German-American sculptor Carl Paul Jennewein, who designed the library’s iconic entrance reliefs, participated in Nazi exhibitions and espoused white supremacist beliefs.
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You’ve Heard of the Met Gala, But Do You Know Brooklyn’s “People’s Ball”?
Unlike the Met Museum’s fest, this beloved Brooklyn celebration is completely free and no invitation is required.
Brooklyn Public Library Is Inviting You to Borrow From Its Vinyl Collection
Patrons can listen to a collection of 400 titles at the library and borrow them for up to three weeks.
The History of Anti-racist Protests in Brooklyn, From Abolition to Black Lives Matter
Launching on Juneteenth, the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest initiative examines six decades of Black-led activism in the borough.
Brooklyn Public Library Presents a Congress on Art & Life
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.
A New Census Wants to Hear From You: What Future Do You Want for the Art World?
The Art & Society Census, a new project launched by the Brooklyn Public Library, hopes to take stock of changes in culture.
A New Climate Research Library Opens in Brooklyn
The Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center was built using funds from a state settlement with ExxonMobil for its devastating oil spill in the neighborhood.
An Urgent Book Club Dedicated to the Climate Emergency
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.
Why Libraries Have a Public Spirit That Most Museums Lack
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.
Sixty Philosophers and Artists Exchange Ideas Overnight
Over 60 philosophers, authors, artists, and musicians come together this weekend at the Brooklyn Public Library for a full night of conversations and performances.
Scoring the Stacks, a Participatory Art Project by Kameelah Janan Rasheed
On view at the Brooklyn Public Library from January 11 to April 7, 2019.
Jasper Johns’ Life and Work: A Conversation Between John Yau, Martha Wilson, and William Villalongo
Who gets remembered and how?