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
  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance (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 qualifying life event (marriage, divorce, loss of job, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) within the last 60 days, 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

  • Oral History and Digital Archiving
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

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

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Do you want to design a website for a school project, or put yourself onto the cover of a fashion magazine? Come hang out, learn, play and explore the latest technology with friends while using PC and Mac laptops.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Drop-In Design Assistance
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    No appointment required.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. This is a Business & Career Library service. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide information on job search-related topics and career resources, including resume and cover letter help, interviewing help and more. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

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

    Learn to create rich, dynamic visuals to capture people's attention. In this class you’ll learn Adobe Photoshop 6 to enhance your photos, layout text for printed pieces like postcards and one-sheets, explain why attention to color and typography is important, as well as creating graphics for lower thirds and titles. At the end of this hands-on course, you’ll have the skills needed to create your own compelling graphics. This 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.

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, September 5, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. This is a Business & Career Library service. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, September 8, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, September 8, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Facebook and creative uses of Microsoft Office. Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, September 8, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    No appointment required.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • CryptoParty: Computer Security Fundamentals Edition
    Monday, September 8, 2014 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The internet is a new frontier of human communication, but like any new frontier it has its hazards. This event will cover the first steps in securing your devices from some common dangers. Volunteers will be there to answer questions and offer suggestions on how to stay secure online. Help will also be available to install and configure software, so feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance (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 qualifying life event (marriage, divorce, loss of job, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) within the last 60 days, 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

  • Short-form Video Techniques for PC
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

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

  • Computer Basics Class
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    No experience necessary.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Do you want to design a website for a school project, or put yourself onto the cover of a fashion magazine? Come hang out, learn, play and explore the latest technology with friends while using PC and Mac laptops.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Drop-In Design Assistance
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 and select option "3" to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    SCORE is a not-for-profit volunteer association of successful business people who provide free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    No appointment required.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. This is a Business & Career Library service. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide information on job search-related topics and career resources, including resume and cover letter help, interviewing help and more. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    This 4-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. Class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30PM on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2. 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. Register through the Eventbrite link below.
    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • New York State Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, September 12, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. This is a Business & Career Library service. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, September 15, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 and select option "3" to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    SCORE is a not-for-profit volunteer association of successful business people who provide free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling.

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, September 15, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Facebook and creative uses of Microsoft Office. Provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Services for Older Adults department.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    No appointment required.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Pro Tools for Beginners
    Monday, September 15, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Pro Tools can be an intimidating program, but once you learn how it works, it is a lot of fun and quite easy to use. In this class, we will be going over the basics of setting up a Pro Tools session for editing and recording, and then delving into editing for music and podcasting. The class will cover the basic tools of the program and go over its many uses. Jill DuBoff is a sound designer with 20 years of experience in theater and radio. For more information, visit http://jillduboff.com.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance (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 qualifying life event (marriage, divorce, loss of job, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) within the last 60 days, you may still be eligible to enroll.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    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.

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 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 Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner. Register through the Eventbrite link below.
    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Do you want to design a website for a school project, or put yourself onto the cover of a fashion magazine? Come hang out, learn, play and explore the latest technology with friends while using PC and Mac laptops.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Drop-In Design Assistance
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Brooklyn Public Philosophers
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Tonight's theme: "The Street in Street Art," with Nick Riggle (Lafayette College).

    Much of the excitement around street art is due to the feeling that it is, somehow, a new artform. What, if anything, accounts for this? How, if at all, is street art distinctive? One plausible answer is that street art is art that uses the street to give it the particular significance it has as art. This way of thinking about street art illuminates the difference between street art and other superficially similar artforms, including graffiti and public art. It also refines our understanding of how the street can and cannot be used for aesthetic and artistic ends. But what exactly is “the street”? It’s not merely slabs of concrete that cars can drive on—it is a cultural, public space. I take up the thought that one of the essential functions of the street is to promote public interaction. If that’s right, then there is a natural way to augment this way of thinking about what makes street art distinctive: street art is art that uses the street as such—that is, as a cultural space with the function of promoting public interaction. Through a range of examples, I show that street art is art that aims to harness and enhance this function in various ways. Street art is therefore truly in and of the street—it is an art of the street in the same sense that dancing is an art of movement, and sculpture an art of space.

    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 http://bkpp.tumblr.com.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call 718.623.7000 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.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Microsoft Word Class
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Basic computer knowledge required.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coaches provide one-on-one assistance on how to tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. We encourage you to bring your resume for review. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    No appointment required.

  • Genealogy for Beginners: How Brooklyn Public Library Can Help You Discover Your Roots
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Explore the databases and resources available to genealogy researchers. This course is intended for the genealogy beginner and will focus on the library’s newspaper collections, directory collection, and such databases as Ancestry.com. Participants will receive hands-on training as well as a list of genealogical research facilities in the area.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability—make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. This is a Business & Career Library service. Call 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A librarian is available to provide information on job search-related topics and career resources, including resume and cover letter help, interviewing help and more. No appointment is necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    This 4-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. Class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30PM on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2. 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. Register through the Eventbrite link below.

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons