Central Library

Information Commons Events

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
  • Tuesday, July 22, 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 22, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information 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.

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

  • Tuesday, July 22, 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 22, 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 2:30PM
    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

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    In Twitter, you’ll create a profile for personal or professional use, how to tweet in 140 characters or less and connect with other users.

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

  • Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 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.

  • Wednesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Attendees will receive a demo on how to safely can goods and will leave with the knowledge to make their own at home. Together we will explore the ancient art of food and preserving. Participants will receive printed instruction to take home and have the opportunity to win jars of canned goods by Chef Jin. Chef Jin is a personal chef, urban farmer, certified health coach and local TV personality whose passion lies deeply in food and community.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

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

    Are you interested in investing in the stock market, but not sure what it’s all about? Join the Growing Dollars and $ense Virtual Investment Club for adults. You’ll learn what it takes to make wise investments in a no-risk environment with the help of a financial professional. Explore different types of investments, learn how to set up a mock portfolio and monitor your your virtual investments. This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.The Business & Career Library is co-sponsoring this event.

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

  • Thursday, August 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 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.

  • Friday, August 8, 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 8, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

    The Department of Labor provides counseling help with your job search and information about DOL programs, services and resources. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    For more information, please call 718.623.7000.

  • Friday, August 8, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Saturday, August 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Topics may include navigating Excel, basic formula entry, and 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.

  • Monday, August 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Be Brooklyn Media Maker with BRIC! Sign up for a FREE Orientation As the lead media education provider for Brooklyn Public Library, BRIC offers free classes in digital storytelling, editing and photography. BRIC is also the community media access television organization for Brooklyn, offering residents free access to media production facilities and equipment, low cost media education, and an opportunity to create their own program on Brooklyn Free Speech Television. BRIC offers periodic orientations at the library so that you can become familiar with community access television, their services available, as well as the wide range of in-depth production classes offered at the center. After taking orientation, you will be able to register for their certification classes, and be on your way to producing your own TV show!

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

  • Tuesday, August 12, 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, August 12, 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.

  • Wednesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Are you an artist? Musician? DJ? Entrepreneur? Learn how to make social media work for you. Drop in for one-on-one assistance.

    http://bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information 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. The Business & Career Library is co-sponsoring this event. Attendance at an orientation, basic Internet skills, and a BPL library card are required to use the Metrix Learning System. You must register by following these instructions: Send an e-mail to metrix@brooklynpubliclibrary.org. In the subject line indicate the location you will attend. In the body of the e-mail, write your name (first, last), e-mail address and telephone number.

  • Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.

  • Friday, August 15, 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 15, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    A workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents prepare their N-400 Application for Naturalization to become U.S. citizens. This workshop will use interactive online interviews from CitizenshipWorks.org to determine eligibility and help prepare forms. Immigration experts will be available to review applications and answer legal questions related to applying for citizenship. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. Assistance will be provided on a first-come first-served basis, but pre-registered attendees will have priority.

    To register, visit citizenshipworks.org/register or call the Ya es Hora Hotline at (888) 839-8682.

  • Saturday, August 16, 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 16, 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 16, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Topics may include advanced formula entry and cell references. 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.

  • Monday, August 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information 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.

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

  • Tuesday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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.

  • Wednesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Are you an artist? Musician? DJ? Entrepreneur? Learn how to make social media work for you. Drop in for one-on-one assistance.

    http://bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 21, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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 class takes place over the course of 3 weeks. Classes will be held Thursdays from 4:00-8:00PM on 8/21, 8/28 and 9/4.

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

  • Thursday, August 21, 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.

  • Friday, August 22, 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.

  • Saturday, August 23, 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 23, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

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

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Saturday, August 23, 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 23, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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.

  • Monday, August 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.

  • Monday, August 25, 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 25, 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.