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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

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

PlayTime

Fri, Dec 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years

Babies and Toddlers along with their parents and caregivers can enjoy fun toys as you listen to your favorite children's songs.

PlayTime

Playtime

Fri, Dec 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years

Fun for BPL's youngest patrons!

Playtime

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....

Register
Stoop Meditation Pop-Up

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)

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fri, Dec 14   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids

Kids and Teens can earn free books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Register
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

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

Game On! Board Games

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

Kids

Come and play board games such as Connect 4, Uno Cards, Clue, and Monopoly.

Game On! Board Games

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

Kids Tech Time

Fri, Dec 14   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids kids tech time 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 enviornment.

Kids Tech Time

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

English Conversation Group

Sat, Dec 15   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Adults

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

English Conversation Group

Beaded Jewelry

Sat, Dec 15   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Teens

Make your own bracelets

Beaded Jewelry

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...

Featured Event
A Tour of Central Library

Family Movie

Sat, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids family movie

Trolls (2016) 1h 36min.

When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel

Family Movie

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Dec 17   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

Featured Event
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy multilingual storytime spanish

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

Babies & Books

Mon, Dec 17   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years

Fun for BPL's youngest patrons!  Come listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and play games!

Babies & Books

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Dec 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics

Mon, Dec 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Older Adults adult learning techknowledge

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join us as we explore the world of technology, using desktops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics

English Conversation Group

Mon, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

Cancelled
English Conversation Group

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance and, if so, help you enroll. Trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Improve your research skills

Mon, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults

Conducting research is a fundamental skill for everyone. Whether you’re browsing websites or using scholarly materials such as journal articles, you need to know how to formulate good searches, evaluate your sources and organize information. This...

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Improve your research skills

Book Discussion: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Mon, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Adults book club book discussion

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses...

Book Discussion: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Dec 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Mon, Dec 17   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

Teen Tech Time

Mon, Dec 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Homecrest Library

Teens gaming for teens techknowledge teen tech time

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 enviornment.

Teen Tech Time

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Mon, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Listen to a story, make a simple craft and meet a new friends.

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Mon, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Teens, join us for analog games (board games, card games, RPGs) and anime!

Every Monday at 4 PM in the Youth Wing.

Games include Magic: The Gathering, Exploding Kittens, Machi Koro, Sushi Go!, Munchkin, Dungeons and...

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Dec 17   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

Adults career resume

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Resume Editing Help

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