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SEP
23

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Thu, Sep 23   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults computer basics never too late to learn

Older Adults, 55 and up:  are you having trouble with your computer and smartphone? Do you want to learn how to use and navigate applications and websites? Want to become tech savvy? The Brooklyn Public Library is offering its Digital...

Technology For All:  Individual Sessions

Computer Basics

Thu, Sep 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to the hardware,...

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Computer Basics

Fiber Arts - Decorative Box

Thu, Sep 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults arts and crafts fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Come join Vicki and Julia for another month of Fiber Arts fun. In this class, we will be learning how to line a plain cardboard box and turn it into a beautiful box lined with your favorite fabric.  The materials needed is a plain box, any...

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Fiber Arts - Decorative Box

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 23   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 for fun conversation online with 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...

Virtual English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help Live!

Thu, Sep 23   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 click here to sign up for a time slot. If you are...

Resume & Career Help Live!

Virtual Ask A Tech

Thu, Sep 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? Did you just buy a new smart phone or tablet and have questions on how to use it?   No time to attend a formal class? ...

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Virtual Ask A Tech

One-on-One Legal Clinic for Entrepreneurs

Thu, Sep 23   3:30 pm to 5:15 pm   Virtual

Adults business legal resources small business Virtual Programming

The Business & Career Center is partnering with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) and Brooklyn SBDC to offer a virtual small business legal clinic. This clinic, conducted by NELP, is an opportunity for...

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One-on-One Legal Clinic for Entrepreneurs

Outdoor Summer Evening of Music with LA Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus Cancelled

Thu, Sep 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Adults BPL Outdoors live music music performance

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will close at 5 pm today, Thursday, September 23rd due to expected inclement weather. The Clinton Hill Summer Outdoor Concert with LA Blacksmith and Jazz-Plus has been postponed. Please check Facebook, the...

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Outdoor Summer Evening of Music with LA Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus

Virtual English Conversation Group CANCELED Cancelled

Thu, Sep 23   5:00 pm to 6:30 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 CANCELED

Friends of Carroll Gardens Library Early Autumn Meeting

Thu, Sep 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Adults community partner Friends of the Library

Join us for an in-person meeting of the Friends of Carroll Gardens Library!  We will meet either in our courtyard space OR indoors with a capacity limit of 13 persons, depending on weather.  Please wear a mask covering your nose and...

Friends of Carroll Gardens Library Early Autumn Meeting

Resume Coaching

Thu, Sep 23   6:15 pm to 7:45 pm   Pacific Library

Adults career resume

Get help writing your resume -so you can stand out!!!

Resume Coaching

Friends of Macon Library Virtual Meeting

Thu, Sep 23   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of Macon Library to discuss and plan Macon's Halloween event! Become an advocate for library service in your neighborhood and beyond.

Register for a Zoom link to be sent to you the day before the program....

Friends of Macon Library Virtual Meeting

LitFilm: Flannery

Thu, Sep 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Elizabeth Coffman, Mark Bosco
U.S., 2019, 97 min

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery explores the life and legacy of American literary icon Flannery O’Connor,...

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LitFilm: Flannery

Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

Thu, Sep 23   7:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Join the Windsor Terrace Library for a Zoom knitting/crocheting/sewing/fiber arts session to share your projects and hangout. All are welcome!

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Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

SEP
24

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

Fri, Sep 24   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 English Conversation Group CANCELED Cancelled

Fri, Sep 24   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...

Virtual English Conversation Group CANCELED

Knit / Crochet: Sheepshead Bay Fiber Artists

Fri, Sep 24   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 24   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

Let’s Connect: Practice Zoom Social Club [Session 6]

Fri, Sep 24   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning multilingual never too late to learn support groups

How are you and hope all is well with you and your family!

Getting Started with zoom, learn how to host a meeting, learn how to share screen in presentation, networking with our BPL colleagues and to build a virtual support group!

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Let’s Connect: Practice Zoom Social Club [Session 6]

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

Fri, Sep 24   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 24   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

Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Fri, Sep 24   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities positive aging Virtual Programming

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing injuries are some of the key fundamentals to leading a happy and healthy life.  Join us for discussion, interaction, and fun!  This presentation will cover topics such as the importance of...

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Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Six-Word Story Workshop: The Library and Me

Fri, Sep 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing writing workshop

This is the fifth workshop in the Six-Word Story series*, focusing specifically on writing stories related to libraries and personal experiences with libraries, in celebration of Library Card Sign-Up month. Brainstorm, write, share, and...

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Six-Word Story Workshop: The Library and Me

LitFilm: Marighella

Fri, Sep 24   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Action drama, dir. by Wagner Moura
Brazil, 2019, 155 min
In Portuguese with English subtitles

Wagner Moura’s directing debut is a searing and energized portrait of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, Afro-...

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LitFilm: Marighella

SEP
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Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Sep 25   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

Resume Coaching

Sat, Sep 25   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 25   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

LitFilm: Portrait of the Bookstore as an Old Man, with Molly Crabapple

Sat, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Gonzague Pichelin, Benjamin Sutherland
U.S., 2003, 52 min

In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty...

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LitFilm: Portrait of the Bookstore as an Old Man, with Molly Crabapple

Knitting with Ms. Cummings

Sat, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults adult learning never too late to learn

Learn a new skill, make new friends.

Knitting with Ms. Cummings

Back to School with the Friends of the Greenpoint Library

Sat, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults Friends of the Library

Celebrate back to school season with your neighbors and Friends of the Greenpoint Library!

Learners of all ages are welcome to make a cornucopia of fall-friendly arts and crafts. Sign up for tours to explore fall changes in the garden...

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Back to School with the Friends of the Greenpoint Library

Architecture Tour with Marble Fairbanks - Greenpoint Library

Sat, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults architecture & design environment

Join the architects of the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center on an architectural tour of our brand-new building.

Award winning architects Marble Fairbanks will take you through the library, highlighting the...

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Architecture Tour with Marble Fairbanks - Greenpoint Library

Fall Seasonal Medicine with Jess Turner

Sat, Sep 25   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults adult learning BPL Outdoors gardening health and wellness

Each season brings its own set of complexities, rewards and changes in both our bodies and the earth. On the heels of the Autumnal Equinox September 22, in Fall Seasonal Medicine with Jess Turner we will dive into the energetics of fall,...

Fall Seasonal Medicine with Jess Turner

Landscape Tour with SCAPE - Greenpoint Library

Sat, Sep 25   2:45 pm to 3:30 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults architecture & design environment

Join the landscape architects of the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center for a tour of the library’s gardens.

Award winning landscape firm SCAPE will guide you through the gardens, highlighting the native plantings and...

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Landscape Tour with SCAPE  - Greenpoint Library

Architecture Tour with Marble Fairbanks - Greenpoint Library

Sat, Sep 25   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults architecture & design environment

Join the architects of the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center on an architectural tour of our brand-new building.

Award winning architects Marble Fairbanks will take you through the library, highlighting the...

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Architecture Tour with Marble Fairbanks - Greenpoint Library

LitFilm: The Booksellers

Sat, Sep 25   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by D.W. Young
U.S., 2020, 99 min

The Booksellers takes viewers inside the fascinating world of Antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers. Both a loving...

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LitFilm: The Booksellers

Landscape Tour with SCAPE - Greenpoint Library

Sat, Sep 25   3:45 pm to 4:30 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults architecture & design environment

Join the landscape architects of the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center for a tour of the library’s gardens.

Award winning landscape firm SCAPE will guide you through the gardens, highlighting the native plantings and...

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Landscape Tour with SCAPE  - Greenpoint Library

LitFilm: Between the World & Me

Sat, Sep 25   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Kamilah Forbes
U.S., 2020, 80 min

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 bestselling book Between the World and Me was written as a letter to his teenage son and recounts the author’s experience growing up in Baltimore’s inner...

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LitFilm: Between the World & Me

LitFilm: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Sat, Sep 25   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by James Redford
U.S., 2021, 101 min

The debut novel The Joy Luck Club (1989) catapulted Amy Tan to commercial and critical success, spending over 40 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. In this last film...

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LitFilm: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

SEP
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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Sun, Sep 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a recurring class at Brooklyn Library celebrating poetic lineage. 

The class will show how every poet has to start somewhere – and that behind every good writer, is a good reader....

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Sun, Sep 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a recurring class at Brooklyn Library celebrating poetic lineage. 

The class will show how every poet has to start somewhere – and that behind every good writer, is a good reader....

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Sunset Park Community Engagement

Sun, Sep 26   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults community partner

We're partnering with THE CITY Newsroom to challenge the language we use to refer to immigrant communities. Join us at Sunset Park Library for a conversation about how we can make what we do feel like home. Spanish and Chinese translation...

Sunset Park Community Engagement

LitFilm: Concerning Violence: 9 Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense

Sun, Sep 26   2:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Göran Hugo Olsson
Sweden, 2014, 89 min

This powerful cinematic essay covers the most daring moments in the African liberation movements of the late 1960s-70s, while exposing the mechanisms of decolonization...

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LitFilm: Concerning Violence: 9 Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense

Walking Curated Tour of Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Sun, Sep 26   4:30 pm to 5:45 pm   Lefferts Historic House

Adults all ages BPL Presents

 * Please note this is an off-site event

Join legendary photographer Jamel Shabazz as he shares his memories and stories behind the images in his exhibition “My Oasis in Brooklyn,” a collection of snapshots of Prospect Park spanning...

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Walking Curated Tour of Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

LitFilm: Stanislaw Lem: Author of Solaris

Sun, Sep 26   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Borys Lankosz
Polish, 2016, 56 min

This first biographical documentary about renowned Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem, author of Solaris, sheds light on the social and historical forces that...

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LitFilm: Stanislaw Lem: Author of Solaris

LitFilm: Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, & Talkback

Sun, Sep 26   7:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
U.S., 2020, 81 min

The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explode onto the screen in this innovative...

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LitFilm: Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, & Talkback

SEP
27

Creating Content Your Customers Value | NYC SBS

Mon, Sep 27   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Many businesses think that marketing only means advertising. As effective entrepreneurs know, however, customers are more interested and loyal to businesses whose marketing content provides value.

This course will provide you with the...

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Creating Content Your Customers Value | NYC SBS

Gerritsen Beach Adult Storytime

Mon, Sep 27   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

Microsoft Excel Basics

Mon, Sep 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Microsoft Office techknowledge

Microsoft Excel Basics introduces new and returning spreadsheet users to the basics of storing, managing and analyzing data in a spreadsheet document. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Excel 2010.

 

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Microsoft Excel Basics

Gathering Wool: knit and crochet with Sheepshead Bay

Mon, Sep 27   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

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Sep 27   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 for fun conversation online with 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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

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