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
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 3
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include animations, transitions, and presentation tools. 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, February 2, 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, February 2, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, February 2, 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.

  • Access Code: Learn to Code and Become a Leader in Tech
    Monday, February 2, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Come to an information session about Access Code, which equips talented adults with the computer programming skills and entrepreneurial training to launch their careers in tech. Their intensive 9-month part-time program in mobile app development prepares participants with no prior coding experience for entry-level developer jobs at the hundreds of innovative startups and tech companies (such as Google and Facebook) that are looking to hire the next generation of talent. With Access Code's mission to expand access to tech opportunities, all participants will receive full scholarships to the program.

    Want to learn more? Check out the Access Code website and join us for an information session.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, February 2, 2015 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. 

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 1
    Monday, February 2, 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.

    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

  • Short-form Video Techniques for PC
    Tuesday, February 3, 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://feb2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, February 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, February 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. 

  • Community Land Access Workshop
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you interested in accessing the many hundreds of acres of public vacant land in New York City? Learn how to tap community resources, use the 596 Acres map and website to engage your neighbors, and plot your next steps to gain access to city land for your community projects. This workshop will also act as a general meeting, where folks from all neighborhoods can share land access success stories and we can troubleshoot any sticky points in the process. Many communities in all boroughs have successfully used these tools to create gardens and host events in formerly empty lots. Could your community be next?

    Contact mary@596acres.org or call 718-316-6092 ext 3 with questions.

    596 Acres is a local organization that builds online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access. The tools turn city data into information about particular pieces of land and connect people to one another through simple social networking functions. More information is at 596acres.org.

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

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Wednesday, February 4, 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.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 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. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, February 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. 

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 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. 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. This course has 4 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4-8:30PM on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/5.

    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-video-editing-with-premiere-tickets-14450268141

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00 pm
    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 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. Find information about qualified health insurance plans, check eligibility for subsidies and government insurance programs, and get enrollment assistance from trained and certified Navigators.

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • AfroCROWD Presents: Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia
    Saturday, February 7, 2015 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Against the backdrop of Black History Month, these workshops on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 seek to further the International Decade for People of African Descent’s development and education goals and Wikimedia’s goal of increasing its reach. Technology companies Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Twitter have recently reported that their workforce is 2% Black, a figure non-proportionate to the 13% of Blacks living in the United States. The Black Twitter phenomenon shows that Afrodescendants have successfully capitalized on social media as an organizing tool. Exposing more Afrodescendants to Wikimedia has the potential to take this foray a step further and transfer skills that might deepen Afrodescendant exploration of online technology. But beyond it all, editing Wikipedia alone or as a group is a constructive and rewarding way to spend time online.

    The workshops will be the first in a series of activities by Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD), a new initiative that 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.

    Although the February workshops will be held in English, they will take into account that many Afrodescendant groups in the United States might find that access to Wikipedia’s multilingual crowdsourcing platform can help them transfer free knowledge to populations of African descent outside of the United States that they are connected to through origin or direct familial bonds. Multilingual Afrodescendants may also want to use such platforms to develop and maintain online bodies of relevant knowledge in native languages such as Garifuna, Haitian Kreyòl, Igbo, Spanish or Yoruba, thereby contributing to the survival of and increasing their proficiency in those languages while also feeling more culturally grounded.

    Sessions will be livestreamed to facilitate access to interested parties in cities other than NY who wish to attend.

    Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrocrowd-intro-to-wikimedia-how-to-edit-wi...

    AfroCROWD founders are Alice Backer, founder of www.kiskeacity.com and www.haitianbloggers.com, a Brooklyn-based lawyer, blogger and free knowledge and culture enthusiast who has been aggregating and disseminating Haitian online expression since 2005 and Milos Rancic, founder of Anarchopedia, veteran Wikimedian with over 10 years in the movement, Wikimedia Language Committee member and chair of Interglider.ORG.

    Outreach Partners: Afridiaspora  Afrolatin@ Project • Haitian Creole Language Institute of NY • Haiti Cultural Exchange • Port Académie

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

    Topics may include navigating Excel, basic formula entry, and 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.

  • AfroCROWD Presents: Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia
    Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Against the backdrop of Black History Month, these workshops on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 seek to further the International Decade for People of African Descent’s development and education goals and Wikimedia’s goal of increasing its reach. Technology companies Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Twitter have recently reported that their workforce is 2% Black, a figure non-proportionate to the 13% of Blacks living in the United States. The Black Twitter phenomenon shows that Afrodescendants have successfully capitalized on social media as an organizing tool. Exposing more Afrodescendants to Wikimedia has the potential to take this foray a step further and transfer skills that might deepen Afrodescendant exploration of online technology. But beyond it all, editing Wikipedia alone or as a group is a constructive and rewarding way to spend time online.

    The workshops will be the first in a series of activities by Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD), a new initiative that 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.

    Although the February workshops will be held in English, they will take into account that many Afrodescendant groups in the United States might find that access to Wikipedia’s multilingual crowdsourcing platform can help them transfer free knowledge to populations of African descent outside of the United States that they are connected to through origin or direct familial bonds. Multilingual Afrodescendants may also want to use such platforms to develop and maintain online bodies of relevant knowledge in native languages such as Garifuna, Haitian Kreyòl, Igbo, Spanish or Yoruba, thereby contributing to the survival of and increasing their proficiency in those languages while also feeling more culturally grounded.

    Sessions will be livestreamed to facilitate access to interested parties in cities other than NY who wish to attend.

    Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrocrowd-intro-to-wikimedia-how-to-edit-wi...

    AfroCROWD founders are Alice Backer, founder of www.kiskeacity.com and www.haitianbloggers.com, a Brooklyn-based lawyer, blogger and free knowledge and culture enthusiast who has been aggregating and disseminating Haitian online expression since 2005 and Milos Rancic, founder of Anarchopedia, veteran Wikimedian with over 10 years in the movement, Wikimedia Language Committee member and chair of Interglider.ORG.

    Outreach Partners: Afridiaspora • Afrolatin@ Project • Haitian Creole Language Institute of NY •  Haiti Cultural Exchange • Port Académie

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

  • Free Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Monday, February 9, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • Lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

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

    Registration is required for this event.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, February 9, 2015 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. 

  • Final Cut Pro X Part 2
    Monday, February 9, 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.

    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

  • Digital Storytelling and Enhanced Podcasting for Mac
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Garageband, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

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

    https://feb2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, February 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, February 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. 

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

  • JAIA YOUth Empowerment Workshop
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Through the use of Universal Life principles and Mindfulness Techniques, JAIA YOUth offers empowering self-development workshops for teens and young adults.

    Each week there will be two workshops. The first, from 4:30-6:00pm, is for ages 13-16. The second, from 6:30-8:00pm, will be for ages 17-22.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 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. 

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, February 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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, February 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. 

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:00 pm
    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 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. Find information about qualified health insurance plans, check eligibility for subsidies and government insurance programs, and get enrollment assistance from trained and certified Navigators.

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

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

    Topics may include advanced formula entry and cell references. 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.

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

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

    https://feb2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Interviewing Basics
    Tuesday, February 17, 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. 

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, February 17, 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, February 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. 

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

  • JAIA YOUth Empowerment Workshop
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Through the use of Universal Life principles and Mindfulness Techniques, JAIA YOUth offers empowering self-development workshops for teens and young adults.

    Each week there will be two workshops. The first, from 4:30-6:00pm, is for ages 13-16. The second, from 6:30-8:00pm, will be for ages 17-22.

    bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 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. 

  • Genealogy for Beginners: How Brooklyn Public Library Can Help You Discover Your Roots
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 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

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, February 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