Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

The Library Café closes tonight at 11 pm and is closed tomorrow. Stock up on emergency supplies for the storm.  All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. Many are bars so check if under age. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted. Any student can go to dozens of club events. The only specification is being in your group such as CLAS students go to CLAS clubs, the same for SGS and GSO.

Usually Thursday has a lot more events. I have spoken to the head of the Student Center, the newspapers and student government about this and trying to get the reasons.

Thursday, Feb 9:  SexEd Jeopardy, 12:30-2 pm, 2143 Ingersoll Hall. SexHub at Brooklyn College, in collaboration with the women of the Brooklyn College Colony of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., would like to provide a fun and safe space to discuss all things sex, while educating, linking our peers to local resources, and reinforcing information learned about sexual health topics; including STIs, HIV, birth control, condoms and consent.

IVCF Large Group, (Christian Club), 12:30-2 pm, fellowship, fun, and food. Their vision is to see students and faculty transformed, world changers developed, and campuses renewed, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor).

If you want to try out a club and first see what it is like  go to the WEB club offices below the Film Department Building next to the WEB computer rooms. 16 clubs are there. Club hours there are many there. You may not be a stranger and know some of them.

Friday, Feb 10: 1-4:30 pm, The Table Tennis League, Club Room (basement).

Off-Campus:Flatbush Junction Pop Up Preview 6–9 pm. Get a sneak peek of the art installations that will be displayed at the Intersection at the Junction’s April Art Walk. With live music, a meet and greet with local artists and business owners, and refreshments. Event Venue Rentals, 1449 Flatbush Ave. between E. 28th Street and Farragut Road.  http://www.intersectionatthejunction.com

City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War, 6:30 pm, $10. Historian John Strausbaugh discusses his most recent book, which paints a vivid picture of Civil War-era New York City as a place of extremes—where war heroes and draft resisters, abolitionists and slavery proponents, Lincoln supporters, and anti-war protesters, all co-existed. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. http://www.brooklynhistory.org

Trivia: Who is not a character from a Charles Dickens novel? Answer below.              Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Atticus Finch?

The United Arab Emirates has the biggest gender imbalance in the world, with 219 men for every 100 women.

February 8, 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.

Answer: Famed British author Charles Dickens was born on this day in 1812. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Over the course of his writing career, Dickens wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Answer: Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. However, Atticus Finch is a fictional character in author Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird and is not a Dickens character.

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