Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 6:30PM at the Williasmburgh Library Auditorium
This is the first installment of the monthly “Live Newsreel Presentation” at Brooklyn’s FIRST Carnegie Library. Hosted by City Reliquary President Dave Herman, this new lecture series will bring prominent authors, academics, and experts on New York City History to this LANDMARK BUILDING in Southside Williamsburgh. With imminent Brooklyn Public Library budget cuts topping over $20Million and a massive borough-wide cut back on library hours and resources, the historic Williamsburgh Library is losing critical funding. This new program series aims to bring the attention of those who love our local history to a public institute deserving of its support.
June’s Spectacular “NOW: In History” Event will feature: The General Slocum Steamboat Tragedy of 1904, with special slideshow presentation by Edward T. O’Donnell, author of “Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum” At the Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 t. 718-302-3485.
Admission to all BPL programs is FREE. Donations to the “Support our Shelves” Campaign will be accepted!