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Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Mon, Mar 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian for help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, get feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Tax Help

Mon, Mar 18   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

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais Class

Mon, Mar 18   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults health and wellness fitness

The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being. Most classes take place with...

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais Class

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Mar 18   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

Kids Tech Time: Stop Motion Video

Mon, Mar 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids kids tech time

Intro to Stop-Motion Video is an educational program for children, designed to introduce them to the basics of multimedia production in a fun and engaging way. They will learn the process behind creating stop motion videos, and will have the...

Kids Tech Time: Stop Motion Video

After School Homework Help

Mon, Mar 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids after school homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Mon, Mar 18   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy
US, 2019, 107 mins

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City’s last great era of print journalism. For five...

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Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

1984/48: A Book Discussion

Mon, Mar 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults 1984 book discussion

BPL will is hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months. Groups began in January 2017. Each discussion cycle is facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. If you are interested in...

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1984/48: A Book Discussion

MAR
19

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Tue, Mar 19   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults 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...

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Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Toddler Time

Tue, Mar 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Little Scientists

Tue, Mar 19   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years stem & steam

Come and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through stories, music, hands-on exploration, and play with your young child.

Little Scientists

Read and Play

Tue, Mar 19   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Hear stories, makes friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities.

Read and Play

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Mar 19   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)

DIY: Arts and Craft

Tue, Mar 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Teens after school arts and crafts diy teen time

Have fun with arts and craft and unleash your creative side! Make something and bring it home. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

DIY: Arts and Craft

After School Homework Help

Tue, Mar 19   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

Naguib Mahfouz: The Passage of a Century

Tue, Mar 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Francka Mouloudi
US, 2007, 49 mins  

The film is an interview with the first (and only) Arab Nobel Laureate for Literature, Naguib Mahfouz. Half blind, deaf, and crippled by a recent...

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Naguib Mahfouz: The Passage of a Century

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Mar 19   6:00 pm to 8:00 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

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Tue, Mar 19   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation

Tue, Mar 19   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we can help.

Join our free exam preparation group!

For more information, call 718.435.3648.

U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation

Stuffed Animal Hibernation Celebration

Tue, Mar 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids bedtime stories kids explore

Do hibernating animals wake up?  Are they sleeping?

So you want to learn about animals that hibernate?  When you think of an animal hibernating you probably think about a bear, but did you know that other animals hibernate too...

Stuffed Animal Hibernation Celebration

Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest

Tue, Mar 19   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Akin Omotoso
Nigeria/South Africa, 2009, 52 mins

A literary lion and diehard political activist, Wole Soyinka has spent a long lifetime speaking truth to power. Part tribute...

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Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Tue, Mar 19   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Sam Pollard
US, 2008, 85 mins

One of the first black women to enter the literary canon (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Zora Neale Hurston established the African American vernacular as one of the most...

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Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

MAR
20

Story Play with Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Mar 20   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years music story play storytime

Enjoy books, songs, and playtime. For ages 0-5 years old. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is included.

Story Play with Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

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

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Wed, Mar 20   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)

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

La Hora Mágica de los Pequeños

Wed, Mar 20   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years music spanish story play storytime

Cuentos, Juegos, canciones, rimas y actividades divertidas para los pequeños de 1- 5 años. Programa bilingüe en español e inglés .

Stories, games, songs, fingerplay, rhymes, and fun activities for Children ages 1-5 years old. Bilingual...

La Hora Mágica de los Pequeños

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

Ask A Tech

Wed, Mar 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Sunset Park 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? Attend our “Ask A Tech” program for personalized assistance.

We provide help with:

...

Ask A Tech

After School Homework Help

Wed, Mar 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

Library Lab: Water Filtration

Wed, Mar 20   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids library lab stem & steam

March 22nd is World Water Day and this year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind,” in an effort to bring awareness to the billions of people who are still living without safe water.

Come and join us as we discuss issues of pollution and safe...

Library Lab: Water Filtration

ESOL Conversation

Wed, Mar 20   6:15 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Trained volunteer group leaders supplement the library’s ESOL classes for adult learners by leading weekly small conversation groups in select neighborhood libraries. Open to everyone, the groups provide participants with opportunities to...

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ESOL Conversation

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

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

Thu, Mar 21   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults

We Speak NYC is an English conversation group that helps individuals to learn and improve their English by watching videos, participating in activities and interacting with other members of the group. Members will also learn about City Services...

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

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...

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Mar 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)

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

Adult Coloring

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning diy

Come to adult coloring, express yourself creatively and have a good time.

 

Adult Coloring

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids after school chess workshop

A chess teacher helps children and teenagers to improve their game.

Chess Workshop

After School Homework Help

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids homework help

A trained volunteer helps children and teenagers to complete their homework.

After School Homework Help

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
22

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

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

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