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School’s back in session and Brooklyn Public Library has everything you need to fall into the fun. The new state-of-the-art Dweck Center has tons of programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs will be held in the Dweck Center of the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza unless otherwise noted.

Fall Concert Series on the Plaza

Claude Gomis and Opening Act: The Steel Band CASYM, September 20, 2 p.m. Originally from Senegal, West Africa, Gomis, son of Orchestra Baobab’s Rudy Gomis, creates music that ranges from dance hall and ska to funk. The steel band CASYM opens this free concert on Central’s plaza.

For Youth & Families Russian American Kids Circus, September 27, 1 p.m. In this circus, trained and produced by Moscow Circus veterans, artists dazzle with their synchronized acrobatics, unicycling, juggling and daring aerial feats.

For Adults

Russian Literary Series: Andrey Khrzhanovsky, September 21, 1:30 p.m. Khrzhanovsky, an animator, screens excerpts of his films about poets Alexander Pushkin and JoSeptemberh Brodsky. This event is in Russian. Pick up a free ticket at the Eastern Parkway entrance to the Dweck Center on the day of the program.

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Mr. Z, September 25, 7 p.m. Visit for tickets Jazz singer Mr. Z has performed with Art Blakey, Annie Ross and Jon Hendricks.

Funny Men: Warren Adler, September 27, 4 p.m. Adler reads from his new novel “Funny Boys,” a dark, funny comedy of errors about success, the mob and finding true love.

The American Presidency Series: Profiling the Candidates, September 28, 1:30 p.m. Stanley Renshon — an author, political scientist and certified psychoanalyst—considers the character of the candidates in the 2008 presidential election.

Dishwashers, Neurosurgeons and Nannies: Why We Need Immigrants, September 28, 4 p.m. Andrew Hacker — a teacher of political science at Queens College — discusses the positive impact of immigration on American society.

General Information

Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore it is suggested you call ahead. Call 718-230-2100, or go to

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