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JUL
19

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, Jul 19   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free

Spanish Conversation Group

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Jul 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, Jul 19   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

bric

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

English Conversation Group

Thu, Jul 19   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Thu, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Join others to share your thoughts and ideas through creative writing!  No registration required.

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Cultures of Resistance Film Screening: BURKINABÈ RISING

Thu, Jul 19   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bpl presents

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged...

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Cultures of Resistance Film Screening: BURKINABÈ RISING

1984/48 (#18): A Book Discussion

Thu, Jul 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

1984 book club book discussion

BPL is hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months. Groups began to form in January 2017.

Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. The...

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JUL
20

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Jul 20   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Fri, Jul 20   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

First Five Years music storytime yoga

Join us for a musical toddler yoga storytime. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.

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Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

German Conversation Group

Fri, Jul 20   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 2

World Language Conversation

Improve your German in an informal and fun setting!

German Conversation Group

Free Summer Meals

Fri, Jul 20   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   DeKalb Library

 Free Summer Meals for kids under 18. Come and enjoy!

Free Summer Meals

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Jul 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

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)

Central Library Friday Film Club

Fri, Jul 20   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

LGBTQ Feature Film Series

Carol  (2015)

An aspiring photographer develops and intimate relationship with and older woman in 1950s New York.

Central Library Friday Film Club

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Jul 20   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

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

Build with LEGO

Fri, Jul 20   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Fun LEGO projects for ages 5 and up.

Build with LEGO

Chess Club

Fri, Jul 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

 

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

Chess Club

Fri, Jul 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

 

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

Chess Club

Fri, Jul 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

 

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, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

DIY Friday

Fri, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

arts and crafts diy teen time

Join us in the Youth Wing for blackout poetry, duct tape crafts, and more! 

All teens in 6th grade and up are welcome. 

DIY Friday

DIY Fridays

Fri, Jul 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Make buttons,  duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens. For 6th grade and up. 

DIY Fridays

JUL
21

Imagination Playground

Sat, Jul 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

First Five Years

Join us this summer on Saturday mornings for imaginative & constructive play on Central Library’s Plaza. Rain location: Dweck Lobby on the lower level inside the library.

Imagination Playground

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Jul 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

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, Jul 21   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

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, Jul 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jul 21   11:00 am to 11:45 am   DeKalb Library

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday Storytime

Central Library Tour

Sat, Jul 21   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library

Tours meet at the Central Library Welcome Desk

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...

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Central Library Tour

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Jul 21   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   DeKalb Library

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 &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Chess Workshop

Sat, Jul 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

summer reading

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

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Jul 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

 

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

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

JUL
22

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Jul 22   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Gaming inclusive services

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

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Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Jul 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Jul 22   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

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 &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

JUL
23

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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, Jul 23   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Story and Play

Mon, Jul 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy storytime

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

Story and Play

Preschool Storytime

Mon, Jul 23   10:15 am to 11:00 am   DeKalb Library

Come and join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Ages 3-5.

Preschool Storytime

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jul 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

Babies & Books

Mon, Jul 23   11:15 am to 12:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Storytimes with Music, Rhymes and Fun for Babies, Toddlers and Caregivers.

 

Babies & Books

English Conversation Group

Mon, Jul 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Free Summer Meals

Mon, Jul 23   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   DeKalb Library

 Free Summer Meals for kids under 18. Come and enjoy!

Free Summer Meals

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

Mon, Jul 23   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Know Your Rights

Mon, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

business career

The New York City Office of Labor Policy and Standards (OLPS) will provide information on the Freelance Isn't Free Act, including: what freelance workers are entitled to under the law, what hiring parties should provide in their contracts, and...

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Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Know Your Rights

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

writing workshop

Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcomed. No prior writing experience is necessary.

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Kids Create

Mon, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Create an arts & crafts project and have fun with your friends.

Kids Create

Preschool Story & Craft

Mon, Jul 23   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come hear fun stories and make a craft. For ages 3-6.

Preschool Story & Craft

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Jul 23   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

career resume

NOTE: The July 16, 23 and 30 Resume Editing Help sessions have been canceled. Evening Resume Editing Help will continue to be available on Wednesdays, 5-7 pm. 

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look...

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Resume Editing Help

Internet Basics an KREYÒL

Mon, Jul 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

business

Learn what the internet is and how to navigate internet browsers. Conducted in Haitian Creole.

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Internet Basics an KREYÒL

Digital Marketing for Savvy Entrepreneurs-Launch & Grow Your Business: Google It! Make Your Website Work for You

Mon, Jul 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an old site), Google Coach, Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks can help. Attend this workshop to understand search engine optimization and using social media to grow your business. Learn how to...

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Digital Marketing for Savvy Entrepreneurs-Launch & Grow Your Business: Google It! Make Your Website Work for You

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