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OCT
23

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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Tue, Oct 23   2:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

Kids can earn FREE books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

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

Family Movie Night: Uncle Drew

Tue, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Come see the hit movie about a basketball team everyone thought was finished on our large screen. Free for all ages.

Parents and caregivers: Uncle Drew is rated PG-13.  Check out this site and IMDB's Parental...

Family Movie Night: Uncle Drew

Resume Coaching

Tue, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults

From October through December receive resume assistance from a trained volunteer.

Job seekers will be provided individual help with resume, cover letter, and other employment related objectives.

Cancelled
Resume Coaching

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...

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Ballot Measure Forum

OCT
24

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 24   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months

Toddler Time

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

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

Brooklyn Robotics League

Wed, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

Do you love LEGOS, robotics, teamwork and…space? Then join our new Brooklyn Robotics League by October 5th.

This year’s theme is Into Orbit; kids and teens (ages 9-17) will learn to use LEGO EV3 robotics while exploring STEM concepts that...

Brooklyn Robotics League

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

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 25   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years multilingual storytime spanish

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

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

Read for the Record

Thu, Oct 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids read for the record

Celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience across the US.

Enjoy a reading of Maybe something beautiful.

Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell; Illustrations by Rafael Lopez.

Based...

Read for the Record

Read for the Record

Thu, Oct 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids read for the record

Celebrate literacy by participating in this annual shared reading experience.  For more information about Read for the Record, visit https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/.

This year's book is Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art...

Read for the Record

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Thu, Oct 25   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults

This program is for ages 14 and up. Just bring your imagination, patience, and willingness to learn! Relax and create a gift you can say you made yourself.

 

All materials will be provided for you.

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

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

OCT
26

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Oct 26   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

Williamsburgh Library Playdate

Fri, Oct 26   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy stem & steam storytime

Stop by the Williamsburgh LibraryPlaydate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s favorite toys.

For...

Williamsburgh Library Playdate

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Oct 26   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults

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

Overeaters Anonymous

Teen Time

Fri, Oct 26   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

Teen Gaming & DIY

Fri, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens diy gaming gaming for teens teen tech time

Come play video games on the Wii U or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12! We are also having DIY in the same location where you can make something out of nothing!

Teen Gaming & DIY

OCT
27

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Sat, Oct 27   10:30 am to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

Kids can earn FREE books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 27   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!

Neighborhood Cats: Trap, Neuter, & Release Workshop

Sat, Oct 27   11:00 am to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults

Get certified in Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR), a humane and effective way to control free-roaming cat populations. At this workshop offered by Neighborhood Cats, you'll...

Become TNR-Certified Get access to free spaying/neutering Get...
Neighborhood Cats: Trap, Neuter, & Release Workshop

Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

Sat, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

As Halloween approaches, join magician Myron the Magnificent for an afternoon of spooky, haunted, mysteries. Myron will amaze by levitating strange objects, sending items away to the netherworld, and performing other miracles before your very...

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Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 27   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Team Up to Read

Sat, Oct 27   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
29

Computer Basics

Mon, Oct 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to hardware...

Computer Basics

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais Class

Mon, Oct 29   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

Diversity Visa Lottery

Mon, Oct 29   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

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Oct 29   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults music

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Join us  and we’ll help you start strumming for free.

Please bring your own instrument if you can.

 

Learn How Play the Guitar

Game On!: Chess

Mon, Oct 29   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: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

Mon, Oct 29   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

What won't we hear about foreign policy as the 2018 midterms unfold? More than we think, according to Nermeen Shaikh, Co-Host and Producer at Democracy Now!

In addition to her role at Democracy Now! Nermeen Shaikh has previously worked in...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

OCT
30

Toddler Time

Tue, Oct 30   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

Preschool Storytime

Tue, Oct 30   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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Tue, Oct 30   2:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

Kids can earn FREE books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

DIY Tween/Teen Arts and Crafts

Tue, Oct 30   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

Resume Coaching

Tue, Oct 30   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults

From October through December receive resume assistance from a trained volunteer.

Job seekers will be provided individual help with resume, cover letter, and other employment related objectives.

Resume Coaching

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

**PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of a personal narrative with unflinching candor and...

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

OCT
31

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 31   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months

Toddler Time

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 31   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

Computer Basics

Wed, Oct 31   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

Brooklyn Robotics League

Wed, Oct 31   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

Do you love LEGOS, robotics, teamwork and…space? Then join our new Brooklyn Robotics League by October 5th.

This year’s theme is Into Orbit; kids and teens (ages 9-17) will learn to use LEGO EV3 robotics while exploring STEM concepts that...

Brooklyn Robotics League

NOV
1

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Nov 1   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years multilingual storytime spanish

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

Thu, Nov 1   12:45 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has presided over exhibitions in which painter Amy Sherald’s works were included and was involved in the selection of Sherald to paint the portrait of former first lady...

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Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Nov 1   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

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