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Public Library: An American Commons: Bob Dawson and Phillip Lopate in Conversation
Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY
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There are over 17,000 public libraries in this country and, since 1994, photographer Bob Dawson has traveled 38 states to photograph these vibrant, essential, yet threatened institutions. Dawson shares his photographs and, with author Phillip Lopate, discusses how small-town and large urban libraries function as community centers where civic values are shaped.

Phillip Lopate has written three personal essay collections: Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre  and Portrait of My Body; two novels, Confessions of Summer and The Rug Merchant, and a pair of novellas; three poetry collections, The Eyes Don't Always Want to Stay Open, The Daily Round and At the End of the Day; a memoir of his teaching experiences, Being With Children; a collection of his movie criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically; an urbanist meditation, Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan; a critical study, Notes On Sontag and a biographical monograph, Rudy Burckhardt: Photographer and Filmmaker. His two most recent publications are Portrait Inside My Head and To Show and to Tell: the Craft of Literary Nonfiction.
Thursday Mar 20, 2014 7:00 PM - Thursday Mar 20, 2014 8:00 PM | Free


Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library (View)
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Visual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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