Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn Public Library"

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Herbert Quinones, overdose prevention trainer for the NYC Health Department, right, gives an opioid overdose rescue kit to one of roughly 50 volunteers who attended the free training session. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Shake, Shout and Rub,’ Call 911, Then Administer Naloxone

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Opioid overdose prevention training – which includes training in how to administer life-saving naloxone nasal spray – is being offered at Brooklyn libraries, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Menesky Magloire plays a horn commonly used for Haitian rara music. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Caribbean Life)

A Pre-J’Ouvert Celebration

Caribbean, Culture August 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

A pre-J’Ouvert gathering of Caribbean musicians and dancers showcased their art in front of the Brooklyn Public Library, reports Caribbean Life.

(Image courtesy of The Brooklyn Museum)

Exploring ‘A Coney Island of the Mind’

Brooklyn, History December 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm

It’s had ups and downs, and lately has been doing well. Read The Forward to learn about a number of exhibits showcasing Coney Island, and what they suggest about the history and the soul of the place.

First place winner Vander Carter (Photo by Gregg Richards via Brooklyn brief)

Brooklyn Start-Ups Get a Boost

Brooklyn, Business December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.

Neighborhood libraries like this one in East Harlem could win a $10,000 award. (Photo by Matt Pardon, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Love Your Local Library? Show it by Nominating it for New $10K Award

Communities, Crime, Culture, Education, Voices' Picks June 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

A new program, the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, will celebrate the unique ways in which the city’s local libraries serve the city’s diverse communities by offering five branch libraries a cash prize of $10,000 each.

"The Nuremberg That Wasn't" explores the reasons why Nikita Khrushchev (left) bailed out of prosecuting Stalin and other murderers even after the process was set in motion. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Opinion: What if the ‘Soviet Nuremberg’ Did Happen?

Crime, History, In the News, Opinion March 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Brooklyn Public Library patrons had the opportunity to watch the documentary, “Nuremberg That Could Have Been,” which sets the stage for a Nuremberg-style trial against Stalin and his henchmen that never happened, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Olga Mamaeva (left) and her classmates Carnelia Simon. Mamaeva commutes to the Canarsie library from Park Slope twice a week to learn English. (Photo by Dominik Wurnig)

Learning English Remains the Challenge

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration December 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

After winning the visa lottery, Olga Mamaeva and her son moved from their native Russia. With her limited spoken English skills being the biggest hurdle, she attends courses and looks beyond the classroom to improve her language proficiency in pursuit of her American Dream.

Jobs and services at the Brooklyn Public Library struggle to survive amidst millions of dollars in budget cuts.

Brooklyn Public Library facing $17.5M budget cut

Brooklyn, Economy, Education January 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

The Brooklyn Bureau reports that the public library system is barely keeping its head above water after just over $1M in cuts last fiscal year. Now officials are wondering what will happen when that reduction is multiplied by 17.