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Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Its galleries and archive are housed in a magnificent landmark building.

Brooklyn Museum

With a mission to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities, the Brooklyn Museum is where great art and courageous conversations are catalysts for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world.

Brownsville Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmWith a collection of 7,000 books donated by the Hebrew Educational Society, the branch opened in 1905. In 1908, it moved to its present two-story brick and limestone Carnegie building. Its high usage spurred the 1914 construction of Brownsville Children's Library on nearby Stone Avenue, the first library in the world devoted exclusively to children. Later, it became the Stone Avenue Branch. For more information, click here.

Bryant Park

Bryant Park lets New Yorkers relax in the middle of midtown Manhattan. In summer, crowds attend lunchtime readings and performances of Broadway excerpts, screenings of classic films on Mondays, and even yoga classes. In winter, a skating rink and holiday market are big draws.

Bushwick Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe library moved to its present home in a Carnegie library in 1908. A Carnegie library is one built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. By 1919, nearly half of the 3,500 libraries in the United States had been constructed through his grants. For more information, click here.

Cambria Heights–Queens Library

Mon 10 am-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Thurs 1-8 pm Sat 10 am-5:30 pm Sun closed This branch contains international language collections in French and Haitian Creole.For more information on the branch, click here.

Canarsie Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe library also has materials in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. For more information, click here.

Carroll Gardens Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe library moved in 1905 to its current Carnegie building, designed by William B. Tubby. Carnegie libraries were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. The branch also has materials in Chinese. For more information, click here.