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.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
-- Erma Bombeck
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
-- Jose Luis Borges
FCGL's huge Love Your Library Day book sale will be at the library Saturday, May 14 from 10 AM - 4 PM - thousands of fantastic books at great prices, baked treats, and special guests including Karen K and the Jitterbugs performing free at 10 AM- let her entertain your kids while you browse! If you have gently used books (especially children's titles) to donate for the sale, please drop them off at the library).
A silent auction has been added in conjunction with the book sale to help meet our fundraising goals. Items available at the auction include signed historical novels, as well as offerings from local services including children's entertainment, time-saving services and even spa services! You may bid online now at http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/1461/auctions/1587
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Inter-library loan isn't the only way to get hold of good books - a walk through the Adult Fiction section of the Carroll Gardens library uncovered the following gems:
Did you like Ian McEwan's Atonement? Then give a try to some others by the same author: Saturday, The Cement Garden and On Chesil Beach
Italo Calvino - if on a winter's night a traveler
Paul Bowles - The Sheltering Sky
And community resident Arthur Phillips, whose latest book The Tragedy of Arthur: A Novel was just released, is represented at the CG library by his previous book The Song Is You
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
-- Barbara Kingsolver
"All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library."
-- Studs Terkel
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
And tell us, what you would like to see at the library - What kinds of programming? What kinds of books? How do you see a library functioning in the digital age? Do you still love books as much as we do? Do you have an e-reader? Do you use it? Do you have a stack of books next to your bed that you're trying to get through? Do your kids come to the library? Are there new programs you'd like to see for kids here?
Our first big event is a book sale to fundraise for the branch on Saturday, May 14, which fittingly is Love Your Library Day at the Brooklyn Public Library. We do!!