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FEB
19

Build with LEGO

Wed, Feb 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids build with duplo build with lego

Come play with our extensive collection of LEGO, DUPLO, and other building toys, with materials suitable for ages 2-12. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Build with LEGO

Write Stuff Wednesdays

Wed, Feb 19   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

D.I.Y : Homemade Play Dough

Wed, Feb 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids artist talks arts and crafts

D.I.Y: Black History Month Vision Board

D.I.Y : Homemade Play Dough

After School Homework Help

Wed, Feb 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

After School Homework Help

After School Homework Help

HSE Screening

Wed, Feb 19   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults adult learning hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma?

Come in to begin an assessment of your readiness for the exam,  you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep class, registered for the TASC exam, or...

Featured Event
HSE Screening

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Feb 19   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.

Meeting...

Fiber Arts Group

FEB
20

Brainy Babies

Thu, Feb 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books Brainy Babies early literacy storytime

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 child for 3-K and toddler for Pre-K....

Brainy Babies

Brainy Babies

Thu, Feb 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Birth to Five Years Brainy Babies storytime

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 child for 3-K and toddler for Pre-...

Brainy Babies

Book Discussion: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Thu, Feb 20   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults book club book discussion

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin

“This novel is a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, the...

Book Discussion:  If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Resume Help Express

Thu, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults career resume

One-on-One

 

Resume Writing and Job Search Tips

 

Application and Cover Letter Help

 

Interview Practice

Featured Event
Resume Help Express

Dungeons and Dragons

Thu, Feb 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Teens game on

The Campaign has reached the midpoint. Many challenges still remain and the quest is far from over. 

Will you join our adventuring Party and help them defeat  the evil forces that haunt Phandalin?

Join us for a Dungeons...

Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens techknowledge

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Teen Tech Time

After School Homework Help

Thu, Feb 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

After School Homework Help

After School Homework Help

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 20   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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 20   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

FEB
21

Toy Time

Fri, Feb 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.  

Toy Time

English Conversation Group

Fri, Feb 21   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Feb 21   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

Computer Basics

Fri, Feb 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to the...

Computer Basics

Mixed Media: BHM Paper Quilting

Fri, Feb 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults arts and crafts black history month fiber arts

This Black History Month

Gather with us at the Brownsville Branch 

to stich together paper and fabric collage 

in the spirit of 

African American Quilting Traditions

Paper, needles and thread...

Mixed Media: BHM Paper Quilting

Kids Tech Time

Fri, Feb 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids kids tech time teen tech time

Kids Tech Time

Kids Tech Time

Chess Club

Fri, Feb 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

Teen/Tween Anime Club

Fri, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Teens anime and manga techknowledge

Come geek out about your favorites! We'll be watching popular anime from shonen to shoujo. All anime-lovers or curious newbies welcome.

Have a new anime suggestion? Let us know!

Teen/Tween Anime Club

Book Discussion: Friday Black

Fri, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens black history month book club book discussion lectures and discussions

Think Outside the Books: An unconventional story club for teens

Join us as we talk about Graphic Novels, Short Stories, and Audio Books and whatever else comes up.

- You do not have to read the story ahead of time!...

Book Discussion: Friday Black

After School Homework Help

Fri, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

After School Homework Help

After School Homework Help

FEB
22

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Feb 22   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

Featured Event
Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 22   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime

Storytime for ages 0-5! 

Saturday Storytime

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Feb 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Join our U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep Group on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

This group will be headed by a Citizenship Exam coach, and will allow participants to practice for the exam with other adults. 

Free, No...

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Brooklyn Robotics League FINAL COMPETITION

Sat, Feb 22   11:30 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

The Brooklyn Robotics League is in full swing and we are quickly approaching the finale!

The top twelve teams will battle it out to see who will be the Brooklyn Robotics League champions for 2020. First, second and third place...

Featured Event
Brooklyn Robotics League FINAL COMPETITION

English Conversation Group

Sat, Feb 22   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Team Up To Read: Mind Movies

Sat, Feb 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids team up to read

Improve comprehension by making “mind movies” to visualize stories.

Enjoy drawing with colored pencils to visualize a story!

Team Up To Read: Mind Movies

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids multilingual storytime saturday storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

ASL - American Sign Language

Sat, Feb 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults creative aging inclusive services sign language

“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

Team Up To Read: Mind Movies

Sat, Feb 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids team up to read

Improve comprehension by making “mind movies” to visualize stories.

Enjoy drawing with colored pencils to visualize a story!

Team Up To Read: Mind Movies

FEB
24

Toy Time

Mon, Feb 24   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Movies @ the Library: Harriet

Mon, Feb 24   1:45 pm to 4:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults movies movies at the library

(Drama) 126 minutes Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of...

Movies @ the Library: Harriet

Tai-Chi for Beginners

Mon, Feb 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults creative aging fitness

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance while promoting serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi workshop...

Tai-Chi for Beginners

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

Mon, Feb 24   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)

Wand Making With Rana!

Mon, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a special wand-making program with our favorite art teacher Rana! 

For ages 6-12. (Limited space, first come, first served.) 

Wand Making With Rana!

After School Homework Help

Mon, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

After School Homework Help

After School Homework Help

Book Club: Think Outside the Books

Mon, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens black history month book discussion teen time

Think Outside the Books: An unconventional story club for teens

Graphic Novels / Short Stories / Audio Books

Join us for our inaugural story!

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Come for the snacks...

Book Club: Think Outside the Books

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Mon, Feb 24   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

Project Art

Mon, Feb 24   4:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids artist talks arts and crafts

Project Art

Project Art

FEB
25

Toy Time

Tue, Feb 25   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.  

Toy Time

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 25   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

Homework Help!

Tue, Feb 25   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids after school homework help

Homework help with Joe! First come, first served. 

Homework Help!

Chess Workshop

Tue, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids table-top & board games

Play with your friends and get your skills in working order. Juan Tica teaches chess!

Chess Workshop

After School Homework Help

Tue, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

After School Homework Help

After School Homework Help

DIY: Resolutions Revisited Vision Board

Tue, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens arts and crafts diy teen time

Studies show that only 8% of Americans who make a New Year's resolution actually keep them all year and 80% have failed by the start of February.

Let’s revisit our resolutions and goals by making vision boards to chart our success in 2020...

DIY: Resolutions Revisited Vision Board

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26

Toy Time

Wed, Feb 26   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.  

Toy Time

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