E.g., Oct 19 2019
OCT
21

Current Events Discussion

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults lectures and discussions

Interested in current events?  Join your neighbors at the library for a civil discussion of what's going on in the world.

Current Events Discussion

OCT
26

East NY Nehemiah Homeowners Association Meeting

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

TheTri-Annual Meeting

Guest Speakers

Stephon Whitley EBC- Social Justice Mark Mcintrye- NYC Free Soil Program- useful for sink holes, community gardens, and home gardens Rosie Pavares- Center for NYC Neighborhoods- Weatherization...
East NY Nehemiah Homeowners Association Meeting

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Veteran and youth activists discuss freedom movements with Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center; Geri M. Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Robyn C. Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland; Judy Richardson,  Series Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC;...

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

Notes on the Middle Passage

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Ann L. Chinn, founder of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Saidiya Hartman (author, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route) discuss the history of the middle passage,...

Notes on the Middle Passage

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

In this session, Matt Sandler will introduce the role of poetry in abolitionist organizing and Black community-building. Contemporary poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and t'ai freedom ford will perform the work of nineteenth-century Black poet-...

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Sat, Oct 26   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Society, Sciences and Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

As read by:

Aishe Tandiwe-Bell
Tamar-kali Brown
Patrick Dougher
Asma Feyijinmi
Jake-Ann Jones
Jason Bernard Lucas
Greg Mays
Martell Ruffin

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Human rights activist Susan Burton (Founder, A New Way of Life, and co-author, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women) and playwright/actor Liza Jessie Peterson (creator, The Peculiar Patriot, and...

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

One rarely associates fashion with slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In fact, fashion, which all its connotations of autonomy and self-determination, can be seen as the antithesis of slavery, the most extreme form of deprivation of...

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Demita Frazier, founding member of the Combahee River Collective; Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women; Shawnda Chapman, Board Chair, Black Women's...

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Visual Narratives of Liberation

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Join this artist spotlight discussion during ‘Til Victory is Won with New York City-based photographers Barron Claiborne, Delphine Diallo, Russell Frederick and Jamel Shabazz as they explore what it means to reimagine utopia and celebrate...

Visual Narratives of Liberation

Freedom Highway: A 21st Century Performance of Negro Spirituals and Folk Songs

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library, Grand Lobby

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Performances by:
Deejay Reborn
Marika Hughes
Alicia Hall Moran
Storyboard P

Freedom Highway: A 21st Century Performance of Negro Spirituals and Folk Songs

OCT
30

The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King: Author Talk with Geoffrey Cobb

Wed, Oct 30   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults author talks brooklyn history lectures and discussions

Join us for an evening with historian Geoffrey Cobb and get the scoop on the sugar empire that helped build Williamsburg as we know it. 

The history of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the rise of the American sugar industry...

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The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King: Author Talk with Geoffrey Cobb

NOV
7

MTA Open House: Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

Thu, Nov 7   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults lectures and discussions

The MTA has initiated a redesign of Brooklyn's bus network.  At this Open House, representatives from the MTA will be on hand to introduce its  Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign Project, answer your questions, and get your feedback on...

MTA Open House: Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

NOV
18

Current Events Discussion

Mon, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults lectures and discussions

Interested in current events?  Join your neighbors at the library for a civil discussion of what's going on in the world.

Current Events Discussion

NOV
20

Parenting In the Age of Climate Change

Wed, Nov 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment lectures and discussions

How do we talk to our children about climate change? How do we incorporate climate activism into the busy routine of parenting? How can we process our emotions in order to effectively respond to this threat? This...

Parenting In the Age of Climate Change

DEC
11

Green New Meal: The Food-Climate Connection

Wed, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment lectures and discussions

How does our current food system affect the climate, and how does climate change affect the quality and availability of food? What methods and policies can protect both the climate and the food supply? And who’s...

Green New Meal: The Food-Climate Connection

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