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FEB
20

Research Workshop 101

Wed, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning

Learn how to create keyword searches, and how to access library databases to find scholarly and peer-reviewed resources for academic research. Open to college students and adult learners.

Research Workshop 101

Genealogy for Beginners

Wed, Feb 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults research

This class explores the databases and resources available to genealogy researchers. This course is intended for the genealogy beginner, and participants will receive hands-on training as well as a list of genealogical research...

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Genealogy for Beginners

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

Wed, Feb 20   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations music

A dialog and demonstration featuring Hip Hop legends and contributors to the culture

In this four-part series, we will present major Hip Hop legends discussing their craft and contributions to Hip Hop culture. They’ll also give a hands-on...

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

FEB
21

L.A. Blacksmith R&B/Jazz Performance

Thu, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults all ages music performance

Come listen to the amazing sounds of L.A. Blacksmith at Highlawn branch.  L.A. Blacksmith is a dynamic and charismatic performer known for his electrifying funk, soul and jazz. He is a gifted saxophonist, flutist and vocalist whose...

L.A. Blacksmith R&B/Jazz Performance

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 21   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

Grow Your Business: Public Relations and Social Media Monitoring

Thu, Feb 21   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Attend this workshop to learn how Cision, an online resource, can help you find media outlets, and create and send a press release. You'll also learn how to set up BPL's Cision account to monitor social...

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Grow Your Business: Public Relations and Social Media Monitoring

FEB
23

Screaming on Paper: Activism and Community Engagement Through Comics

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults artist talks arts and crafts comics Cool Work x Interesting People

Join cartoonist, Carta Monir, in conversation with artist and Editorial Art Director, Hannah K. Lee, about community engagement, activism, and the experience of being a trans woman. This talk will delve into how family and vulnerability informs...

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Screaming on Paper: Activism and Community Engagement Through Comics

FEB
25

Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro

Mon, Feb 25   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adobe creative cloud

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

FEB
26

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 26   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

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

Toddler Time

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Feb 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years live music

Muilti-award winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inpsired music everyone can enjoy!

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

FEB
27

Babies and Books

Wed, Feb 27   1:00 pm to 1:45 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

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

Wed, Feb 27   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations music

A dialog and demonstration featuring Hip Hop legends and contributors to the culture

In this four-part series, we will present major Hip Hop legends discussing their craft and contributions to Hip Hop culture. They’ll also give a hands-on...

Featured Event
Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

FEB
28

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 28   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

Score Goes Pop!

Thu, Feb 28   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Score goes Pop! with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed & Morgan Bassichis

Come make a pop song! This workshop, led by Kameelah Janan Rasheed and guest artist Morgan Bassichis, interprets found text from the exhibition Scoring the Stacks...

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Score Goes Pop!

MAR
2

Storymakers Publishers Panel on Diversity in Children's Picture Books

Sat, Mar 2   2:15 pm to 3:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults author talks writing workshop

How Children's Publishers are Addressing the Need for More Diverse Books (And what we are looking for from new writers and illustrators!)

Leaders in the field of diverse publishing discuss their efforts to increase equity and inclusivity...

Storymakers Publishers Panel on Diversity in Children's Picture Books

MAR
3

Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

Sun, Mar 3   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults black history month book discussion women's history month

The Black Luminary Society invites Brooklyn Public Library patrons to join in a two-part series celebrating the life and legacy of literary ancestor, Zora Neale Hurston and the recently released book Barracoon.

Part 1 - Sunday, ...

Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

MAR
5

Stop Motion Animation

Tue, Mar 5   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

In two hours, learn the tools and techniques to create an animated film. Spend course time working on a short, animated video, with the potential to exhibit online or on Brooklyn Free Speech.

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Stop Motion Animation

MAR
7

Lab Talks: Session Four

Thu, Mar 7   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations lab talks

Lab Talks features presentations by experts and hobbyists sharing their passion projects and research topics. Each evening will feature a few short talks followed by a Q&A session. Tonight's talks:

The Romantic, Revolutionary...

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Lab Talks: Session Four

MAR
9

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Comic Art Ed!: Comics in the Classroom

Sat, Mar 9   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults arts and crafts comics Cool Work x Interesting People platbpl

Cartoonist and educator Cathy G. Johnson leads this workshop about bringing comics into the classroom! Come learn about why comic books are an important and useful art form to include in education, and learn some hands-on lesson plans to share...

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Comic Art Ed!: Comics in the Classroom

MAR
10

Digital Privacy Workshop with Freedom of the Press Foundation

Sun, Mar 10   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

In this workshop, trainers from Freedom of the Press Foundation will be covering a digital privacy topic to be announced. This workshop is aimed toward people with no prior knowledge of these tools or people who have questions about them....

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Digital Privacy Workshop with Freedom of the Press Foundation

MAR
12

Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Tue, Mar 12   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In Instagram, you will learn tips for taking great mobile photographs and videos, how to build an audience, and best practices using effects and posting content.  Please note: in...

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Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Virtual Investment Club

Tue, Mar 12   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults finance

Virtual Investment Club

Tuesdays: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

closing ceremony: Monday, 6/24/19

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Information Commons Lab, Central Library

Are...

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Virtual Investment Club

MAR
13

Ebooks

Wed, Mar 13   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults techknowledge

learn more about the libraries ebook resources.  To get the most out of the class please bring your library card. 
 

Ebooks

Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training

Wed, Mar 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults community partner social services

Since the 2016 presidential election, you’ve come forward to tell us how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting you. And yet we have also heard from you a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when you see harassment...

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Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training

MAR
14

Documentary Film: Above the Drowning Sea

Thu, Mar 14   6:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bklyn incubator Jewish Refugees Exhibit

This documentary is the epic story of the dramatic escape of tens of thousands of Jewish refugees, on the eve of WW II, from Vienna to Shanghai. After screening will be Q&A with the movie director, who is well known as the showrunner, head...

Documentary Film: Above the Drowning Sea

MAR
15

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Mar 15   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

MAR
16

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Genealogy for People of Haitian Descent

Sat, Mar 16   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults research

This special class will explore genealogy research for people of Haitian descent. This workshop is intended for the genealogy beginner, and participants will receive hands-on training as well as a list of genealogical research...

Featured Event
Genealogy for People of Haitian Descent

MAR
18

Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro

Mon, Mar 18   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

MAR
19

Make a Movie on Your Phone

Tue, Mar 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Learn how to use mobile devices to make compelling short-form videos. We will discuss storyboard frame composition, audio and lightning, as well as exploring iMovie and Movie Maker.

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Make a Movie on Your Phone

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Homegrown Strategies: Saving our Native Flora

Tue, Mar 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

Grace Markman has worked as a field botanist and educator in New York City and the Northeast for over thirty years.

Her workshop will focus on successful strategies that have been utilized to conserve and promote our native flora. A power...

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Homegrown Strategies: Saving our Native Flora

MAR
20

Understanding Diploma Options and Pathways

Wed, Mar 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adhd autism inclusive services

Learn what it takes to obtain a local, Regents, and advanced Regents diploma, as well as alternate pathways such as a high school equivalency degree and CDOS credential, and develop a plan to achieve your high school graduation goals. (For...

Understanding Diploma Options and Pathways

MAR
23

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

CyPurr Session

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

Come on by and get advice on your cybersecurity and hardware problems, or just come to meet n' greet with other folks to chat about the big digital issues of the day! Snacks and children are welcome. Open to beginner and seasoned techies alike!...

CyPurr Session

MAR
26

Digital Storytelling for Mac

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio...

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Digital Storytelling for Mac

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Tue, Mar 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years live music

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits. 

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Poetry Writing Workshop: The Art Of Communicating Ideas & Emotions Part 1

Tue, Mar 26   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you a Poet? Songwriter? Rapper? If so, this workshop is designed for you. Attend this workshop and increase your writing skills. You will learn the Art of communicating big ideas and strong emotions, while engaging and entertaining your...

Poetry Writing Workshop: The Art Of Communicating Ideas & Emotions Part 1

MAR
27

Research Workshop 101

Wed, Mar 27   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning

Learn how to create keyword searches, and how to access library databases to find scholarly and peer-reviewed resources for academic research. Open to college students and adult learners.

Research Workshop 101

Poetry Writing Workshop: The Art Of Communicating Ideas & Emotions Part 2

Wed, Mar 27   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you a Poet? Songwriter? Rapper? If so, this workshop is designed for you. Attend this workshop and increase your writing skills. You will learn the Art of communicating big ideas and strong emotions, while engaging and entertaining your...

Poetry Writing Workshop: The Art Of Communicating Ideas & Emotions Part 2

MAR
30

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

APR
2

Ask A tech

Tue, Apr 2   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Ask A tech

Closed Doors: The Escape of European Jewry to Far East Asia

Tue, Apr 2   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bklyn incubator Jewish Refugees Exhibit

An overview of the closed-door policies of nations around the world to Jewish European refugees trying to escape Europe from 1938 to 1942. With Dr. Henri Lustiger Thaler (Ramapo College of New Jersey, The Amud Aish Memorial Museum, Brooklyn, New...

Closed Doors: The Escape of European Jewry to Far East Asia

APR
3

Art and Genealogy: Quilling

Wed, Apr 3   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

We continue our annual art and genealogy workshop this year with Quilling.  This form of art involves using strips of paper cut, rolled, and glued together to create decorative designs.  You can design your own piece of art and use...

Art and Genealogy: Quilling

APR
6

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Apr 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

CyPurr Session

Sat, Apr 6   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

Come on by and get advice on your cybersecurity and hardware problems, or just come to meet n' greet with other folks to chat about the big digital issues of the day! Snacks and children are welcome. Open to beginner and seasoned techies alike!...

CyPurr Session

APR
9

Virtual Investment Club

Tue, Apr 9   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

Virtual Investment Club

Tuesdays: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

And concluding Monday, 6/24/19

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Information Commons Lab, Central Library

Are you...

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Virtual Investment Club

APR
10

Art and Genealogy: Quilling

Wed, Apr 10   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

We continue our annual art and genealogy workshop this year with Quilling.  This form of art involves using strips of paper cut, rolled, and glued together to create decorative designs.  You can design your own piece of art and use...

Art and Genealogy: Quilling

APR
11

Lab Talks: Session Five

Thu, Apr 11   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations lab talks

Lab Talks features presentations by experts and hobbyists sharing their passion projects and research topics. Each evening will feature a few short talks followed by a Q&A session.

Light refreshments will be served.

Lab...

Lab Talks: Session Five

APR
13

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Apr 13   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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