The New Park Slope Library Story Garden is Open!

Over the winter we saw renovations in the early stages on the corner of 9th Street and 6th Ave right next to the Park Slope Library.  Signs announced that we’d be getting a new garden in the spring time.  The time has arrived and what a quaint and sweet little garden we now have!  It […]

Brooklyn Book Clubs.

Book clubs are a wonderful way to meet your neighbors, inspire other aspects of your life and give you a kick in the pants to read more!  We’ve noticed many popping up here and there, such as the Brooklyn Public Library’s 1984 book discussion.  Also, next to our Columbia Street office, the bookstore Freebird has […]

Campfire Conversations in Prospect Park.

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library for this fun and free event on Saturday, March 4th from 5pm-6pm. Campfire Conversations is “a series of themed community conversations set around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House, complete with music, refreshments and mulled wine. This month’s conversation will focus on the theme of […]

Winter Break at Carroll Gardens Library!

This week is winter break for New York City schools and parents and caregivers may be trying to figure out activities for their little ones. The library is always a a haven for people wanting to save their money while enjoying the unique and fun programs for their kids.  Tomorrow, at Carroll Gardens Library, you can […]

The 1984 Book Club at Central Library.

This is a very appropriate and interesting book discussion going on every month at Central Library. George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian novel set in a “world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system…under the control of a privileged elite”. So far the event has been quite popular.  Though, […]

Carroll Gardens Library Events and News.

Our local libraries are always a nice warm haven in the winter months, especially for parents and caregivers.  The Carroll Gardens Library, on Union and Clinton, always has wonderful programs for all ages.  Some include yoga, crafts and story times for the little ones and memoir workshops or knitting groups for adults.  They even have […]

Participatory Budgeting kicking off tonight in Carroll Gardens.

We’ve blogged before about coming out to vote on participatory budgeting projects for our area but have never blogged about the idea phase. Basically before a project is even picked to vote on there are community meetings with input from the public about what needs improvement. Here’s a bit about it below from Brad Lander’s […]

New Library Garden in Park Slope.

Everyone loves to see beautification happening in their neighborhood.  New parks, squares, or simply planting more trees.  Park Slope, though already a gorgeous neighborhood, is getting a new garden right outside of the Library on 9th Street and 6th Ave.  There will be seating and planters for a community garden program.  This is actually a […]

Celebrate Shakespeare at BPL on Valentines Day.

Many of you are thinking ahead and trying to figure out what to do the Sunday after next for Valentine’s Day. Dinner? A Movie? How about something truly unique?  BPL’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza will be holding an event called Classical Interludes.  This event will feature the Brooklyn Art Song Society playing Shakespeare […]