E.g., Oct 21 2019
OCT
21

G . O . A . T. (Games on a Table)

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens table-top & board games teen time

Drop in for tabletop gaming.

We have games on hand but you are also welcome to bring your own games and hand held devices (Switch, 3DS, etc) .

G . O . A . T.  (Games on a Table)

After School Homework Help

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

Mon, Oct 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl presents

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."

In her memoir, Power offers an...

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Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

OCT
22

Toddler Time

Tue, Oct 22   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Knitting & Crocheting Club Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning knitting and crocheting

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

Tue, Oct 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, ask for feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Juan Tica from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

After School Homework Help

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE BLACONY CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
23

Internet and Email Safety

Wed, Oct 23   10:45 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Join Highlawn for our Internet and Email safety class to learn some tips and tricks on how to protect yourself online.

Internet and Email Safety

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 23   11:30 am to 12:15 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Storytime for babies birth - 18 months. It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come hear some delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Babies and Books

Write Stuff Wednesdays

Wed, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens creative writing teen time

Teens, let your creativity come to life! Are you working on a play, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to get your creative juices flowing and see what happens.

We’ll focus on generating new writing...

Write Stuff Wednesdays

After School Homework Help

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Game On: Hoop Dreams

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens arts and crafts community partner teen time video games

This October 2019, The Brownsville Branch in partnership with Universe City will combine art, video games, and basketball!

As an extension of your Youth Council's Spring Game On: Video Game and Basketball Tournament, this season we'...

Game On: Hoop Dreams

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

OCT
24

Brainy Babies

Thu, Oct 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books Brainy Babies

Join us for free, brain-building storytimes for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Families will learn fun activities to build young brains and learn about community resources.

Prepare your baby for3-K and toddler for Pre...

Brainy Babies

After School Homework Help

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 24   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Under the guidance from the English Conversation Group leader, come to participate and practice your spoken English. No registration is required.

ESOL Conversation Group

The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

Thu, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   McNally Jackson at City Point

Adults author talks bpl literary prize bpl presents brooklyn eagles

Join the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Eagles, City Point and McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers for an evening of books and bubbly, plus a sneak peek at the new store, celebrating The 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize...

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The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

OCT
25

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Oct 25   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years

Come In and Play with the DUPLOs at your local library. For ages 2-5.

Build with DUPLO

Ipad Bingo

Fri, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults community partner game on!

Join us for a fun and friendly game of bingo played in a new and interesting way!

Ipad Bingo

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Fri, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Oct 25   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults support groups

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

After School Homework Help

Fri, Oct 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

OCT
26

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

Sat, Oct 26   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids 400 Years Later movies

The 400th year since enslaved Africans were brought to North America (1619) is being commemorated across the United States. Join us for this series of films that explore and celebrate African American History.  

This month we...

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

English Conversation Group Cancelled

Sat, Oct 26   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Practice speaking and listening to English.  This group meets on the second floor. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

NEW FOR DV-...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids saturday storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Karaoke Cancelled

Sat, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults creative aging karaoke

Sing pop songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Karaoke

Crochet Circle

Sat, Oct 26   3:45 pm to 4:45 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults all ages arts and crafts knitting and crocheting

Ready to start a new hobby or perfect an old one?

Join us Saturdays from 3:45 to 4:45 for our peer-run crochet program on the main floor of the branch.

Crochet Circle

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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Slavery is an Act of War

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra; staged readings with Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Ian Brennan as John Brown and Jumaane Williams as Frederick Douglass

Slavery is an Act of War

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Greg Tate reads an essay of cultural criticism from Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader.

Greg Tate is an African-American writer, cultural critic, musician, and producer. The...

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

The 1619 Project

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Second Floor

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter covering segregation and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, discusses the 1619 Project and how it is reframing the way we look at American history.

The 1619 Project

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Sat, Oct 26   9:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess reading poems based on the narrative of Henry Box Brown who escaped from slavery enclosed in a box. Jess and Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, will continue with a...

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Languages & Literature

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The backbone of resistance, from the earliest insurrections on slave ships and plantations to Black Power politics and recent social movements, are the communities and institutions build by them to both protect and project the cultural forms,...

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sherman Fleming on n00se

Sat, Oct 26   10:15 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Sherman Fleming discuess n00se, a project prompted by the mediated media exposing the policing and killing of black bodies. As part of n00se, Fleming goes about his daily activities while wearing a hangman's noose around his neck. 

Sherman Fleming on n00se

OCT
27

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sun, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

OCT
28

G . O . A . T. (Games on a Table)

Mon, Oct 28   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens table-top & board games teen time

Drop in for tabletop gaming.

We have games on hand but you are also welcome to bring your own games and hand held devices (Switch, 3DS, etc) .

G . O . A . T.  (Games on a Table)

After School Homework Help

Mon, Oct 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Mon, Oct 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

OCT
29

Toddler Time

Tue, Oct 29   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Knitting & Crocheting Club Cancelled

Tue, Oct 29   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning knitting and crocheting

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

Tue, Oct 29   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, ask for feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica Cancelled

Tue, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Juan Tica from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

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