Skip to Main Content
E.g., Jun 29 2020
MAY
29

Spanish Song and Story Time

Fri, May 29   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids bpl presents Virtual Programming

Time to dive into the Spanish language! Through songs, dancing, body percussion, and fun cultural facts, our facilitator will introduce new Spanish words and phrases. You and your toddler will sing, rhyme, and clap along, all while expanding your...

Spanish Song and Story Time

Teens Take the Met

Fri, May 29   1:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen time Virtual Programming

Join on Instagram for the first-ever Virtual Teens Take The Met! Follow along on the @metteens account and across partners' social media platforms for art-making activities, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can...

Teens Take the Met

Kids Create: Emoji Paper Folding

Fri, May 29   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create Virtual Programming

Join us on the Macon Library Facebook page at 3:30 to make a fun paper craft! Have markers, crayons, pencils, and paper at the ready, and we'll go from there ;)

Kids Create: Emoji Paper Folding

Teens, Tell Yr Story! Comics 101

Fri, May 29   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts comics creative writing Virtual Programming

Do you love comics and wish you could get started writing and/or drawing your own? In this workshop, JB Brager will take participants through the end-to-end process of making a comic using tools you have at home! No art experience necessary, all...

Register
Teens, Tell Yr Story! Comics 101

MAY
30

Virtual Social Justice Storytime

Sat, May 30   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Kids 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 storytime with Laurie Davidson of the Cortelyou Library...

Virtual Social Justice Storytime

Read With A Therapy Dog

Sat, May 30   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids therapy dogs Virtual Programming

Sign up for a virtual slot to read with Angel the therapy dog. Registration is required for a slot. Participants will be emailed the day of the program with the Zoom meeting information. Each child will have ten minutes to read with the dog...

Register
Read With A Therapy Dog

Best Buy Teen Tech Center Presents: Virtual Open Mic

Sat, May 30   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults music performance poetry urban art jamm

Teens are invited to show off their talents in a virtual open mic via Zoom! These can include musical performances, dance, poetry, comedy, and storytelling.

If you would like to perform, use this link to sign up: https://form.jotform...

Register
Best Buy Teen Tech Center Presents: Virtual Open Mic

Book Adventures: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Sat, May 30   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime Virtual Programming

Join us this afternoon for as we will be reading Mo Willems--Leonardo the Terrible Monster. Come and create your own "monster" with everyday household materials.

Supplies: Glue stick, scissors, pencil, ruler, paper/construction paper,...

Book Adventures: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

MAY
31

Music for Autism Presents: Jade Simmons

Sun, May 31   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids autism inclusive services live music

Jade is a one-of-a-kind artist who has built a one-of-a-kind career garnering diverse recognition from unlikely places. She’s played renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court, and her genre-bending...

Register
Music for Autism Presents:  Jade Simmons

JUN
1

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Mon, Jun 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Magnificent castles appear in many fairy tales. They house a royal family, guards and many others. They are defensive structures designed to keep enemies out. Castles can also be places of secrets, with rooms where people and things can be hidden...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Mon, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults table-top & board games teen tech time Virtual Programming

Hey teens! Are you bummed about social distancing but still want to game with your friends? Join us for a Dungeons and Dragons online game! Our librarians are going to make some awesome adventures for you! 


We are using...

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

View the...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Jun 1   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, 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!...

Register
Virtual Chess Workshop

Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Mon, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

Teens are invited to join author Zetta Elliott for a poetry workshop. Using examples from her own collection SAY HER NAME, Elliott will share warm-ups and prompts from her writing workbook FIND YOUR VOICE.

Participants must register and a...

Register
Poetry with Zetta Elliott

JUN
2

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mime is the most ancient of the performing arts, and it is also something we use every day. Have you ever played Charades with your friends? That is mime. Do you like Hip Hop Dance? Mime is a huge part of it. Let’s explore all that we can say...

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read JackRabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph.   We are also going to learn about deciphering codes which relates to what we read. 

https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/...

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Virtual Board Games

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy game using Tabletopia or BoardGameArena. 

We will have a meeting in Zoom or Discord at first. I will send out a link at 3:15. Then we can decide on a game and I can walk you through joining...

Register
Virtual Board Games

Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style.  Recommended materials:  colored pencils or colored markers. 

Space is limited.   

Registration required.   

...

Register
Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

Digital Meditation for Teens

Tue, Jun 2   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Brooklyn Public Library invites teens to come together to find a moment of peace in these stressful times. Instructor Lavender Suarez will guide participants through simple meditation techniques (breathing exercises, gentle movement, relaxing...

Register
Digital Meditation for Teens

JUN
3

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Wed, Jun 3   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Kids music summer reading

Aly Sunshine is an integrated, educational, music and movement program designed for kids. Aly performs interactive songs that are designed to educate by utilizing melodies that are catchy and fun.

View the broadcast Live on Aly Sunshine...

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Jun 3   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids multilingual storytime Virtual Programming

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

Join Brooklyn Beanstalk for a storytime in French and Spanish. View the broadcast on...

Beanstalk Storytime

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

We've all been forced to slow down a bit. In Neal's latest book with the late Kate Dopirak, we learn that a moment of mindfulness can be fun. A busy boy and his dog learn to slow down and enjoy life together... Brooklyn-based children's book...

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month teen time

Join Cholula Lemon for a drag queen makeup tutorial! Kids ages 12-18 are welcome to learn how to apply eye makeup in a fabulous way during this one-hour workshop with Drag Queen Story Hour. Participants will learn techniques for applying eye...

Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading

Create your own chupacabra and use it to tell the story of The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman. Supplies: thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) or paper of any kind, markers. 

 

 

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

Virtual Mystery Meeting

Wed, Jun 3   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Solve a virtual mystery. 

This week we will try an escape room. Next week Mysterium, Time Stories or whatever else works.

Register so that I can send you the link to Zoom. Hope to hear from you soon. 

 

Featured Event Register
Virtual Mystery Meeting

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 3   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
4

Science Edutainment

Thu, Jun 4   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore Virtual Programming

Welcome to the laboratory of Bill Louden Science! “Brainy Bill” amazes and amuses crowds of all ages and sizes with his incredible live science demonstrations.

Mark your calendars and Check back later for the Zoom link to view this...

Science Edutainment

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

UKA (All Ages), 3 min.
By Valle Comba, NYICFF 2017

Watch: https://vimeo.com/247026939

Life for Uka is grey and dull until she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

Talking points:

How does Uka feel...
Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read Cuckoo- A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert.  Create a bird in the style of the illustrator, collage and papel picado (paper cutting).  

Supplies- Constrution paper, scissors...

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

JUN
5

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

Fri, Jun 5   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts summer reading

Create a shelter for a fantasy character of your choice in this interactive workshop. We will show some examples to get your imagination fired up. Then build your model along with the architect-educator from ArchforKids. A great family...

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

Teen Show & Tell

Fri, Jun 5   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults conversations teen time Virtual Programming

 

With remote learning and Zoom meetings, we've been getting glimpses into each other's homes.  Let's make it intentional with a good old fashioned Show & Tell!  

We'll share some of our favorite/...

Register
Teen Show & Tell

Library Lab: Pasta Construction (Truss Bridges)

Fri, Jun 5   3:30 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids stem & steam summer reading Virtual Programming

Are you up for an engineering challenge?  Your challenge is to construct a bridge that billy goats can cross.  The only materials that you can use is pasta and glue.  We are using pasta to construct Truss bridge....

Library Lab: Pasta Construction  (Truss Bridges)

JUN
8

Summer Reading: Mil’s Trills

Mon, Jun 8   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mil's Trills is performing a *special online concert* to help kids and families cope with being stuck at home due to the coronavirus crisis. Tune in, connect, and engage with original playful uplifting songs, and interactive songwriting...

Summer Reading: Mil’s Trills

Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Mon, Jun 8   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

Teens are invited to join author Zetta Elliott for a poetry workshop. Using examples from her own collection SAY HER NAME, Elliott will share warm-ups and prompts from her writing workbook FIND YOUR VOICE.

Participants must register and a...

Register
Poetry with Zetta Elliott

JUN
9

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Tue, Jun 9   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour summer reading Virtual Programming

Enjoy songs and stories for kids age 3-8 during a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour. This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Public Library. Watch live on DQSHNYC's Instagram, or...

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Digital Meditation for Teens

Tue, Jun 9   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Brooklyn Public Library invites teens to come together to find a moment of peace in these stressful times. Instructor Lavender Suarez will guide participants through simple meditation techniques (breathing exercises, gentle movement, relaxing...

Register
Digital Meditation for Teens

JUN
10

Eléonore Weill’s Jewish Musical Metamorphosis

Wed, Jun 10   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids everyone is welcome here yiddish

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with internationally renowned musicians Eleonore Weill and Jake Shulman-Ment, who will bring you on the voyage of a lifetime through Yiddish songs, klezmer dance tunes, and Jewish...

Featured Event
Eléonore Weill’s Jewish Musical Metamorphosis

Summer Reading: In My Garden

Wed, Jun 10   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Phil C. Stead as he discusses the making of his new book, IN MY GARDEN, written by Charlotte Zolotow. Philip will do a live demonstration of a technique he used to make the illustrations. Kids (and grownups) will be encouraged to follow...

Summer Reading: In My Garden

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 10   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
11

Science Edutainment

Thu, Jun 11   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore Virtual Programming

Welcome to the laboratory of Bill Louden Science! “Brainy Bill” amazes and amuses crowds of all ages and sizes with his incredible live science demonstrations.

Mark your calendars and Check back later for the Zoom link to view this...

Science Edutainment

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 11   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Eagle Blue (all ages), 4 min.

By Will Rose

A bold palette and a swaying beat bolster Eagle Blue high above the mountaintop, but she must swoop in and provide a proper meal for her hungry chicks

Watch: https...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
13

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jun 13   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month summer reading Virtual Programming

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

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly...

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

JUN
15

Summer Reading: Los tres cochinitos/The Three Little Pigs by Scaramouches Puppet Theatre

Mon, Jun 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

The Three Little Pigs is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two piggies houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made...

Summer Reading: Los tres cochinitos/The Three Little Pigs by Scaramouches Puppet Theatre

Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Mon, Jun 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

Teens are invited to join author Zetta Elliott for a poetry workshop. Using examples from her own collection SAY HER NAME, Elliott will share warm-ups and prompts from her writing workbook FIND YOUR VOICE.

Participants must register and a...

Register
Poetry with Zetta Elliott

JUN
16

True Play Improv

Tue, Jun 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Using the tools of our current reality, this Facebook Live session will get us playing together, even when we're socially distant. True Play Improv is...

True Play Improv

Digital Meditation for Teens

Tue, Jun 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Brooklyn Public Library invites teens to come together to find a moment of peace in these stressful times. Instructor Lavender Suarez will guide participants through simple meditation techniques (breathing exercises, gentle movement, relaxing...

Register
Digital Meditation for Teens

JUN
17

Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Jun 17   2:30 pm to 3:15 pm   Virtual

Kids multilingual storytime Virtual Programming

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

Join Brooklyn Beanstalk for a storytime in French and Spanish. View the broadcast on...

Beanstalk Storytime

Summer Reading: Author/Illustrator Javaka Steptoe

Wed, Jun 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Javaka Steptoe, award winning author and illustrator, will host an interactive book reading and arts & crafts workshop for children.

 

Summer Reading: Author/Illustrator Javaka Steptoe

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 17   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
18

Science Edutainment

Thu, Jun 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore Virtual Programming

Welcome to the laboratory of Bill Louden Science! “Brainy Bill” amazes and amuses crowds of all ages and sizes with his incredible live science demonstrations.

Mark your calendars and Check back later for the Zoom link to view this...

Science Edutainment

Pages

close navigation 
BPL is still here, no matter what. And that's thanks to YOU. Your support matters.
Make a gift