One of the unique features of the Bronx is that is has a week dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all its wonderful attributes: history, literature, culture, etc. The Borough President each year has the honor of designating when the 11-day week will occur. Bronx Week 2014 begins May 8 and concludes on May 18. At the Bronx Library Center, we have a wonderful array of programs to highlight the Bronx. Additionally, here is a reading list which is sure to spark your interests in all things Bronx!
Music of the Bronx
American Hip-Hop: Rappers, DJs and Hard Beats by Nathan Sacks
Attend a music program or see a dance performance.
Sports in the Bronx
Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton
The Bronx Zoo
The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer
Learn about other women from the Bronx at this program.
The Northern Borough by Lloyd Ultan (Bronx - History)
Meet the Author Lloyd Ultan at this program.
Orchard Beach: the Bronx Riviera by Wayne Lawrence
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adian Nicole LeBlanc
Why do only White People Get Abducted by Aliens: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx by Llana Garon
Learn more about education in the Bronx at this program.
Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schlindler
Meet other authors, poets and publishers at the Bronx Literary Festival.
Be a part of the "Bronx Memoir Project" and share your own Bronx Story in English and Spanish.
Read some interesting facts about the Bronx.