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, May 25, 2012

Love Your Library Day!

Love Your Library Day 2012 was fantastic!  The final tally is in and our fundraising event made nearly $9,500 for the branch.  Around 500 people came through the library to buy books, enjoy our kid's activities, meet friends and neighbors and celebrate libraries - a great community resource for everyone.

Huge thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library and the neighborhood who helped organize this great day.  Thanks also to Lela Nargi author of "The Honeybee Man," and Josh Lewis author of the "Super Chicken Nugget Boy" series who came to read from their books, Curious Jane camp's Samantha Razook Murphy who led kids in a beautiful mini-book making art activity, and Carol Troha and Assemblywoman Joan Millman who read some of their favorite children's stories.  Special thanks to the Cobble Hill Association whose recent $500 grant went toward the purchase of a PA system that we used during Love Your Library Day.

Upcoming events at the library:

Summer Reading Kick-off Party - Thursday, June 2 from 2 PM - 4PM (it's a day off from school).  Come sign up your kids for the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading program

Carroll Gardens Library Authors Series presents Daniel Kalla reading from his new novel "The Far Side of the Sky" - Tuesday, June 12 at 7 PM

Photos from Love Your Library Day:

Book sale - crowd in the main room
Bake sale!
Samantha Razook Murphy from Curious Jane
Lela Nargi reads "The Honeybee Man"
Kid's books and CDs were popular

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Love Your Library Day This Saturday, May 19 10 AM-4 PM

Love Your Library Day - In addition to our huge book sale, we are celebrating our community with a line up of cool entertainment including readings by children's authors and local residents Josh Lewis, author of the Super Chicken Nugget Boy series and Lela Nargi, author of The Honeybee Man, a finalist for the Cook prize for children's science writing; art activities with Curious Jane, and more!  Brooklyn Public Library t-shirts will be available for sale and we'll have another delicious bake sale - all to raise money for the library and raise awareness of how important libraries are to the community.
Josh Lewis, author of Super Chicken Nugget Boy

The Honeybee Man by author Lela Nargi

Volunteer: We need volunteers to sort through and organize books and help us out on Love Your Library Day - please sign up to help here -

Curious Jane will be on hand to make mini-books with kids
Thank you - we are looking forward to a wonderful day celebrating our library and our community!