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Spring is the growing season, and all through the month of May, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has programs to match.

Get a fresh perspective with thought-provoking lectures and discussions, expand your cultural horizons with everything from contemporary drama to Klezmer music, or spark your business creativity at the “PowerUp!” kick-off event. Programs include:

For Kids

Mad Science of Brooklyn Workshop, May 1, 4 p.m. Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718-398-8713: Learn about science in this hands-on workshop.

May Day Garden Festival, May 3, 11 a.m. Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718-486-3365: Enjoy food, music and arts and crafts while supporting your library.

Readers’ Theater, May 6 & 13, 4 p.m., Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718-856-0813: Act out your favorite stories.

The Tortoise and the Hare, May 3, 1 p.m. Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Based on Aesop’s famous fable, Teatro IATI adds fun and magic to this old tale.

Interactive Music, May 6, 11 a.m., Sheepshead Bay Library. May 7, 10:30 a.m.; Fort Hamilton Library, 9424 Fourth Avenue, 718-748-6919: From Raffi to rock ‘n’ roll, don’t miss this interactive, engaging and fun music program.

At the Pole: The Story of Matthew Henson, May 8, 4:30 p.m., Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718-302-3485: Enjoy this one man show about the polar explorer.

Catskill Puppet Theater, May 10, 1 p.m., Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: A puppet show with plenty of lively original music and audience participation.

Bond Street Theatre Presents Giant Steps, May 17, 1 p.m., Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Join your friend Jackie as she learns to walk, discovers fire and language and outsmarts a hungry giant.

Eric Carle Art Club, May 19, 4:30 p.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Hear stories by this popular author and make a craft to take home. Ages 3 to 5.

For Teens

Open Mic Poetry, May 7, 3:30 p.m., Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718-935-0032: Step up to the mic!

Knitting & Crocheting Workshop, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718-856-0813: Learn or perfect these skills.

Spanish Language Class, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Paerdegat Library, 850 East 59th Street, 718-241-3994: Learn basic Spanish.

UNO Tournament, Fridays, 4 p.m., Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718-935-0032: Compete against others in this exciting card game.

General Information

BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at their website www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

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