All Events
6:00 pm
September 26
6:00 pm

Non-Fiction

Join for a conversation between photographer Baldwin Lee and Imani Perry to discuss the work of Baldwin Lee (b. 1951) who left his home in Tennessee in 1983, with his 4 × 5 view camera for a series of road trips to photograph the American South. The subject of his pictures were Black Americans: at home, at work, and at play, in the street, and among nature. This project would consume Lee—a first-generation Chinese American—for the remainder of that decade, and it would forever transform his perception of his country, its people, and himself. Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of seven books, most recently the New York Times bestselling South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (Ecco, 2022.)

Location: Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, New York NY

FREE

2022-09-26 18:00:00
8:00 pm
September 28
8:00 pm

Non-Fiction

Russ Frushtick, Polygon co-founder and senior editor, talks about his new book, The Book of Fun: An Illustrated History of Having a Good Time, which features hysterical and historical stories about the origins of fun, with tips and fun facts about favorite video games, board games, theme parks, festivals, sports, and more! Moderated by BookToker Adrian Cepeda, aka BookPapi on TikTok. Presented with NYU’s 370 J Project.

Free

2022-09-28 20:00:00
5:00 pm
October 2
5:00 pm

Non-Fiction

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East

Korean War Veterans Park Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

2022 is the centennial of the late Jonas Mekas, poet, filmmaker and artist, who transformed avant garde film in
the U.S. Join film writer and essayist Phillip Lopate and author and poet Charity Coleman for a discussion about Mekas’s time in NY and musician/ author Larry Simon and author John Broven (New York City Blues: Postwar Portraits from Harlem to the Village and Beyond) talking about the postwar New York City Blues scene based on interviews and personal stories. Supported by Lithuanian Culture Institute.

Free

2022-10-02 17:00:00
11:00 am
October 1
11:00 am

Children

Center Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Calling all FanWings. Join beloved fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland as she reads from and discusses her new book, The Flames of Hope, in the Wings of Fire series! Sutherland is the author of the NYT bestselling Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Trouble series, as well as a contributing author to the bestselling Spirit Animals and Seekers series. She is joined by educator Annie Thoms. 

Free

2022-10-01 11:00:00
12:00 pm
October 1
12:00 pm

Children / Performance

Center Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Vital Theatre Company, Inc. presents selections from “Pinkalicious the Musical.” After eating one too many pink cupcakes, Pinkalicous wakes up with Pinkititis! Now pink from head to toe, this is a dream for pink-lover Pinkalicious. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out how to get out of this predicament. http://vitaltheatre.org

Free

2022-10-01 12:00:00
12:00 pm
October 2
12:00 pm

Food / Non-Fiction

Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza

Columbus Park Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Three popular chefs talk about their new books: Cal Peternell (Burnt Toast and Other Disasters), chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse; food and culture writer Matt Rodbard (Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts, co-authored by Daniel Holzman) and Nicole A. Taylor (Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations), writer and master home cook. Enjoy their personal insights on the cultural influences and construction tips of cooking. Moderator by Evan Hanczor (Tables of Contents Community Cookbook)

Free

2022-10-02 12:00:00
October 2

12:00pm

10:00 am
October 1
10:00 am

Children / Performance

Flor Bromley, a bilingual actress/singer/songwriter, storyteller and puppeteer, opens Children’s Day with her sing along fun, bringing books to life as songs – in Spanish and English!

Free

2022-10-01 10:00:00
October 1

10am

1:00 pm
October 2
1:00 pm

Non-Fiction

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St

209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Did you know that New York City’s top cultural institutions house some of the rarest, most unique books, manuscripts, and printed materials found anywhere? Join Julie Golia, Associate Director of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, Jesse Erickson, the Morgan’s Astor Curator of Printed Books & Bindings at the Morgan Library & Museum, and Grace Wagner, a reference librarian in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at New-York Historical Society as they discuss how they maintain, grow, and provide access to the treasures in their world-class research libraries.Presented by Bloomberg Connects. Moderated by Lisa Lucas, Senior Vice President of Pantheon and Schocken Books.

Free

2022-10-02 13:00:00
October 2

1:00pm

2:00 pm
October 2
2:00 pm

Fiction / Non-Fiction

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St

209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

A close look at Mr. President with translator David Unger, novelists Valeria Luiselli and Rodrigo Fuentes, and scholar Vivian Arimany. In an unnamed country, an egomaniacal dictator schemes to dispose of a political adversary and maintain his grip on power. As tyranny takes hold, everyone is forced to choose between compromise and death. Inspired by life under the regime of President Manuel Estrada Cabrera of Guatemala, where it was banned for many years, Nobel Prize winner Miguel Ángel Asturias’s magnum opus is a surrealist masterpiece, and a gripping portrait of psychological terror. Brooklyn Public Library’s Second Read considers Mr. President today, how it fits into our moment (or was denied its place in our moment). As we filter the novel through the rules of our own times, what is its place in that shifting concept known as the canon? Moderated by Marcela Valdes, New York Times. 

Free

2022-10-02 14:00:00
12:00 pm
October 2
12:00 pm

Non-Fiction / Performance

Center Stage (Columbus Park)

Columbus Park Brooklyn NY United States

Join Polygon co-founder, Russ Frushtick, The Book of Fun, and professional, hula hooper, Ann Humphreys, The Tao of Hoop: On the Transformational Practice of Hula-Hooping (Seriously, Though) for an amusing and enlightening program about balancing out your life and enjoying a refresh with good old-fashioned fun. Moderated by Brian Vines, journalist and Festival board member.

free

2022-10-02 12:00:00
10:00 am
October 2
10:00 am

Non-Fiction

Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

The fight for LGBTQ rights and, more broadly, toward an expansive approach to sexuality and gender identity, has always been closely intertwined with government and the law. Hugh Ryan (The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison) looks at the role of the carceral system in “policing queerness,” a terrible legacy that endures in the makeup of today’s prison population, while Paisley Currah (Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity) examines the uses of state power in an unlikely bureaucratic realm: the confusing web of sex classification rules across government agencies. Moderated by Brian Vines, journalist and Festival board member.

Free

2022-10-02 10:00:00
October 2

10am

10:00 am
October 2
10:00 am

Performance / Poetry

Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza

Columbus Park Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Music and language are a match for the ages. Begin the morning with jazz and poetry with poets Jay Deshpande and Jason Koo (More Than Mere Light), together with Kim Clarke and Friend

Free

2022-10-02 10:00:00
October 2

10am

3:30 pm
October 14
3:30 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

In the latest bedtime story by author and illustrator Stephen Savage, children will be calmly and peacefully lulled to sleep by this whimsical journey. Readers follow along with the moon’s bright and constant light, as it touches every corner of the world. 

Free

2022-10-14 15:30:00
October 1

3:30pm

12:00 pm
October 1
12:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity

Join Brooklyn Bridge Parents for Lego and block building for children of all ages. Whether it is a bridge, skyscraper, ball track or school – come build, play and laugh with us! Peruse Lego books for inspiration or make your own. 

Free

2022-10-01 12:00:00
October 1

12:00pm

11:00 am
October 1
11:00 am

Children / Creative Activity

Makers and Creators Corner, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Print with Wood Type. Come print real antique wood type on a vintage Kelsey letterpress with Dikko Faust of Purgatory Pie Press. Travel back in time to make your own BKBF Children’s Day souvenir keepsake.

Free

2022-10-01 11:00:00
October 1

11:00am

3:00 pm
October 1
3:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity / Workshop

Makers and Creators Corner, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Join Mason Goes Mushrooming author Melany Kahn & illustrator Ellen Korbonski for interactive kid -friendly activities about mushrooms. Identify real mushrooms, grab provided paints and materials to make your own wooden, paper or model fungi to take home, or watch an illustrator at work making mushrooms appear from the tip of her watercolor brush.

2022-10-01 15:00:00
October 1

3:00pm

4:00 pm
September 25
4:00 pm

Fiction

Can money really buy freedom? Why do we strive for wealth, even when it threatens to imperil us? Alexander Maksik’s The Long Corner and Whiting Award winner Hernan Diaz’s Trust both masterfully tackle these universal human dilemmas as they explore the gravitational pull of capital, the permeable nature of reality in a chaotic world, and what it means to be alone at the top of the world. Moderated by Boston Globe books editor Kate Tuttle.

Free

2022-09-25 16:00:00
September 25

4:00pm

12:00 pm
September 25
12:00 pm

Fiction

What forces shape the different paths we take in life, or otherwise serve to close off those roads? James Hannaham transports readers of Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta to Brooklyn, bringing to life its community and those who persevere in the face of unjust political institutions and the prison system. In Jonathan Escoffery’s linked story collection If I Survive You, a family immigrates from Jamaica in pursuit of the American dream, but quickly realize that they must rely on sheer grit and their love for each other in order to survive—dealing with much more than they had anticipated. In Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Woman of Light, an Indigenous Chicana girl uncovers her family’s stories, fighting to preserve them against cultural erasure. Moderated by Kristen Arnett (With Teeth)

Free

2022-09-25 12:00:00
September 25

12:00pm

12:00 pm
September 25
12:00 pm

Fiction / International

Novels of magical transformations operate on various levels, physical and metaphorical. In Mohsin Hamid’s The Last White Man, assumptions of race and identity are upended as a mysterious contagion turns white citizens brown. In Monique Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch, an Indigenous Caribbean woman is turned into a mermaid—and then back again; while in Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s When We Were Birds, humans who were once black vultures, or corbeaux, retain a special connection to the spirit world. Moderated by Anderson Tepper, co-chair, Brooklyn Book Festival’s International Committee.

Free

2022-09-25 12:00:00
September 25

12:00pm

12:00 pm
September 25
12:00 pm

Comics

In memoir, there’s often that fateful moment when a chance meeting, a gut instinct, a new environment, or some potent combination of all three can change the course of a life forever. Join Kate Gavino (A Career In Books), James Spooner (The High Desert: Black, Punk, Nowhere) Gengoroh Tagame (Our Colors), and Malaka Gharib (It Won’t Always Be Like This) as they explore the ways in which one groundbreaking experience can bring a story into full bloom. Moderated by Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly.

Free

2022-09-25 12:00:00
3:00 pm
September 25
3:00 pm

Poetry

Poets Kaveh Akbar (Pilgrim Bell), Victoria Chang (The Trees Witness Everything), and Warsan Shire (Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head) read from their new volumes of poetry. Introduced by the co-chair of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Poetry Committee, Hafizah Augustus Geter (The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin).

Free

2022-09-25 15:00:00
September 25

3:00pm

3:00 pm
September 25
3:00 pm

Fiction

A mother struggling to find her footing under the weight of immigrant parent expectations, a time-traveler in search of freedom through the mysteries of the past, and a sociologist held captive by an unknown civilization on Jupiter. These protagonists are each forced to confront the abusive power and violence imposed upon them by the structures and forces that shape our worlds. Join Jessamine Chan (The School for Good Mothers), Lidia Yuknavitch (Thrust), and Mat Johnson (Invisible Things) as they come together to discuss their culturally pertinent and deeply prescient novels. Moderated by Hirsh Sawhney (South Haven).

Free

2022-09-25 15:00:00
September 25

3:00pm

3:00 pm
September 25
3:00 pm

Fiction

A young woman seeks ways to distract herself after her mother’s death. An intelligent liberal arts student looks to guidance from her favorite authors to move past heartbreak. Two Taiwanese-American best friends continue to find themselves drawn to each other, despite the passage of time, distance, and shame. Ella Baxter’s New Animal, Elif Batuman’s Either/Or, and Jean Chen Hos Fiona and Jane are all intimate depictions of what it means to be women growing upwards, in search of love, a purposeful existence, and human connection. Moderated by Ilana Masad (All My Mother’s Lovers).

Free

2022-09-25 15:00:00
September 25

3:00pm

2:00 pm
September 25
2:00 pm

Fiction

The latest novels from these bestselling authors explore power, creation, and the ties that can both bind us and rend us apart—sometimes in the same moment. NYT bestselling authors Ottessa Moshfegh (Lapvona), Marlon James (Moon Witch, Spider King), and Sheila Heti (Pure Colour) come together to discuss reality and fantasy—and the dark, murky, and mysterious places in-between. Moderated by Leigh Haber, Books Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine.

Free

2022-09-25 14:00:00
September 25

2:00pm

2:00 pm
September 25
2:00 pm

Non-Fiction

Your story is never just your own—so many other voices and stories have and will shape it. What are the limits of memoir? What can you find in the margins of and gaps in memory, story, and realities? And how, ultimately, does the memoirist pull self, family, criticism, and history together within the confines of a book? Join Windham Campbell Prize recipient Margo Jefferson (Constructing a Nervous System) and Ingrid Rojas Contreras (The Man Who Could Move Clouds) as they reflect on fractured narratives and pushing the boundaries of memoir. Moderated by the New York Times’ Lauren Christensen.

Free

2022-09-25 14:00:00
2:00 pm
September 25
2:00 pm

Fiction / International / Non-Fiction

Emerging stars of Spanish-language literature—Andrea Abreu (Spain), Alia Trabucco Zerán (Chile), and Camila Sosa Villada (Argentina)—come together in conversation on bringing women’s experiences to the page without apology or filter. Their books, Dogs of Summer (translated by Julia Sanches), When Women Kill (translated by Sophie Hughes), and Bad Girls (translated by Kit Maude), bring us the beauty and brutality of women’s and girls’ experiences, from the effects of all-encompassing desire, to the life-saving joys of finding oneself in community. This panel will be presented in Spanish. Moderated by Natalia Sánchez Loayza. 

Free

2022-09-25 14:00:00
1:00 pm
September 25
1:00 pm

Fiction / International

Each season, BKBF presents several international debut authors whom we want to shine the light on for our audience. This year we present Irish author Conner Habib (Hawk Mountain), Jared Marcel Pollen (Venus&Document) from the Czech Republic, Tibetan author Tsering Yangzom Lama (We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies), and Okwiri Oduor (Things They Lost) from Kenya. This year, we welcome special guest, Jonathan Lethem, who will introduce the authors and talk about his own experience when he was a debut author.

Free

2022-09-25 13:00:00
September 25

1:00pm

1:00 pm
September 25
1:00 pm

Fiction / International

“Women are no longer willing to shut up,” the best-selling Japanese novelist Mieko Kawakami has said, and in her latest work, All The Lovers In The Night (translated by David Boyd), she continues to examine female agency in traditionally patriarchal societies, while Best of Friends, the latest novel from prize-winning Pakistani-British writer Kamila Shamsie, tracks two friends from their childhoods in Pakistan to their complicated adulthood in London. Moderated by Lauren LeBlanc, book critic and editor.

Free

2022-09-25 13:00:00
September 25

1:00pm

4:00 pm
September 25
4:00 pm

Fiction

Three authors invite readers to contemplate the meaning and nature of reality. Reflecting upon how the decisions we make (or don’t make) determine our fate, Antoine Wilson (Mouth to Mouth), Windham Campbell Prize recipient Yiyun Li (The Book of Goose), and Sarah Manguso (Very Cold People) explore how history and class intersect to shape our perceptions of reality, in a conversation moderated by Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here).

Free

2022-09-25 16:00:00
September 25

4:00pm

2:00 pm
October 1
2:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity

Makers and Creators Corner, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Come celebrate and reflect on info patterns in our everyday lives by making Personal Pie Panoramas, or a paper accordion of pie charts measuring our favorite things. Are you 10% pizza, 15% kittens, and 20% soccer? Find out your personal make up, or make one with a friend. Guided by Andrea Tsurumi, illustrator of Life Log, a hands-on tutorial about making personal infographics.

Free

2022-10-01 14:00:00
1:00 pm
October 1
1:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity

Makers and Creators Corner, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Come create your own costume and join the pantheon of Gods. Illustrator and writer George O’Connor will lead kids in making masks and transforming themselves into gods and goddesses.

Free

2022-10-01 13:00:00
11:00 am
October 1
11:00 am

Children / Creative Activity

Makers and Creators Corner, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

How to Make Books and Making Books with Kids author Esther K. Smith and Jane Sanders who illustrated Making Books with Kids will show you how to fold, cut and pop your own book. Then YOU can draw + write your story!

Free

2022-10-01 11:00:00
October 1

11:00am

3:00 pm
October 1
3:00 pm

Children

Center Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Watch, laugh, and cheer as artist Raúl The Third presides over the year’s most dynamic live action drawing competition featuring George O’Connor (Olympians series), Benson Shum (Anzu the Great Kaiju), Charise Mericle Harper (I Cannot Draw A Horse), Jay Davis (Girl Dad) and more.

 

Due to the weather, this program has moved indoors to the Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Heights branch located at 286 Cadman Plaza West.

Free

2022-10-01 15:00:00
October 1

3:00pm

1:00 pm
October 1
1:00 pm

Children

Center Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Based on their YouTube live cartoon series, Mac and Shawn created The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza, an epic graphic novel about the first cat in space, a battle against moon-eating rats, and a harrowing journey to eating some pizza. Join them for a dramatic reading, Q&A, and more!

 

Due to the weather, this program has moved indoors to the Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Heights branch located at 286 Cadman Plaza West.

Free

2022-10-01 13:00:00
October 1

1:00pm

3:00 pm
October 1
3:00 pm

Children

Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Join Newbery Honor and National Book Award finalist Kyle Lukoff (Different Kinds of Fruit), Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert (The Only Black Girls in Town), and Maulik Pancholy (The Best at It) on a panel about banned and challenged middle grade books, moderated by Kat Savage, managing librarian at Adams Street Library, Brooklyn Public Library’s newest branch,  and Alyeah McAllister from the Intellectual Freedom Teen Council, who recently led BPL’s effort to provide library cards to teens across the country experiencing book bans in their area. They’ll discuss writing children’s books at a time when book bans targeting race, gender, and sexuality are at an unprecedented high, why kids should be able to read freely, and their own favorite middle grade titles that frequent banned book lists.

Free

2022-10-01 15:00:00
October 1

3:00pm

2:00 pm
October 1
2:00 pm

Children

Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Come join New York Times bestselling authors Dhonielle Clayton (The Marvellers) and Claribel Ortega (Witchlings), New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Ethan M. Aldridge (The Legend of Bright Blade) and critically acclaimed author Julie C. Dao (Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena) as they chat about all things high-stakes adventure, multicultural magic and the joys and challenges of building new worlds for middle-grade readers in this epic panel. Moderated by Amy Herrick (The Tiltersmith).

Free

2022-10-01 14:00:00
October 1

2:00pm

1:00 pm
October 1
1:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity

Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Come help acclaimed author, Emma Otheguy (Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene) dream up a story and watch, amazed, as Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat (The Blur) and rising star cartoonist Shauna J. Grant (Mimi: Cutie Catastrophe) draw it on the spot! You decide what fates these characters will meet!

Free

2022-10-01 13:00:00
October 1

1:00pm

12:00 pm
October 1
12:00 pm

Children / Creative Activity

Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

In this interactive program, you get to build the wildest, weirdest characters you can think of and decide who wins when they face off in some seriously epic battles! Can a wizard with laser eyes beat a time-traveler who toots poisonous gas? Will a three-headed kitten out-cute a pygmy unicorn? Master storyteller Ibi Zoboi (Star Child) will help you create your very own characters as amazing illustrators Kayla Miller (Crunch) and Johnnie Christmas (Swim Team) draw the ultimate face-offs.

Free

2022-10-01 12:00:00
October 1

12:00pm

11:00 am
October 1
11:00 am

Children / Theatre

Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Join the NYCCT team for a unique read aloud experience with kids, combining physical and vocal warm-ups with an interactive read aloud of Honey & Leon, and connecting theater activities and recorded music from the show!

Free

2022-10-01 11:00:00
3:00 pm
October 1
3:00 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Carrimebec, The Town That Walked is a stunning tale of magical realism that is truly the perfect merge between history, African American folk wisdom, and mystical elements. David Barclay Moore creates a captivating tale for children as a way to educate on the Reconstruction era in this modern classic illustrated by John Holyfield.

Free

2022-10-01 15:00:00
2:30 pm
October 1
2:30 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Follow along with Devi in My Diwali Light, as she celebrates Diwali traditions like designing rangoli, wearing a beautiful red bindi, and painting diyas with her family. Written by Raakhee Mirchandani and illustrated by Supriya Kelkar, this joyful tale about the holiday season is sure to enchant young hearts.

Free

2022-10-01 14:30:00
2:00 pm
October 1
2:00 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

The city is full of incredible art, so why does no one ever stop to look? Join C.G. Esperanza for a fun and lyrical tale of three children who take it upon themselves to make a busy city stop and appreciate the everyday beauty of urban graffiti.

Free

2022-10-01 14:00:00
1:30 pm
October 1
1:30 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Who ever heard of a book that offers drawings as presents?! In the humorous I Cannot Draw a Horse, a generous-spirited book gives a cat drawings—a squirrel, beaver, and a bunny—but never the drawing she really wants. Will the cat ever receive a picture of a horse?

Free

2022-10-01 13:30:00
1:00 pm
October 1
1:00 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Anzu is different from the rest of his family. Instead of scaring people with his monstrous powers like the other great Kaiju, Anzu prefers to be kind and gentle. How can he make his parents proud while still staying true to himself?

Free

2022-10-01 13:00:00
12:30 pm
October 1
12:30 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

El Toro and his fellow wrestler friends are back! In the latest children’s book from Raúl The Third, the friend group learns the value of teamwork and sticking together. Written bilingually in Spanish and English, children are sure to delight in this action-packed adventure that’s full of laughs and positive lessons. 

Free

2022-10-01 12:30:00
12:00 pm
October 1
12:00 pm

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Meet a special child with amazing abilities: elastic limbs, an ultrasonic voice, and super speed! Meet THE BLUR! But as she zooms through life, can her parents ever manage to keep up? Written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Caldecott-winner Dan Santat, The Blur is a heartwarming ode to childhood, and the way it all seems to go by so fast.

Free

2022-10-01 12:00:00
October 1

12:00pm

11:30 am
October 1
11:30 am

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Elena loves to listen to the coquí frogs sing to her from her family’s beloved mango tree. But when a hurricane comes, the safe, familiar home Elena knew suddenly isn’t so safe and familiar anymore. The Coquíes Still Sing follows Elena and her family as they find the hope and resilience they need to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. 

Free

2022-10-01 11:30:00
11:00 am
October 1
11:00 am

Children

Picture Book Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

In the heartwarming KINDergarten, quiet and shy Leo is nervous for his first day of school. But when his class takes a kindness pledge and Leo’s caring actions are thoughtfully noticed by his peers, he realizes that kindergarten might not be so scary after all.

Free

2022-10-01 11:00:00
October 1

11:00am

5:00 pm
October 2
5:00 pm

Comics

Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St.

128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Whether as knights, high school basketball jocks, Victorian Era heroes, or best friends making a “beauty” ritual into a deeper experience, these authors’ young protagonists are bringing fresh perspectives to classic roles. Nadia Shammas (Squire), Robyn Smith (Wash Day Diaries), Ivy Noelle Weir (Anne of West Philly) and Laura Gao (Messy Roots) discuss the creative process of fine-tuning a well-known archetype to center on your own identity. Moderated by Leigh Hurwitz,  Brooklyn Public Library.

Free

2022-10-02 17:00:00
October 2

5:00pm

4:00 pm
October 2
4:00 pm

Fiction

Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St.

128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

The flawed but deeply compelling protagonists of Elizabeth Nunez (Now Lila Knows), Claire Messud (A Dream Life), and Don Lee (The Partition) struggle to form intimate relationships and do what is right. These three authors offer stunning portraits of humanity that challenge stereotypes and resist simplification. Moderated by writer and critic Carolyn Kellogg.

Free

2022-10-02 16:00:00
October 2

4:00pm

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