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MAR
20

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....

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

Story Play

Thu, Mar 21   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy story play storytime

Kids age 0-5 years and their caregivers can join us for books, songs, ryhmes and play! 

*Thursday March 21st will be a special Story Play celebrating Holi! In celebration of Holi come hear...

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

“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

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

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults english conversation group esol

Practice and improve your conversation skills and make friends with other English language learners from around the world.

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Babies & Books

Fri, Mar 22   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

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

Family Open Play

Fri, Mar 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years story play

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers--join us at Mill Basin for toys and friends!

Family Open Play

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

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

Chess Workshop

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids chess workshop table-top & board games

A chessmaster will be here to teach kids and teens how to play chess or improve their skills! For kids and teens.

Chess Workshop

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Adventures!

Fri, Mar 22   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Mill Basin Library

Teens game on!

Have you ever wanted to grab your longsword and stride off through the night to begin an adventure from which you might never return? Come and join us, play Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with our Dungeon Master and other teens. Materials will...

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Adventures!

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

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

Urban Stages presents Irish Dancing

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids music performance

Ashley Smith-Wallace, Irish dancer extraordinaire, leads participants through the world of Irish Dancing. Participants learn new steps, listen to Irish music, and discover the joy of this classic style

Urban Stages presents Irish Dancing

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

Apply for Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help

Mon, Mar 25   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults citizenship

Make an appointment to meet with an attorney who will assist you in applying for citizenship

NYCitizenship provides free legal help with citizenship application, and financial counseling, at The New Utrecht Branch. As part of...

Apply for Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help

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

MEDITATION: THE SECRET TO A PEACEFUL LIFE with Dr. Frank Pawlowski, Long Time Meditator

Mon, Mar 25   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil. In this program, will explore the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to a life of improved physical and emotional wellbeing....

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MEDITATION: THE SECRET TO A PEACEFUL LIFE with Dr. Frank Pawlowski, Long Time Meditator

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

Speak Everyday English 日常英语基础班

Mon, Mar 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults

Do you want to learn how to speak English for everyday use? If so, this class is perfect for you! Join us to learn practical English that you can use in your everyday situations.

Class will be conducted in English.

All are...

Speak Everyday English    日常英语基础班

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

Toddler Time

Tue, Mar 26   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

Join us for books, fingerplays, rhymes, playtime and songs! Specifically tailored for toddlers who are walking independently, up to age 3.

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

Family Open Play

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years story play

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers--join us at Mill Basin for toys and friends!

Family Open Play

Story Play

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   New Utrecht Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy story play storytime

Kids age 0-5 years and their caregivers can join us for books, songs, ryhmes and play! 

 

*Caregivers must remain with child for the entire program*

Story Play

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

Jam with Jamie and Friends

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,...

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Speak English with Idioms 口语提高班

Tue, Mar 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults esol

If you already speak some English and now would like to speak more like a native, you've found the right place. One of the keys to speaking like a native is the ability to use and understand casual expressions, or idioms.  

American...

Speak English with Idioms 口语提高班

The Barynya Russian Dance & Music Ensemble

Tue, Mar 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults all ages live music performance

The Barynya Dance and Music Ensemble is a world renowed performance group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya has performed at some of the mist prestigious cultural venues in the United...

The Barynya Russian Dance & Music Ensemble

An Evening With Judy Gorman

Tue, Mar 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Macon Library

Adults all ages music women's history month

The Multicultural History of Women and Music: All of Us Finding Our Own Voice.

Accompanied by Cellist Barry Kornhauser, she will perform music about women in honor of Women’s History Month. Her music is inspired by American gospel, jazz,...

An Evening With Judy Gorman

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