Greenlight 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.
The Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch is located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
Spring 2018 Events
Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 PM
Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn
At Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
Tickets $20-$25 (includes book)
Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz! In Islandborn, Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited – except Lola. She can't remember The Island – she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories – joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening – Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Junot Díaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, reads the book to kids and families, followed by a book signing.
Doors open at 5:30, with activities for kids provided by the Brooklyn Public Library. Tickets $20 for one book and admission for one, or $25 for one book and admission for two (perfect for parents and kids!). English and Spanish editions of Islandborn are available. Additional copies of the book available for sale at the event.
Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Cecile Richards Presents Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead
At the Brooklyn Public Library
Tickets $30 (includes book)
Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue). Her new book Make Trouble is a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice. Richards discusses her book at this special event at the library, followed by a book signing.
Each $30 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of Make Trouble; books are distributed at the event. Richards will sign books following the discussion.
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 PM
Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
In conversation with Robin Desser
At the Brooklyn Public Library
Tickets $19.00 (includes book)
Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host Arundhati Roy for the paperback launch of her bestselling and award-winning novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Roy discusses her novel in conversation with her editor, Robin Desser.
Each $19 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a paperback copy of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness; books are distributed at the event. Roy will sign books following the discussion.