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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Do you enjoy creating projects with Legos? Join us for an afternoon of Lego projects! For teens with or without disabilities.
Sat, Feb 13
11:30 am
YZY Concord Chorus, would like to bring joyful memories of the celebration of Lunar New Year for Brooklyn communities. This year, the lion dance performance, folding origami activity and chorus singing would be wonderful experiences both parents and...
Sat, Feb 13
11:30 am
Black History Month - Trinidad Stories w/Something Positive
Sat, Feb 13
12:00 pm
All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in RIF. Receive free books: Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and free book on your birthday.  Checkout two books every week and receive a free book every third week.
Children & Teens come and make fun Crafts
Sat, Feb 13
12:00 pm
Have you ever thought about learning Latin? It's time now. The class is free No registration required
This class is open to anyone interested in the guitar (also for those who used to play/have an old rusty guitar sitting sadly in the corner - just waiting to be played again). Fundamentals of guitar playing - proper fingering technique - chords and...
Sat, Feb 13
12:00 pm
Join this FREE aerobics class.  Class taught by NYC Parks Department community volunteer.
Sat, Feb 13
12:00 pm
Practice Your Italian in an informal and fun setting The class is free No registration is required
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Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called Self Realization (Kundalini awakening) that can occur within each human being. Through this process an inner transformation takes place by which one becomes moral, united,...
Sat, Feb 13
12:30 pm
Grace Chang
Grace Chang and her dragon, Jin Jin, once again will light up the stage in celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey! An incredible celebration with puppets, magical illusions, acrobats, mime and storytelling. 
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Friends Book Sale all day and every day! All profits go to Sheepshead Bay Branch Library. We have a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books, and children and YA books, too! Prices are $1.00 - $3.00.
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Come have fun playing Wii games, watching movies, and eating snacks!
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Kids club games, crafts, song, dance, shows and stories.
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
We supply the colors you supply the creativity!
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Adults:  Come meet us with your current project for an afternoon of crafting and conversation. Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  One of our very experienced members would be delighted to show you how.  Come prepared with a...
Narcotics Anonymous
Dramatizes the events in 1955-1956 in Montgomery, Alabama, when blacks boycotted public transport because they were forced to sit at the back. Odessa works as a maid for the Thompsons, and as well as she is treated, she feels it is her duty to walk...
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Imagine It!  Build It!  Do you enjoy creating projects LEGO? Join us for an afternoon of LEGO projects!
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
We'll celebrate Black History Month by reading Trombone Shorty, the vibrant biography about a New Orleans boy who got his nickname because he played a trombone that was higher than he was tall.  After the story, do a collage-based craft...
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Practice your English speaking skills with an experienced teacher in an informal group setting.
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Featured Event
Events include: 1:00-1:30pm: Storytime 1:30-2:30pm: Crafts - Button-making and Hearts 2:30-4:00pm: Toy Swap!* All Day: Food Drive**, Bake Sale, Photo Booth & Tote Bags *Families are encouraged to bring a clean, gently used toy to share in...
Sword dancing is a winter celebration that has come down through the ages from the coal mining regions of northern England. The festival will feature both mystical, stately long sword and lively rapper sword dancing, accompanied by live music. For...
Sat, Feb 13
1:00 pm
Come to the Gerritsen Beach Library and join us for a relaxing LEGO and DUPLO building session. 
Enjoy poetry with you friends!
Learn how to speak and carry on English Conversation
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Join us for a very special 10-week program with ProjectArt.  Explore, create and express yourself through art! The ProjectArt community is dedicated to bringing the arts to as many children as it can in a time when access to arts education...
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
young woman holding a picture of Italian Flag, "Ciao"
Welcome to Teresa's Italian Conversation Class. "Family Style" Learning Limited space. Registration Required.
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
celebrate black history month logo on map of africa
Join us in celebrating Black History Month. We will be enjoying stories, songs, and trivia.  Come be a part of our celebration.
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Saint Valentine's Day
Join us for the Russian poetry event dedicated to the St. Valentine's Day. The following poets will read their love poems: IRINA AKS, LIANA ALAVERDOVA, YURIY BERDAN, BORIS BORUKAEV, YURIY BUNCHIK, DMITRY GARANIN, ELENA GRACHEVA, ALEXANDER...
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Get in shape for free at your neighborhood library! This fun fitness class is for all levels of experience. Developed in partnership with the NYC Parks Department's citywide Shape Up NYC program, the class is led by an expert...
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Bring your child to Jamaica Bay Library to participate in a fun Valentine's Day craft.  Ages 5-11
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how to create your own comics? This is your chance to learn! Join Read! Write! Create! for an exciting workshop, where you can - Read humorous comic strips - Write your own comic conversations - Create your own comic...
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Learn the basics of knitting with Ms. Cummings.
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Come celebrate the Year of the Monkey by creating a New Year's Craft. Ages 5-12 but all are welcome.
Sat, Feb 13
2:00 pm
Improve your Chinese Language in an informal and fun setting No registration required The class is free  
Children ages 0 to 5 learn about science and math through working creatively with connecting straws and other materials.
Featured Event
chinese lantern
The Dyker Library is Celebrating The Year Of The Monkey The Lion Dance will be performed as well as other traditional Singing and Dancing.  Also "The Dyker Singers will be joining the YZY Concord ensemble performing, "Mo Li Hua...
Sat, Feb 13
2:30 pm
In this workshop, you will learn a variety of simple techniques to reduce stress and promote peace.  We will explore how creating peace in our individual lives also affects our family and community. You will leave the workshop equipped with...
Sat, Feb 13
2:30 pm
Want to improve your park? Tell us how!
We’re asking for suggestions on how to make our parks more beautiful, open, and inviting through a new design approach called Parks Without Borders. Come learn more and share your ideas—we’re selecting eight parks to receive...
Sat, Feb 13
2:30 pm
Chess board with pieces
Learn Chess with Instructor William Del Castillo
Sat, Feb 13
2:30 pm
Play board games with your family!
Sat, Feb 13
2:45 pm
I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle. Free lectures in Chinese and English
Join other adults who are learning to speak English in a conversation group! Free! No sign-up!
Sat, Feb 13
3:00 pm
A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers with their homework.
Sat, Feb 13
3:00 pm
Come learn the basics of citizenship exam preparation. Please Pre-Register by contacting the Leonard Library: 718-486-3365. Thank you.
Sat, Feb 13
3:00 pm
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Surprise a friend or your mom with a Valentine's Day card.
Sat, Feb 13
3:00 pm
For kids ages 0-5 and their dads – or another caregiver! – a special Saturday afternoon time at the library to hang out, enjoy activities, and see all that the children’s area has to offer. There will be storytime, an easy craft,...
Featured Event
Darryl Pinckney's Black Deutschland, BPL Program
Gotham host Rob Spillman discusses Black Deutschland, the new novel by Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, and the author of a previous novel, High Cotton, and two works of nonfiction, Blackballed: The...
Drop in to an Open Level Lab on using the Internet. Ask questions or go through tutorials on topics including doing online searches, finding news online and using information resources such as Wikipedia. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to...