E.g., Oct 18 2018
OCT
18

WE Connect Mentor Session with Financial Industry Expert

Thu, Oct 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults business

Meet with Ramona Cedeno, founder of FiBrick Financial Services, an accounting and tax planning firm. She will share her expertise and answer your business questions during this small group session for 10...

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WE Connect Mentor Session with Financial Industry Expert

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

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

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

Thu, Oct 18   12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults brooklyn collection

The Brooklyn Eagle statue that adorns the alcove above our doorway has had a storied journey. From its home atop the Brooklyn Daily Eagle offices in downtown Brooklyn from 1892-1955, to the Brooklyn Historical Society during the late 50’s through...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Oct 18   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Keep Your Rent From Increasing, If You:

- Are you 62 years or older (18 years old if disabled);

- Have a household income of $50,000 or less;

-...

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SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Sports Discussion Group

Thu, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults

Join your fellow sports fans for an informal group to discuss the world of sports.

The discussions can range from historical conversations and trivia to the news of the day.

Whatever your favorite sport may be, please join us to...

Sports Discussion Group

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Thu, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Spanish Conversation Group Intermediate/Advanced

Thu, Oct 18   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults world language conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free

This class has designed for intermediate and advanced level.

Spanish Conversation Group Intermediate/Advanced

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Thu, Oct 18   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back! Learn what it takes to create a viable fashion business! Up to twenty aspiring women's wear designers will be selected to participate in a 16-week intensive program. They will receive mentoring from industry...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Oct 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids storytime

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' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Oct 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids storytime

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' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Intro to Photoshop

Thu, Oct 18   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults bric

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for photo enhancement, typography, and graphic design.

This course has 3 mandatory sessions that will be held on Thursdays from 4:30-8:30PM on 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25.

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Intro to Photoshop

English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 18   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Navigating the College Financial Aid Process

Thu, Oct 18   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults career finance

Are you interested in going to college, and seeking more information about the financial aid process? Librarians from the Business & Career Center will cover: resources that share how much financial aid each college offers, the Free...

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Navigating the College Financial Aid Process

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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, Oct 18   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults

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

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Genealogy for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

This class explores the databases and resources available to genealogy researchers. This course is intended for the genealogy beginner, and participants will receive hands-on training as well as a list of genealogical research...

Genealogy for Beginners

OCT
19

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Oct 19   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Oct 19   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Fri, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years first five years music storytime yoga

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

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

Fri, Oct 19   12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults brooklyn collection

The Brooklyn Eagle statue that adorns the alcove above our doorway has had a storied journey. From its home atop the Brooklyn Daily Eagle offices in downtown Brooklyn from 1892-1955, to the Brooklyn Historical Society during the late 50’s through...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle pop-up exhibit

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Fri, Oct 19   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults career

Come and meet with staff from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), who will work with job seekers to connect them to resources.

--Help with your job search, resume review, interviewing, networking, etc.

--Learn about...

New York State Department of Labor Counseling

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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, Oct 19   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film

Rosemary’s Baby (1969) | Directed by Roman Polanski
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Mia Farrow stars in this tale of a mother-to-be fearful that something is very wrong with her unborn child.
Also starring John Cassavetes...

Central Library Friday Film Club

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Oct 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults arts and crafts

Join the Info Commons for a relaxing watercolor session and meet other art enthusiasts in Brooklyn. You can work on your own watercolor projects, paint from a still life, or simply do some coloring pages. All materials will be provided; if you...

Watercolor Hour

Chess Club

Fri, Oct 19   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

 

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

English Conversation Group

Fri, Oct 19   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

DIY Fridays

Fri, Oct 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Make buttons,  duct tape creations, origami, blackout poetry and more with other teens. For 6th grade and up. 

DIY Fridays

OCT
20

2018 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Sat, Oct 20   9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Clear off your shelves…

Drop your book donations at Central Library during open hours.  Any materials sold at the sale will provide support to the Brooklyn Public Library collections and programs. Unsold material will be donated for resale...

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2018 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults 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, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

English Conversation Group

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

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Teen Focus Group Needed: Poetry Experience

Sat, Oct 20   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens autism bklyn incubator developmental disabilities poetry

The Brooklyn Public Library is looking for young adults ages 13+ with and without a disability to participate in a sensorimotor poetry program with Donnie Welch Poetry followed by a focus group discussion

Participate in a fun interactive...
Teen Focus Group Needed: Poetry Experience

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...

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Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

ASL - American Sign Language

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Older Adults

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language

CyPurr Session: Library Privacy Week Extravaganza!

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

The CyPurr Collective is celebrating Library Privacy Week the only way they know how: a day of cybersecurity mini-workshops! They are breaking from their usual programming to give participants a bunch of quick little workshops on topics ranging...

Featured Event
CyPurr Session: Library Privacy Week Extravaganza!

Beanstalk Storytime

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years spanish storytime

Enjoy this storytime in French and Spanish from Brooklyn Beanstalk. Ages 1-8.

Beanstalk Storytime

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sat, Oct 20   2:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos and scanning
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Chess Workshop

Sat, Oct 20   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids summer reading

Perfect your game with the help of an instructor, and play with friends!

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Oct 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

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.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

R.E.A.D Therapy Dog Program

Sat, Oct 20   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Sign up for a slot to read to a certified therapy dog from NY Therapy Animals. 

Featured Event
R.E.A.D Therapy Dog Program

OCT
21

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sun, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos and scanning
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

English Conversation Group

Sun, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Sun, Oct 21   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults change agents ctle platbpl

Educators will establish basic understandings of gender diversity and approaches for applying them to their professional practice. This training takes participants through a review of basic gender concepts and terminology, and uses both...

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Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Oct 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy stem & steam ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Oct 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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