Brooklyn Public Library


Teens Own the Week

Oct 19, 2010 10:51 AM | 0 comments

It’s officially Teen Read Week! There will be a lot of exciting events at the Library, including the chance to meet one-on-one with some of today’s most exciting authors of teen books. L. Divine, the author of the Drama High series, is just one of the authors you can get to know. 

Teens can also participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge to win free tickets to WrestleMania XXVII and other WWE Prizes.


Visit our website for all of this week’s fun events.

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Great Reading by Local Author Krauss

Oct 15, 2010 10:26 AM | 0 comments

Brooklyn resident and author Nicole Krauss has chosen the Dweck Center at Central Library as a stop along her much anticipated book tour on Saturday, October 16. Her latest novel, Great House, just earned Krauss a coveted National Book Finalist nod.


Earlier this year Krauss was named one of the 20 best writers under 40 by The New Yorker, and her first novel, Man Walks into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction. Krauss also wrote the international bestseller The History of Love, chosen by literature and fiction editors as the Best Book of 2005.


With all of these—and many other—acclaims under her belt, you’d be silly to miss out on this reading and book signing by Krauss. You can all say you met her when…


For more information on this and other exciting Dweck Center events, visit BPL’s event calendar online.

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While You Were...Reading

Oct 13, 2010 1:24 PM | 0 comments

Actress Monica Keena is best known for her appearances in hits such as While You Were Sleeping, Freddy vs. Jason and Dawson’s Creek.  When the Brooklyn-born star isn’t flexing her acting muscle, she can be found enjoying a good book.

Here are her favorites:


Books for Kids

Mr. Quiet by Roger Hargreaves

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary


Books for Adults

A Light in August by William Faulkner




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Events for the Young and Young at Heart

Oct 12, 2010 1:37 PM | 0 comments

Have you stopped in at Central Library to see the Drawn in Brooklyn exhibit yet? Curator John Bemelmans Marciano (Madeline Says Merci, Anonyponymous) has brought together some of Brooklyn’s best children’s book illustrators for a display of colorful, engaging and whimsical drawings for your viewing pleasure. Since its installation, the Drawn in Brooklyn exhibition has included art workshops and meet-ups with illustrators, and it all comes together this Saturday, October 16, at Family Day. From 10:30 AM to 3 PM kids and parents alike are invited to partake in readings, book signings, workshops and more!


Also at the Library, cinephiles of the grown-up variety will enjoy No Kidding: International Films about Children at the Dweck Center on Tuesday nights throughout October and November. Tonight’s feature, Forbidden Games, is a French film about the horrors of World War II as seen through the eyes of an orphaned girl and the son of the family that adopts her. Future screenings include:


  • The 400 Blows
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • Central Station
  • Whale Rider
  • The Italian
  • Ma Vie En Rose
  • Ponette


For more information on these and other exciting events at Brooklyn Public Library, visit our website.

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Cinephiles Unite

Oct 7, 2010 11:49 AM | 0 comments

The 48th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center is in its second week, and in traditional festival spirit, the schedule includes noteworthy and buzz-worthy films with casts and directors from all over the world, some well-known, some not so. If you can’t get to Lincoln Center before the festival closes this weekend, or just want to supplement your viewing pleasure, BPL has DVDs you can check out that feature directors, actors and writers from festival selections. Here are just a few:


Showing at the NY Film Festival: The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren, directed by Julie Taymor

At BPL: Frida; The Last Station


At the NY Film Festival: The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by David Fincher

At BPL: Adventureland; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


At the NY Film Festival: Hereafter, starring Matt Damon, directed by Clint Eastwood

At BPL: Greenzone; Gran Torino

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