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21

Babies & Books

Thu, Feb 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

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

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Feb 21   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Thu, Feb 21   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults 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...

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Creative Writing Workshop: Card and Chinese Envelope Making

Thu, Feb 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults arts and crafts creative writing writing workshop

Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy getting cards? Excellent! then come join us for an afternoon of writing cards., Valentines cards and Chinese Evelopes ! You can show the people in your life that you care about them. We'll be putting poems...

Creative Writing Workshop: Card and Chinese Envelope Making

Corduroy Storytime

Thu, Feb 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids city for corduroy storytime

Join us for a special storytime for children ages 3 to 7 years.

Corduroy is a little bear. The book about him was written and illustrated by Don Freeman and published by Viking Press. National Education Association named the book one of...

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Corduroy Storytime

Kids Explore: Legos & Keva planks

Thu, Feb 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids

Enjoy building with Lego and Duplo bricks and Keva planks! Create cars, planes, castles, gardens and more; let your imagination soar!

Kids Explore: Legos & Keva planks

FEB
22

Free Tax Help and Preparation

Fri, Feb 22   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Adults tax help

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation assistance to families who earn $70,000 or less and individuals who earn $35,000 or less. This includes persons with disabilities, seniors and limited English speaking...

Free Tax Help and Preparation

Story Play

Fri, Feb 22   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

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Feb 22   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

ESOL Conversation Group

Fri, Feb 22   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Adults english conversation group

Join a group of peers to improve your English language skills. The leader of the group is an experienced ESOL Volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

Reading is Fundamental(RIF)

Fri, Feb 22   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids bookish 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, Feb 22   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, Feb 22   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, Feb 22   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids inclusive services

Hear stories, sing songs and make something fun!

After School Stories

FEB
23

eBook Starter Session

Sat, Feb 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults techknowledge

Did you know you can check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks free from the library? Whether you're new to ebooks completely or just not sure how to get them with your library card, stop by our drop-in session where a librarian will help you...

eBook Starter Session

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 23   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, Feb 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Kids first five years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

Coloring Club

Sat, Feb 23   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids

Come with friends and family and enjoy coloring activities.

Coloring Club

Homework Help

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids homework help

If you are in Grades 1-8, we can help you with your homework!

Free!

Homework Help

Teen Tech Time

Sat, Feb 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Teens

Video game fun.

Teen Tech Time

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25

Positive Aging: Current Events

Mon, Feb 25   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

Story Play

Mon, Feb 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, Feb 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

Toddler Time

Mon, Feb 25   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play toddler time

Come with your toddlers to listen to a story, sing songs, and play finger games.

Toddler Time

Play Time

Mon, Feb 25   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Learn to play together with other kids and share the toys.

Play Time

Positive Aging. Zumba Exercise.

Mon, Feb 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Enjoy Zumba exercies in the company of your peers. The class is made possible thanks to the Library collaboration with the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC.

Positive Aging. Zumba Exercise.

Kids Create: Collage Making

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

Kids arts and crafts

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

Kids Create: Collage Making

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26

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Feb 26   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

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Tue, Feb 26   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Eating after Fifty.

Tue, Feb 26   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Eating after Fifty.

Read and Play

Tue, Feb 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

Reading Circle. Book Discussion. Vinegar girl : The taming of the shrew retold by Anne Tyler

Tue, Feb 26   2:30 pm to 3:45 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults

Vinegar Girl is a 2016 novel by American author Anne Tyler. It is the third book of Random House's "Hogarth Shakespeare" project, in which contemporary novelists retell stories from Shakespeare's plays.

Reading Circle. Book Discussion. Vinegar girl : The taming of the shrew retold by Anne Tyler

Ask a Tech

Tue, Feb 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

Teen Tech Time

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

Teens

Video game fun.

Teen Tech Time

Library Lab

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

Kids after school library lab

In our library lab we will be playing around with different STEM concepts while working on really fun experiments and projects!

Library Lab

Our Garden Club

Tue, Feb 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

FEB
27

Art forms. Painting Class for Older Adults

Wed, Feb 27   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults arts and crafts

Join us to make your own painting and have fun! The Instructor is provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC. 

Register by calling at 718-769-3579

Art forms. Painting Class for Older Adults

Social Media; Introduction to Pinterest

Wed, Feb 27   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Adults techknowledge

Pinterest is a network where you can pin your favorite photos and upload recommendations to your Pin boards.

Setting up your profile

Navigating Pinterest

Common Pinterest Terms

Social Media; Introduction to Pinterest

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics

Wed, Feb 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands 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 instructions before confidently using a computer. This lesson introduces new PC users to the hardware, ...

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics

Yoga

Wed, Feb 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

Cinema: Calendar Girls

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

Adults movies

BIG-Screen TV;

For Adults & Older Adults (17 & up!)

A Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

 

Cinema: Calendar Girls

Resume Editing Help

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

Teens

Test your knowledge on various subjects.

Teen Trivia

Homework Help

Wed, Feb 27   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids homework help

If you are in Grades 1-8, we can help you with your homework!

Free!

Homework Help

Chair Yoga

Wed, Feb 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library. For adults.

Chair Yoga

iPad Workshop

Wed, Feb 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

Chess Workshop

Wed, Feb 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids chess workshop

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master Vladimir Mazo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

Author Talk: A More Beautiful and Terrible History: Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History with Jeanne Theoharis

Wed, Feb 27   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults author talks black history month bpl literary prize

Join us as Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College, talks about her latest award-winning book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: the Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History.  Theoharis will...

Author Talk: A  More Beautiful and Terrible History: Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History  with Jeanne Theoharis

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28

Babies & Books

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

Birth to Five Years babies & books

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

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