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JUL
22

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Sat, Jul 22   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Business & Career Center

money credit Finance financial counseling

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...

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Jul 22   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

computer basics

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....

Story Play

Sat, Jul 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

storytime first five years saturday storytime story play

Join us for stories, songs, and free play.

Story Play

Sat, Jul 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

storytime first five years saturday storytime story play

Join us for stories, songs, and free play.

English Conversation Group

Sat, Jul 22   10:30 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.

Story Exchange Workshop: Building Empathy Through Narrative

Sat, Jul 22   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

empathy radical empathy Narrative4

Led by the organization, Narrative 4, the story exchange is based on the simple idea that by knowing the story of another, we are able to better understand one another. We take care to create a safe, neutral and well-supervised environment...

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High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Jul 22   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

Adults Older Adults Health support group

Are You Suffering From High Blood Pressure?

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

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood Pressure Normal? 

Would you be...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Jul 22   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

I-Ching

 

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


JUL
23

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Jul 23   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

disabilities inclusion Gaming

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of Minecraft, Wii, rumble patch controllers, and more.  For teens 13 and up with and without disabilities.

For more information call 718.253.4948

English Conversation Group

Sun, Jul 23   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.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Jul 23   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Ready Set Kindergarten! #storytime #early literacy

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...

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Japanese Language 日本語 World Language Conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required


JUL
24

Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Jul 24   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

mental health certification

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Mental Health...

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Adult Mental Health training

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Computer info-commons technology 50 plus

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...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Jul 24   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business SCORE One-on-One

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...

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Story Play

Mon, Jul 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

story time Early Literacy story play

Join us for stories, songs, and free play. For ages 0-5.

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Computer info-commons technology 50 plus

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...

English Conversation Group

Mon, Jul 24   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

HSE Screening

Mon, Jul 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

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

Low Cost/Public Health Insurance Enrollment

Mon, Jul 24   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Navigator Healthcare insurance ACA

Community Health Project/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you may be eligible for free public health insurance (Child Health Plus and Medicaid, or free or low cost Essential Plan...

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Mon, Jul 24   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business Lynda.com job elearning

Improve your skills and become more attractive to employers in your job search. Learn about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes without paying hundreds of dollars. Basic internet...

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NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Jul 24   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

NY Writers Coalition NY Writer's 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 community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of...

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Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Mon, Jul 24   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Bring your kids to the program to listen to the story, do  simple craft and make a new friends

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Jul 24   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

resume cover letter career

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

I’ve Been Laid Off … Now What?

Mon, Jul 24   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business careers jobs laid off

Are you struggling to find employment after being laid off? Perhaps you are in the midst of a career transition. If so, attend this presentation conducted by our friends at Vault and explore the ways to get back on your feet.

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English Conversation Group

Mon, Jul 24   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT CIVILIZATION? A BPL Library School course with guest instructor Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Mon, Jul 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

library school Finkelstein Rousseau Freud

Few words carry a more positive connotation in the West than Civilization. Indeed, it is almost taken for granted that Western Civilization is a good thing. Yet, among the powerful critiques of civilization come from exemplary figures of it. In...

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Norman Finkelstein

JUL
25

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Tue, Jul 25   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

money credit financial-counseling One-on-One

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...

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 25   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

Digital Photo Enhancement

Tue, Jul 25   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

BRIC digital-media

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...

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 25   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

Resume & Career Help

Tue, Jul 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Business & Career Center

resume career cover letter interview

Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more...

Resume & Career Help

Drop-In Computer Lab

Tue, Jul 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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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.

Drop-In Computer Lab

Tue, Jul 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

techknowledge Central Library Info Common Drop in Computer Lab

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.

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 25   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Jul 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teen Tech Time Super Smash Bros Just Dance Wii U

Kids and teens in grades 6 and up are welcome for an afternoon of video games and socializing with occasional arts and crafts, board games and free books. 

Where: Info Commons Lab

When: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m....

Build with LEGO

Tue, Jul 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

#LEGO #stem

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

LEGO

Russian Conversation Group for beginners

Tue, Jul 25   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

World Language Conversation ру́сский язы́к

How to learn Russian language program is coming back to Brooklyn Public Library.

Practice your Russian language in an Informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required

NYWC Write Now/Escriba Ahora

Tue, Jul 25   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library

#Writing #creative writing Spanish Español

 

Join NY Writers Coalition and writer Miguel Angeles, as we put pen to paper and see what happens. In this Spanish/English bilingual workshop we'll find inspiration from some of our favorite Latinx storytellers and...

Quickbooks Basics for Your Business

Tue, Jul 25   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

business small business quickbooks entrepreneur

Learn how to set up your business using this popular computerized accounting program—the right way. Creating invoices, writing checks and managing customers, QuickBooks makes it all easier. Attend these hands-on workshops to learn how to be more...

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NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative Meeting and Community Land Access Workshop

Tue, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

real estate housing Land Use

The NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYCREIC) is a group of over 400 New Yorkers pooling money and power to invest in real estate that preserves, restores and enhances local spaces for cultural, commercial and charitable uses in NYC....

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U.S. Citizen Exam Preparation

Tue, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

*citizenship

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

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Jul 25   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

português World Language Conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required


JUL
26

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Jul 26   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business SCORE One-on-One

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...

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Babies & Books

Wed, Jul 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

storytime Babies and Books early literacy storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and one at 10:30. For ages Birth-18...

English Conversation Group

Wed, Jul 26   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

Resume & Career Help

Wed, Jul 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Business & Career Center

resume career cover letter interview

Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more...

Owl Discovery Hour

Wed, Jul 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

#summer reading #stem

Meet live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of these common - but seldom seen- local inhabitants! Enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptions.

 

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English Conversation Group

Wed, Jul 26   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

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

Creative Aging: Remembering The Times - Stories Love Music

Wed, Jul 26   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Ilyana and her Stories Love Music Program have a powerful way of engaging the participants to relax and reduce their stress.

Everyone is welcome to take advantage of this great 9-week workshop, ending with a culminating event.

To...