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This Might Help: A Poetry Class

Sun, May 31   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults national poetry month poetry Virtual Programming

Classes are currently full. This page will update when space opens.

In this weekly workshop on Sunday afternoons, we will study poets who find comfort in the midst of difficulty.

We will examine comfort in all of its forms: love,...

This Might Help: A Poetry Class

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...

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Music for Autism Presents:  Jade Simmons

JUN
1

ESOL--Business English Classes

Mon, Jun 1   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Learn English!

Brooklyn Public Library offers free advanced business English classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business.  Improve your business vocabulary, broaden your understanding of American...

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ESOL--Business English Classes

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Jun 1   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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

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

Learn Latin Dance

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

Adults fitness Virtual Programming

Take an afternoon break and get moving to the rhythm and music of Latin dance.  Instructor Leonardo Sardella from Friends of Argentine Tango will run through the steps of dances like the cha-cha, mamba, and salsa before turning up the music...

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Learn Latin Dance

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

The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

Mon, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids first five years storytime summer reading summer reading kickoff

Join us for Summer Reading Kickoff celebration and watch puppet shows based on fairy tales The Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Bears. We will be live on on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/304870493868452/

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The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

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!

"Quaranteen" Tie-Dye Project

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts summer reading kickoff teen time

A simple, mistake-free activity for teens! Everyone loves tie-dye t-shirts which are great for summer.

Join us on the Rugby Facebook Page at 3 PM.

"Quaranteen" Tie-Dye Project

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

Mon, Jun 1   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story. Book Adventures are designed for kids aged 5-12, but everyone is welcome to join! During this program, we will be reading "Wish" by Chris Saunders. After reading, we'll have a brief...

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

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!...

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...

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Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Accepting Applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Mon, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents poetry Virtual Programming

The Brooklyn Public Library—in Collaboration with Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang—is accepting applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

The newly established annual poetry residency offers time, space,...

Accepting Applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Mon, Jun 1   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults storytime Virtual Programming

Social distancing got you down? Remote learning stressing you out?

Welcome to Chapter to Chapter, a older kid/teen-friendly "storytime" (but it's really for everyone) to help you relax at the end of the day! 

This week, we're...

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Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

JUN
2

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Jun 2   12:15 pm to 1:30 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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Jun 2   1:30 pm to 3:00 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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

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...

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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.   

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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...

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Digital Meditation for Teens

28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Craig Manbauman

Tue, Jun 2   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 28th Amendment bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th...

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28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Craig Manbauman

JUN
3

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

Wed, Jun 3   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online using the We Speak NYC videos from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. We will meet on Zoom video calls. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the...

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We Speak NYC Conversation Group

ESOL--Business English Classes

Wed, Jun 3   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Learn English!

Brooklyn Public Library offers free advanced business English classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business.  Improve your business vocabulary, broaden your understanding of American...

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ESOL--Business English Classes

Navigating Your Child's Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!

Wed, Jun 3   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Central Library, Info Commons Room 5

Many situations require the assistance of an expert. We can provide one-to-one help for you and your child with:

Virtual school Individualized Education Program (IEP) process Early childhood...
Navigating Your Child's Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

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

Kids music summer reading Virtual Programming

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

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

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

Adults business research Virtual Programming

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jun 3, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   Register in advance for this meeting: https://candid.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUscu-prjovGdLV4qmV-XpKNEtJdRYCpY8b   After registering, you...
Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

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, this time featuring...

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 Virtual Programming

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. 

 

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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

Leonard Library Classics Book Club presents for Discussion : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wed, Jun 3   7:30 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning book club book discussion

Please join us on in the comfort of your own home on ZOOM as we discuss Emily Bronte's great novel of passion Wuthering Heights. 
 

Every Wednesday evening we will discuss one or more chapters.

registration is...

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Leonard Library Classics Book Club presents for Discussion : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

Wed, Jun 3   7:30 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Join us for a Zoom knitting/crocheting/sewing/fiber arts session to share your projects and hangout.

**Registration required!

We will be using Zoom to host...

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Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

JUN
4

Virtual English Conversation Groups

Thu, Jun 4   10:15 am to 11:45 am   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.

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Virtual English Conversation Groups

Woman’s Support Group

Thu, Jun 4   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join a group of ladies at Dyker Heights on Zoom to share everything virtually. Registration is required. Please send your email to [email protected] for invitation. 

Woman’s Support Group

WE Master Resiliency: How Do I Ensure My PPP Loan Is Forgiven?

Thu, Jun 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business finance small business Virtual Programming

WE NYC and Ramona Cedeño, Founder of FiBrick Financial Services, invite you to a WE Master Resiliency webinar to help you understand what steps you need to take to ensure that your PPP loan is forgiven.

If you received funds from a...

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WE Master Resiliency: How Do I Ensure My PPP Loan Is Forgiven?

After School Homework Help for Guardians

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

Adults homework help Virtual Programming

The goal of After School Homework Help for Guardians is to provide caretakers with the skills and tools to best help the children in their lives with the challenges presented by tele-learning.

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After School Homework Help for Guardians

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

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

Adults support groups Virtual Programming

Facilitated by Jennette Selig, PD (DTI), CLEC, CCCE. Jennette is a neighborhood mom in North Brooklyn, childbirth educator, and lactation educator/counselor. 

**Registration Required!

We will be using Zoom to host this...

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Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, Jun 4   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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help Live!

Thu, Jun 4   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume

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. 

If you would...

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Science Edutainment: Potion Science!

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.

Join science edutainer "Brainy Bill" Louden for a hands-on potions workshop!...

Science Edutainment: Potion Science!

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

Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Thu, Jun 4   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Town Hall Virtual Programming

How are you doing? What do you need help with? What’s the most helpful thing you’ve experienced during this time?

We want to hear the answers to these questions.

The Open Newsroom is back, and this time we’re virtual. We’ll be...

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Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Thu, Jun 4   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations support groups Virtual Programming

The group is informal and completely free, it is a peer support group. This program is only for those who lost their loved ones to suicide.

No need to struggle alone. Come and share your story with other survivors for mutual support....

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

JUN
5

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Jun 5   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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Knit Together

Fri, Jun 5   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

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