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.


  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00AM
    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.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:30AM
    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.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 6

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Reverend Elsie Smith Room

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to set up and use this important professional networking site to make your job search more effective. The Business & Career Library is co-sponsoring this event.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Spanish Conversation Group for Intermediate

    There won't be any class on June 18th
    The class is free
    No registration required
    As of May 28th, the class will start at 3.00 PM

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

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

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your French in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Plaza

    Led by guitarist and producer Marcos Vigio, the group combines the traditional forró instrumentation of the zabumba, accordion and triangle with electric guitar, percussion and rabeca (Brazilian fiddle). Forro has been compared to both folk and Cajun music and has been influenced by European and African sounds alike. Part of the Brasil Summerfest Series Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 24, at 6:30.

    The Plaza Swing Series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to search for grants.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide information on job search and career resources, including resume and cover letter help. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

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

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14. 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.
    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 2

    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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Japanese in an informal setting

    No registration needed
    The class will take place at room number 6 from July 10 to July 31

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear stories get a free book!

    for ages 3-7

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    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 for one-on-one assistance. First come, first served. No registration required.

    http://www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to make a multilayer composition in Adobe Photoshop. Basic computer skills are required but no previous experience with Photoshop is necessary.

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library

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

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Room 216

    Topics may include presentation creation and templates. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work to bring home or to a future class. Presented by New York Cares.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Take a Free SHSAT Practice Test at the Brooklyn Public Library. A practice test is one of the best ways to get ready for the real thing.

    7th Grade and UP

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library

    Enjoy stories and activities with your fruits and veggies at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

    Location: Look for us under the cherry tree next to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Rain location: Children’s Library at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

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

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Adaptive gaming for teens and young adults with and without disabilities.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Chinese in an informal and friendly Setting

    The class will start as of Saturday January 4th 2014

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    I-Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies and can help us to make decisions that our logic alone can't handle. Free lectures in Chinese and English.


    No class May 3rd

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 1

    If you're fluent in another language, you can be part of the Spoken Wikipedia project by recording yourself reading a Wikipedia article. Help people around the world who are visually impaired or illiterate access information. Details about the project are at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spoken_Wikipedia.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun at the library and get your child ready for school! In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

    For children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Facebook and creative uses of Microsoft Office. Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Read and Play provides children with and without disabilities up to age five (and their families) a book-sharing and creative educational playtime. Children learn social skills and language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and make a craft. For ages 3-7.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else — and even to those who think they've never written before! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome. No advance sign-up is necessary.


    Learn more at www.nywriterscoalition.org.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun learning about plants and gardening.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.


    No appointment required.

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

    No registration required.
    No class June 16th
    The class will be held at Room 214

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid) and, if so, help you enroll. Our trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the application on your behalf. Although open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended on March 31st, if you have had a special life event (marriage, divorce, loss of job, birth or adoption of a child), you may still be eligible to enroll.

    Community Health Project/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, a non-profit FQHC specializing in sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s LGBT communities, is proud to offer the In-Person Assistance and Navigator programs under the NYS State of Health program, in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, and through the generous support of the NYS Department of Health.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:15AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and play with toys. For ages 18-36 months. Tickets required.

    Pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children's reference desk.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and play with toys. For ages 18-36 months. Tickets required.

    Pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children's reference desk.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Do you want to design a website for a school project, or put yourself onto the cover of a fashion magazine? Come hang out, learn, play and explore the latest technology with friends while using PC and Mac laptops.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Improve your Russian language in an informal and fun setting.

    The class will move to Information Commons Room # 2 as of July 2nd
    No registration required.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Jennefer Gustaffson of the LDC of East New York will detail how to unlock the power of your website with search engine optimization.

    Please register at www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

    Tha Class will strat as of October First 2013
    No registration required.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00AM
    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.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30AM
    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.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 6

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Novelist Bridgett Davis leads a discussion of short stories by four of the most influential writers of the 20th century. For this session, we’ll discuss Welty's mythological influences in The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Spanish Conversation Group for Intermediate

    There won't be any class on June 18th
    No registration required
    The class is free
    As of May 28th, the class will start at 3.00 PM

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

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

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your French in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Plaza

    This Plaza Swing favorite is a super-group of the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period. The musicians' average age is in the low 80s, they have a combined 500 years of performing experience and their roots reach to the 1920s and ‘30s. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30.

    This program is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    A presentation by artist Margaret Cusack, who has worked as a graphic designer and later began her career as an illustrator creating stitched artworks that have been featured in many galleries, books and magazines. The artist will talk about her life as a working artist and some of the artwork that is included in her exhibition at Central Library, including a variety of images created over the past 40 years: appliquéd portraits, embroidered samplers, quilted artworks—even voodoo dolls!

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    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 for one-on-one assistance. First come, first served. No registration required.

    http://www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide information on job search and career resources, including resume and cover letter help. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun doing a science activity at the library. For ages 6-12. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

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

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14. 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.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 2

    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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Japanese in an informal setting

    No registration needed
    The class will take place at room number 6 from July 10 to July 31

  • Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Friday, August 1, 2014 3:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Friday, August 1, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library

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

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

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

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Room 216

    Topics may include animations, transitions, and presentation tools. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work to bring home or to a future class. Presented by New York Cares.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library

    Enjoy stories and activities with your fruits and veggies at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

    Location: Look for us under the cherry tree next to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Rain location: Children’s Library at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Chinese in an informal and friendly Setting

    The class will start as of Saturday January 4th 2014

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    I-Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies and can help us to make decisions that our logic alone can't handle. Free lectures in Chinese and English.

    No class May 3rd

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Topics may include animations, transitions, and presentation tools. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work to bring home or to a future class. Presented by New York Cares.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun at the library and get your child ready for school! In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

    For children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.


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

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Facebook and creative uses of Microsoft Office. Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Read and Play provides children with and without disabilities up to age five (and their families) a book-sharing and creative educational playtime. Children learn social skills and language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and make a craft. For ages 3-7.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else — and even to those who think they've never written before! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome. No advance sign-up is necessary.

    Learn more at www.nywriterscoalition.org.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun learning about plants and gardening.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.


    No appointment required.