BPL PRESENTS is Central Library's series of arts and culture events, including talks, conversations, and readings with authors, artists and scholars; live music, dance and theater performances; film screening; and art exhibitions. Events are free or ticketed and are taking place at Central Library's Dweck Center, unless noted otherwise.

Dweck Center programs are free of charge and reservations are required for most adult programs. Patrons who RSVP to programs will be seated before walk-ups. Unclaimed reservations will be released five minutes before the start of an event. We recommend arriving early. RSVP online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at 718.230.2200.

Reservations for adult programs can be made with a BPL representative Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. For weekend events, reservations must be made by 4 pm on the Friday before the event takes place. Any reservations received after 4pm will not be processed. If leaving a message, please slowly  and clearly state your first and last name, your phone number, the name and date of the program you would like to attend, and the number of tickets you are requesting (the maximum allowable is 3).

Reservations for adult programs can be made 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week. Enter "Dweck Center" in the Find the Event search field. Reservations can be made up to approximately one hour before the scheduled program start time. More info: brownpapertickets.com

Upcoming

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Wed, Jul 26   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians blend New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a...

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Brooklyn Small Press Flea

Sat, Jul 29   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Small Press Flea

A summer market with your favorite publishers and magazines.

The Flea returns for the fourth year in a row. Rain or shine. Unless it's an absurd amount of rain.

A Public...
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Plaza Swing Series: Sonido Costeño

Wed, Aug 2   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

A fusion of Cuban son, Guaracha, Dominican merengue and bachata and Jamaican Reggae. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday,...

Sonido Costeño, BPL Program

Plaza Swing Series: Forró in the Dark

Wed, Aug 9   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series BPL Presents Adults

The driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, psychedelia, folk and more.  Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be...

Brasil Summerfest: Forró in the Dark ©Vladimir Radojicic

Brooklyn by the Book presents Salman Rushdie

Thu, Sep 7   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Congregation Beth Elohim

Brooklyn by the Book Adults BPL Presents Art and Culture

In his new novel, The Golden House, Salman Rushdie, author of such contemporary classics as Midnights Children and The Satanic Verses, presents a modern American epic of love and terrorism, loss...

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Salman Rushdie

Past Events


Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, including:

             

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dweck Center, including: The David Berg Foundation, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, James J. O’Toole, Janet Anderson, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, and numerous individuals.

WNYC is a media partner of the 2016-2017 BPL Presents Season.