E.g., Nov 12 2019
NOV
13

Puppet Show: Anansi the Spider

Wed, Nov 13   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years 400 Years Later storytime

Join us for a celebration of West African and Caribbean folktales with a special performance of Anansi the Spider. 

This is part of the "1619: 400 Years Later" series. This year the 400th year since enslaved Africans were...

Puppet Show: Anansi the Spider

“Brick by Brick,” A Meet the Author event with Charles Smith Jr.

Wed, Nov 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids 400 Years Later author talks

The children’s book “Brick by Brick” tells the story of how the home of the United States president was built by many hands, including those of slaves, who undertook this amazing achievement long before there were machines to do those same jobs...

“Brick by Brick,” A Meet the Author event with Charles Smith Jr.

1619: 400 Years Later, Discussion with Raul Rothblatt

Wed, Nov 13   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Walt Whitman, Auditorium

Adults 400 Years Later

Discussion with : Raul Rothblatt, talks about preserving #227 Duffield

and parts believed to be safe stops on the Underground Railroad.

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1619: 400 Years Later, Discussion with Raul Rothblatt

1619: 400 Years Later: The Color Purple

Wed, Nov 13   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Adults 400 Years Later film movies movies at the library

Join us to watch The Color Purple!

1619: 400 Years Later: The Color Purple

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

Wed, Nov 13   5:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Crown Heights Library

Adults 400 Years Later movies

The 400th year since enslaved Africans were brought to North America (1619) is being commemorated across the United States. Join us for this series of films that explore and celebrate African American History.  

All films...

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

NOV
14

African Jewelry Making Workshop with Jennifer Jacobs

Thu, Nov 14   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Older Adults 400 Years Later humanities and art jewelry making

Participants will learn how to make bangles (Manillas) using copper wire. Manillas were used as currency to buy everyday items. But, Europeans used them to buy and sell slaves from West Africa and bring them to the Americas. We will use African...

African Jewelry Making Workshop with Jennifer Jacobs

1619 - 2019: 400 Years Later | Movies @ the Library: In the Heat of the Night

Thu, Nov 14   5:45 pm to 7:30 pm   Mill Basin Library

Adults 400 Years Later movies at the library

In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, and then sold to colonists. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of this event.

To celebrate the millions of enslaved Africans whose labor, creativity and...

1619 - 2019: 400 Years Later | Movies @ the Library: In the Heat of the Night

NOV
15

Book Discussion: HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

Fri, Nov 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Park Slope, Meeting Room

Adults 400 Years Later book discussion

As part of our fall "1619: 400 Years Later" series, the Park Slope Library will be holding a discussion of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling book HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi. All adults are welcome to attend with no registration required....

Book Discussion: HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

Urban Stages presents From Past to Present: Dancing in Togetherness

Fri, Nov 15   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids 400 Years Later after school performance

How to travel from the past to the present and move in togetherness? During this one hour workshop, we will learn the story of Frederick Douglass and embark on a journey of movement. In a circle and with rhythms from the continent of Africa, we...

Urban Stages presents From Past to Present: Dancing in Togetherness

DIY: Creative Writing Club

Fri, Nov 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens 400 Years Later creative writing

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process in a welcoming and encouraging environment. Led by the NY Writer's Coalition.

Today's program will use writing prompts to encourage teens to write on...

DIY: Creative Writing Club

NOV
16

Asante's African Safari

Sat, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Kids 400 Years Later performance storytime

Join us for a special storytime!

Akwesi Asante tells African-American stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance.

Asante's African Safari

NOV
18

African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Mon, Nov 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Park Slope, Auditorium

Kids 400 Years Later after school live music

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class accompanied by live percussion music. For kids of all ages.

 

African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

NOV
19

Book Discussion: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Tue, Nov 19   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Adults 400 Years Later book club book discussion

Join us at the Mill Basin Library for a book discussion.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is an autobiographical comedy book written by the South African comedian Trevor Noah, published in 2016.

Book Discussion: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

1619-2019: 400 Years Later - African Dance & Folktales Workshop

Tue, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Kids 400 Years Later

In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and then sold to the colonists. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of this event.

To celebrate the millions of enslaved Africans who survived the harsh...
1619-2019: 400 Years Later - African Dance & Folktales Workshop

African Mask Making

Tue, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Park Slope, Auditorium

Kids 400 Years Later after school kids create

Use art supplies and a dash of imagination to design and construct your own African Mask. Workshop limited to 15 participants, ages 5 and up (no exceptions).

African Mask Making

1619: 400 Years Later, Discussion with Jacob Morris

Tue, Nov 19   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Walt Whitman, Auditorium

Adults 400 Years Later

Tuesday, November 19th Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Discussion with : Jacob Morris -   talks about the challenges in preserving

history of slavery and abolitionists in the Fort Greene community.

Please RSVP online by Monday...

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1619: 400 Years Later,  Discussion with Jacob Morris

1619: 400 Years Later, Performance by Conroy Warren

Tue, Nov 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Walt Whitman, Auditorium

Adults 400 Years Later

Tuesday, November 19th Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Performance by : Conroy Warren,  singing classic songs of freedom, West Indian and American music including Calypso/Socca, Reggae and folk music.

 

 

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1619: 400 Years Later, Performance by Conroy Warren

NOV
20

Asante's African Safari

Wed, Nov 20   12:45 pm to 1:45 pm   Red Hook, Children's Room

Kids 400 Years Later performance storytime

Join us for a special storytime!

Akwesi Asante tells African-American stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance.

Asante's African Safari

1619 Project - Movie: Selma

Wed, Nov 20   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Midwood, Basement Meeting Room

Teens 400 Years Later movies at the library

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

1619 Project - Movie: Selma

1619 Project: Movies @ the Library

Wed, Nov 20   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Midwood Library

Teens 400 Years Later movies at the library

Selma - the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people-- a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson...

1619 Project: Movies @ the Library

1619: 400 Years Later: African Masks

Wed, Nov 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids 400 Years Later after school arts and crafts kids create

This week we'll be creating our own African Masks.  Bring your creative side and let's create!

1619: 400 Years Later: African Masks

1619: 400 Years Later: The Color of Friendship

Wed, Nov 20   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids 400 Years Later after school family movie film

Join us to watch The Color of Friendship!

1619: 400 Years Later: The Color of Friendship

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

Wed, Nov 20   5:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Crown Heights Library

Adults 400 Years Later movies

The 400th year since enslaved Africans were brought to North America (1619) is being commemorated across the United States. Join us for this series of films that explore and celebrate African American History.  

All films...

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

NOV
22

1619 Project: Dancing in Togetherness

Fri, Nov 22   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Midwood Library

Kids 400 Years Later

From Past to Present: Dancing in Togetherness - how to travel from the past to the present and move in togetherness? During this one hour workshop, we will learn the story of Frederick Douglass and embark on a journey of movement. In a circle and...

1619 Project: Dancing in Togetherness

NOV
23

Urban Stages presents From Past to Present: Dancing in Togetherness

Sat, Nov 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Kids 400 Years Later performance

How to travel from the past to the present and move in togetherness? During this one hour workshop, we will learn the story of Frederick Douglass and embark on a journey of movement. In a circle and with rhythms from the continent of Africa, we...

Urban Stages presents From Past to Present: Dancing in Togetherness

Performing arts. 1619: from Tribulation to Triumph. Olanna Goudeau sings for you.

Sat, Nov 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay, Meeting Room

Older Adults 400 Years Later live music music performance

Olanna Goudeau continues to captivate audiences with her dazzling coloratura, rich lyricism, crystalline upper range and her sparkling stage presence. The Port Arthur, TX native made her National TV debut on Season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent...

Performing arts. 1619: from Tribulation to Triumph. Olanna Goudeau sings for you.

1619-2019: 400 Years Later - African Dance & Hip-Hop

Sat, Nov 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Kids 400 Years Later

In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and then sold to the colonists. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of this event.

To celebrate the millions of enslaved Africans who survived the harsh...

1619-2019: 400 Years Later - African Dance & Hip-Hop

NOV
25

African Jewelry Making Workshop with Pamela Isaac

Mon, Nov 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Spring Creek, Meeting Room

Adults 400 Years Later adult learning arts and crafts

Participants will design and create African jewelry while listening to some ethnic beats for inspiration.

Age: Adults and Older Adults

 

 
African Jewelry Making Workshop with Pamela Isaac

Movies @ the Library: Lincoln

Mon, Nov 25   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Kensington Library

Adults 400 Years Later

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and...

Movies @ the Library: Lincoln

NOV
27

1619: 400 Years Later: Ruby Bridges

Wed, Nov 27   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids 400 Years Later after school family movie film

Join us to watch Ruby Bridges!

1619: 400 Years Later: Ruby Bridges

DEC
3

Urban Stages presents African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Tue, Dec 3   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids 400 Years Later after school performance

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class. Accompanied by live percussion music. The artists also offer a full, interactive performance with...

Urban Stages presents African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

DEC
4

Selina Alko - Meet the Author/Illustrator

Wed, Dec 4   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids 400 Years Later author talks

Suffragist Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass were close friends who shared the common goals of social justice and civil rights. In Two Friends, they recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African...

Selina Alko - Meet the Author/Illustrator

DEC
5

Tales from Around the World with Tammy Hall

Thu, Dec 5   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids 400 Years Later after school performance

Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World is a fantastic literary journey of stories from the African Diaspora. Storyteller, Tammy Hall will lead you to many Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas with wit and wisdom.

For all ages...

Tales from Around the World with Tammy Hall

DEC
9

Movies @ the Library

Mon, Dec 9   1:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults 400 Years Later movies movies at the library

The Color Purple (1985) 2h 34min.

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Stars:

Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey...

Movies @ the Library

DEC
10

1619 Project: African Jewelry Making

Tue, Dec 10   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Midwood Library

Kids 400 Years Later jewelry making

Participants will learn how to make bangles (Manillas) using copper wire. Manillas were used as currency to buy everyday items. But, Europeans used them to buy and sell slaves from West Africa to the Americas. We will use African beads, mudd...

Register
1619 Project: African Jewelry Making

DEC
12

Urban Stages presents African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Thu, Dec 12   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh, Auditorium

Kids 400 Years Later

African Dancing and Folktales Workshop - audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class. Accompanied by live percussion music. The artists also...

Urban Stages presents African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

1619-2019: 400 Years Later- Puppetry in Practice: Anansi the Spider

Thu, Dec 12   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library, Auditorium

Kids 400 Years Later

In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and then sold to the colonists. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of this event.

To celebrate the millions of enslaved Africans who survived the harsh...

1619-2019: 400 Years Later- Puppetry in Practice: Anansi the Spider

DEC
14

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music & Dance

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids 400 Years Later kids explore

African-American stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance.

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music & Dance

DEC
17

1619 Project: Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World

Tue, Dec 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Midwood Library

Kids 400 Years Later

Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World is a fantastic literary journey of stories from the African Diaspora. Storyteller, Tammy Hall, will lead you to many lands in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas with wit and wisdom.

1619 Project: Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World

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