arts 02.4.08

Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center
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Talk back to an author. Get a West African perspective in honor of Black History Month. Hear a live fusion of jazz and folk music. Who knew all of this was possible at a library? You'll find a unique time this month at Central Library's Dweck Center, located at Grand Army Plaza. Visit our website for a complete listing of events.

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Brooklyn Independents: What's So Funny about Brooklyn?
Comedic readings by authors Gary Shteyngart (Absurdistan), Ed Park (Personal Days) and Anthony Winkler (The Lunatic), with a special appearance by Amy Sedaris. Hosted by cartoonist David Rees.
Thursday, Feb 7, 7 PM

Author Talk: Ishmael Beah & Laura Simms
Beah, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, discusses his memoir A Long Way Gone with his adoptive mother, Simms. This book was named by Time Magazine as one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2007. Beah has made a number of appearances, including the Global Young Leaders Conference 2007 and Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
Saturday, Feb 16, 4 PM

Film: AfroPop: 10 Days in Africa
African American filmmaker Regi Allen travels three West African countries to discover the truth behind the myths that separate black identity in Africa from the Diaspora.
Saturday, Feb 23, 4 PM

Dweck by Night: Brazz Tree
This duo blends global folk with American jazz to create new world acoustic rock forms from such places as Ireland and India. Their two albums — including their most recent, Spiral On — are the manifestations of their desire to push the envelope with their experimental sound. Please purchase a ticket for this event from SmartTix.
Saturday, Feb 23, 7 PM

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