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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

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

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

JUL
21

Imagination Playground

Sat, Jul 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

First Five Years

Join us this summer on Saturday mornings for imaginative & constructive play on Central Library’s Plaza. Rain location: Dweck Lobby on the lower level inside the library.

Imagination Playground

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Jul 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

computer basics email

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, Jul 21   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

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Jul 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

adult learning Literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

English Conversation Group

Sat, Jul 21   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

Central Library Tour

Sat, Jul 21   2:00 pm to 3:30 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

Chess Workshop

Sat, Jul 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

summer reading

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

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Jul 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

 

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

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

JUL
22

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Jul 22   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Gaming inclusive services

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

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Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Jul 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Jul 22   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy Ready Set Kindergarten stem & steam

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!

JUL
23

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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, Jul 23   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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, Jul 23   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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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, Jul 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 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

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Mon, Jul 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

HSE

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep class, register for the TASC exam or National External...

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

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

Mon, Jul 23   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Know Your Rights

Mon, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

business career

The New York City Office of Labor Policy and Standards (OLPS) will provide information on the Freelance Isn't Free Act, including: what freelance workers are entitled to under the law, what hiring parties should provide in their contracts, and...

Register
Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Know Your Rights

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

writing workshop

Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcomed. No prior writing experience is necessary.

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Preschool Story & Craft

Mon, Jul 23   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come hear fun stories and make a craft. For ages 3-6.

Preschool Story & Craft

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Jul 23   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

career resume

NOTE: The July 16, 23 and 30 Resume Editing Help sessions have been canceled. Evening Resume Editing Help will continue to be available on Wednesdays, 5-7 pm. 

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look...

Cancelled
Resume Editing Help

Internet Basics an KREYÒL

Mon, Jul 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

business

Learn what the internet is and how to navigate internet browsers. Conducted in Haitian Creole.

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Internet Basics an KREYÒL

Digital Marketing for Savvy Entrepreneurs-Launch & Grow Your Business: Google It! Make Your Website Work for You

Mon, Jul 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an old site), Google Coach, Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks can help. Attend this workshop to understand search engine optimization and using social media to grow your business. Learn how to...

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Digital Marketing for Savvy Entrepreneurs-Launch & Grow Your Business: Google It! Make Your Website Work for You

English Conversation Group

Mon, Jul 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 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

JUL
24

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 24   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 24   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 24   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

Intro to Social Media: Twitter

Tue, Jul 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bric

Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In our Twitter class, you’ll learn how to create a profile for personal or professional use, learn how to tweet in 280 characters or less and connect with other users in the Twitterverse...

Register
Intro to Social Media: Twitter

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 24   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 24   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 24   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

English Conversation Group

Tue, Jul 24   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 24   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

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Tue, Jul 24   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

book discussion

Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West – a New York TimesTen Best Books of 2017 title and a Man Booker Prize Finalist – tells the story of two young people that fall in love as their (unnamed) country teeters on the brink of a civil war.

With violence...

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Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Build with LEGO

Tue, Jul 24   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 24   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 24   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

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Jul 24   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
25

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Jul 25   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Babies and Books

Wed, Jul 25   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 25   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

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