Business & Career Center

Business & Career Center Events

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
    Sunday, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 27, 2017 10:30 am
    Brownsville Library

    Note time change for Monday 3/27. 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, March 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.

    Please call the branch or visit www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar to confirm the times above, as they are subject to occasional changes.

    Unless otherwise noted, assistance is first come, first served.

    Our staff will offer guidance on resumes, but will not write or type resumes for patrons.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Monday, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 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.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Monday, March 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.

    Please be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information. 

  • Resume & Career Help (Saratoga Library)
    Monday, March 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.

    Please call the branch or visit www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar to confirm the day/time above, as it is subject to occasional change.

    Unless otherwise noted, assistance is first come, first served.

    Our staff will offer guidance on resumes, but will not write or type resumes for patrons.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, March 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.

  • Funding Your Small Business: Access to Capital
    Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    One of the most important considerations behind any successful business, whether it be a start-up or existing enterprise, is to have access to financing.

    This workshop is designed to help you understand how to best manage your cash resources and what are the various options to obtain funding. We will cover the various sources of capital available to small businesses, who are the providers, what are they looking for, and how does one go about providing all the necessary information to receive approval. 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
    Tuesday, March 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, March 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, March 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.

  • Turn your Talent to Treasure: Knitting Classes
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00 am
    Sheepshead Bay Library

    Whether you are experienced or a beginner, this series is for all knitters who want to make the most of their craft. Kate Clifford, an experienced teacher and expert knitter, will show you how to improve your skills and position yourself to make money from your talent.

     

    Yarn and needles will be provided!

  • Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)
    Tuesday, March 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, March 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.

    Please call the branch or visit www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar to confirm the day/time above, as it is subject to occasional change.

    Unless otherwise noted, assistance is first come, first served.

    Our staff will offer guidance on resumes, but will not write or type resumes for patrons.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, March 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 (Coney Island)
    Tuesday, March 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.

  • Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:00 pm
    Cypress Hills 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 (Washington Irving Library)
    Tuesday, March 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.

    Please call the branch or visit www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar to confirm the day/time above, as it is subject to occasional change.

    Unless otherwise noted, assistance is first come, first served.

    Our staff will offer guidance on resumes, but will not write or type resumes for patrons.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 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.

  • One-on-One Legal Assistance
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 pm
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    One-on-one legal assistance for start-ups and small business owners. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) answer your questions about commercial leases, contracts, intellectual property and legal structures.

    *Appointments must be made through the Small Business Development Corporation at 718.797.0187.

  • Commercial Property Leasing
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Everything is subject to negotiation when renting commercial real estate. Before you sign a lease, before you buy inventory, before you start demolition, come to this workshop and learn from an attorney about lease negotiating. This is a Business & Career Center program presented in partnership with the Local Development Corporation of East New York.

    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, March 29, 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
    Wednesday, March 29, 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.

  • Workforce 1 Recruitment Event (Macon Library)
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:00 am
    Macon Library

    The Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center is partnering with Macon Library to bring the jobs to you! Workforce1 recruiters will be at the library to pre-screen candidates for available job openings.

    Save time by pre-registering with Workforce1 here: http://on.nyc.gov/1bQVQyh

    Success Checklist: Be age 18 or older - Dress professionally and bring your positive energy - Bring valid photo ID with date of birth listed - Bring 2 copies of your resume

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Wednesday, March 29, 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 (Washington Irving Library)Cancelled
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 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 (Flatbush)
    Wednesday, March 29, 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.

  • Jesyon Finansye Biznis (Business Financial Management)
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:30 pm
    Canarsie Library

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    kit li piti. Kou sa a pral revize objektif ak avantaj kontablite epitou l ap ede pwopriyetè biznis yo detèmine si pou yo fè kontablite andedan oswa si pou anboche èd deyò.

    Enskri: https://bfm_haitiancreole_canarsie_32917.eventbrite.com/

    Bookkeeping is an essential function in every business, large and small. This course will review the purpose and benefits of bookkeeping and help business owners determine whether to perform bookkeeping in-house or hire external help. This course will be taught in Haitian Kreyol.

    Register: https://bfm_haitiancreole_canarsie_32917.eventbrite.com/

  • 2017 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 pm
    New Utrecht Library

    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 one orientation. This is a Business & Career Library program.

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

  • Find a job with ReferenceUSA
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    There is more than one way to find a job using ReferenceUSA. Search the Jobs module by job title, company, or location OR search the U.S. Businesses module to create a list of companies by industry and geography to target for employment. Attend this hands-on workshop to jump-start your job search. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Thursday, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 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 (DeKalb)
    Thursday, March 30, 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.

    Please call the branch or visit www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar to confirm the day/time above, as it is subject to occasional change.

    Unless otherwise noted, assistance is first come, first served.

    Our staff will offer guidance on resumes, but will not write or type resumes for patrons.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, March 30, 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.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Friday, March 31, 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

  • Registration For: Turn your Talent to Treasure: Knitting Classes
    Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 am
    Sheepshead Bay Library

    Whether you are experienced or a beginner, this series is for all knitters who want to make the most of their craft. Kate Clifford, an experienced teacher and expert knitter, will show you how to improve your skills and position yourself to make money from your talent.

     

    Yarn and needles will be provided!

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Friday, March 31, 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, April 1, 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.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Sunday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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

  • FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!
    Monday, April 3, 2017 10:00 am
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    If you are an entrepreneur with a business idea and want to make it a reality, FastTrac NewVenture is for you. This free series of programs provides entrepreneurs the necessary tools to refine their business ideas. With the guidance of successful entrepreneurs, experienced facilitators, and a supportive peer community, FastTrac NewVenture will help you refine your business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to complete your launch. The benefits of FastTrac NewVenture will last you long after the program has ended and into your role as a start-up business owner.

    The ten programs in the series will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm on the following Mondays and Wednesdays:

    4/03, 4/05, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/19, 4/24, 4/26, 5/01/ 5/03

    In order to attend this program series and other FastTrac program series, you must apply here. This is a competitive program, so please be sure to submit a thoughtful and complete application.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 3, 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.

  • Free Tax Help and Preparation
    Monday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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.