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 22, 2012

Support for the Carroll Gardens Library

Grant to FCGL from City Councilmember Brad Lander
We are proud to announce that our Friends group has been awarded a $3,500 grant to increase programming capabilities and outreach at the library by Brad Lander, our City Council representative.  Specifically, we asked for funding to install Wi-fi capabilities downstairs at the library.  Currently, only the first floor computers can connect to Wi-fi.  Without this capability downstairs, programming has been curtailed over the last few years and we are so glad to have secured money to improve our libraries' functioning.  In addition, the funding will allow us to buy supplies and equipment to do more outreach to the community and let people know what is happening at the library.  Thank you very much Councilman Lander!

Another thank you to the Cobble Hill Association
Because of a grant from the Cobble Hill Association in the spring, we were able to buy a portable PA system for the library.  Though the library already had a digital projector, there was no sound system so plans to present films and other events that need sound weren't possible.  Now they are!  October 12 was the first in a new series of French language films for children and it was a huge success, with about 50 children attending.  This could not have happened without the sound system - thank you again to the CHA.

Children enjoying "Zarafa", a French film at the library

Fall at the Carroll Gardens Library

Since the library re-opened after summer construction, things have gotten off to a great start. Friends of the Carroll Gardens library and the library staff have planned many ongoing and special new programs.

Upcoming Fall events

Saturdays 10:30 AM, ages 4-6. Storytime with Carol & Friends.  October 27 special Halloween edition! Mari Takabayashi is the special guest, reading her book about Halloween in Carroll Gardens

Monday, October 22, 2 PM - 5 PM - Fall crafts with Kathleen Henderson, our beloved Carroll Park activity supervisor.  The park program is closed for the year so come and have fun with Kathleen indoors.  Ages 3-up with parents.

Wednesday, October 31, 3:45 PM - Celebrate Halloween with Juana Flores, the children's librarian, with activities, stories and treats.

Friday, November 2, 3:45 PM - The French children's film series continues with "Un Monstre a Paris" ages 5 and up (no subtitles).

For more information about regular weekly program at the Carroll Gardens library, go to the branch's calendar on the Brooklyn Public Library's website.