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MAR
19

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...

Naguib Mahfouz: The Passage of a Century

Yoga

Tue, Mar 19   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard Library

Adults fitness health and wellness yoga and meditation

Adults will enjoy the pleasure of moving their body, safely, under expert guidance. Beginners are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Yoga

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...

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...

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

MAR
20

Toy Time

Wed, Mar 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years kids explore

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Toddler Time

Wed, Mar 20   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Toddlers 18 to 24 months have their own special time for stories and songs.

Toddler Time

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

Ask a Tech

Wed, Mar 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Leonard 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 drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Babies & Books

Wed, Mar 20   11:30 am to 12:15 pm   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

Babies and great books - a classic combination! For little ones 0 to 20 months.

Babies & Books

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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Mar 20   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Kids

Free book when joining RIF. Check out 2 books 3 times get another free book to keep

You must read to succeed

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

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

Build with LEGO

Wed, Mar 20   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids build with duplo build with lego

Free play with our extensive collection of building toys, suitable for ages 2-12. Younger children must be supervised at all times by an adult.

Build with LEGO

Japanese Ink Writing Featuring Tomoko Abe

Wed, Mar 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Teens arts and crafts japanese

Japanese manga has become very popular in the US. Titles such as Naruto, Sailor Moon, and Fairy Tail continue to be well loved.

For the month of March, we are hosting a series of Japanese Calligraphy courses featuring Tomoko Abe. Even if...

Japanese Ink Writing Featuring Tomoko Abe

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

Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y) Space Limited

Thu, Mar 21   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Leonard Library

Kids toddler time yoga and meditation toddler yoga

Toddlers have a chance to explore the exciting world of yoga under the supervision of an experienced and expert instructor.

Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y) Space Limited

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

Preschool Storytime

Thu, Mar 21   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Stone Avenue Library

Kids first five years stomp clap and sing storytime

Stories, songs, and fun for little ones and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Thu, Mar 21   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults support groups

Facilitated by Jennette Selig, PD (DTI), CLEC. Jennette is a neighborhood mom, childbirth educator, and lactation educator/counselor.

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Book Discussion: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Thu, Mar 21   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults book club book discussion

THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV, by Elizabeth Berg

“For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for...

Book Discussion:  The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Creative Aging: Active & Moving – Chinese Square Dance

Thu, Mar 21   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Older Adults creative aging

Enjoy this 8 week workshop introducing you to the exciting Chinese Square Dancing.

Dancing can be great exercise for the body, mind and soul. Come join us in as the instructor demonstrates how to move your body to the rhythms of Chinese...

Creative Aging: Active & Moving – Chinese Square Dance

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

Chess Workshop for Kids

Thu, Mar 21   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids chess workshop teen time

Is there anything more exciting and fascinating than chess? We think not! Kids 8 and up are invited to play and improve their skills in this, the most ancient and mysterious of board games.

Chess Workshop for Kids

Board Games

Thu, Mar 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Teens

If you love board games then join us on Thursday at the Stone Avenue Branch for some fun. Some of our games include the following:

Scrabble Uno 5-Minute Dungeon Blokus

 

Feel free to share some of your favorite board...

Board Games

Homework Help

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids homework help

Free afterschool homework help for grades K-8 with Bayane!

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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Practice speaking and listening to English.

This group meets on the second floor. No registration required.

English 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

Toy Time

Fri, Mar 22   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years kids explore

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Fri, Mar 22   10:30 am to 2:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults income tax

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.   Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:30am.

Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day, but please visit the following week or visit one of our other sites...

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

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 10+

Fri, Mar 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Leonard 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.

Do you want to create sketches?
Do you want to learn...

Teen Tech Time 10+

Kids Create

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Leonard Library

Kids kids create

Fun arts and crafts projects for children.

Kids Create

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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Stone Avenue Library

RIF

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Teen Tech Time

Fri, Mar 22   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Teens game on! teen tech time

If you love video games the come to Stone Avenue for Teen Tech Time, and play various video games on PS4, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch

Popular titles at our branch include Tekken 7, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash...

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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.  Exploring literacy, science and math through music, stories, art and play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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!

Saturday Storytime

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

Birth to Five Years storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes, and lots more to enjoy. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join in.

Saturday Storytime

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