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Jack and Friends: Suzi Shelton and Guests!

Thu, Sep 23   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Old Stone House & Washington Park

Birth to Five Years BPL Outdoors first five years live music music

Join local family performer Suzi Shelton and a whole bunch of amazing guests for a series of free, fun-filled musical performances and amazing giant bubbles. The bubbles start at 10 am and the music begins at 10:30. Geared for families with...

Jack and Friends: Suzi Shelton and Guests!

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 23   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

Virtual Bushwick and Brownsville Brainy Babies

Thu, Sep 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Brainy Babies early literacy 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 Bushwick or Brownsville.  Includes storytimes in English and Spanish, early literacy tips, craft ideas, songs with a...

Virtual Bushwick and Brownsville Brainy Babies

Storytime!

Thu, Sep 23   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Clinton Hill Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime

Storytime has returned! This LIVE, in-person storytime will be held each Thursday at 11:00am in front of Clinton Hill library, weather permitting. Join us under the tent for songs, stories, rhymes, and more, that get the bodies and...

Storytime!

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

Afterschool Ready Set Kindergarten Series

Thu, Sep 23   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years after school first five years ready set kindergarten storytime

Join us for Ready Set Kindergarten on Zoom! This is a virtual version of our popular school readiness program, led by educators, and designed to help children ages 3-5 get ready to read, and ready for school. Learn about every day early literacy...

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Afterschool Ready Set Kindergarten Series

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

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

Adults BPL Outdoors live music music performance

Celebrate the end of summer and the last of the Clinton Hill Outdoor Summer Evenings of Music with LA Blacksmith & Jazz-plus. They are a dynamic and charismatic performance troupe, who dazzles and delights audiences with their unique brand of...

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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

A Glint of Light, Poetry on the Plaza

Thu, Sep 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults BPL Outdoors BPL Presents music poetry

Join us for an evening of intergalactic sounds, cosmic poetry, and starlit solidarity on the Plaza. Hala Alyan, Tahani Salah, and Tariq Luthun offer poems as illumination for community and action. DJ Shirine ...

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A Glint of Light, Poetry on the Plaza

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

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Virtual Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Fri, Sep 24   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years story play storytime Virtual Programming

Get your morning moving with the librarians of Brighton Beach! Stories, songs, movement, early literacy tips and more for children 2-5 years of age. Older and younger children are also welcome to attend. From new babblers to early readers, let's...

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Virtual Storytime (Ages 2-5)

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

Garden Storytime - Babies and Toddlers

Fri, Sep 24   10:30 am to 11:00 am   61 Franklin Community Garden

Birth to Five Years BPL Outdoors first five years preschool storytime

Join  Greenpoint Library and Miss Elena for storytime at 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.  We'll explore books together with stories and songs, while enjoying the beautiful garden.

Our program is weather...

Garden Storytime - Babies and Toddlers

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

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

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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

Saturday Storytime at the Park

Sat, Sep 25   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Naval Cemetery Landscape

Birth to Five Years grab and go kits saturday storytime storytime

This is a LIVE in person event at the Naval Cemetery Landscape where we will stomp, clap, and sing! Join us for a storytime in the beautiful new park not far from the Walt Whitman Library. Storytime will be held in the amphitheater area from 11-...

Saturday Storytime at the Park

Virtual Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 25   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.

All ages welcome!

**Registration required!

We're hoping to connect with our storytime crowd, so instead of...

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Virtual Saturday Storytime

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

Nature Storytime

Sat, Sep 25   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Brooklyn Bridge Park

Birth to Five Years BPL Outdoors community partner saturday storytime storytime

Join Adams Street Library for Nature Storytime live in the park as part of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Ed Center Reopening & 6th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, Sep. 25!

Pre-schoolers and their caregivers are invited to...

Nature Storytime

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

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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

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