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An all-night party at Brooklyn Public Library

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Photograph: Courtesy of Gregg Richards/Brooklyn Public Library

Time Out says

This all-night rager for your brain at the Brooklyn Public Library will feature the world's top philosophers, intriguing performances, and thought-provoking films across 12 hours. 

From 7pm on Saturday to 7am on Sunday, library-goers will be free to roam the Central library's building and flow into any room that piques their interests.

The event's highlights include a VR walk through the Jardin des Plantes in Paris based on a painting by Henri Rousseau; a performance of jugglers who will toss the most unexpected objects; an immersive installation that releases three scents and invites visitors to melt wax; music by pianist Michael Brofman, the string quartet, Ethel, and DJ Spooky; a live taping of the ACLU's podcast "At Liberty"; speakers including The New York Times' Pete Capatano, Peter Asaro on "When a robot decides when you live or die, and Leila Taylor on "Black History & America's Gothic Soul"; as well as a session of live psychoanalysis and middle-of-the-night guided meditation.

Of course, as you feed your brain, there will be food and drinks available to fill your belly, too.


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