See if our local BK celebs can match the style of the original crew
You know, for some reason, they never say “Thank god it’s Tuesday.” Probably in part because T.C.I.T. could just as well be for Thursday, but I figure the fact that it’s not Monday anymore is worth celebrating a little bit. Maybe you agree too, and in that case you should go out and do one of these awesome things going on, as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
It didn’t make BPL’s shortlist, but Brooklyn Spaces still has our vote. Photo by Lisa Chow/Susan Tam
The Brooklyn Public Library has just announced a shortlist for the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, seeking “the defining Brooklyn literary works” of the past year. Hey, wait though, what’s a Brooklyn work? Is it anything that’s written by someone who lives here? Is it anyone writing about the borough itself? Is it an autobiography by a subway rat?
New York Times editor Charles Duhigg was quoted as saying, “Exactly what constitutes a great ‘Brooklyn book’ is difficult to pin down, but each of the shortlisted works captures some unique and defining aspect of the Brooklyn experience.” Well, we can tell you one thing: we’re having the Brooklyn experience right here, right now. Or one of many experiences. In Brooklyn. (more…)
Is there something else out there? Like a planet with two suns? Find out tonight at The Bell House!
Is it Friday yet? Haha, no, of course not, it’s only Tuesday which means your week of drudgery has barely begun! My goodness, what would make you think you get to skip to Friday so quickly? Let’s not focus on that. Also don’t focus on the meeting you’re at right now, instead focus on choosing which of these five cool things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar you’re going to do tonight. (more…)
Best part is, you can’t get detention. via Bartsblackboard
Gone are the days where grad school was the only way to enhance your post-graduate skill set. These days you can find professional development classes all over the city—ones that cost only peanuts compared to their degree-granting brethren. And you’ve been saying for weeks now that you want to build your website. But when are you actually gonna do it, huh?
We’ve partnered with a directory called CourseHorse, that streamlines all of the classes in the city available for a given interest. Want to learn Photoshop? There’s a class for that. Want to perfect that chickpea dahl recipe? There’s a class for that. (more…)
Riding a bike in the city is one of life’s great joys, provided that you can deal with the drivers and the potholes and the police. Yes, even with all that it’s still very nice, but it should be noted that the drivers and the potholes could help give you some serious brain damage or even kill you. Get some protection for that skull of yours (it houses your brain, after al) without having to pay for it this Thursday when the Department of Transportation gives out free helmets at the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch. You can use the money saved to buy yourself some tubes for the inevitable pothole-caused flat tire. (more…)
They’re ready. Are you? via Friends of the Sheepshead Bay Library
Your pal the library does so much for you, from helping with your taxes to making you reading lists to giving you internet, and it never really asks much in return. Well, it asks you to return things on time, but that’s fair. In this one instance though, it’s asking you to help it out, but the good thing is you can have fun doing it. Bike the Branches, the tour/competition to see who can get to the most libraries in a day, is back for the third year on May 9, and you can register for it today. We think you should. (more…)
Tax time is a stressful time for everyone, unless of course you’re some rich goon with an army of lawyers who know how to convince the government your highly profitable sweatshop operation actually made no money. Presumably, that isn’t you, so you’re sweating it out and trying to do your taxes on your own. Don’t do that! Your pal, the Brooklyn Public Library, will help you out with FREE tax preparation at the Central Library Branch, per Park Slope Stoop. Now who needs an army of battle-scarred tax fraud attorneys? Not you! (more…)
Spring is on its way, sort of, which means bright trees and bunnies and joy and other things we forgot exist are slowing creeping back into our frostbitten hearts. While we can’t do much to provide you with more bunnies and joy than we usually do, we can help you get some trees. As part of MillionTreesNYC, New York Restoration Project is hosting a tree giveaway this weekend, where you’ll be able to get a tree to plant and hug and do whatever else the kid in The Giving Tree does (except at the end, that part was sad). (more…)