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21

LitFilm: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand & Talkback

Tue, Sep 21   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Sam Pollard
U.S., 2015, 75 min

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson traces his influences, creative evolution, struggles and triumphs. Unprecedented access to his...

LitFilm: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand & Talkback

SEP
22

Virtual Computer Class - Microsoft Word Basics

Wed, Sep 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Microsoft Office techknowledge Virtual Programming

Microsoft Word Basics introduces new and returning word users to the basics of using, creating, editing and publishing office documents. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Creating and opening documents

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Virtual Computer Class - Microsoft Word Basics

Virtual English Conversation Group CANCELED Cancelled

Wed, Sep 22   11:45 am to 1:00 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

Resume & Career Help Live!

Wed, Sep 22   12:00 pm to 2:00 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....

Resume & Career Help Live!

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 22   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

Virtual Computer Basics

Wed, Sep 22   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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Virtual Computer Basics

Introduction to Internet

Wed, Sep 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This lesson of 60-90 minutes covers browses, search engines, and navigating websites.

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Introduction to Internet

Virtual Ask a Tech

Wed, Sep 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning 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? Join our virtual drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance virtually with the Kings Highway branch.

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Virtual Ask a Tech

Introduction To The Internet

Wed, Sep 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This is a  lesson of 45 minutes covers browses, search engines, and navigating websites. ...

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Introduction To The Internet

New Utrecht Book Discussion - The Red and the Black by Stendhal

Wed, Sep 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book discussion

Join us for a lively Zoom discussion ofhe The Red and the Black by Stendhal.   You may pick up a copy at the New Utrecht Branch.  Please register.

 

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New Utrecht Book Discussion - The Red and the Black by Stendhal

Gravesend Writers Group

Wed, Sep 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book discussion creative writing

Writers Discussion Group Have you been writing creatively for a while? Do you consider yourself a somewhat serious writer? Have you had your work published or are you aiming to? Come join our group and share your thoughts,...
Gravesend Writers Group

Virtual Spanish Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 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...

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Virtual Spanish Conversation Group

Virtual Financial Coaching

Wed, Sep 22   4:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults finance Virtual Programming

Do you have questions about credit or debt? The Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) can help you manage your money, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financial goals. 

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Virtual Financial Coaching

Virtual Financial Coaching

Wed, Sep 22   4:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults finance Virtual Programming

Do you have questions about credit or debt? The Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) can help you manage your money, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financial goals. 

Make an appointment with a coach...

Virtual Financial Coaching

Literacy for Citizenship

Wed, Sep 22   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults citizenship english conversation group Immigrant Services Virtual Programming

Join other adults practicing English as we study for USCIS Citizenship Exam. In this group, we will focus on vocabulary and grammar needed to understand and navigate the citizenship application process.

 

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Literacy for Citizenship

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 22   5:45 pm to 7:15 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

LitFilm: Hysterical Girl

Wed, Sep 22   6:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Short/Documentary, dir. Kate Novack
U.S., 2020, 13 min

Written and directed by Novack, the short depicts Sigmund Freud’s sole case study of a female patient re-examined from a modern feminist perspective. Dora: An Analysis of a Case...

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LitFilm: Hysterical Girl

Prostate Health Talk with Dr. Alfred Winkler

Wed, Sep 22   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Join us for a Prostate Health Talk presented by Dr. Alfred Winkler, Chief of Urology at New York- Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library and The Gentlemen's Factory.

 

The...

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Prostate Health Talk with Dr. Alfred Winkler

LitFilm: Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Wed, Sep 22   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Ada Ushpiz
Israel/Canada, 2015, 132 min
In German, English, Hebrew

German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the concept of the “banality of evil” when referring to...

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LitFilm: Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Wed, Sep 22   7:00 pm to 8:00 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

SEP
23

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

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...

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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

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

LitFilm: Isabel: The Intimate Story of Isabel Allende

Thu, Sep 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Drama, dir. by Rodrigo Bazaes
Chile, 2021, 56 min
Spanish with English subtitles

In the late 1960s, Isabel Allende was a young journalist who scandalized conservative Chilean society with her daring feminist reports in Paula...

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LitFilm: Isabel: The Intimate Story of Isabel Allende

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

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 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

SEP
25

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

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...

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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

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

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
26

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

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

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

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