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Did you enjoy a ton of summer beach reads, and now you’re realizing your bookshelves could get a little lighter? Consider donating your old tomes to the Park Slope Library for its fall book sale. The Friends of Park Slope Library will be accepting donations for the upcoming sale at the library, located at 431 6th Avenue on the corner of 9th Street. Bring gently
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The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with the preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library at 431 6th Avenue, on
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Doing a bit of spring cleaning, and finding your bookshelves could get a little lighter? Consider donating your old tomes to the Park Slope Library for their spring book sale. The Friends of Park Slope Library will be accepting donations for the upcoming sale at the library, located at 431 6th Avenue on the corner of 9th Street. Bring gently used books of
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Update 2:51pm: Friends of Park Slope Library announced via Facebook that the branch will be back in business on Tuesday, March 25. Earlier: Heads up if you were planning to visit the Park Slope Library today. “Due to insufficient heat in the building,” the branch announced on their website, “the Park Slope Library will be closed
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Start thinking spring and all the nice, warm-weather bike rides ahead of you, then sign up for the 2nd annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride that lets you discover parts of Brooklyn you may not have seen before while supporting the Brooklyn Public Library. The ride takes place on Saturday, May 17, with a route that
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Got a great idea for a business, but need a little guidance — and perhaps a little money to fund it? You may want to check out the Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition, which is currently accepting entries. If you live in Brooklyn and want to start a business here, you’re eligible for the program,
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It’s the 50th anniversary of Whistle For Willie by Ezra Jack Keats, and to celebrate, Park Slope Library is hosting a special story time on Friday, March 7, complete with an arts and crafts activity, special guests, and a whistling performance (you don’t hear that one every day). The fun begins at 4pm, and admission
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January 27 through February 1 is Take Your Child to the Library Week, and our local branch is celebrating by  hosting Family Game Day on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Geared toward grade school and tween kiddos, the afternoon will feature CandyLand, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Apples to Apples, and more. While you’re there, be sure
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The Brooklyn Public Library has decided to take a harder stance on what can and cannot be viewed from the computers at their branch locations with Websense, which a representative for the organization calls “a more sophisticated internet filter.” “This software,” says the BPL, “which is used by other public libraries and allows for compliance with the Children’s Internet
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Love our neighborhood library branch? You can help it win $5,000 by participating in a Read! Build! Play! Project Library Giveaway from LEGO DUPLO. The Read! Build! Play! Project is intended to engage kids through both recreational activity and literacy efforts, and their current giveaway can benefit the literary hub that keeps your child wanting to turn the page.
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Public schools across the city are closed for Anniversary Day on Thursday, June 6, but Brooklyn Public Library will be bursting at the seams with fun activities to celebrate the official kickoff of Summer Reading. Here’s what you can look forward to at our Park Slope branch (431 6th Avenue at 9th Street): 2-2:30: Arts
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In an effort to brighten your gray and rainy afternoon, we proudly present a group of adorable kids who joined hands around the Park Slope Library recently “to give the library a big hug and show how much they love it!” Yes, we’re pretty sure we heard your collective awwwwww from across the neighborhood. Photo
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NYC is fortunate have over 200 libraries, but it’s no secret that money is tight for these beloved branches. To help combat their struggles, the first annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards is giving five neighborhood libraries $10,000, so it’s time to tell the world (or at least the Charles H. Revson Foundation) why our 6th
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