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DEC
14

Learn More About Person-Centered Aprentiships

Fri, Dec 14   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

Laura Cucinotta from AHRCNYC’s Quality Improvement department,  will discuss AHRC's Person-Centered Apprentice program.  Martinelli will highlight her experience with the process.  Ms. Martinelli will emphasize ...

Learn More About Person-Centered Aprentiships

Stoop Meditation Pop-Up

Fri, Dec 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults

Take a break and enjoy 30 minutes of meditation at the Stoop Meditation Pop-Up at BPL Central Library!

Take a few minutes today to share some love, kindness, and connection with yourself--and with our community....

Register
Stoop Meditation Pop-Up

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Fri, Dec 14   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults career

Come and meet with staff from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), who will work with job seekers to connect them to resources.

--Help with your job search, resume review, interviewing, networking, etc.

--Learn about...

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults resume

Resume & Career Help at Central Library is cancelled on Friday, December 14. As an alternative, please consider attending the New York State Department of Labor Counseling session from 1:30-3:30 pm, also at Central Library. Resume &...

Cancelled
Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Central Library Friday Film Club: A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel)

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club holiday movies

Your Friday Film Club for the month of December features an assortment of holiday-related films with an emphasis on "Family Tension". For the second installment, we selected A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel).

The troubled Vuillard...

Central Library Friday Film Club: A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel)

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Dec 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults arts and crafts

Join the Info Commons for a relaxing watercolor session and meet other art enthusiasts in Brooklyn. You can work on your own watercolor projects, paint from a still life, or simply do some coloring pages. All materials will be provided; if you...

Watercolor Hour

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 14   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

English Conversation Group

Fri, Dec 14   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

DIY Friday!

Fri, Dec 14   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens diy teen time

Make jewelry, duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens.

All teens in 6th grade and up welcome! 

DIY Friday!

DEC
15

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sat, Dec 15   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Dec 15   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer basics email

New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Story and Play

Sat, Dec 15   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Dec 15   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

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

Kids

This is a world premiere musical about a little snow girl with big dreams! Ella lives with her Grandpa in Snowflake Junction and with the first snowfall of winter, she creates Sarah the Snow Girl. She doesn’t have the fanciest hat or buttons, but...

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Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

A Tour of Central Library

Sat, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

This tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. The tour will introduce attendees to the history of the library’s spaces and its services. The tour...

Featured Event
A Tour of Central Library

Chess Workshop

Sat, Dec 15   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Learn how to play, or improve your game, with help from our chess instructor!

Chess Workshop

Chess Workshop

Sat, Dec 15   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Learn how to play, or improve your game, with help from our chess instructor!

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Dec 15   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

DEC
16

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sun, Dec 16   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities gaming

Get your game on and join us for fun filled afternoons of Minecraft, rumble patch controllers, Wii and much, much more.

Ages 13 and up with and without disabilities

For more information call 718.253.4948

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Mini-Book Sale

Sun, Dec 16   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults

Did you miss our October sale? Need to stock up on gifts for the holiday season? Join us at this mini-book sale.  We will have a well curated collection of books and media for all ages.

Kids/teens and paperback books - $1...
Featured Event
Mini-Book Sale

DEC
17

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Mon, Dec 17   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

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...

Featured Event
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Dec 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Dec 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

English Conversation Group

Mon, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Cancelled
English Conversation Group

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

Improve your research skills

Mon, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults

Conducting research is a fundamental skill for everyone. Whether you’re browsing websites or using scholarly materials such as journal articles, you need to know how to formulate good searches, evaluate your sources and organize information. This...

Featured Event
Improve your research skills

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Dec 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Mon, Dec 17   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Mon, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Listen to a story, make a simple craft and meet a new friends.

Story & Craft for Preschoolers

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Mon, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Teens, join us for analog games (board games, card games, RPGs) and anime!

Every Monday at 4 PM in the Youth Wing.

Games include Magic: The Gathering, Exploding Kittens, Machi Koro, Sushi Go!, Munchkin, Dungeons and...

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Dec 17   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

Adults career resume

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Resume Editing Help

English Conversation Group

Mon, Dec 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English! Free! No registration required.

English Conversation Group

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (Part Three: The Renaissance)

Mon, Dec 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults book discussion

The Renaissance (volume 5 of The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant)
Our discussion will focus on Leonardo da Vinci as creative genius and Machiavelli as political genius.

Please join us for a three part series of...

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (Part Three: The Renaissance)

Bracing for the Revolution: Landmark Documents and Speeches in American History

Mon, Dec 17   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults

Bracing for the Revolution is a free ten-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The US is at a crossroads. The status quo cannot endure much longer.  Too many people are hurting and...

Bracing for the Revolution: Landmark Documents and Speeches in American History

DEC
18

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Tue, Dec 18   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Free Financial Coaching

Tue, Dec 18   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

Free Financial Coaching

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Creative Aging: Storytelling Through Memories Teleconference for the Homebound

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Older Adults

Brooklyn Public Library presents a storytelling workshop through Creative Aging program.

This course explores the ways we tell stories about our communities through various formats such as oral storytelling, emotional techniques, and...

Creative Aging: Storytelling Through Memories Teleconference for the Homebound

User Experience Design: Free Training wiht CUNY TechWorks

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business career

Attend an information session to learn how Kingsborough Community College's new tuition-FREE User Experience training program can help you break into one of the most in-demand fields.  Classes will take place in ...

Register
User Experience Design: Free Training wiht CUNY TechWorks

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

Digital Photo Enhancement

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. Get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program.

Register
Digital Photo Enhancement

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 18   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Dec 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Ask a Tech

Tue, Dec 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

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

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