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.

Events Hosted by FCGL

Mark your calendars:

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 11:30AM-3PM.  Game Day with the Brooklyn Strategist

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - Love Your Library Day Book Sale and Community Celebration


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7 PM. New York Times bestselling author Patrick Taylor (the "Irish Country" series) will be making an exclusive NY appearance at our Carroll Gardens branch, February 29th. Leap Day happens just once every four years. Rarer still is a Brooklyn appearance by New York Times bestselling Irish author Patrick Taylor, but the stars must be properly aligned because he will be reading from and signing his latest in the "Irish Country" series, A Dublin Student Doctor, at the Carroll Gardens Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on February 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m!

Here's what's said about the "Irish Country" novels:

“Taylor…is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word.”
--Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl

“The cozy village of Ballybucklebo and its eccentric inhabitants make the holidays bright.”
--Library Journal on An Irish Country Christmas

“ Full of stories and vivid characters, [An Irish Country Village] recalls a good night in a pub.”

Taylor was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. He now lives in Saltspring Island, British Columbia. It is an honor that he will be visiting the Carroll Gardens Library! For more information about the author, please visit his site at Listen to some of Patrick's readings here.

Due to the anticipated popularity of this event, it is strongly encouraged that you reserve tickets now here LIMIT 4 TICKETS PER PERSON. Suggested donation at the door is $10 per person. Patrick Taylor's novels will be available for purchase at the event, and some may be available at the branch for check-out.


Wednesday, November 2, 7 PM - Reading by author Arthur Phillips and performance by the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project.

Tuesday, October 11 6PM- 8 PM - Insideschools presentation and Q & A on middle school and high school applications and admissions. Free admission. Looking for a middle school or high school for your 5th or 8th-grader? Join a conversation at the Carroll Gardens Library.Pamela Wheaton, co-author of a series of books about New York City’s best schools, and managing editor of, will lead the discussion.Get tips about how to apply, admissions deadlines & policies and what to look for when you visit a school. Middle school talk: 6-7 p.m.High school talk: 7-8 p.m. Come with questions! has become an essential resource for parents looking for in-depth, objective information about New York City public schools. The project was started by Clara Hemphill, who already had a great deal of experience with schools and who had written a series of books which profiles the City's Best Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Since was founded ten years ago, application processes for every level of public schooling in the City, from pre-kindergarten to high school has become more complicated to navigate and at every turn, Insideschools has kept up with the changes and added information and resources for families. The presentation at the Carroll Gardens Library will focus on middle and high school applications and admissions - how to handle them, what to look for in a school, and how to find the best fit for your child.

Saturday, October 15 - 12 Noon-4:00 PM - Try Something New! at the Carroll Gardens Library. Free admission. Come to the library and Try Something New! There are so many wonderful organizations and individuals in our community who offer activities and classes and today's the day to sample from a showcase of creative opportunities: Bring your child to try a music class/ Sample an adult yoga class (we'll have mats at the library!)/ See a dance demonstration/Try out a craft or an acting class. We'll have a range of information, mini-lessons and demonstrations from some of our best local activities for kids, teenagers and adults in the arts, fitness and dance, crafts, camps and more - our vibrant community on display and fun for all plus a bake sale to benefit the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library. Partial list of organizations and individuals who will offer information and demonstrations: ArtsCetera, Mathnasium, Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Curious Kids, Tyler Pearce Yoga, Music Para Mi, Curious Jane, Young Actor's Workshop, Dan Zweben Music, Shakespeare's Sister Company, Urban Oyster, Laughter and Language Studio, Mureil Greupin Gallery, and more!


Saturday, May 14, 2011, Love Your Library Day Book Sale and Community Celebration

Hundreds of people came to buy thousands of books at great prices, enjoy the great free entertainment including music from Karen K & the Jitterbugs, and readings by local authors, and grab a snack at the bake sale! Our Assemblywoman Joan Millman, a former school teacher and librarian,  was  on hand to greet the crowd and do a reading. FCGL raised $6,500 for the library.

Go here to see full details and photos of this event: A Wonderful Day at the Library