Central Library

Information Commons Events

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

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
  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, November 24, 2014 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.

    Starting October 6, due to increasing demand, this class will be divided into two one-hour classes, one from 10:00-11:00 am, and the other from 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

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

    Please note that the first 24 people will be admitted to the 10:00-11:00 am class, and everyone that comes after that will be allowed in for the 11:00 am class.

    There are computers available for use in the Info Commons main area and the Third Floor Computer Lab to practice what you learn.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, November 24, 2014 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, November 24, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, November 24, 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.

    No appointment required.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Brooklyn Public Philosophers
    Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Tonight's theme: TBA with Anna Gotlib (Brooklyn College)

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    Brooklyn Public Philosophers is a monthly series of talks and discussions. It's a forum for philosophers based in and around Brooklyn to speak with a general audience about their work. The aim is to broaden the discussion of important philosophical issues and to increase communication between academic philosophers and the general public. For more information, visit bkpp.tumblr.com.

  • Oral History and Digital Archiving for PC
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.


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

    https://nov2014llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business CounselorCancelled
    Tuesday, November 25, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, November 26, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Wednesday, November 26, 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. 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.

    This course has 4 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:30PM on 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30.

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, November 26, 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, November 29, 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.

  • 3D Printing 101
    Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    3DPrinterOS and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) are pleased to host an introduction to 3D printing workshop. This workshop will help people interested in 3D printing learn:

    • What is 3D Printing and how does it work?
    • How do we take an idea and turn it into a physical object?

    This event is first come, first served. To learn more about the event and Brooklyn's 3D printing community, visit the event Meetup meet: http://www.meetup.com/Learn-3D-Printing-Brooklyn/

    To learn more about 3DPrinterOS, visit www.3dprinteros.com.

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, December 1, 2014 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.

    Starting October 6, due to increasing demand, this class will be divided into two one-hour classes, one from 10:00-11:00 am, and the other from 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

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

    Please note that the first 24 people will be admitted to the 10:00-11:00 am class, and everyone that comes after that will be allowed in for the 11:00 am class.

    There are computers available for use in the Info Commons main area and the Third Floor Computer Lab to practice what you learn.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, December 1, 2014 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, December 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, December 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.

  • New York Writers Workshop Fall 2014 Discussion Series: A Crash Course in Writing About Parenthood with Sally Koslow
    Monday, December 1, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Nothing in life yields richer inspiration for writing than being a mom or dad. Writers of all skill levels are welcome in a free two-hour workshop where you will learn how to jumpstart your unique story.

    Sally Koslow is the author of four novels: The Widow Waltz, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx (chosen by Target as a Book Pick,) With Friends like These and Little Pink Slips, inspired by her tenure as editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, as well as a work of non-fiction, Slouching Toward Adulthood. Her essays appear in magazines, newspapers and online venues including The New York Times, More, Real Simple, O the Oprah Magazine,  Good Housekeeping, and Readers’ Digest as well as the anthologies DIRT and Wedding Cake for Breakfast. She teaches at the Writing Institute of Sarah Lawrence College and through New York Writers Workshop. Sally invites you to visit her website, www.sallykoslow.com, “like” her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SallyKoslowAuthor) and follow her on Twitter: @sallykoslow.

  • Digital Camera Basics
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:00 am
    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://dec2014llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/


    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Computer Basics Class for Seniors
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    No experience necessary.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 2, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • New York Writers Workshop Fall 2014 Discussion Series: Finding your Authentic Voice in Fiction with Monique Antonette Lewis
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    It's easy to be intimidated by your favorite authors when penning your story, but the best voice is the one you know well. Through interactive prompts and exercises you'll create your own voices that are just as exciting and interesting as your favorite book.

     

    Monique Antonette Lewis teaches fiction as a board member of New York Writers Workshop, and is the fiction editor for City Lit Rag and founder of At The Inkwell, which helps authors promote their books through feature articles, book reviews and readings. Monique is also an editor for Mergermarket, an online financial news service. She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing, from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Brooklyn.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, December 3, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Drop-in Career Lab
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Take advantage of up to two hours of computer time to type a resume or cover letter, use online job searching sites, fill out a job application, work on LinkedIn, or complete online training courses with some assistance from staff.

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Wednesday, December 3, 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. 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.

    This course has 4 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:30PM on 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30.

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, December 3, 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, December 4, 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.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 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, and other career-related needs. 

  • Intro to Graphic Design
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn to create rich, dynamic visuals to capture people's attention. In this class you’ll learn Adobe Photoshop 6 to enhance your photos, layout text for printed pieces like postcards and one-sheets, explain why attention to color and typography is important, as well as creating graphics for lower thirds and titles. At the end of this hands-on course, you’ll have the skills needed to create your own compelling graphics. This is a 3-week course. It takes place on Thursdays from 4:00-8:00PM on 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18.

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

    https://f14llintrotographicdesign.eventbrite.com/


    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, December 4, 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

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance 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. Find information about qualified health insurance plans, check eligibility for subsidies and government insurance programs, and get enrollment assistance from trained and certified Navigators.

    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.

  • Mac Topics
    Friday, December 5, 2014 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you curious about Mac computers but not sure where to start? This hour-long session for beginners will cover the fundamentals of Apple's operating system, including navigation, comparisons to Windows, saving documents in Microsoft Office applications, and more.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, December 6, 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.

  • Microsoft Word 1
    Saturday, December 6, 2014 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, December 8, 2014 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.

    Starting October 6, due to increasing demand, this class will be divided into two one-hour classes, one from 10:00-11:00 am, and the other from 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

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

    Please note that the first 24 people will be admitted to the 10:00-11:00 am class, and everyone that comes after that will be allowed in for the 11:00 am class.

    There are computers available for use in the Info Commons main area and the Third Floor Computer Lab to practice what you learn.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, December 8, 2014 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, December 8, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Interviewing Basics
    Monday, December 8, 2014 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.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, December 8, 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.

  • CryptoParty: Journalist Security Edition
    Monday, December 8, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Reporting the news creates unique security risks. Protecting sources and sensitive documents is vital to a free press, but challenging due to Internet surveillance and widespread data collection. This event will cover how to securely manage sensitive information by using encryption software. Help will also be available to install and configure software, so feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device.

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 am
    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://dec2014llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Brooklyn Transitions: Oral History Project
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 1

    As part of the Brooklyn Transitions series on gentrification, we want to hear your stories and preserve your voice during rapid changes to our borough. Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons and Brooklyn Collection are asking Brooklynites to take part in an oral history project to share your experiences in the neighborhoods you were born and reared in—and how they have changed, talk about the migration patterns of your Brooklyn life over time, or express your feelings on new beginnings to or displacement from a living situation.

    It is important that we all have a voice in the changes of our communities. Lend your words and experience to the Brooklyn Transitions Oral History Project to be heard, preserved, and accounted for. All recordings will be archived at the Brooklyn Collection and selections will be shared with the public online.

    This project will take place in the Info Commons recording studio on the first floor. Each recording session will be up to a half hour. To book a time slot, please email infocommons AT bklynlibrary DOT org, or call 718.230.2248.

     

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 9, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • New York Writers Workshop Fall 2014 Discussion Series: The Personal Essay—From idea to rough draft with Sandra Hurtes
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Have you always wanted to write about your life? Maybe you walk around with a story in your head that you can’t seem to get on the page. In this workshop, you’ll receive writing prompts to access this material. A lesson on craft will show you how to revise and deepen your work. You’ll leave with the start of a rough draft and insight into the writing process.

     

    Sandra Hurtes is the author of the essay collection On My Way to Someplace Else and the memoir The Ambivalent Memoirist. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, The Writer and numerous other publications. Her personal essay “The People We Love and Create” received an American Jewish Press Award. Sandra is an adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College.  She teaches creative writing through New York Writers Workshop.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, December 10, 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 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Free Online Training Classes: Information Session
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to an information session and find out more about the Metrix Learning System, an online learning platform that allows you to take skill-building classes in numerous subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. Attendance at an orientation, basic Internet skills, and a BPL library card are required to use the Metrix Learning System. We suggest bringing headphones. This program is presented by the Business & Career Library.

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Wednesday, December 10, 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. 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.

    This course has 4 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:30PM on 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30.

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, December 10, 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.

    No appointment required.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons