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Read With A Therapy Dog

Sat, Aug 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading 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...

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Read With A Therapy Dog

Summer Reading | FAMAJAM: Virtual Family Dance Party

Sat, Aug 15   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Last summer, Marc Herstein aka Mr. Marc brought his Dance Advance: Educational Dance Party program to 12 BPL branches and had everyone moving their feet and letting loose! 

This summer Mr. Marc is bringing his dance party program to...

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Summer Reading | FAMAJAM: Virtual Family Dance Party

The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Sat, Aug 15   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

The Writhing Society meets to practice and discuss the techniques of constrained writing. We practice the methods invented by ourselves and by other writers, artists, musicians, and mathematicians. Today's topic: Emoji poems and Tarot stories...

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The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

My New York City

Sat, Aug 15   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing summer reading Virtual Programming writing workshop

My New York City is a six-session online creative writing workshop from Parachute Literary Arts and poet/filmmaker SM Gray in which participants explore, reflect, and write about their NYC borough, neighborhood or other meaningful city locations...

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My New York City

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Sat, Aug 15   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come join Miss Melisa for some crafting fun on our Gerritsen Beach Facebook page here.

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour LGBTQ saturday storytime

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

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Fantastical Erotica and Romances

Sat, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion e-books Virtual Programming

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for ages 18 and up. 
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve...

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Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Fantastical Erotica and Romances

Geography Saturdays: Book Recommendations

Sat, Aug 15   7:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults research Virtual Programming

Click here to access the Borough Park Library's Facebook page to see travel book recommendations and other useful and interesting information.

Geography Saturdays: Book Recommendations

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Fun Facts About Ancient Rome

Sun, Aug 16   7:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults research Virtual Programming

Please enjoy these Fun Facts from Ancient Rome and learn how to put the book they came from on hold.

Please click here to access the video.

Fun Facts About Ancient Rome

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Mr. Mike reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program

Mon, Aug 17   10:00 am to 10:15 am   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

A librarian reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program. It will be louder than you expect.

Please click here to access the video.

Mr. Mike reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Aug 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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Start Learning with Khan Academy

Mon, Aug 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning community partner computer basics esol

Hello!

We are conducting workshops on Zoom to help you with the technology for online classes and learning from home!

If you have any questions about how to effectively use Khan Academy , please sign up for this workshop.

...

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Start Learning with Khan Academy

Resume & Career Help Live!

Mon, Aug 17   1:30 pm to 3:30 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!

Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

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

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Every country from Albania to Zaire has it's own tales - in this program we will hear stories from all over the globe that are filled with wonder and fun!

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Participants must register in advance...

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Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Virtual Computer Basics

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

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

Do you want to learn how to use a computer? During this session, you will learn computer basics including how to use a mouse, parts of a computer and what you can do with a computer.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will...

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Virtual Computer Basics

Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

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

Kids kids explore techknowledge Virtual Programming

 

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

Target audience – school-aged

 Part 2 of  Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

 Live zoom session Goal - Create an interactive map that a character can...

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Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Science in the News

Mon, Aug 17   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions

Life is Strange: Legendary Heroes of Survival

In nature as in life, heroes exist in unexpected places. In this talk, we describe three strange but wonderful little heroes that exist all around us. As we’ll see, within each of your cells and...

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Science in the News

Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Mon, Aug 17   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Embark on a virtual journey through the Paris portion of Alphonse Mucha’s career and the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme recently debuted at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum...

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Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

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

Adults anti-racism justice initiatives

Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown, is an exploration of radical social change, inspired by both science and science fiction. From explorations of biomimicry in nature to the work of Octavia Butler, this book acts as a valuable handbook...

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Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

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Mr. Mike Reads Dad's Dinosaur Day

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike reads the children's book Dad's Dinosaur Day by Dianne Dawson Hearn.  Click here to access the video

Mr. Mike Reads Dad's Dinosaur Day

Virtual Sign Language Class

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Events for Youth and Family inclusive services sign language

Our once in-person American Sign Language classes are now virtual! Join Sabrina, Communication Specialist from ADAPT Community Network, and Librarian Rachel, every Tuesday at 12pm.

This class is open to people of all...

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Virtual Sign Language Class

Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities support groups Virtual Programming

Join us for four weeks of interactive, supportive conversations with birth experts at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at noon beginning August 11th.

Series Schedule:

Week 1 (8/11)-...

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Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   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. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Self-Care for the Caregiver

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Discover the six areas of self-care that can lead to a more centered and fulfilled life.  This interactive workshop is designed for caregivers who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's and other form of dementia. Join CARE NYC...

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Self-Care for the Caregiver

Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion Virtual Programming

The March 2020 installment of the BKLYN Discussions series was, like so many events in our lives, rudely obstructed by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was to be a glorious crossover discussion, held in conjunction with...

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Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   1:30 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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg and become a mermaid or any sea creature you can imagine. Create your own Mermaid or Neptune Crown. Based on her book Mermaids on Parade.

The video will premier on the BPL...

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids create summer reading

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition!

Calling kids ages 5-12! Have you signed up for Summer Reading on Beanstack? Would you like to see how other kids are rising to the weekly challenges? Are you excited to share what you've been...

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Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning community partner computer basics esol

Hello!

We are conducting workshops on Zoom to help you with study skills and using technology for online classes!

Are you or someone you know taking classes remotely? Come learn about how to apply successful study skills in order...

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Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business career health and wellness Healthy Communities

Queens Public Library’s Job and Business Academy and Brooklyn Public Library’s Business and Career Center Presents:  Health & Wellness for Job Seekers Series.

The “Health & Wellness for Job Seekers” series provides a variety...

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Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning genealogy research Virtual Programming

Interested into digging into your family's past? Ancestry.com Library Edition™ is now available for free access from your home computer or mobile device through Brooklyn Public Library, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry....

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Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations inclusive services multilingual

Learn basic Hebrew conversation skills in a friendly environment. All adults welcome

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Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Artists at Work is a public talk program by visual artists who are currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program. The artists will offer insight into their art practices, followed by a Q&A session with attendees...

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"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Learn the basic knot used for making friendship braclets with the "chevron" pattern.  Materials needed:  embroidery thread, plastic lacing cord, heavy-weight yarn or similar material.

Be sure to register for a link to our Zoom...

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Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Resume & Career Help Live!

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 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!

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Light and Fluffy

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion e-books Virtual Programming

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for ages 18 and up. 
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve...

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Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Light and Fluffy

After Census 2020: New Yorkers, Redistricting and Political Power

Tue, Aug 18   6:00 pm to 6:45 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census Town Hall

You've heard about the importance of completing your 2020 Census forms, but what happens after the count wraps up? Census data affects New York’s congressional representation; the redistricting of state senate, assembly and city council districts...

After Census 2020: New Yorkers, Redistricting and Political Power

How Census data helps businesses, the community and local government

Tue, Aug 18   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census business Virtual Programming

In this session, Juan Vasquez, Support Specialist for the SimplyAnalytics team, will present a brief overview and history of the Census, and demonstrate how Census data helps businesses, the community, and local governments. The session will...

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How Census data helps businesses, the community and local government

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Aug 18   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by after sundown, you never know what you will see....

Cinema Ephemera

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RESCHEDULED: WE Connect Mentor Session with Chef Grace Ramirez

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

This event has been rescheduled from August 13 to August 19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Grace Ramirez is more than a television chef. This vivacious and stylish icon, known as La Latina, uses her exquisite Latin cooking to...

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RESCHEDULED: WE Connect Mentor Session with Chef Grace Ramirez

QuickBooks | NYC SBS

Wed, Aug 19   11:00 am to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Business owners need to monitor their spending and expenses in order to maintain a healthy profit. QuickBooks can help you keep track of daily transactions, as well as develop financial reports such as Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash...

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QuickBooks | NYC SBS

Virtual Ask a Tech

Wed, Aug 19   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics 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. Attend our “Ask A Tech” program for personalized assistance.

We will be using Zoom to host this program....

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Virtual Ask a Tech

Virtual Coffee Break Coloring

Wed, Aug 19   12:30 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults arts and crafts Virtual Programming

Need to de-stress during your coffee break? Grab your favorite coloring book or a blank piece of paper and color along to some relaxing music as we demonstrate different adult coloring apps and artists. All ages welcome.

This...

Virtual Coffee Break Coloring

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 19   1:00 pm to 1:15 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Spend a quick and crafty 30 minutes with the Saratoga's children's librarians drawing, coloring, cutting,  or some combination of those.

This will be broadcast from the Saratoga Facebook page

Virtual Kids Create

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, Aug 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

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn to make the kind of jewelry worn by celebrities!

View the broadcast on Instagram Live at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Children's Writing Workshop: Creation Myths

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Students will explore creation myths from various cultures (including Greek, Norse, Navaho, Sicilian, Middle Eastern, and American Folk Mythology to name a few) and then write or draw their own. Make sure to have writing and drawing...

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Children's Writing Workshop: Creation Myths

Virtual Spanish Conversation - Canceled Cancelled

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:30 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 - Canceled

Zumba

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults benefit assistance fitness health and wellness Healthy Communities

The instructor will guide you through a fun and active Zumba workout that will leave you feeling happy and energized!  You will also receive a brief presentation on health insurance options for you and the entire family.

This program...

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Zumba

Animals of the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Join us to learn about the animals of the Himalayas! We'll introduce you to two important animals: the snow leopard, and the yak! Learn about the importance of the yak to the people of the Himalayas!

This program is intended for children...

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Animals of the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

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