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MAR
20

Short: Interview with Clarice Lispector

Wed, Mar 20   6:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Filmed Interview, São Paulo TV 
Cultura Brazil, 1977, 23 mins, Portuguese with English subtitles

The only existing footage of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (1920–1977), widely considered to be Brazil’s greatest modern...

Short: Interview with Clarice Lispector

Short: Pull My Daisy (The Beats)

Wed, Mar 20   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Short film, dir. by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie

US, 1959, 30 mins

In this short adapted from the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play, Beat Generation, and featuring improvised narration by Kerouac, Milo is a railroad brakeman, his...

Short: Pull My Daisy (The Beats)

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Wed, Mar 20   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Neil Ortenberg
US, 2007, 98 mins

Obscene is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, who acquired Grove Press in 1951 and embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement....

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

MAR
21

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Mar 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

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

Library Lanes Bowling League

Thu, Mar 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Older Adults library lanes techknowledge

Become the champion of BPL's digital bowling league!

Older adults are welcome to join a team, learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One and compete with neighborhood libraries and senior sites in the community.

Library Lanes Bowling League

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Mar 21   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Keep Your Rent From Increasing, If You:

- Are you 62 years or older (18 years old if disabled);

- Have a household income of $50,000 or less;

-...

Featured Event
SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

US Citizenship Exam Prep.

Thu, Mar 21   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.

US Citizenship Exam Prep.

Creative Writing Workshop: Symbolism

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

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Do you enjoy writing? Great, come write with us! We'll be exploring symbolism and how to use it to enhance your stories. Paper and pencils will be supplied.

Featured Event
Creative Writing Workshop: Symbolism

Kids Explore: Legos & Keva planks

Thu, Mar 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

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids chess workshop everyone is welcome here

Learn to play chess every Thursday at 4:00.

All ages and skill levels welcomed!

Chess Workshop

Computer Basics / Основы компьютера

Thu, Mar 21   4:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults computer basics russian

Требуется регистрация. Зарегистрируйтесь в справочном бюро.

Станьте мастером вашего компьютера, планшета или смартфона с Аркадием Клаузовым!

Attend a free class that will make you the boss of your computer,  tablet or...

Computer Basics / Основы компьютера

Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Short film, dir. by Eric Simonson
US, 2009, 40 mins

For over 60 years, Studs Terkel elevated the voices and experiences of everyday Americans through his skillful interviews on radio and TV and in books. The documentary...

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Studs Terkel: Listening to America

ESOL Class

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning esol

Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who want to learn to speak, read, write and understand English:

Classes are open to adults 17 and older.

All classes meet two days per week

ESOL Class

Marguerite Duras: Worn Out with Desire to Write

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Dir. by Alan Benson and Daniel Wiles
UK, 1985, 54 mins

Marguerite Duras – 20th-century France’s greatest femme de lettres – was the sort of woman who spared neither herself nor others. In this vintage filmed interview, the late...

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Marguerite Duras: Worn Out with Desire to Write

ESOL Conversation

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning esol

Practice and improve your conversation skills.

Meet new friends from around the world.

ESOL Conversation

Pegasus Poetry Club: A literary program

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Older Adults adult learning multilingual poetry

Если вы поэт или цените поэзию, мы приглашаем вас в каждый первый и третий четверг месяца.

If you are a poet or someone who appreciates poetry, we invite you to join us every first and third Thursday of the month.

На...

Pegasus Poetry Club: A literary program

Dreaming Murakami

Thu, Mar 21   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Nitesh Anjaan
Denmark, 2017, 58 mins

When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kaze no uta o kike (Hear the Wind Sing), a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station...

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Dreaming Murakami

imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

Thu, Mar 21   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Katy Homan
UK, 2017, 60 mins

Universally acclaimed as one of Canada's greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood has been fearlessly outspoken in her life and in her work. At age 77, her star shines brighter and...

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imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

MAR
22

Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Mar 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle of family (...

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Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Tot Art

Fri, Mar 22   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 22   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...

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Resume Editing Help

Story Play

Fri, Mar 22   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

Knitting Club

Fri, Mar 22   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning knitting and crocheting

Learn to knit.

Finish an old project, or start a new project, and make new friends!

Knitting Club

Crochet with Juana

Fri, Mar 22   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Join Juana, and learn to crochet, modify a pattern, or create your own.

Do It Yourself.

Crochet with Juana

Art of Sewing

Fri, Mar 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning fiber arts

Sewing lessons for beginners. Simple projects teaching the basics of sewing.
Art of Sewing

Read and Play

Fri, Mar 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

Game On!

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Teens kids tech time teen tech time

Enjoy fun activities for all ages Kids have fun interacting and socializing with board games Play games such as Connect 4, Scrabble, and Monopoly. Play video games on iPads like Minecraft and LEGO
Game On!

Lego Mindstorm

Fri, Mar 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Teens kids tech time

Experience the wonder of Lego Mindstorm and learn how to build, program and command a Lego robot with your friends.

Lego Mindstorm

After School Stories

Fri, Mar 22   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids inclusive services

Hear stories, sing songs and make something fun!

After School Stories

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Fri, Mar 22   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
US, 2017, 82 mins

Since the publication of the first book in 1941, Curious George has touched the hearts and minds of children throughout the world. The documentary explores the lives...

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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Fri, Mar 22   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Jean Carlomusto
US, 2015, 82 mins

Pioneering activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer is a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and...

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Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Fri, Mar 22   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Documentary, dir. by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
US, 2016, 114 mins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the singer,...

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

MAR
23

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids everyone is welcome here saturday storytime

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

 

Saturday Storytime

eBook Starter Session

Sat, Mar 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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead 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. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music,...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   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

Russian Literature Club. Клуб приглашает всех любителей литературы и поэзии!

Sat, Mar 23   12:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Older Adults poetry russian

We invite Russian Literature and poetry enthusiasts to join our monthly club of immigrant writers and poets! Our goal is to unite and support immigrant writers and poets and help them be heard!

Литературный клуб, приглашает всех любителей...

Russian Literature Club.  Клуб приглашает всех любителей  литературы и поэзии!

Color your World

Sat, Mar 23   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids kids create

Just can't wait for Explore and Create? 

Get your creative color muscles warmed up with Alexandra.

Make your world a more colorful place.

Color your World

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

Sat, Mar 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Charles Officer
US, 2018, 90 mins

This new documentary explores the global legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless fable, 75 years after its publication. Following a modern day Little Prince – a seven-year...

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Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

CyPurr Session: For the Win

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

This month the CyPurr Collective is in a good mood from Amazon being kicked out of Queens. To celebrate, we're offering a break from scary cybersecurity threats to focus on good news, cybersecurity wins, and sources of optimism moving forward. We...

Featured Event
CyPurr Session: For the Win

Teen DIY: Coffee Scrub

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

Teens diy techknowledge teen time

A way to save money is to make your own personal care products. A coffee scrub is a way to upgrade your normal shower to a spa experience.

Teen DIY: Coffee Scrub

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...

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Waiting for Beckett

Talents Without Borders

Sat, Mar 23   3:30 pm to 4:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults live music

We are proud to present a wide variety of community talents, artists, musicians, composers and visual artists of multicultural community of New York City.

Explore diversity through music, dance, art and theater. Our goal is to engage,...

Talents Without Borders

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...

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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...

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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

Philosophy for Kids

Sun, Mar 24   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Kids

Bring your budding intellectual to explore some of life’s biggest questions!

Philosophy for Kids returns for a fourth year at the Brooklyn Public Library, this time with an all new vision. Ariel Sykes, Saiki Cheah, and Jennifer Morton,...

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Philosophy for Kids

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...

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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Mar 25   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

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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