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Storytime

Wed, Mar 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Brower Park Library

Birth to Five Years story play storytime

Storytime with songs and fingerplay, playtime afterwards

Storytime

Ask A Tech

Wed, Mar 20   10:45 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Older Adults 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 ask a tech program for personalized assistance.

Ask A Tech

Yoga

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults fitness yoga and meditation

Are you ready to get fit? Yoga is back at Gerritsen Beach!

Presented by Harbor Fitness, all fitness levels are welcome.

***PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT***

Yoga

Ask a Tech

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults 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 ask a tech program for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Introduction to American Sign Language

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults inclusive services

Find out more about American Sign Language.  Ideal for first time learners, and those who want to strengthen their conversational skills.

Facilitated by Elizabeth Botti, Sign Language Specialist at ADAPT Community Network

Introduction to American Sign Language

Toddler Time

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy toddler time

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and play. All while making new friends!

Toddler Time

Babies and Books

Wed, Mar 20   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Storytime for babies birth - 18 months. It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come hear some delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Babies and Books

Cinema: Harold and Maude

Wed, Mar 20   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults movies

BIG-Screen TV;

For Adults & Older Adults (17 & up!)

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

 

Cinema: Harold and Maude

English Conversation Group

Wed, Mar 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults english conversation group

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

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English Conversation Group

Homework Help

Wed, Mar 20   3:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Kensington Library

Kids homework help

Are you in grades K-8 and need help with your homework? Come to Homework Help at the library. No question is too big or small.

Homework Help

iPad Workshop

Wed, Mar 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Do you want to learn how to navigate an iPad? Or do you own an iPad and want to put it in to better use? Learn to work with iPad by navigating the screens, connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth surfacing the internet and working with photo, video and...

iPad Workshop

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Mar 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Just bored with your summer? Join our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. 

 

Teen Tech Time

Cross-Stitch

Wed, Mar 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Kids kids create

Join us for an hour and learn everything you will need to cross-stitch.

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Cross-Stitch

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...

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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...

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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....

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Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

MAR
21

Library Lanes

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

Older Adults techknowledge

Please join our  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 other older...

Library Lanes

Babies & Books

Thu, Mar 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy storytime

Come join Miss Melisa for an awesome storytime with lots of books, music, dancing, and play.

This program is best suited for ages three and under.

Babies & Books

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Mar 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills?  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...

Register
High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

“Library Lab: Roller Coaster Challenge

Thu, Mar 21   2:45 pm to 3:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school kids explore

"Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library’s dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6 to 10) and their families. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through...

“Library Lab: Roller Coaster Challenge

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Mar 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Teens techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Teen Tech Time

Tax Help

Thu, Mar 21   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Homework Help

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Kensington Library

Kids homework help

Are you in grades K-8 and need help with your homework? Come to Homework Help at the library. No question is too big or small.

Homework Help

Library Lab

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Kids after school library lab

In our library lab we will be playing around with different STEM concepts while working on really fun experiments and projects!

Library Lab

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 Conversation Group

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Under the guidance from the English Conversation Group leader, come to participate and practice your spoken English. No registration is required.

ESOL Conversation Group

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

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
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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

Preschool Playtime

Fri, Mar 22   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years homework help

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, new friends and play.
Recommended for 3-5 years old. Younger friends are always welcome too.

Preschool Playtime

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Mar 22   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults support groups

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

Reading is Fundamental(RIF)

Fri, Mar 22   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids bookish first five years

All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in RIF. Receive free books: Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and free book on your birthday.  Checkout two books every week and receive a free book every third week...

Reading is Fundamental(RIF)

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Fri, Mar 22   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a different craft every Friday afternoon at Gerritsen Beach! 

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Teen Tech Time

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

Teens techknowledge

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment

Teen Tech Time

DIY: Creative Writing Club

Fri, Mar 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens creative writing

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process in a welcoming and encouraging environment. Led by the NY Writer's Coalition.

DIY: Creative Writing Club

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
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Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books saturday storytime storytime

Come and enjoy storytime with family and friends!

 

Best for ages 3-5.

Saturday Storytime

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years 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 and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults citizenship

Join our U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep Group on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.                           ...

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

Tax Help

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   12:00 pm to 12:45 pm   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years 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!

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

African American Genealogy Seminar

Sat, Mar 23   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Macon Library

Adults genealogy

Come and learn how to discover your ancestors.  In addition different types of genealogy testing will be discussed. 

African American Genealogy Seminar

Science Fiction Film Series

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Brower Park Library

Adults movies at the library

March 2, Artificial Intelligence, 2001, (Steven Spielberg, Director) Jude Law

March 9, Fahrenheit 451, 1966, (Francois Truffaut, Director) The original film adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic novel. 

March 16, Water World...

Science Fiction Film Series

Homework Help

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Kensington Library

Kids homework help

Are you in grades K-8 and need help with your homework? Come to Homework Help at the library. No question is too big or small.

Homework Help

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

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