By Brooklyn Reader

March 30, 2015, 5:26 pm

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The following are the April events at the Brooklyn Public Library Main Branch at Grand Army Plaza for the Month of April.  Note that some of the events are taking place at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West. For exact times and locations click the link.

Created in Brooklyn: Design Craft

DATE:              4-7-15

TIME:               7p

LOCATION:     Dweck

LINK:               http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/created-brooklyn-design-c-central-library-dweck-cen-040715

ABOUT:                       Photographer Randy Duchaine turns his lens on Brooklynites whose commitments to creativity and innovation embody Brooklyn’s expressive spirit. Duchaine discusses the power of storytelling and design with Elliot Schwartz from Studio EIS, Steve Powers of Icy Signs, and Brooklyn Quilt Girl Sylvia Hernandez.

Congressman John Lewis: March trilogy

DATE:              4-8-15

TIME:               7p

LOCATION:     Dweck

LINK:               http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/john-lewis-andrew-aydin-n-central-library-dweck-cen-040815

ABOUT:                       Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, continues March, his award-winning graphic novel trilogy, with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. The authors will discuss the movement, the books, and more at Brooklyn Public Library, and will sign copies of their most recent volume of the trilogy.

Classical Interludes: Ustad Shafaat Khan

DATE:              4-12-15

TIME:               4p

LOCATION:     Dweck

LINK:               http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/classical-interludes-usta-central-library-dweck-cen-041215

ABOUT:                       Khan performs Indian classical music, featuring the sitar, surbuhar and tabla. Mr. Khan’s musical heritage can be traced back to the 16th century to the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He is the son of the legendary maestro Ustad Imrat Khan and the nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is the foremost tabla disciple of the widely respected Ustad Ibrahim Khan. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

Brooklyn Transitions Film Screening and Discussion: The Domino Effect

DATE:              4-13-15

TIME:               7p

LOCATION:     Central Library: Info Commons

LINK:               http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/brooklyn-transitions-film-central-library-info-comm-041315

ABOUT:                       The Domino Effect explores the origins and impacts of gentrification and luxury redevelopment in Williamsburg and Greenpoint under the Bloomberg administration. The film follows the rezoning of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River waterfront and delves into the politics and economics of urban development on the frontier of Brooklyn’s gentrification. Producer and co-director Megan Sperry will be present for a Q&A. The screening is the latest in the Brooklyn Transitions series on gentrification.

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