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OCT
18

Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Oct 18   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

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Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 18   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.

Board Games

Fri, Oct 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come and enjoy playing with your friends

Board Games

OCT
19

Universal Makerspace!: Making Music

Sat, Oct 19   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd developmental disabilities inclusive services learning disabilities

Sound off if you love music! Create your own instruments! Get to know sound! 

 

For ages 13 and up with and without disabilities.    

For more information call

718...

Universal Makerspace!:  Making Music

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   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, Oct 19   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Sat, Oct 19   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults movies music techknowledge

Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons has equipment you can use to transform your analog audiocassettes, VHS  videocassettes, and vinyl records into digital files.

To celebrate New York Archives Week, we want to show you how to do...

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Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.

Families will receive free materials to continue...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

OCT
20

BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

Sun, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Gender Development, Expression and Play (CTLE Credits: 3)

In this workshop, we will learn about and discuss gender development in young...

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BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

OCT
21

Positive Aging: Current Events Cancelled

Mon, Oct 21   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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Toddler Time

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers.

For children 18 months to 5 years...

Toddler Time

Play Time

Mon, Oct 21   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

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

OCT
22

Toddler Time @the YMCA

Tue, Oct 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Greenpoint Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

**This program takes place at the YMCA on 99 Meserole Ave.**
A closed Greenpoint Library isn't going to stop our Toddler Time! Storytime for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

**Please note, adults accompanying children must fill a...

Toddler Time @the YMCA

Get to Know Your Camera

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Learn photography basics like camera settings, resolution, exposure levels, composition theory, and shot types that make your pictures pop.

Presented by BRIC, BPL's lead...

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Get to Know Your Camera

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Tue, Oct 22   12:00 pm to 12:30 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.

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Oct 22   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

The 4 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

Presented by Adult Services/Languages & Literature.

Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and...

Creative Writing Workshop

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Tue, Oct 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids Chess Workshop

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

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Teen Tech Time Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Teens, age 12+, battle it for supremacy playing SuperSmash Brothers or racing to the number 1 spot in Mario Kart. 

Have fun! Make friends! Get a free book!*

Teen Tech Time is a welcoming sapce.

Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time: Intro to Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Brooklyn Public Library is collaborating with the two other New York City public library systems (Queens Public and New York Public) to celebrate Data Privacy Week. Teens will learn how to protect their identity and interact safely on the...

Teen Tech Time: Intro to  Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

Inktober: Tween/Teen Drawing

Tue, Oct 22   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Paerdegat Library

Teens arts and crafts teen time

Love to draw? We're celebrating Inktober with drawing workshops on Oct. 8, 15, and 22.  Try funny drawing prompts, get inspiration from manga books, or tackle our giant coloring page!

Inktober: Tween/Teen Drawing

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

OCT
23

Russian Playtime

Wed, Oct 23   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime storytime

Приглашаем детей и родителей! Рассказы и песни на русском языке.

 

Join us for stories and songs in Russian for children and their parents or caregivers.

Russian Playtime

Ask a Tech

Wed, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults adult learning 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 Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

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

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Resume & Career Help

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults career resume

Need help making a resume and/or cover letter?  Want to update it to what employers are looking for in today's job market?  Not sure what to say in interviews?  Need help looking for a job? 

We can help! ...

Resume & Career Help

Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Wed, Oct 23   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In the October 2019 Philosophy in the Library, co-presented by Brooklyn Public Philosophers and curated by Ian Olasov, Jennifer Morton discusses upward mobility in education. Upward mobility through higher education has been an article...

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Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

OCT
24

Babies and Books @the YMCA

Thu, Oct 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Greenpoint Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

**This program takes place at the YMCA on 99 Meserole Ave.**
A closed Greenpoint Library isn't going to stop our Toddler Time! Storytime for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

**Please note, adults accompanying children must fill a...

Babies and Books @the YMCA

Resume & Career Help

Thu, Oct 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Paerdegat Library

Adults career resume

Need help making a resume and/or cover letter?  Want to update it to what employers are looking for in today's job market?  Not sure what to say in interviews?  Need help looking for a job? 

We can help! ...

Resume & Career Help

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 24   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 24   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults game on! table-top & board games

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Thu, Oct 24   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults internet safety 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 browsers, search engines, and navigating websites.

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Coloring Club

Thu, Oct 24   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Make a Digital Story for Mac

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your...

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Make a Digital Story for Mac

Make a Movie on Your Phone

Thu, Oct 24   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Learn how to use mobile devices to make compelling short-form videos. We will discuss storyboard frame composition, audio and lightning, as well as exploring iMovie and Movie Maker.

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Make a Movie on Your Phone

OCT
25

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 25   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.

Board Games

Fri, Oct 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come and enjoy playing with your friends

Board Games

OCT
26

Workshop for Paid Care Workers: Workplace Rights and Interview & Negotiation Training

Sat, Oct 26   9:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business career

Topics will include:

Overview of Paid Care Division within NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Workplace rights, including Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, Paid Safe and Sick Leave, wage and hour rules Alternative...
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Workshop for Paid Care Workers: Workplace Rights and Interview & Negotiation Training

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   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, Oct 26   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults health and wellness

Managing your blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Join us and learn how.

Are you feeling FRUSTRATED NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN’T EAT?

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood...

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.

Families will receive free materials to continue...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Notes on the Middle Passage

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Ann L. Chinn, founder of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Saidiya Hartman (author, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route) discuss the history of the middle passage,...

Notes on the Middle Passage

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

In this session, Matt Sandler will introduce the role of poetry in abolitionist organizing and Black community-building. Contemporary poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and t'ai freedom ford will perform the work of nineteenth-century Black poet-...

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

One rarely associates fashion with slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In fact, fashion, which all its connotations of autonomy and self-determination, can be seen as the antithesis of slavery, the most extreme form of deprivation of...

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Visual Narratives of Liberation

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Join this artist spotlight discussion during ‘Til Victory is Won with New York City-based photographers Barron Claiborne, Delphine Diallo, Russell Frederick and Jamel Shabazz as they explore what it means to reimagine utopia and celebrate...

Visual Narratives of Liberation

OCT
27

Author Talk Series - Shanghai Love Story

Sun, Oct 27   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bklyn incubator Jewish Refugees Exhibit

Erich Jacobsohn and Ilse Ludomer both fled Germany at different times in 1939 and arrived in Shanghai, where they joined some 18,000 other Jews in the last place on earth that would let them in. Their experiences as refugees, first in Shanghai...

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Author Talk Series - Shanghai Love Story

OCT
28

Positive Aging: Current Events

Mon, Oct 28   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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 28   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

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