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SUN-B Presents: Coming of Age in Aging America

Thu, Sep 20   9:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults movies

Film Screening & Discussion: Coming of Age in Aging America

A PBS documentary based on the impact of people living longer and healthier than ever before in human history. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts...

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SUN-B Presents: Coming of Age in Aging America

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Sep 20   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

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Sep 20   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;

-...

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SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

English Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 20   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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)

Thu, Sep 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Book Discussion: Tyrant:Shakespeare On Politics

Thu, Sep 20   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny.

Exploring the psyches (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III,...

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Book Discussion: Tyrant:Shakespeare On Politics

A Tour of Central Library

Thu, Sep 20   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

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 history of the library’s spaces and its services. The tour...

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A Tour of Central Library

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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, Sep 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids 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

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Sep 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids 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, Sep 20   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults 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, Sep 20   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Sep 20   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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, Sep 20   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults

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

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

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21

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Sep 21   10:00 am to 3:00 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...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

WE NYC Master Leadership

Fri, Sep 21   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults business

This workshop is designed to help women entrepreneurs gain the critical management skills needed to start, operate, and grow a successful business. Experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship will provide guidance on how to promote...

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WE NYC Master Leadership

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Sep 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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: Oscar Nominated Polish Films

Fri, Sep 21   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults movies movies at the library

In Darkness (2011) (R) Runtime: 145 minutes

In Darkness is based on the true story of Poldek Socha, a Polish man who helped a group of Jews to escape mass murder, by hiding them in the sewers of German-occupied Lwów. Some of the threads...

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Central Library Friday Film Club: Oscar Nominated Polish Films

Chess Club

Fri, Sep 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

 

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, Sep 21   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

DIY Fridays

Fri, Sep 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

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

DIY Fridays

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Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Sep 22   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

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New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Story and Play

Sat, Sep 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

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

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Sep 22   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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)

Sat, Sep 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Eighth Annual Brooklyn Exceptional Children’s Resource Fair!

Sat, Sep 22   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Learn about a range of health, education and recreation resources for children and teens with disabilities, their families and service providers.

This free event will take place at Central Library Front Plaza.

Se habla español....

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Eighth Annual Brooklyn Exceptional Children’s Resource Fair!

Drag Queen Story Hour Book Launch

Sat, Sep 22   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids drag queen story hour

Join us for a special Drag Queen Story Hour to celebrate the launch of the Dragtivity Book!

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the...

Drag Queen Story Hour Book Launch

Genealogy, Methodology, and Resources for Documenting your Barbados and English Caribbean Family History

Sat, Sep 22   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

The new season of genealogy classes begins with this workshop that will show how to navigate the methods and resources in genealogy research of people from Barbados and other British-colonized Caribbean Islands. There's even a chance to...

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Genealogy, Methodology, and Resources for Documenting your Barbados and English Caribbean Family History

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Sep 22   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults health and wellness

Are You Suffering From High Blood Pressure?

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

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood Pressure Normal? Would you be interested in attending a...

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Chess Workshop

Sat, Sep 22   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids chess workshop

Perfect your game with the help of an instructor, and play with friends!

Chess Workshop

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Sat, Sep 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Sep 22   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

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Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Sep 23   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities gaming

Get your game on and join us for fun filled afternoons of Minecraft, rumble patch controllers, Wii and much, much more.

Ages 13 and up with and without disabilities

For more information call 718.253.4948

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Sep 23   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Sep 24   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

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Sep 24   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Story and Play

Mon, Sep 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

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

Story and Play

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Sep 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   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

English Conversation Group

Mon, Sep 24   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Sep 24   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance and, if so, help you enroll. Trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Sep 24   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

Teaching With Primary Sources: A Skills Workshop For Paraprofessionals

Mon, Sep 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

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Engaging with primary source material is a key way to foster inquiry and critical thinking in our students. This professional development seminar for paraprofessionals will explore what kinds of documents are considered primary source material,...

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Teaching With Primary Sources: A Skills Workshop For Paraprofessionals

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Mon, Sep 24   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Come to our program to listen to the story, make a simple craft and meet a new friends.

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Teen Gaming

Mon, Sep 24   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Teens, join us for tabletop gaming.  A rotating schedule of board games, Card Games (MtG and Yu-Gi-Oh!), and RPGs are featured.

Teen Gaming

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Sep 24   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

Adults 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

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Mon, Sep 24   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

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Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

English Conversation Group

Mon, Sep 24   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Bracing for the Revolution: Landmark Documents and Speeches in American History

Mon, Sep 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship philosophy in the library

Bracing for the Revolution is a free ten-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The US is at a crossroads. The status quo cannot endure much longer.  Too many people are hurting and...

Bracing for the Revolution: Landmark Documents and Speeches in American History

Boosting Your Privacy and Security While Browsing Online

Mon, Sep 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

Internet browsing is a daily activity for so many of us — whether we're searching for jobs, researching for a school paper, or communicating with family located far away. Without even realizing, we risk giving up private information or security...

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Boosting Your Privacy and Security While Browsing Online

Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Mon, Sep 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults book discussion

PART 2: ELECTIONS, THE MEDIA, AND FREE SPEECH

“So far, no candidate has managed to arouse the enthusiastic sympathies or the dangerous passions of the people in his favor, for the very simple reason that, having reached the position of...

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Tocqueville's Democracy in America

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