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OCT
23

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

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

After School Homework Help

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids after school homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

DIY: Arts and Craft

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Teens after school arts and crafts diy teen time

Have fun with arts and craft and unleash your creative side! Make something and bring it home. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

DIY: Arts and Craft

Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassador Documentary Series: Tato Laviera

Wed, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults film hispanic heritage month spanish

Tonight's program in this documentary series will focus on Tato Laviera,  the best-selling Hispanic poet and playwright in the United States.

Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassador Documentary Series: Tato Laviera

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

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

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

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran Trujillo

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids Chess Workshop

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

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran Trujillo

Adult Coloring

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning arts and crafts diy

Come to Adult Coloring, express yourself creatively, and have a good time.

 

Adult Coloring

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

Adult Book Discussion: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Thu, Oct 24   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults book club book discussion

For our October book discussion, we will discuss the novel An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING...

Adult Book Discussion: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

OCT
25

普通話故事時間 Mandarin Chinese Storytime

Fri, Oct 25   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years chinese storytime

歡迎所有任何有興趣的兒童與家長或與其照顧者一起參加我們的普通話故事及兒歌時間。

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

普通話故事時間  Mandarin Chinese Storytime

Story Play

Fri, Oct 25   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime w/parents and caregiviers!

For ages 0-5.

Story Play

Knitting

Fri, Oct 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults arts and crafts diy

A trained knitting teacher helps participants with their various projects.

Knitting

Teen Tech Time

Fri, Oct 25   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Teens techknowledge video games

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Teen Tech Time

1619: 400 Years Later Tales of a Black Heritage from Around the World

Fri, Oct 25   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids 400 Years Later black history month humanities and art

Join us as we host Tales of a Black Heritage from Around the World, a fantastic literary journey of stories from the African Diaspora. Storyteller, Tammy Hall, will lead you to many lands in African, the Caribbean, and the Americas with wit and...

1619: 400 Years Later Tales of a Black Heritage from Around the World

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   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Sunset Park Library

Kids all ages music saturday storytime

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some that we think you'll enjoy! All ages are welcome!

Saturday Storytime!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art, and play will help you and your child...

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Kids Create: Writing

Sat, Oct 26   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids kids create writing workshop

Kids! Come to the library and get creative with writing projects.

 

Kids Create: Writing

Little Scientists

Sat, Oct 26   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years little scientists open-house stem & steam

STEM activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Little Scientists

Build with Duplo

Sat, Oct 26   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years open-house

Enjoy a  Duplo program for children in the first five years.

Build with Duplo

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten

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!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten

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!

After School Homework Help

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids after school homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

Creative Aging: Dancing at Sunset

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Older Adults creative aging fitness

Dancing can be great exercise for the body, mind and soul. Come join us in this nine week workshop as the instructor demonstrates how to move your body to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue & Cumbia.

It will end with a culminating...

Creative Aging: Dancing at Sunset

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids events for youth and family saturday storytime

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

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME

 

Saturday Storytime

Build with Lego

Sat, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids build with duplo diy first five years open-house

Enjoy a Lego program.

Build with Lego

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

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

Kids Tech Time

Mon, Oct 28   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids kids tech time techknowledge

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Kids Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Ipad Apps, LittleBits, & Lego Mindstorm Robotics

Kids Tech Time

NYFA Artists Fiscal Sponsorship and Fellowship Information Session

Mon, Oct 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Please join us for this information session if you’re interested in applying for a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) / New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship, or in learning more about how NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship can...

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NYFA Artists Fiscal Sponsorship and Fellowship Information Session

Diving Into Adobe Audition

Mon, Oct 28   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adobe creative cloud podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Get to know your way around Adobe Audition, one of the most popular programs for podcast editing. We’ll go over how to use Audition to record, edit, fine-tune, and do some higher-level sound design.

Rebecca Seidel is a podcast...

Diving Into Adobe Audition

OCT
29

Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Tue, Oct 29   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In Instagram, you will learn tips for taking great mobile photographs and videos, how to build an audience, and best practices using effects and posting content....

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Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Tue, Oct 29   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

Chess Workshop

Tue, Oct 29   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids after school Chess Workshop

Are you a CHESSMASTER????

Come In and Find Out, learn some tricks and tips with our Chess Instructor, Jose Villar @ your local Library

Chess Workshop

Teen Time

Tue, Oct 29   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Teens after school teen time

Need to de-stress from school? Come and draw, color, write, read, or just chill and hang out with your friends in your own library space!

Teen Time

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Oct 29   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

After School Stories

Tue, Oct 29   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun!

For children 5-12 years old with and without disabilities.

After School Stories

U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation

Tue, Oct 29   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we can help.

Join our free exam preparation group!

For more information, call 718.435.3648.

U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation

OCT
30

Introduction to Transition Planning: What comes after high school for students with disabilities

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

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Presented by Colin Montgomery, Family Educator, INCLUDEnyc

Get to know the basics of transitioning into postsecondary life for students with disabilities, including disability law, planning, procedures, evaluations, and next steps....

Introduction to Transition Planning:  What comes after high school for students with disabilities

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 30   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books 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 Birth to 18 months.

Babies and Books

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 30   11:15 am to 12:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

At our Toddler Time program*, we’ll show you how to let your child take the lead in playful learning activities to encourage language development and early literacy.

For ages 18 months to 3 years.

*Ticket required. Tickets...

Toddler Time

La Hora Mágica de los Pequeños

Wed, Oct 30   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years music spanish story play storytime

Cuentos, Juegos, canciones, rimas y actividades divertidas para los pequeños de 1- 5 años. Programa bilingüe en español e inglés .

Stories, games, songs, fingerplay, rhymes, and fun activities for Children ages 1-5 years old. Bilingual...

La Hora Mágica de los Pequeños

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