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5% Day at Whole Foods in Brooklyn

Thu, Oct 18   8:00 am to 10:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults green series

Shop to Support BPL!

On Thursday, October 18, Whole Foods in Brooklyn is spreading the love to the Library. 5% of the day’s sales at the Fort Greene, Gowanus and Williamsburg stores will benefit BPL’s eco-learning programs at the...

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5% Day at Whole Foods in Brooklyn

Ask a Tech

Thu, Oct 18   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Brownsville 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.

Ask a Tech

Chess Club

Thu, Oct 18   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Oct 18   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Keep Your Rent From Increasing, If You:

- Are you 62 years or older (18 years old if disabled);

- Have a household income of $50,000 or less;

-...

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SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

Thu, Oct 18   12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults brooklyn collection

The Brooklyn Eagle statue that adorns the alcove above our doorway has had a storied journey. From its home atop the Brooklyn Daily Eagle offices in downtown Brooklyn from 1892-1955, to the Brooklyn Historical Society during the late 50’s through...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Thu, Oct 18   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults

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

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

US Citizenship Exam Prep.

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.

US Citizenship Exam Prep.

Computer Basics for Older Adults

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Older Adults adult learning computer basics never too late to learn

Learn basic computer skills such as navigating the internet, using Microsoft Word, using email, and more. No experience necessary.

Please Register in Advance at the Desk.

Computer Basics for Older Adults

Story Play

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Birth to Five Years storytime story play

Join us for books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and action rhymes. For kids age 0-5 and their caregivers.

Caregivers must be present for the entire storytime.

Story Play

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join us as we explore the world of technology, using desktops.

Topics include computer basics, computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft...

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Movies @ the Library: Silver Screens: Gaslight

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Older Adults movies at the library

Gaslight is also an American 1944 mystery-thriller film, adapted from Patrick Hamilton's 1938 play Gas Light, about a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she is going insane. The term "gaslighting" can be traced back to...

Movies @ the Library: Silver Screens: Gaslight

Kids Create Duplo

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create toddler time

Come to Mapleton and enjoy creating and building with Duplo blocks with other kids.

Kids Create Duplo

Email Basics

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Arlington Library

Adults

Are you new to the Internet? Are you wondering what's so important about being connected online? This introductory course will guide you through the basics while providing up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies.

Email Basics

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Thu, Oct 18   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

 

What is email and why use it?

The various types of email providers available...

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Reading Circle: "I'll Take You There" by Wally Lamb

Thu, Oct 18   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Older Adults book club book discussion

"I'll Take You There"  a novel by Wally Lamb

Reading Circle: "I'll Take You There" by Wally Lamb

Book Discussion: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Thu, Oct 18   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults book club book discussion

THE LEAVERS, by Lisa Ko.

"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home.

With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to...

Book Discussion:  The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Ask A Tech

Thu, Oct 18   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   New Utrecht 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.

 

Ask A Tech

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Library Lanes: Bowling!

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Older Adults

LIBRARY LANES: BOWLING

Bowling for fun!

Exercise & Socialize!

Improve your game.

Become a champion bowler!

 

 

Library Lanes: Bowling!

Board Games and more

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults

 Join us to play various board games for Adult and coloring pages for kids

Board Games and more

Ask A Tech

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Pacific 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.

Ask A Tech

Creative Writing Workshop: Theme

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Do you enjoy writing and need to find time to write? Come to the Flatlands library and let your creative side show! If you like to write come and share your work! If you don't like to write come and write down why! For this class we will discuss...

Creative Writing Workshop: Theme

Adult Coloring

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills?  Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep...

Register
High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills?  Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep...

Register
High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Resume Help Express

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults resume

One-on-One

 

Resume Writing and Job Search Tips

 

Application and Cover Letter Help

 

Interview Practice

Resume Help Express

Aunt BERTHA: BPL’s Learning Resources with Librarian Shirley

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults adult learning multilingual techknowledge

Aunt BERTHA: National Directory

The library patrons can access FREE resources via this national directory of social service organizations. Search by zip code to find nearby food, health, housing, job training programs and more.

...
Aunt BERTHA: BPL’s Learning Resources with Librarian Shirley

Sports Discussion Group

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults

Join your fellow sports fans for an informal group to discuss the world of sports.

The discussions can range from historical conversations and trivia to the news of the day.

Whatever your favorite sport may be, please join us to...

Sports Discussion Group

Email basics

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults techknowledge

Need help setting up an email or adjusting your settings? this is the class for you. Learn all you need to know to get you started using an email or if you just want to brush up on navigating or adjusting your settings we'll help you out.

Email basics

English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults

 

Learn how to carry on English Conversation

English Conversation Group

Clases individual - conceptos básicos de la computadora

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults spanish techknowledge

Clases individual - conceptos básicos de la computadora

Clases individual - conceptos básicos de la computadora

The Hours

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Three women cope with sadness and dissatisfaction with their lives in this tale of Virginia Woolf, a '50s housewife and a contemporary book editor.

PG 13

114 Minutes

The Hours

Babies & Books

Thu, Oct 18   2:15 pm to 3:00 pm   Dyker Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

It's never too early to introduce your baby to books!  Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood.  For ages 0 - 18 months.  

Babies & Books

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Oct 18   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Teens

All teens are welcome at Teen Tech Time at the Kings Highway Library!  Come by and hang out with all your friends, play WiiU, Xbox, PS4, card games, board games, arts and crafts, whatever you feel like. Strictly ages 10-18; sorry,...

Teen Tech Time

Movies @ the Library: Please Stand By (PG-13)

Thu, Oct 18   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Older Adults

(Comedy, 93 minutes)

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition.

Movies @ the Library: Please Stand By (PG-13)

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Thu, Oct 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults crochet

2nd floor Community Room

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Build with DUPLO

Thu, Oct 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Macon Library

Birth to Five Years

Children ages 0-5 and carers join us for building time with DUPLO!

Build with DUPLO

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

RIF Reading is Fundamental Children are encouraged to read at least two library books per week and are rewarded periodically with free books for their home library.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Teens techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Teen Tech Time

Kids Explore: Legos & Keva planks

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Kids

Enjoy building with Lego and Duplo bricks and Keva planks! Create cars, planes, castles, gardens and more; let your imagination soar!

Kids Explore: Legos & Keva planks

karaoke

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Kids techknowledge music

Do you like to sing, dance and perform?  Well come join in on all the fun at Mill Basin's Karaoke afternoons.  Sing along to all your favorite hit songs.  Not interested in singing, then dance the afternoon away  with your...

karaoke

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Kids reading is fundamental

For all children with a library card. Choose a FREE RIF book when you sign up. Earn more FREE RIF books by borrowing and returning library books. Ask your Librarian for more information

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

The Cypress Hills Bookworm Society

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids book club reading is fundamental

Love Books? Love Games? Then come join the Cypress Hills Bookworm Society! We meet twice a month to discuss new and interesting stories, followed by fun games and activities.

The Cypress Hills Bookworm Society

Homework Help

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Kids after school homework help

Homework help for students in grades 1-8.

Homework Help

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Educational Enrichment and Homework Support

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Lots Library

Kids

Each week children will receive educational enrichment through fun games, learning activities and homework support.

 

Grades: K-5

Educational Enrichment and Homework Support

After School Homework Help

Thu, Oct 18   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

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