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Early Childhood Symposium 2021: Woke Kindergarten: Abolitionist Teaching in the Early Years (CTLE-2)

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning anti-racism ctle early literacy

This webinar is offered as part of BPL's third annual Early Childhood Symposium. This year's topic is Talking about Race with Young Children: Disrupting Harmful Narratives in Early Childhood Classrooms.

In her book, “We Want to Do More...

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Early Childhood Symposium 2021: Woke Kindergarten: Abolitionist Teaching in the Early Years (CTLE-2)

Virtual Ask A Tech

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? Did you just buy a new smart phone or tablet and have questions on how to use it?   No time to attend a formal class? ...

Virtual Ask A Tech

Teen Time: Skribbl.io Cancelled

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults game on teen tech time

Like drawing?

Join us at this awesome Pictionary game. Every round someone has to draw their chosen word and others have to guess it to gain points. The person with the most points wins!

For Ages 13-19

This program will be...

Teen Time: Skribbl.io

Virtual Technology Program: Computer Basics

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

In this lesson you will learn about the difference between computer hardware and software, computer storage, and how to work with windows.

Virtual Technology Program: Computer Basics

Kids Explore: Mastering Minesweeper

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids game on kids tech time

Minesweeper? Not Minecraft though there is a Minecraft version we can play, is a game that helps your brain think logically using patterns to solve numerical puzzles....but don't set off the bombs....or creepers.

Want to learn how to...

Kids Explore: Mastering Minesweeper

Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Please join us every Thursday for a friendly competition for teens looking to interact and sharpen their chess skills simultaneously!

We will be using LiChess as the "Arena," meaning after one game is over, you will be put in...

Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Mario Kart Tour

Thu, May 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults techknowledge teen tech time

Do you enjoy racing games? Race against other people— drive, glide, and sabotage your way to victory! Free on iOS/Android, but a free Nintendo account is required to play. Register on the BPL website to receive the room code via email when we...

Mario Kart Tour

Virtual Reading Coach Cancelled

Thu, May 13   3:15 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids after school homework help Virtual Programming

Do you want to become a more confident reader? We can help! Reading Coach is available—virtually—at Brooklyn Public Library.Learning to read is an essential developmental skill. The ability to read and comprehend materials is not only paramount...

Virtual Reading Coach

Virtual Financial Coaching

Thu, May 13   3:15 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults finance Virtual Programming

Do you have questions about credit or debt? The Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) can help you manage your money, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financial goals. 

Make an appointment with a coach...

Virtual Financial Coaching

Afterschool Stories: Castle Hangnail

Thu, May 13   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school early literacy storytime

You're invited to join Arlington Library staff as we read Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Children in grades 4-8 found this book to be fun and around their reading level, though all are welcome. We will be...

Afterschool Stories: Castle Hangnail

Cooking Matters for Kids Virtual Workshop

Thu, May 13   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids after school cooking health and wellness Virtual Programming

Join us for a free virtual nutrition lesson that incorporates healthy cooking tips on a budget. This virtual program is led by City Harvest in collaboration with Arlington Library. It's time to play in the kitchen...

Cooking Matters for Kids Virtual Workshop

My Neighborhood Jams Cancelled

Thu, May 13   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults kids create music teen time

Everyone city has a story, what's yours? In this program lead by Community-Word Project, you'll create your own tales, while also exploring elements of storytelling and hip hop to create the story of our neighborhood. Look at the work of NYC...

My Neighborhood Jams

Retro Gaming Stream

Thu, May 13   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games

If you enjoy retro video games, or have an interest in viewing a live stream of some classic games, then our Retro Gaming Stream is perfect for you. During this stream the Librarian/Gamer Yosenex,  will give some historical insight about...

Retro Gaming Stream

Kids Create: The Great Wave

Thu, May 13   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts asian pacific american heritage month kids create Virtual Programming

The Sea has inspired many artists throughout the ages. Today, we'll examine "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Japanese Artist Katsushika Hokusai, then try our hand at painting a wave scene!

Suggested materials:

Paper Paint (shades...
Kids Create: The Great Wave

Borough Park Presents Nigel Morgan artist in residence 99 projects from the 99 cent store

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school all ages arts and crafts Events for Youth and Family

Learn to create art from 99 cent store items from our artist in residence Nigel Morgan. registration is required.

Borough Park Presents Nigel Morgan artist in residence 99 projects from the 99 cent store

Virtual Homework Help

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids after school homework help Virtual Programming

Need help with homework? We can help! Homework Help is back —virtually—at Brooklyn Public Library!

At BPL we’ve been assisting students with their homework  for over 10 years! Let one of our vetted and trained volunteer tutors,...

Virtual Homework Help

Virtual Chess Workshop

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Thursday from 4-5 PM with our chess instructor, Juan Tica. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to...

Virtual Chess Workshop

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids explore Virtual Programming

Tune in for a favorite chapter (not necessarily the first) out of a book you might like, and please let us know in comments whether you'll be reading more :)

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Tales from Around the World with Tammy Hall

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school kids explore storytime

Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World is a fantastic literary journey of stories from the African Diaspora. Storyteller, Tammy Hall, will lead you to many lands in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas with wit and wisdom.

...

Tales from Around the World with Tammy Hall

Lee Conmigo

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults early literacy Events for Youth and Family first five years spanish

Lee Conmigo – ¡Lee! ¡Hable! ¡Cante! ¡Juegue! Libros y recursos gratuitos. Una serie de cuatro talleres virtuales y gratuitos sobre buenas prácticas para cuidadores de niños jóvenes. Vamos a aprender como apoyar el desarrollo mental de...

Lee Conmigo

Virtual Chess for Teens and Tweens

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual chess fun for teens and tweens.  Ages 11 and up. Register to recieve a zoom link 1 hour prior to the event.

Virtual Chess for Teens and Tweens

Protect Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Basics

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults business

Whether an entrepreneur, artist, writer or musician, you may be able to claim ownership of your idea or work.  Volunteers from the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will answer questions about what you...

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Protect Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Basics

Game On: Among Us

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Feeling kinda sus?

Join us this week for a fun session of Among Us and figure out who the imposters are!!

You can download the game for free from Google Play and the App Store. 

Register so that we can send you a...

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Game On: Among Us

Math Maniacs: Intro to Elementary Contest Math (Dekalb branch)

Thu, May 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore techknowledge Virtual Programming

Grades K1 thru K5
Please Join us Thursday’s May 13, 20, and 27, 2021

Virtual Program will be lead by one of Bklyn Public Libraries brightest High School Students.
Introducing kids to competitive math at a young age will...

Math Maniacs: Intro to Elementary Contest Math (Dekalb branch)

Create a Tie-Dye Backpack!

Thu, May 13   4:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts teen time

Can't get enough of tie-dye stuff? Pick up a grab-and-go bag from the lobby of the Mill Basin Library starting Monday, 5/10. Then, check out Ms. Damla's instructional guide on our Facebook page come Thursday afternoon. Kits will include...

Create a Tie-Dye Backpack!

Where Does Your Library Garden Grow?

Thu, May 13   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning bklyn incubator gardening

Come and join us at the Crown Heights Branch for a fun six week series that focuses on home gardening. This is a virtual program that requires registration- Please register online or call the branch at #718-773-1180 to...

Where Does Your Library Garden Grow?

Visit the House of Lewis Latimer Online/线上参观路易.拉提玛故居

Thu, May 13   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass Virtual Programming

星期四, 5月13日 傍晚6点

线上参观路易.拉提玛故居 (中文, 45-60 分钟)

路易.拉提玛 (1848-1928) 是一位非裔美国发明家,他设计的炭质灯丝对上世纪电灯照明技术的发展起了重要的创新推动作用。 拉提玛同时还是一名逃亡奴隶之子,一位自学成才的工业制图师,专利法专家,诗人,以及画家。

在本次中文线上导览中,我们会通过视频、历史照片、实时讲解来讨论路易.拉提玛极具历史代表性的家族背景,他事业背后不为人知的故事,...

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Visit the House of Lewis Latimer Online/线上参观路易.拉提玛故居

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, May 13   5:00 pm to 6:30 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

Science in the News: It's my Life: from conception to old age

Thu, May 13   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions social sciences stem & steam

Yale PhD students talk about Science in the News

Once I was a single cell with infinite potentials! Within several days, I embarked on a journey that shaped my arms, my legs, my heart, and my brain. After my birth, my memories were built...

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Science in the News: It's my Life: from conception to old age

The Macon Writing Circle

Thu, May 13   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults aahc creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

THE MACON WRITING CIRCLE is a bi-weekly, inclusive and supportive writing group for people interested in writing work that reflects the African Diaspora. No writing background is required and all genres are welcome. Come once or come many times;...

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The Macon Writing Circle

Jackbox Party Games

Thu, May 13   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults bklyn incubator board game exchange library teen tech time Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy social game made by Jackbox. 

We will meet in Zoom. I will send out a link at, or by 5:15. 

You will have to be able to keep one eye on the Zoom call and one on a browser with...

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Jackbox Party Games

Virtual Hands-Only CPR presented by the American Red Cross

Thu, May 13   6:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults community partner health and wellness Virtual Programming

Many people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander. The American Red Cross presents a virtual training on hands-only CPR, a life-saving technique that involves simply using chest compressions on a person who has suffered...

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Virtual Hands-Only CPR presented by the American Red Cross

Mind Body & Soul Sessions w/ BPL Literacy Zone and Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe

Thu, May 13   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning dance fitness and classes fitness health and wellness

                                  Brooklyn Public Library's Literacy Zone and Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe presents: 

         ...

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Mind Body & Soul Sessions w/ BPL Literacy Zone and Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe

Pajamas & Books Storytime with Tina

Thu, May 13   6:00 pm to 6:45 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books bedtime stories early literacy storytime

Pajamas & Books Storytime for kids with Tina Lati- 

Join us on Zoom at 6pm for Storytime with Miss Tina. There will be songs, lullabies, stories, and an opportunity to share about...

Pajamas & Books Storytime with Tina

Leonard Library Classics Book Club: Goodbye Columbus

Thu, May 13   6:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion bookmatch

Please join us via ZOOM Thursday Evenings at 6:30 beginning May 13th for a lively and fun discussion of Philip Roth's great coming of age novella Goodbye Columbus.

 

 

 

Registration is required.

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Leonard Library Classics Book Club: Goodbye Columbus

Inside Art: Springs, Wells, Trees and Shelters with Stanley Greenberg

Thu, May 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults humanities and art Inside Art lectures and discussions Virtual Programming

The Info Commons presents Inside Art: Talks with Artists & Art Educators about Contemporary & Modern Art 

Over the last 35 years, Stanley Greenberg has photographed cities, primarily New York. More recently he has...

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Inside Art: Springs, Wells, Trees and Shelters with Stanley Greenberg

World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings with Vishakha N. Desai and Mona Eltahawy

Thu, May 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

A Vedic phrase asks us to “treat the world as family.” In our age of global crises—pandemics, climate crisis, crippling inequality—this sentiment is more necessary than ever. Solutions to these seemingly insurmountable problems demand new...

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World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings with Vishakha N. Desai and Mona Eltahawy

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Application Available for Friends of Clinton Hill Third Artisanal Craft Fair

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Adults arts and crafts Friends of the Library knitting and crocheting pop-up shop

The Friends of Clinton Hill Library will co-sponsor an outdoor Local Artisans Craft Fair on Saturday, June 19th from 11 am – 4 pm (rain date June 26th):

Vendor applications and rules of conduct will be available from the Clinton Hill...

Application Available for Friends of Clinton Hill Third Artisanal Craft Fair

Grab and Go Kits: Origami for Kids

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Annex

Kids asian pacific american heritage month grab and go kits kids create

These Grab and Go Kits are available from the Annex at 1 John Street in Dumbo, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-3pm, while supplies last.

Provided materials

Origami paper Craft stick (to use as a “folding bone”) Eye...
Grab and Go Kits: Origami for Kids

Grab and Go Kits: Create your own fun project

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Come by the Leonard Library on and pick up a free grab and go craft kit!  Each kit contains everything you need to make your really own fun crafts project: popsicles, feathers, pompoms, construction paper, glue...and more.

 Let...

Grab and Go Kits: Create your own fun project

Grab and Go Craft: Sculpting with Incredible Foam

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Provided materials

Incredible Foam Pipe cleaners; popsicle sticks Pom-poms; feathers; yarn; wiggle eyes

Please supervise children under 3 years with these materials. 

Suggested how to

IncredibleFoam is a non-...
Grab and Go Craft: Sculpting with Incredible Foam

Grab and Go Art Kits: Origami

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 3:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts asian pacific american heritage month diy grab and go kits

On Friday, May 14, we are releasing a new set of 25 Origami Kits for teens and tweens at the Kings Highway Library.  Each grab-and-go kit contains one booklet of origami instructions and ten sheets of assorted origami paper.  One per...

Grab and Go Art Kits: Origami

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Fri, May 14   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults bpl outdoors Laptop Loan techknowledge

Do you need access to the internet? Sign up for a 30-minute session at one of our Outdoor Laptop Loan locations.

Presented by New Lots Branch

665 New Lots Avenue

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, May 14   10:30 am to 12:00 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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Knit Together

Fri, May 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

We can all sit in our homes and knit by ourselves, or we can knit together! Join us for a Zoom knitting/crocheting hangout and share your projects and your morning coffee. 

**Registration required!

We will be using Zoom to...

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Knit Together

Voter Registration

Fri, May 14   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library

Adults Civic Engagement

Brooklyn Voters Alliance will provide voter registration forms and rank choice voting information in front of Central Library.

Voter Registration

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Fri, May 14   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Bushwick Library

Adults bpl outdoors Laptop Loan techknowledge

Do you need access to the internet? Sign up for a 30-minute session at one of our Outdoor Laptop Loan locations. 
 
Adults must have a valid library card and photo ID that corresponds to our records. Young adult patrons must...

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

DibujoAhora! DrawNow! Ebecho Muslimova: Scenes In the Sublevel

Fri, May 14   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults artist talks Culture Pass

A cargo de la artista y educadora Ada Pilar Cruz, este taller de dibujo en la red se concentra en obras de - La primera exposición individual en un museo de Ebecho Muslimova. La artista presenta Escenas en el subnivel, una instalación que incluye...

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DibujoAhora! DrawNow! Ebecho Muslimova: Scenes In the Sublevel

Meditation, Spirituality, Faith and Self-Knowledge (Virtual Program)

Fri, May 14   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

12:30pm - Guided meditation, breath-work, and group chanting of “OM” 🕉 mantra
01:00pm- Spirituality teachings of the week on realizing the True Self 💟, the divinity within us, and the practices of Self-knowledge 🕉, oneness and devotion...

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Meditation, Spirituality, Faith and Self-Knowledge (Virtual Program)

Virtual Technology Program: One-on-One (Multilingual)

Fri, May 14   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults adult learning russian techknowledge Virtual Programming

Do you have a specific question about using computers, your devices, applications, how to use the BPL website to search for material and place a hold, or find your secure way around the Internet?

Sign up for a 30-minute session to get the...

Virtual Technology Program: One-on-One (Multilingual)

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