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:
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.
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.
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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