Saturdays - 10:30 AM - Storytime with Carol & Friends starts up again on Saturday September 21.

Friday, October 4, 3:45 PM - French films for children beginning 10/4 and then every first Friday of the month

Wednesday, October 2, 6:15-7:30 - Chess with National Chess Master Manuel Ugarte, all levels and ages welcome.

And much more, see below for details about regular weekly programming and special activities coming in the fall.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Wonderful Day at the Library

Thank you everyone who came out to the book sale yesterday -  it was a wonderful community event where hundreds of people came to buy thousands of books and enjoy free entertainment.  Friends of the Carroll Gardens library made $6,500 to support our library!

We thank everyone who came out to perform and show support for the library:  Karen K and the Jitterbugs, author Emily Jenkins, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Carol Troha, Director of the Cobble Hill Playgroup, and author Mari Takabayashi.  Thanks also to New York City Councilman Brad Lander and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron who came by to say hello and show their support and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke who sent a representative to the event. Another important thanks to the staff of the Carroll Gardens branch library, led by Neighborhood Library Supervisor Jeff Schwartz, who helped out all day.

We have lots of other activities and events planned to support our branch. Keep up with all of our activities on our blog and  To join FCGL, just come to a meeting and help us organize - our next meeting is Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 at the library. And don't forget to add your name to the Brooklyn Public Library's petition against budget cuts here and donate to the Support Our Shelves Campaign (you can designate your donation directly to the Carroll Gardens branch to be used for new books)

Karen K and her Jitterbug partner Aaron gave a great show

The crowd at the library
Author Emily Jenkins read several of her children's books

Assemblywoman Joan Millman preparing to read "Whistle for Willie" by Ezra Jack Keats
New York City Councilman Brad Lander, FCGL President Nina Guralnick and Jeff Schwartz, head librarian at the Carroll Gardens branch
Author Mari Takabayashi and Carol Troha
The outside of the library was festively decorated

 State Senator Squadron came out to show support and buy books!
 Young readers

 Speak up for your library!  Say no to a 30% cut in the city budget (link above)

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