Things To Do This Week, Through January 15: Brooklyn Poetry Slam, Get A Rodent-Resistant Trash Can At Rat Academy, And Make Your Own Salt Scrub

Things To Do This Week, Through January 15: Brooklyn Poetry Slam, Get A Rodent-Resistant Trash Can At Rat Academy, And Make Your Own Salt Scrub

Below you’ll find information on events through the week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Check back Thursday to see what’s scheduled this weekend!

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through January 12) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.

ONGOING

Book Sale Donation Collection
When:
 Tuesday, January 12 through Friday, April 8
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: The Friends of Clinton Hill will be holding their next Book Sale on Saturday, April 16th in conjunction with the ASPCA Adoption Van. Donations of books and CD’s in good condition will be accepted during library hours ONLY from Tuesday, January 12th through Friday, April 8th. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

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Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn about computer hardware and software. Learn how to use the mouse, search the library website. Surf the internet and setup an email address.

Free Movie: “Southpaw”
When: Tuesday, January 12 from 1:45-3:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Action, Drama, Sport 2015 Movie – Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams – Rated R – 2 hrs & 4 mins.
How Much: FREE

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“Toast” Cookbook Talk And Tasting
When: Tuesday, January 12 from 4-5:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Raquel Pelzel, author of Toast: The Cookbook, will give a cooking demonstration that makes bread the ultimate canvas for sweet & savory culinary creativity. Toast features 50 recipes from savory to sweet, and Raquel will share some of the most relatable and accessible recipes that teens can easily make on their own at home! Copies of the book will be on hand—and of course, there will be plenty of toasty snacks!

Zumba Class
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Classes are on Tuesday evenings starting on January 5th and running through February 23rd. Have fun and meet new people while fulfilling your New Year fitness resolutions. Our free Zumba classes are taught by certified Zumba instructor Arturo Perez.

Photo by JessicaGale.
Photo by JessicaGale.

Resume/Career Writing
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free drop-in resume assistance: No appointment necessary. Bring your resume with you or ask for help creating one. Brush up on your interviewing techniques. Asisstance with LinkedIn and other social media accounts.
How Much: Free

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Brooklyn Poetry Slam
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 7pm
Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street
What: An intergenerational poetry slam and open mic, featuring Brooklyn-based poets who respond to city culture, national issues, and the exhibitions on-view at BRIC House. Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne, with music by DJ Jive Poetic.
How Much: FREE

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Book Launch: Daniel José Older presents Midnight Taxi Tango
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Urban fantasy with a noir bent, the series began with last year’s acclaimed Half-Resurrection Blues, a ghostly thrill ride through the streets of Brooklyn. The new novel continues the adventures of Carlos Delacruz, an “inbetweener” who exists in the space between life and death, and works to solve problems among the living and deceased residents of the city as an agent for the New York Council of the Dead. Set in the same world as Older’s YA novel Shadowshaper, Older’s novel features a diverse cast of characters that truly reflects the city and the borough. Older talks with fellow literary fantasy writer Victor LaValle (Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and the forthcoming The Ballad of Black Tom) about diversity in genre fiction and Older’s stories of the semi-undead.  A festive wine reception rounds out this celebration of the book’s launch.
How Much: FREE

Nonfiction Book Group: “Moonwalking With Einstein”
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30pm
Where: Greene Grape Annex at 753 Fulton Street
What: For January, the group discusses Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer, which charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory. The book recounts Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author’s own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in some sense, we are the sum of our memories.
How Much: FREE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

Community Board 2 General Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 6pm
Where: Cafeteria, Upper School, Brooklyn Friends School, 116 Lawrence Street
What: Updates on community issues. The general meeting will conclude with an open session at which the public may speak briefly—please sign the speakers list—and other business as introduced by board members.

Shape Up: Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free exercise class with a community volunteer. No pre-registration required.

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In Conversation: Oliver Trager and Baba Israel
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm
Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street
What: The conversation will be followed by a performance by The Lottery Orchestra.  Musicians, singers and performers improvise together and at the end of the night one person from the band is randomly chosen to receive the winnings donated by the audience. All play together to raise one person up.  All pour our hearts out for the music, the rest is in fate’s hands.

Image via Urban Omnibus.
Image via Urban Omnibus.

Urban Omnibus
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Urban Omnibus presents As Seen On [ ], hosted by Urban Omnibus senior editor Jonathan Tarleton. Winning essays read by theater group The Associated. Wine reception to follow.
How Much: FREE

Trivia Night
When: Wednesdays from 8-11pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Weekly trivia competition to win gift cards of $100 to Putnam’s. Beer specials all night.
How much: Free

Trivia Wednesdays
When: Wednesdays at 9pm
Where: Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle Avenue
What: Five rounds of 10 questions each on variety of subject matter from cereal box characters to physics. Winning team gets $50 off their bar tab.
How much: Free

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

Movement Class For Older Adults
When: Thursdays from 11am-12pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Led by Mark Morris Dance Center faculty. Explore movement and music in a creative and fun way. Designed to use gentle movement to explore and increase range of motion for older adults.
How much: FREE.

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DIY: Sugar and Salt Scrubs
When: Thursday, January 14 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Slough off dry winter skin with your very own homemade scrubs! We’ll mix sugar or salt with coconut oil and essential oils—you choose the combination that you like best! We’ll have label stickers so you can get creative with branding your own creations! (Additionally, all scarf knitters are welcome to sit in and work on their scarves with a little assistance while we work on bottling our beauty product lines!)
How Much: FREE, designed for ages 12+

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Building A Business Of Your Own
When: Thursday, January 14 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Do you have ideas for a business swirling around in your head, but you don’t know where to start? Have you started a business but you’re not making any money? Join us to learn about the resources that can help you start and grow your business into a profitable venture. We’ll discuss the mindset and attributes necessary to be successful in your own business and you’ll walk away with a framework for deciding if now is the right time for you to take that next step. This is a Business & Career Library service.

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How Much: FREE, but RSVP here.

Rat Academy Workshop
When: Thursday, January 14 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: ART NY at 138 South Oxford Street
What: Learn how to deal with and prevent rats safely and effectively. Get a free rodent-proof trash can if you RSVP now! RSVP by emailing cachurch@cb.nyc.gov or ratportal@health.nyc.gov. You can also call 718-596-5410.
How Much : FREE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

soul inscribedSoul Inscribed Record Release Party
When: Friday, January 15 at 9:30pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: Following a performance of The Spinning Wheel, join us for a free after party celebrating the release of Soul Inscribed’s debut studio record,featuring special guests Y?, Tavi Fields and Eli Asher, with dancers Ken Fury and projections by Emre. A special set by DJ Rabbi Darkside will start the evening off on the StoopThe New York-based four-piece band Soul Inscribed mixes up a heady brew of Hip Hop poetics and sultry R&B/Soul vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of Jazz, Funk and Dub instrumentals.
How Much: FREE

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