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DEC
13

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Thu, Dec 13   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Free Financial Coaching

Thu, Dec 13   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

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Free Financial Coaching

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Dec 13   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

User Experience Design: Free Training with CUNY TechWorks

Thu, Dec 13   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business career

Attend an information session to learn how Kingsborough Community College's new tuition-FREE User Experience training program can help you break into one of the most in-demand fields.  Classes will take place in ...

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User Experience Design: Free Training with CUNY TechWorks

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Dec 13   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Keep Your Rent From Increasing, If You:

- Are you 62 years or older (18 years old if disabled);

- Have a household income of $50,000 or less;

-...

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SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Dec 13   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“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 for Beginners

English Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 13   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Creative Writing Workshop

Thu, Dec 13   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

  The 6 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

   Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and evaluate their own work.

  ...

Creative Writing Workshop

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Dec 13   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Email Basics

Thu, Dec 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults techknowledge

Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

 

What is email and why use it?

The various types of email providers available...

Email Basics

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Thu, Dec 13   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 13   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults world language conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free.

 

Spanish Conversation Group

Kids Create

Thu, Dec 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Kids! Come to the library and get creative with art projects.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

Kids Create

English Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 13   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Cancelled
English Conversation Group

Audio Editing with Audition

Thu, Dec 13   5:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults bric

Adobe Audition is an industry standard audio editing software for Mac and PC. This course covers how to start an Audition project, importing and layering audio files, basic editing techniques and effects, as well as how to export a finished...

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Audio Editing with Audition

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 13   5:45 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

Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro

Thu, Dec 13   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the leading video editing softwares. In this introductory class you’ll learn foundational and technical knowledge to begin editing your video projects. We’ll learn basic setup and how to navigate the user interface,...

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Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro

How a Retrospective of 2018 Can Create Success in 2019

Thu, Dec 13   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults business

As 2018 comes to a close, ask yourself, "What can I do differently in my professional or personal life to see desired results in 2019?" Whether 2018 was your most challenging year to date or filled with a series of triumphs, there is a lesson in...

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How a Retrospective of 2018 Can Create Success in 2019

Let's Record and Edit

Thu, Dec 13   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Recording Studio

Adults music

This beginner's audio course will cover how to record with the tools in the Info Commons Recording Studio. We'll discuss microphone types, learn how to use a digital audio workstation to record vocals, and cover how to make common edits.

...

Let's Record and Edit

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Dec 13   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults world language conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Thu, Dec 13   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults

Join others to share your thoughts and ideas through creative writing!  No registration required.

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

DEC
14

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Fri, Dec 14   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Parent Member IEP Training

Fri, Dec 14   9:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Become a certified Parent Member of the IEP Team!

The Parent Member is a member of the IEP team that supports a parent of a child with a disability at their IEP meeting. In this state approved training, you will learn about procedures and...

Parent Member IEP Training

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Dec 14   10:30 am to 11:15 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

Learn More About Person-Centered Aprentiships

Fri, Dec 14   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

Laura Cucinotta from AHRCNYC’s Quality Improvement department,  will discuss AHRC's Person-Centered Apprentice program.  Martinelli will highlight her experience with the process.  Ms. Martinelli will emphasize ...

Learn More About Person-Centered Aprentiships

Stoop Meditation Pop-Up

Fri, Dec 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults

Take a break and enjoy 30 minutes of meditation at the Stoop Meditation Pop-Up at BPL Central Library!

Take a few minutes today to share some love, kindness, and connection with yourself--and with our community....

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Stoop Meditation Pop-Up

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Dec 14   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults

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

Overeaters Anonymous

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Fri, Dec 14   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults career

Come and meet with staff from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), who will work with job seekers to connect them to resources.

--Help with your job search, resume review, interviewing, networking, etc.

--Learn about...

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults resume

Resume & Career Help at Central Library is cancelled on Friday, December 14. As an alternative, please consider attending the New York State Department of Labor Counseling session from 1:30-3:30 pm, also at Central Library. Resume &...

Cancelled
Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Central Library Friday Film Club: A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel)

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club holiday movies

Your Friday Film Club for the month of December features an assortment of holiday-related films with an emphasis on "Family Tension". For the second installment, we selected A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel).

The troubled Vuillard...

Central Library Friday Film Club: A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel)

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults arts and crafts

Join the Info Commons for a relaxing watercolor session and meet other art enthusiasts in Brooklyn. You can work on your own watercolor projects, paint from a still life, or simply do some coloring pages. All materials will be provided; if you...

Watercolor Hour

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens gaming for teens teen time

Come have fun with your peers after a long week of school. Enjoy playing games, or just socializing, while spending a leisure time in a safe relaxing space.

Teen Time

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 14   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

English Conversation Group

Fri, Dec 14   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

DIY Friday!

Fri, Dec 14   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens diy teen time

Make jewelry, duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens.

All teens in 6th grade and up welcome! 

DIY Friday!

DEC
15

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sat, Dec 15   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Dec 15   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer basics email

New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Story and Play

Sat, Dec 15   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Dec 15   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

Sat, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This is a world premiere musical about a little snow girl with big dreams! Ella lives with her Grandpa in Snowflake Junction and with the first snowfall of winter, she creates Sarah the Snow Girl. She doesn’t have the fanciest hat or buttons, but...

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Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

A Tour of Central Library

Sat, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

This tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. The tour will introduce attendees to the history of the library’s spaces and its services. The tour...

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A Tour of Central Library

Chess Workshop

Sat, Dec 15   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Learn how to play, or improve your game, with help from our chess instructor!

Chess Workshop

Chess Workshop

Sat, Dec 15   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Learn how to play, or improve your game, with help from our chess instructor!

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Dec 15   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

DEC
16

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sun, Dec 16   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities gaming

Get your game on and join us for fun filled afternoons of Minecraft, rumble patch controllers, Wii and much, much more.

Ages 13 and up with and without disabilities

For more information call 718.253.4948

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Mini-Book Sale

Sun, Dec 16   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults

Did you miss our October sale? Need to stock up on gifts for the holiday season? Join us at this mini-book sale.  We will have a well curated collection of books and media for all ages.

Kids/teens and paperback books - $1...
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Mini-Book Sale

DEC
17

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Mon, Dec 17   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

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