E.g., Jul 17 2018
JUL
17

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 17   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 17   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Story and Play

Tue, Jul 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

How to Record Your Podcast

Tue, Jul 17   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bric

Do you want to record a podcast from home? Learn about podcasting and inexpensive equipment options to get you started. You’ll also have a chance to record sample clips using professional Zoom recorders and software for your mobile devices and...

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How to Record Your Podcast

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 17   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Jul 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Drop-In Computer Lab

Tue, Jul 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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.

Drop-In Computer Lab

What Do I Read Next? Librarian Secrets for Finding Your New Favorite Book

Tue, Jul 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

summer reading

You’ve read everything by your favorite author. You’ve exhausted all your best friend’s book recommendations. Where do you turn to find books to read? In this fun, interactive workshop, you’ll learn librarian “secrets” for finding reading...

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What Do I Read Next? Librarian Secrets for Finding Your New Favorite Book

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 17   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Jul 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our WiiU is your WiiU every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance and more. (grades 6 and up.)...

Teen Tech Time

Build with LEGO

Tue, Jul 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

stem & steam

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

Build with LEGO

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Jul 17   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

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

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Jul 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

citizenship

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

Citizenship Prep Group

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Young of the Year

Tue, Jul 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Between the predators, the tourists, and the long migration ahead life is a challenge for the roseate tern, especially during the first summer of life. This documentary will follow the first summer of life for a cohort of terns as they prepare...

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Young of the Year

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Jul 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

JUL
18

Babies and Books

Wed, Jul 18   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years 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 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

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Babies and Books

English Conversation Group

Wed, Jul 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Babies and Books

Wed, Jul 18   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years 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 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Featured Event
Babies and Books

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Wed, Jul 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Wed, Jul 18   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

career

Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in...

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Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Our Garden Club

Wed, Jul 18   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

gardening inclusive services

A garden grows in Brooklyn! Plant seeds, read stories, sing and take home plants. For children with and without disabilities.

This is an inclusive program for to children ages 5 to 12 with and without disabilities, their...

Our Garden Club

Resume Editing Help

Wed, Jul 18   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

career resume

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Resume Editing Help

Fiber Arts Group

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

crochet 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

English Conversation Group

Wed, Jul 18   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group - Intermediate-Advanced

Wed, Jul 18   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

This class has designed for intermediate and advanced level.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

French Conversation Group - Intermediate-Advanced

Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins

Wed, Jul 18   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Live Music music

The traditional sound of the djembe along with the classical sound of the violin. The rhythms of Haiti combined with the exotic Afro sounds of Colombia with an urban twist from Brooklyn. StringsNskins takes you on a journey through the African...

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Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins

JUL
19

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Jul 19   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Jul 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Sports Discussion Group

Thu, Jul 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Join your fellow sports fans for an informal group to discuss the world of sports.

It’s the middle of summer so baseball will be the hot topic, but there’s always room to talk about other sports as well.

The discussions can range...

Sports Discussion Group

Central Library Tour

Thu, Jul 19   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Tours meet at the Central Library Welcome Desk

This tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. The tour will introduce attendees to the...

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Central Library Tour

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, Jul 19   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free

Spanish Conversation Group

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Jul 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, Jul 19   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

bric

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

English Conversation Group

Thu, Jul 19   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Thu, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Join others to share your thoughts and ideas through creative writing!  No registration required.

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Cultures of Resistance Film Screening: BURKINABÈ RISING

Thu, Jul 19   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bpl presents

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged...

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Cultures of Resistance Film Screening: BURKINABÈ RISING

1984/48 (#18): A Book Discussion

Thu, Jul 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

1984 book club book discussion

BPL is hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months. Groups began to form in January 2017.

Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. The...

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1984/48 (#18): A Book Discussion

JUL
20

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Jul 20   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Fri, Jul 20   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

First Five Years music storytime yoga

Join us for a musical toddler yoga storytime. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.

Featured Event
Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

German Conversation Group

Fri, Jul 20   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

World Language Conversation

Improve your German in an informal and fun setting!

German Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Jul 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Central Library Friday Film Club

Fri, Jul 20   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

LGBTQ Feature Film Series

Carol  (2015)

An aspiring photographer develops and intimate relationship with and older woman in 1950s New York.

Central Library Friday Film Club

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Jul 20   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

arts and crafts

Join the Info Commons for a relaxing watercolor session and meet other art enthusiasts in Brooklyn. You can work on your own watercolor projects, paint from a still life, or simply do some coloring pages. All materials will be provided; if you...

Watercolor Hour

Chess Club

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

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

Chess Club

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

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

Chess Club

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

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

English Conversation Group

Fri, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

DIY Friday

Fri, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

arts and crafts diy teen time

Join us in the Youth Wing for blackout poetry, duct tape crafts, and more! 

All teens in 6th grade and up are welcome. 

DIY Friday

DIY Fridays

Fri, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Make buttons,  duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens. For 6th grade and up. 

DIY Fridays

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