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Events summer-reading

Calling all reading superheroes! Start the summer off with a good book and celebrate summer reading at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch this Thursday, June 4 from 10am-3:30pm, complete with live music and games for the whole family. The official kickoff is at 12:30pm, featuring a read aloud with this year’s official summer reading…

News & Features bike

Start thinking spring and all the nice, warm-weather bike rides ahead of you, then sign up for the 3rd annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride that lets you discover parts of Brooklyn you may not have seen before while supporting the Brooklyn Public Library. The ride takes place on Saturday, May 9, with…

Real Estate Gravesend library (Source: Google Maps)

New York City will acquire the property housing the Gravesend branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 303 Avenue X, the latest move to own all of the 59 properties where their libraries are located. The city gained authorization from Kings County Supreme Court in April 2014 to use eminent domain to seize the property, Commercial…

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Love your library? Whether your go-to branch is Homecrest, Kings Highway or Brighton Beach, you can help it win $20,000 in the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. To nominate a location, neighbors are asked to fill out a short survey about the branch’s services and strengths. Anyone can vote, including library staff, elected officials, and representatives of businesses or community groups (and,…


The Aquila Theater Company and the Brooklyn Public Library are teaming up to stage dramatic readings of Sophocles’ “Philoctetes,” Euripides’ “Herakles,” Homer’s “Odyssey” and Sophocles’ “Ajax” for veterans, Holocaust survivors and the general public, this Saturday, September 6 at 12:00pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Sheepshead Bay branch, 2636 East 14th Street near Avenue Z. The readings of these…

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