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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new season of exciting activities and events at the Carroll Gardens library - brought to the community by the library and staff and the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library.

Ongoing programs - The very popular and well regarded chess program continues at the library beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6 PM with Chess Master Manuel Ugarte. Five weeks have been scheduled and if at least 12 kids or adults come to play each week it will be extended by the Brooklyn Public Library. So come and play!

NEW PROGRAM  - Storytelling With Carol & Friends - A storytelling hour on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM starting Saturday, October 15, 2011. Especially for 4-6 year olds, this weekly program will be lead by Carol Troha, director of the Cobble Hill Playgroup.  She'll have guest readers, authors and special activities aimed at children in pre-K through first grade.

Mark your calendars:

Tuesday, October 11 6PM- 8 PM - Insideschools presentation and Q & A on middle school and high school applications and admissions. Free admission. Looking for a middle school or high school for your 5th or 8th-grader? Join a conversation at the Carroll Gardens Library.Pamela Wheaton, co-author of a series of books about New York City’s best schools, and managing editor of, will lead the discussion.Get tips about how to apply, admissions deadlines & policies and what to look for when you visit a school. Middle school talk: 6-7 p.m.High school talk: 7-8 p.m. Come with questions! has become an essential resource for parents looking for in-depth, objective information about New York City public schools. The project was started by Clara Hemphill, who already had a great deal of experience with schools and who had written a series of books which profiles the City's Best Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Since was founded ten years ago, application processes for every level of public schooling in the City, from pre-kindergarten to high school has become more complicated to navigate and at every turn, Insideschools has kept up with the changes and added information and resources for families. The presentation at the Carroll Gardens Library will focus on middle and high school applications and admissions - how to handle them, what to look for in a school, and how to find the best fit for your child.

Saturday, October 15 - 12 Noon-4:00 PM - Try Something New! at the Carroll Gardens Library. Free admission. Come to the library and Try Something New! There are so many wonderful organizations and individuals in our community who offer activities and classes and today's the day to sample from a showcase of creative opportunities: Bring your child to try a music class/ Sample an adult yoga class (we'll have mats at the library!)/ See a dance demonstration/Try out a craft or an acting class. We'll have a range of information, mini-lessons and demonstrations from some of our best local activities for kids, teenagers and adults in the arts, fitness and dance, crafts, camps and more - our vibrant community on display and fun for all plus a bake sale to benefit the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library. Partial list of organizations and individuals who will offer information and demonstrations: ArtsCetera, Mathnasium, Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Curious Kids, Tyler Pearce Yoga, Music Para Mi, Curious Jane, Young Actor's Workshop, Dan Zweben Music, Shakespeare's Sister Company, Urban Oyster, Laughter and Language Studio, Mureil Greupin Gallery, and more!