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Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Thu, Aug 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Please join us every Thursday for a friendly competition for teens looking to interact and sharpen their chess skills simultaneously!

We will be using LiChess as the "Arena," meaning after one game is over, you will be put in...

Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Resume & Career Help Live!

Thu, Aug 13   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....

Resume & Career Help Live!

Book Adventures: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Thu, Aug 13   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

In this program, we'll be reading Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe. We'll learn about famous artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat and then recreate one of his iconic works! 

Suggested materials:

paper markers, crayons, paint...
Book Adventures: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Be Ready for College

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

How to gain access to resources for grants and scholarships, navigate Blackboard, and more.

To receive Zoom link, registration is required.

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Be Ready for College

Creative Writing for Teens

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Artists on Site creative writing Virtual Programming

 Whether you are looking for positive encouragement with your nearly completed novel, or you would like to try some poetry or short story writing exercises, this writing workshop is for you! Participants may share their writing and...

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Creative Writing for Teens

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids explore summer reading

Tune in for a favorite chapter (not necessarily the first) out of a book you might like, and please let us know in comments whether you'll be reading more :)

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you create an individual paper weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown...

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"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Erotica (The Darkside)

Thu, Aug 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: Erotica (The Darkside)

NBA 2K Play with BPL

Thu, Aug 13   4:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults kids tech time teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Looking for a fun way to kill time during quarantine? Missing Basketball? Got a PlayStation 4? Join us for NBA 2K with the Library! 

Play with and against friends, family and the Library in various modes like “All Star Team Up, Pro-...

NBA 2K Play with BPL

Teen Time: Jeopardy

Thu, Aug 13   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading teen time Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Jeopardy! Ages 12-17 are welcome.

Online registration required. This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with access to the Zoom meeting prior to the event. 

This program is...

Teen Time: Jeopardy

Reparations: Study Group

Thu, Aug 13   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism lectures and discussions

From the #cutthecheck billboard on 7th Avenue and Flatbush in Brooklyn, to Asheville, North Carolina’s city council’s recent vote to provide financial reparations to descendants of slaves, the talk around reparations is getting louder. ...

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Reparations: Study Group

Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Thu, Aug 13   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Town Hall Virtual Programming

Have questions about rent, employment or food? Let’s get some answers. 

The Virtual Open Newsroom is back, and this time we’ll bring in experts from organizations across the city to answer questions, share resources and shed some...

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Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Peniel Joseph on Martin and Malcolm

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Author Peniel Joseph discusses his dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, which upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans,...

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Peniel Joseph on Martin and Malcolm

Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime summer reading

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for Bedtime Stories this evening -- with books, songs, and tips for your...

Virtual Storytime

Borough Park Music Thursdays Presents Radiohead - Live from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 2012)

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Virtual

Adults live music music Virtual Programming

Recorded at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, USA on the 14th of April 2012 Setlist 00:00:45 Bloom 00:07:13 15 Step 00:11:20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 00:17:08 Morning Mr. Magpie 00:22:22 Staircase 00:26:55 The Gloaming 00:30:47...

Borough Park Music Thursdays Presents Radiohead - Live from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 2012)

Create and Tell: Watercolors 水彩画

Thu, Aug 13   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults artist talks arts and crafts chinese multilingual

Create and Tell is a series of online gatherings for anyone who wants to practice and hone art skills and gain feedback from others.  Participants are encouraged to show their work and tell their stories.  Starting from August 4th...

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Create and Tell: Watercolors 水彩画

Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Aug 13   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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Virtual Dancercise

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming

Come Join Our Virtual Dancercise! We will be sharing a fun activity for all ages, with dance and creative movements. View the broadcast right here from the Brighton Beach Library Facebook page. These classes are pre-recorded, so if you can't make...

Virtual Dancercise

BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

This do-at-your-own-pace program will appear on the BCAP at Home page at 10am. 

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Zoom Virtual Storytime

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Storytime (Storyzoom?) with Kat from Adams Street Library and Annex for books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language development skills.

We will gather with Zoom!...

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Zoom Virtual Storytime

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Aug 14   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

Virtual Storytime with Miss Emily

Fri, Aug 14   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Stories, songs, fingerplays, feltboard games, puppets, and more! A short video storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will be available on the Red Hook Library's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BPLRedHook/)  beginning...

Virtual Storytime with Miss Emily

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Shine and the Moonbeams - create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter...

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Adult Role Models Program

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations health and wellness Healthy Communities

Adult Role Models (ARMs) are local parents and caring adults trained by Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to help parents and other caring adults communicate with their children about sexuality and strengthen parent-child relationships...

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Adult Role Models Program

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

There are many benefits of yoga: improved strength, flexibility and mental clarity, as well as improved posture and reduced stress. Chair Yoga is a non-intimidating way to start practicing yoga…and you don’t have to worry about getting up and...

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Knit Together

Fri, Aug 14   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

Voices of Power: A Monthly Get Together for Young Adults with Disabilities, Let’s Get Together

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults developmental disabilities inclusive services learning disabilities Virtual Programming

Come join us for our first virtual meeting of Voices of Power. Together we'll build a community and provide a voice for everyone to share the things that are meaningful in our lives. Join people with disabilities, parents, caregivers and...

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Voices of Power: A Monthly Get Together for Young Adults with Disabilities, Let’s Get Together

Virtual Storytime with Washington Irving

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join Lee and Louisa every Friday morning for virtual storytime with books, songs, and...

Virtual Storytime with Washington Irving

Virtual Ask a Tech (Spanish) Cancelled

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

¿Tiene una pregunta específica sobre cómo usar las computadoras o navegar por Internet? No hay tiempo para asistir a una clase formal. Asista a nuestro programa "Ask A Tech" para obtener asistencia personalizada.

Usaremos Zoom para alojar...

Virtual Ask a Tech (Spanish)

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Vera from Homecrest Library

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime summer reading toddler time

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Vera from Homecrest Library

Census Help Live!

Fri, Aug 14   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census Office Hours

Get assistance with your 2020 Census form live with BPL Census Navigator via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 20 minutes of support and guidance. Support can be offered in English or Spanish. Please register here and a member of the team...

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Census Help Live!

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Aug 14   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

Discover the Dollhouse at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Fri, Aug 14   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

In the Summer of 2019, Van Cortlandt House Museum embarked on a project to furnish the c. 1774 Homans Family Dollhouse.  The dollhouse has been furnished in keeping with the time period with furnishings inspired by the collections in Van...

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Discover the Dollhouse at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Breast Cancer Educational Workshop

Fri, Aug 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Join The Cancer Peer Educators from Peconic Bay Medical Center to provide free education to women ages 50-74 about breast cancer in partnership with Fidelis Care.

Registration is required for this program.

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Breast Cancer Educational Workshop

Dyker Singers Virtual Vocal Workshop

Fri, Aug 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join Dyker Singers Vocal Group every Friday afternoon on Zoom. You'll learn all kinds of songs led by our piano teacher Carolyn Clark. If you're interested, please send email to [email protected]

Dyker Singers Virtual Vocal Workshop

"Sonic Voices: Utilizing the Art of DJing as a Creative Expression for Cultural Impact and Social Change" with Hi-ARTS

Fri, Aug 14   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Hi-ARTS and DJ Reborn invite you to a workshop that explores the history of djing, basic mixing techniques, and how to utilize the craft intentionally to have cultural impact.

This program is intended for teens and adults.

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"Sonic Voices: Utilizing the Art of DJing as a Creative Expression for Cultural Impact and Social Change" with Hi-ARTS

Virtual Internet Resources

Fri, Aug 14   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge Virtual Programming

This class offers a tour of Brooklyn Public Library web resources and links to the other organizations and information resources.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will need either a computer with a microphone and a webcam...

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Virtual Internet Resources

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Aug 14   2:30 pm to 4:00 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

Macon Pageturners Book Club

Fri, Aug 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism book club book discussion

JOIN THE MACON PAGETURNERS BOOK CLUB.

The Macon Pageturners read and discuss fiction and non-fiction from across the African Diaspora. We meet every first and second Friday online.

This August we’re reading Citizen: An American...

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Macon Pageturners Book Club

Virtual Board Games

Fri, Aug 14   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults bklyn incubator board game exchange library table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy game using BoardGameArena. 

We will meet using Zoom. We will send out a link at 2:45. Then we can decide on a game and I can walk you through joining and how to play. 

It is...

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Virtual Board Games

Professions in the Medical Field

Fri, Aug 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults career teen time Virtual Programming

This program introduces aspiring medical field students to the vast variety of professions that are within the medical field aside from being a doctor. They will understand more about the classes they should take in high school, the best colleges...

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Professions in the Medical Field

Kids Create: Fortune-Tellers & Log Cabins

Fri, Aug 14   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Come have some fun with arts and crafts! We're making fortune-tellers and log cabins! View the broadcast premiere on the Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook Page anytime after Friday, August 14 at 3:30 PM. 

 

Kids Create: Fortune-Tellers & Log Cabins

Teen Book Club Book Art Expression and Crafts on Discord

Fri, Aug 14   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts book club book discussion e-books

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.

Show us any art you’ve made pertaining to the current book. You can draw, paint, cosplay, digital art, etc. You can...

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Teen Book Club Book Art Expression and Crafts on Discord

Book Adventures: Little Cloud by Eric Carle X Cloud Paint

Fri, Aug 14   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create stem & steam summer reading

Take a Book Adventure as Ms. Sarah reads “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle! After reading, children will explore clouds, rain and painting! 

The Event will take place on the Carroll Gardens Library Facebook Page !

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Book Adventures: Little Cloud by Eric Carle X Cloud Paint

"Dolls Collection" with Historic Richmond Town

Fri, Aug 14   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Dolls can evoke fond memories of our own childhood. The dolls in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town can also tell us about how childhood was lived and understood in the past. In this program, we’ll...

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"Dolls Collection" with Historic Richmond Town

ADULT FAMILY FEUD

Fri, Aug 14   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults game on Virtual Programming

Join the New Lots Library every Friday afternoon for a fun game of Family Feud! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! This program will take place on Zoom.

Family feud is a team-oriented game designed for adults 18+. 

How the game is...

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ADULT FAMILY FEUD

Kids Create: Coded Bracelets

Fri, Aug 14   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Come an learn a little bit about how binary code works and create your own "coded" bracelet using pony beads. The program will be pre-recorded and you can view the video on the Mill Basin Library Facebook page at 4 pm.  Clicking on the...

Kids Create: Coded Bracelets

Tenant's Housing Rights During COVID-19 Workshop w/ IMPACCT Brooklyn

Fri, Aug 14   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning literacy

 Please join the Brooklyn Public Library's Literacy Zone and IMPACCT Brooklyn for Tenants' Housing Rights During COVID-19 on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5PM via Zoom. 

IMPACCT Brooklyn will  be onhand to discuss the...

Tenant's Housing Rights During COVID-19 Workshop w/ IMPACCT Brooklyn

Polish Book Discussion Club

Fri, Aug 14   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion

Brooklyn Public Library invites you to the virtual book discussion club for the first event in Polish. The presented book is the reportage ""27 śmierci Toby'ego Obeda"  (27 deaths of Toby Obed) by Joanna Gierak Onoszko. The e-book...

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Polish Book Discussion Club

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Virtual Storytime with Ms. Lori!

Sat, Aug 15   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for a fun storytime with Ms. Lori, our storytime volunteer. We'll sing favorite songs and read good books!  View the broadcast on the Cortelyou Library Facebook page. 

 

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Lori!

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