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FEB
24

Burroughs, the Movie

Sat, Feb 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Howard Brookner
US, 1983, 90 min.

Made up of footage filmed over the course of 5 years, the documentary charts the development of William S. Burroughs’ unique literary style and wildly unconventional life,...

Burroughs, the Movie

Citizen Havel

Sat, Feb 24   9:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Pavel
Koutecký and Miroslav Janek
Czech Republic, 2017, 120 min., Czech with English subtitles

An absorbing cinéma-vérité portrait of dissident playwright-turned-statesman Václav Havel through his private...

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Citizen Havel

FEB
25

Two Shorts: Bartleby & The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima

Sun, Feb 25   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents films LitFilm

1:00 PM
Bartleby
Short/Animation, dir. by
Kristen Kee and Laura Naylor
US, 2017, 11 min.

A stop-motion reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic novella of the same name, in which a Wall Street lawyer finds...

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Two Shorts: Bartleby & The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima

English Conversation Group

Sun, Feb 25   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adult Learning English Conversation Group Adults Bi Lingual ESOL Engilsh as a second Language Free English Conversation Group:ESOl Program

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

English Conversation Group

Free Tax Help

Sun, Feb 25   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

Finance food bank free tax help Tax Help

The Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare and electronically file your tax return, with the help of a tax assistant--all for free.

Free Tax Help

Regarding Susan Sontag

Sun, Feb 25   2:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by
Nancy D. Kates
US, 2014, 100 min.

The award-winning documentary explores the life of the passionate and gracefully outspoken writer, Susan Sontag, through experimental images, archival materials, accounts...

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Regarding Susan Sontag

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Feb 25   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Japanese Language World Language Conversation 日本語

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required

Japanese Conversation Group

Patriotism (Short by Mishima) and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Sun, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

4:00 PM
Patriotism (Yu-koku)
Short, dir. by Yukio Mishima
Japan, 1966, 28 min., Japanese with English subtitles

Yukio Mishima foreshadowed his own suicide with this ravishing short, his only foray into filmmaking....

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Patriotism (Short by Mishima) and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Sun, Feb 25   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

**This event has reached capacity and RSVPs are no longer being accepted.**

Documentary, dir. by Griffin Dunne
US, 2017, 94 min.

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this...

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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

FEB
26

Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Feb 26   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

certification mental health mhfa

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved ones...
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Mental Health First Aid

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Feb 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

50 plus 50+ computer 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...

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Feb 26   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business One-on-One SCORE

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

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Mon, Feb 26   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

free tax help Income Tax

All AARP free tax preparation sites for low and middle income taxpayers operate on a first come, first served basis. To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required...

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Feb 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Bilingual storytime Early Literacy Family multilingual storytime

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.

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Spanish Storytime

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

50 plus 50+ computer 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, Feb 26   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adult Learning English Conversation group 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, Feb 26   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

insurance Healthcare ACA Navigator

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, Feb 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

mandarin 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

After School Homework Help--Central Youth Wing

Mon, Feb 26   2:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

homework help after school homework help homework help grades K-8

HOMEWORK HELP

GRADES K-8

Mondays, 2:30-5:30 Tuesdays, 5:00 -7:00 Saturdays, 11 – 1

 

This is a volunteer-based program. Times are subject to change.

There is no homework help when New York City public schools...

After School Homework Help--Central Youth Wing

Interviewing Basics

Mon, Feb 26   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business interviewing job search

Be better prepared for your next job interview! Learn about the different styles of interviewing questions, as well as strategies for answering frequently asked questions. We will cover what to do before, during, and after the interview. 

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Interviewing Basics

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Feb 26   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

NY Writers Coalition NY Writer's Workshop writing

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, Feb 26   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

Teen Gaming

Mon, Feb 26   4:00 pm to 4:45 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, Feb 26   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

career cover letter job 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, Feb 26   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

citizenship immigrant immigrant services immigration

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...

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Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

English Conversation Group

Mon, Feb 26   6:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adult Learning English Conversation group conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

FEB
27

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Tue, Feb 27   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

credit Finance money 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...

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

English Conversation Group

Tue, Feb 27   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adult Learning English Conversation group conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Free Tax Help

Tue, Feb 27   10:00 am to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Room 216

Finance food bank free tax help Tax Help

The Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare and electronically file your tax return online, with the help of a tax assistant--all for free.

Free Tax Help

Disability vs. Language Barrier for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Tue, Feb 27   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

disabilities English Language Learners inclusion

Presented by Daliz Vasquez, Bilingual Special Education Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support, NYC Department of Education, co-sponsored by INCLUDEnyc

For students whose native language is not English, it can...

Featured Event
Disability vs. Language Barrier for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Disabilidades vs. Barreras Lingüísticas para los Estudiantes que Aprenden Inglés

Tue, Feb 27   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

disabilidades English Language Learners inclusivo

Presentado para Daliz Vasquez, Especialista en bilingüismo

Para los alumnos que no hablan inglés como primer idioma, puede llegar a ser muy difícil distinguir la diferencia entre el proceso de aprender un segundo idioma y una disabilidad...

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Disabilidades vs. Barreras Lingüísticas para los Estudiantes que Aprenden Inglés

Creative Aging: Storytelling through Memories Teleconference English/Russian

Tue, Feb 27   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Central Library

50 seniors 50 plus health and wellness story telling

Teleconference for the Homebound - Bilingual English/Russian

This course explores the ways we tell stories about our communities through various formats such as oral storytelling, emotional techniques, and health narratives. You will find...

Creative Aging: Storytelling through Memories Teleconference English/Russian

Stomp, Clap & Sing with FunikiJam's City of Hope

Tue, Feb 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Featuring Motor City Motown, with Love from Paris, and New Orleans Mardi Gras.

 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with FunikiJam's City of Hope

Get to Know Your Camera

Tue, Feb 27   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

BRIC digital media

Learn how to use your camera’s features to create beautiful digital images. We’ll cover digital photography basics like camera settings, resolution and exposure levels, and how to properly white balance to make your pictures pop. You’ll also...

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Get to Know Your Camera

Voices of Power

Tue, Feb 27   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

Self-advocacy support

Join us, self advocates, advocates, parents and caregivers of someone with a developmental disability as well as staff members.

We discuss disability related subjects that we find needs to change to enable better access to...

Voices of Power

English Conversation Group

Tue, Feb 27   1:15 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

conversation group English Conversation Group:ESOl Program

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

Featured Event
English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Feb 27   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

interviewing job 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)

Excel Class

Tue, Feb 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Central Library Excel

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

English Conversation Group

Tue, Feb 27   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

conversation group English Conversation Group:ESOl Program

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

English Conversation Group

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Feb 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Board Games Just Dance Mario Kart Super Smash Bros

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....

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Teen Tech Time

Build with LEGO

Tue, Feb 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Legos lego building learning

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

Build with LEGO

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Feb 27   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

business One-on-One SCORE

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

Learn A New Language – Polish – Intermediate and Advanced

Tue, Feb 27   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Join this free class where lessons are structured around practical vocabulary. Learn about modern Poland, her history, people and culture. Grammar is discussed through each session.

The class is conducted by a native speaker.

For...

Learn A New Language – Polish – Intermediate and Advanced

Russian Conversation Group for beginners

Tue, Feb 27   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

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

Russian Conversation Group for beginners

After School Homework Help--Central Youth Wing

Tue, Feb 27   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

homework help after school homework help homework help grades K-8

HOMEWORK HELP*

GRADES K-8

Mondays, 2:30-5:30 Tuesdays, 5:00 -7:00 Saturdays, 11 – 1

 

This is a volunteer-based program. Times are subject to change.

*There is no homework help when New York City public schools...

After School Homework Help--Central Youth Wing

Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Youth

Tue, Feb 27   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

inclusion Learning Differences Learning Disabilities

Feb. 27, 6-7:30pm.  Join Understood for our monthly parent gathering at the

Brooklyn Public Library. We’ll be talking about strategies

to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with

learning and attention issues...

Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Youth

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Feb 27   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

NYWC poetryandprose

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Starting Sexual Health Education: A Meetup for Parents with Preteens

Tue, Feb 27   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Parents with Pre-Teens is a meetup for parents who want sexual health education to start at home. It is a space to explore how sexual health education is talked about at home, what challenges exist within those conversations, and the healthy...

Starting Sexual Health Education: A Meetup for Parents with Preteens

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Feb 27   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

citizenship naturalization

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

Citizenship Prep Group

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Feb 27   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

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

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