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DEC
11

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Tue, Dec 11   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Free Financial Coaching

Tue, Dec 11   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

Free Financial Coaching

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 11   10:00 am to 12:00 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

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 11   10:00 am to 12:00 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

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 11   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

Creative Aging: Storytelling Through Memories Teleconference for the Homebound

Tue, Dec 11   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Older Adults

Brooklyn Public Library presents a storytelling workshop through Creative Aging program.

This course explores the ways we tell stories about our communities through various formats such as oral storytelling, emotional techniques, and...

Creative Aging: Storytelling Through Memories Teleconference for the Homebound

Make a Digital Story for Mac

Tue, Dec 11   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. You’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio...

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Make a Digital Story for Mac

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 11   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 11   1:15 pm to 2:45 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

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Dec 11   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)

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 11   3:00 pm to 4:30 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

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Tue, Dec 11   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Dec 11   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

Build with LEGO

Tue, Dec 11   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

*For ages 6 to 12

Build with LEGO

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Dec 11   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Dec 11   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Creative Writing Workshop: Books, Blogs & How to Write a Story People Want to Read - Part 2

Tue, Dec 11   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Writing a book? Launching a blog? This workshop is designed for you! By attending this workshop you will learn how to create a relationship with your reader, win new audiences, and create engaging content that keeps them coming back. ...

Creative Writing Workshop: Books, Blogs & How to Write a Story People Want to Read - Part 2

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Dec 11   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

Adults citizenship

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

Citizenship Prep Group

The Review Panel

Tue, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. This month Faye Hirsch, Sharmistha Ray, and Robert C. Morgan discuss:

Harriet Korman: Permeable/Resistant
Thomas...

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The Review Panel

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults world language conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

DEC
12

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Wed, Dec 12   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Dec 12   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 12   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years 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. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 12   10:30 am to 12:00 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

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 12   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years 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. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Wed, Dec 12   11:00 am to 1:00 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)

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 12   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

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 12   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

Book Discussion: A Crack In Creation

Wed, Dec 12   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril.

 Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so...

Featured Event
Book Discussion: A Crack In Creation

Excel Class

Wed, Dec 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults 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.

Excel Class

Spanish Conversation Group Beginners

Wed, Dec 12   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults 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 Beginners

Brooklyn Robotics League

Wed, Dec 12   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

Do you love LEGOS, robotics, teamwork and…space? Then join our new Brooklyn Robotics League!

This year’s theme is Into Orbit; kids and teens (ages 9-17) will learn to use LEGO EV3 robotics while exploring STEM concepts that transport...

Brooklyn Robotics League

ESOL – 2018 Winter Registration

Wed, Dec 12   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults

Learn to Speak, Read, Write & Understand English! Free English Classes for adults 17 and older

Daytime, Evening and Saturday class schedules available.

Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who want to learn to...

Featured Event
ESOL – 2018 Winter Registration

Resume Editing Help

Wed, Dec 12   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

Adults career resume

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Resume Editing Help

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Dec 12   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults crochet diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 12   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Commercial Leasing

Wed, Dec 12   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults business

Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) answer your questions about commercial leases, contracts, intellectual property and legal structures. This program is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Small Business...

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Commercial Leasing

French Conversation Group - Intermediate-Advanced

Wed, Dec 12   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults world language conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

This class has designed for intermediate and advanced level.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

French Conversation Group - Intermediate-Advanced

Cookbook Club

Wed, Dec 12   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

Do you like to cook, talk about cooking, learn about techniques, try a variety of cuisines, share recipes and more? Then join our Cookbook Club. Decembers themes are herb & spice recipes and teas.

Featured Event
Cookbook Club

DEC
13

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Thu, Dec 13   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Borough Presidents Office presents a special Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for thousands of children living in family homeless shelters around the  borough.

The drive...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Free Financial Coaching

Thu, Dec 13   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

Register
Free Financial Coaching

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Dec 13   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

User Experience Design: Free Training with CUNY TechWorks

Thu, Dec 13   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business career

Attend an information session to learn how Kingsborough Community College's new tuition-FREE User Experience training program can help you break into one of the most in-demand fields.  Classes will take place in ...

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User Experience Design: Free Training with CUNY TechWorks

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Dec 13   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;

-...

Featured Event
SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Dec 13   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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 13   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

Creative Writing Workshop

Thu, Dec 13   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

  The 6 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

   Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and evaluate their own work.

  ...

Creative Writing Workshop

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Dec 13   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)

Email Basics

Thu, Dec 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

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...

Email Basics

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Thu, Dec 13   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

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