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MAR
20

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...

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...

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

Chess Club

Thu, Mar 21   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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

PreK Story & Play

Thu, Mar 21   10:45 am to 11:15 am   Brooklyn Heights Library

Birth to Five Years story play storytime

Come and have a blast with us reading stories, singing songs and learning fingerplays. After storytime, we'll have a craft or exploration stations to enjoy. Ages 3-5.

This program requires online registration - registration will be...

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PreK Story & Play

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

Ask a tech

Thu, Mar 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults techknowledge

Have any questions on how to use your Ipad, Laptops, Smartphones, etc.? this is the place for you!!!. We will help troubleshoot any issues you may have. Stop in, ask questions, get answers. Its never too late to learn.

Ask a tech

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Thu, Mar 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

2nd floor Community Room

Knitting & Crocheting Club

“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

Kids Create: Make Your Own!

Thu, Mar 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids after school kids create

Join us at Brooklyn Heights to make your own! We have choices including: insturments, notebooks, masks, and more!  Bring your creativity. Supplies will be provided, but if you have anything at home you want to jazz up, bring it...

Kids Create: Make Your Own!

Songwriter’s Studio

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Teens creative writing writing workshop

BPL is partnering with Community Word Project!

Attend this workshop, and hone your skills.

Students will examine the craft of songwriting through the use of poetry, percussion, and singing.  Break down the structure of a...

Songwriter’s Studio

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

Chess Club

Fri, Mar 22   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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

Build with LEGO

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids after school build with lego

Come and take on our Lego building challenge or build whatever you feel like! Have fun and meet other Lego lovers in the neighborhood.

 For ages 5+

Build with LEGO

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

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

Saturday Storytime

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

Kids saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

All ages welcome!

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!

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

Fun With Yarn!

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Older Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Please join us to work on projects in yarn. Instruction in crocheting is provided. Yarn available, limited hooks/needles available. No registration required.

Fun With Yarn!

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

Chess Club

Sun, Mar 24   1:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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

Chess Club

Mon, Mar 25   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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

Story Play

Mon, Mar 25   11:15 am to 12:00 pm   Midwood Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Enjoy songs, stories, and play time. Tickets will be distributed at the 2nd floor desk at 11:00.

Ages 0 to 5 years.

Story Play

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

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

Mon, Mar 25   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults health and wellness

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

Teen Tech Time

Mon, Mar 25   3:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Midwood Library

Teens table-top & board games techknowledge teen tech time teen time

- WiiU, PS4, XBox - Uno & card games - Arts & crafts projects - Hang out & make friends
Teen Tech Time

Fun With Lego Robots

Mon, Mar 25   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Kids techknowledge

Learn to design, build and program robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles and other technical components. Come gain a better understanding of how technology works in real-world applications.

Fun With Lego Robots

MAR
26

Chess Club

Tue, Mar 26   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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

Introduction to Kinemaster video editing

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults techknowledge

Learn all you need to know to get you started using this great video editing tool. Kinemaster is a great video editing app that can be used on your very own smartphone. This app will help you with nearly all your video editing needs. Stop in, ask...

Introduction to Kinemaster video editing

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