Business & Career Library

Business & Career Library Events

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM

Blueprint for Your Business: Planning for a Secure Future. Six Workshops for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Can your business continue without you? Blueprint for your Future will show you how you can build a succession plan that will strengthen your business and secure its value. More details may be found here and the application may be found here.

Minority and Women Business Owners SeminarPLEASE NOTE!

The following listings are listed by date - please scroll down to find programs farther in the future. Events, programs and services take place at both the Business & Career Library, 280 Cadman Plaza and Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Please check listings for for times and places for business and career programs.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 2, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

     

  • PowerUP! KREYOL Business Plan Competition/Genyen Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP!
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Learn to write a business plan and you might win $5,000! The best plans will win cash prizes to start a business. To participate you must be Haitian or Kreyol speaking. The competition provides classes and business counseling to help you write your business plan.

    All who are interested must attend an information session to apply.

    Please register for one date only at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4). This is a Business & Career Library event

     

    Vin aprann ekri yon plan sou biznis, epi ou ka genyen $5,000! Plan sou biznis ki pi bon yo pral genyen pri an kach pou finanse biznis yo: Ou ka patisipe si ou se yon Ayisyen oubyen yon moun ki pale kreyòl.Pou konkou a, y ap òganize klas ak bay konsèy pou ede w ekri yon plan pou biznis ou.

    Tout moun ki enterese ap genyen pou vini nan yon seyans enfòmasyon pou yo fè aplikasyon. Dat yo ak kote yo ekri sou lòt bò a.

    Tanpri, enskri pou yon dat sèlman nan adrès bklynlib.org/business oswa rele nan nimewo 718.623.7000 (opsyon 4).

    http://www.bklynlibrary.org/business/powerup/powerup-kreyol

    Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 9, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Using Overdrive & 3m
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:30 am
    Business & Career Library

    This is a class for users of the Library EBooks, using the Overdrive & 3m software. You have more access to eBooks at BPL than ever before. There are two main catalogs where you can browse and borrow downloadable media: Downloadable Media from Overdrive (books, audiobooks, music and videos) and the 3M Cloud Library (books only). You need to have a Brooklyn Public Library Card. Feel free to bring your Tablet or Ipad.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00 pm
    McKinley Park Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • iPad Basics Class
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    An Introduction to the components, benefits and usage of the iPad. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN iPad! WE DO NOT HAVE ANY AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.

  • Drop-in computer lab
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Got a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a full class? Drop in to the 1st floor Auditorium for one-on-one assistance.

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 16, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Interviewing Basics
    Monday, March 16, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Be better prepared for your next job interview! Learn about the different styles of interviewing questions, as well as strategies for answering frequently asked questions. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program. 

  • Free Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:00 pm
    Macon Library

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • Lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

    Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System. Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

    Registration is required for this event.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 23, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Monday, March 23, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • Lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

    Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System. Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

    Registration is required for this event.

  • Using Overdrive & 3m
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:30 am
    Business & Career Library

    This is a class for users of the Library EBooks, using the Overdrive & 3m software. You have more access to eBooks at BPL than ever before. There are two main catalogs where you can browse and borrow downloadable media: Downloadable Media from Overdrive (books, audiobooks, music and videos) and the 3M Cloud Library (books only). You need to have a Brooklyn Public Library Card. Feel free to bring your Tablet or Ipad.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Orientation
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Drop-in computer lab
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Got a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a full class? Drop in to the 1st floor Auditorium for one-on-one assistance.

  • Free Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • Lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

    Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System. Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

    Registration is required for this event.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 30, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, March 30, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to set up and use LinkedIn, an important professional networking site that can make your job search more effective. This is a Business & Career Library program. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:00 pm
    Cypress Hills Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 6, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 am
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 13, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 20, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 27, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, May 4, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, May 11, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.