School of Magic was programmed by guest curator Barbara Wansbrough who was brought on board at the Library by Jakab Orsós its Vice president of Arts and Culture. She enlisted Axell and Walton who helped develop the specific programs. Wansbrough was inspired by her teenage son Sam an avid magician. “I've often been fascinated by the stories he has told me,” Wansbrough commented, “of the various characters, and the various kinds of magic….When Jakab dispatched me to have a think about what I'd like to do, magic seemed the most compelling subject to me. Maybe because we could all do with a little more of it in these harsh times.”
The School of Magic events are presented at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza. To make reservations for the free events, go to: School of Magic.