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DEC
14

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sat, Dec 14   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

BPL Pop-Up Shop

Sat, Dec 14   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults pop-up shop

Brooklyn Public Library is your source for everything you need—the latest books, one of a kind programs, and now BPL merch! Shop fun tees & totes, warm hoodies, and drinkware during our pop-up shop in the lobby at Central. There's something...

Featured Event
BPL Pop-Up Shop

coloring for kids

Sat, Dec 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Kids Create Duplo

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime story play storytime

Afternoon storytime at Mapleton Branch.

Saturday Storytime

DEC
15

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sun, Dec 15   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

coloring for kids

Sun, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Sun, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

DEC
16

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Mon, Dec 16   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

Monday Storytime

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years story play storytime toddler time

Join us at Mapleton and hear favorite songs, stories and tales read aloud. All ages welcome.

Monday Storytime

coloring for kids

Mon, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Mon, Dec 16   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Ask A Tech

Mon, Dec 16   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Park Slope Library

Adults computer basics 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

Kids Tech Time

Mon, Dec 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids kids tech time stem & steam video games

Come play games and have a great time with friends! At Kids Tech Time, kids have access to video games, laptops, and other surprising technology!

Kids Tech Time

DEC
17

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Tue, Dec 17   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

PowerPoint Part 1

Tue, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:15 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults techknowledge

 

Learn how to create slides using text only

PowerPoint Part 1

coloring for kids

Tue, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Babies & Books

Tue, Dec 17   1:30 pm to 2:15 pm   Park Slope Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime

Lap songs, fingerplays, board books, and playtime for our littlest pre-readers! This program is designed for lap-sitting babies 0-12 months old and their caregivers.

Online registration is required and will be open 24 hours...

Babies & Books

Kids Create Duplo

Tue, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Tue, Dec 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids Chess Workshop

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

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

DEC
18

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Wed, Dec 18   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

story and play

Wed, Dec 18   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years story play

stories, fingerplays, songs, games and other fun activities.

story and play

PowerPoint Part 2

Wed, Dec 18   1:00 pm to 2:15 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults techknowledge

 

Learn how to create slides using text only

PowerPoint Part 2

coloring for kids

Wed, Dec 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Babies & Books

Wed, Dec 18   1:30 pm to 2:15 pm   Park Slope Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime

Lap songs, fingerplays, board books, and playtime for our littlest pre-readers! This program is designed for lap-sitting babies 0-12 months old and their caregivers.

Online registration is required and will be open 24 hours...

Babies & Books

Kids Create Duplo

Wed, Dec 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

One On One Technology Training

Wed, Dec 18   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Adults computer basics techknowledge

Take advantage of our personal computer courses and ask any technology-related questions you may have. You can sign up at our reference desk at the branch.

These classes are for individuals who want personal help with anything computer-...

One On One Technology Training

Kids Create

Wed, Dec 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Park Slope Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come into the Park Slope Library and create a take-home craft with us! The craft will change each week, so continue to stop by to see what we're making!

For kids 6 and up. Younger children (4 and up) are welcome when accompanied by...

Kids Create

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Dec 18   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness Fusion

Wed, Dec 18   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Park Slope Library

Adults fitness health and wellness

Do you like to dance? Do you want to get fit while having fun? Join us for our Shape Up Dance Fitness class.

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness Fusion

DEC
19

coloring for kids

Thu, Dec 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Afternoon Playtime

Thu, Dec 19   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

Join us in the toddler area for a fun hour of playtime. Toys are provided but children are welcome to bring their own as well.

Afternoon Playtime

Kids Create Duplo

Thu, Dec 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Game On!

Thu, Dec 19   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids game on! table-top & board games

Take a break and play board games with us! We offer games such as Sorry, Ticket to Ride, Uno, Apples to Apples and more!

Game On!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Dec 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Teens after school techknowledge teen tech time teen time

Come to Mapleton and enjoy playing video games with other teens.

Teen Tech Time

DEC
20

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Fri, Dec 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library

Adults business community partner

What is New York Paid Family Leave, and how may it help your family?

What is workers’ compensation? What should you do if you are injured on the job?

If you’ve wanted to learn more about these important benefits, now is your...

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Parenting Workshop (in Chinese)

Fri, Dec 20   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults branch design workshop

A cross-cultural parenting workshop for immigrant parents...

Parenting Workshop (in Chinese)

Preschool Storytime

Fri, Dec 20   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Storytime with Miss Zhien!

Preschool Storytime

coloring for kids

Fri, Dec 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Fri, Dec 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

Movies @ the Library

Fri, Dec 20   3:30 pm to 5:15 pm   Park Slope Library

Kids family movie movies at the library

Join us for this month's movie: The Grinch (2018). This is a new twist on the classic story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The grinch is plotting to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville.

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1hr 25mins...

Movies @ the Library

DEC
21

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 21   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Park Slope Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Join us for Saturday Storytime! Listen to new favorites and classic stories read aloud. All ages welcome!

This event will be held in our downstairs auditorium. Tickets are required and will be given out 30 minutes before storytime...

Saturday Storytime

coloring for kids

Sat, Dec 21   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Kids Create Duplo

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime story play storytime

Afternoon storytime at Mapleton Branch.

Saturday Storytime

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Dec 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library

Birth to Five Years drag queen story hour first five years saturday storytime

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy!

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

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