Business & Career Center

Business & Career Center Events

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Minority and Women Business Owners Seminar

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

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:00 am
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:00 am
    Macon Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:00 am
    DeKalb Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving Library)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help (Coney Island)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:00 pm
    Coney Island Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:30 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Enter Brooklyn Public Library’s 14th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! We will help you refine your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and connect you with business counselors. To participate, you must attend an orientation. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    Registration for this orientation will be available by January 31. Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00 am
    Business & Career Center

    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, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    • Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return)
    • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
    • Bring all required information to the site

  • Grace Institute Recruitment Event
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Representatives from the Grace Institute will speak about their programs, open to women, ages 18-64, who live in the New York metropolitan area. Grace Institute provides technical and soft skills training as well as social service support with challenges that may arise outside the classroom.

    Grace Institute serves over 400 women annually through two programs:

    • Professional Administrative Program.  A 5-month day program that runs Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, beginning late March.
    • Health Sector Program.  An 8-week evening program that runs from 6pm-9pm three evenings per week, beginning in early April.

    The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

  • Resume & Career Help (Flatbush Library)
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:30 pm
    Flatbush Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • 2017 PowerUP! KREYOL Information Session/Sesyon Enfòmasyon
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 pm
    Canarsie Library

    Learn to write a business plan and you might
    win $5,000! To participate you must be Haitian or Kreyol-speaking.The competition provides classes and business counseling to help you write your business plan. This is a Business & Career Center program.
    All who are interested must attend an information session to
    apply.

    Vin aprann ekri yon plan sou biznis, epi ou ka
    genyen $5,000! Ou ka patisipe si ou se yon Ayisyen oubyen ou pale Kreyol. Pou konkou a, y ap oganize klas ak bay konsey pou ede w ekri yon plan pou biznis ou.
    Tout moun ki enterese ap gen pou yo vini nan yon seyans
    enfomasyon pou yo fe aplikasyon.

    Please register for one date only at
    bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

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

  • Small Business Smarts: At the Library
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Starting or growing a business? We have in-person workshops, online videos, books and databases to help you write a business plan, research industry trends, find your competition, understand social media and secure financing. We’ll also help you navigate government agencies and local organizations to find small business advice. Learn how to use your Library Card to access our resources. This is a Business & Career Center program.

    Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:00 am
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Sunset Park)
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 am
    Sunset Park Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Understanding and Improving Your Credit
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:45 pm
    Leonard Library

    Understanding & Improving Your Credit

    Having a good credit score is important to starting a new business. Learn what to look for on your credit report and the actions to take to build up your credit.

    Please register by clicking here.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Friday, February 24, 2017 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    • Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return)
    • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
    • Bring all required information to the site

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 pm
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    *Earn less that $64,000 (per tax return)

    *Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills

    *Bring all required information to the site

    Washington Irving's program starts on Monday January 23  and Saturday January 28.  The program will end April 18.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 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

    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 Center is presenting this program.

    Please be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information, and please plan to be there for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

    Registration is required for this program.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 pm
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    • Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return)
    • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
    • Bring all required information to the site

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, February 27, 2017 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. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)
    Monday, February 27, 2017 11:00 am
    Brownsville Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Bushwick Library)
    Monday, February 27, 2017 11:00 am
    Bushwick Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00 pm
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    *Earn less that $64,000 (per tax return)

    *Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills

    *Bring all required information to the site

    Washington Irving's program starts on Monday January 23 and Saturday January 28.  The program will end April 18.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Monday, February 27, 2017 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    • Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return)
    • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
    • Bring all required information to the site

  • Resume & Career Help (Kings Highway)
    Monday, February 27, 2017 2:00 pm
    Kings Highway Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Saratoga Library)
    Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00 pm
    Saratoga Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    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

    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 program.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, February 27, 2017 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

    This is a Business & Career Center program. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition OrientationCancelled
    Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Enter Brooklyn Public Library’s 14th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! We will help you refine your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and connect you with business counselors. To participate, you must attend an orientation. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    Registration for this orientation will be available by January 31. Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must:

    • Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return)
    • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
    • Bring all required information to the site

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 am
    New Lots Library

    Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online...for free!  You can prepare and electronically file your tax return with help from a tax assistant...all for free.

    To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return); Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills; Bring all required information to the site.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:00 am
    Macon Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:00 am
    DeKalb Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving Library)
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help (Coney Island)
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:00 pm
    Coney Island Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • 2017 PowerUP! KREYOL Information Session/Sesyon Enfòmasyon
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm
    Paerdegat Library

    Learn to write a business plan and you might
    win $5,000! To participate you must be Haitian or Kreyol-speaking.The competition provides classes and business counseling to help you write your business plan. This is a Business & Career Center program.
    All who are interested must attend an information session to
    apply.

    Vin aprann ekri yon plan sou biznis, epi ou ka
    genyen $5,000! Ou ka patisipe si ou se yon Ayisyen oubyen ou pale Kreyol. Pou konkou a, y ap oganize klas ak bay konsey pou ede w ekri yon plan pou biznis ou.
    Tout moun ki enterese ap gen pou yo vini nan yon seyans
    enfomasyon pou yo fe aplikasyon.

    Please register for one date only at
    bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

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