standard BPL Hosting a Range of New Cultural, Literary, and Musical Events This Month

Hammerstep, a choreographed dance group, will be performing (Facebook)

Hammerstep, a choreographed dance group, will be performing (Facebook)

A number of new cultural, literary, and musical events are taking place at the Brooklyn Public Library throughout the month of September, including events associated with the Brooklyn Book Festival and two Lincoln Center Local performances. Most of the events will take place at the Central Library’s Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, or on the plaza itself.

Lincoln Center Local Live presents Hammerstep + DEORO

This performance includes cutting edge choreography from Hammerstep fusing traditional music and innovative live beats with hip hop flare from DEORO to create a unique presentation which integrates traditional Irish step, tap, and hip hop. The artists will hold a Q&A at the end of the performance. Grammy-nominated DEORO, led by Dave Eggar (cello) with Chuck Palmer (percussion), is known internationally for its remarkable collaborations with artists from Dr. Ralph Stanley and Frank Ocean to the Talaandig tribe of Mindanao in the Philippines. Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus are the founders and artistic directors of innovative dance group, Hammerstep. Garrett is a two-time world champion of Irish step dance and Jason has won five consecutive state and national solo Irish dancing titles. Both have toured professionally with Riverdance.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:00 pm

Central Library Plaza

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Pitch-a-Palooza!

The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, are the go-to resource for everything budding authors need to write, sell and market their books successfully. Eckstut and Sterry will give aspiring writers the chance of a lifetime—one minute to pitch their book ideas to a panel of publishing experts. The person with the best pitch receives an introduction to an agent. Books will be sold at this event.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Central Library, Dweck Center

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Daring to Lead: Gail Sheehy and Reshma Saujani talk Risk, Ambition and Success

World-renowned author and journalist, Gail Sheehy and Girls who Code founder Reshma Saujani discuss the need to embrace risk and failure and to boldly chart your own course. Sheehy’s new memoir, Daring: My Passages, chronicles the obstacles she encountered when she blazed a trail in the male-dominated world of journalism in the 1960s. Her earliest book, Passages, was named by a Library of Congress survey one of the ten most influential books of our time. Saujani, a former New York City Deputy Public Advocate, founded Girls Who Code to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future. Saujani’s new book is Women Who Don’t Wait in Line. Books will be sold at this event.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Central Library, Dweck Center 

Lincoln Center Local: Villalobos Brothers Live Stream Viewing Party

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliant musical cadence and virtuosity, redefining our notions of Latin Music.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Central Library, Dweck Center; Macon Library; Kensington Library; Greenpoint Library

For more information, visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Arts & Culture Events listings at