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Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Mon, May 17   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Walt Whitman 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 have valid library cards...

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads About Heroes

Mon, May 17   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids humanities and art storytime Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike reads two books about heroes. The first is Heroes wear Masks : Elmo's super adventure by Lillian Jane with pictures by Ernie Kwiat in which Elmo finds out that like a superhero he has to wear a mask to school in order to protect...

Borough Park Presents Storytime: Mr. Mike Reads About Heroes

Adult Grab & Go: Scrabble Coaster Making Kit

Mon, May 17   10:30 am to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning arts and crafts grab and go kits

Come pick up a Scrabble Tile Grab & Go Kit at the Highlawn Branch while supplies last.  Kits will include Scrabble tiles and a coaster. Glue sticks are required.

Adult Grab & Go: Scrabble Coaster Making Kit

Virtual East New York and Kings Highway Brainy Babies (Spring)

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books Brainy Babies early literacy East New York Reads

Join us for a brain-building program on Zoom for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers in the East New York and Kings Highway communities. This program will include stories, early literacy tips, baby bounces, craft...

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Virtual East New York and Kings Highway Brainy Babies (Spring)

Building Your Own Business Website | NYC SBS

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

In the past, building a business website could be expensive and complicated. But today, there are website builders that are affordable and easy-to-use for almost any entrepreneur.

This course will teach you how to create a professional...

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Building Your Own Business Website | NYC SBS

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Esther Crow

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years live music stomp clap and sing Virtual Programming

Esther Crow is an NYC award-winning singer, songwriter and teacher. Her online show experience is an eclectic mix of rhythm and movement games, original songs from her upcoming debut album, All Together Now (out on June 25th, 2021), and duets she...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Esther Crow

Jack & Friends: Zoom Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years toddler yoga Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Join Kelly Brennan for a fun yoga practice! Toddlers will explore yoga poses and breathing in a playful way through adventures, stories, and songs.  

These classes will be held over Zoom and registration is required....

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Jack & Friends: Zoom Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Mon, May 17   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!  We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will need either a computer with audio...

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Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Gerritsen Beach Adult Storytime

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion storytime

Have you ever wished someone would read to you as an adult?  Do you want to take in some good literature without spending a lot of time on it? At adult storytime, a librarian will read short stories and/or poetry to you, and all you have to...

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Gerritsen Beach Adult Storytime

BPL Outdoors: Storytime

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 11:30 am   New Lots Library

Birth to Five Years bpl outdoors first five years storytime

Join us on select Mondays to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.  This program will take place outside of the New Lots Library on Barbey Street.

This storytime will have a...

BPL Outdoors: Storytime

BPL Outdoors- New Lots Health and Wellness Fair

Mon, May 17   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults all ages bpl outdoors dance fitness and classes health and wellness

Join New Lots Library and New Lots Literacy Zone for a series of free outdoor events this summer!

Join the New Lots Literacy Zone, New Lots Library, EmblemHealth, BMS Family Health & Wellness Centers, United Community Centers/...

BPL Outdoors- New Lots Health and Wellness Fair

McKinley Park Branch Preschool Book Adventures: Can I give you a squish?

Mon, May 17   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: Can I give you a squish?

Grab and Go Kit: Superhero Mask Maker

Mon, May 17   11:15 am to 4:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits parents and caregivers

Let's get crafty!

Each week in May, the Walt Whitman Library will be offering a unique grab and go kit for kids and teens!

May 3rd- May 8th: Mother's Day Travel Mugs- draw your favorite thing about your mom or decorate it with her...

Grab and Go Kit: Superhero Mask Maker

Virtual Ask-A-Tech

Mon, May 17   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

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, May 17   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...

Virtual English Conversation Group

Borough Park Presents Virtual Toddler Time

Mon, May 17   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. Find us on the Borough Park Facebook page every Monday at 1 p.m. This is the link: https://www.facebook.com/BPLboroughpark  hope to see you soon.

Borough Park Presents Virtual Toddler Time

Virtual Korean Storytime

Mon, May 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids literacy multilingual storytime storytime Virtual Programming

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

 Join us for virtual Korean Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes for children and their parents...

Virtual Korean Storytime

BPL Outdoors: Dance Aerobics

Mon, May 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults bpl outdoors dance fitness and classes

Enjoy an hour of outdoor exercise, fun and camaraderie in this non-stop rhythmic cardio conditioning set to high-energy music designed to leave you sweating and feeling good. All are welcome!

Dance Aerobics is taught by...

BPL Outdoors: Dance Aerobics

Resume & Career Help Live!

Mon, May 17   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....

Resume & Career Help Live!

Borough Park Presents Juan Tica - Chess Workshop

Mon, May 17   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 3:00 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, May 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years techknowledge toddler time

Children Ages 3-5

We invite you to learn how to code using following instructions, counting, and  sequencing, This is a block coding program to introduce the ideas and concepts of coding to your children. You don't need to download...

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Tiny Techs: Coding (Ages 3-5)

Create with Canva Workshop for Teens

Mon, May 17   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 Chess Workshop

Mon, May 17   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, May 17   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, May 17   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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, May 17   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

Kahoot! Trivia

Mon, May 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen time Virtual Programming

Ready to test your brain?

Come have fun playing Kahoot trivia and learning a few tips on how to make your own!!

Register and we will send you the link on game day!

 

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Kahoot! Trivia

Mindful Mondays

Mon, May 17   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   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

BPL Game Time - Fortnite Battle Royale

Mon, May 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults techknowledge teen tech time teen time video games

Are you good at fortnite and want to show us how good you are? come join us on twitch.

Watch us live by downloading the Twitch app on your mobile device or by visiting www.twitch.tv/BPLGameTime. For instructions on how to play...

BPL Game Time - Fortnite Battle Royale

Highlawn Library Presents Reinaldo Duran - Chess Workshop

Mon, May 17   4:00 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 Reinaldo Duran 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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Highlawn Library Presents Reinaldo Duran - Chess Workshop

Short Story Collab

Mon, May 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing

This is an opportunity for participants to work together on creating a collaborative story! Please join our Today's Teen Tomorrow's Techie intern as they help guide participants through the story-making process, picking a genre, setting... etc....

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Short Story Collab

Virtual Spanish Conversation Group

Mon, May 17   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations spanish Virtual Programming world language conversation

Join other adults who are learning to speak Spanish 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 Spanish Conversation Group

Polish for Beginners 3.0

Mon, May 17   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults polish world language conversation

They say that Polish is the most difficult language in the world. Do you want to find out if it's true? Or maybe you would like to be able to order borscht and dumplings in Polish? Greenpoint Library continues the virtual Polish for Beginners...

Polish for Beginners 3.0

Justice Initiatives Book Club: No Justice in the Shadows by Alina Das

Mon, May 17   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning anti-racism book discussion immigrant services

No Justice in The Shadows, by lawyer and immigrant rights activist Alina Das, addresses the history of the United States’ racist immigration system and contemporary “deportation machine.” Das discusses the construction of the idea of the “...

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Justice Initiatives Book Club: No Justice in the Shadows by Alina Das

Brooklyn Borough President Debate

Mon, May 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Civic Engagement PoliticsNY

With the June 22nd primaries fast approaching, Brooklyn Public Library is co-sponsoring debates with PoliticsNY.com for Brooklyn’s Borough President and City Council races. This debate is between the candidates running for Brooklyn Borough...

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Brooklyn Borough President Debate

Friends of Clinton Hill Library General Meeting

Mon, May 17   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Friends of the Library Virtual Programming

Help the Friends of Clinton Hill Library prepare for the third Friends of Clinton Hill Artisinal Craft Fair. The Friends will discuss how they can help promote the event as well as volunteer opportunities at this open-air fair. New members are...

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Friends of Clinton Hill Library General Meeting

Virtual Polish Book Discussion Club

Mon, May 17   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion polish

Czechoslovakia in the early seventies is the background of the novel "Legend of the Tongue". It is a sad and gray country, right after the suppression of the Prague Spring and the entry of the Warsaw Pact troops into the country. The main...

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Virtual Polish Book Discussion Club

City Council District 35 Debate

Mon, May 17   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Civic Engagement PoliticsNY

With the June 22nd primaries fast approaching, Brooklyn Public Library is co-sponsoring debates with PoliticsNY.com for Brooklyn’s City Council races. City Council District 35 represents Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect...

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City Council District 35 Debate

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Virtual Mini Storytime from Adams Street Library

Tue, May 18   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Engage in active screentime with this pre-recorded "mini" storytime, featuring 1 song, 1 book, and 1 additional activity.

Videos will be available for 48 hours after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! ...

Virtual Mini Storytime from Adams Street Library

Borough Park presents Brainy Babies

Tue, May 18   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books Brainy Babies first five years multilingual storytime

Join us for a brain-building program on Zoom for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers from Borough Park Library. Families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage brain development and early learning...

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Borough Park presents Brainy Babies

Virtual Kids Create! First 5 Years

Tue, May 18   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years kids create Virtual Programming

Join us every Tuesday for a new art project you can easily replicate at home.  These fun artistic exploration will help your little one develop their creativity and their fine motor skills.

New videos are posted...

Virtual Kids Create! First 5 Years

Storytime in the Park

Tue, May 18   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Monarch Butterfly Garden

Kids bpl outdoors storytime

Jezz is back, LIVE and in Brower Park! All are welcome for this interactive program of story, song, movement, and nature. We hope you’ll join us in Brower Park, near the sprinklers.

NOTE: • Masks required • Social distancing will be...

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Storytime in the Park

Virtual Babies & Books

Tue, May 18   10:45 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy first five years Virtual Programming

Spend fifteen minutes with Macon children's librarians to learn lap rhymes, finger plays, and early literacy tips for interacting with your baby and fostering a lifelong love of reading.

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library...

Virtual Babies & Books

Creative Aging: Just Collage It!

Tue, May 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults arts and crafts creative aging Virtual Programming

Get all of your articles, papers, pictures…but don’t throw them out! Instead of tossing them out, get creative and turn them into a collage!

Dave Johnson is a master at the art of collage, and in this 9-week workshop, he will show you how...

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Creative Aging: Just Collage It!

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo

Tue, May 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family stomp clap and sing Virtual Programming

Oran Etkin is an internationally renowned musician and composer, described as "Ebullient" by NY Times and voted #1 Rising Star Clarinetist by DownBeat Magazine's critics poll. His music can be heard on major concert stages worldwide and...

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo

Bebés Geniales

Tue, May 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

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

Acompáñenos en un programa en zoom para los padres y los cuidadores de Nueva York que ayudan al desarrollo mental de niños de edad 0 a 3. Incluye cuentos e historias en inglés y español, consejos, artesanías, canciones, mira y repite, y más!...

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Bebés Geniales

Painting with Acrylic. Registration Closed.

Tue, May 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning arts and crafts Friends of the Library

Want to make friends while learning or developing a new skill? Join us for our acrylic painting workshop with teaching artist Leonid Filitsyan. This 2-hour class will be held for 5 weeks where he will teach you the basic techniques. ...

Painting with Acrylic. Registration Closed.

Resume & Career Help Live!

Tue, May 18   11:00 am to 1:00 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!

Rhyme, Song and a Tale with East Flatbush Library

Tue, May 18   11:30 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

We welcome you to join a mini Virtual Storytime on East Flatbush Library's Facebook Page.

Rhyme, Song and a Tale with East Flatbush Library

Voter Registration

Tue, May 18   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Adults Civic Engagement

NAACP will provide voter registration forms and rank choice voting information in front of Clarendon Library.

Voter Registration

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