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Monday, February 18, 2019

The History Of Brooklyn Libraries, Carnegie and Cardboard Models

Walk into one of the four Brooklyn Public Library branches in Park Slope, Red Hook, Pacific, or Carroll Gardens – and you’ll be entering a well-used building that, in three out of the four...

Stop Work Order Halts Construction at Greenpoint Library

GREENPOINT - After delays pushing back the completion date of the Greenpoint Library by half a year, progress was being made on the site—until it was hit with a stop work order on New...

Windsor Terrace Library To Close For Remodel February 1

WINDSOR TERRACE - The Windsor Terrace library will close on February 1 until 2020, according to a Brooklyn Public Library spokesperson. The city's Department of Design and Construction will install a new HVAC system at...

BPL Hosts The People’s Ball, A Celebration Of Personal Style And Expression

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Tis the season for holiday parties and dressing up in festive attire, and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is hosting a free bash "celebrating imagination, style and freedom, with a touch of...

Leonard Library Celebrates 75th Anniversary of ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’

WILLIAMSBURG - To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Betty Smith's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Public Library's Leonard branch will be designated a literary landmark in honor of the classic coming-of-age novel. Published in...

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...
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