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English Conversation Group

Tue, Sep 19   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

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Resume & Career Help

Tue, Sep 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Business & Career Center

resume career cover letter interview

Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more...

Resume & Career Help

Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop

Tue, Sep 19   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Database Searching Grants Foundation Center research

Learn how to search for grants.

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Computer Basics

Tue, Sep 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

Central Library Computer Basci 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,...

English Conversation Group

Tue, Sep 19   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Sep 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teen Tech Time Super Smash Bros Just Dance Wii U

Kids and teens in grades 6 and up are welcome for an afternoon of video games and socializing with occasional arts and crafts, board games and free books. 

Where: Info Commons Lab

When: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m....

Build with LEGO

Tue, Sep 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Legos lego building learning

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

example of a child's lego creation

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Sep 19   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business SCORE One-on-One

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

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Russian Conversation Group for beginners

Tue, Sep 19   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

World Language Conversation ру́сский язы́к

How to learn Russian language program is coming back to Brooklyn Public Library.

Practice your Russian language in an Informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required

U.S. Citizen Exam Preparation

Tue, Sep 19   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

*citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances Under Climate Change

Tue, Sep 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

birding birds

Under climate change, bird ranges are tending to shift toward the poles.  There are good reasons to believe that winter ranges might be shifting at the same rate of speed as are breeding ranges.  Her lab is testing this assertion with...

Photo of Lisa Manne with bird

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Sep 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

português World Language Conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required


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Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Sep 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business SCORE One-on-One

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

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Babies and Books

Wed, Sep 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Babies and Books storytime Early Literacy first five years

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

English Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Resume & Career Help

Wed, Sep 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Business & Career Center

resume career cover letter interview

Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more...

English Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 20   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Introduction to Internet

Wed, Sep 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Central Library introduction to internet 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.

Chess Club

Wed, Sep 20   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library

Chess Players of all skill levels meet for friendly games in the alcove area of the Art and Music Division.

Chess sets are provided, or you can bring your own.

For more information call: 718-230-2184 or visit:

http://www....

Library Lab

Wed, Sep 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

STEM science science experiments math

Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library’s dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6  to 10) and their families.  Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark...

Library Lab

WEnyc Master Leadership Workshop (Program in Spanish)

Wed, Sep 20   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

entrepreneur wenyc sbs small business

Empowering women to start, operate, and grow businesses.

Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City — building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs. Over the course of three four-hour...

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Conceptos básicos de la computadora

Wed, Sep 20   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Español

¿Tiene una pregunta específica acerca de cómo usar las computadoras o encontrar su camino en Internet? No hay tiempo para asistir a una clase formal? Únase a nuestro laboratorio de computación para asistencia personalizada.

Resume Editing Help

Wed, Sep 20   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

resume cover letter career job

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Work office

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Sep 20   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Fiber Arts knitting DIY crocheting

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

English Conversation Group

Wed, Sep 20   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals 1

Wed, Sep 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

design Adobe Photoshop

In this two-part class you will explore different ways to adjust an image using some basic techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC. Please bring your own hard drive or USB flash drive if you want to save your work. Basic computer proficiency required....

French Conversation Group - Intermediat-Advanced

Wed, Sep 20   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

French/Français learning Language World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

This class has designed for intermediate and advanced level.

The class is free and no registrations is required.


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Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Thu, Sep 21   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

money credit Finance One-on-One

Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving...

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Thu, Sep 21   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

Rain date: Friday, September 22 from 10am to 3pm.

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Sep 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Xbox One Seniors Older Adults bowling

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

English Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 21   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Resume & Career Help

Thu, Sep 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Business & Career Center

resume career cover letter interview

Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more...

Resume & Career Help

Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, Sep 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Central Library Microsoft Word Basics techknowledge

rosoft 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.

A Tour of Central Library

Thu, Sep 21   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Central Tours Central

This tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. The tour will introduce attendees to the history of the library’s spaces and its services. The tour...

A public tour of Central Library being led by a librarian

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Sep 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

kids storytime crafts arts and crafts

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats'...

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, Sep 21   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

BRIC digital media

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

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English Conversation Group

Thu, Sep 21   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

Genealogy at Central

Thu, Sep 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

In this class we will explore the databases and resources available to genealogy researchers at the Brooklyn Public Library. This course is intended for the genealogy beginner and will focus on the library’s newspaper collections, directory...

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1984/48: A Book Discussion (#9)

Thu, Sep 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

party Orwell 1984 INGSOC

*Registration Closed. Please click here for additional sessions.

BPL will be hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months beginning in January 2017. Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a...


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Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Fri, Sep 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Yoga toddler musical storytime

Join us for a musical toddler yoga storytime. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.

Central Library Friday Film Club - Monsoon Wedding - (Bollywood film)

Fri, Sep 22   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

adult services programming Movie Afternoon bollywood

Each month, a different librarian at Central curates a series of films by theme, genre or director. September 2017 is the month for Bollywood Fun!

Monsoon Wedding, 9/22 3 p.m. *rated R

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a...

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Intro to Business Intelligence: PowerPivot

Fri, Sep 22   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

computer Excel

Finance/accounting professionals will learn about PowerPivot, a new business intelligence tool that can save hours. PowerPivot is an add-on for Microsoft Excel that goes beyond the limits of a traditional pivot table.

Prerequisites:...

Beginner English Conversation Group

Fri, Sep 22   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.  

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DIY Fridays

Fri, Sep 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

DIY Maker Teens arts and crafts

Join us in the Youth Wing for blackout poetry, duct tape crafts, and more! 

6th grade and up. 


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Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Sat, Sep 23   9:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

Rain date: Sunday, September 24 from 12 to 4pm.

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white linens...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Sat, Sep 23   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

money credit Finance financial-counseling

Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving...

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Sep 23   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

computer computers computer basics email

New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares....

Computer

Story and Play

Sat, Sep 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

story and play storytime Early Literacy central youth wing

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program. Storytime will begin at 10:45. 

story play

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Sep 23   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

# literacy #adult learning free classes reading and writing

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at the BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, have not yet learned to read and write. The BPL Literacy Volunteer is...

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English Conversation Group

Sat, Sep 23   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

*esol conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.