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Park Slope »

Four & Twenty Blackbirds Opening Library Cafe, Walk-in Cookbook Closing

The sisters behind pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds are opening a cafe at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Heights »

Brooklyn Heights Library Designs Revealed

Officials presented designs for a new library topped with condos from seven developers.

Clinton Hill »

Clinton Hill Library Closing for $900K Renovations

The library will close on Oct. 25 and is expected to reopen in early 2014.

Prospect Heights »

Brooklyn Public Library Revives Original 1941 Doors in Historic Restoration

Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch unveiled a $250,000 replica of its original entrance Thursday.

Prospect Heights »

When Books Go Missing and Borrowers Go Bad, NYC Libraries Go to Collections

Tens of thousands of NYC library patrons end up in collections agencies every year for overdue materials.

Crown Heights »

Sparse Sprinklers Bring Much-Needed Relief to Families in Central Brooklyn

A little water goes a long way in Crown Heights, where kid-friendly sprinklers are few and far between.

Prospect Heights »

Brooklyn's Best Outdoor Spots for Wireless Workers

Enjoy the sunshine during office hours with Brooklyn's free outdoor workspaces.

Bushwick »

Cameroon-Born Librarian Finds Passion and Immigration Secrets in Stacks

The Cameroon native has become a filmmaker and a permanent resident since becoming a librarian.

Prospect Heights »

Summer Camp to be Spared in Heart of Brooklyn Restructure

The cultural institution consortium will shutter its offices and suspend some operations.

Brooklyn Heights »

Community Angered by Plan to Sell Brooklyn Heights Library Building

Brooklyn Public Library officials plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch to the highest private bidder.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Housing and Arts Complex to Replace Parking Lot In Downtown Brooklyn

Mayor Bloomberg announces plans to turn one-time parking lot into cultural space with affordable housing.

Clinton Hill »

Nanny Battles Porn Policy at the Brooklyn Public Library

A nanny in Clinton Hill is outraged that adults can watch porn in close proximity to children.

New York City »

City's Top Library Books Range From 'Kosher Sex' to Danielle Steel Novels

The city's reading tastes range from Japanese Manga comics to "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Williamsburg »

Brooklyn Book Festival Kicks Off Week at Public Assembly

The New Inquiry and other online publications are hosting the first night of literary gatherings.