Brooklyn Public Library,Central Library
Brooklyn, NY 11238
About the Dweck
Conveniently located at BPL's Central Library on Grand Army Plaza, the auditorium seats 189 people - nearly twice the capacity of the Second Floor Meeting Room, the Library's next largest space - and is fully accessible. The Dweck features an elevated stage (25 feet wide and 10 feet deep) and wood and perforated acoustic wall and ceiling panels that make the space particularly well suited to musical performances. Other essential modern amenities include a control room, adjustable stage lighting, a movable "smart" podium equipped with a control panel, removable seating to accommodate wheelchairs, and an assistive listening system to improve auditory access.
The Dweck Center's inaugural year was a great success, with the presentation of an ambitious roster of 200 educational and cultural programs, including literary series, scholarly lectures, film screenings and discussions, and musical performances. The new space enables BPL to better accommodate our expanding audience for public programs, which had enjoyed steady growth over the past several years and swelled as a result of the Dweck. FY08 saw a 116% increase in attendance at PED programs conducted at Central Library, the majority of which were held in the auditorium. Attendance at Dweck programs alone totaled 17,000.
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