Branch Events

Central Library Events

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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 for one-on-one assistance. First come, first served. No registration required.

    http://www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

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

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Summer Science Club
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun doing a science activity at the library. For ages 6-12. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

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

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    This 4-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. Class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30PM on 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card,as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 2

    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.

  • Japanese Conversation Group for Beginners
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Japanese in an informal setting

    No registration needed
    The class will take place at room number 6 from July 10 to July 31

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Friday, August 1, 2014 3:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Chess Club
    Friday, August 1, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library

    Chess for adults. All skill levels welcome. Meetings held in Arts & History Division, Third Floor.

  • Story Play
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Play with toys and hear stories. Ages 0 to 5.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 3
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Room 216

    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.

  • Greenmarket Storytime
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library

    Enjoy stories and activities with your fruits and veggies at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

    Location: Look for us under the cherry tree next to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Rain location: Children’s Library at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

  • English Conversation Group
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Chinese Conversation Group Beginners
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Chinese in an informal and friendly Setting

    The class will start as of Saturday January 4th 2014

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    I-Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies and can help us to make decisions that our logic alone can't handle. Free lectures in Chinese and English.


    No class May 3rd

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 3
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
    Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun at the library and get your child ready for school! In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

    For children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, August 4, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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


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

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, August 4, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Monday, August 4, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Read & Play
    Monday, August 4, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Read and Play provides children with and without disabilities up to age five (and their families) a book-sharing and creative educational playtime. Children learn social skills and language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys.

  • Explore & Create: Story and Craft
    Monday, August 4, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and make a craft. For ages 3-7.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, August 4, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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 advance sign-up is necessary.

    Learn more at www.nywriterscoalition.org.

  • Explore and Create: Our Garden Club
    Monday, August 4, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun learning about plants and gardening.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.

  • Brooklyn Open
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teens. It is a safe space for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

    Presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

  • Spanish Conversation Group: Intermediate-Advanced
    Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

    No class June 16th
    No registration required.
    The class will be held at Room 214

  • Intro to Social Media: Twitter
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    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.

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

  • Stomp, Clap & Sing with Monkey Monkey Music
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music.

    Events for Youth & Families are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Information 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.

  • Russian Conversation Group
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Improve your Russian language in an informal and fun setting.

    The class will move to Information Commons Room # 2 as of July 2nd
    No registration required.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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


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

  • Using Online Products: New Ways to Build Success
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Explore Google products that can enhance your online marketing efforts and increase the effectiveness of your business. With Jennefer Gustaffson.

    Please register at www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Portuguese Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.
    Tha Class will strat as of October First 2013

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 6

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Summer in a Jar! The Art of Food Preservation
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Attendees will receive a demo on how to safely can goods and will leave with the knowledge to make their own at home. Together we will explore the ancient art of food and preserving. Participants will receive printed instruction to take home and have the opportunity to win jars of canned goods by Chef Jin. Chef Jin is a personal chef, urban farmer, certified health coach and local TV personality whose passion lies deeply in food and community.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Fiber Arts Group
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    Needlecrafts for all skill levels: Crochet, Embroider, Knit, Quilt

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • French Conversation Group - Intermediate
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your French in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Virtual Investment Club for Adults
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Are you interested in investing in the stock market, but not sure what it’s all about? Join the Growing Dollars and $ense Virtual Investment Club for adults. You’ll learn what it takes to make wise investments in a no-risk environment with the help of a financial professional. Explore different types of investments, learn how to set up a mock portfolio and monitor your your virtual investments. This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.The Business & Career Library is co-sponsoring this event.

    Please register at www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 and press option 4.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

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

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Summer Science Club
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun doing a science activity at the library. For ages 6-12. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

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

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Video Editing with Premiere
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    This 4-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. Class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30PM on 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card,as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 2

    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.

  • Japanese Conversation Group for Beginners
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Japanese in an informal setting

    The class will take place at room number 6 from July 10 to July 31
    No registration needed

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, August 8, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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


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

  • Basic Drawing with Adobe Illustrator
    Friday, August 8, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • English Conversation Group
    Friday, August 8, 2014 3:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Chess Club
    Friday, August 8, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library

    Chess for adults. All skill levels welcome. Meetings held in Arts & History Division, Third Floor.

  • Story Play
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Play with toys and hear stories. Ages 0 to 5.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

  • Microsoft Excel 1
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Room 216

    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.

  • Greenmarket Storytime
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library

    Enjoy stories and activities with your fruits and veggies at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

    Location: Look for us under the cherry tree next to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Rain location: Children’s Library at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

  • English Conversation Group
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Job Readiness and Resume Writing Event
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Get one on one help for your general job related needs

  • Princeton Review Free Specialized High School School Admissions Test (SHSAT).
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Warm up for the SHSAT and find out how you would score. Get realistic practice. The same test is administered on every date listed. Dates: Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Event #145389); August 9, 2014 (Event #145369); and September 13, 2014 (Event #145391). Registration is free but required. 800-273-8439.

  • Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience: A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Plaza

    The Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience is a summer intensive designed to make Shakespeare accessible to inner city youth in the borough of Brooklyn using the activities of reading, analyzing and performing Shakespeare. It is both a literacy and performance arts program. Students of the program will perform the romantic comedy, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.

  • Chinese Conversation Group Beginners
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Chinese in an informal and friendly Setting

    The class will start as of Saturday January 4th 2014

  • Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    I-Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies and can help us to make decisions that our logic alone can't handle. Free lectures in Chinese and English.

    No class May 3rd

  • Microsoft Excel 1
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information 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.

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
    Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun at the library and get your child ready for school! In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

    For children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

  • Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults
    Monday, August 11, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, August 11, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Monday, August 11, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Read & Play
    Monday, August 11, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Read and Play provides children with and without disabilities up to age five (and their families) a book-sharing and creative educational playtime. Children learn social skills and language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys.

  • Explore & Create: Story and Craft
    Monday, August 11, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and make a craft. For ages 3-7.

    Sorry, no groups will be admitted.

  • NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop
    Monday, August 11, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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 advance sign-up is necessary.


    Learn more at www.nywriterscoalition.org.

  • Explore and Create: Our Garden Club
    Monday, August 11, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun learning about plants and gardening.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, August 11, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting 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.

  • Spanish Conversation Group: Intermediate-Advanced
    Monday, August 11, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

    No class June 16th
    No registration required.
    The class will be held at Room 214

  • English Conversation Group
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • BRIC Media Education Orientation
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Be Brooklyn Media Maker with BRIC! Sign up for a FREE Orientation As the lead media education provider for Brooklyn Public Library, BRIC offers free classes in digital storytelling, editing and photography. BRIC is also the community media access television organization for Brooklyn, offering residents free access to media production facilities and equipment, low cost media education, and an opportunity to create their own program on Brooklyn Free Speech Television. BRIC offers periodic orientations at the library so that you can become familiar with community access television, their services available, as well as the wide range of in-depth production classes offered at the center. After taking orientation, you will be able to register for their certification classes, and be on your way to producing your own TV show!

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

  • Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    An interactive program with singing, dancing and plenty of percussion!

    Events for Youth & Families are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • English Conversation Group
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:15PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Drop-In Career Lab
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Take advantage of up to two hours of computer time to work on a resume or cover letter, use online job searching sites, fill out a job application, work on LinkedIn, or complete online training courses with some assistance from staff. This is a Business & Career Library service.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • English Conversation Group: Advanced Level
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Teen Tech Time
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Information 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.

  • Russian Conversation Group
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Improve your Russian language in an informal and fun setting.

    The class will move to Information Commons Room # 2 as of July 2nd
    No registration required.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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


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

  • Portuguese Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.
    Tha Class will strat as of October First 2013

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 3

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


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

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Drop-In Social Media Q&A
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Are you an artist? Musician? DJ? Entrepreneur? Learn how to make social media work for you. Drop in for one-on-one assistance.

    http://bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Book Discussion Series: Small Southern Comforts: Short Stories by Alice Walker, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and Zora Neale Hurston
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    Novelist Bridgett Davis leads a discussion of short stories by four of the most influential writers of the 20th century. The final discussion session will focus Hurston's rich use of language and imagery in Zora Neale Hurston: The Complete Stories

  • Fiber Arts Group
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    Needlecrafts for all skill levels: Crochet, Embroider, Knit, Quilt

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • French Conversation Group - Intermediate
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your French in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Free Online Training Classes: Information Session
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to an information session and find out more about the Metrix Learning System, an online learning platform that allows you to take skill-building classes in numerous subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. The Business & Career Library is co-sponsoring this event. Attendance at an orientation, basic Internet skills, and a BPL library card are required to use the Metrix Learning System. You must register by following these instructions: Send an e-mail to metrix@brooklynpubliclibrary.org. In the subject line indicate the location you will attend. In the body of the e-mail, write your name (first, last), e-mail address and telephone number.