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Asbestos Delays Greenpoint Library Opening Until Summer 2019

GREENPOINT - The new Greenpoint Library, originally scheduled to be completed in December 2018, won't be ready for readers until sometime next summer due to the discovery of subsurface asbestos during construction. Not only did...

BPL Announces 2018 Literary Prize Winners

The BPL announced on Monday the winners of the fourth annual Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. Jeanne Theoharis was awarded the 2018 Nonfiction Prize for A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil...

Name The Brooklyn Public Library Eagle

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - The eagle has landed—permanently, one hopes—at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch. The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has made a gift of a cast-copper eagle sculpture that debuted at the Washington...

DUMBO Will Get A Brooklyn Public Library Branch In 2020

DUMBO - With all the development happening in DUMBO over the years, it's surprising that the waterfront neighborhood does not have its own public library branch. That will soon change as the Brooklyn Public...

Finalists Announced For Brooklyn Public Library’s 2018 Literary Prize

Last week the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Eagles announced the list of finalists for the fourth annual Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. The BPL Literary Prize was launched in 2015 by the Brooklyn...

Brooklyn Arts Council Hosts Two Events Leading Up To J’Ouvert Celebration

With J’Ouvert fast approaching, the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is hosting two events leading up to the annual “break of day” festivities. On Thursday, August 23, BAC's Folk Arts Program is teaming up with J'Ouvert City International and City Lore...

BPL Pacific Branch Reopens After Renovations

BOERUM HILL - After closing five months ago for renovations, the Pacific Library Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) reopened its doors at 25 4th Avenue (at Pacific Street) Monday morning, August 13. The 114-year-old...

Culture Pass: NYC Library Cardholders Get Free Admission To 33 Cultural Institutions

Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library cardholders have a new perk—free access to a number of museums, public gardens, and cultural institutions across the city. Culture Pass is a new program...

BPL Kicks Off Summer Music & Dance Series At Central Library Plaza

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - The Brooklyn Public Library kicks off its Plaza Swing Series on Wednesday, a summer music series featuring live performances and dancing at the Central Library Plaza. The weekly summer dance party debuts...

BPL Launches City’s First Musical Instrument Lending Library

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - The Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch launched NYC's first Musical Instrument Lending Library Wednesday afternoon with a kick-off event featuring displays of the music-makers available to check-out and performances by the Brooklyn...

Mapleton Library Reading Garden Getting Closer To Becoming Reality

MAPLETON/BOROUGH PARK - Mapleton Branch Library reading garden will look quite different come next spring. Naila Rosario from Brooklyn Public Library presented the latest designs at the Community Board 12 April meeting and they...

Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted Around the World” Book Tour Hits Central Library

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - About 500 people (including dozens and dozens of young children) showed up to Brooklyn Central Library yesterday to hear Chelsea Clinton read her new book, "She Persisted Around the World," get...

Artist in Residence Program Comes to Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights Libraries

BED-STUY/CROWN HEIGHTS - Applications are now open for Brooklyn Library's Artist in Residence Program, which is seeking local artists from the Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights neighborhoods to "become part of a dynamic community of...

Marcy Library Reopens With Storytime in Bed-Stuy

BED-STUY - After an 18-month closure, the Marcy Library reopened today, with students from the nearby P.S. 54 in attendance for the inaugural storytime in the newly renovated facility. With new paint, shelves, computers and...

Black History Month Events In Brooklyn

February is Black History Month and there are a variety of events happening all around Brooklyn to celebrate—from art exhibitions, dramatic readings, musical performances, history tours, and movie screenings. Check out our list of events...
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