Central Library

Information Commons Events

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor 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
  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, August 28, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • The Excel Lab
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The Excel Lab serves as a forum to solve the real-world Excel problems of attendees. During this session, attendees will hear three problem pitches and provide ideas/approaches for a solution. Prior to the problem pitches we will share a short hands-on Excel topic with attendees. In order to apply to present your problem, please email info [at] ExcellentOnes [dot] com.

    Othniel Denis of Excellent Ones Consulting LLC has an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems and has been working with Excel for over 10 years.

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

  • Introduction to Commercial Voice Overs
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    This is the big bucks region and you’ll be up against the best. Commercial VO is a specialized skill that puts high craft demands on performers. But it’s not an impossible dream. Rather, it’s a career that requires focus, commitment, refinement of your performance potential and how your voice is perceived in the commercial world.  

    Introduction to Commercial Voice Overs is an overview that includes the development of character skills, the ability to listen to your work clearly and objectively. We examine, based on your sound and yourself, how to make an MP3 Demo that reflects best on you. There are studio techniques that can support you in the work – we’ll cover the essentials. There are career nurturing relationships with agents, casting directors and others that will help.

    If you’re just starting out, it’s important to know that it will take time to get there. If you’re on track, there are ways to refine your performance. If you’re further along, polish those skills; it’s all good.

    About Rodger Parsons: In a career that spans thirty-seven years, he has done thousands of TV and radio commercials, narrations, promos, trailers, looping and dubbing, political spots, public introductions, poetry readings, liturgical recitations, live and recorded instructional events, industrials, trade show anchor speaker, digital audio books, children’s stories, as well as specialized writing. He’s one of the go to New York Voice Guys.

     

  • Intro to Commercial Voice Overs, Workshop
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In this realm, you’re up against the masters. While there’s no magic spell to get you there, we’ll cover an essential set of useful practices that facilitate doing your best. In the workshop, we will explore different kinds of commercial copy, learn how to make performance choices, and create reads that separate you from the rest.

    The only way to learn voice over is to speak it, listen to yourself and others thoughtfully, do it again and see what works; that’s exactly what we’ll do.

    This workshop is open only to those who have taken Introduction to Voice Overs or Introduction to Commercial Voice Overs and is limited to 10 people, so everyone has an opportunity to have several passes at the work. Participants are required to bring two (2) thirty-second pieces of copy, which they have prepared and are ready to present. Pick something that you hear on TV or radio or look at the full-age ads in the NYT (a great place to find copy).

    About Rodger Parsons: In a career that spans thirty-seven years, he has done thousands of TV and radio commercials, narrations, promos, trailers, looping and dubbing, political spots, public introductions, poetry readings, liturgical recitations, live and recorded instructional events, industrials, trade show anchor speaker, digital audio books, children’s stories, as well as specialized writing. He’s one of the go to New York Voice Guys.

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

    Free lectures in Chinese and English

  • Microsoft Excel 4
    Saturday, August 29, 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.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, August 31, 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, August 31, 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, August 31, 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.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Monday, August 31, 2015 2:00 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 find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills

    Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System. Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, August 31, 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, September 1, 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. 

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 1, 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.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Play video games, use computers, check out our recording studio, and learn about new technology. 6th grade and up.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 1, 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.

  • Brooklyn Public Philosophers
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Tonight's theme: "Existentialism and Romantic Love" with Skye Cleary (Columbia).

    Existentialism and Romantic Love

    Romantic love suggests images of perfect happiness, harmony, understanding, and intimacy that make the lovers feel as if they are made for each other. The ideal is alluring but flawed, because romantic loving often involves conflicts and disappointments.

    While every existential philosopher interprets being in the world differently, there is a common emphasis on concrete personal experience, freedom, authenticity, responsibility, individuality, awareness of death, and personal determination of values.  It is therefore not surprising that they also consider the question of romantic loving. 

    This talk draws on the philosophies of Max Stirner, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir in order to examine the roots of disappointments and frustrations within our everyday ideas about romantic love, as well as possibilities for resolution and creating authentically meaningful relationships.

    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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, September 3, 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, September 3, 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, September 3, 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. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, September 4, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 8, 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.

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info 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, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Tuesday, September 8, 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.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Play video games, use computers, check out our recording studio, and learn about new technology. 6th grade and up.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 8, 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, September 9, 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, September 9, 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.

  • Marketing for Artists
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you a photographer or artist with a project ready to share with the wider world? Looking for advice on how to hone your marketing efforts?

    Find out how to make the transition from dedicated hobbyist to professional artist. Topics covered will include navigating submission opportunities, creating effective marketing materials and how to attend and prepare for photo portfolio reviews.

    A wealth of links and information will be shared to get students on a path to wider exposure for their work. This workshop is oriented towards photographers but much of the material is applicable to artists working in all mediums.

    Miska Draskoczy has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. He fell in love with cameras at age 14 and has been behind them ever since. His photography has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and is the recipient of numerous awards. Draskoczy was recently named a Photolucida Critical Mass finalist and his work has been featured in the press by The New Yorker’s Photo Booth blog, Time Out, PDN, Gizmodo, Featureshoot, Hyperallergic, Brokelyn and many others. He currently works as a director, editor, and animator through his production company snow23, and is an avid rock and ice climber.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 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. 

  • Short-form Video Techniques for Mac
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:00 pm
    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, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

  • Digital Storytelling and Enhanced Podcasting for Mac
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:30 pm
    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 Garageband, 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, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, September 11, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, September 12, 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. 

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

    I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

    Free lectures in Chinese and English

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, September 14, 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 WorkshopCancelled
    Monday, September 14, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 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.

  • Developing Long Term Photography Projects
    Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Make the transition from a single image, snapshot mentality to identifying themes in your photography and developing them into long term projects.

    You will learn strategies to cultivate and nourish idea generation and how to navigate obstacles along the way by thinking critically about your process. Valuable insight into the editing process will be given with a behind the scenes look at how a project goes from the idea phase to an exhibition ready body of work.

    This workshop is oriented towards photographers but much of the of material is applicable to artists working in all mediums.

    Miska Draskoczy has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. He fell in love with cameras at age 14 and has been behind them ever since. His photography has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and is the recipient of numerous awards. Draskoczy was recently named a Photolucida Critical Mass finalist and his work has been featured in the press by The New Yorker’s Photo Booth blog, Time Out, PDN, Gizmodo, Featureshoot, Hyperallergic, Brokelyn and many others. He currently works as a director, editor, and animator through his production company snow23, and is an avid rock and ice climber.

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 15, 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.

  • Intro to Social Media: Twitter
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info 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.

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

  • Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Search for grants

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Play video games, use computers, check out our recording studio, and learn about new technology. 6th grade and up.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 15, 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.