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, April 9, 2013

Participatory Budgeting: Computers for libraries among top five projects!

City Councilman Brad Lander decided two years ago to dedicate a portion of the capital funds he gets for community projects each year to a process call participatory budgeting (PB).  Through this process community members work over a period of months to identify projects that will benefit neighborhoods and residents in his district.  Projects are narrowed down and then residents of the council district vote for the projects they believe will most benefit the community, and the top 5-6 projects up to $1million receive the funding.

This year through the PB process community resident Ira Tolbert worked to include a project that would commit $75,000 to new computers in both the Carroll Gardens and Windsor Terrace branch libraries.

The PB vote was this past weekend, and the library project came in third among the top six vote getting projects!  So, working with the BPL, Councilman Lander will dedicate these funds to purchasing the computers for both branches.

Thank you Ira for all your hard work and Councilman Lander, who spearheaded the participatory budgeting process.  This new technology will serve both of our neighborhoods for years to come.

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