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NOV
5

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Nov 5   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

2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

Mon, Nov 5   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

​In this one-of-a-kind Midterm Explainer, offered the eve of the midterm vote, Farai Chideya unravels the complicated tales that voter demographics tell and how that tale can spell out the fate of a given candidate.

In recent years,...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

NOV
6

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Tue, Nov 6   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

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Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

Tue, Nov 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

It is full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly, having fun!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

NOV
7

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago

Wed, Nov 7   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Join us for the opening reception of Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago, from 7-9pm in the Dweck Auditorium and Lobby.

The evening will begin with an artist talk by Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye, who will speak about the...

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago

NOV
9

Teen Time

Fri, Nov 9   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

NOV
10

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Nov 10   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: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Sat, Nov 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

NYC kids! Come meet the author of the beloved series set in Harlem, The Vanderbeekers, and celebrate book 2, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. Karina Yan Glaser will read from the new book, be in conversation with Maggie Pouncey, Co-Owner...

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Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Team Up to Read

Sat, Nov 10   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

NOV
11

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Sun, Nov 11   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

We commemorate Veterans Day today, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. Today’s film is based on the German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which tells the story of Paul Bäumer (played by Lew Ayres), who...

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

NOV
13

The Review Panel

Tue, Nov 13   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

NOV
14

Mental Health First Aid

Wed, Nov 14   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

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Mental Health First Aid

NOV
15

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Nov 15   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, Nov 15   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

NOV
16

Teen Time

Fri, Nov 16   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

NOV
17

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Sat, Nov 17   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

 Come out and see hilarious short comedy films and a performance by the Actionplay Chorus who have been featured on HBO and Comedy Central’s a Night of Too Many Stars!  Actionplay is an organization devoted to inclusive arts and culture...

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Nov 17   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: Nugget & Fang

Sat, Nov 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

ArtsPower’s colorful musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who are two unlikely undersea pals. When Nugget swims off to school and is taught that sharks are known to eat smaller fish, Nugget decides that the two should...

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Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. 

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Team Up to Read

Sat, Nov 17   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

NOV
18

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. ...

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
20

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

Tue, Nov 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Join the fun with folk songs, cowboy songs and other fun songs sprinkled in. Tunes to sing, holler and hoedown to with Hopalong Andrew! C'mon down, y'hear!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

NOV
25

Classical Interludes: counter)induction

Sun, Nov 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

...

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Classical Interludes: counter)induction

NOV
26

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Nov 26   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

NOV
28

Jarrett J. Krosoczka in Conversation with National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jaqueline Woodson

Wed, Nov 28   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens

 Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka as he reads from his young adult graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO. After the reading, Jarrett will be joined on stage by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson to discuss writing, children's...

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka in Conversation with                                                                      National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jaqueline Woodson

NOV
30

Teen Time

Fri, Nov 30   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

DEC
1

Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

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

Kids

Giants of Science Live is an all-out sonic and visual experience featuring songs from The Pop Ups critically acclaimed new album, their Amazon Video Special, and classics from their two GRAMMY nominated albums. The show is a wild adventure...

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Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

DEC
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

Sun, Dec 2   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell first co-starred in director Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven.  Lucky Star is their third and final work with Borzage, from a story by Tristram Tupper, who wrote for movies between serving in both World Wars....

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

DEC
4

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Funkytown Playground

Tue, Dec 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Come on down to the Funkytown Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers and tambourines, dance with bubbles and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute. 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Funkytown Playground

Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

Tue, Dec 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In December's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."

Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common, and some of the common pitfalls of identity thinking...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

DEC
7

Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Dec 7   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

Featured Event
Mental Health First Aid

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 7   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

DEC
9

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Sun, Dec 9   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Called a “volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone” (Los Angeles Times), Lara St. John is equally at home with classical works, new music, folk, and beyond. She is joined by multifaceted pianist Matt Herskowitz, recognized for his jazz,...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

DEC
10

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Dec 10   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

DEC
11

The Review Panel

Tue, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

DEC
14

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 14   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

DEC
15

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

Sat, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Two snowflakes are the same and neither are two snowmen. Join us for the heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams.

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Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

DEC
17

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Dec 17   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...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Creative Aging: Words and Memories

Mon, Dec 17   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

DEC
18

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Rolie Polie Guacamole

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

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 with Rolie Polie Guacamole

DEC
21

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 21   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

DEC
28

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 28   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

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