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MAY
19

coloring for kids

Sun, May 19   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantastic coloring sheets, crayons, and your children will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Sun, May 19   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

These Whitman 200th Anniversary "lightning lectures" examine the vast scope of Whitman's legacy on poetry in the 20th century and beyond, and explore critically and swiftly where his vision and style came from. Lightning lecturers include...

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Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Sun, May 19   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime

**This program takes place at the Giant Wash Laundromat at 795 Rockaway Avenue.**

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too!

Come join a BPL children’s librarian who...

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Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, May 19   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities 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

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Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Early Childhood Educator Series: Building Diverse Classroom Book Collections (CTLE-3)

Sun, May 19   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning ctle early literacy

In this FREE training offered by Brooklyn Public Library, educators will strengthen their analysis of diversity in children’s literature. We will examine how representation in picture books impacts children’s social-emotional development, and...

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Early Childhood Educator Series: Building Diverse Classroom Book Collections (CTLE-3)

Chess Club

Sun, May 19   1:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Second Read is a BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical classic and contemporary work and encourages lively debate around books and reading. This Second Read and other events during the weekend are co-presented with Poetry Society of...

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Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Kids Create Duplo

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego first five years kids create

Come to Mapleton and build with Duplo blocks.

Kids Create Duplo

Poetry & Craft

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids arts and crafts storytime whitman 200

Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th birthday with a poetry-filled storytime and related craft! Ages five and up, families welcome.

Poetry & Craft

Sunday Story Time

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years story play storytime

Bring your children to the library to enjoy stories, fingerplay, games, songs and other interesting activities.  You may also interact with other parents, kids and caregivers.

Sunday Story Time

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, May 19   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults world language conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required.

As of June 2018 the Japanese Conversation Group Scedule class has changed.

There will be just 3 classes for...

Japanese Conversation Group

Poems to Whitman: Readings

Sun, May 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Contemporary poets read some of their favorite Whitman poems -- and respond with a poem of their own!

By highlighting their relationship to Whitman's work, poets will give audiences a glimpse of the ongoing dialogue with the good gray...

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Poems to Whitman: Readings

Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

Sun, May 19   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

In this Whitman at 200 culminating event, join award-winning poets Gregory Pardlo, Vievee Francis and Marvin Bell as they read their own poems in honor of Whitman's life and legacy. 

Marvin Bell has published 24 books. Born in...

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Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

MAY
20

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, May 20   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

DIscovery Table

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   McKinley Park, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years build with lego first five years

Discovery table fun with legos

DIscovery Table

Positive Aging: Current Events

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Spanish Storytime

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library

Birth to Five Years 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

Toy Time

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years kids explore

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

coloring for kids

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantastic coloring sheets, crayons, and your children will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults small business

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.

Sessions with SCORE counselors are...

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Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Chess Club

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Spanish Storytime

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library

Birth to Five Years 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

Asian Heritage Photography Exhibition - "About Us" by Bonita Lei

Mon, May 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Dyker Library, Auditorium

Adults adult learning exhibitions

Please join us for a free photography exhibit, About Us: Celebrating Asian Month, Cherishing Our Community, featuring the photography of Bonita Lei, who has spent three decades documenting Asian-American lives in New York City and the United...

Asian Heritage Photography Exhibition - "About Us" by Bonita Lei

Toddler Time

Mon, May 20   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Dekalb, Auditorium

Birth to Five Years

Come and join us as we read stories, sing songs, and shake our shakers to music! Meet other toddlers and caregivers from the neighborhood! Ages 18-36 months.

 

Toddler Time

Bengali Storytime

Mon, May 20   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Cypress Hills, Program Room

Birth to Five Years bengali storytime

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

শিশুদের এবং তাদের অভিভাবকদের  জন্য বাংলা গল্প ও গানের জন্য আমাদের সাথে যোগ দিন.

Bengali Storytime

Build with Duplo

Mon, May 20   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years

Music and free play with Lego DUPLOs and other toys. For children 0 to 5 years old. 

Build with Duplo

Preschool Storytime

Mon, May 20   10:15 am to 12:00 pm   New Lots Library

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Enjoy songs, stories and more for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 years old. If you have a group or class and wish to attend this program, please call to make an appointment at 718-649-0311.

Preschool Storytime

Citizenship Exam Coaching

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Fort Hamilton Library

Adults citizenship

If you are interested

in becoming a U.S.

Citizen we can help!

Join our free exam

preparation groups!

Citizenship Exam Coaching

U.S. Citizen Exam Preparation

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Fort Hamilton, Meeting Room

Adults citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen we can help!

Join our free exam preparation group.

U.S. Citizen Exam Preparation

Tot Art

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts

Join us for an art session geared for 0-5 years old prior to storytime.

Tot Art

Toddler Time

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Washington Irving Library

Birth to Five Years story play toddler time

Join us for songs, books, and play. 0-5 years.

Toddler Time

Babies and Books

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

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

Babies and Books

Mixed Media: Paper Crafts

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Midwood Library

Older Adults arts and crafts

Join us to create fun crafts using tissue paper and newspaper.

Mixed Media: Paper Crafts

Preschool Storytime

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Clinton Hill, Floor 1

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Stories for 2-5 year olds read aloud by a community volunteer.

Preschool Storytime

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 1:00 pm   Canarsie Library

Adults adult learning hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills? 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, or...

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Ask a Tech

Mon, May 20   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Spring Creek Library

Adults adult learning 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? Come to our information desk to receive personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Babies & Books

Mon, May 20   10:45 am to 11:15 am   Pacific, Basement Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years babies & books

Come and join us for songs, stories and more while meeting other children and caregivers in the neighborhood! 

Ages 0-17 months.

Babies & Books

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, May 20   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

Toddler Time

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kings Highway, Children's Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers.

For children 18 months to 3 years with...

Toddler Time

First Five Years Kids Create

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   McKinley Park, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts first five years kids create

Fun arts and crafts projects for children ages 0-5! (Space is limited)

First Five Years Kids Create

Story Play

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime!

For ages 0-5.

Ticket required. Inquire at information desk.

Story Play

Russian Storytime России История Время

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime russian storytime

Приглашаем детей и родителей ! Рассказы и песни на русском языке

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

Russian Storytime России История Время

Adult Coloring

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults arts and crafts

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Computer Basics

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to hardware...

Computer Basics

French Storytime

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years multilingual storytime

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

 

French Storytime

Resume & Career Help

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults adult learning career resume

Need help with your resume? Meet with our trained reviewer to get assistance with editing and advice for your job search.

Please bring a draft of your resume with you, or a list of your work history and education. This is a one-on-one...
Resume & Career Help

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian for help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, get feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Crafts for Adults

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults arts and crafts diy

Come craft with us.

All levels of crafting ability are welcome. Materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring and use your own.
Crafts for Adults

CEAHAW

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Mapleton, Basement Auditorium

Adults community partner

12 Step program for eating

Contact: mndmnd@ymail,com

CEAHAW

Ask a Tech

Mon, May 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Older Adults positive aging techknowledge

Need help using a Computer program?

Make an appointment at the Reference Desk for a 30 minute session with a computer technician. Ask a Tech for personal assistance.

Ask a Tech

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