Central Library

Information Commons Events

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day Weekend.

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons hosts classes, workshops and other events, conducted by both library staff and programming partners. Handouts and outlines from some classes are available online.

If you are interested in taking a free BRIC digital media education class, you can register for these classes through Eventbrite. Click the "Register" link on any of the BRIC event listings below to reserve your seat.

Upcoming Classes
  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Community Health Project/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you may be eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid) and, if so, help you enroll. 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 February 15, 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 Brooklyn Public Library, and through the generous support of the NYS Department of Health.

  • BRIC Media Education Orientation
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Our orientation is a great introduction to what community access television is all about, the variety of classes available with BRIC Media Education, services available from BRIC, and our policies and procedures. Some of our classes require that you attend one 2-hour orientation before you register. (Check the "Pre-Requisite" section of each class listing for orientation requirements.)

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

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info 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 to the Info Commons lab for one-on-one assistance.

    First come, first served. No registration required.

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. 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.

  • Director Zandir Santos Screens His Short Films (followed by Q&A)
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Zandir Santos, a graduate of Rhode Island College, moved to Brooklyn in 2012 to pursue a career in filmmaking. With no formal training, he wrote screenplays and volunteered on low-budget movies to learn filmmaking. Zandir wrote and directed the short films IN DISPUTE and AMBIGUOUS. Tonight's screening and discussion will include those films as well as a premiere of his most recent short, DUE DATE.
     
    AMBIGUOUS: Rookie detective Ortiz is led by veteran detective Branson on a racial profiling case on the streets of East New York that turns deadly.
     
    IN DISPUTE: A couple's commute to a live Broadway show turns deadly...unless the hands of time can be turned back.
     
    DUE DATE : A young high school girl's incredible journey of personal growth is inspired by a pressing writing assignment.

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

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. 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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Dialogues in the Visual Arts, Series II Susan Newmark Fleminger, Program Curator
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Join us for the second season of conversations moderated by arts professionals with contemporary Brooklyn visual artists.

    Day In Day Out: The Art of Social Commitment - With moderator Nicolás Dumit Estévez and cultural producer Gonzalo Casals, Ernesto Pujol, and Martha Wilson (pictured, as Barbara Bush).

    A conversation on commitment related to artistic actions, performances, choreographies and projects informed by the burgeoning fields of socially engaged art and practice.

    All events are held in the Information Commons Lab; see other events in the series here.

     

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 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. 

    Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs. 

  • Intermediate Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    An intermediate non-linear editing workshop using Adobe Premiere Pro 6, this class covers digital effects like transitions, picture-in-picture, chroma key, motion graphics and titling. Learn more advanced editing techniques and shortcuts to perfect your video edit.

    This course has 3 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8PM on 5/21, 5/28 and 6/4.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-intermediate-video-editing-with-premiere-tickets-16399001856

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, May 30, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Microsoft Excel 4
    Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include graphs and reports. 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.

  • AfricaCROWD Wikipedia Editing Workshop
    Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Afri Diaspora
    Yoruba Cultural Institute
    AfroCROWD

    present

    AFRICACROWD

    Join us as we explore Wikipedia resources for and about Africa and Africans, including resources in English, French and African languages such as Yoruba, Twi and Igbo.

    We will also get a brief intro to Wikimedia and Wikipedia and learn what gaps exist about Africa and Africans in the largest online reference site in the world and ways to use this resource to make children and adults more digitally skilled and more knowledgeable about their culture, history and languages.

    OUR GOAL DURING THIS SESSION IS FOR EVERYONE TO EDIT OR CREATE AT LEAST ONE ARTICLE - DURING THE SESSION.

    If you attended the kickoff, there is some homework for you. If you missed all or part of the kickoff on February 7 and 8, catch up online. View photos of the kickoff.

    Light refreshments will be served. Wikimedia NYC will assist with training.

    Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) is a new initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. The workshops are open to all Afrodescendants including but not limited to individuals who self-identify as African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Biracial, Black, Black-American, Caribbean, Garifuna, Haitian or West Indian.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, June 1, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info 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.

    Due to increased demand, this class is divided into two one-hour classes, one from 10:00-11:00 am, and the other from 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

    Please note that the doors will be locked at 10:00 am, and everyone that comes after that will be allowed in for the 11:00 am class.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, June 1, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, 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 advanced sign-up is necessary.

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

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 1, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Community Health Project/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you may be eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid) and, if so, help you enroll. 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 February 15, 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 Brooklyn Public Library, and through the generous support of the NYS Department of Health.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Intro to Digital Storytelling for PC
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Video Pad, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-16318425851

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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.

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

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 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. 

    Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs. 

  • Intermediate Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    An intermediate non-linear editing workshop using Adobe Premiere Pro 6, this class covers digital effects like transitions, picture-in-picture, chroma key, motion graphics and titling. Learn more advanced editing techniques and shortcuts to perfect your video edit.

    This course has 3 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8PM on 5/21, 5/28 and 6/4.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-intermediate-video-editing-with-premiere-tickets-16399001856

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, June 6, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Microsoft Word 1
    Saturday, June 6, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics include navigating Word and using features such as copy and paste. 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.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, June 8, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info 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.

    Due to increased demand, this class is divided into two one-hour classes, one from 10:00-11:00 am, and the other from 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

    Please note that the doors will be locked at 10:00 am, and everyone that comes after that will be allowed in for the 11:00 am class.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, June 8, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, 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 advanced sign-up is necessary.

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

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 8, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Community Health Project/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you may be eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid) and, if so, help you enroll. 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 February 15, 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 Brooklyn Public Library, and through the generous support of the NYS Department of Health.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Short-form Video Techniques for Mac
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free Mac editing software program iMovie that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-16318425851

  • Interviewing Basics
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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.

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

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Planning Your Future: Estate & Gift Planning Seminar
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Everyone knows you should have a will, but most Americans don’t have one. This free seminar present estate-planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms, in a relaxed and informative environment. Questions are welcome!

    Trust and estate attorney Kinjal Desai will address real issues and cover:

    • Federal and New York estate and gift taxes: what is and is not taxed
    • Wills vs. living trusts
    • Passing on assets to heirs while avoiding estate and gift taxes
    • Selecting a guardian
    • Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy

    Come away from the workshop feeling confident that the decisions you make today that will leave a positive legacy and give your family security for a lifetime.

    RSVPs are encouraged: Please contact givinginfo@bklynlibrary.org or call 718.230.27588.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 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. 

    Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 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 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs. 

  • Digital Camera Basics
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Most digital cameras are packed with advanced features that allow novice photographers to shoot like a pro. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn how to use your camera’s features and simple tricks to create beautiful digital images. We’ll cover digital photography basics like camera settings, resolution and exposure levels, and how to properly white balance to make your pictures pop. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects. Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-16318425851

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-16318425851

  • New York State Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, June 12, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Come and meet with staff from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), who will work with job seekers to connect them to jobs and resources.

    • Help with your job search, including interviewing, networking, etc.
    • Learn about training plans and career plans
    • Understand how to apply for unemployment insurance (no specific information will be given about individual cases)
    • Get information about DOL programs, services and resources
    • Take advantage of DOL’s online job search tools if you have an email address and an electronic resume (highly recommended)
    • Spanish speakers are welcome; Se habla Español
    • Seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities can learn about specific resources available to them from DOL

    No appointment necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.