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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-780-7700
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Too many books, not enough time to read🙄🤔

This is the the main branch of the Brooklyn Public LibrAry system. You can reserve a meeting room... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gail M
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New York City, New York
Great Silaent Film shows in their theatre with live piano

Very good show with informative introduction and a real person plying the piano as they did when... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Steve G
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Wellington
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the the main branch of the Brooklyn Public LibrAry system. You can reserve a meeting room, make recordings, conducted research, reserve books, obtain a passport, and IDNYC.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very good show with informative introduction and a real person plying the piano as they did when the films first came out. Shows are once a month for 3 months twice a year in the spring and thew fall.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wonderful institution in a gorgeous building, an art deco masterpiece. Very well-maintained and well-staffed. Keep up the good work!

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I usually visit this library about once a month or more. I go for myself and my grandchildren. They have a lot to offer other than books. The activities for children are amazing. The children seem to be inspired. For adults, the activities are just...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a very nice library. If this library does not have your book, they can get it for you. Convenient travel by bus.

Thank sean1209
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a treasure in the borough of Brooklyn. From the architecture and the contents this is a must visit when in Brooklyn. Prospect Park is nearby as well.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I've used this library for the past 40 years and find it to be one of the hidden gems of Brooklyn. The staff are very helpful also. I studied for my New York Medical license in this library. You can also obtain a passport in...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was a hot day and I stepped inside the library to cool off. Architecture is interesting and it is on the corner by the Grand Army Plaza. Free phone charging stand in lobby!

Thank SherrieTx
Reviewed 7 September 2017

An excellent source for all information. Easily accessible and staff willing to help. Massive ability to research in a comfortable setting. Located in a historical area adjacent to Prospect Park it is a great day trip.

Thank James P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Too many books to read! So many books on different subjects. You can spend an afternoon there. Very quiet and serene environment.

Thank Thomas C
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Teddy_Llong
25 October 2017|
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Response from MaraS2018 | Reviewed this property |
How about the Lincoln Center library?
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lorna p
26 July 2017|
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Response from awalkinpeace | Reviewed this property |
There are classes for adult education. I don't know the specifics of what that entails.
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Harold U
28 June 2017|
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Response from sirenazulclaro | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree with other reviewers, the 2/3 downtown train to Grand Army Plaza from 34th Street and 7th Ave train station
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