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Plenty of Reasons Not To Be Quiet in the Library: Events at All the Branches

January 31, 2012

We love the Brooklyn Public Library with all it’s free activities and educational events- not to mention their popular storytime. Forget being quiet at the library- this weekend lions will appear and next weekend: musicians and dancers! This February, the central library and its branches are offering tons of cool programs like knitting for kids, Jazz 4 Kids, Valentines Crafts, RIF and even dance!

Brooklyn Public Central Library Dweck Center Events

The Lion’s Whiskers
Enjoy this delightful musical adaptation of the traditional Ethiopian folktale, featuring a multitude of masks, puppets and original songs.
Saturday, Feb 4, 1 PM

Jazz 4 Kids
This ensemble teaches the origins of jazz, demonstrates its far-reaching influence and plays the music of jazz legends, eventually turning the audience into instruments in a “jazz trio.”
Saturday, Feb 11, 1 PM

Tales with Nzinga
Master storyteller Willie Teacher’s tales are based on folklore from Anansi the Spider and have many opportunities for participants to take active roles.
Saturday, Feb 18, 1 PM

Feraba-African Rhythm Tap
Ibrahima Kolipe Camara and Irene Koloseus perform dances, rhythms and songs from Guinea, as well as honor tap dance, an art form with African roots that was created in America.
Saturday, Feb 25, 1 PM

Feraba African Rhythm Tap Duet on February 25

Brower Park Library

725 St. Marks Ave. at Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Create a different masterpiece every week using a variety of art supplies! Ages 4 to12.
Mondays, 3:30 PM

Friday Movie for Kids! (All Ages)
Enjoy a family friendly movie this Friday.
Fridays, 4 PM
No session Feb 24

Brownsville Library

61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11212

RIF (Kids)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, Feb 1, 8 & 15, 3 PM

Knitting & Crochet (Adults)
Bring yarn and needle or knitting hook and enjoy and learn a profitable lifelong skill.
Wednesdays, 1 PM
No session Feb 29

Bushwick Library
340 Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Story Time (Birth to Five Years)
Listen to songs and hear stories.
Wednesdays, 11 AM

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Create a new craft each week.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM

Business Library
280 Cadman Plaza W. at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Start Smart: Businesses for Creative Types
Turn your passion into profits and get started in the writing business. Book consultant Jennifer Wilkov discusses tactics for getting published and getting paid in today’s publishing world. Please register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business/programs/events.jsp or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Thursday, Feb 2, 6 PM

Find Info on the Business of Art (Adults)
Painters, photographers and other visual artists can turn their talent into a fulltime career with some business savvy. Business librarians will show you how to find information that can help you sell online, locate shows and fairs, copyright your work and more. Registration is not required. For information call 718.623.7000, select option 3.
Thursday, Feb 9, 6 PM

Setting Up Your Business: Legal and Tax Implications
Attorneys and tax accountants will explain the responsibilities and liabilities of different forms of business ownership. Please register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business/programs/events.jsp or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Tuesday, Feb 21, 6 PM

Canarsie Library
1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at Ave. J
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Black History Month Reading Circle (Teens)
Bring your favorite poem, play, essay or novel by a great African American writer, or a favorite speech by a great African American political leader, to read out loud and discuss with the group. You are also welcome to share your own writings.
Thursday, Feb 16, 4 PM

Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton St. @ Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Knitting Club (All Ages)
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Library Mezzanine

Memoir Writing (Adults)
Wednesdays, 6 PM
No session Feb 29

Chess Club (All Ages)
Play & improve your game. Bring your own chess clock.
Wednesdays, 6:15 PM

Central Library

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Open (Teens)
Co-hosted by Urban Word, Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by teens for teens, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.
Monday, Feb 6, 5 PM
Dweck Center

Clarendon Library

2035 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Have fun doing arts & crafts.
Wednesday, Feb 29, 3:30 PM

Clinton Hill Library

380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Babies & Books (Birth to Five Years)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Feb 14, 21 & 28, 4:15 PM

Kid’s Korner (Kids)
Play games, watch movies, make crafts.
Thursday, Feb 23, 4:15 PM

Coney Island Library

1901 Mermaid Ave. (Near W. 19th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Valentine’s Day Crafts (All Ages)
Come and join in the fun making crafts for your loved ones
Tuesday, Feb 14, 4 PM

Writing Workshop for Teens (Teens)
Learn to write short stories, essays and poetry.
Wednesdays, 5 PM

Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave. at Maple St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM

Kid’s Time (Kids)
Children play chess, checkers, dominoes, etc.
Fridays, 3:30 PM

Cypress Hills Library

1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St.
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Tutoring (Kids)
A NYC school teacher tutors and helps with homework assignments.
Thursday, Feb 2, 3 PM

Dyker Library
8202 13th Ave. (@ 82nd St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, Feb 16, 3:15 PM

Eastern Parkway Library

1044 Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM

Fun Fridays (Kids)
Enjoy PlayStation, anime drawing and so much more.
Fridays, 4 PM

Fort Hamilton Library

9424 Fourth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209

RIF (Kids)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM

Gerritsen Library

2808 Gerritsen Ave. (Bartlett Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, Feb 9, 3 PM

Gravesend Library
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, Feb 23, 3:15 PM

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Wednesdays, 11 AM

Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Ave. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Come and be creative!
Tuesday, Feb 21, 4 PM

Teen Time (Teens)
Enjoy books, games and music.
Fridays, 4 PM

Yoga (Adults)
Come learn and enjoy yoga for free! Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Please bring a mat.
Saturdays, 3:45 PM

Highlawn Library

1664 W. 13th St. at Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Arts & Crafts (Teens)
Have fun doing arts and crafts with other teens.
Tuesday, Feb 14, 4 PM

Homecrest Library
2525 Coney Island Ave. at Ave. V
Brooklyn, NY 11223

RIF (Teens)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Fridays, 2:30 PM

Kensington Library
410 Ditmas Ave. between East 4th & East 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Valentine Arts and Crafts (Teens)
Enjoy arts and crafts while discussing romance.
Tuesday, Feb 14, 3:15 PM

Kings Highway Library
2115 Ocean Ave. (nr. Kings Highway)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Mondays, 11 AM
Tuesdays, 11 AM
No session Feb 28

Leonard Library
81 Devoe St. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Story & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Tuesdays, 4 PM

Yoga (Adults)
Tuesdays, 6:45 PM

Mapleton Library
1702 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesday, Feb 1 & 8, 11 AM

McKinley Park Library
6802 Fort Hamilton Pkwy (at 68th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Creative Writing (Teens)
Free Writing Program
Wednesday, Feb 1 & 8, 3:30 PM

PlayStation Gaming (Teens)
For kids from ages 8 and up.
Thursday, Feb 2 & 9, 3:30 PM

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Creating crafts, drawing pictures. Ages 5 and up.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 3:30 PM

New Utrecht Library

1743 86th St. at Bay 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Make fun projects. Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, Feb 1, 15 & 29, 3:30 PM

Scavenger Hunt (Teens)
Have fun finding the answers to questions, trivia and puzzles.
Tuesday, Feb 28, 4 PM

Pacific Library
25 Fourth Ave. at Pacific St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Movie (Kids)
Call for title.
Thursday, Feb 16, 4 PM

Saratoga Library

8 Thomas S. Boyland St. at “Macon St.”
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Children meet, make friends and play.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
A Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs program

Sheepshead Bay Library

2636 E.14th St. at Ave. Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Learn & Play Chess (All Ages)
Friday, Feb 3, 10 & 17, 3:30 PM

Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Ave. at 51st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Tuesdays, Feb 7 & 21, 10:30 PM

Teen/Tween Time & RIF
Enjoy books, games and music. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 3:30 PM

Ulmer Park Library

2602 Bath Ave at 26th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Teen Time (Teens)
Enjoy books, games and music.
Mondays, 4 PM

Story Time (3 to 5)
Enjoy classic books and songs with others.
Wednesdays, 12 PM
Ulmer Park Library

Walt Whitman Library

93 Saint Edwards St. (between Myrtle and Park Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Share stories and songs.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 14 & 21, 1:30 PM

Read Together (Kids)
Children read one on one with a mentor, and receive literacy improvement tips and tools. Ages 5 to12.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM