Central Library

Programs & Events

Below find a chronological list of events at Central Library. For a full schedule of classes and programs at Brooklyn Public Library, visit our events calendar.

  • English Conversation GroupCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Toddler Time
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:15 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Ages 18 to 36 months. Call 718.230.2117 for more information.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program.

  • Toddler Time
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Ages 18 to 36 months. Call 718.230.2117 for more information.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program.

  • English Conversation GroupCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:15 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Drop-In Career LabCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Take advantage of up to two hours of computer time to work on a resume, job application, LinkedIn, online courses or other career-related projects with some assistance from a librarian. This is a Business & Career Library program.

  • English Conversation Group: Advanced LevelCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Russian Conversation GroupCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

    Improve your Russian language in an informal and fun setting.

    The Class Is Free

    No Registration Required

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business CounselorCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 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 and select option "3" to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    SCORE is a not-for-profit volunteer association of successful business people who provide free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling.

  • Drop-In Design AssistanceCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    If you have a specific idea in mind and you need design input, or if you want to learn about useful tools in Adobe Photoshop, drop into our design instruction classroom for one-on-one assistance. Sina Zekavat, a graduate of Architecture and Urban Studies from London, will be available to give you advice on how best to use the Adobe package to represent your ideas. First come, first served. No registration required.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Portuguese Conversation Group: Intermediate LevelCancelled
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Practice your Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Babies & Books
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Please call 718.230.2117 for more information.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 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 and select option "3" to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Babies & Books
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Please call 718.230.2117 for more information.

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Drop-in Career Lab
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Take advantage of up to two hours of computer time to work on a resume, job application, LinkedIn, online courses or other career-related projects with some assistance from staff. This is a Business & Career Library program.

  • Spanish Conversation Group Intermediate
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Spanish Conversation Group for Intermediate

    The Class is Free

    No registration required.

     

  • DIY: Makerspace Wednesdays
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Create DIY projects in our makerspace. 6th grade and up.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    No appointment required.

  • Fiber Arts Group
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:30 pm
    Central Library

    Needlecrafts for all skill levels: Crochet, Embroider, Knit, Quilt

  • Fiber Arts Group
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    Needlecrafts for all skill levels: Crochet, Embroider, Knit, Quilt

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

  • Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The Kennel Murder Case
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Debonair detective Philo Vance (William Powell) sniffs out intrigue at the The Long Island Kennel Club. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue. (Dir: Michael Curtis; 73 min) Hosted and curated by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • French Conversation Group - Intermediate
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

    The Class is Free

  • Some Like It Hot
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:45 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Please join us to explore the meaning of gender through the lens of fashion and style through the decades. This program is primarily intended for people 55 and over, but all adults are welcome to participate. Provided by Brooklyn ElderPride, part of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults Department.

    Please call the Services for Older Adults Department at 718.236.1760 to register.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Please join us as we form our first virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge senior centers and other libraries around New York City, to meet and compete with other older adults.

    Thursdays until June 25, 2015, with the following exceptions:

    No sessions on Thanksgiving; Christmas; New Year's Day; October 9, 2014; February 5, 2015; and April 9, 2015.

    Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department. Made available through generous funding and support from Microsoft, the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA).

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • English Conversation Group
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide one-on-one help on job search-related topics and career resources, including resumes and cover letters, interviewing and more. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Game On!
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Play board games in the children's room; games are available for sign out from the children's reference desk.

  • RIF - Reading Is Fundamental
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate. Children will be allowed to choose a free RIF book when they join RIF and on their birthday. Children can earn additional RIF books by borrowing and returning 6 library books. A limit of 2 library books per week can be used towards this goal.

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    This 4-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. Class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30PM on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card,as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

    https://f14llvideoeditingwithpremiere.eventbrite.com/

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Explore and Create
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun and make a creative project.

    for ages 6 to 12. Sorry no groups will be admitted,

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam PreparationCancelled
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    If you are interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups!

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • English Conversation GroupCancelled
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Writers Circle
    Friday, October 3, 2014 12:30 pm
    Central Library, Room 214

    Writing workshop for adults. No experience necessary.

    No registration required

  • English Conversation Group
    Friday, October 3, 2014 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Chess Club
    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library

    Chess for adults. All skill levels welcome. Meetings held in Arts & History Division, Third Floor.

  • Story Play
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Play with toys and hear stories. Ages 0 to 5.

  • First RIF - Reading Is Fundamental
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    All FirstRIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in First RIF. Children will be allowed to choose a free RIF book when they join FirstRIF and on their birthday. Children can earn additional RIF books by borrowing and returning 6 library books. A limit of 2 library books per week can be used towards this goal.

  • RIF - Reading Is Fundamental
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate. Children will be allowed to choose a free RIF book when they join RIF and on their birthday. Children can earn additional RIF books by borrowing and returning 6 library books. A limit of 2 library books per week can be used towards this goal.

  • Free Tango Lessons
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Learn the fundamentals of one of the world’s most dramatic dances at this fun, informal series. Brought to you by IATI Theater Lessons are in English and Spanish. Space is LIMITED, so arrive early! Please bring your library card for admission. Come alone or bring a partner. The class consists of two sessions 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Beginners 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Advanced

  • Internet 2
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Topics may include Wikipedia, weather, news, Google searches, and maps. Presented by New York Cares.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 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 Corporation’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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • English Conversation Group
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • DIY: Creative Writing
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:45 am
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Discovery poetry and creative writing, develop writing skills and write a poem or two. Ages 7-14.

  • Sigma Storytime
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Volunteers from the Brooklyn Alumni Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity read stories to children.

    for ages 3 to 8

  • Italian Conversation Group-Beginners
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 12:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Practice your Italian in a friendly and informal setting.

     

    The class will start as of September 6, 2014

  • Events for Youth & Families: Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Lou Gallo is one of those rare children's performers who is as beloved by children as he is by adults. His most recent CD, Walk the Dog, has garnered praise from such children's music luminaries as Laurie Berkner. Eschewing the sugar-coated performance styles so often directed at young people, Lou brings to every performance a down-to-earth sense of play and freshness that is instantly captivating for all ages. With 17 years of experience in New York City's children's music scene, his performances are always polished yet playful.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Chinese Conversation Group Beginners
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Practice your Chinese in an informal and fun setting

    No Registration Required

    The Program Is Free