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Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Apr 26   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

English Conversation Group

Thu, Apr 26   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Creative Writing Workshop

Thu, Apr 26   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

The 5 session workshop in honor of Poetry Month will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

Please bring writing materials to class--pens, pencils, paper and ideas.

Creative Writing Workshop

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Apr 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Book Discussion-- Fantasyland

Thu, Apr 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

book discussion

What fantasy land do you live in? In his new book, author Kurt Andersen says that America is a Fantasyland. Join us and tell us whether you agree.

Featured Event
Book Discussion-- Fantasyland

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, Apr 26   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free

Spanish Conversation Group

Street Photography

Thu, Apr 26   4:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

BRIC

In this class you’ll learn about on-the-fly composition techniques and how to capture engaging photos of people, buildings, and public spaces. Please note that this class runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Cancelled
Street Photography

Kids Create

Thu, Apr 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids! Come to the library and get creative with art projects.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

Kids Create

English Conversation Group

Thu, Apr 26   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

How Market Research Can Help Your Business

Thu, Apr 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

business

Competitive and consumer analysis are key parts of your company’s marketing plan. Join us as Bill Loges of Infogroup, the company that brings you ReferenceUSA, highlights how this valuable resource will help you identify competitors and customers...

How Market Research Can Help Your Business

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Apr 26   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Thu, Apr 26   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Join others to share your thoughts and ideas through creative writing!  No registration required.

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Podcast Social Club - A Listening Party

Thu, Apr 26   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Tonight is the Podcast Social Club, a listening party! We'll be joined by the creators of the daily news podcast "Informed," and the comedy podcast "Paperweight." We'll hear the creators discuss their production process, plus episode clips....

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Podcast Social Club - A Listening Party

Jasper Johns: A Life's Work

Thu, Apr 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents

How does the work of a significant living artist enter the canon and the archive? And how must the field of art become more inclusive when it comes to representing artistic legacies?

Join us for an evening with acclaimed contemporary...

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Jasper Johns: A Life's Work

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Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Apr 27   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Central Library Friday Film Club

Fri, Apr 27   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Movies at the Library


Balcony Conference Room (behind Popular Library)
Each month a different librarian at Central curates a series of films by theme, genre, director or actor.

The Salesman (2016) | Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Best Foreign...

Central Library Friday Film Club

Chess Club

Fri, Apr 27   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

Beginner English Conversation Group

Fri, Apr 27   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

DIY Fridays

Fri, Apr 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

DIY

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

6th grade and up. 

DIY Fridays

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Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Apr 28   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Story and Play

Sat, Apr 28   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy storytime

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

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Apr 28   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

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

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Sat, Apr 28   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Financial Fair: Take Control of Your Finances in Uncertain Times

Sat, Apr 28   11:00 am to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business Finance

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Making the most of your money is a challenge in today’s changing economy. With reliable information from financial experts you can make smart choices about your financial future. Join us for a day of...

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Financial Fair: Take Control of Your Finances in Uncertain Times

Book Launch: Peter Brown presents The Wild Robot Escapes

Sat, Apr 28   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Author Talks BPL Presents kids kids

Come celebrate this long-awaited sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes! Peter Brown will be reading, drawing, and signing his books, and telling you everything you need to know about Roz.

Copies of Peter Brown's books will be available from...

Book Launch: Peter Brown presents The Wild Robot Escapes

Comics & Zines for Everybody!

Sat, Apr 28   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

creative writing DIY

Are you interested in zines and comics, but aren't sure where to start? Come to a fun workshop lead by Elvis and Jan, two seasoned comics creators who will bring their enthusiasm for the medium, and also writing prompts and activities. Comics are...

Comics & Zines for Everybody!

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Polaroid and Coloring Histories of Black Surveillance in Africa and the United States

Sat, Apr 28   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

BPL Presents

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the second admission cycle of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more...

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Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Polaroid and Coloring Histories of Black Surveillance in Africa and the United States

Chess Workshop

Sat, Apr 28   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come learn and play chess moves with an instructor.

Chess Workshop

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Sat, Apr 28   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Apr 28   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

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English Conversation Group

Sun, Apr 29   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Apr 29   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

World Language Conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required

Japanese Conversation Group

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Apr 30   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

info-commons

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Apr 30   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Apr 30   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

multilingual storytime Spanish early literacy

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Apr 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

info-commons

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

English Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 30   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Apr 30   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance and, if so, help you enroll. Trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Chinese Mandarin Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 30   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

World Language Conversation

Improve your Chinese Mandarin language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

Chinese Mandarin Conversation Group

Getting a Civil Service Job in New York City

Mon, Apr 30   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

career

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) represents a growing workforce of over 300,000 employees in over 800 civil service titles. Raymond Cruze, a Recruitment Liaison for the Office of Citywide...

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Getting a Civil Service Job in New York City

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Apr 30   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

writing workshop

Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcomed. No prior writing experience is necessary.

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Story and Craft for Preschoolers

Mon, Apr 30   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come to our program to listen to the story, do a simple craft and get a new friends.

Story and Craft for Preschoolers

Teens, Let's Talk About Sexual Health and Access to Healthcare

Mon, Apr 30   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Planned Parenthood Teen-Peer led workshop about sexual health, rights, and access. Older tweens and teens from across the gender spectrum are welcome to attend this program about growing up, sexual health, puberty, sex, and access...

Teens, Let's Talk About Sexual Health and Access to Healthcare

Teen Gaming

Mon, Apr 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens, join us for tabletop gaming.  A rotating schedule of board games, Card Games (MtG and Yu-Gi-Oh!), and RPGs are featured.

Teen Gaming

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Apr 30   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

career resume

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...

Resume Editing Help

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Mon, Apr 30   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Planning Your Future: Estate & Gift Planning Seminar

Mon, Apr 30   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Everyone knows you should have a will, but most Americans don’t have one. This free seminar presents estate-planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms, in a relaxed and informative environment. Questions are welcome!
Trust and estate...

Planning Your Future: Estate & Gift Planning Seminar

Planning Your Future: Estate & Gift Planning Seminar

Mon, Apr 30   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Everyone knows you should have a will, but most Americans don’t have one. This free seminar presents estate-planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms, in a relaxed and informative environment. Questions are welcome!


Trust and...

Planning Your Future: Estate & Gift Planning Seminar

InDesign Basics

Mon, Apr 30   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adobe InDesign is very useful for creating books, calendars, magazines, brochures, and even book covers! Learn the basics of this digital publishing software. We will cover basics like layout and design and learn to create a basic brochure or...

Featured Event
InDesign Basics

English Conversation Group

Mon, Apr 30   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

English Conversation Group

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

English Conversation Group

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