Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Men Are Dogs, Movie Screenings, Pet Adoption Center

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Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Check out the play Men Are Dogs by Brooklyn native Joseph Simonelli. There’s also a pet adoption center, a few free movie screenings, poetry jams and more.

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Friends Book Sale!
When: Daily, 1 – 6pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Support your local library by purchasing a book. There is a large selection of books from all genres. Proceeds go to support the Sheepshead Bay Library.
How much: Prices are $1 – $3.
More info: 718-368-1815

Chess Club
When: Tuesday, February 16, 3 – 5pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Sharpen your chess skills with other players. Open to all skill levels.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, February 16, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Learn About Health Insurance Plans
When: Wednesday, February 17, 10am – 6pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Learn about qualified health insurance plans from trained and certified navigator.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Short-form Video Techniques
When: Wednesday, February 17, 3 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn how to turn your PC and mobile device into tools for digital storytelling. The class will introduce you to the editing software program Movie Maker and explore concepts like script writing, story boarding and how to get the take advantage of lighting and get the best sound quality.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

Film Festival: Road to Sangam
When: Thursday, February 18, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: As part of the New Utrecht branch’s International Film Festival, there will be a free screening of the Bollywood film Road to Sangam, about a mechanic’s determined attempts to transport the last remains of Mahatma Gandhi in modern day India. The movie will have English subtitles.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Movies at the Library: Something’s Gotta Give
When: Friday, February 19, 1 – 3pm
Where: Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X (Near West 2nd Street)
What: Check out the movie Something’s Gotta Give, about a playboy entering his twilight years (Jack Nicholson), who has long gone for younger women, gets swept up in a relationship with a woman closer to his own age (Diane Keaton).
How much: Free
More info: 718-382-5792

Mobile Pet Adoption Center
When: Saturday, February 20 12 – 4pm
Where: Petco, 1610 Avenue Y (Near East 16th Street)
What: Looking to bring home a new member of your family? The Animal Care Centers of NYC is hosting a mobile pet adoption center.
How much: Free
More info: 212-788-4000

Men Are Dogs
When: Saturday, February 20, 2pm
Where: Narrows Community Theater, 9728 3rd Ave #527 (Near 97th Street)
What: Come to this matiniee, which includes a Q&A with writer and Brooklyn Native Joseph Simonelli. The humorous play is about a therapist who uses some unusual methods to help patients in her support group for single and divorced women.
How much: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors
More info: Call the theater at 718-482-3173.

Art Gallery Presentation
When: Saturday, February 20, 2 – 4pm
Where: Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue (Near Avenue W)
What: Jewish Folk Craft and Art Guild member Lyudmila Leybovich will be having an art exhibition a the Kings Bay Library. She makes portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes, working with oil, acrylic, coal and pencil.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1709

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, February 21, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free

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