E.g., Nov 15 2019
NOV
16

Story and Play

Sat, Nov 16   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

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Nov 16   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Nov 16   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Walt Whitman Library

Kids all ages saturday storytime storytime

Join us on Saturday morning for new stories and old favorites read aloud. All are welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Nov 16   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime!

The Magic of Amore presents: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Sat, Nov 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids Events for Youth and Family performance

Experience edge of your seat fun!

Amore will amaze children and their parents with a performance that tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one-of-a-kind performance utilizes amazing magic, hilarious side-splitting comedy, music...

Featured Event
The Magic of Amore presents: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Fun With Yarn!

Sat, Nov 16   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Older Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Please join us to work on projects in yarn. Instruction in crocheting is provided. Yarn available, limited hooks/needles available. No registration required.

Fun With Yarn!

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Sat, Nov 16   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Read with a Therapy Dog

Sat, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids kids explore

Read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for a slot the day of the program at the children's reference desk.

Read with a Therapy Dog

NOV
17

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Nov 17   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

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!

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

Sun, Nov 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

“Uncovered” presents the music of African-American composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson in concert. The event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

NOV
18

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Nov 18   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

Tot Art

Mon, Nov 18   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts

Join us for a creative art session geared for 0-5 year olds.

Tot Art

Story Play

Mon, Nov 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime!

For ages 0-5.

Ticket required. Inquire at information desk.

Story Play

Resume & Job Preparation Help

Mon, Nov 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Adults resume

 Get personalized help with resume building and career guidance:

Mondays  11:00am - 12:00pm

Fridays  2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Resume & Job Preparation Help

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Nov 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi at Central

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Mon, Nov 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens anime and manga arts and crafts diy table-top & board games

Teens 12 and up join us every week for crafts, tabletop gaming, and more! 

The Youth Wing is an inclusive space and all teens are welcome.

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Courage and Fear. Non-heoric narratives of occupied Lwów

Mon, Nov 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations research

Courage and Fear is a study of a multicultural city in times when all norms collapse. Ola Hnatiuk presents a meticulously documented portrait of Lviv’s ethnically diverse intelligentsia during World War Two. As the Soviet, Nazi, and once again...

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Courage and Fear. Non-heoric narratives of occupied Lwów

NOV
19

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Tue, Nov 19   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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz & Camille

Tue, Nov 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come dance along to "silly jazz" with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: "The Monster Under My Bed," "Muffin Man," and “Chopsticks."

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz & Camille

Story Play

Tue, Nov 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Join us for stories, singing, and playtime!

Story Play

Babies and Books

Tue, Nov 19   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

Come and join us for songs, fingerplays, stories and more while meeting other babies and caregivers in the neighborhood!  Ages 0-18 months. 

This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in...

Babies and Books

Babies and Books

Tue, Nov 19   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

Come and join us for songs, fingerplays, stories and more while meeting other babies and caregivers in the neighborhood!  Ages 0-18 months. 

This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in...

Babies and Books

Email Basics

Tue, Nov 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Adults email 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 providers available...

Email Basics

Gather to knit and crochet

Tue, Nov 19   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Come learn to knit and crochet.  All ages welcome.

Gather to knit and crochet

Kid's Tech Time

Tue, Nov 19   3:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids kids tech time video games

Do you want to explore new and old video games? Want to make new friends? Join our Kid's Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Kid's Tech Time

Build with LEGO

Tue, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids build with lego kids explore

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

*For ages 6 to 12

Build with LEGO

Game On!

Tue, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids game on! table-top & board games

Kids age 6-12 can play board games and other table top games. Bring a friend or make a new one!

Game On!

Build with DUPLO

Tue, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo stem & steam

Join us for fun with DUPLO -- building blocks suitable for the littlest hands.

Build with DUPLO

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

Tue, Nov 19   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social...

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Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

NOV
20

Babies and Books

Wed, Nov 20   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Toddler Time

Wed, Nov 20   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

Come and join us for stories, songs, music and movement as we enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Have fun and meet others in the neighborhood! Ages 18-36 months.

This program requires online registration -...

Toddler Time

Babies and Books

Wed, Nov 20   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Tot Art

Wed, Nov 20   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts

Join us for a creative art session geared for 0-5 year olds.

Tot Art

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I Am

Wed, Nov 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years music

Singing guitarist Will Leet and jazz singer/pianist Sammy Rae Bowers will sing an exciting mix of children’s songs and contemporary pop songs, and foster exploration with musical instruments and fun movement activities. We believe that exposing...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I Am

Toddler Time

Wed, Nov 20   11:15 am to 11:45 am   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

Come and join us for stories, songs, music and movement as we enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Have fun and meet others in the neighborhood! Ages 18-36 months.

This program requires online registration -...

Toddler Time

Creative Aging: Let's Paint!

Wed, Nov 20   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Older Adults adult learning arts and crafts creative aging

Creative Aging: Let's Paint with Nigel Morgan!

Would you like to learn Acrylic painting or enhance your skills in this art form?

If so, please join us in this nine week workshop series.

Learn...

Creative Aging: Let's Paint!

Ask A Tech

Wed, Nov 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Adults adult learning computer basics 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? Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Ask A Tech

Chess Club

Wed, Nov 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids table-top & board games

Drop into our chess club and learn strategy from our Chessmaster William De Castillo. Play a game with other kids in the neighborhood and watch yourself become a master while having fun! Ages 5+

This program is generously funded by our...

Chess Club

Chair Yoga

Wed, Nov 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

For adults.

Chair Yoga

Kids Create

Wed, Nov 20   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Arts and crafts program for children to develop their creativity. Have fun and create a project to bring home with you.

Kids Create

Teens NaNoWriMo

Wed, Nov 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Spring Creek Library

Teens teen time

Join Spring Creek Library in the adventure of writing a novel! We will hang out, and assist each other in the adventure of writing a book! We are here to help!

This is an incredible ride to embark upon. The writing of a novel is intense,...

Teens NaNoWriMo

Chess Workshop with William Del Castillo

Wed, Nov 20   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

Adult Book Club/Discussion: There There

Wed, Nov 20   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults book club book discussion

Join us for a discussion of There There, the first novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange. Twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, converge and collide on one fateful day.

Adult Book Club/Discussion: There There

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
21

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

Thu, Nov 21   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!"

Preschool Storytime

Thu, Nov 21   10:45 am to 11:15 am   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Come and have a blast with us reading stories, singing songs and learning fingerplays. After storytime, we'll take out educational toys for social play.  Ages 3-5.

This program requires online registration - registration will be...

Preschool Storytime

Ask A Tech

Thu, Nov 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults adult learning computer basics techknowledge

Make a reservation for a 30-minute one-on-one session with our Technology Resource Specialist on your technology question.

Ask A Tech

Kids Create: Handprint Turkeys

Thu, Nov 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come and make a fun handprint turkey to decorate and take home with you. Ages 4+.

Kids Create: Handprint Turkeys

Brooklyn Robotics League

Thu, Nov 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids bklyn robotics league

Join the Brooklyn Robotics League!

Do you love LEGOS, robotics and teamwork? Head to one of the participating Brooklyn Public Library locations and join the Brooklyn Robotics League.

This year’s theme is City Shaper;...

Brooklyn Robotics League

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Nov 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

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