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Teen Book Club Book Art Expression and Crafts on Discord

Fri, Sep 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts book club book discussion DIY

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.

Show us any art you’ve made pertaining to the current book. You can draw, paint, cosplay, digital art, etc. You can...

Teen Book Club Book Art Expression and Crafts on Discord

Craft Time with Jessica

Fri, Sep 17   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

 

Get Creative

Come and Learn to Make a

Fall  Leaf Wreath with Jessica!!!!

 

 

 

Craft Time with Jessica

SEP
18

Cortelyou Library Friends Virtual Meeting

Sat, Sep 18   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Adults Friends of the Library

Join the Cortelyou Friends of the Library group and become an advocate for library service in your neighborhood and beyond. We meet the second Saturday of every month and are currently meeting virtually at 9:30 a.m. Register for a Zoom link to be...

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Cortelyou Library Friends Virtual Meeting

Grab & Go kits-Red Hook

Sat, Sep 18   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Free !Each Saturday morning, Red Hook will put out a new Grab and Go childrens craft in our lobby for pickup. While supplies last.

Grab & Go kits-Red Hook

Grab & Go DIY for Teens

Sat, Sep 18   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Teens & Young Adults DIY grab and go kits summer reading teen time

Be Creative !
 

Grab & Go DIY for Teens

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Sep 18   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Adults adult learning literacy

BPL Literacy Volunteers are a crucial part of providing adult literacy services to our patrons. We look for tutors who are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge with adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills and...

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Literacy Volunteer Information Session

University Open Air: A Secret Yoga Practice for Energizing the Five Senses

Sat, Sep 18   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

Learn a Tibetan method for improving your five sense faculties using massage techniques and specific movements.

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University Open Air: A Secret Yoga Practice for Energizing the Five Senses

DIY: Tween and teen Grab and Go

Sat, Sep 18   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

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

Pick up your Grab-n-Go Kit NOW at the Spring Creek Branch.

Kit contains:

Word Search

Two (2) Sudoku puzzles

 

GET IT TODAY!!!

 

Two (2) Lanyards w/instructions

DIY: Tween and teen Grab and Go

Friends of Clinton Hill Library Book Swap

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 4:00 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Adults book sale BPL Outdoors Friends of the Library

Do you have too many books? Do you want some FREE books?

The Friends of Clinton Hill Library are hosting an outdoor BOOK SWAP!

How  a book swap works:

Drop off any books that you no longer want between 10:30...

Featured Event
Friends of Clinton Hill Library Book Swap

Family Gardening Day

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids BPL Outdoors gardening

The Paerdegat Garden needs a refresh! Help us plant a Fall harvest including cauliflower, lettuce, sunflowers, a mint bed and more. Garden volunteers get a free Brooklyn Public Library tee-shirt to work in! Gardening tools and gloves for all ages...

Featured Event
Family Gardening Day

University Open Air: Making Our Own News

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art social sciences University Open Air

A crash course in turning any topic into a newsworthy article. Whether it’s writing for a personal blog or a mainstream publication, attendees will practice the rudiments of writing for an audience using the ‘Three Rs’ method and touch on the...

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University Open Air: Making Our Own News

University Open Air: Climate Change in 2021: Code RED for Humanity

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art social sciences

How can we curb human activities that cause climate change? It's no secret climate change is widespread and changing the earth's landscape at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Learn about extreme climate events, ocean acidification, and...

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University Open Air: Climate Change in 2021: Code RED for Humanity

University Open Air: Ocarinas: Ceramic Whistles Workshop

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

Inspired by ancient whistles native to Andean and Mesoamerican cultures, this class/workshop will teach students how to make a simple ceramic whistle. We will hold a brief discussion about these ancient objects. Beginners are welcome; basic...

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University Open Air: Ocarinas: Ceramic Whistles Workshop

University Open Air: Photography Unknown

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

In this workshop students will experiment with abstract photography, using their cameras in unpredictable nontraditional ways and focus on observation alone. No pre-visualization allowed! This class explores what happens when we accept random...

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University Open Air: Photography Unknown

University Open Air: Technical Drawing Exercises for Beginners

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

In this course, students will gain hands-on experience in technical drawing.

Learn the art of manual drawing and drafting techniques. Drawing instruments (including paper and clipboards) will be provided. 

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University Open Air: Technical Drawing Exercises for Beginners

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Adults citizenship Immigrant Services Virtual Programming

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.  Study all topics on the naturalization civics test and practice for the interview. 

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Virtual Trivia!

Sat, Sep 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Join the Saratoga Library for Virtual Games featuring Trivia & Scavenger Hunts!  From animals and famous people to general knowledge and searching skills, these virtual games are sure to entertain all ages!  

Play...

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Virtual Trivia!

Virtual Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 18   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.

All ages welcome!

**Registration required!

We're hoping to connect with our storytime crowd, so instead of...

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Virtual Saturday Storytime

Resume Coaching

Sat, Sep 18   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults career resume

Get help writing your resume -so you can stand out!!!

Resume Coaching

Grab & Go Kit : Maracas

Sat, Sep 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Get out the paints and markers, and strike up the band! Designed to be decorated and used!

Create something new and all your own! Get a Grab and Go Arts & Crafts kit to take home and create! (While supplies last.)

FUN...

Grab & Go Kit : Maracas

Virtual English Conversation Group

Sat, Sep 18   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 online on 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 group...

Virtual English Conversation Group

University Open Air: Cultural Awareness in a Multicultural World

Sat, Sep 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art social sciences University Open Air

New York City is considered one of the largest cultural melting pots in the United States, with nearly one in four residents belonging to the immigrant community. In this interactive discussion, we will explore various ways to navigate our...

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University Open Air: Cultural Awareness in a Multicultural World

University Open Air: Climate Change in 2021: Code RED for Humanity

Sat, Sep 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art social sciences

How can we curb human activities that cause climate change? It's no secret climate change is widespread and changing the earth's landscape at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Learn about extreme climate events, ocean acidification, and...

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University Open Air: Climate Change in 2021: Code RED for Humanity

University Open Air: John Lee Hooker: Master Storyteller

Sat, Sep 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

John Lee Hooker's iconic pulsating riffs and raspy voice have influenced countless artists across the world, but a component of his style remains unmatched: his ability to control the narrative flow of each performance. By listening to some...

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University Open Air: John Lee Hooker: Master Storyteller

University Open Air: Light Basics and Fundamentals in Portrait Photography

Sat, Sep 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

Are you addicted to selfies? Do you love taking photos of your Cat/Dog/Hamster? Are you unsure what makes a “good photo”? it’s all about the LIGHT! This workshop covers the basics of light physics, working with your camera, and using artificial...

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University Open Air: Light Basics and Fundamentals in Portrait Photography

Back-to-School Block Party!

Sat, Sep 18   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Library

Kids Block Party Community Cooking

Join us in front of Bedford Library for an afternoon of outdoor music, giveaways, and more as we celebrate our Bed-Stuy Community!

Grab & Go Actvities Free Books and School Supplies Free Ice Pops from Island Pops Balloon Animals...
Back-to-School Block Party!

CyPurr Session

Sat, Sep 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults internet safety techknowledge Virtual Programming

Stop by to get advice on your cybersecurity and hardware problems, or just chat with folks about the big digital issues of the day! Snacks and kids are welcome. Open to beginner and seasoned techies alike. Special Guest Speaker: Sarah Aoun

...
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CyPurr Session

VOICES OF POETRY: In the County of Kings

Sat, Sep 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults author talks BPL Presents poetry

Join us for an afternoon of great poetry, featuring four award-winning poets:

Tina Cane — Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Nicole Cooley — Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation & Professor of English at...
VOICES OF POETRY: In the County of Kings

Knitting with Ms. Cummings

Sat, Sep 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults adult learning never too late to learn

Learn a new skill, make new friends.

Knitting with Ms. Cummings

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids everyone is welcome here saturday storytime

sing, dance, clap your hands, color pages and listen to stories.

Saturday Storytime

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19

University Open Air: Tibetan Methods of Dealing with Menopause

Sun, Sep 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

Use Tibetan methods to overcome difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability.

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University Open Air: Tibetan Methods of Dealing with Menopause

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Sun, Sep 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a recurring class at Brooklyn Library celebrating poetic lineage. 

The class will show how every poet has to start somewhere – and that behind every good writer, is a good reader....

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

University Open Air: Printmaking for Beginners (Linoleum Carving)

Sun, Sep 19   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of printmaking by carving a drawing over linoleum and screenprint using the frottage technique. We will use the flora, vegetation, and the natural landscape of the park as inspiration.

University Open Air: Printmaking for Beginners (Linoleum Carving)

University Open Air: Fiction Workshop, Renaming

Sun, Sep 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

I wonder if she ever wanted
them to speak back, looked into
their wide wonderful eyes and
whispered, Name me, name me.
-Ada Limón


How do you name an item? What do you need to name a feeling?...

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University Open Air: Fiction Workshop, Renaming

University Open Air: Cybersecurity: How to Recognize and Prevent Cyber Attacks

Sun, Sep 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents social sciences University Open Air

If you ever came across a spammed website or email, did you recognize it for what it was? What common patterns can we detect in cybercrimes? What techniques do bad actors use?

We will discuss the ways we can identify and prevent...

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University Open Air: Cybersecurity: How to Recognize and Prevent Cyber Attacks

University Open Air: Photography Unknown

Sun, Sep 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

In this workshop students will experiment with abstract photography, using their cameras in unpredictable nontraditional ways and focus on observation alone. No pre-visualization allowed! This class explores what happens when we accept random...

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University Open Air: Photography Unknown

University Open Air: Fiction Workshop, Renaming

Sun, Sep 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

I wonder if she ever wanted
them to speak back, looked into
their wide wonderful eyes and
whispered, Name me, name me.
-Ada Limón

How do you name an item? What do you need to name a feeling? In this...

Register
University Open Air: Fiction Workshop, Renaming

University Open Air: Secure Your Electronic Devices from Data Breaches

Sun, Sep 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents social sciences University Open Air

Data breaches have become a major concern. In fact, big companies like Yahoo, Twitter, and Uber have fallen victim to data breaches eventually paying out huge sums of money to bad actors. Your private network could be...

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University Open Air: Secure Your Electronic Devices from Data Breaches

University Open Air: Immigration & the Poetic of Atlantics: an African Francophone Women’s Perspective

Sun, Sep 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art social sciences University Open Air

In Fatou Diome’s popular novel, The Belly of the Atlantic, we will examine how the artist crafted the poetics of Atlantic to explore themes such as immigration and self-discovery. We will draw parallels to Mati Diop’s movie...

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University Open Air: Immigration & the Poetic of Atlantics: an African Francophone Women’s Perspective

University Open Air: Light Basics and Fundamentals in Portrait Photography

Sun, Sep 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Prospect Park Boat House

Adults BPL Presents humanities and art University Open Air

Are you addicted to selfies? Do you love taking photos of your Cat/Dog/Hamster? Are you unsure what makes a “good photo”? it’s all about the LIGHT! This workshop covers the basics of light physics, working with your camera, and using artificial...

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University Open Air: Light Basics and Fundamentals in Portrait Photography

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Sun, Sep 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a recurring class at Brooklyn Library celebrating poetic lineage. 

The class will show how every poet has to start somewhere – and that behind every good writer, is a good reader....

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

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Leonard Library Scavenger Hunt BINGO!

Mon, Sep 20   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids brooklyn history

There are so many neat things in the neighborhood around the Leonard Library, can you find them all? Grab a BINGO card from the fence at the Leonard Library and explore your neighborhood. 

To complete the scavenger hunt, find the...

Leonard Library Scavenger Hunt BINGO!

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads Two Books About Dinosaurs Behaving Badly

Mon, Sep 20   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Ever wonder if your toys do things when you're not watching them?  Mr. Mike reads two books where dinosaur toys misbehave at home and school: What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure and What The Dinosaurs Did At School....

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads Two Books About Dinosaurs Behaving Badly

Grab and Go: Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons

Mon, Sep 20   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids after school arts and crafts grab and go kits

Come to Carroll Gardens Library to pick up Grab & Go Kits! New crafts will be placed out every Monday morning and will be there as supplies lasts! 

This weeks craft is: Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons! 

Materials...
Grab and Go: Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons

Gerritsen Beach Adult Storytime Cancelled

Mon, Sep 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion storytime

Have you ever wished someone would read to you as an adult?  Do you want to take in some good literature without spending a lot of time on it? At adult storytime, a librarian will read short stories and/or poetry to you, and all you have to...

Gerritsen Beach Adult Storytime

Microsoft Excel Basics

Mon, Sep 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning 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.

 

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Microsoft Excel Basics

Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Mon, Sep 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

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

**Registration required!  We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will need either a computer with audio...

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Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Garden Storytime

Mon, Sep 20   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Washington Irving Library

Birth to Five Years BPL Outdoors gardening storytime

Join us for a morning of garden-themed books and songs as your baby or toddler acquires early literacy, fine motor, and language developmental skills. And meet our new garden!

Registration is recommended, to ensure physical...

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Garden Storytime

Borough Park presents toddler time with Miss Lynn

Mon, Sep 20   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years nanny and me parents and caregivers summer reading

Join Miss. Lynn on theBorough Park Library Facebook Page for songs stories and literacy tips. It is geared for children ages 18mos. to 36mos. The video will remain on our facebook page for 48hrs.

 

 

Borough Park presents toddler time with Miss Lynn

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Sep 20   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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

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