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
  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, August 25, 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, August 25, 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.

  • The Long Project: How to Use Bookmaking to Promote Literacy and Lifelong Learning for all Learners
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is intended for classroom teachers.

    As educators, promoting literacy and lifelong learning is one of our primary goals. Yet too often, literacy instruction for students with disabilities, second language learners and reluctant readers is based on reading models that demoralize students and stifle creativity. Unlike traditional rote instruction, bookmaking activates student engagement and creativity by using an artistry making approach to literacy learning.  In this session program attendees will:    

    • Hear from experienced bookmaking educators and learn about bookmaking resources in NYC
    • Be introduced to bookmaking strategies for the classroom
    • Explore ways to collaborate on book making projects with your local library branch
    • Learn basic book making techniques in a short, hands on activity

    Join us to learn about how you can use bookmaking in the classroom to excite, engage and motivate all students to become lifelong readers.

    Recommended for grades K-12

    Attendees will receive certificates of attendance to validate 1.5 hours of professional development credit earned.

    Facilitator bios:
    John Huth (Inclusive Services Librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library) has worked at BPL since 2012 implementing new inclusive programs and services for teens with disabilities. He collaborates with partners, including schools and community-based organizations, to provide high quality information services to underserved young people. Mr. Huth has extensive experience working with young people with disabilities and in the field of educational technology. In 2014 he presented “Providing Outstanding Service with Assistive Technology” at the New York Library Association conference and “Strategies for Serving Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities” at the Westchester Public Library.

    Alicia Ryan (Educational Coordinator at the Morgan Library) has extensive experience working in museum and library education, first as intern at the Intrepid Museum and then as manager of educational initiatives at the Morgan Library.  Alicia currently administers the Morgan Library Book Project for with students and teachers from across the greater NYC area.

  • Short-form Video Techniques for PC
    Thursday, August 25, 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 Movie Maker 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/summer-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-24097542398

  • Intro to Digital Storytelling for PC
    Thursday, August 25, 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 Movie Maker.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-24097542398

  • Using Science Fiction to Dissolve Subject Boundaries
    Friday, August 26, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is intended for educators/school administrators.

    This workshop will use science fiction and fantasy writing to springboard into formally intimidating subjects, such as combining reading and writing literacy with computer programming. Participants will get hands-on experience with classroom-friendly techniques designed to stimulate the imaginations of their students while using interest driven, project based learning. Participants will leave the workshop with experience in the computer program Twine, which can be incorporated into a variety of subjects while teaching basic computer programming concepts. Dissolve the notion of “I’m just not a science person!”

    Recommended for grades 6-12.

    Attendees will receive certificates of attendance to validate 2 hours of professional development credit earned.

    Facilitator bios:

    Meghan McNamara and Chana Porter are co-founders of the Octavia Project, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that uses science fiction to encourage girls to dream big and empower them with skills to design their own futures. Chana Porter is playwright, novelist, and teacher living in Brooklyn. Meghan McNamara teaches science and ELA to adult learners and programming and game design to middle schoolers.

  • Computer Science Curriculum in the K-12 Classroom
    Friday, August 26, 2016 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is intended for educators/school administrators.

    Over 200 NYC schools will adopt computer science curriculum as a part of the Computer Science for All Initiative during the 2016-2017 school year. Interested in learning more about how to integrate Computer Science into your curriculum? Attend this workshop for detailed information on free, popular CS curriculum to use in K-12 classrooms including Google's CS First and Code.org.

    Recommended for grades 4-12.

    Attendees will receive certificates of attendance to validate 2 hours of professional development credit earned.

    Facilitator bio:
    Kalliopi Mathios is a School Outreach Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library. She serves as a Community Representative for Digital Public Library of America, is a former classroom teacher, and enjoys studying the intersection of education and technology.

  • Adaptive Gaming Arcade
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Come to the Brooklyn Public Library and get your game on!

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, August 27, 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, August 27, 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.

  • Game On! Introduction to Tabletop Role Playing Games (RPGs)
    Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Come and get an introduction to tabletop RPGs! The event will begin with a brief discussion of different types of RPG systems, and some tips and advice about how to get started by game aficionado Avidan Ackerson. Following that, there will be a demonstration of one of the beginner systems with audience members participating in a 40-45 minute game.

    Image by Diacritica - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, August 29, 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, August 29, 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 visithttps://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, August 29, 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, August 29, 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, August 29, 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 one-on-one service; first come, first served. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, August 30, 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.

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you a creative writer, poet, or spoken word artist who is looking for another way to connect to your audience? Learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, you will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2016-central-library-free-bric-media-classes-tickets-24097542398

  • Older Adults Learning Lab: Internet
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Drop in to a Learning Lab for Older Adults 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

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, August 30, 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 visithttps://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Conquer Student Loan Debt
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Student loan debt is the fastest growing debt in this country. College graduates are saddled with $1.2 trillion of student loan debt, more than any other consumer debt besides home mortgages. There are repayment options and forgiveness programs available. Join us to get the relief you're looking for.

    Attorney Natalie Jean-Baptiste will discuss consolidation, forgiveness programs, preventing wage garnishment, curing default, and more. This is a Business & Career Library event.

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

  • Citizenship Prep Group
    Tuesday, August 30, 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, August 31, 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 visithttps://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, August 31, 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 one-on-one service; first come, first served. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • The Best Website for You, Your Business & Your Budget
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In this seminar, Sylvia Adams, web designer and consultant, will give you tools and strategies to effectively market and promote your business online. We'll dig deep and go over not only why you need a website but what type of website is best for you and your business. Plus, you’ll learn the 10 key ingredients your website needs to ensure that your site is more engaging to your customers and prospects. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    To register email wbc@bocnet.org with your full name, email address, and phone number.

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

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Thursday, September 1, 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.

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

  • Creative Aging: Ink Wash & Watercolor - Teleconference for the Homebound
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

    If you are homebound and want to learn a new art form, or improve your technique, we invite you to unleash your creativity with Ebenezer Devasigamani.

     

    This program is offered over the phone in partnership with DOROT’S University without Walls, which offers older adults free and low cost classes provided via telephone and online.

     

     

     For more information or to register,

    Please call University Without Walls at 877.819.9147

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    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, September 6, 2016 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, September 6, 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+

  • Digital Marketing Crash Course
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    The digital landscape is moving at a lightning fast pace. Every industry has been affected by advances in the digital field, from retailers to brands and agencies.

    In this crash course, develop an understanding of the digital marketing landscape and identify the key components and of a digital marketing strategy.

    No prior knowledge required!

    Takeaways:

    • Survey the digital marketing ecosystem, including current tools, opportunities, and careers.
    • Introduce the Objective-First Framework as a framework for approaching marketing campaigns.
    • Break down the components of digital marketing campaign strategy.
    • Learn more about next steps you can take in digital marketing, including General Assembly's part-time Digital Marketing course.

    Prereqs and Preparation:

    Terry Rice has been in the Digital Marketing field since 2007 – most notably, helping businesses achieve their marketing goals while working at Adobe and Facebook. He’s utilized both Paid Search and Facebook Marketing across several verticals including E-Commerce, Financial Services, and Technology. Combining a mix of creativity and data driven decision making, Terry is an expert at designing profitable marketing solutions. During his career, he’s worked on direct response and lead generation campaigns for companies including, Dell Computers, 1800Flowers, Home Depot, and Best Buy. He holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo, with a dual concentration in Marketing and Business Consulting.

    Please RSVP on General Assembly's website.

  • Citizenship Prep Group
    Tuesday, September 6, 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! 

  • One to One Assistance Now Available!
    Wednesday, September 7, 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

    Se habla español

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

    For more information call 718.253.4948.

  • Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to search for grants, awards, scholarships and other financial support in the Foundation Center's online databases.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:00 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.

  • Mapping and Visualizing Gentrification in Brooklyn
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    What is gentrification? How does it look like? How can we document it visually? And why should we map it? While abstract numbers, reports and statistics are helpful to expose the damaging effects of gentrification process on low income communities of color, they also tend to distract us from the fact that, at the end of the day, gentrification is a highly tangible, physical and material force that aggressively transforms the physical fabric of low income neighborhoods. During this collective map making exercise, we will use simple and accessible online resources to develop new skills for documenting and visualizing the changes that take place during the gentrification process. There will be free pamphlets with useful and relevant information available for the attendees.

    Sina Zekavat is an urban researcher with a particular focus on the relationship between architecture and spatial (in)justice.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, September 8, 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, September 8, 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.

  • NYS Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, September 9, 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 jobs and resources.

    • Help with your job search - get questions answered about resumes, 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 (highly recommended)
    • Seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities can learn about specific resources available to them from DOL

    No appointment necessary. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

  • Older Adults Learning Lab: Internet
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Drop in to a Learning Lab for Older Adults 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

  • Central at 75: Elizabeth Felicella in conversation with Francis Morrone
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Join us as we commemorate 75 years of service in Brooklyn Public Library’s iconic Art Deco masterpiece – the Central Library. In addition to activities held throughout the building all day, photographer Elizabeth Felicella and architecture historian Francis Morrone will discuss the aesthetics and history of Central Library as well as the varied architecture across Brooklyn’s 60 neighborhood branches. Photographs from Felicella’s massive project documenting all libraries across New York City will be featured.

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, September 10, 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

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, September 12, 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

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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.