September 24, 2018

Upcoming Events at the Main Library

There are some really interesting events coming up the next few weeks at BAPL. Here are some highlights — we hope to see you there!

September 29, 2pm: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally observed time to recognize and celebrate the traditions, contributions, diversity, and strength of citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s celebration at BAPL will feature a live performance by local musicians Jesus Daniel y Su Grupo En Secuencia, and an art opening featuring the photography of NCC student Jamie Ratchford and the work of BAPL’s own Ari Gonzalez. And delicious food!

October 6, 2pm: Carnegie Hall in the 1960s: The Years that Changed America presented by Gino Francesconi, Director of the Carnegie Hall Archives

Carnegie Hall hosted more than 3,600 events during the 1960s, an extraordinary variety of benefits and tributes, from benefits for Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez to protests against the Vietnam War and other forms of non-violent disobedience. Join us for a look at this time in American history as seen from the stage at Carnegie Hall, with director of the archives and Rose Museum Gino Francesconi.

October 12, 6:30pm BAPL After Hours presents: Jazz Guitar Phenom Abe Ovadia 

BAPL is proud to present an evening of innovative jazz with Abe Ovadia, winner of Hot House Jazz magazine’s Best Guitarist of 2016. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music and NYU’s jazz performance program, Ovadia and his group have played at renowned venues across New York City, including The Blue Note, the Iridium, Smalls Jazz Club–and now the BAPL! Free; no registration required.

Programs at BAPL