Brooklyn Public Library


Free Events: Searching Made Simple

Feb 16, 2011 9:47 AM | 0 comments

Our online calendar of events has a brand new look! And now it’s even easier to find out what’s going on at your local library.


You can search for events by date, location or age group. Or if you’re doing a keyword search in our online catalog, events that are related to your topic will now appear in your search results. You can even print out organized lists of events or share them on your Facebook or Twitter page!


Check out the new Events Calendar right now!

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Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Feb 9, 2011 2:30 PM | 0 comments

To many, Valentine’s Day is a pseudo-holiday created by women simply to receive nice dinners, fancy chocolates and bunch of red roses. For others, it’s an overrated day that’s guaranteed to send you to the poorhouse.


At Brooklyn Public Library, we believe that love doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. This Valentine’s weekend we have some free events that are sure to score you cool points with that special someone.


Nothing says loving like a little tango. On Saturday at 4 PM, grab your beau and head over to Central Library for our free tango class. After you’ve wowed your date with your fresh dance moves, head down to our Song Book of Love program. On Sunday, romance your honey with BPL’s Classical Interludes by pianist Angelina Gadeliya.


Still not feeling the love? Check out our other events taking place this weekend.

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Snow Days Rick's Way

Feb 4, 2011 10:16 AM | 0 comments

Hey, everyone, guess what? We’ve gone two whole days without snow, sleet or rain!


For my childhood friends, snow days meant sledding and snowmen and snowball fights. For me, that all just seemed like a quick way to catch a cold, get frost-bitten hands and—sooner or later—take an ice ball in the face. No, I preferred to spend my snow days warm, indoors and either reading a book or watching a movie.

Since then, I’ve learned to enjoy a good romp in the snow once in a while: I’ve gone hiking and sledding, and once I even had an epic snowball fight with my friends in a giant fort we made ourselves. But a snowy Brooklyn looks amazing through an apartment window, so if you’re looking to stay indoors during tomorrow’s forecasted “wintry mix,” then let me recommend the books and movies that I turned to most often to pass away snow days:




The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar




Mary Poppins



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Chat with a Librarian 24/7

Feb 2, 2011 2:53 PM | 0 comments

For days when you have a quick question about your library account, or any factual question for that matter, a trip to the Library may not be needed. Brooklyn Public Library offers an Ask a Librarian feature using an online chat with experienced librarians to answer your questions.



Simply visit to chat with a librarian or to find more information on how you can get the answers you need from the comfort of your home.

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Black History at BPL

Feb 1, 2011 2:44 PM | 0 comments

Where can you see live musical performances, take part in discussions, and maybe cut a rug or two? If you guessed, Brooklyn Public Library, you’ve hit the nail on the head. As we usher in Black History Month, we’d like to encourage you to visit your neighborhood library.


Looking to take in the cultural arts without venturing to Manhattan? Stop by our Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture for a full array of free Black History Month programs that the entire family will enjoy.


For a complete list of programs, visit

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