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MAR
20

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

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.

Cancelled
English Conversation Group

Kids Explore: Tai Chi Workshop

Wed, Mar 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids community partner health and wellness

 

  Kids 6-12, come join us for an introduction to Tai Chi workshop with special guest Sifu Tzyann Hsu of Qi Tao.  This workshop will introduce young people to mindfulness, meditation and healthy movement. Tai Chi...

Kids Explore: Tai Chi Workshop

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

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)

“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

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

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Mar 21   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, Mar 21   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

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

Storymakers Exhibition Reception

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults artist talks author talks exhibitions

Join us to celebrate the winners of the Storymakers Award...

...eleven aspiring children’s picture book writers and illustrators ages 18-24 representing diverse voices, selected by Pat Cummings, Laurent Linn, and Donna Mark during a...

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Storymakers Exhibition Reception

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

Musical Yoga Storytime

Fri, Mar 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years storytime yoga and meditation

Join us for a storytime for toddlers incorporating live music and yoga! Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.

Musical Yoga Storytime

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

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Mar 22   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)

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 Friday!

Fri, Mar 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens diy teen time

Make jewelry, duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens.

All teens in 6th grade and up welcome! 

DIY Friday!

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
23

Story and Play

Sat, Mar 23   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

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Mar 23   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week FREE writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of completion and copies of your final work will be...

Featured Event
Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

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!

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

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

Chess Workshop

Sat, Mar 23   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Learn how to play, or improve your game, with help from our chess instructor!

Chess Workshop

Beanstalk Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years spanish storytime

Enjoy this storytime in French and Spanish from Brooklyn Beanstalk. Ages 1-8.

Cancelled
Beanstalk Storytime

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

Working with Pinter

Sat, Mar 23   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Harry Burton
UK, 2007, 56 mins

For nearly fifty years until his death in 2008, Harold Pinter was at the center of British and international theatre, and contributed to films...

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Working with Pinter

The Polymath, or The Life & Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Sat, Mar 23   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Fred Barney Taylor
US, 2007, 75 mins

A sprawling portrait of the larger-than-life Samuel R. Delany – one of the most prolific and innovative sci-fi authors and an icon in the gay and African-American...

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The Polymath, or The Life & Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sat, Mar 23   7:30 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright
Documentary, dir. by Tracy Heather Strain
US, 2018, 118 mins

If the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun changed the face of American theater forever,...

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

**Please note: This program is at capacity and regsitration has been closed.

In the program Devoted, ETHEL has gathered music of passionate affection and dedication from cultures of the world, and practices as old as time. Following their...

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Pablo Neruda! Presente!

Sun, Mar 24   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Mark Eisner

US, 2004, 76 mins

Latin America’s most renowned poet and a major player in Chile’s political struggles, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) attained mythic stature in his lifetime. Narrated by Chilean...

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Pablo Neruda! Presente!

MAR
25

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Mon, Mar 25   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 25   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 25   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

Preschool Story&Craft

Mon, Mar 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

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

Preschool Story&Craft

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Mon, Mar 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Teens, join us for analog games (board games, card games, RPGs) and anime!

Every Monday at 4 PM in the Youth Wing.

Games include Magic: The Gathering, Exploding Kittens, Machi Koro, Sushi Go!, Munchkin, Dungeons and...

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

MAR
26

Toddler Time

Tue, Mar 26   10:30 am to 11:45 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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Flor and her band will play songs from her brand new bilingual album Chiqui Music Boom, a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child’s mind. These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children’s...

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Tue, Mar 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years live music

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits. 

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

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