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FEB
16

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 16   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

After School Homework Help

Sat, Feb 16   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids homework help

Cortelyou Library supports young learners with free after-school homework help provided by trained volunteers. 

After School Homework Help

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 16   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years

Stories, songs, rhymes, and lots more to enjoy. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join in.

Saturday Storytime

NYC Uke Squad February Jam

Sat, Feb 16   11:30 am to 1:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults music

The NYC Uke Squad invites all interested ukulele players to join in our January Ukulele Jam session at the Leonard Library on Saturday, February 16th, (11:30AM - 1:30PM). All ages and levels are welcome, but attendees...

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NYC Uke Squad February Jam

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Group

Sat, Feb 16   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults adult learning

Join us for an hour of Sahaja Yoga and Meditation.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Group

Build with LEGO

Sat, Feb 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids build with lego

 

Fun Lego project for ages 6 and up.

Build with LEGO

Girls Who Code

Sat, Feb 16   2:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Cortelyou Library

Teens

Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more!

 

...
Girls Who Code

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Feb 16   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids drag queen story hour saturday storytime

Leonard Library is pleased to announce Drag Queen Story Hour with the Salami Sisters!

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the...

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Drag Queen Story Hour

Smartphone Security 101

Sat, Feb 16   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

Whether covering a protest or just the day-to-day of the city, mobile devices open the potential for anyone to tell a story from a first-person perspective. As with many emerging technologies though, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets...

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Smartphone Security 101

FEB
17

Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

Sun, Feb 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults black history month book discussion women's history month

The Black Luminary Society invites Brooklyn Public Library patrons to join in a two-part series celebrating the life and legacy of literary ancestor, Zora Neale Hurston and the recently released book Barracoon. 

PART I
- In...

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Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

FEB
19

Digital Storytelling for Mac

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio...

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Digital Storytelling for Mac

Microsoft Excel Basics

Tue, Feb 19   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults microsoft office techknowledge

Microsoft Excel Basics introduces new and returning spreadsheet users to the basics of storing, managing and analyzing data in a spreadsheet document. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Excel 2010.

 

Microsoft Excel Basics

Chair Yoga

Tue, Feb 19   1:45 pm to 3:00 pm   Leonard Library

Older Adults yoga and meditation

Join us for this gentle form of yoga.  Participants will be taught a way of achieving mental and physcial wellness by sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  If you are unable to attend...

Chair Yoga

Library Lab: Forms of Matter: CO2

Tue, Feb 19   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids after school library lab stem & steam

Explore what happens inside a soda bottle when vinegar and baking soda meet!

Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library’s dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6 to 10) and their families. Explore Science, Technology,...

Library Lab: Forms of Matter: CO2

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Feb 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our Wii Switch is your Wii Switch every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Arms and more. (grades 6 and up.) See...

Teen Tech Time

Kids Create

Tue, Feb 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join other kids in creating a new craft project every week that you can take home with you! Intended for kids ages 6-12.

Kids Create

Story Play

Tue, Feb 19   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years

Listening to a story and play toys.

Story Play

The Ditmas Examiner Teen Writing Workshop

Tue, Feb 19   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Teens creative writing teen time writing workshop

The Ditmas Examiner is a program for high school students who want to cover their community, learn about journalism – and make a difference. We’ll produce a news web site and a print newspaper covering Ditmas Park and parts of Flatbush, Prospect...

The Ditmas Examiner Teen Writing Workshop

Yoga

Tue, Feb 19   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard Library

Adults fitness health and wellness

Adults will enjoy the pleasure of moving their body, safely, under expert guidance. Beginners are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Yoga

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Quail vs. Ticks by Eric Powers

Tue, Feb 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

“Ranger Eric” as students know him, is a biologist, teacher, photographer, outdoorsman, and overall nature-lover. He started leading nature hikes in 1987 as a Park Ranger in Colorado until he served two years in the US Peace Corps as an...

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Quail vs. Ticks by Eric Powers

FEB
20

Caregiver Meetup

Wed, Feb 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults build with duplo first five years

We welcome caregivers to mingle, network, and interact with other caregivers while the children play & listen to music. Self supervised.

Urdu Storytime resumes 2/27/19!

Caregiver Meetup

Toddler Time

Wed, Feb 20   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Toddlers 18 to 24 months have their own special time for stories and songs.

Toddler Time

Ask a Tech

Wed, Feb 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Leonard 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 drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Babies & Books

Wed, Feb 20   11:30 am to 12:15 pm   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

Babies and great books - a classic combination! For little ones 0 to 20 months.

Babies & Books

Research Workshop 101

Wed, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning

Learn how to create keyword searches, and how to access library databases to find scholarly and peer-reviewed resources for academic research. Open to college students and adult learners.

Research Workshop 101

Crochet Circle

Wed, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Get hooked at Cortelyou! Come learn the new, valuable skill of crochet. All levels of experience are welcome to join, from beginners to those with years of experience. Please bring your own hook and yarn (these items may be found at any craft...

Crochet Circle

Chess Workshop

Wed, Feb 20   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids after school chess workshop kids explore

Perfect your game with the help of an instructor, and play with friends!

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30pm- 4:30pm.

Chess Workshop

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Feb 20   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids reading is fundamental

All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate. Ages 0 to 17 years old.  Youth will be allowed to choose a free book when they join RIF and on their birthday. Youth can earn additional books by borrowing and...

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Urban Stages presents African Dance & Folktales

Wed, Feb 20   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids

Join us in celebrating Black History Month! African folktales are woven through an interactive African Dance class with Urban Stages.

 

Urban Stages presents African Dance & Folktales

English Conversation Group

Wed, Feb 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults english conversation group

Practice English in a conversation group at the Cortelyou Library.  Join other adults who are learning to speak English.

FREE!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

ESL Citizenship Exam Preparation

Wed, Feb 20   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S Citizen we can help! Join our free exam preparation group.

ESL Citizenship Exam Preparation

Genealogy for Beginners

Wed, Feb 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults research

This class explores the databases and resources available to genealogy researchers. This course is intended for the genealogy beginner, and participants will receive hands-on training as well as a list of genealogical research...

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Genealogy for Beginners

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

Wed, Feb 20   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations music

A dialog and demonstration featuring Hip Hop legends and contributors to the culture

In this four-part series, we will present major Hip Hop legends discussing their craft and contributions to Hip Hop culture. They’ll also give a hands-on...

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

FEB
21

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Feb 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Toddler Time with Reading is Fundamental

Thu, Feb 21   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Join us for books, fingerplays, rhymes and songs! Specifically tailored for toddlers who are walking independently. Space is limited; tickets are required and will be given out beginning at 10:00 AM at the information desk, first come first...

Toddler Time with Reading is Fundamental

Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y) Space Limited

Thu, Feb 21   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Leonard Library

Kids toddler time

Toddlers have a chance to explore the exciting world of yoga under the supervision of an experienced and expert instructor.

Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y) Space Limited

Babies & Books with Reading is Fundamental

Thu, Feb 21   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Join us for books, bounces, rhymes, songs, and playtime! Specifically tailored for babies who are not walking independently yet. Space is limited; tickets are required and will be given out beginning at 10:00 AM at the information desk...

Babies & Books with Reading is Fundamental

Babies & Books with Reading is Fundamental

Thu, Feb 21   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Join us for books, bounces, rhymes, songs, and playtime! Specifically tailored for babies who are not walking independently yet. Space is limited; tickets are required and will be given out beginning at 10:00 AM at the information desk...

Babies & Books with Reading is Fundamental

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Thu, Feb 21   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults support groups

Facilitated by Jennette Selig, PD (DTI), CLEC. Jennette is a neighborhood mom, childbirth educator, and lactation educator/counselor.

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Chess Workshop

Thu, Feb 21   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids after school chess workshop kids explore

Perfect your game with the help of an instructor, and play with friends!

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30pm- 4:30pm.

Chess Workshop

After School Homework Help

Thu, Feb 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids homework help

Cortelyou Library supports young learners with free after-school homework help provided by trained volunteers. 

After School Homework Help

Chess Workshop for Kids

Thu, Feb 21   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids chess workshop teen time

Is there anything more exciting and fascinating than chess? We think not! Kids 8 and up are invited to play and improve their skills in this, the most ancient and mysterious of board games.

Chess Workshop for Kids

FamilyMovie -

Thu, Feb 21   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids family movie

This movie program is for ages 10 up.

FamilyMovie -

Russian Storytime России История Время

Thu, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime russian storytime

Приглашаем детей и родителей ! Рассказы и песни на русском языке

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

Russian Storytime России История Время

eBooks Basics

Thu, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults techknowledge

Learn how to download E-books, audio books and more unto your tablet, kindle or iPad. Feel free to bring your own devices!

Session is on a first come, first served basis.

eBooks Basics

Grow Your Business: Public Relations and Social Media Monitoring

Thu, Feb 21   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Attend this workshop to learn how Cision, an online resource, can help you find media outlets, and create and send a press release. You'll also learn how to set up BPL's Cision account to monitor social...

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Grow Your Business: Public Relations and Social Media Monitoring

FEB
22

Thomas The Tank Engine Play Time

Fri, Feb 22   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Cortelyou Library

Birth to Five Years

Join us for a very special play time featuring our very own, generously donated Thomas the Tank Engine Play Set! For all ages. 

Thomas The Tank Engine Play Time

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Fri, Feb 22   10:30 am to 2:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults income tax

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.   Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:30am.

Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day, but please visit the following week or visit one of our other sites...

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Adult Stress Relief Coloring

Fri, Feb 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults

Come to Cortelyou Library at 11AM on Fridays for some adult stress relief coloring for an hour. Colored pencils and coloring books are included.

Adult Stress Relief Coloring

Family Movie

Fri, Feb 22   2:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids

Looking for a fun activity during school vacation week? Come & enjoy a screening of "Smallfoot" at the Cortelyou Library!

Smallfoot: A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

Family Movie

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