Brooklyn Public Library


A Sweet Escape

Apr 2, 2010 12:06 PM | 0 comments

Mobs of parents and students reacted angrily to the Department of Education’s recent restriction of bake sales in public schools, resulting in great protest signs outside of City Hall like, “Read our lips, no more chips!”

If you’re more heated than an oven over this ban and looking to fill the void, come to Greenpoint Library for a bake sale hosted by this library’s Friends group. It's on Saturday, April 3, from 1 to 4 PM. There will also be a book sale featuring paperbacks for $1 and hardcovers for $2. All proceeds will go directly toward this library. And if fundraising is your thing, look into joining a Friends group. 

Enjoy the delicious fun! It’ll be like visiting a speakeasy during Prohibition. 

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Sweet Dreams…For Adults

Apr 1, 2010 11:29 AM | 0 comments

As a child, there was nothing more exciting than hearing a bedtime story before being tucked into bed. Recent studies have indicated that children aren’t the only ones that benefit from this.

According to newly released scientific findings, adults that are read to at least once a week have better relationships, earn higher salaries and experience greater success in the workplace.

With this in mind, BPL has decided to implement a new Bedtime Story hour for adults. Beginning Thursday, April 8, adults 21 and older are invited to visit Central Library every Thursday from 7- 8PM for an adult read aloud. BPL librarians will read your favorite childhood stories and serve warm milk and cookies. And in keeping with the bedtime theme, we encourage all participants to wear pajamas.

For more information about this program, or to request a book to be read, please call 718.230.2211


*Happy April Fool's Day

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