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Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is full of stories. Borrowed brings the very best of them to you. Borrowed is a narrative series about superhero... more

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Drag Story Hour

Brooklyn Public Library has been hosting Drag Story Hours since 2016. It's one of our most popular, colorful, and well-attended... more

06 Jun 2024 · 14 minutes
Say His Name: Arthur Miller

Outside of Brooklyn, Arthur Miller's name has largely faded from memory. On this episode, we tell the story of the... more

17 May 2024 · 17 minutes
When the Library's a Stage

Listen in on one of BPL's most popular art programs: a theater workshop where, once a week, budding thespians come... more

01 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Rebroadcast: Secret Lives of Librarians

We revisit an episode from January 2021 in honor of National Library Workers Day, and ask: what do librarians do... more

09 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Bridging the Gap

Teens and older adults are perhaps the two age groups you might think have the least in common. But a... more

21 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
Browse the Branches

Brooklyn has 62 neighborhood libraries, each with a distinct architecture, culture, and soul. To kick off the new season and... more

14 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
The Challenge

Student activists in York, Pennsylvania organized a silent protest when hundreds of books were banned from their classrooms, paving the... more

14 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
On the Frontlines

Library workers often risk their livelihoods when they speak out against censorship, spurring community members to pick up the fight... more

07 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
An Interview with Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe's debut memoir, Gender Queer, was the most frequently banned book in 2021 and 2022. We talked with em... more

30 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Beloved Blues

Despite being one of the most frequently banned authors, Toni Morrison’s work has inspired countless others to tell stories outside... more

22 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Drag Story Hour