E.g., Oct 21 2019
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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join the Fiddle Foxes for an unforgettable musical adventure that will have both kids and grownups rockin’ and rollin’! Designed for children to have an all-out blast while exploring their musical intuition, Fiddle Foxes perform an array of kids...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

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

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

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

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
24

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Thu, Oct 24   10:30 am to 11:30 am   New Lots 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...

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Resume & Career Help (New Lots Library)

Thu, Oct 24   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Lots Learning Center

Adults career resume

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

This is...

Resume & Career Help (New Lots Library)

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

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Oct 24   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults resume

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Jamaica Bay Library

Adults adult learning resume

Looking to improve your resume or create a new one?

Then come to Jamaica Bay Library for a one-on-one resume...

One-on-One Resume Help

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

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

OCT
26

Next Steps

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   New Lots Learning Center

Adults adult learning hse social services

New Lots Literacy Zone Next Steps

Take your life to the next level! Join the New Lots Literacy Zone for this inclusijve event designed to help you figure out your Next Steps in life! It doesn't matter if they're big, small or completely...

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Next Steps

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

Hot Peas 'n Butter Live! Music for Every Nation & Generation

Sat, Oct 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family live music music

Led by Danny Lapidus, the award-winning family music band, Hot Peas 'n Butter, wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their interactive, roots music from around the world.

With eight award-winning albums and...

Featured Event
Hot Peas 'n Butter Live! Music for Every Nation & Generation

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

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Veteran and youth activists discuss freedom movements with Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center; Geri M. Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists In the Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Robyn C. Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland; Judy Richardson,  Series Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC;...

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists In the Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Sat, Oct 26   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Society, Sciences and Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

As read by:

Aishe Tandiwe-Bell
Tamar-kali Brown
Patrick Dougher
Asma Feyijinmi
Chinara Tate
Jason Bernard Lucas
Greg Mays
Martell Ruffin

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, Business and Career Center

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

A continous reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved read by Bridgett M. Davis, Ola Ronke Akinmowo, Chaney Sims, and Kali Holloway. 

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Human rights activist Susan Burton (Founder, A New Way of Life, and co-author, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women) and playwright/actor Liza Jessie Peterson (creator, The Peculiar Patriot, and...

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

ACLU's At Liberty Podcast at Brooklyn Public Library presents The Legacy of Loving: White Supremacy & the Regulation of the Family

The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU...

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ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Demita Frazier, founding member of the Combahee River Collective; Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women; Shawnda Chapman, Board Chair, Black Women's...

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

'Til Earth and Heaven Ring: A Liberation Dance to Revolution and Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library, Grand Lobby

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Performances by:
Deejay Reborn
Marika Hughes
Alicia Hall Moran
Storyboard P

'Til Earth and Heaven Ring: A Liberation Dance to Revolution and Utopia

OCT
27

Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

Sun, Oct 27   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

The Formosa Quartet has played a leading role in actively commissioning new works, contributing significantly to the modern string quartet repertory.

Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

OCT
28

Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

Mon, Oct 28   8:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults 2020 census

Join Brooklyn Public Library for a convening of community based organizations to make sure that every Brooklyn resident, regardless of age, race or immigration status, is fairly and accurately counted in Census 2020. Light breakfast will be...

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Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Oct 28   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

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

Tai Chi at Central

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

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

OCT
30

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 30   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

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 30   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
31

Resume & Career Help (New Lots Library)

Thu, Oct 31   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Lots Learning Center

Adults career resume

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

This is...

Resume & Career Help (New Lots Library)

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 31   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

NOV
1

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Nov 1   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

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Nov 1   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

NOV
2

English Conversation Group

Sat, Nov 2   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

Calpulli Community Celebrates Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Sat, Nov 2   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family music performance

Join young dancers from Calpulli Community as they perform to festive songs in honor of dia de muertos (day of the dead), a native Mexican tradition that celebrates the unending bonds between us and our loved ones.

Featured Event
Calpulli Community Celebrates Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Nov 2   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

NOV
3

Classical Interludes: Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa

Sun, Nov 3   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes exhibitions live music

Classical Interludes: Beautiful Words Are Subversive: A Chamber Recital of “The Dawn of the Rooster”

Curated by Black Chalk & Co.

Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa - voice, mbira, keyboard, hosho

Gray Mitchell Jr. - piano...

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Classical Interludes: Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa

NOV
4

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Nov 4   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

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

Tai Chi at Central

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Mon, Nov 4   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

NOV
5

Toddler Time

Tue, Nov 5   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

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Music with Marc: Around the World and Back Again!

Tue, Nov 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Marc Evan Diaz is an accomplished Urban Music Educator and Music Producer who has produced 16 international children’s albums representing songs from different countries, styles, and time periods. Come sing with Marc as we explore music from this...

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing: Music with Marc: Around the World and Back Again!

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

Tue, Nov 5   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

Unclaimed Funds Workshop

Tue, Nov 5   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults adult learning research social services

Serving as custodian of more than $15 billion in unclaimed funds, restoring lost accounts to their rightful owners.

Unclaimed Funds Workshop

NOV
6

Babies and Books

Wed, Nov 6   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

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