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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday Storytime special guest- Edgar!

Storytime with Carol & Friends has a special animal and pig theme this Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 AM downstairs at the library with very special guest star Edgar the piglet:

Here are some facts about Edgar:

  • He is a frequent guest at local schools and loves meeting kids
  • He weights 11 pounds
  • His favorite food is Pig Chow!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Author Patrick Taylor at the Carroll Gardens Library Feb. 29, 2012

Exclusive New York Appearance!

Leap Day, February 29, happens just once every four years. Rarer still is a Brooklyn appearance by New York Times bestselling Irish author Patrick Taylor, but the stars must be properly aligned because Patrick Taylor will be reading from and signing his latest in the "Irish Country" series, A Dublin Student Doctor, at the Carroll Gardens Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on February 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year - Next Friends meeting 1/18

Happy New Year from the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library!  We're looking forward to new projects and activities in 2012.

Our next general meeting is Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 downstairs at the library, 396 Clinton Street at Union. Everyone is invited to share your energy and ideas.

And now, quotes of the week (and a great deal of facial hair)

“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. ”
Frank Zappa
(Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library does not advocate dropping out of school, but does advocate educating yourself at the library)

“Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won't come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn.”
Leo Tolstoy
  “I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.”
Isaac Asimov