Skip to Main Content
E.g., Jun 25 2022
MAY
25

Email Basics

Wed, May 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

E-mail is defined as the transmission of messages on the Internet. It is one of the most commonly used features over communications networks that may contain text, files, images, or other attachments. ... Email messages are conveyed through...

Email Basics

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Drag Story Hour: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess!

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Kids Drag Story Hour LGBTQ storytime

Join Lil Miss Hot Mess for a special reading of her latest picture book, If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It, a fun, sing-along book with a drag twist that encourages kids to embrace all the playfulness of drag culture.  ...

Drag Story Hour: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess!

Holding Court: The Business Section

Wed, May 25   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults BPL Presents business career exhibitions

Join artist Barnabas Crosby for a conversation with entrepreneurs and creatives who had to reimagine their businesses during the pandemic. The discussion complements his photographic portraits of displaced businesses owners on view at...

Register
Holding Court: The Business Section

How Climate Friendly is Your Home? A Free Energy Auditing Program

Wed, May 25   7:00 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment Virtual Programming

While collective action is crucial to solving the climate crisis, many of us would also like to reduce our own reliance on fossil fuels. Measuring your home's energy efficiency is a great first step toward lowering energy consumption. But energy...

Featured Event Register
How Climate Friendly is Your Home? A Free Energy Auditing Program

MAY
26

Excel Class

Thu, May 26   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer programming 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.

Excel Class

Job Interview Basics

Thu, May 26   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning business career resume

Many job seekers are unsure how to prepare for a job interview, or don't realize that they have to prepare at all! This presentation will cover what you should do before, during, and after a job interview to avoid any missteps and have the best...

Register
Job Interview Basics

Intro to GarageBand

Thu, May 26   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults music podcasting and audio recording techknowledge Virtual Programming

In this workshop, there will be a basic overview of the GarageBand software interface. GarageBand is a great introductory tool for digital music production and audio editing, as it comes already installed on Apple computers and has the ability to...

Register
Intro to GarageBand

MAY
27

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, May 27   9:15 am to 10:15 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Fri, May 27   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

MAY
31

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz and Camille!

Tue, May 31   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids Events for Youth and Family live music music plaza performances

Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Muffin Man,” and “Chopsticks.”

 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz and Camille!

Tech Help for your Job Search

Tue, May 31   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults career resume

Stop by to get answers to your tech questions and build your computer skills in:

Formatting & uploading resumes  Formatting & uploading cover letters Navigating job application websites Filling out job applications

...

Tech Help for your Job Search

Virtual Crafting Circle

Tue, May 31   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Know how to knit, crochet, embroider, or cross-stich but need a little help? Are you looking for people to hang out with while you draw? Virtual crafting circle is the spot for you! Every other week we'll get together to talk about what we're...

Virtual Crafting Circle

Illuminating Manuscripts & Archives: An Interactive Close Reading of Mali Magic

Tue, May 31   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History Mali Magic

In this live conversation, leading archivists, librarians, and writers unpack the significance of Malian manuscripts and the vast digitized platform Mali Magic created and offered in multiple translations by Google Arts & Culture....

Register
Illuminating Manuscripts & Archives: An Interactive Close Reading of Mali Magic

JUN
1

First Step to Starting a Business | NYC SBS

Wed, Jun 1   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Opening a business in New York City can be intimidating at the start. Many entrepreneurs ask: where do I begin?

The goal of this course is to help you understand what it means to be a successful entrepreneur in New York City.

...

Register
First Step to Starting a Business | NYC SBS

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Wed, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Первый шаг к началу бизнеса (First step to start a business) | NYC SBS

Wed, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner Immigrant Services Russian

Цель этого курса - помочь вам понять, что значит быть успешным предпринимателем в Нью-Йорке.

На протяжении курса вы:

Узнаете о ключевых навыках успешных предпринимателей Оцените себя владеете ли вы этими навыками и ...
Register
Первый шаг к началу бизнеса (First step to start a business) | NYC SBS

Cookmobile at Central Library

Wed, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Teens & Young Adults BPL Outdoors cooking gardening health and wellness

Are you always hungry? Looking for some new skills in the kitchen? Have you ever thought about cooking as a delicious scientific experiment?

Join us outdoors on the Central Library Plaza for hands-on cooking demos for teens!...

Register
Cookmobile at Central Library

JUN
2

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Thu, Jun 2   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Creating a Legal Framework | NYC SBS

Thu, Jun 2   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner legal resources small business

To start and run a successful business you must first understand the many different legal considerations that are needed to establish a strong foundation. This class will help you gain a deeper understanding of the legal framework and basic...

Register
Creating a Legal Framework | NYC SBS

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Thu, Jun 2   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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...

Register
Technology For All:  Individual Sessions

CBH Talk: When Public Libraries Serve Incarcerated Communities

Thu, Jun 2   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl 125 BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Since 2014 Brooklyn Public Library has partnered with the NYC Department of Corrections on a program that allows families to visit their incarcerated loved ones via free video calls from the safe, welcoming environment of branch libraries. This...

Register
CBH Talk: When Public Libraries Serve Incarcerated Communities

JUN
3

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 3   9:15 am to 10:15 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

NYC Food Handler Certification Training Registration

Fri, Jun 3   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career hse

Registration for NYC Food Handler Certification at BPL Adult Learning

NYC food handler certification is necessary for all food handlers in the retail food service and hospitality industries who are involved in the preparation, storage or...

Register
NYC Food Handler Certification Training Registration

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Fri, Jun 3   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 3   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 3   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

JUN
4

Summer Reading Kickoff

Sat, Jun 4   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids summer reading summer reading kickoff

On Saturday, June 4th, you’re invited to kickoff Summer Reading, and celebrate Brooklyn Public Library’s 125th Birthday, with fun programs and activities for all ages from 11 am - 3 pm throughout Central Library.

11:00 am Drag...
Summer Reading Kickoff

A performance from BPL's new podcast for kids

Sat, Jun 4   1:00 pm to 1:15 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids page flippers plaza performances podcasting and audio recording summer reading

Join the librarian co-hosts of BPL's first ever podcast for kids in song, dance, and live audio recordings on the steps of Central Library!

Page Flippers Take on the World is a wacky library podcast where kids save the day by...

Featured Event
A performance from BPL's new podcast for kids

JUN
5

Pride Storytime

Sun, Jun 5   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Birth to Five Years first five years LGBTQ pride month read the city storytime

June is Pride Month! Join us for a special storytime commemorating Pride, a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there's still work to be done....

Featured Event
Pride Storytime

JUN
6

Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Mon, Jun 6   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens & Young Adults Bklyn Incubator Cycle Alliance Healthy Communities teen time

Period Product Distribution Days When: Every Monday through June 13, while supplies last Where: Central Library, Youth Wing--Young Adult Reference Desk What: A week's worth of menstruation products. Each kit may include 7 tampons, 7 maxi...
Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Creative Writing Workshop

Mon, Jun 6   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

The writing workshop is  designed to allow writers of all backgrounds, ages and  experience levels to work together and grow as writers.  Participants write to the prompt offered by the experienced and trained leader and are...

Register
Creative Writing Workshop

Creating a Business Idea That Works | NYC SBS

Mon, Jun 6   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Many people have a business idea and a passion for it. But few understand or have the research to prove the idea will work.

The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools to analyze your customers, industry, and competitors. You...

Register
Creating a Business Idea That Works | NYC SBS

JUN
7

Tech Help for your Job Search

Tue, Jun 7   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults career resume

Stop by to get answers to your tech questions and build your computer skills in:

Formatting & uploading resumes  Formatting & uploading cover letters Navigating job application websites Filling out job applications

...

Tech Help for your Job Search

Ask a Tech

Tue, Jun 7   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

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. Attend our “Ask A Tech” program for personalized assistance. We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will...

Ask a Tech

Central Cookbook Club: Secret Ingredients

Tue, Jun 7   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion cooking

Join the Cookbook Club online for a discussion of secret ingredients! Do you put mustard in your eggs? Is your cornbread 90% yellow cake mix? Everyone has a secret ingredient—a condiment or flavor that finds its way into dishes and makes them...

Register
Central Cookbook Club: Secret Ingredients

Virtual Crafting Circle

Tue, Jun 7   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Know how to knit, crochet, embroider, or cross-stich but need a little help? Are you looking for people to hang out with while you draw? Virtual crafting circle is the spot for you! Every other week we'll get together to talk about what we're...

Virtual Crafting Circle

JUN
8

Ebooks

Wed, Jun 8   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

E books come join us and learn more about the libraries Ebooks resources.  To get the most out of the class please bring your library card. 

 

Ebooks

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Wed, Jun 8   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Science in the News: There’s More to the Messenger: The Wonderful World of RNA

Wed, Jun 8   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions STEM & STEAM

Yale PhD students talk about Science in the News

Have you appreciated your RNA lately? This tiny molecule is busy sending messages inside each of your cells, but that’s not all! Join us for this month’s Science in the News talk to hear...

Register
Science in the News: There’s More to the Messenger: The Wonderful World of RNA

JUN
9

Street Photography

Thu, Jun 9   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults BPL Outdoors BRIC photography techknowledge

In this class you’ll learn on-the-fly composition techniques and how to capture engaging photos of people, buildings, and the Brooklyn cityscape. Please note that this class is mostly outdoors and will run rain or shine, so dress...

Register
Street Photography

Bibliobandido Comes to Brooklyn!

Thu, Jun 9   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids arts and crafts BPL Presents Events for Youth and Family storytime

The Bibliobandido (Story Eater) is coming to Brooklyn and he is HUNGRY for children's stories... But it’s OK–we know that Brooklyn has got this covered! 

Please join us on Central Library’s Plaza for an afternoon of creating and...

Register
Bibliobandido Comes to Brooklyn!

JUN
10

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 10   9:15 am to 10:15 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 10   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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...

Register
Technology For All:  Individual Sessions

Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Fri, Jun 10   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

JUN
11

The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Sat, Jun 11   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. This month's theme: TBA

This workshop...

Register
The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

March in the Brooklyn Pride Parade with BPL!

Sat, Jun 11   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   5th Avenue in Park Slope

Adults LGBTQ LGBTQ pride month

Join library workers and patrons as we express our Pride at the Brooklyn Pride Parade on June 11 at 7PM.

We'll have a limited number of pride flags -- feel free to come in your favorite Pride gear. Feel free to bring family and...

Register
March in the Brooklyn Pride Parade with BPL!

JUN
12

NYC Livecode Meetup

Sun, Jun 12   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

LiveCode.NYC is a New York City-based collective that gathers to discuss, promote, and explore real-time programming. Our meetups are open to all. Come with works in progress to show, with ideas to bounce around, or just with your own curiosity...

NYC Livecode Meetup

Juneteenth Storytime

Sun, Jun 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years first five years Juneteenth read the city storytime

June 19 is Juneteenth!  Join us in the Youth Wing Upper Program Room for an early celebration and storytime highlighting the important historical date which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African...

Featured Event
Juneteenth Storytime

JUN
13

Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Mon, Jun 13   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens & Young Adults Bklyn Incubator Cycle Alliance Healthy Communities teen time

Period Product Distribution Days When: Every Monday through June 13, while supplies last Where: Central Library, Youth Wing--Young Adult Reference Desk What: A week's worth of menstruation products. Each kit may include 7 tampons, 7 maxi...
Menstruation Mondays! Free Period Kits for Those in Need

Pages

close navigation
All gifts made between now and June 30th will be MATCHED—dollar for dollar, up to $50,000—by a generous group of BPL Trustees. Your gift will go TWICE as far to celebrate the library you love and our milestone 125th anniversary!
Match my gift