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, March 26, 2012

Love Your Library Day! May 19. Perform/Donate books/Volunteer

We're gearing up for our 2nd Annual Love Your Library Day at the Carroll Gardens Library on May 19, 2012 from 10 AM - 4 PM!  Help us make this day a success:

Artists/Musicians/Writers - We know you are out there in this creative community!  Can your band play music?  Do you want to read from one of your books?  Can you help us with art projects that will be displayed in the library after Love Your Library day? Contact us at

Donate Books:  New and gently used books, CDs, DVDs and records for adults and children.  (Please do not donate: Damaged books without covers, cassette tapes/VHS videos, coloring books and activity books, magazines, or outdated textbooks/computer manuals). Donation schedule below.

Donation Schedule:  We're accepting donations from Wednesday, April 4 through Wednesday, May 9.  A member of Friends of Carroll Gardens Library is required to be on hand to accept donations so between those dates please ONLY bring items to the library during the following times: Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12 PM, Wednesdays 6-8 PM and Fridays 10 AM - 1 PM. Donations may not be left in the lobby - please either enter through the main doors and bring donations downstairs to the auditorium or enter through the Union Street elevators and go down the basement level. 

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 -

Thank you - we are looking forward to a wonderful day celebrating our library and our community!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More pictures from Game Day

Learning chess
William from the Brooklyn Strategist playing Headbanz with kids

Candyland, always popular!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Game Day with the Brooklyn Strategist - March 10

Do you love games of strategy, history or trivia?  Join us at the library for our first ever Game Day with the Brooklyn Strategist on Saturday, March 10 from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.

The Brooklyn Strategist just moved to Court Street in Carroll Gardens and we're excited to have them on hand for this fun day.  The Strategist is reminiscent of the old chess clubs in New York City but with an even wider variety of games, some old like Risk and Diplomacy, some relatively new like Trivial Pursuit and Cranium and some positively ancient, like Mah Jong and Go. 

The ancient game of We Qui (Go)
In addition to playing with the Brooklyn Strategist you are invited to bring your own games to play and swap with other players. Stop by for some friendly competition.  Free admission, for ages 6- 106 (parents, please stay to supervise children under age 11).

Patrick Taylor's visit to the Library 2/29

Author Patrick Taylor read from his books and charmed the audience with stories from his life both as a doctor and a writer. We were so happy to have him at the Carroll Gardens Library!