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Kids & Family Project Back to School at BPL
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It’s almost time for school to start again, and there are many children throughout Brooklyn who don’t have a home to go to, let alone a bag to hold their books. The Coalition for the Homeless is teaming up with the Brooklyn Public Library for Project: Back to School, which collects backpacks and school supplies…

Art & Music Community Bookstore
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The Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Eagles, a group of engaged young supporters of the library, and local bookstores are celebrating Brooklyn literature this year with the inaugural Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize! The annual prize will be awarded to authors who have lived in Brooklyn, portrayed the borough in their work or addressed themes relevant to its life…

Events summer reading
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Calling all reading superheroes! Start the summer off with a good book and celebrate summer reading at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch this Thursday, June 4 from 10am-3:30pm, complete with live music and games for the whole family. The official kickoff is at 12:30pm, featuring a read aloud with this year’s official summer reading…

Events hoto via Friends of Park Slope Library
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Start thinking ahead for all those summer beach reads you’re going to need, and stock up this weekend at a the Friends of Park Slope Library spring book sale! The Friends group has been collecting donated books, CDs, and DVDs for the past few weeks, and they’ll be out selling them this Saturday, May 9 from 11am-4pm at the Park Slope…

Library Photo via Brooklyn Public Library
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Now’s your chance to show some love for our neighborhood’s Park Slope Library! Our community’s literary mecca has been named of the 10 finalists for the Bike the Branches book display contest, and if they win the library will get a “special prize” that has yet to be announced. Last year, the Brooklyn Public Library gave…

Events Book Sale
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If you’re embracing the season and doing some spring cleaning, pack up those books you read this winter and donate them to our local library to help support its wonderful programming! The Friends of Park Slope Library will be accepting donations for the upcoming sale at the the Park Slope Library, located at 431 6th Avenue on the corner of 9th…

Library Photo via Brooklyn Public Library
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Start thinking spring and all the nice, warm-weather bike rides ahead of you, then sign up for the 3rd annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride that lets you discover parts of Brooklyn you may not have seen before while supporting the Brooklyn Public Library. The ride takes place on Saturday, May 9, with routes…

Library Central Library at Grand Army Plaza
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We have good news for anyone who’s planning on taking the U.S. citizenship test: the Brooklyn Public Library is offering free citizenship courses for the tens of thousands of new Americans in the borough. The classes will begin January 13 at local libraries across Brooklyn, including the Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza). Registration and legal screenings will…

Library "I scored a copy of 'The Goldfinch'!" Photo via Zipcar
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You can now hop in a rented car and cruise down Prospect Park West after you borrow a book by that same name from our local library. Since last Friday, three Brooklyn Public Library branches — Park Slope, Bedford, and Bay Ridge — have six Zipcars parked nearby (in spots they say were previously unavailable for public use)…

Library Park Slope Library sign
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Love your library? Whether your go-to branch is Park Slope (431 6th Avenue), Pacific (25 4th Avenue), or the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza), you can help it win $20,000 in the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. To nominate a location, neighbors are asked to fill out a short survey about the branch’s services and strengths. Anyone can vote,…

Events Book Sale
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Pretty soon it’s going to be cold and dark and wintry, and your best bet will be to find a cozy chair and curl up with some cocoa and a book. The best event to stock up on winter reads? The Friends of Park Slope Library fall book sale! The Friends group has been collecting donated books, CDs, and DVDs for the…

Events Book Sale
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Did you enjoy a ton of summer beach reads, and now you’re realizing your bookshelves could get a little lighter? Consider donating your old tomes to the Park Slope Library for its fall book sale. The Friends of Park Slope Library will be accepting donations for the upcoming sale at the library, located at 431 6th Avenue on the corner of 9th Street. Bring gently…

Library Pacific Branch Library, 25 4th Avenue
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The Pacific Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 25 4th Avenue on the corner of Pacific Street, is the first Carnegie library to be built in Brooklyn, a historic fact that many were quick to point out when officials announced plans to sell off the building, potentially to developers who may have knocked…

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