E.g., Oct 18 2018
OCT
18

Words and Memories

Thu, Oct 18   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Ryder Library

Older Adults

In a guided discussion, older adults recall memories of earlier days.

Words and Memories

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:30 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

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Oct 18   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

Adult Coloring

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Kids Tech Time

Thu, Oct 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

Video gaming for kids.

Kids Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Oct 18   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Ryder Library

Teens

Video gaming for teens.

Teen Tech Time

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 18   5:30 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, Oct 18   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Practice your English with others in a relaxed setting.

English Conversation Group

Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, Oct 18   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Basic computer knowledge required. Learn to create, format and edit documents.

Microsoft Word Basics

OCT
19

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Oct 19   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

Featured Event
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Oct 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years

Come In and Play with the DUPLOs at your local library. For ages 2-5.

Build with DUPLO

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Oct 19   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fri, Oct 19   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

A program for kids and teens who have their own library cards to get free books.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Teen Time

Fri, Oct 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens gaming for teens teen time

Come have fun with your peers after a long week of school. Enjoy playing games, or just socializing, while spending a leisure time in a safe relaxing space.

Teen Time

OCT
20

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 20   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!

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

Team Up to Read

Sat, Oct 20   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids team up to read

Free for children ages 5 to 9 and participating parents or caregivers!

Enjoy fun activities while learning new strategies to improve reading skills.

After attending Team Up To Read, 100% of families surveyed said their child...

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Team Up to Read

OCT
21

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Oct 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Birth to Five Years

Preparation for children nearing kindergarten age.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

OCT
22

Adult Coloring

Mon, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais Class

Mon, Oct 22   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults health and wellness

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

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Oct 22   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Older Adults creative aging

The Words and Memories program stimulates memory in the older adult in a cheerful and edifying way. The idea is to include all in a program relevant to seasons, current events, holidays or any other way the discussion goes pursuant to jogging the...

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Diversity Visa Lottery

Mon, Oct 22   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Visit the Bedford Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Game On!

Mon, Oct 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

Board games for kids & teens.

Game On!

Game On!: Chess

Mon, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids

Are YOU a CHESS MASTER?

Come In and Find Out and Learn How to be One @ your local Library

Game On!: Chess

2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

Mon, Oct 22   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

From Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, candidates challenging pro-business, pro-interventionist politics are being accused of anti-semitism. Norman Finkelstein, who has written extensively on the misuse...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

OCT
23

Toddler Time

Tue, Oct 23   10:30 am to 11:15 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

Internet & Email

Tue, Oct 23   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Ryder Library

Adults

Internet and Email instruction for beginners.

Internet & Email

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Come early to get a seat!

Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Creative Writing

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Tap into your creativity with different writing exercises.

Creative Writing

Preschool Storytime

Tue, Oct 23   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years summer reading

Story time for children ages 3 to 5 years. Come enjoy some stories, songs, finger plays and an activity.

Preschool Storytime

DIY Tween/Teen Arts and Crafts

Tue, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens diy

Join us for a fun filled hour or arts and crafts!  Bring out your creative side!

DIY Tween/Teen Arts and Crafts

Children's Movie

Tue, Oct 23   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

Call the Ryder branch for details. 718-331-2962

Children's Movie

Ballot Measure Forum

Tue, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

On November 6th, New Yorkers will be voting on 3 important ballot measures: campaign finance reform, civic engagement, and community board reform. This forum will explain all 3 propositions and provide a space for you to discuss them, ask...

Featured Event
Ballot Measure Forum

OCT
24

Ask A Tech

Wed, Oct 24   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

Story Time

Wed, Oct 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Birth to Five Years

An hour of stories, songs, and playing for babies and toddlers.

Story Time

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 24   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, Oct 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults esol

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!

No registration required.

 

English Conversation Group

Computer Basics

Wed, Oct 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

A Four Session, Computer Basics Workshop for Adults

Join us for this introduction to using computers

Gain basic computer skills

Create and edit a document in Microsoft Word

Acquire skills using the internet

...
Computer Basics

Tai Chi Exercise

Wed, Oct 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Learn and practice the Chinese art of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Exercise

Arts & Crafts

Wed, Oct 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

Enjoy a different arts & crafts project every week.

Arts & Crafts

Falun Dafa Exercise & Meditation

Wed, Oct 24   4:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Increase your energy and vitality while eliminating stress.

Falun Dafa Exercise & Meditation

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global foot print. Indeed, for the first time in more than...

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

OCT
25

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

Diversity Visa Lottery

Thu, Oct 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Visit the Bedford Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Adult Coloring

Thu, Oct 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Kids Tech Time

Thu, Oct 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids

Video gaming for kids.

Kids Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Oct 25   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Ryder Library

Teens

Video gaming for teens.

Teen Tech Time

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 25   5:30 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, Oct 25   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Practice your English with others in a relaxed setting.

English Conversation Group

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