Brooklyn Public Library


Flatbush intern

May 28, 2010 2:04 PM | 1 comment

Dominique, the intern at the Flatbush branch, loves keeping busy. And he definitely is able to at Flatbush, one of our most vibrant and active branches at Brooklyn Public Library.

Dominique enjoys running the arts and crafts program, creating posters and helping with the gaming programs for teens.

Yesterday, Dominique created and ran an arts and crafts program at the branch. The children at the branch were given the option of making a turtle (out of paper plates) or a lanyard.

And, as an added bonus, Antonio (formerly featured on the blog) one of the interns at the Cortelyou branch, stopped by and assisted Dominique with the program!

Having two interns work together to run a successful arts and crafts program shows the teamwork and camaraderie of the Multicultural Internship Program interns.

Congratulations to Dominique for his great work and a huge thank you to Antonio for his assistance!

See below for photos of Dominique with some of the children's art work and a photo of Dominique and Antonio!



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Growing Dollars and $ense workshops

May 26, 2010 11:41 AM | 0 comments

Every Tuesday for the past 3 weeks, many of the interns have been taking workshops on financial responsibility.

The workshops included Banking Basics, Credit & Debt and Budgeting & Smart Shopping.

Tischelle George, founder of Mind Your Money, gives excellent advice to teens about how to manage their money!

Brooklyn Public Library is happy that Tischelle will be providing upcoming trainings for teens at Kings Highway, Brooklyn Heights and New Utrecht.

If you're interested in attending these workshops, check out the Growing Dollars and $ense page on our website. This page also provides great resources guides for teens on how to manage their money once the workshops have finished!

Congrats all and a huge thank you to Tischelle, Edwin, Sheila and Kerwin for making it happen!

See below for some photos from our workshops:



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Field Trip to the Morgan Library and Museum

May 24, 2010 11:13 AM | 0 comments

On two separate Friday afternoons, the Morgan Library and Museum graciously opened their doors to the interns and provided wonderful tours of both the research library as well as Morgan's library.

We started off the tours in the research library. Heidi and Inge spoke with the interns and discussed how this research library is different from our public libraries. By showing us different books in the collection, they gave us examples as to what the collection holds.

After the tour of the research facility, the interns were given a tour of Morgan's library. We learned the history of the library as well as information about Morgan's personal librarian, Bella da Costa Green.

And, due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, we were able to see the Magna Carta!

The Morgan is an amazing facility and we were very lucky to be given tours of the library and museum.

A huge thank you to Laura, Heidi, Inge, Janice, Lisa and Lauren for providing such a wonderful tour!

See below for a photo from our first trip.


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MIP Book Club #5 - Does My Head Look Big in This?

May 22, 2010 2:35 PM | 0 comments

Today's lively and interesting book club meeting discussed Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah.

The book, about a Muslim teenage girl's decision to wear the head scarf, or the hijab, does an excellent job educating the reader about Muslim culture and identity.

Themes such as personal choice, identity, cultural awareness, immigration and freedom prevailed throughout the conversations.

Amal's range of school experiences (Catholic school, Islamic school and private school) and her crush on Adam were particularly interesting discussion topics.

Thanks to all the interns who participated in today's book talk.

See below for a photo!


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Eastern Parkway Interns

May 21, 2010 12:24 PM | 0 comments

Michelle and Calder are the two interns at the Eastern Parkway branch.

At this active branch, the interns are never bored. They help with numerous programs, including Movie Night, poetry discussions and Get Crafty. They also do amazing displays, like the one they have up currently based on the book Reel Culture. Showcasing books that were turned into movies is a great idea for any branch to try.

 Calder and Michelle have become an integral part of the Eastern Parkway community. Their help and hard work is greatly appreciated by the staff and patrons.

See below for a photo of them setting up Movie Night. Great job!


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