Thursday, May 14, 2009

Saturday Scour Power

Ahem, a few announcements. BTW, did you know the Brooklyn Public Library has its own 9-piece band? I thought you had to be so quiet in there. I wonder what's on the band's set list for the Saturday book drive festivities? (see below)

It’s My Park! Day at Prospect Park is this Saturday, May 16. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Hundreds of Volunteers will help care for 585-acre Prospect Park as part of a citywide effort to tidy up and support our urban greenspaces on It’s My Park! Day. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. for registration at the Wollman Rink at Prospect Park. To get ready for the work ahead, members of Raizes do Brazil Capoeira Brooklyn (a local martial arts studio) will lead volunteers in warm-up exercises. Around 10:30 a.m. Volunteer groups will then head to ten locations around the park, including the Lake edge, Concert Grove, Park Circle, the Lullwater and the Nethermead. From approx 11 a.m. until around 1:30 /2 p.m., volunteers at these locations will be doing various projects including painting benches, weeding, and cleaning and trash pick-up. The public can call (718) 965-8960 for more information or visit For information on It’s My Park! Day events at other NYC Parks, visit partnerships for parks.l

The Great American Book Drive Returns to the Brooklyn Public Library by Popular Demand

Brooklyn Public Library
, in partnership with socially conscious online used bookseller Better World Books, will host its popular “Great American Book Drive” on Saturday, May 16th from 10AM to 3PM at Central Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza. The drive, which collected 15,000 books at its October 2008 event, will once again call on community members to clean out their shelves and donate their old books to help raise funds for the Brooklyn Public Library.

The Great American Book Drive
will bring back its popular $1 sale, where selected books can be purchased for only a dollar. Neighbors will also be able to easily sign up for a library card. Younger readers will enjoy the face painting booth. What’s more, Lost In The Stacks, Brooklyn Public Library’s lively 9-piece band, will be on hand playing a mix of rock, pop, and jazz standards.

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