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MAY
22

NYC Test and Trace: COVID Test and Vaccine Van at Central Library

Sun, May 22   8:00 am to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults covid-19 health and wellness

The official NYC Health + Hospitals testing and vaccine van will be outside Central Library offering:

COVID Tests for ages 4+ at no cost to you; and COVID Vaccines for ages 12+. Walk-up vaccinations available to all eligible New...
NYC Test and Trace: COVID Test and Vaccine Van at Central Library

NYC Livecode Meetup

Sun, May 22   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

LiveCode.NYC is a New York City-based collective that gathers to discuss, promote, and explore real-time programming. Our meetups are open to all. Come with works in progress to show, with ideas to bounce around, or just with your own curiosity...

NYC Livecode Meetup

Jewish Heritage Month Storytime

Sun, May 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Birth to Five Years first five years read the city storytime

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Join us for a special storytime program in on the Central Library Plaza honoring this special month that celebrates over 350 years of Jewish life in the United States. We will be reading folktales...

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Jewish Heritage Month Storytime

MAY
23

Grab & Go: Kids Create

Mon, May 23   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Create something new and all your own! Get a Grab and Go kit to take home and create! For kids age 5-12 years old. Kits available while supplies last.

*Kits contain small parts that are not suitable for young children ages 0-4...

Grab & Go: Kids Create

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Mon, May 23   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts grab and go kits teen time

Calling all teens! Create your own beaded bracelets in honor of Brooklyn Public Library’s 125th birthday!

Each kit contains an arrangement of various shades of blue and white beads that can be made into any pattern of your choice, a pipe...

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Grab and Go Crafts: Make a Vegetable Garden!

Mon, May 23   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits

Create a vegetable garden that you don't have to water or get your hands dirty.  Pick up grab and go kits with all the supplies and instructions at the Williamsburgh Branch!

Grab and Go Crafts: Make a Vegetable Garden!

Free Notary Services

Mon, May 23   10:15 am to 11:15 am   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults all ages community partner legal resources

Some restrictions apply. Please call Harold,Jones: 917-592-5875 to confirm a notary is available before you visit.

(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

Valid photo ID was signature is required ( a current deiver's license or passport is...

Free Notary Services

Babies & Books Cancelled

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Dekalb, Auditorium

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime

 Ms Hunter is back with Storytime!!!!! Explore books, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and meet other babies and caregivers. I can't wait to see you in person. 

*mask requirement is required for all ages 2 and over

Babies & Books

Babies & Books

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Greenpoint, Reading Garden

Birth to Five Years babies & books BPL Outdoors first five years storytime

Join us for storytime in the reading garden! We will be singing songs, learning rhymes, and reading books together. 

*This is a lapsit storytime for infants who are not yet walking. Walking toddlers should attend the Toddler...

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Babies & Books

Leonard Garden Storytime!

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Leonard, Garden

Birth to Five Years early literacy everyone is welcome here storytime

Join your favorite librarians for a Monday morning story time in the Leonard Library garden! Read, sing and dance together weather permitting!

Space is limited, please stop by the reference desk for a ticket beginning at 10am.

Leonard Garden  Storytime!

StoryTime

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy storytime

Join us outside on the lawn of the Fort Hamilton Library for Storytime, sunshine and fresh air...

StoryTime

Babies & Books Cancelled

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Fort Hamilton Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy storytime

Join us outside on the lawn of the Fort Hamilton Library for Storytime, sunshine and fresh air...

Babies & Books

Story Time On the Grass @ Fort Hamilton Cancelled

Mon, May 23   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Fort Hamilton Library

Kids BPL Outdoors storytime toddler time

Join us for Storytime on the grass at Fort Hamilton. Enjoy the outdoors and listen to a story. All are welcome.

Story Time On the Grass  @ Fort Hamilton

Toddler Time

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Highway, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes for children from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents and caregivers. 

Limited space (16 individuals only)

Masks are mandatory for everyone, age 2 and up, entering the program room....

Toddler Time

Grab & Go Kit

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Rugby Library

Kids grab and go kits kids create

Get crafty at the Rugby Branch! Kits will be available all day long starting at 11 AM until supplies run out.

Share your finished product with us on Facebook @RugbyLibraryBPL or @BrooklynPublicLibraryFamily. 

Grab & Go Kit

Storytime at Washington Irving

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Washington Irving, Auditorium

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

Join us for a morning of books and songs as your baby or toddler acquires early literacy, fine motor, and language developmental skills!

Capacity is 30 people – we will have tickets. Registration is not required – you can register here...

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Storytime at Washington Irving

Therapeutic Arts & Beyond

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults health and wellness move to learn Virtual Programming

The Flow and Restore Collective began delivering Holistic Wellness Services to community organizations in the Five Boroughs in 2016. In 2019, the company incorporated and became insured as a unit of 20 Certified Holistic Wellness Practitioners,...

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Therapeutic Arts & Beyond

Blood Pressure Screening

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities

You can get your blood pressure checked for free at the Kings Bay Library. Kings Bay library in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS) offers taking blood pressure every Monday from 11 am to 12 pm. The taking of blood...

Blood Pressure Screening

Microsoft Excel Basics

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning computer programming 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.

The topics covered in...

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Microsoft Excel Basics

Chess Workshop

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands, Meeting Room

Adults adult learning Chess Workshop

Come to the Flatlands Library on

Monday May 23rd at 11AM to play/learn how to play chess! 

 

Chess Workshop

Dyker Presents: Learn Art Fundamentals from Rob Silverman

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Dyker Library, Auditorium

Older Adults Artists on Site arts and crafts

For Beginners or the Experienced artist. Rob Silverman will help you build a strong foundation and improve your skills to help you create realistic form, exciting color and engaging composition. This series of 8 progressive sessions at Dyker will...

Dyker Presents: Learn Art Fundamentals from Rob Silverman

Drop In Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving)

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Adults career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

Please call the branch to confirm the times above, as they are subject...

Drop In Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving)

Creating Content Your Customers Value | NYC SBS

Mon, May 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Many businesses think that marketing only means advertising. As effective entrepreneurs know, however, customers are more interested and loyal to businesses whose marketing content provides value.

This course will provide you with the...

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Creating Content Your Customers Value | NYC SBS

Babies & Books

Mon, May 23   11:15 am to 11:45 am   Greenpoint, Reading Garden

Birth to Five Years babies & books BPL Outdoors first five years storytime

Join us for storytime in the reading garden! We will be singing songs, learning rhymes, and reading books together. 

*This is a lapsit storytime for infants who are not yet walking. Walking toddlers should attend the Toddler...

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Babies & Books

Reliving Legends Photobooth

Mon, May 23   11:30 am to 4:30 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Older Adults all ages Artists and Archives photography

Ever wondered what it would be like to stand next to a legend?

Well, now you can at the Clinton Hill branch!

Standing in front of a green screen, we'll insert you  into an iconic black and white photograph of famous legends or...

Reliving Legends Photobooth

Virtual English Conversation Group CANCELED Cancelled

Mon, May 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group Immigrant Services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English for fun conversation online with Zoom video!

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the...

Virtual English Conversation Group CANCELED

Monday Matinee

Mon, May 23   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Clinton Hill, Meeting Room

Older Adults movies at the library photography

Join us at the Clinton Hill branch this May for Monday Matinees!

May 9th and May 23rd from 1pm to 3pm.

May is Photography Month so we'll screen films about photography and the film industry.

 

As this is...

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Monday Matinee

Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Mon, May 23   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens & Young Adults Bklyn Incubator Cycle Alliance Healthy Communities teen time

Period Product Distribution Days When: Every Monday through June 13, while supplies last Where: Central Library, Youth Wing--Young Adult Reference Desk What: A week's worth of menstruation products. Each kit may include 7 tampons, 7 maxi...
Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Mon, May 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Mon, May 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a fun crafting session.

Kids of all ages welcome.

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Borough Park presents Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

Mon, May 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school Chess Workshop

Join the Borough Park Library and improve your game with chess masterJuan P Tica. You are invited to our scheduled Chess Program via Zoom. 

This program, for kids and teens, takes place on lichess.org.  Please create...

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Borough Park presents Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

Borough Park presents Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

Mon, May 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school Chess Workshop

Join the Borough Park Library and improve your game with chess masterJuan P Tica. You are invited to our scheduled Chess Program via Zoom. 

This program, for kids and teens, takes place on lichess.org.  Please create...

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Borough Park presents Chess Workshop with Juan Tica

Borough Park Presents Chess with Juan Tica

Mon, May 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school Chess Workshop game on

Join Certified Chess Instructor, Juan P Tica virtually from  Brooklyn Public Library Borough Park for instruction and competition.  Please create a Free Online Chess account at this link:    https//lichess....

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Borough Park Presents Chess with Juan Tica

Creative Writing Workshop

Mon, May 23   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

The writing workshop is  designed to allow writers of all backgrounds, ages and  experience levels to work together and grow as writers.  Participants write to the prompt offered by the experienced and trained leader and are...

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Creative Writing Workshop

Library lab

Mon, May 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Adams Street, Multipurpose Room

Kids after school Library Lab

For ages 6-12 year old.

Come visit the library for a fun science experiment. 

Library lab

East New York Reads Homework Help

Mon, May 23   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school East New York Reads homework help

Brooklyn Public Library is offering virtual homework help sessions via the East New York Reads Initiative to school aged students. ALL students from K to 5th grade are welcome to join. The sessions take place on Zoom. Link will be provided...

East New York Reads Homework Help

Anime Mondays

Mon, May 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Teens & Young Adults anime and manga teen time

Come chill out with Librarian Kristian at the Mill Basin Library for an hour of anime every Monday. Woohoo!

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Anime Mondays

Arts and Craft

Mon, May 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Show your creative side. Make new friends.

Arts and Craft

Chess Workshop

Mon, May 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Coney Island, Meeting Room 2

Kids Chess Workshop

 Chess workshop for kids

Chess Workshop

Kahoot! Trivia

Mon, May 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen time video games Virtual Programming

Challenge your friends to a trivia game. We will be using the online trivia platform Kahoot!

Register so that we can send you a secure Zoom link. 

 

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Kahoot! Trivia

Join the Highlawn Chess Workshop with Chess Master Reinaldo Duran

Mon, May 23   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Join the Highlawn Library and improve your game with chess master Reinaldo Duran. 

This program, for kids and teens, takes place on lichess.org.  Please create an account on lichess.org ahead of time. We will send you...

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Join the Highlawn Chess Workshop with Chess Master Reinaldo Duran

Bklynthology Information Session

Mon, May 23   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing

Teens 13-18 are eligible to win gift cards by writing short stories! Join us on Zoom to learn about BKLYNthology, a short story anthology being published at the New Utrecht branch. During the Zoom meeting, we will be going over expectations...

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Bklynthology Information Session

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, May 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English for fun conversation online with Zoom video!

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the...

Virtual English Conversation Group

RESCHEDULED DATE: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends IV: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Mon, May 23   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn

Adults BPL Presents classical interludes live music

This listing is for the rescheduled date of this program. RSVPs from the original date will be honored here.

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends explores the moments that make up our lives in song. Works that bookend careers, meditate on...

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RESCHEDULED DATE: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends IV: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Adult Book Club/Discussion: Diana Wynne Jones's "Cart and Cwidder"

Mon, May 23   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion Virtual Programming

Join the Diana Wynne Jones Adult Book Discussion as we discuss "Cart and Cwidder (Dalemark Book I)":

Cart and Cwidder is the first in the best-selling Dalemark Quartet of books and tells the story of Moril and his brother and sister who...

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Adult Book Club/Discussion: Diana Wynne Jones's "Cart and Cwidder"

MAY
24

Virtual Kids Create! First 5 Years

Tue, May 24   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years kids create Virtual Programming

Join us every Tuesday for a new art project you can easily replicate at home.  These fun artistic exploration will help your little one develop their creativity and their fine motor skills.

New videos are posted...

Virtual Kids Create! First 5 Years

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Tue, May 24   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts grab and go kits teen time

Calling all teens! Create your own beaded bracelets in honor of Brooklyn Public Library’s 125th birthday!

Each kit contains an arrangement of various shades of blue and white beads that can be made into any pattern of your choice, a pipe...

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Bebés Geniales Bushwick and Brownsville

Tue, May 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Brainy Babies early literacy first five years multilingual storytime

Join us for a brain-building program on Zoom for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers from Bushwick or Brownsville.  Includes storytimes in English and Spanish, early literacy tips, craft ideas, songs with a...

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Bebés Geniales Bushwick and Brownsville

Gathering Wool: knit and crochet

Tue, May 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Join us for a virtual knitting/crocheting/needlework get together. Share your projects and your morning coffee. 

Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom link one hour before the program starts. 

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Gathering Wool: knit and crochet

Green Market @ Cadman Plaza!

Tue, May 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cadman Plaza

Adults bpl 125 BPL Outdoors

Your new Brooklyn Heights Library is opening June 8th - let's celebrate together!

Join us at the Green Market on Cadman Plaza on Tuesdays. We'll be there - with some giveaways! - to answer any questions about the new...

Green Market @ Cadman Plaza!

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