Brooklyn Public Library events

Bklyn Public Library logoGreenlight is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host exciting authors in the grand lobby of the Central Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. These events take place after the library is closed to the public and require a ticket for admission. Past guests have included Cecile Richards and Arundhati Roy.

The Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch is located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.


Tickets or RSVPs are typically required for admission to all Brooklyn Public Library events; some tickets include a copy of the book, distributed at the event. Visit to reserve your seat through BPL's webpage. You can also use the "Add to Cart" buttons at the bottom of this page to purchase a book without attending an event; include any signing requests in the Order Comments field at checkout.

Check back soon for more BPL Presents Events!

Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306923869
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Hachette Books - August 17th, 2021

Monster in the Middle: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633607
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - October 19th, 2021

When Fly and Stela meet in 21st Century New York City, it seems like fate. He's a Black American musician from a mixed-religious background who knows all about heartbreak. She’s a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean, looking for lasting love. But are they meant to be? The answer goes back decades—all the way to their parents' earliest loves.

From the award-winning author of Land of Love and Drowning, an electric new novel that maps the emotional inheritance of one couple newly in love.

A Play for the End of the World: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658924
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Knopf - September 7th, 2021

New York City, 1972. Jaryk Smith, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Lucy Gardner, a southerner, newly arrived in the city, are in the first bloom of love when they receive word that Jaryk's oldest friend has died under mysterious circumstances in a rural village in eastern India.

A dazzling debut novel—set in early 1970's New York and rural India—the story of a turbulent, unlikely romance, a harrowing account of the lasting horrors of the Second World War, and a searing examination of one man's search for forgiveness and acceptance.

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374157357
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 2021

"An ingenious new look at 'the broad sweep of human history' and many of its 'foundational' stories . . . [Graeber and Wengrow] take a dim view of conventional accounts of the rise of civilizations, emphasize contributions from Indigenous cultures and the missteps of the great Enlightenment thinkers, and draw countless thought-provoking conclusions . . . A fascinating, intellectually challenging big book about big ideas."
Kirkus Reviews [starred review]

The Writer's Crusade: Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse-Five Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419744891
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 9th, 2021

The story of Kurt Vonnegut and Slaughterhouse-Five, an enduring masterpiece on trauma and memory

In The Writer’s Crusade, author Tom Roston examines the connection between Vonnegut’s life and Slaughterhouse-Five. Did Vonnegut suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Did Billy Pilgrim? Roston probes Vonnegut’s work, his personal history, and discarded drafts of the novel, as well as original interviews with the writer’s family, friends, scholars, psychologists, and other novelists including Karl Marlantes, Kevin Powers, and Tim O’Brien. The Writer’s Crusade is a literary and biographical journey that asks fundamental questions about trauma, creativity, and the power of storytelling.