Central Library

Information Commons Events

Select Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) locations will be open on Wednesday, December 24 from 9AM-1PM. All BPL locations will be open on Wednesday, December 31 from 9AM-1PM.

 

All BPL locations will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015.

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
  • Brooklyn Transitions: Oral History Project
    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Recording Studio

    As part of the Brooklyn Transitions series on gentrification, we want to hear your stories and preserve your voice during rapid changes to our borough. Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons and Brooklyn Collection are asking Brooklynites to take part in an oral history project to share your experiences in the neighborhoods you were born and reared in—and how they have changed, talk about the migration patterns of your Brooklyn life over time, or express your feelings on new beginnings to or displacement from a living situation.

    It is important that we all have a voice in the changes of our communities. Lend your words and experience to the Brooklyn Transitions Oral History Project to be heard, preserved, and accounted for. All recordings will be archived at the Brooklyn Collection and selections will be shared with the public online.

    This project will take place in the Info Commons recording studio on the first floor. Each recording session will be up to a half hour. To book a time slot, please email infocommons AT bklynlibrary DOT org, or call 718.230.2248.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • Computer Basics Class
    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    No experience necessary.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

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

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, December 29, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops. Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Facebook and creative uses of Microsoft Office.

    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

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, December 29, 2014 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, December 29, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

    No appointment required.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

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

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

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • Internet 1
    Saturday, January 3, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include Wikipedia, weather, news, Google searches, and maps. Presented by New York Cares.

  • Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, January 5, 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

  • Digital Storytelling and Enhanced Podcasting for Mac
    Tuesday, January 6, 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://jan2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, January 6, 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

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Wednesday, January 7, 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.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, January 8, 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

  • Digital Camera Basics
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:00 pm
    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://jan2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Thursday, January 8, 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.

  • Digital Photo Enhancement
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 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, 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://jan2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Internet 2
    Saturday, January 10, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include Wikipedia, weather, news, Google searches, and maps. Presented by New York Cares.

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

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, January 13, 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://jan2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

     

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, January 13, 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

  • BRIC Community Producer Workshop: Editing
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Community Producer Workshops are forums for certified community producers to learn about new equipment available for check out, production workflow strategies, as well as studio, editing, graphic design and marketing tips. They are meant to be open workshops so please come prepared with projects you are working on, production ideas, questions, and useful tips you have discovered on your own productions.

    Pre-requisite: certification in either Field, Studio or Editing

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, January 15, 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 

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, January 15, 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, January 15, 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.

  • CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop
    Friday, January 16, 2015 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    A workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents prepare their N-400 Application for Naturalization to become U.S. citizens. This workshop will use interactive online interviews from CitizenshipWorks.org to determine eligibility and help prepare forms. Immigration experts will be available to review applications and answer legal questions related to applying for citizenship. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. Assistance will be provided on a first-come first-served basis, but pre-registered attendees will have priority.

    To register, visit citizenshipworks.org/register or call the Ya es Hora Hotline at (888) 839-8682.
    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

    Immigrant services program.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 1
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include navigating PowerPoint and basic slide creation. 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.

  • Intro to Social Media
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In our Facebook class, learn how to set up a profile page and apply privacy and security settings. You’ll also learn how to navigate posts, pictures and videos, and add friends to your feed. In Twitter, you’ll create a profile for personal or professional use, how to tweet in 140 characters or less and connect with other users. In Video Blogging, you’ll learn how to create a blog using Blogger.com and upload and share your video content via YouTube.

     

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

    https://jan2015llfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Tuesday, January 20, 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.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, January 20, 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

  • Genealogy for Beginners: How Brooklyn Public Library Can Help You Discover Your Roots
    Wednesday, January 21, 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, January 22, 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

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, January 22, 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, January 22, 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.

  • Maker Party with CoderDojo NYC
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you interested in coding and making, but don’t know where to start? Join us for hands-on multimedia tech activities, including coding with Scratch, web page building and more!

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Topics may include presentation creation and templates. 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, January 26, 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

  • Brooklyn Public Philosophers
    Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Tonight's theme: TBA

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    Brooklyn Public Philosophers is a monthly series of talks and discussions. It's a forum for philosophers based in and around Brooklyn to speak with a general audience about their work. The aim is to broaden the discussion of important philosophical issues and to increase communication between academic philosophers and the general public. For more information, visit bkpp.tumblr.com.

  • BRIC Media Education Orientation
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Our orientation is a great introduction to what community access television is all about, the variety of classes available with BRIC Media Education, services available from BRIC, and our policies and procedures. Some of our classes require that you attend one 2-hour orientation before you register. (Check the "Pre-Requisite" section of each class listing for orientation requirements.)

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, January 27, 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

  • Exergamers Bowling for Older Adults
    Thursday, January 29, 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

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, January 29, 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, January 29, 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.

  • 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

  • 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://jan2015llfreeclasses.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

  • 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