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APR
17

Events for Youth and Families: Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream, presented by Sundog Theatre

Sat, Apr 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family immigrant heritage week Virtual Programming

Ellis Island served as the portal for immigrants coming into the USA from 1892 to 1954. Before its closing, an estimated 12 million people passed through on their way to a new life in America. This one-hour musical geared towards young audiences...

Events for Youth and Families: Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream, presented by Sundog Theatre

Read With A Therapy Dog

Sat, Apr 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids therapy dogs Virtual Programming

Grab your favorite book or current read and sign up for a virtual slot to read to Angel the therapy dog! Angel loves to hear stories!

Each child will have ten minutes to read to the dog. Registration is required for a slot....

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Read With A Therapy Dog

Resume & Career Help Live!

Sat, Apr 17   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

Resume & Career Help Live!

A Musical Storytime with the Cooper Troopers

Sat, Apr 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Kids music

Join the Cooper Troopers for a melodic storytime that will leave you smiling from ear to ear! 

On Saturday  4/17 @ 1pm Visit the Jamaica Bay branch courtyard for this live performance. 

A Musical Storytime with the Cooper Troopers

CyPurr Session: Street Smarts!

Sat, Apr 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults internet safety techknowledge Virtual Programming

Spring! Time for life to bloom anew. After quite a winter indoors, there are a lot of people looking to celebrate the season by hitting the street, advocating for causes and ideals they believe in. Join Cypurr as we talk things to be aware of for...

CyPurr Session: Street Smarts!

Virtual English Conversation Group - CANCELED Cancelled

Sat, Apr 17   2:00 pm to 3:30 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 - CANCELED

Grab and Go: Citizen Science Kits!

Sat, Apr 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Kids grab and go kits kids explore stem & steam

To celebrate Citizen Science Month, the Genspace Teen Leadership Council and Biobus have put together activity kits based on growing edible plants, touch sensitivity and preserving flowers.

Pick up your kits in the Jamaica Bay...

Grab and Go: Citizen Science Kits!

NBA 2K Play with BPL

Sat, Apr 17   2:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults kids tech time teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Looking for a fun way to kill time during quarantine? Missing Basketball? Got a PlayStation 4? Join us for NBA 2K with the Library! 

Play with and against friends, family and the Library in various modes like “All Star Team Up, Pro-...

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NBA 2K Play with BPL

Virtual Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Sat, Apr 17   3:00 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults everyone is welcome here teen tech time Virtual Programming

All skill levels welcome! 

Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains!

No registration...

Virtual Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

REGINE BASHA: THE MONEY QUESTION

Sat, Apr 17   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Art and Society Census bpl presents Virtual Programming

Art & Society Census Working Group

April 3, 10, 17, 24/ Saturdays at 4 pm

Working groups are free, facilitated courses, meeting once per week online for the month of April. Register for this first event and you are registered...

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REGINE BASHA: THE MONEY QUESTION

Earth Day Canvas Painting

Sat, Apr 17   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts earth day environment

Celebrate Earth Day during a FREE, live online session focusing on creating fluid art on canvas. The Teaching Artist—Danielle M. Chery will share a presentation of how this art practice can create a sense of calm and relaxation, all while being...

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Earth Day Canvas Painting

APR
18

Spoken Word Performance-Women’s History: Dominique Christina

Sun, Apr 18   10:00 am to 11:00 pm   Virtual

Adults national poetry month poetry Virtual Programming women's history month

Spoken Word Performance-Women’s History: Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina performs her own poetry in a virtual reading sponsored by Coney Island. Adults and Young Adults are welcome.

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Spoken Word Performance-Women’s History: Dominique Christina

Living Poets

Sun, Apr 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing poetry

Living Poets is a 10-week class exploring work by some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking contemporary poets writing today. Students will engage in close readings with each poet's work and will have opportunities to respond with poems of...

Living Poets

Living Poets

Sun, Apr 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing poetry

Living Poets is a 10-week class exploring work by some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking contemporary poets writing today. Students will engage in close readings with each poet's work and will have opportunities to respond with poems of...

Living Poets

Art in the Garden: Nannies' Fairy Tales and Music

Sun, Apr 18   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Adults bpl presents live music nannies fairy tales writing workshops performance

Over the past four years, Brooklyn Public Library offered writing workshops with over 70 nannies and other childcare providers in a series of Nannies' Fairy Tale Writing Workshops, a model inspired by Mark Nowak's Workers Writers School....

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Art in the Garden: Nannies' Fairy Tales and Music

Creating Your Own Startup

Sun, Apr 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults business Virtual Programming

Are you interested in learning what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you ever wonder what the process of coming up with an idea for a company is like?

Join us for our entrepreneurship program that goes through the early basic steps of...

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Creating Your Own Startup

Classical Interludes: Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole: Concert followed by Conversation

Sun, Apr 18   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music Virtual Programming

Artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole curates an event that pairs readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy...

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Classical Interludes: Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole: Concert followed by Conversation

APR
19

Mindful Mondays

Mon, Apr 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids all ages mental health yoga and meditation

Learn and practice mindfulness with us. Increase calmness and feelings of wellbeing through stories, meditation, breathing, reflection and journaling.  Tune in Mondays from April 12 through May 31 on the Paerdegat Branch Facebook page. https...
Mindful Mondays

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads About Art History Part Three

Mon, Apr 19   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids humanities and art storytime Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike Reads If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur written by Amy Newbold and illustrated by Greg Newbold. This picture book shows how various artists throughout history would paint dinosaurs. Mr. Mike also takes the time to talk about the...

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads About Art History Part Three

Many Voices Storytime presents “Everything Naomi Loved Book” by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler

Mon, Apr 19   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Clinton Hill Library

Kids storytime

Our Many Voices program is an online virtual storytime event and in person book give away. We share a reading of a recent picture books that presents a different vital cultural voice and then have copies of the book to give away at the Clinton...

Many Voices Storytime presents “Everything Naomi Loved Book” by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler

Application Available for Friends of Clinton Hill Third Artisanal Craft Fair

Mon, Apr 19   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 Craft Kit: My puppet and Me!

Mon, Apr 19   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years 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 own fun project: a felt puppet, felt shapes, yarn, wiggly eyes, glue…

Practice Singing, Playing, and, Talking...

Grab and Go Craft Kit: My puppet and Me!

Learn to knit / learn to crochet

Mon, Apr 19   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

In this half hour, you will get basic instruction to begin to knit or crochet. Then stay with us for the 11:00 hour to practice and ask questions of more advanced fiber artists! 

You will need yarn, knitting needles or crochet hook....

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Learn to knit / learn to crochet

Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Mon, Apr 19   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!  Registration ends one hour before the program starts.

We will be using Zoom to...

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Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Mill Basin, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope Brainy Babies

Mon, Apr 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

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

Join us for a brain-building program on Zoom for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers in the Mill Basin, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope communities. This program will include stories, early literacy tips, baby...

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Mill Basin, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope Brainy Babies

Creating Content Your Customers Value | NYC SBS

Mon, Apr 19   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

McKinley Park Branch Preschool Book Adventures: Pete the Cat the Wheels on the Bus!

Mon, Apr 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Come join McKinley Park Branch virtually on zoom with a read out loud and craft.

Registration Required!

Materials needed: paper plate, construction paper, glue, scissors and crayons/markers.

Zoom information...

McKinley Park Branch Preschool Book Adventures: Pete the Cat the Wheels on the Bus!

Virtual Ask-A-Tech

Mon, Apr 19   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning techknowledge Virtual Programming

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 virtual drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

We will be using Zoom to host this...

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Virtual Ask-A-Tech

Borough Park Presents Virtual Toddler Time

Mon, Apr 19   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

Toddler Time

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

Borough Park Presents Virtual Toddler Time

Dancercise: Dance, Move and Stretch with Akwesi Asante

Mon, Apr 19   1:00 pm to 1:15 pm   Virtual

Older Adults adult learning creative aging dance fitness and classes fitness

This popular Windsor Terrace class continues for five sessions on our Facebook Page.  Each session will premiere on Mondays at 1:00 PM and will be available for ongoing viewing.

Dancercise: Dance, Move and Stretch with Akwesi Asante

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 19   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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Covid Remembrance Candles

Mon, Apr 19   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids after school arts and crafts covid-19

Please come into the Dekalb Library to remember and honor your loved one by making a covid candle . All supplies are included in your grab and go bag .

Covid Remembrance Candles

We The Readers: A Virtual Roundtable for Adults

Mon, Apr 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion

Welcome to our Readers’ Roundtable! Please tell us what kind of book you love to read, who is your favorite author, etc. Share with us your thoughts and comments on a book you have read recently.

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We The Readers: A Virtual Roundtable for Adults

Resume & Career Help Live!

Mon, Apr 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Virtual American Sign Language Storytime

Mon, Apr 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids inclusive services literacy multilingual storytime storytime

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!*

 Join us for virtual American Sign Language storytime with stories, songs and rhymes for children and...

Virtual American Sign Language Storytime

Creative Aging: Watercolor for Beginners - ESOL

Mon, Apr 19   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging esol Virtual Programming

Learn the techniques of watercolor painting. This workshop is sure to awaken your creative side or expand your knowledge and vision. This 9-week workshop will teach you the basics that will enable you to broaden your artistic expression!

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Creative Aging: Watercolor for Beginners - ESOL

Kids Create Grab and Go: Pocket Poetry Activity Journal Kit

Mon, Apr 19   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids grab and go kits kids create national poetry month poetry

Grab and Go Kits are ready for you to pick up Monday April 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm for Pocket Poetry Activity Journal Kits. Just come into the Ulmer Park Branch (2602 Bath Avenue 11214) and ask for a kit.

In the Kit you will receive:

...

Kids Create Grab and Go: Pocket Poetry Activity Journal Kit

Borough Park Presents Juan Tica - Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Juan Tica from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

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Borough Park Presents Juan Tica - Chess Workshop

Tiny Techs: Coding (ages 3-5)

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years techknowledge toddler time

Children Ages 3-5

We invite you to help us code the Monkey to the banana by following instructions, counting, and  sequencing. This is a block coding program to introduce the ideas and concepts of coding to your children....

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Tiny Techs: Coding (ages 3-5)

Gaming for Teens

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults game on teen tech time

Join Labib our LoT (Librarian of Tomorrow) every Monday at 3:00 PM for an afternoon of gaming. Lets show other gamers what you've got!

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Gaming for Teens

Songwriter’s Studio

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults music teen time

Itching to write a song but don't know where to start? Have lyrics written but no music to pair with it?  In this workshop, students will be able to craft a fully produced song from scratch! Students will be introduced to Soundtrap, a...

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Songwriter’s Studio

Create with Canva Workshop for Teens

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults career Virtual Programming

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Canva, where the designs of your dreams can come to life! Canva is the most accessible and widespread tool for graphic design from beginner to pro-level. Use Canva to create everything from merch, to flyers and...

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Create with Canva Workshop for Teens

Virtual Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Mon, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults everyone is welcome here teen tech time Virtual Programming

All skill levels welcome! 

Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains!

No registration...

Virtual Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Moday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

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Virtual Chess Workshop

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Moday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

Virtual Chess Workshop

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

Virtual Chess Workshop

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

Virtual Chess Workshop

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Moday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

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Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids Explore: Wangari Maathai

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids after school earth day kids explore

Join us for a special reading of Seeds of Change for Earth Day. This children's program will explore the life and legacy of Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ...

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Kids Explore: Wangari Maathai

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Apr 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

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Virtual Chess Workshop

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