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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting The class is free No registration required
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Enjoy board games and other games with your family and friends.
Mon, Aug 29
9:00 am
Come use our large auditorium seating for your laptopping and freelancing work. Our auditorium is a space located in our basement and away from high traffic areas of the library and is conducive to quiet work. Bring your charger and use our plugs,...
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
First five years activities
Free Pre-HSE Classes for adults 17+ Evening, daytime and Saturday classes available. Begin your HSE preparation at Brooklyn Public Library. Practice reading, writing and math skills critical for HSE success. Attend a registration to: • Sign up...
Our Coupon Exchange box is available all day, every day we are open. Patrons are invited to drop off valid, unwanted coupons and encouraged to pick up coupons that are offered that they'd like to use.
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
current events
Come to the Kings Bay Library and discuss current events with your friends.
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
Enjoy songs, stories and more for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 years old. If you have a group or class and wish to attend this program, please call to make an appointment at 718-649-0311.
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
Public can obtain information about qualified health insurance plans from a trained and certified navigator.
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,...
Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor,...
Cancelled
Drop-In Computer Lab
Drop in to the computer lab at New Lots Library Mondays and Fridays 10 am to Noon. One-on-one resume help available. Work on resumes, online job applications, go through tutorials from Lynda.com, access online housing applications and forms. Please...
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
Save Money on Coupons for your Groceries, Pharmaceuticals, Pet Foods, Personal Items, Baby Items and more.  Cut your coupons or pick up already cut coupons.
Mon, Aug 29
10:00 am
Playing Chess
Come down to Spring Creek daily to play chess.  Come down all day and play with your friends.  Chess sets are available behind the information desk.
Mon, Aug 29
10:15 am
Crayons in a circle
Come down to Spring Creek and get your coloring sheets on!  We always have coloring sheets and crayons available at the Information Desk.   
Mon, Aug 29
10:15 am
Kids watching movies
Come on down to Spring Creek and chill out while watching cool cartoons. A full listing of movies and shows will be announced.
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
Children hear stories, make friends and play.
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
Cancelled
  Free low-impact Zumba class for adults (and older adults) taught by a trained instructor.   No special equipment needed! Just wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move to the beat.  
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
Improve your game. Make new friends. Borrow a chess set.  
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
Stories for preschool-aged kids, read by neighborhood favorite Uncle Lenny! Groups and daycares are welcome to attend.
Join us for songs, books, stories, fingerplays and rhymes! Specifically tailored for babies who are not walking independently yet. Space is limited; tickets are required and will be distributed prior to the event, first come first served. Please...
Fun for BPL's youngest patrons!! Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys, and dance!!
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
If you already speak some English and now would like to speak more like a native, you've found the right place. One of the keys to speaking like a native is the ability to use and understand casual expressions, or idioms.  American English...
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
You don't need a crown to be royalty inside our library! Our Russian Folktale Story Board Exhibition is a fun, family friendly way to experience another land right here in our cozy Sheepshead Bay Library. To see our Russian Folktale...
Mon, Aug 29
10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays just for babies and their caregivers! A wonderful chance to meet others in the neighborhood! Ages 0-18 months.
Mon, Aug 29
10:45 am
Read books, sings songs, do fingerplays and enjoy spending time with your child in this class geared towards early literacy.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Hear great picture books read aloud, sing and dance, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Come down to Spring Creek and mingle with other adults!  Every day is a different activity! Monday: Adult Crafting Tuesday: Wii Bowling Wednesday: Free time! Thursday: Adult Coloring Friday: Free time! Saturday: Free time! Let us know what you...
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Enjoy books, songs, and play. For babies birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. *Please see the Info Desk for a free ticket. You must have a ticket to attend the program. First come, first served.*
Cancelled
Pre-walkers (birth to 11 month olds) have a great time in this program which features stories and sing a longs. Please bring the child's library card or sign him or her up for one to participate in RIF - Reading is Fundamental.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Drop by Jamaica Bay Library to challenge fellow patrons or the adult services librarian to a friendly game of chess or checkers! Daily Monday through Friday. Beginners are welcome—we would be happy to teach you!    
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
ESOL, ESL, Free English Classes
Learn English! Free English Classes for adults 17 and older Daytime, Evening and Saturday class schedules available. Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who want to learn to speak, read, write and understand English: Classes...
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
young woman in lotus position on pink mat.
Join Marja, our guide to integrating body, mind and spirit in this chair yoga program.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Need help with your resume or job searching skills?  Meet with library staff/resume help volunteer to Get guidance on job hunting. Review your resume. Get tips on interviewing. Explore library resources. Discuss next steps towards...
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Interesting coloring pictures for adults.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,...
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet?  No time to attend a formal class?  Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Enjoy songs, stories and friends.  Cool in with your baby at a warm play date.
  Community Discussion of a specific topic
Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am
Join us for songs, books, stories, fingerplays and rhymes! Specifically tailored for babies who are not walking independently yet. Space is limited; tickets are required and will be distributed prior to the event, first come first served. Please...
Video Games
Mon, Aug 29
12:00 pm
Free Summer Meals for EVERYONE 18 years old and UNDER.
Mon, Aug 29
12:30 pm
RIF 50 Years Logo
Reading Is Fundamental All R.I.F. members must have a BPL library card to participate. Ages 0 to 17 years old. Youth will be allowed to choose a free book when they join RIF and on their birthday. Youth can earn additional books by borrowing and...
Mon, Aug 29
1:00 pm
Join us weekday afternoons at 1:00pm for board games and other fun activities based on this year's Summer Reading theme: Get in the Game! For kids age 6 & up.
Mon, Aug 29
1:00 pm
Serving free lunch to individuals 18 years of age and under during the summer.  Sumer Meals!  Enjoy Delicious Sandwiches, Tasty Salads, Fresh Fruit, Cold & Milk
Mon, Aug 29
1:00 pm
Children hear stories, play and make friends! This is an inclusive program for children with and without disabilities, ages 0 to 5. 
Children hear stories, play and make friends! This is an inclusive program for children with and without disabilities, ages 0 to 5. 
Serving free lunch to individuals 18 years of age and under during the summer.  Sumer Meals!  Enjoy Delicious Sandwiches, Tasty Salads, Fresh Fruit, Cold Milk & Interactive Storytelling! Wednesday, June 29th – Friday, September...
Mon, Aug 29
1:00 pm
Zumba exercise
Enjoy Zumba exercise under the direction of experienced Instructor. This program is done in collaboration with Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC.
Mon, Aug 29
1:00 pm