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19

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...

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

MAR
20

coloring for kids

Wed, Mar 20   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

We provide fantastic coloring sheets and crayons.  Your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.  

coloring for kids

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

Build with DUPLO

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo

Join us for DUPLO playtime in the library!

Build with DUPLO

Stomp, Clap & Sing

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

Birth to Five Years first five years stomp clap and sing toddler time

Brooklyn's kindie titans Rolie Polie Guacamole, have been perfecting their show over the last decade scooping up several Parents' Choice awards along the way. Their shows incorporate fun, fresh and smart lyrics in a style appealing to kids and...

Stomp, Clap & Sing

Build with DUPLO

Wed, Mar 20   12:00 pm to 12:30 pm   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo

Join us for DUPLO playtime in the library!

Build with DUPLO

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

Game On!

Wed, Mar 20   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Teens game on! table-top & board games teen time

Anyone up for a quick game? Check out a game by leaving your library card at the front desk.

Game On!

Family Movie: The Hunger Games... Celebrate Women's History Month

Wed, Mar 20   2:45 pm to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Teens techknowledge teen time women's history month

Celebrate Woman's History Month at Dyker.

Watch the Hunger Games rated PG-13, 142 mins.

Family Movie: The Hunger Games... Celebrate Women's History Month

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

Adult Coloring for Fun

Thu, Mar 21   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Dyker Library

Adults arts and crafts

Please come and join us for the fun of adult coloring program at the Dyker Library.

Art supplies will be provided.   No registration required.

Adult Coloring for Fun

Ask the Tech

Thu, Mar 21   11:30 am to 1:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults adult learning 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.

Ask the Tech

Babies & Books

Thu, Mar 21   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books 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.  

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 Lanes: Bowling!

Thu, Mar 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Older Adults game on!

LIBRARY LANES: BOWLING

Bowling for fun!

Exercise & Socialize!

Improve your game.

Become a champion bowler!

 

 

Library Lanes: Bowling!

Homework Help

Thu, Mar 21   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Kids homework help

Need homework help? We can help!

If you are in grades 1 through 8, we can help you with your homework!

Homework Help

Game On!

Thu, Mar 21   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Teens game on! table-top & board games teen time

Anyone up for a quick game? Check out a game by leaving your library card at the front desk.

Game On!

“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   Dyker 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

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Mar 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Gravesend Library

Teens techknowledge video games

Do you want to explore new and old games? Join our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Bring friends or make new friends!

Teen Tech Time

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

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Kids

Learn to play chess or practice your skills.

For Kids
Ages 8 & Up

Chess Workshop

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

Knitting for Adults

Thu, Mar 21   5:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Dyker Library

Adults knitting and crocheting

Come socialize with a group of ladies and knit at your leisure!

Knitting for Adults

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 (...

Featured Event Register
Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Featured Film: THE INTERN

Fri, Mar 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Older Adults film

Friday at the Movies!

--Weekly movies showing for Older Adult audience. --Enjoy great contemporary or classic movies weekly. --Big-screen projection; comfortable seating.

 

 

 

 

Featured Film: THE INTERN

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

Dyker Singers Vocal Workshop

Fri, Mar 22   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults music

Dyker Singers is a Community-Based Choral Group.  Join us as Teacher/Artist, Carolyn Clark leads singers in a wide array of music from Jazz to Broadway, Sing Along and Shucks!

We welcome new members to our group. Rehearsals are...

Dyker Singers Vocal  Workshop

Chess Club

Fri, Mar 22   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Kids chess workshop table-top & board games

Learn chess! For all ages.

Chess Club

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

Kids Create

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

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Arts & crafts activities for children age 5 and up.  (Younger children may be able to participate with the help of a caregiver). 

Kids Create

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

Game On!

Sat, Mar 23   10:00 am to 4:30 pm   Dyker Library

Teens game on! table-top & board games teen time

Anyone up for a quick game? Check out a game by leaving your library card at the front desk.

Game On!

ESOL Conversation Group

Sat, Mar 23   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Join our conversation group, meet others and make new friends as you learn to improve and practice your English language skills.

ESOL Conversation Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Gravesend Library

Kids

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

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

US Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Mar 23   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Dyker Library

Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.

US Citizenship Exam Prep Group

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

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