Should a struggling public library be used as a shrine to a billionaire’s glamorous life?
Visitors to the main branch today were disappointed to find the space closed for a “special event,” which some speculate might involve Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
German-American sculptor Carl Paul Jennewein, who designed the library’s iconic entrance reliefs, participated in Nazi exhibitions and espoused white supremacist beliefs.
Unlike the Met Museum’s fest, this beloved Brooklyn celebration is completely free and no invitation is required.
Patrons can listen to a collection of 400 titles at the library and borrow them for up to three weeks.
Launching on Juneteenth, the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest initiative examines six decades of Black-led activism in the borough.
Organizers and participants in the Art & Society Census will discuss the project’s results and the changes the public wants in US arts and culture.
The Art & Society Census, a new project launched by the Brooklyn Public Library, hopes to take stock of changes in culture.
The Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center was built using funds from a state settlement with ExxonMobil for its devastating oil spill in the neighborhood.
The Brooklyn Public Library and advocacy group Writers Rebel NYC have launched Climate Reads, a yearlong, online book club and discussion series open to readers anywhere in the world.
A broad swath of society seems to feel more welcome in a public library rather than a museum. I examined the Brooklyn Public Library as a model of heightened engagement through collective knowledge creation.
Over 60 philosophers, authors, artists, and musicians come together this weekend at the Brooklyn Public Library for a full night of conversations and performances.