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, March 3, 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. 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 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.

  • Digital Camera Basics
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Most digital cameras are packed with advanced features that allow novice photographers to shoot like a pro. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn how to use your camera’s features and simple tricks to create beautiful digital images. We’ll cover digital photography basics like camera settings, resolution and exposure levels, and how to properly white balance to make your pictures pop. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects. Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.

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

    https://mar2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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, March 3, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 2
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Part 2 of this introductory workshop will cover the topics below, followed by an hour for individual questions and assistance with projects. Some computers will be available, but please bring your own laptop with Final Cut Pro X if possible. Practice media files will also be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own files as well. If you want to save your work, please bring your own hard drive or USB stick.

    Rehana is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and video artist who graduated from The New School in 2014. She has produced work for several different public and cultural institutions.

    Find the other Final Cut Pro X workshops in our calendar.

    Text

    • Templates
    • Generators

    Transitions

    Music & Audio

    • Syncing
    • Adjustments / Enhancement
    • Recording voice over

    Color Correction

    • Auto balancing / matching color
    • Manual correction

    Exporting

    • QuickTime / Apple devices / Vimeo / YouTube
    • Compressor

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 4, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coach provides one-on-one assistance to help you tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. First come, first served.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, March 5, 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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs. 

  • Intermediate Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    An intermediate non-linear editing workshop using Adobe Premiere Pro 6, this class covers digital effects like transitions, picture-in-picture, chroma key, motion graphics and titling. Learn more advanced editing techniques and shortcuts to perfect your video edit.

    This course has 3 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:00PM on 3/5, 3/12 and 3/19.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-2015-central-lib-intermediate-video-editing-with-premiere-tickets-14479431369

  • Get New Tech, Design and Research Skills: Intro to Lynda.com
    Friday, March 6, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Want to learn a new skill but not sure where to start? Lynda.com is a resource now available with your Brooklyn Public Library card that has over 3000 courses on a variety of topics including business, Microsoft and Mac applications, professional design software and more! You can even get certificates for completing the courses. In this class you will create a Lynda.com account with your library card, browse courses, create a playlist to facilitate your learning goals, and use the note-taking and bookmarking features. Students should have basic computer skills including using a mouse.

  • Advanced Excel: Intro to Macros and VBA
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    This class will provide an introduction to macros and VBA (Visual Basic for Application). These programming tools can be used to automate repetitive tasks in Excel.

    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.

  • Getting into Voice Overs
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    They speak to you on television, on radio, on the Internet, on your devices. Voice Over people talk to us all the time, across all media platforms, 24/7.

    "Getting into Voice Overs" is an introductory workshop including the skills and tools of the trade, making a killer MP3 demo, the different kinds of work available, how to nail an audition, marketing yourself, attitude, people that can help your career, and compensation.

    Making it in VO is tough; the standards are high. By building basic skills you can begin a connection to a fun career. It takes time and having a good attitude is the best way to stand out. If you’ve ever considered a VO career, find out how. 

    Please bring a thirty-second piece of copy to the workshop.

    In a career that spans thirty-seven years, Rodger Parsons 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.

  • Microsoft Word 1
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics include navigating Word and using features such as copy and paste. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work to bring home or to a future class. Presented by New York Cares.

  • Measuring Good Things in Your Garden: Why Data Collection Matters
    Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    D. Rooney and Sheryll Durrant, fellows at the Design Trust for Public Space, will be leading a workshop on the Farming Concrete (aka Five Borough Farm) Toolkit for measuring good things happening in your garden. Want to know how many pounds of food scraps are going into your compost instead of the landfill? Want to measure the impact of your garden on gardeners’ and visitors’ moods? The Toolkit is full of protocols to help your garden set (and achieve) goals, communicate with funders and policy makers, and help make the case for more community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms. There’s also an accompanying free website (Barn) that can securely store your data and lets you download it as a spreadsheet or a summary report as a PDF anytime you want. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to this workshop.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, March 9, 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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, March 9, 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.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, March 9, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coach provides one-on-one assistance to help you tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. First come, first served.

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, March 10, 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. 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 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.

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

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

    https://mar2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Microsoft Word
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Basic computer knowledge required.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 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, March 10, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice and BIRDS!
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The lure of Iceland for birders lies not in the number of species to be seen, but in the quality of those species and the opportunity to encounter them in spectacularly beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, sometimes in overwhelming numbers. Seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and gulls are all well represented. Some are special Icelandic races and subspecies found nowhere else. Many birds in this sparsely populated land show a remarkable lack of fear of humans, allowing for close viewing and photography. Join Sandra Paci as she discusses her 2013 journey to this intriguing island nation, starting near the capital city Reykjavik, continuing up the west coast to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Flatey Island, and the fabled Latrabjarg bird cliffs, before heading across the north coast to Husavik, Lake Myvatn, and the edge of the Arctic Circle.

    Presenter Sandra Paci was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lives in New York City, where she works for a gallery in the Chelsea art district and is an active member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Linnaean Society of New York. Since first catching the travel bug in the early 1980s, she has ventured to over twenty countries outside the U.S., mostly in Europe and Latin America. Sandra became an avid birder in 2003 and has enjoyed long-distance birding trips to Alaska, Mexico (three times), Panama (twice), Ecuador (twice), Peru (three times), Bolivia, Colombia, Iceland and Morocco.

    The mission of the Brooklyn Bird Club is to encourage and promote birdwatching and conservation in Brooklyn and beyond.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 11, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coach provides one-on-one assistance to help you tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. First come, first served.

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 1
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Part 1 of this introductory workshop will cover the topics below, followed by an hour for individual questions and assistance with projects. Some computers will be available, but please bring your own laptop with Final Cut Pro X if possible. Practice media files will also be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own files as well. If you want to save your work, please bring your own hard drive or USB stick.

    Rehana is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and video artist who graduated from The New School in 2014. She has produced work for several different public and cultural institutions.

    Find the other Final Cut Pro X workshops in our calendar.

    Workflow

    • Importing / transcoding files
    • Creating events
    • Grouping clips
    • Reviewing media
    • Marking

    Sequencing Clips

    • Adding clips to the timeline
    • Auditioning

    Adjusting Video

    • Speed
    • Scaling
    • Cropping
    • Video Effects

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, March 12, 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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs. 

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Thursday, March 12, 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.

  • Intermediate Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    An intermediate non-linear editing workshop using Adobe Premiere Pro 6, this class covers digital effects like transitions, picture-in-picture, chroma key, motion graphics and titling. Learn more advanced editing techniques and shortcuts to perfect your video edit.

    This course has 3 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:00PM on 3/5, 3/12 and 3/19.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-2015-central-lib-intermediate-video-editing-with-premiere-tickets-14479431369

  • Microsoft Word 2
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include typing and formatting. 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.

  • HaitiCROWD: Wikipedia Resources for Haiti and Haitians
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Haiti Cultural Exchange
    The Haitian Creole Language Institute
    Port Académie
    HACARABTECH
    AfroCROWD

    present
    ap prezante

    HaitiCROWD

    Join us as we explore Wikipedia resources for Haiti and Haitians in English, Kreyòl and French.

    We will also get a brief intro to Wikimedia and Wikipedia and learn what gaps exist about Haiti and Haitians in the largest online reference site in the world and ways to use this resource to make Haitian children and adults more digitally skilled and more knowledgeable about their culture, history and language.

    Three special guests will join us:

    • Wynnie Lamour of the Haitian Creole Language Institute
    • Carmel Balan of the Port Académie online digital library of Haitian studies
    • Joey Francilus, a long time Haitian Wikipedian living in New York

    OUR GOAL DURING THIS SESSION IS FOR EVERYONE TO EDIT OR CREATE AT LEAST ONE  ARTICLE -DURING THE SESSION.

    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. The workshops are open to all Afrodescendants including but not limited to individuals who self-identify as African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Biracial, Black, Black-American, Caribbean, Garifuna, Haitian or West Indian.

    For more information and to RSVP:
    www.afrocrowd.org
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrocrowd-presents-haiticrowd-tickets-15719507470

    (Wikimedia NYC will assist with training.)

    AN KREYOL:

    Nap envite tout Ayisyen nan Brooklyn Public Library nan sal Info Commons nan premye etaj nan Samdi 14 Mas kap vini-a nan midi trant (12 zè 30 PM) rive nan 3 zè e demi (3 zè 30 PM) pou yon rale sou resous an Kreyòl, an Franse ak Annagle nan ansiklopedi an liy Wikipedya.

    Nap eksplike kisa Wikimedya ak Wikipedya ye e nap chèche aprann ki sa ki manke ladan yo sou Ayiti, Ayisyen ak tout konesans yo bezwen genyen. Wikipedya se pi gwo sit konesans jeneral ki egziste sou wèb la e li gratis. Nap pale tou de kijan timoun ak moun ki ta renmen aprofondi eksperyans yo nan teknoloji dijital kapab benefisye de resous sa-a. Menm jan tou nap pale de kijan Wikipedya se yon zouti pou prezève kilti, istwa ak lang nou antank Ayisyen.

    Nan pami moun kap vin chita ak nou ap gen fondatris Libreri Dijital Port Académie a Carmel Balan ak fondatris Akademi Lang Kreyòl Ayisyen nan Nouyòk la Wynnie Lamour. Epitou Joey Francilus ki se yon Wikipedyen Ayisyen esksperimante ap vin pale ak nou tou.

    OBJEKTIF NOU POU SESYON SA-A SE POU CHAK MOUN SWA KREYE OU SINON EDITE YON ATIK ANVAN FEN SESYON AN.

    AfroCROWD se yon nouvo inisyativ krawdsòsin (sa vle di yon fòm de konbit dijital) ki vle ogmante nonm Afrodesandan ki patisipe nan mouvman Wikipedya,  Wikimedya ak konesans lib sou Entènèt. Ayisyen fè pati nan gwoup nap sible yo epitou fondatris òganizasyon an Alice Backer se yon Ayisyèn.

    (Wikimedia NYC ap asiste nou nan fòmasyon sa-a.)

  • Microsoft Word 2
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include typing and formatting. 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, March 16, 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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 16, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, March 16, 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.

  • Interviewing Basics
    Monday, March 16, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Be better prepared for your next job interview! Learn about the different styles of interviewing questions, as well as strategies for answering frequently asked questions. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program. 

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, March 16, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coach provides one-on-one assistance to help you tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. First come, first served.

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, March 17, 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. 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 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.

  • Short-form Video Techniques for PC
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 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.

    https://mar2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 17, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Brooklyn Transitions Film Screening and Discussion: "Zipper"
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator Eddie Miranda proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island's gritty amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by a real estate mogul, Eddie and his ride become casualties of a power struggle between the developer and the City of New York over the future of the world-famous destination. Be it an affront to history or simply the path of progress, the spirit of Coney Island is at stake. In an increasingly corporate landscape, where authenticity is often sacrificed for economic growth, the Zipper may be just the beginning of what is lost.

    Presented by Aziz Rahman of the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival. Director Amy Nicholson and/or amusement park workers from the documentary will be present for Q&A. This event is part of Brooklyn Transitions, an event and documentation series about gentrification.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, March 18, 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

    Make your resume more attractive to employers! Our volunteer Resume Coach provides one-on-one assistance to help you tailor your resume or cover letter to get the job you want. First come, first served.

  • Genealogy for Beginners: How Brooklyn Public Library Can Help You Discover Your Roots
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library

    Genealogy in the Brooklyn Collection for March

    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

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 2
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Part 2 of this introductory workshop will cover the topics below, followed by an hour for individual questions and assistance with projects. Some computers will be available, but please bring your own laptop with Final Cut Pro X if possible. Practice media files will also be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own files as well. If you want to save your work, please bring your own hard drive or USB stick.

    Rehana is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and video artist who graduated from The New School in 2014. She has produced work for several different public and cultural institutions.

    Find the other Final Cut Pro X workshops in our calendar.

    Text

    • Templates
    • Generators

    Transitions

    Music & Audio

    • Syncing
    • Adjustments / Enhancement
    • Recording voice over

    Color Correction

    • Auto balancing / matching color
    • Manual correction

    Exporting

    • QuickTime / Apple devices / Vimeo / YouTube
    • Compressor

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, March 19, 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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs.