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OCT
21

Babies & Books

Mon, Oct 21   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 & Books

Introduction to Internet

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This lesson of 60-90 minutes covers browses, search engines, and navigating websites.

Introduction to Internet

Apple Bank Tabling

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Apple Bank

Adults apple bank

Come and visit Flatlands library staff at Apple Bank from 3-5PM. Get info about library services!

Apple Bank Tabling

Movies @ the Library

Mon, Oct 21   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids family movie movies at the library

Join us to watch a fun family film!

Movies @ the Library

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

Mon, Oct 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl presents

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."

In her memoir, Power offers an...

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Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

OCT
22

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Tue, Oct 22   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Older Adults fitness health and wellness

Join us for a free exercise and movement class especially for older adults!  A low impact, holistic exercise class led by an experienced teacher, this class meets weekly and is open to all!

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Knitting & Crocheting Club Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning knitting and crocheting

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

After School Homework Help

Tue, Oct 22   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids after school homework help

Afterschool homework help for children in grades K-8.

After School Homework Help

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Juan Tica from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE BLACONY CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

...

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OCT
23

Build with LEGO

Wed, Oct 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids build with duplo build with lego kids create

Do you Lego?

Need a creavitve way to decompress from a long school day? No problem! Join us at our very own LEGO group where you can let your imagination run wild with your very own design!

Build with LEGO

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Wed, Oct 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Daniel Pressa from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Chess Workshop with William Del Castillo

Wed, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor William Del Castillo from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with William Del Castillo

OCT
24

Older Adult Wellness -- "Sit Down to Get Down!"

Thu, Oct 24   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Older Adults fitness health and wellness

Join local expert Akwesi Asante for an hour-long class using chair exercise, mindfulness, and meditation!  This free, holistic, low-impat, and friendly class is a great way to support your healthy lifestyle!

Older Adult Wellness -- "Sit Down to Get Down!"

ToddlerTime

Thu, Oct 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

Come and enjoy books, songs and toytime. For ages 18 momths - 3 years old.

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ToddlerTime

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Thu, Oct 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Library

Adults arts and crafts

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

Thu, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   McNally Jackson at City Point

Adults author talks bpl literary prize bpl presents brooklyn eagles

Join the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Eagles, City Point and McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers for an evening of books and bubbly, plus a sneak peek at the new store, celebrating The 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize...

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The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

OCT
25

Playtime

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years first five years nanny and me

Fun for BPL's youngest patrons!  Come play on a big, new, beautiful carpet and listen to preschool music!

Playtime

OCT
26

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

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!

Beaded Jewelry

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Teens arts and crafts

Make beautiful bracelets using beads.

Beaded Jewelry

Coloring Club

Sat, Oct 26   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids arts and crafts

Come and color your favorite heroes

Coloring Club

English Conversation Group Cancelled

Sat, Oct 26   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Practice speaking and listening to English.  This group meets on the second floor. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Karaoke Cancelled

Sat, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults creative aging karaoke

Sing pop songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Karaoke

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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Slavery is an Act of War

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra; staged readings with Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Ian Brennan as John Brown and Jumaane Williams as Frederick Douglass

Slavery is an Act of War

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Greg Tate reads an essay of cultural criticism from Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader.

Greg Tate is an African-American writer, cultural critic, musician, and producer. The...

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

The 1619 Project

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Second Floor

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter covering segregation and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, discusses the 1619 Project and how it is reframing the way we look at American history.

The 1619 Project

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Sat, Oct 26   9:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess reading poems based on the narrative of Henry Box Brown who escaped from slavery enclosed in a box. Jess and Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, will continue with a...

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Languages & Literature

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The backbone of resistance, from the earliest insurrections on slave ships and plantations to Black Power politics and recent social movements, are the communities and institutions build by them to both protect and project the cultural forms,...

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sherman Fleming on n00se

Sat, Oct 26   10:15 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Sherman Fleming discuess n00se, a project prompted by the mediated media exposing the policing and killing of black bodies. As part of n00se, Fleming goes about his daily activities while wearing a hangman's noose around his neck. 

Sherman Fleming on n00se

OCT
28

Babies & Books

Mon, Oct 28   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Homecrest Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

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

Babies & Books

Babies & Books

Mon, Oct 28   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 & Books

Email Basics

Mon, Oct 28   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

 

Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

 

What is email and why use it?

The various types of email...

Email Basics

Book Discussion: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Mon, Oct 28   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Older Adults book club book discussion

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying...

Book Discussion: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Movies @ the Library

Mon, Oct 28   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids family movie movies at the library

Join us to watch a fun family film!

Movies @ the Library

OCT
29

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Tue, Oct 29   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Older Adults fitness health and wellness

Join us for a free exercise and movement class especially for older adults!  A low impact, holistic exercise class led by an experienced teacher, this class meets weekly and is open to all!

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Knitting & Crocheting Club Cancelled

Tue, Oct 29   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning knitting and crocheting

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Kids Create

Tue, Oct 29   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a fun and engaging craft or art project.  Bring your creative side and let's create!

Kids Create

After School Homework Help

Tue, Oct 29   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids after school homework help

Afterschool homework help for children in grades K-8.

After School Homework Help

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica Cancelled

Tue, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Juan Tica from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 29   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE TRUSTEES ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions...

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OCT
30

3D Printing: Halloween Arts & Crafts

Wed, Oct 30   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids arts and crafts techknowledge

Choose your spooky 3D print and have fun painting it!

Ages: 8-19

3D Printing: Halloween Arts & Crafts

Build with LEGO

Wed, Oct 30   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids build with duplo build with lego kids create

Do you Lego?

Need a creavitve way to decompress from a long school day? No problem! Join us at our very own LEGO group where you can let your imagination run wild with your very own design!

Build with LEGO

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Wed, Oct 30   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Homecrest Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Daniel Pressa from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 30   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

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