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FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
19

StoryPlay 10am

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 10am

StoryPlay 11am

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 11:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 11am

Family Movies in the Dweck: Moana

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Enjoy a family movie while school's out! Free and open to all. 

Family Movies in the Dweck: Moana

Makerbot: DIY Adult Workshop

Tue, Feb 19   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults techknowledge

Intergrate art and technology together with Makerbot and Tinkercad!

Registered participants will be joining a 3-week workshop where they will create their own designs on paper, in preparation for it to be printed ...

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Makerbot: DIY Adult Workshop

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Feb 19   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Homework Help

Tue, Feb 19   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids homework help

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

Homework Help

Chess for Kids

Tue, Feb 19   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids

Come learn how to play chess with our instructor Juan!

Chess for Kids

FEB
20

Toy Time

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

Birth to Five Years

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

Ask a Tech

Wed, Feb 20   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

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.

No registration required.

Ask a Tech

Family Movies in the Dweck: The LEGO Batman Movie

Wed, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Enjoy a family movie while school's out! Free and open to all. 

Family Movies in the Dweck: The LEGO Batman Movie

Build with LEGO

Wed, Feb 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

FEB
21

Family Movies in the Dweck: Curious George

Thu, Feb 21   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Enjoy a family movie while school's out! Free and open to all. 

Family Movies in the Dweck: Curious George

Creative Aging: Active & Moving – Chinese Square Dance

Thu, Feb 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

Family Movies in the Dweck: Small Foot

Thu, Feb 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Enjoy a family movie while school's out! Free and open to all. 

Family Movies in the Dweck: Small Foot

English Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 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

FEB
22

Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Feb 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid USA for Older Adults is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of...

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Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

Central Library Friday Film Club - Documentaries about African Americans

Fri, Feb 22   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults friday film club

Rejoice and Shout  View this jubilant journey through gospel music's 200-year history featuring archival and modern footage of the musicians and singers who carried on the genre.

Central Library Friday Film Club - Documentaries about African Americans

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

Fri, Feb 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

THIS ORIENTATION IS AT CAPACITY. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please register for one of the seven remaining orientations.

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

FEB
23

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Bay Ridge Library

Kids first five years saturday storytime

Come read stories, sing songs, and have fun at our Saturday Storytime program! All ages welcome.

Saturday Storytime

English Conversation Group

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Practice speaking and listening to English.  This group meets on the second floor. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of soul songs and music to give the families a soulfully satisfying experience.

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Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

FEB
24

Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

Sun, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances and distinctive repertoire that range from commissions by today’s emerging...

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Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

FEB
25

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

Mon, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids kids create

Your favorite neighborhood kindness event is back! Come paint rocks to hide all over the neighborhood. Younger children MUST be accompanied by a participant adult, as this activity can be challenging/messy!

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

FEB
26

StoryPlay 10am

Tue, Feb 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 10am

StoryPlay 11am

Tue, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 11:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 11am

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Multi-award winning children's artist Lucy Kalantari brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Feb 26   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Homework Help

Tue, Feb 26   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids homework help

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

Homework Help

Chess for Kids

Tue, Feb 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids

Come learn how to play chess with our instructor Juan!

Chess for Kids

Supply Chain & Production in Fashion

Tue, Feb 26   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Are you a fashion designer who wants to expand your business? Join us as we explore the world of supply chains and production with Sonia Park, Assistant Vice President, Creative and Applied Tech at New York City Economic Development Corporation....

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Supply Chain & Production in Fashion

FEB
27

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Feb 27   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Toy Time

Wed, Feb 27   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

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

iPhone Basics

Wed, Feb 27   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults techknowledge

The class teaches you how to manage your general settings and passcode locks, software updates and privacy on your iPhone.

Please note that participants must bring in their own devices.

iPhone Basics

Build with LEGO

Wed, Feb 27   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

FEB
28

Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Thu, Feb 28   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults book club book discussion

 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng

“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned, from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents...

Book Discussion:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Creative Aging: Active & Moving – Chinese Square Dance

Thu, Feb 28   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

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Feb 28   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

English Conversation Group

Thu, Feb 28   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

MAR
1

Women Trailblazers: Million Dollar Entrepreneurs

Fri, Mar 1   8:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Join us for a compelling dialogue between two inspiring entrepreneurs. Selena Cuffe, co-founder of award-winning wine importer and producer, Heritage Link Brands and Brooklyn’s own Monique Greenwood, CEO of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, will...

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Women Trailblazers: Million Dollar Entrepreneurs

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 1   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Underworld  Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

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Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
2

English Conversation Group

Sat, Mar 2   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Practice speaking and listening to English.  This group meets on the second floor. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

MAR
4

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

Mon, Mar 4   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids kids create

Your favorite neighborhood kindness event is back! Come paint rocks to hide all over the neighborhood. Younger children MUST be accompanied by a participant adult, as this activity can be challenging/messy!

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

MAR
5

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Mar 5   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

MAR
6

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Mar 6   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Toy Time

Wed, Mar 6   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

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

Mitchell Jackson on Survival Math, in conversation with Esperanza Spalding

Wed, Mar 6   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Copresented with Greenlight Books

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—...

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Mitchell Jackson on Survival Math, in conversation with Esperanza Spalding

MAR
7

Creative Aging: Active & Moving – Chinese Square Dance

Thu, Mar 7   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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Mar 7   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

Philosophy in the Library: Derek Skillings on Microbes and the Self

Thu, Mar 7   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

In Philosophy in the Library, philosophers from around the world tackle the big questions. In March, we hear from Derek Skillings.

You are a holobiont - a biological unit made up of a host and its associated microbiome (bacteria, protists...

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Philosophy in the Library: Derek Skillings on Microbes and the Self

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