Branch Events

Central Library Events

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, July 24, 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 24, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to search for grants.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

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

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
    Thursday, July 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

  • Japanese Conversation Group for Beginners
    Thursday, July 24, 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

  • Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear stories get a free book!

    for ages 3-7

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Friday, July 25, 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.

  • Drop-In Computer Lab
    Friday, July 25, 2014 11:00AM
    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

  • Making Basic Compositions with Photoshop for Beginners
    Friday, July 25, 2014 2:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Learn how to make a multilayer composition in Adobe Photoshop. Basic computer skills are required but no previous experience with Photoshop is necessary.

  • Chess Club
    Friday, July 25, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library

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

  • Story Play
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, July 26, 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 2
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Room 216

    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.

  • FREE KAPLAN SHSAT Practice Test
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Take a Free SHSAT Practice Test at the Brooklyn Public Library. A practice test is one of the best ways to get ready for the real thing.

    7th Grade and UP

  • Greenmarket Storytime
    Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Adaptive Gaming Arcade
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Adaptive gaming for teens and young adults with and without disabilities.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Chinese Conversation Group Beginners
    Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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

  • Spoken Wikipedia Project
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 1

    If you're fluent in another language, you can be part of the Spoken Wikipedia project by recording yourself reading a Wikipedia article. Help people around the world who are visually impaired or illiterate access information. Details about the project are at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spoken_Wikipedia.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
    Sunday, July 27, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Have fun learning about plants and gardening.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, July 28, 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

    No appointment required.

  • Spanish Conversation Group: Intermediate-Advanced
    Monday, July 28, 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

  • Medicaid and Child Health Plus In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 5

    Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid) and, if so, help you enroll. Our trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the application on your behalf. Although open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended on March 31st, if you have had a special life event (marriage, divorce, loss of job, birth or adoption of a child), you may still be eligible to enroll.

    www.bklynlibrary.org/infocommons
    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.

  • English Conversation Group
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • Toddler Story & Play
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:15AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and play with toys. For ages 18-36 months. Tickets required.

    Pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children's reference desk.

  • Toddler Story & Play
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Hear a story and play with toys. For ages 18-36 months. Tickets required.

    Pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children's reference desk.

  • Capturing Your Poetry
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information 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.

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

  • English Conversation Group: Advanced Level
    Tuesday, July 29, 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, July 29, 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.

  • English Conversation Group
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

  • Russian Conversation Group
    Tuesday, July 29, 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.

  • Drop-In Design Assistance
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    If you have a specific idea in mind and you need design input, or if you want to learn about useful tools in Adobe Photoshop, drop into our design instruction classroom for one-on-one assistance. Sina Zekavat, a graduate of Architecture and Urban Studies from London, will be available to give you advice on how best to use the Adobe package to represent your ideas. First come, first served. No registration required.

  • Putting Your Website to Work: New Strategies for Increasing Sales
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Jennefer Gustaffson of the LDC of East New York will detail how to unlock the power of your website with search engine optimization.

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

  • Portuguese Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 7

    Practice your Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

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

  • Babies & Books
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Please call 718.230.2117 for more information.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, July 30, 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.

  • Babies & Books
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30AM
    Central Library, Youth Wing

    Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.

    Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Please call 718.230.2117 for more information.

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

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 6

    Practice your English in an informal and fun setting.

  • Book Discussion Series: Small Southern Comforts: Short Stories by Alice Walker, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and Zora Neale Hurston
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Novelist Bridgett Davis leads a discussion of short stories by four of the most influential writers of the 20th century. For this session, we’ll discuss Welty's mythological influences in The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

  • Spanish Conversation Group Intermediate
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    Spanish Conversation Group for Intermediate

    There won't be any class on June 18th
    The class is free
    No registration required
    As of May 28th, the class will start at 3.00 PM

  • Fiber Arts Group
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

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

    Practice your French in an informal and fun setting.

    No registration required.

  • 2014 Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Ensemble
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Plaza

    This Plaza Swing favorite is a super-group of the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period. The musicians' average age is in the low 80s, they have a combined 500 years of performing experience and their roots reach to the 1920s and ‘30s. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30.

    This program is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

  • YES, This Is Stitched Artwork
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    A presentation by artist Margaret Cusack, who has worked as a graphic designer and later began her career as an illustrator creating stitched artworks that have been featured in many galleries, books and magazines. The artist will talk about her life as a working artist and some of the artwork that is included in her exhibition at Central Library, including a variety of images created over the past 40 years: appliquéd portraits, embroidered samplers, quilted artworks—even voodoo dolls!

  • 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 and career resources, including resume and cover letter help. 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

  • 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

    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 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; please note that this session will take place at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

    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

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

  • 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.

  • Drop-In Design Assistance
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    If you have a specific idea in mind and you need design input, or if you want to learn about useful tools in Adobe Photoshop, drop into our design instruction classroom for one-on-one assistance. Sina Zekavat, a graduate of Architecture and Urban Studies from London, will be available to give you advice on how best to use the Adobe package to represent your ideas. First come, first served. No registration required.

  • 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.