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MAR
23

Waiting for Beckett

Sat, Mar 23   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by John L. Reilly

UK, 1993, 86 minutes

Nobel prize-winning author and playwright Samuel Beckett shunned publicity throughout his life, yet became a worldwide cultural influence. In the U.S. alone, his...

Waiting for Beckett

Working with Pinter

Sat, Mar 23   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Harry Burton
UK, 2007, 56 mins

For nearly fifty years until his death in 2008, Harold Pinter was at the center of British and international theatre, and contributed to films...

Working with Pinter

The Polymath, or The Life & Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Sat, Mar 23   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Fred Barney Taylor
US, 2007, 75 mins

A sprawling portrait of the larger-than-life Samuel R. Delany – one of the most prolific and innovative sci-fi authors and an icon in the gay and African-American...

The Polymath, or The Life & Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sat, Mar 23   7:30 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright
Documentary, dir. by Tracy Heather Strain
US, 2018, 118 mins

If the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun changed the face of American theater forever,...

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

**Please note: This program is at capacity and regsitration has been closed.

In the program Devoted, ETHEL has gathered music of passionate affection and dedication from cultures of the world, and practices as old as time. Following their...

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Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Pablo Neruda ¡Presente!

Sun, Mar 24   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Mark Eisner

US, 2004, 76 mins

Latin America’s most renowned poet and a major player in Chile’s political struggles, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) attained mythic stature in his lifetime. Narrated by Chilean...

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Pablo Neruda ¡Presente!

MAR
25

Tot Art

Mon, Mar 25   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

Story Play

Mon, Mar 25   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

Children's Open Play

Mon, Mar 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

Come join us in our children's space for open play! Toys, tents, and oh so much fun!

Children's Open Play

Kids Create: Collage Making

Mon, Mar 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Use a variety of craft items to create what's in your imagingation!

Kids Create: Collage Making

MAR
26

ESOL – 2019 Spring Registration

Tue, Mar 26   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults adult learning esol

Learn to Speak, Read, Write & Understand English!

Free English Classes for adults 17 and older

Daytime, Evening and Saturday class...

ESOL – 2019 Spring Registration

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Flor and her band will play songs from her brand new bilingual album Chiqui Music Boom, a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child’s mind. These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children’s...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Read and Play

Tue, Mar 26   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Hear stories, makes friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities.

Read and Play

Ask a Tech

Tue, Mar 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults 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 ask a tech program for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Library Lab

Tue, Mar 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts library lab stem & steam

Come join us for science-based crafts and fun experiments.

Library Lab

Our Garden Club

Tue, Mar 26   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids gardening inclusive services

A garden grows in Brooklyn! Plant seeds, read stories, sing and take home plants. For kids with and without disabilities.

Our Garden Club

Polish and American Centennials of Women’s Rights: Activism, Feminism, Public Presence, Leadership

Tue, Mar 26   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults women's history month

It has been a hundred years since women in Poland were granted electoral rights, and many other rights, which we consider today to be natural and assigned to everyone regardless of sex. American women will celebrate their centennial of obtaining...

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Polish and American Centennials of Women’s Rights: Activism, Feminism, Public Presence, Leadership

MAR
27

Tot Art

Wed, Mar 27   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

Story Play

Wed, Mar 27   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

Yoga

Wed, Mar 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults fitness yoga and meditation

Are you ready to get fit? Yoga is back at Gerritsen Beach!

Presented by Harbor Fitness, all fitness levels are welcome.

***PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT***

Yoga

Read and Play

Wed, Mar 27   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Hear stories, makes friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities.

Read and Play

Cinema: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Wed, Mar 27   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults movies

BIG-Screen TV;

For Adults & Older Adults (17 & up!)

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless...

Cinema: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Resume Editing Help

Wed, Mar 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults career resume techknowledge

Need assistance perfecting your resume to make it look and sound just right? Our Librarians are here to help!

Resume help is availble by appointment only and is arranged in 30 minute slots. Please come in or call the branch to...

Resume Editing Help

Teen Trivia

Wed, Mar 27   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Teens game on! techknowledge teen time

Test your knowledge on vartious subjects.

Teen Trivia

Chair Yoga

Wed, Mar 27   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

iPad Workshop

Wed, Mar 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Do you want to learn how to navigate an iPad? Or do you own an iPad and want to put it in to better use? Learn to work with iPad by navigating the screens, connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth surfacing the internet and working with photo, video and...

iPad Workshop

Poetry of Presence

Wed, Mar 27   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Auditorium Meeting Room 2

Adults creative writing poetry whitman 200 writing workshop

Poetry of Presence will teach writers how to channel Walt Whitman and make poems out of every day moments. Whether it’s making eye contact with someone on the subway, forgetting an umbrella on the stormiest of days, or noticing a storefront...

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Poetry of Presence

Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

Wed, Mar 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Freedom Index

**Please note: This program is at capacity and registraiton has been closed.

Cobb interviews Woodfox on Solitary, which chronicles his more than four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.

Solitary is the...

Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

MAR
28

Babies & Books

Thu, Mar 28   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy storytime

Come join Miss Melisa for an awesome storytime with lots of books, music, dancing, and play.

This program is best suited for ages three and under.

Babies & Books

Book Discussion:The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Thu, Mar 28   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults book discussion

Looking for a new book to read? Here's a suggestion, The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho. All adults &  their families are welcome to join, no signup required. Copies of the book are held behind the front desk at the branch, feel...

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Book Discussion:The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Game on! Board Games

Thu, Mar 28   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come play classic board games at the library with your friends!

Game on! Board Games

Books and Brews: Evicted

Thu, Mar 28   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults book club book discussion

Do you like beer and talking about books? Join us as we discuss:

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

March 28th at 7 PM

@The Gather Inn Again
2718 Gerritsen Ave.

Books are available at the Gerritsen Beach Library...

Books and Brews: Evicted

The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL, with Sergio De La Pava

Thu, Mar 28   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Freedom Index

At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day.

At Liberty at BPL is a periodic live recording of the podcast from Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team and...

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The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL, with Sergio De La Pava

MAR
29

Tot Art

Fri, Mar 29   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

Resume Editing Help

Fri, Mar 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults career resume techknowledge

Need assistance perfecting your resume to make it look and sound just right? Our Librarians are here to help!

Resume help is availble by appointment only and is arranged in 30 minute slots. Please come in or call the branch to...

Resume Editing Help

Story Play

Fri, Mar 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to 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

Reading is Fundamental(RIF)

Fri, Mar 29   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids first five years

All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in RIF. Receive free books: Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and free book on your birthday.  Checkout two books every week and receive a free book every third week...

Reading is Fundamental(RIF)

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Fri, Mar 29   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a different craft every Friday afternoon at Gerritsen Beach! 

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Read and Play

Fri, Mar 29   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years autism developmental disabilities first five years inclusive services

Hear stories, makes friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities.

Read and Play

After School Stories

Fri, Mar 29   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids inclusive services

Hear stories, sing songs and make something fun!

After School Stories

MAR
30

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books saturday storytime storytime

Come and enjoy storytime with family and friends!

 

Best for ages 3-5.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 30   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime

Come here classic stories read aloud in our family friendly Saturday Storytime!

Saturday Storytime

8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Sat, Mar 30   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids movies

Welcome to the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. The screening is hosted by...

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8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Adult Craft Needlepoint Coasters And Picture Frames

Sat, Mar 30   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults arts and crafts diy

Who says adults don't like arts and crafts? Come join us for a fun time making coasters. Stencils, yarn, and needles will be suppllied.  We will also be decorating picture frames. The picture frames are for wallet sized photos. Bring your...

Adult Craft Needlepoint Coasters And Picture Frames

MAR
31

Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

Sun, Mar 31   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Bleckmann is joined by Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis.

No children under 6 will be permitted.

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Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

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Tot Art

Mon, Apr 1   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

Story Play

Mon, Apr 1   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

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Apr 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Older Adults alzheimer's creative aging

The Words and Memories program stimulates memory in the older adult in a cheerful and edifying way.

In a group setting, the value of our life experience is enhanced in the process of remembering as members are rejoined with their...

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

HSE Screening

Mon, Apr 1   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults 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...

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HSE Screening

Kids Create: Jewelry Making

Mon, Apr 1   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids jewelry making kids create

Create a necklace or bracelet using various colorful beads.

Kids Create: Jewelry Making

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