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OCT
10

Introduction to Machine Learning

Sat, Oct 10   11:30 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults computer programming techknowledge Virtual Programming

In this online workshop, we'll uncover how machine learning works, and will then use machine learning to make predictions with our data. We'll do so by building a machine learning algorithm (called a decision tree) from scratch, and then see...

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Introduction to Machine Learning

Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir

Sat, Oct 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Max Cacopardo
Canada, 1967, 60 mins
French / English subtitles

In this rare documentary, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) and Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), two of the most influential and controversial...

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Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir

The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Sat, Oct 10   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: TBA

This workshop will...

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The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Virtual English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 10   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. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Jane Austen at Prinny's Palace

Sat, Oct 10   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join us for an original play reading as part of the "Hearthside Reading Series" with Theater 20/20! 

Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace is a comic exploration of the day Jane Austen was invited to the Royal Palace by Prince...

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Jane Austen at Prinny's Palace

The Poets

Sat, Oct 10   2:15 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Chivas DeVinck
US, 2018, 99 mins

Two acclaimed West African poets and lifelong friends Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare travel through their home coun-tries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore the power and...

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The Poets

Looking for Langston

Sat, Oct 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Drama, dir. by Isaac Julien
England, 1989, 60 mins

Shot in sumptuous monochrome, this short film is a lyrical exploration – and recreation – of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes (...

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Looking for Langston

Rachel Carson

Sat, Oct 10   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Michelle Ferrari 
US, 2019, 113 mins

When Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of...

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Rachel Carson

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

Sat, Oct 10   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film litfilm Virtual Programming

Documentary, dir. by Jeffrey Palmer
US, 2019, 85 mins

A spiritual journey into the enigmatic life and mind of the Native America’s most celebrated author, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The House Made of Dawn led to the Native...

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N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

OCT
11

Living Poets

Sun, Oct 11   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing poetry

Living Poets is a 10-week class exploring work by some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking contemporary poets writing today. Students will engage in close readings with each poet's work and will have opportunities to respond with poems of...

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Living Poets

The Rest I Make Up: A Film About Maria Irene Fornes & Her Unexpected Friendship with Filmmaker Michelle Memran

Sun, Oct 11   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Michelle Memran
US, 2018, 78 mins

Maria Irene Fornés was one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. When the visionary Cuban-American...

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The Rest I Make Up: A Film About Maria Irene Fornes & Her Unexpected Friendship with Filmmaker Michelle Memran

The Apollo

Sun, Oct 11   1:45 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Roger Ross Williams
US, 2019, 102 min

A chronicle of the rich history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo Theater. The documentary weaves together archival footage; music, dance and...

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The Apollo

Living Poets

Sun, Oct 11   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing poetry

Living Poets is a 10-week class exploring work by some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking contemporary poets writing today. Students will engage in close readings with each poet's work and will have opportunities to respond with poems of...

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Living Poets

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

Sun, Oct 11   4:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Shola Lynch
US, 2012, 102 mins

The dramatic, true story of college professor Angela Davis whose social activism implicated her in a 1970 botched kidnapping that ended with four people dead and her name on the...

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Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Sun, Oct 11   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Isaac Julien
UK, 1998 (BFI 2k Restoration, 2012), 69 min
French/ English subtitles

Interviews, dramatizations, and archival footage tell the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer...

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Ferrante Fever Screening & Discussion with Translator Ann Goldstein & Michael Reynolds

Sun, Oct 11   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film litfilm Virtual Programming

Documentary, dir. by Giacomo Durzi
US, 2017, 74 mins

With over 10 million copies of her Neapolitan novels sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and...

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Ferrante Fever Screening & Discussion with Translator Ann Goldstein & Michael Reynolds

OCT
12

Polish for Beginners

Mon, Oct 12   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning world language conversation

They say that Polish is the most difficult language in the world. Do you want to find out if it's true? Or maybe you would like to be able to order borscht and dumplings in Polish? Greenpoint Library starts the virtual Polish for Beginners course...

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Polish for Beginners

Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Celebration

Mon, Oct 12   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents indigenous people's day Virtual Programming

Join award-winning authors Sherwin Bitsui, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Tommy Pico for a poetry reading of new poems. Of Sherwin Bitsui's poetry, Library Journal writes, “Bitsui’s poetry returns things to their basic elements and voice in a flowing...

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Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Celebration

OCT
13

Mill Basin Virtual Book Discussion: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Tue, Oct 13   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion

Join the Mill Basin Library for a virtual book discussion!

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters—Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina—were never close and barely got along growing up, and...

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Mill Basin Virtual Book Discussion: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 13   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

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 13   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

Introduction to Finding Grants (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Tue, Oct 13   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business research Virtual Programming

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 13, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://candid.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-...

Introduction to Finding Grants (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Lee Conmigo

Tue, Oct 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults early literacy Events for Youth and Family first five years spanish

Lee Conmigo – ¡Lee! ¡Hable! ¡Cante! ¡Juegue! Una serie de cuatro talleres virtuales sobre buenas prácticas para cuidadores de niños jóvenes. Vamos a aprender como apoyar el desarrollo mental de nuestros niños en cada momento del día, en casa,...

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Lee Conmigo

Eat Healthy Be Active Community Workshop

Tue, Oct 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults cooking

Free virtual nutrition lesson that incorporates healthy cooking tips on a budget

Eat Healthy Be Active Community Workshop

TECH BALANCE: CÓMO BALANCEAR LOS MEDIOS DIGITALES Y TECNOLOGÍA EN EL HOGAR

Tue, Oct 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults first five years Media Mentorship spanish Virtual Programming

Un taller interactivo para padres de niños entre 0 y 5 años

Trabajando en asociación con Common Sense Media, BPL gustosamente ofrece este taller para padres y cuidadores sobre como guiar el tiempo de niños enfrente de pantallas. La...

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TECH BALANCE: CÓMO BALANCEAR LOS MEDIOS DIGITALES Y TECNOLOGÍA EN EL HOGAR

Resume & Career Help Live!

Tue, Oct 13   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, Oct 13   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...

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Light and Fluffy

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 13   5:30 pm to 7:00 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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

2020 Kahn Humanities Lecture, with the ACLU’s Susan Herman

Tue, Oct 13   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Virtual Programming

The 2020 Kahn Humanities Lecture Features Susan Herman, President of the ACLU on Covid and the Constitution

During the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, the U.S. Constitution has been invoked in various ways: privacy issues surrounding contact tracing...

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2020 Kahn Humanities Lecture, with the ACLU’s Susan Herman

OCT
14

Vida americana: los muralistas mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945 con el Whitney

Wed, Oct 14   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass spanish Virtual Programming

Una introducción virtual a la exposición “Vida americana: los muralistas mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945” montada por el Whitney Museum of American Art.

Presentadora: Maria Gonzalez es una educadora basada en la ciudad...

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Vida americana: los muralistas mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945 con el Whitney

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

Wed, Oct 14   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

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

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

Resume & Career Help Live!

Wed, Oct 14   11:00 am to 1:00 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!

Virtual Book Discussion: The Feral Detective

Wed, Oct 14   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book discussion Virtual Programming

Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist...

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Virtual Book Discussion: The Feral Detective

The King Lear Project: Coler Specialty Hospital

Wed, Oct 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

The King Lear Project presents streamlined readings of scenes from Shakespeare’s King Lear to engage diverse audiences—including older adults, caregivers, and family members—in open, healing, constructive, discussions...

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The King Lear Project: Coler Specialty Hospital

Virtual Chinese Conversation Group

Wed, Oct 14   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning chinese conversations Virtual Programming

Welcome to join other students in learning to speak Chinese through this virtual Chinese Conversation Group for beginners. Please register for this group with your name and email. The zoom link will be sent to your email one hour before the...

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Virtual Chinese Conversation Group

Adult Yoga with Melanie

Wed, Oct 14   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults summer reading Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Join Melanie Morgan for alignment-based flow classes uploaded every Wednesday at 6pm! Each class lasts about one hour and 15 minutes. All levels are welcome!

 

Adult Yoga with Melanie

Fund Your Business: Financing for Entrepreneurs

Wed, Oct 14   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults business finance

Learn about alternatives for startups and very small businesses. Representatives from CAMBA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Start Small Think Big and Dime Bank will discuss available options to fund your business venture. The panel will be...

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Fund Your Business: Financing for Entrepreneurs

Virtual Book Club: Libraries Transform Book Pick: Book of the Little Axe

Wed, Oct 14   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion humanities and art Virtual Programming

We are holding our monthly book discussion online! Join Claire from Brooklyn Heights for this chat about Lauren Francis-Sharma's Book of the Little Axe through video conference call. This ebook will be made available with unlimited copies from...

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Virtual Book Club: Libraries Transform Book Pick: Book of the Little Axe

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Wed, Oct 14   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

Marcial Gala Discusses The Black Cathedral with Anderson Tepper

Wed, Oct 14   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join us for a Zoom talk with Marcial Gala, who discusses his novel The Black Cathedral, with Anderson Tepper and translator Anna Kushner.

When the Stuart family moves to a marginal neighborhood of Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast...

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Marcial Gala Discusses The Black Cathedral with Anderson Tepper

Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

Wed, Oct 14   7:30 pm to 8:30 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

OCT
15

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 15   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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Reaching your inner calm: Finding peace in modern times

Thu, Oct 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Join Bracha Rupp and Esty Moradi from OHEL Children's Home and Family Services for a 3 week Emotional Well-Being Series every Thursday at 11:00AM:

Thursday, October 15th @ 11:00AM- Reaching your inner calm: Finding peace in...

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Reaching your inner calm: Finding peace in modern times

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Thu, Oct 15   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, Oct 15   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

Virtual D&D: Curse of Strahd!

Thu, Oct 15   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults table-top & board games teen time

Enter the cursed land of Barovia with Dungeon Master Eric Horwitz, in an exciting game of Dungeons and Dragons! 

Virtual D&D: Curse of Strahd!

Resume & Career Help Live!

Thu, Oct 15   3:00 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!

Number Crunching for your Business Plan or Pitch Deck

Thu, Oct 15   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business Virtual Programming

Putting together a business plan? Need data to test different scenarios across markets? Not sure where to get the information you need?

Get the relevant data you need for market modelling and business cases.

Join Megan Guinane, Account...

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Number Crunching for your Business Plan or Pitch Deck

The Macon Writing Circle

Thu, Oct 15   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

THE MACON WRITING CIRCLE is a bi-weekly, inclusive and supportive writing group for people interested in writing work that reflects the African Diaspora. No writing background is required and all genres are welcome. We’ll meet every other...

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The Macon Writing Circle

OCT
16

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Oct 16   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...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

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