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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Welcome Back from the Summer!

It feels like the end of summer when New York City public school children head back to class - there's an energy in the air that makes it more like new year sometimes even more than January 1.  We hope everyone did their summer reading and that you got some of your books out from the library this summer!

For those who were away for part of the summer, here are a picture of the beautiful new bookshelves that Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library was able to purchase for the children's section.  They are low so kids can reach the books - fancy that!  And they are solid and will last in our library for many years to come.

The Friends group was able to buy these shelves through our fundraising efforts, particularly our big book sales over the past two years.  We wanted to contribute some lasting to the library branch and were so happy to acheive this goal.

Since the beginning of the summer there have been other changes at the library including the installation of self checkout machines and other renovations.  In addition the head librarian who began at Carroll Gardens in January 2013, has moved on to a different job so we are waiting to hear about the new Neighborhood Library Services manager.  We will post the news as soon as we get any information.  Good luck to Molly, she was great and we'll miss her!

Finally, the Friends group is planning activities for the fall including starting up our monthly movie series' for children in multiple languages.  We'll continue the English and French films that were so popular last year and we are planning films in Spanish and Italian as well.  When we have confirmed dates we will post that too.

Our next general meeting will be Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 downstairs at the library.  Everyone is invited!

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