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Creative Aging: An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting with Jade Lam

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Participants will learn about the fundamental concepts and techniques of Chinese brush painting. This virtual course will focus on studying the Four Noble Plants - the bamboo, the orchid, the chrysanthemum, and the plum blossom, as well as...

Creative Aging: An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting with Jade Lam

Virtual Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years story play storytime Virtual Programming

Get your morning moving with the librarians of Brighton Beach! Stories, songs, movement, early literacy tips and more for children 2-5 years of age. Older and younger children are also welcome to attend. From new babblers to early readers, let's...

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Virtual Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Preparing for Citizenship

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults citizenship Immigrant Services Virtual Programming welcoming week

Join us as we celebrate Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week! 

In this program, we'll talk about the process to become a US Citizen, and prepare for the Citizenship Test! If you are currently in the process of applying...

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Preparing for Citizenship

Grab and Go Kit: 3 Watercolor Tricks

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Annex

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

Kits will be available for pickup from the Annex Library on Wednesday, September 15 and Friday, September 17. (While supplies last)

Provided materials

Thick paper Watercolors and brush Crayons, salt, and tape

3...

Grab and Go Kit: 3 Watercolor Tricks

DIY: Tween and teen Grab and Go

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 6:00 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

Kids Create: Grab and Go - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Hispanic Heritage Month kids create

What’s in it? A craft to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Come to the Ulmer Park Branch grab a craft kit for our Friday Surprise. There are kits for all ages. 

 As always, we invite you to...

Kids Create: Grab and Go - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Grab and Go: Origami Animals

Fri, Sep 17   10:00 am to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Come pick up a grab and go craft bag and make make your own origami animals! We have rabbit, jumping frog, and crane kits available, so you can choose the level you're comfortable with. Included in the kits are origami paper, instruction sheets,...

Grab and Go: Origami Animals

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Sep 17   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 / Crochet: Sheepshead Bay Fiber Artists

Fri, Sep 17   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults BPL Outdoors knitting and crocheting

Knit and crochet infront and outside of Sheepshead Bay Library. Weather permitting!

Knit / Crochet: Sheepshead Bay Fiber Artists

Knit Together

Fri, Sep 17   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

Street Photography Photo Walk

Fri, Sep 17   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults BPL Outdoors BRIC photography techknowledge

In this class you'll learn about on-the-fly composition techniques and how to capture engaging photos of people, buildings, and public spaces. Please note that this class runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Bring any photo taking...

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Street Photography Photo Walk

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

Fri, Sep 17   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 French Conversation Group

Fri, Sep 17   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations Virtual Programming world language conversation

Join other adults who are learning to speak French online on Zoom video. This group is for beginners learning to speak French.

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be...

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Virtual French Conversation Group

Kids Create: Grab & Go Craft

Fri, Sep 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Head to Gerritsen Beach Library for a Grab & Go craft bag

Supplies are limited so first come first serve. One per child.

Kids Create: Grab & Go Craft

Creative Writing Workshop

Fri, Sep 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

The 3 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 critique their own work.  Please bring writing materials to...

Creative Writing Workshop

Virtual Kids Create : Draw a Snail

Fri, Sep 17   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids after school arts and crafts kids create

Learn how to draw a Snail by following instructions on our facebook page.

Instructions are in English , Arabic & German. 

Visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/jamaicabaybpl/

 

 

Virtual Kids Create : Draw a Snail

Citizenship Trivia

Fri, Sep 17   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults all ages citizenship everyone is welcome here Immigrant Services

Could you pass the US Citizenship Exam?

Come learn a little about the US Naturalization process, and what it takes to become a US citizen! Answer trivia questions from the actual exam, and test your knowledge of US history and civics....

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Citizenship Trivia

Zoom Poetry Program

Fri, Sep 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults all ages poetry

You don't have to be well-read in poetry or literature or spend lots of time reading poetry. Just log in for an hour on Zoom and join us as we read and discuss the poetry of famous poets. You will most likely enjoy the experience and wish you...

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Zoom Poetry Program

Virtual Russian Conversation Group

Fri, Sep 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations Russian Virtual Programming world language conversation

Practice your Russian language skills in a friendly environment. For adults who have some basic knowledge of Russian language and want to improve fluency. This group is for beginners! Everyone is welcome.

Please register for the program....

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Virtual Russian Conversation Group

Grab-and-Go: Kids Create

Fri, Sep 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids grab and go kits kids create

Create something new and all your own! Get a Grab and Go Arts & Crafts kit to take home and create! For kids age 5-12 years old. Kits available while supplies last.

*Kits may contain small parts that are not suitable for...

Grab-and-Go: Kids Create

Grab and go Fridays

Fri, Sep 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids grab and go kits kids create

Grab and go kits differ weekly.

Grab and go Fridays

Jackbox Party Games

Fri, Sep 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games 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 by 2:45. 

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

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Jackbox Party Games

Ezra Jack Keats Storytime

Fri, Sep 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids ezra jack keats storytime

Join us on Friday September 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 for a special outdoor storytime and craft activity celebrating the work of Ezra Jack Keats!   A free Ezra Jack Keats book will be given to the first 5 attendees!

Ezra Jack Keats Storytime

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...

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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. 

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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...

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

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...

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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

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