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

An Evening With Arthur Phillips -- Join us for a reading and discussion of his latest novel The Tragedy of Arthur; with special guests the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project performing a reading of scenes from the play within the novel.

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:

Thank you, and hope to see you November 2nd!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Try Something New! schedule

Saturday, October 15, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM. We're so excited about hosting Try Something New! at the library (396 Clinton Street, corner of Union Street) and have added the participation of some more great groups just this week.  We'll have fun activities all day provided by an amazing array of organizations and individuals- all free for you and your kids to try out -so, come Try Something New!

10:30 AM-11:30 PM         Storytelling with Carol & Friends -  The first day of a weekly Saturday morning story  hour especially for 4-6 year olds, this 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.

11:30 AM-3:30 PM          Bake sale to benefit Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library. Tabling  and information provided by all of our groups: Tyler Pearce Yoga, Dan Zweben Music, Aaron Jones from the Jitterbugs, Musica Para Mi, ArtsCetera, Curious Kids, Barking Cat Studio, Brooklyn General Store, Curious Jane, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Urban Oyster, Mathnasium,  Brooklyn Strategist, Heartsong Kids, Young Actor’s Workshop, Shakespeare’s Sister Theater Company, Language and Laughter Studio, Brooklyn Public Library. 

Come for the day and try out several things or plan your day around activities you've always been curious about! Schedule of mini-lessons and demonstrations:

11:30 AM -3:30 PM    Barking Cat Studio - Art activities all day

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM   Musica Para Mi  - Music in Spanish for babies and toddlers     

                               Young Actor’s Workshop - Acting/improvs for kids and teenagers

                                      Tyler Pearce Yoga - Adult yoga in the Forrest style - mats provided!

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM      Aaron Jones/Jitterbugs - Music and storytelling for kids of all ages

                                      Brooklyn General - Knitting class for kids and adults

1:15 PM-1:45 PM         Curious Kids  - Art and craft activities

                                      Shakespeare’s Sister Company - Acting for kids

2:00 PM- 2:30 PM        ArtsCetera - Music and instruments for toddlers and preschoolers

                                      Curious Jane -  Fun projects for kids- make slime, flip books and more

2:45 PM -3:15 PM        Dan Zweben Music - Music and poetry for kids

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gear Up for Fun at Try Something New!

Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 11:30- 3:30. Try Something New! at the Carroll Gardens Library is shaping up to be a fantastic afternoon of fun and games... and yoga and singing and crafts and art and acting and more! Want to know what classes and activities there are in the neighborhood? We’ve got them! There’ll be mini-lessons, information & demonstrations for ADULTS & KIDS! Plus a bake sale to benefit the Carroll Gardens library.  We're kicking off the day at 10:30-11:30 AM with the library's new Saturday morning story hour especially for children aged 4-6,"Storytelling with Carol & Friends" featuring Cobble Hill Playgroup's Carol Troha along with special guests and activities every week. Then stay for:

Tyler Pearce Yoga (class for adults, mats will be provided)
Dan Zweben Music
Brooklyn Public Library (**participant list subject to change)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Try Something New! Musica Para Mi

On Try Something New! day at the library, what do you want to try? How about a music class with Musica Para Mi? Director of Musica Para Mi Graciela Carriquí will be participating with music in Spanish for babies and toddlers along with other great groups on Saturday, October 15 from 11:30-3:30.

We'll be kicking off the day with our new Saturday morning story hour for 4-6 year olds "Storytelling with Carol and Friends" at 10:30 AM. Try Something New! will offer free activities and information for adults, teens and kids. Along with the activities there will be a back sale to benefit the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library, which is organizing this fun day.