The Eagle has landed! In collaboration with Newspapers.com, BPL has finished digitization of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1903 - 1955. Combined with earlier scans created through a grant from the Institution of Museum and Library Sciences, we now offer the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, from 1841 to 1955, as a free online resource. Visit the new Brooklyn Newsstand website to start your search.The old Brooklyn Daily Eagle website will be phased out in May of 2014.
Silk Scarf Painting
On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.
Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!
On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.