COMING UP AT THE LIBRARY
COMING UP AT THE LIBRARY:
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.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Special November event: Arthur Phillips and Guerrilla Shakespeare Project
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7 PM – 9 PM – the Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street at the corner of Union Street- admission is free but you must reserve tickets - see below for ticket details.
Arthur Phillips, the best selling author of The Song is You, Prague and The Egyptologist, will be reading from and answering audience questions about his most recent novel The Tragedy of Arthur – a complex book which explores a range of emotional and literary ideas – from the question of how we come to grips with our deeply flawed families, to how those families shape who we become, to the question of writing itself and the job of the writer, who pull us into invented worlds but evoke real emotions in their readers.
The book contains a full-length play – is it a newly discovered work of William Shakespeare's? Or a forgery by the protagonist’s con artist father? The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, which performed a sold out reading of the play this spring at the Public Theater, will do a reading of scenes from the play within the novel. The New York Times Review of Books said about The Tragedy of Arthur: “[T]he novelist’s art is a cunning ability to lure the reader into treating counterfeit bills as if they were current. And this particular novel — a fictional memoir posing as a fraudulent introduction to a forged play — is a spectacular instance of the confidence game. It is a tribute to Arthur Phillips’s singular skill that his work leaves the reader not with resentment at having been tricked but rather with gratitude for the gift of feigned wonder.”
Also, read the Wall Street Journal review here.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library with thanks to Arthur Phillips and the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project.
Tickets are FREE but you must register for guaranteed seating.
Limit 4 tickets per registrant: http://arthurphillipsatlibrary.eventbrite.com/
Thank you, and hope to see you November 2nd!