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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Storytelling at the Library 8/17

In the culminating Summer Reading event at the Carroll Gardens library, get ready for stories and tales from around the world! On Wednesday, August 17 from 3:30-4:15, children ages 3-12 are invited to this presentation by actress, writer and professional storytelling Getchie Argetsinger, this will be a story theater performance filled with action, humor & audience participation. 

Librarians will also be giving out certificates of participation in the Summer Reading program.

What's In the Stacks?

A selective look at books available in the adult fiction section of Carroll Gardens library.

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates- which was made into a movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio- tells the story of a young couple in the mid-1950s who want more out of life - or do they? Yates' depiction of character and behavior is so incisive it hurts.  And fans of Mad Men will be very interested in this view of America, published in 1961.

Have you been meaning to read Marcel Proust this summer?  Well have you?? Good, because In Search of Lost Time (or as it has been known, Rememberance of Things Past), Volume I Swann's Way is available right now, and just when you finish it the other six volumes might be returned. Go here for Jane Smiley's primer on how (and why) to read Proust's epic.

Marcel Proust, just before eating the madeline that started it all

And that's what's in the stacks.