you’re at it, bid on fabulous auction items representing the best that Brooklyn and NYC have to offer, ranging from a dinner with a former New York City mayor to a sunset cruise to a shelf of library books dedicated in your name.


All proceeds from the Gala will go toward children’s literacy programs and materials at Brooklyn Public Library. We hope to see you there!

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Poetic Justice

Nov 3, 2009 12:47 PM | 0 comments

Get your pens out and your creative juices flowing because Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is looking for the next poet laureate.


If you’re a Brooklyn wordsmith with a love for haikus, sonnets, limericks and prose, then you may just have what it takes to become the next poet laureate. In order to qualify you must be a Brooklyn resident with recognition as a poet and must demonstrate a commitment to using the position for community outreach and projects that promote poetry and literacy in Brooklyn. 


To be considered for the position, candidates should submit 5–10 pages of their work, a maximum two-page bio or résumé and a cover letter that describes their vision of engaging Brooklyn’s various communities in poetry. The deadline for nominations is November 24 at 5:00 p.m. Information can be e-mailed to, faxed to 718-802-3542, or mailed to Poet Laureate Recommendation Committee, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

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Workin' 9 to 5

Nov 2, 2009 2:14 PM | 0 comments

Though economists may say that the recession of 2009 is over, the unstable job market still indicates that we’re still not in the clear. If you’re unemployed, on the market for a new job or just in need of career change, Brooklyn Public Library has just what you need to get you off the couch and into a career.

Each week BPL offers a host of programs all geared towards helping you achieve your professional goals. Whether you’re in search of resume writing assistance, or interview prep, visit your local library for tips and tricks to help you get the job. While you’re there, check out these programs:
Prepare for a Job Interview Online

Job Search Help in Spanish 

Job Search Help in Chinese 

Where the Jobs Are: Using LinkedIn to Find a Job 

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