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Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Every country from Albania to Zaire has it's own tales - in this program we will hear stories from all over the globe that are filled with wonder and fun!

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Participants must register in advance...

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Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Virtual Computer Basics

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

Do you want to learn how to use a computer? During this session, you will learn computer basics including how to use a mouse, parts of a computer and what you can do with a computer.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will...

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Virtual Computer Basics

Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore techknowledge Virtual Programming

 

https://www.facebook.com/jamaicabaybpl/

Target audience – school-aged

 Part 2 of  Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

 Live zoom session Goal - Create an interactive map that a character can...

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Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Mon, Aug 17   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion e-books summer reading

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve finished...

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Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Mon, Aug 17   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion e-books summer reading

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve finished...

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Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Science in the News

Mon, Aug 17   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions

Life is Strange: Legendary Heroes of Survival

In nature as in life, heroes exist in unexpected places. In this talk, we describe three strange but wonderful little heroes that exist all around us. As we’ll see, within each of your cells and...

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Science in the News

Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Mon, Aug 17   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Embark on a virtual journey through the Paris portion of Alphonse Mucha’s career and the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme recently debuted at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum...

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Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Mon, Aug 17   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism justice initiatives

Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown, is an exploration of radical social change, inspired by both science and science fiction. From explorations of biomimicry in nature to the work of Octavia Butler, this book acts as a valuable handbook...

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Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Mon, Aug 17   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Welcome to Chapter to Chapter, a older kid/teen-friendly "storytime" (but it's really for everyone) to help you relax at the end of the day! 

This week, we're going to read chapter three ("The Burrow") of Harry Potter and...

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Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

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Virtual Mini Storytime

Tue, Aug 18   10:00 am to 10:15 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Engage in active screentime with this pre-recorded "mini" storytime, featuring 1 song, 1 book, and 1 additional activity.

Videos will be available for 48 hours after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! ...

Virtual Mini Storytime

Virtual Babies & Books

Tue, Aug 18   10:45 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy first five years summer reading

Spend fifteen minutes with Macon children's librarians to learn lap rhymes, finger plays, and early literacy tips for interacting with your baby and fostering a lifelong love of reading.

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library...

Virtual Babies & Books

Stomp, Clap and Sing with Cara Samantha

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family stomp clap and sing

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs.

View the broadcast on her Facebook page at 11 AM....

Stomp, Clap and Sing with Cara Samantha

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Kathy!

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for a storytime incorporating stories, songs, and rhymes! View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library Facebook Page  and the Cortelyou Library Facebook Page at 11:00AM.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Kathy!

Virtual Sign Language Class

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Events for Youth and Family inclusive services sign language

Our once in-person American Sign Language classes are now virtual! Join Sabrina, Communication Specialist from ADAPT Community Network, and Librarian Rachel, every Tuesday at 12pm.

This class is open to people of all...

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Virtual Sign Language Class

Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities support groups Virtual Programming

Join us for four weeks of interactive, supportive conversations with birth experts at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at noon beginning August 11th.

Series Schedule:

Week 1 (8/11)-...

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Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   12:15 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Self-Care for the Caregiver

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Discover the six areas of self-care that can lead to a more centered and fulfilled life.  This interactive workshop is designed for caregivers who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's and other form of dementia. Join CARE NYC...

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Self-Care for the Caregiver

Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion Virtual Programming

The March 2020 installment of the BKLYN Discussions series was, like so many events in our lives, rudely obstructed by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was to be a glorious crossover discussion, held in conjunction with...

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Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

KPOP Meetup

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults all ages music

KPOP Meetup is a virtual program where KPOP fans can join together to discuss their interests in Korean music, experiences they’ve had as a fan, favorite artists and songs, and theories about KPOP music videos. You will also be introduced to the...

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KPOP Meetup

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg and become a mermaid or any sea creature you can imagine. Create your own Mermaid or Neptune Crown. Based on her book Mermaids on Parade.

The video will premier on the BPL...

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids create summer reading

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition!

Calling kids ages 5-12! Have you signed up for Summer Reading on Beanstack? Would you like to see how other kids are rising to the weekly challenges? Are you excited to share what you've been...

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Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning community partner computer basics esol

Hello!

We are conducting workshops on Zoom to help you with study skills and using technology for online classes!

Are you or someone you know taking classes remotely? Come learn about how to apply successful study skills in order...

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Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business career health and wellness Healthy Communities

Queens Public Library’s Job and Business Academy and Brooklyn Public Library’s Business and Career Center Presents:  Health & Wellness for Job Seekers Series.

The “Health & Wellness for Job Seekers” series provides a variety...

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Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Retro Gaming Stream

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading teen time video games

If you enjoy retro video games, or have an interest in viewing a live stream of some classic games, then our Retro Gaming Stream is perfect for you. During this stream the commentator will give some historical insight about each game played, and...

Retro Gaming Stream

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning genealogy research Virtual Programming

Interested into digging into your family's past? Ancestry.com Library Edition™ is now available for free access from your home computer or mobile device through Brooklyn Public Library, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry....

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Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations inclusive services multilingual

Learn basic Hebrew conversation skills in a friendly environment. All adults welcome

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Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

Social Games

Tue, Aug 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults bklyn incubator board game exchange library table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy social games made by Jackbox. 

We will meet in Zoom. I will send out a link at 3:15. 

You will have to be able to keep one eye on the Zoom call and one on a browser with Jackbox.tv...

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Social Games

Teen Virtual Art Challenge

Tue, Aug 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts teen time

Hey, teens! Like a challenge?

Join in each week for a Zoom meetup where we will listen to music while trying various art challenges. Feel free to use a pencil/pen and paper or your tablet!

Registration is required. Recommended for...

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Teen Virtual Art Challenge

Virtual Teen Forum: The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities summer reading teen time

Teens and Tweens, Join the Brooklyn Public Library and PLAGNYC for a Panel Discussion and Q&A about the The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum. Learn about common terms and get your questions answered in a non-judgmental, welcoming, and confidential...
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Virtual Teen Forum: The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum

"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Artists at Work is a public talk program by visual artists who are currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program. The artists will offer insight into their art practices, followed by a Q&A session with attendees...

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"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Learn the basic knot used for making friendship braclets with the "chevron" pattern.  Materials needed:  embroidery thread, plastic lacing cord, heavy-weight yarn or similar material.

Be sure to register for a link to our Zoom...

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Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Resume & Career Help Live!

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Light and Fluffy

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion e-books Virtual Programming

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for ages 18 and up. 
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve...

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Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Light and Fluffy

Coffee and Conversation - Zoom Chat

Tue, Aug 18   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults conversations

New Utrecht patrons meet for an informal virtual get-together over coffee or your favorite beverage.  

Coffee and Conversation - Zoom Chat

After Census 2020: New Yorkers, Redistricting and Political Power

Tue, Aug 18   6:00 pm to 6:45 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census Town Hall

You've heard about the importance of completing your 2020 Census forms, but what happens after the count wraps up? Census data affects New York’s congressional representation; the redistricting of state senate, assembly and city council districts...

After Census 2020: New Yorkers, Redistricting and Political Power

How Census data helps businesses, the community and local government

Tue, Aug 18   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census business Virtual Programming

In this session, Juan Vasquez, Support Specialist for the SimplyAnalytics team, will present a brief overview and history of the Census, and demonstrate how Census data helps businesses, the community, and local governments. The session will...

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How Census data helps businesses, the community and local government

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Aug 18   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by after sundown, you never know what you will see....

Cinema Ephemera

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Virtual Babies and Books Storytime

Wed, Aug 19   10:00 am to 10:15 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime Virtual Programming

Join the Central Youth Wing librarians for a weekly storytime for babies every Wednesday morning in July. Learn new ryhmes, songs, and favorite books that are appopriate for babies ages 0-18 months. 

 

The program will...

Virtual Babies and Books Storytime

RESCHEDULED: WE Connect Mentor Session with Chef Grace Ramirez

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

This event has been rescheduled from August 13 to August 19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Grace Ramirez is more than a television chef. This vivacious and stylish icon, known as La Latina, uses her exquisite Latin cooking to...

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RESCHEDULED: WE Connect Mentor Session with Chef Grace Ramirez

QuickBooks | NYC SBS

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Business owners need to monitor their spending and expenses in order to maintain a healthy profit. QuickBooks can help you keep track of daily transactions, as well as develop financial reports such as Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash...

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QuickBooks | NYC SBS

Virtual Bug Storytime!

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Storytime co-presented with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy!  Babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to develop early literacy skills and learn about a monthly theme...

Virtual Bug Storytime!

Virtual Storytime

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime summer reading

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Storytime

Virtual Ask a Tech

Wed, Aug 19   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

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. Attend our “Ask A Tech” program for personalized assistance.

We will be using Zoom to host this program....

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Virtual Ask a Tech

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 19   1:00 pm to 1:15 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Spend a quick and crafty 30 minutes with the Saratoga's children's librarians drawing, coloring, cutting,  or some combination of those.

This will be broadcast from the Saratoga Facebook page

Virtual Kids Create

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, Aug 19   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Virtual Babies and Books

Wed, Aug 19   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Babies and Books

The Art of Searching & Reading Research Articles - Session 2

Wed, Aug 19   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults all ages research Virtual Programming

Join us for session two on reading academic research articles! We will use the Brooklyn Public Library's public databases, which are all free to use with an active library membership account.
This program is open to students of all ages....

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The Art of Searching & Reading Research Articles - Session 2

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn to make the kind of jewelry worn by celebrities!

View the broadcast on Instagram Live at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Reflect & Restore through Writing

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words to tell the story we want to tell. Your experiences, your feelings, your thoughts, your struggles - it's all part of your story. Your story is unique to you, and writing it down can be a release, or...

Reflect & Restore through Writing

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