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BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 16-23
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 16-23
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 2019
The BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL is nearly here - Children's Day is Saturday, Sept 21st and Festival Day is Sunday, Sept 22nd.  Plus, we have Bookend Events in all five boroughs, starting Sept. 16th. You can use the links to see the full event programming on our website. 

We have LOTS of great programming on both days for readers of all ages -  I'd like to quickly highlight a few.

Children's Day @ Metrotech (Sat, Sept 21)
National Book Award finalist IbiZoboi (My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich) joins New York Times bestselling author KarinaYanGlaser (The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue) and debut novelist HildaEuniceBurgos (Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle) to discuss their beautifully crafted New York City narratives as they add their own vibrant chapters to the expansive tapestry of Big Apple stories. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author PeterLerangis (Throwback).

Mo Willems bestselling author and illustrator, takes to the stage to regale children with an animated reading of his books including The Pigeon Has To Go To School! and a sneak preview of his upcoming book, Who is the Mystery Reader? An Unlimited Squirrels Book.

Festival Day @ Brooklyn Borough Hall and local area (Sun, Sept 22)
In a culture that demands so much instant attention how can we really pay serious attention to challenges and opportunities? Bina Venkataraman (The Optimist’s Telescope) looks at the long range and thinks through future implications, James Williams (Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy) speaks about carving out personal time and space now, and Lewis Hyde (A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past) talks about simply letting go of some things. 

“One ever feels his two-ness… two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings,” said W.E.B. Du Bois, describing the state of double consciousness. Poets Marwa Helal (Invasive species), Joseph O. Legaspi (Threshold), Vanessa Angélica Villarreal (Beast Meridian), Keith S. Wilson (Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love) discuss their explorations of identities that resist the boundaries of easy classification, and what it means to write the complexities that define us. Moderated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center.

What is the state of press freedom in the US? How can news consumers know what’s real news and what’s fake? How is the press covering (or not covering) under-represented communities? And heading into what promises to be a contentious campaign season, how can journalists do their jobs under increased threat? CNN’s Jim Acosta (The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America), PEN America’s SuzanneNossel, and MSNBC’s JoyReid (The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story) weigh in on journalism with WNYC’s JamiFloyd.

Join four acclaimed authors honored by the 2018 National Book Awards for an engaging discussion on craft, recognition, and the vital importance of literature: translator Jennifer Croft (Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, Finalist, Translated Literature),Victoria Johnson (American Eden, Finalist, Nonfiction), Raquel Salas Rivera (lo terciario / the tertiary, Longlist, Poetry), and Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People, Longlist, Fiction). 

Stories of friendship, fantasy, adventure, romance, and the other-wordly all come together in new books by MariNaomi (Life on Earth), Melanie Gillman (Stage Dreams), Magdalene Visaggio (Morning in America), and Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea). Moderated by Jerry Craft (New Kid)




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BUILD THE BLOCK SECTOR D - SEPTEMBER 19TH
BUILD THE BLOCK SECTOR D - SEPTEMBER 19TH
BUILD THE BLOCK





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Art of Dying Death Discussion Group -3rd Thursday of Each Month 6:30-8:30pm From September 19th through June 18th 2020
Art of Dying Death Discussion Group -3rd Thursday of Each Month 6:30-8:30pm From September 19th through June 18th 2020

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Brooklyn - 10/20/19
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Brooklyn - 10/20/19

 


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Brooklyn Public Library Programs for Older Adults
Brooklyn Public Library Programs for Older Adults
Never too late to learn
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Weekly Social Activism Meeting -- Every Thursday 9am
Weekly Social Activism Meeting -- Every Thursday 9am
Weekly Social Activism Meet-Up for #GetOrganizedBK
Thursdays 9-10am  
Please contact Bonnie at bbschw@gmail.com for address of this week's meeting.

Please join us Thursday mornings, from 9-10.   This is a chance to meet with other people concerned with social causes. Guest speakers, letter writing campaigns, making posters, etc. Each week will focus on doing what we can. 

When you come to a Weekly Social Activism Meet-up, you can network with other local activists, meet local leaders, and always have a chance to complete a task that will forward a progressive social cause. Join us and make a difference, any week, every week. 

If you would like updates and announcements about what we will be working on each week, join the "Daytime #GetOrganizedBK" Facebook group at http://tinyurl.com/mfqvruo or contact us at bbschw@gmail.com.

 



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Park Slope Center for Successful Aging - Monthly Schedules
Park Slope Center for Successful Aging - Monthly Schedules

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