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
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
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.
Did you plow through a bunch of novels on the beach this summer? Are the kids’ bookshelves getting a little crowded? If you’re looking for a place to donate some books, our local libraries are collecting them for upcoming book sales. Friends of Park Slope Library Book Sale Drop off books (and DVDs and CDs) at
The kids have been out of school for over a month now– are they getting that summer restlessness? Take them out this week for some superhero story time, an exciting outdoor movie, or good old-fashioned board games. Meet the Brooklyn Knight When: Thursday August 8, 2:30 pm Where: The Central Library (Youth Wing), 10 Grand Army Plaza
Do you love story-telling, crafts, and working with young children? The Brooklyn Public Library needs you! They’re currently seeking volunteers for their First Five Years program, and responsibilities include assisting library staff with programs, reading stories and rhymes to children and parents, and helping the children develop the skills they will need to be successful
Got a bored young Stars Wars fan at home who might want to get their hands busy with origami? Following an Origami Yoda party yesterday, the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza) is collecting Origami Yodas and Darth Papers, aiming for 1,000 of the little paper dudes by the end of summer. You can find instructions
It’s felt like summer for a while now, but the calendar tells us the season has just begun. Isn’t that refreshing? We still have so much fun ahead of us! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of all of our local must-sees and must-dos. Grab some friends, apply sunscreen and herbal bug spray as
Add it to the list of outdoor summer events that shouldn’t be missed: the Brooklyn Public Library will host the Plaza Swing Series at the Central Branch every Wednesday night this summer, featuring live swing bands and dance lessons on the plaza. The weekly event kicks off this Wednesday, June 19, with Paul Shapiro’s Ribs
Looking for something to do with the kids on these hot almost-summer days? Kick-off the summer reading program, enjoy some live music, and spend some quality family time together! Summer Reading Kickoff When: Thursday June 6, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza What: Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a full
Got a lot of love for the library that you want to share? Sign up to volunteer at Love a Library Day this Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this second annual event, volunteers will be spreading the word about libraries, organizing books, registering people for new library cards, enrolling children in the
Memorial Day is this Monday, May 27. Whether you plan to make it a solemn day of remembrance or celebrate extra time with family at the beach, make sure you know what’s closed in the area. Info on schools, government offices, parking, and sanitation via nyc.gov: Government offices and courts are closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
NYC is fortunate have over 200 libraries, but it’s no secret that money is tight for these beloved branches. To help combat their struggles, the first annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards is giving five neighborhood libraries $10,000, so it’s time to tell the world (or at least the Charles H. Revson Foundation) why our branches are a vital part of
Lunchapalooza, the Central Library’s weekly summer lunchtime festival, kicks off this Wednesday, May 22. Dine al fresco at the plaza and enjoy some food, storytelling, and music with the family. Each week different food trucks and entertainers will be featured. This week, the GO Burger Truck is serving up delicious gourmet burgers, hot dogs, sides,
It makes sense that these weekend planners will get more and more packed as we get closer to the summer. We all want to be out doing fun stuff! And there’s so much fun stuff to do! This weekend, we’ve got Brooklyn by the Book, a day of biking, a gallery opening, a Daft Punk