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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…

Kids & Family Park Slope LIbrary Storytime Hiatus
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The Park Slope Library’s (431 6th Ave) popular Monday and Wednesday storytimes are taking a brief break starting this week through the middle of June. Though you won’t be able to take the kids to this branch for stories and fun for the next few weeks, they’ll be launching the summer storytime session with a…

Library Book Sale via Park Slope Library Friends on FB
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The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library…

Library books on the stoop
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Doing a bit of spring cleaning, and finding your bookshelves could get a little lighter? Consider donating your old tomes to the Park Slope Library for their spring 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…

Events Bike The Branches 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 2nd 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 17, with a…

Business (crop) Pie neon at Four & Twenty Blackbirds Cafe at Central Library
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“Do you want whipped cream on that?” It’s definitely the first time we’ve been asked that question inside the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. But on this Pi Day — the annual March 14 celebration of the mathematics constant — the library welcomed its new cafe and celebrated the pi(e) that’s now…

Events Ian Olasov
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A new discussion series called the Brooklyn Public Philosophers (BKPP) is meeting monthly at the Central Library, and Park Slope native Ian Olasov is the big thinker behind it. Currently residing in Ditmas Park, he’s a philosophy professor who has organized this forum for philosophers working in the greater Brooklyn area to discuss their work with a general audience. If it sounds like it…

Events I'm So Brooklyn
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UPDATE 10/25: They’ve let us know that the event has been cancelled, but they’ll be interviewing folks at the Prospect Park Halloween Walk instead, so keep an eye out if you’re in the park on Saturday! What does Brooklyn mean to you? Share your story at a family-friendly workshop on Saturday, October 26 from 1-3pm at…

Library Park Slope Library
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Love our neighborhood library branch? You can help it win $5,000 by participating in a Read! Build! Play! Project Library Giveaway from LEGO DUPLO. The Read! Build! Play! Project is intended to engage kids through both recreational activity and literacy efforts, and their current giveaway can benefit the literary hub that keeps your child wanting to turn the page.…

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