Brooklyn Public Library


Stranger Than Fiction

Nov 10, 2010 12:24 PM | 0 comments

BPL’s annual Gala is Thursday, November 18, and now you can get tickets to the After-Party at a reduced price. The party features DJ Duane Harriott, a raffle and free giveaways, as well as an open bar for the first hour. It will be a great way to celebrate new directions for the Library.


Brooklyn’s own Maggie Gyllenhaal is a member of this year’s Gala Committee. We asked the acclaimed actress, who has gone from darling of the indie film world to respected Hollywood A-lister, to offer her recommended reading. Check out her favorite suggestions for kids and adults, and enjoy a good read. We’ll see you at the After-Party.


Books for Kids


Brundibar by Tony Kushner

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child


Books for Adults


Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon—and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, translated by Edward G. Seidensticker

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