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
  • Money is Power Women's Financial Literacy Seminar
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn from financial experts who will address personal budgeting, home ownership, retirement planning, and wealth building strategies. This is a Business & Career Library workshop presented in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Rho Omega Chapter. Refreshments will be served. Please email moneyispowerfinancialseminar@gmail.com to register for this event.

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 3:30 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

  • Open Level Lab: Computer Basics
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Drop in to an Open Level Lab on General Computer Basics. Ask questions or go through tutorials on topics including using the mouse, typing, going online and sending an email message. 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.

  • AfroCROWD Wikipedia Editing Workshop
    Sunday, October 2, 2016 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Imagine a world where every librarian added one more reference to Wikipedia. Join AfroCROWD and the New York Black Librarians' Caucus for a Wikipedia Editor Training Seminar. Learn to edit and add references and articles to Wikipedia, with a focus on Black history and noted librarians and historians. This event is part of the #1Lib1Ref initiative.

    Wiki coaches will be on hand to help. All levels and languages open. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/AfroCROWDNYBLC.

    Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) is a new initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. Since its launch during Black Wiki History Month in 2015, AfroCROWD has sensitized thousands in its target audience about free culture crowdsourcing and the need to close the multicultural and gender gaps in Wikipedia.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, October 3, 2016 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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, October 3, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, October 3, 2016 11:00 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

  • Low Cost/Public Health Insurance Enrollment
    Monday, October 3, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

    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, or free or low cost Essential Plan through the ACA) 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 January 31, 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.

    Please make an appointment by calling Callen-Lorde at 212-271-7270.

    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.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, October 3, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

  • Meet the Lenders
    Monday, October 3, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn about innovative and alternative loans for startups and very small businesses. Representatives from BOC Capital, VEDC Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund, LES Federal Credit Union, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, and other lenders, will discuss options available to fund your business venture. This is a Business & Career Library Event.

    Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

     

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 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'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.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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    Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet?  No time to attend a formal class?  Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Kids and teens in grades 6 and up are welcome for an afternoon of playing board games and video games, arts and crafts, and socializing. 
     
    Where: Info Commons Lab
    When: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
    Who: Grades 6+

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Data Analytics Crash Course
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Data drives decisions; are you part of the conversation around data? Regardless of your industry or role, fluency in the language of data analytics will allow you to contribute to data driven decision making. This crash course will put you in the driver’s seat to understand, analyze, and interpret data so you can join the data conversation.

    In this hands-on crash course, you’ll learn to ask the right questions of your data, while learning basic analytic functionality in Google Sheets. Your newfound data analytic skills will be applied to a real-world dataset, allowing you to create a data narrative and develop recommendations based on your findings.

    Takeaways:

    • Explain the relevance of data analysis across industries and job functions.
    • Evaluate the quality and structure of a dataset.
    • Use Google Sheets to perform descriptive and exploratory analysis on a dataset.
    • Learn about next steps you can take in data analytics, including General Assembly's part-time Data Analytics course.

    Prereqs and Preparation:

    • Brooklyn Public Library will provide laptops. Alternatively, you may bring your own.
    • Access to Google Sheets. (If you do not have access, create a Google account).

    Please RSVP on General Assembly's website.

  • Citizenship Prep Group
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • One-to-One Expert Assistance Now Available!
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

    Many situations require the assistance of an expert.  We can provide one-to-one help for you and your child with:

    • Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
    • Early childhood services and programs
    • Transition planning
    • Transportation issues
    • Navigating systems, including Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, and others
    • Camps, afterschool, and other community resources

    Drop-in or call to make an appointment  212.677.4650 ex. 19.

     

  • Resume Editing HelpCancelled
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 1
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Apple’s latest version of Final Cut Pro X is a powerful, self-contained editing software that is popular among budding to professional editors. Learn basic system setup, how to create user profiles, navigate its visual interface, import media files, sync and modify sound, and create titles. Final Cut Pro brings you the foundational and technical knowledge to begin editing your video projects.

    Taught by Alexander Kaluzhsky. Alexander is a filmmaker born in Odessa, Ukraine, raised in Brooklyn. He has been working in the field for over 14 years in various capacities. He has had films at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, New York Film Festival, and has taught at DCTV, The New School, and within the CUNY College system. He is currently in pre-production on a feature narrative film he wrote and will direct, and in post on an experimental documentary he has been working on for the past two years. 

    This class is a 4 part series with sessions on Wednesdays 10/5, 10/12, 11/2 and 11/9.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 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'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.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with other older adults.

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

  • Digital Camera Basics
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to use your camera’s features 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. You’ll also learn composition theory, shot types, and picture formats that work best in video projects.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-26669522259?_ga=1.33703777.198344656.1472760295

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program. Learn to retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. 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, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-26669522259?_ga=1.33703777.198344656.1472760295

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 3:30 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

  • Open Level Lab: Microsoft Office
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Drop in to an Open Level Lab on Microsoft Office applications. Ask questions or go through tutorials on topics including:

    • navigating Excel
    • entering formulas
    • creating graphs and reports
    • navigating Word
    • typing
    • using features such as copy and paste
    • formatting text
    • doing mail merges
    • navigating PowerPoint
    • creating basic slides
    • adding animations and transitions
    • using other presentation tools
    • navigating Publisher
    • adding images to flyers
    • creating bookmarks and brochures

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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'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.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Intro to Social Media: Twitter
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In Twitter, you’ll create a profile for personal or professional use, learn how to tweet in 140 characters, and connect with other users.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-26669522259?_ga=1.33703777.198344656.1472760295

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Kids and teens in grades 6 and up are welcome for an afternoon of playing board games and video games, arts and crafts, and socializing. 
     
    Where: Info Commons Lab
    When: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
    Who: Grades 6+

  • Dyeing with Flowers- The History and Processes of Natural Dyes and Bundle Dyeing
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In this class, students will learn about the basic processes of dyeing fabric with natural materials. We will discuss the history and current practices of using natural dyes and create our own fabric designs using flowers. Students will also learn the basics of hand-sewing and plan a project for their dyed fabric. 
     
    Victoria Manganiello is an artist, educator and producer. She utilizes spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques in her work, using materials like synthetic and natural dyes, cotton, silk and other mixed materials. Exploring themes of time, space, and history with abstract imagery, her paintings and installations seek to physically control and manipulate space. Victoria graduated from Skidmore College with a double major in Art History and Studio art and received her Masters of Art Education from NYU. You can see her work at victoriamanganiello.com or on instagram at @victoriamanganiello

  • Citizenship Prep Group
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Email Basics
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

     

    What is email and why use it?

    The various types of email providers available.

    How to set up an email account.

    How to use its features and tools.

    Participants must have knowledge on computer basics

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 2
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Apple’s latest version of Final Cut Pro X is a powerful, self-contained editing software that is popular among budding to professional editors. Learn basic system setup, how to create user profiles, navigate its visual interface, import media files, sync and modify sound, and create titles. Final Cut Pro brings you the foundational and technical knowledge to begin editing your video projects.

    Taught by Alexander Kaluzhsky. Alexander is a filmmaker born in Odessa, Ukraine, raised in Brooklyn. He has been working in the field for over 14 years in various capacities. He has had films at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, New York Film Festival, and has taught at DCTV, The New School, and within the CUNY College system. He is currently in pre-production on a feature narrative film he wrote and will direct, and in post on an experimental documentary he has been working on for the past two years. 

    This class is a 4 part series with sessions on Wednesdays 10/5, 10/12, 11/2 and 11/9.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 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'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.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with other older adults.

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

  • Life After Work: Social Security - When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Professional Social Security Administration representatives will be here to explain when to start receiving retirement benefits as a personal choice.

    During this financial literacy presentation, we will discuss different options and demonstrate how to use online tools.

    Find out how you can make informed choices using Articles and Databases available to you, from BPL librarians.

     

     

    • Discuss when to start receiving Retirement Benefits
    • Can Social Security benefits be too high to receive food stamps?
    • A program for older adults, individuals 50+

  • Life After Work: When to Start Receiving Social Security Retirement Benefits
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Professional Social Security Administration representatives will explain when to start receiving retirement benefits as a personal choice. During this financial literacy presentation, discuss different options and learn how to use online tools to make informed choices. This program is co-hosted by the Business & Career Library and Services to Older Adults. No Registration is necessary.

  • Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to search for grants

  • Short-form Video Techniques for Mac
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the editing software program iMovie that can assemble it all into your final short form masterpiece.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-26669522259?_ga=1.33703777.198344656.1472760295

  • Digital Storytelling for Mac
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. You’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using iMovie.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-26669522259?_ga=1.33703777.198344656.1472760295

  • New York State Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, October 14, 2016 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

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

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

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 3:30 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

  • Open Level Lab: Internet
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Drop in to an Open Level Lab on using the Internet. Ask questions or go through tutorials on topics including:

    • sending email attachments
    • becoming familiar with Facebook and other social media applications
    • doing online searches
    • finding news online
    • using information resources such as Wikipedia
    • staying safe online

    Presented by New York Cares.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, October 17, 2016 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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, October 17, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, October 17, 2016 11:00 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

  • Low Cost/Public Health Insurance Enrollment
    Monday, October 17, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

    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, or free or low cost Essential Plan through the ACA) 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 January 31, 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.

    Please make an appointment by calling Callen-Lorde at 212-271-7270.

    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.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, October 17, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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