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Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Apr 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

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

Earth Day Story and Play

Sat, Apr 21   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Early Literacy storytime

Celebrate Earth Day with stories! Play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program. Storytime will begin at 10:45. 

Earth Day Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Apr 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

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

English Conversation Group

Japanese Storytime

Sat, Apr 21   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Japanese

Join us for stories and songs in Japanese for children and their parents or caregivers. Suggested for children ages 0-3.

日本語で絵本や紙芝居の読み聞かせ、手遊び、わらべ唄を楽しむおはなし会です。お子様と一緒にご参加ください。対象:0歳から3歳くらい

Japanese Storytime

The Doughnut Fix Launch Party

Sat, Apr 21   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Author Talks BPL Presents kids

Celebrate the publication of The Doughnut Fix, the first book in a fun new series by New York author Jessie Janowitz. Meet the author and hear her read an excerpt from the book; enjoy hands-on activities. There will be a book sale and signing....

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The Doughnut Fix Launch Party

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Apr 21   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

health and wellness

Managing your blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Join us and learn how.

Are you feeling FRUSTRATED NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN’T EAT?

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood...

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Chess Workshop

Sat, Apr 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come learn and play chess moves with an instructor.

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Apr 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

 

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

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Apr 21   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

drag queen story hour

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Urban Art Jamm 2018: 90's Edition

Sat, Apr 21   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

ABOUT

The BKLYN Library Youth Council is pleased to present the 3rd annual Urban Art Jamm: 90's Edition! This teen arts & culture event will showcase and celebrate NYC teen artists, and include...

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Urban Art Jamm 2018: 90's Edition

APR
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Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Apr 22   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Gaming inclusive services

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, Apr 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Apr 22   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Early Literacy Ready Set Kindergarten STEM

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 &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Apr 22   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

World Language Conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required

Japanese Conversation Group

Worms at Central: Turning Your Trash into Treasure

Sun, Apr 22   3:45 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Join Sprout by Design to learn how to make your own individual indoor worm composter from “CHNOPS” - the six essential elements of life (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur).

Turn your trash into composting treasure...

Worms at Central:  Turning Your Trash into Treasure

Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

Sun, Apr 22   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Live Music music performance

Masi concludes an eight-part concert cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

Tickets for the Sunday, March 4 performance will be honored and registrations have been transferred from the previous event listing.

 

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Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Apr 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

info-commons

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...

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Apr 23   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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, Apr 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

multilingual storytime Spanish Early Literacy

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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Apr 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

info-commons

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

English Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

HSE Screening

Mon, Apr 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

HSE

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Come in to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class or enrolled in our online prep class. You can also register for the TASC exam or the...

HSE Screening

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Mon, Apr 23   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

career

Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in software...

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Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

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

Mon, Apr 23   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Chinese Mandarin Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 23   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

World Language Conversation

Improve your Chinese Mandarin language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

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Chinese Mandarin Conversation Group

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Apr 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

writing workshop

Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcomed. No prior writing experience is necessary.

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

It's Perfectly Normal: Talking About Healthy Romantic Relationships

Mon, Apr 23   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Healthy Relationships 101 will be a workshop facilitated by Day One. Tweens adn Teens across the gender spectrum will learn the building blocks of healthy relationships by identifying the difference between healthy and unhealthy behaviors in a...

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It's Perfectly Normal: Talking About Healthy Romantic Relationships

Teen Gaming

Mon, Apr 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens, join us for tabletop gaming.  A rotating schedule of board games, Card Games (MtG and Yu-Gi-Oh!), and RPGs are featured.

Teen Gaming

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Apr 23   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Mon, Apr 23   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

business

CLOSED - We are at capacity for this orientation session. Please check here for additional dates.

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes,...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

English Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Microsoft Word Basics an KREYÒL

Mon, Apr 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

Learn the basics of using, creating, and editing a document in Microsoft Word. Conducted in Haitian Creole.

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Microsoft Word Basics an KREYÒL

Computer 1.0: Hand Weaving and Computer History

Mon, Apr 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

DIY

In 1801, Joseph Jacquard invented a system that could orchestrate production of intricately patterned cloth. His advanced loom was the first machine to automate task production and thus the first computer. Inspired by Jacquard, Charles Babbage...

Computer 1.0: Hand Weaving and Computer History

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Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Tue, Apr 24   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Finance

Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving...

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

English Conversation Group

Tue, Apr 24   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi and Ann

Tue, Apr 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents First Five Years music performance

Your family is sure to sing and dance along when these two award-winning children's performers, Brooklyn's own Suzi Shelton and Chicago's Little Miss Ann, play together. Suzi will be singing songs from her latest family album, Smile in My Heart...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi and Ann

Digital Photo Enhancement

Tue, Apr 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

BRIC

The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program. Learn to retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them...

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Digital Photo Enhancement

English Conversation Group

Tue, Apr 24   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Apr 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

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)

English Conversation Group

Tue, Apr 24   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Project Renewal

Tue, Apr 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

adult learning career cooking inclusive services

Project Renewal’s “Culinary Arts Training Program” provides people with the skills and training needed to enter the food service industry. Their “Next Step Program” offers education and employment services to adults with histories of homelessness...

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Project Renewal

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Apr 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our WiiU is your WiiU every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance and more. (grades 6 and up.)...

Teen Tech Time

Build with LEGO

Tue, Apr 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

STEM

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

Build with LEGO

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Apr 24   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Starting a Business at 50+

Tue, Apr 24   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

business

Learn why being 50 (or Older) is just right for Entrepreneurship! Are you nearing retirement and wondering how you will continue to generate income? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50 or "Encore Entrepreneurs" are turning to small...

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Starting a Business at 50+

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Apr 24   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we can help!  Join our free exam preparation groups!

Citizenship Prep Group

What Do I Read Next? Librarian Secrets for Finding Your New Favorite Book

Tue, Apr 24   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

You’ve read everything by your favorite author. You’ve exhausted all your best friend’s book recommendations. Where do you turn to find books to read? In this fun, interactive workshop, you’ll learn librarian “secrets” for finding reading...

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What Do I Read Next? Librarian Secrets for Finding Your New Favorite Book

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Apr 24   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

"Majority and Dissenting Opinion" is a free eight-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have had a fateful impact on the lives of all Americans. The...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Apr 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

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Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Apr 25   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

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