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My New York City

Sat, Aug 15   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults creative writing summer reading Virtual Programming writing workshop

My New York City is a six-session online creative writing workshop from Parachute Literary Arts and poet/filmmaker SM Gray in which participants explore, reflect, and write about their NYC borough, neighborhood or other meaningful city locations...

My New York City

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Sat, Aug 15   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come join Miss Melisa for some crafting fun on our Gerritsen Beach Facebook page here.

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour LGBTQ saturday storytime

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy!

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Fantastical Erotica and Romances

Sat, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion e-books Virtual Programming

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for ages 18 and up. 
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve...

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Fantastical Erotica and Romances

Geography Saturdays: Book Recommendations

Sat, Aug 15   7:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults research Virtual Programming

Click here to access the Borough Park Library's Facebook page to see travel book recommendations and other useful and interesting information.

Geography Saturdays: Book Recommendations

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Summer Concert with LA Blacksmith

Sun, Aug 16   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Join Services for Older Adults in partnership with Fountain House (fountainhouse.org) for a free summer concert featuring LA Blacksmith.  

LA Blacksmith is a dynamic and charismatic performer who has brought his special...

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Summer Concert with LA Blacksmith

Fun Facts About Ancient Rome

Sun, Aug 16   7:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults research Virtual Programming

Please enjoy these Fun Facts from Ancient Rome and learn how to put the book they came from on hold.

Please click here to access the video.

Fun Facts About Ancient Rome

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Mr. Mike reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program

Mon, Aug 17   10:00 am to 10:15 am   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

A librarian reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program. It will be louder than you expect.

Please click here to access the video.

Mr. Mike reads There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer and talks about the Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program

Virtual Preschool Storytime

Mon, Aug 17   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and a simple finger play activity. View the broadcast on the Saratoga Library's Facebook Page at 10:15 am

Virtual Preschool Storytime

Create with Canva Workshop for Teens

Mon, Aug 17   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults career Virtual Programming

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Canva, where the designs of your dreams can come to life! Canva is the most accessible and widespread tool for graphic design from beginner to pro-level. Use Canva to create everything from merch, to flyers and...

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Create with Canva Workshop for Teens

Virtual Movement Challenge

Mon, Aug 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Seraphina is thrilled for the opportunity to join together and grow as a community of movers and body enthusiasts! Our sessions together will act as a space to hold each other accountable to be consistent and to play. While this world turns...

Virtual Movement Challenge

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Aug 17   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Start Learning with Khan Academy

Mon, Aug 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning community partner computer basics esol

Hello!

We are conducting workshops on Zoom to help you with the technology for online classes and learning from home!

If you have any questions about how to effectively use Khan Academy , please sign up for this workshop.

...

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Start Learning with Khan Academy

Resume & Career Help Live!

Mon, Aug 17   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Every country from Albania to Zaire has it's own tales - in this program we will hear stories from all over the globe that are filled with wonder and fun!

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Participants must register in advance...

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Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Virtual Computer Basics

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults computer basics techknowledge Virtual Programming

Do you want to learn how to use a computer? During this session, you will learn computer basics including how to use a mouse, parts of a computer and what you can do with a computer.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will...

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Virtual Computer Basics

Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Mon, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore techknowledge Virtual Programming

 

https://www.facebook.com/jamaicabaybpl/

Target audience – school-aged

 Part 2 of  Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

 Live zoom session Goal - Create an interactive map that a character can...

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Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Mon, Aug 17   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion e-books summer reading

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve finished...

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Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Naruto Anime Gaming Stream with BPL

Mon, Aug 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults game on summer reading teen tech time video games

If you enjoy anime and you are a fan gaming, or you enjoy manga this might be the perfect program to kill time! 

Join us as we play "Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker" ! 

All skills level welcome!

No registration...

Naruto Anime Gaming Stream with BPL

Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Mon, Aug 17   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion e-books summer reading

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for grades 6-12.
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve finished...

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Teen Book Club Book Discussion on Discord

Science in the News

Mon, Aug 17   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions

Life is Strange: Legendary Heroes of Survival

In nature as in life, heroes exist in unexpected places. In this talk, we describe three strange but wonderful little heroes that exist all around us. As we’ll see, within each of your cells and...

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Science in the News

Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Mon, Aug 17   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Embark on a virtual journey through the Paris portion of Alphonse Mucha’s career and the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme recently debuted at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum...

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Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Mon, Aug 17   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism justice initiatives

Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown, is an exploration of radical social change, inspired by both science and science fiction. From explorations of biomimicry in nature to the work of Octavia Butler, this book acts as a valuable handbook...

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Justice Initiatives Book Club: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Mon, Aug 17   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Welcome to Chapter to Chapter, a older kid/teen-friendly "storytime" (but it's really for everyone) to help you relax at the end of the day! 

This week, we're going to read chapter three ("The Burrow") of Harry Potter and...

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Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

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Virtual Mini Storytime

Tue, Aug 18   10:00 am to 10:15 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Engage in active screentime with this pre-recorded "mini" storytime, featuring 1 song, 1 book, and 1 additional activity.

Videos will be available for 48 hours after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! ...

Virtual Mini Storytime

Virtual Babies & Books

Tue, Aug 18   10:45 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy first five years summer reading

Spend fifteen minutes with Macon children's librarians to learn lap rhymes, finger plays, and early literacy tips for interacting with your baby and fostering a lifelong love of reading.

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library...

Virtual Babies & Books

Stomp, Clap and Sing with Cara Samantha

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family stomp clap and sing

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs.

View the broadcast on her Facebook page at 11 AM....

Stomp, Clap and Sing with Cara Samantha

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Kathy!

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for a storytime incorporating stories, songs, and rhymes! View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library Facebook Page  and the Cortelyou Library Facebook Page at 11:00AM.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Kathy!

Mr. Mike Reads Dad's Dinosaur Day

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike reads the children's book Dad's Dinosaur Day by Dianne Dawson Hearn.  Click here to access the video

Mr. Mike Reads Dad's Dinosaur Day

First 5 Years Book Adventures: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tue, Aug 18   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts first five years

First 5 Years Book Adventures: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Come join in on a read aloud of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and a craft.

 

First 5 Years Book Adventures: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Virtual Sign Language Class

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Events for Youth and Family inclusive services sign language

Our once in-person American Sign Language classes are now virtual! Join Sabrina, Communication Specialist from ADAPT Community Network, and Librarian Rachel, every Tuesday at 12pm.

This class is open to people of all...

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Virtual Sign Language Class

Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Tue, Aug 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities support groups Virtual Programming

Join us for four weeks of interactive, supportive conversations with birth experts at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at noon beginning August 11th.

Series Schedule:

Week 1 (8/11)-...

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Education and Emotional Support for Expectant Parents

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   12:15 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Self-Care for the Caregiver

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Discover the six areas of self-care that can lead to a more centered and fulfilled life.  This interactive workshop is designed for caregivers who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's and other form of dementia. Join CARE NYC...

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Self-Care for the Caregiver

Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion Virtual Programming

The March 2020 installment of the BKLYN Discussions series was, like so many events in our lives, rudely obstructed by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was to be a glorious crossover discussion, held in conjunction with...

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Book Discussion: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

KPOP Meetup

Tue, Aug 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults all ages music Virtual Programming

KPOP Meetup is a virtual program where KPOP fans can join together to discuss their interests in Korean music, experiences they’ve had as a fan, favorite artists and songs, and theories about KPOP music videos. You will also be introduced to the...

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KPOP Meetup

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg and become a mermaid or any sea creature you can imagine. Create your own Mermaid or Neptune Crown. Based on her book Mermaids on Parade.

The video will premier on the BPL...

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids create summer reading

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition!

Calling kids ages 5-12! Have you signed up for Summer Reading on Beanstack? Would you like to see how other kids are rising to the weekly challenges? Are you excited to share what you've been...

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Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning community partner computer basics esol

Hello!

We are conducting workshops on Zoom to help you with study skills and using technology for online classes!

Are you or someone you know taking classes remotely? Come learn about how to apply successful study skills in order...

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Study Smarter! Study Skills Workshop

Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business career health and wellness Healthy Communities

Queens Public Library’s Job and Business Academy and Brooklyn Public Library’s Business and Career Center Presents:  Health & Wellness for Job Seekers Series.

The “Health & Wellness for Job Seekers” series provides a variety...

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Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Know Your Numbers

Retro Gaming Stream

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading teen time video games Virtual Programming

If you enjoy retro video games, or have an interest in viewing a live stream of some classic games, then our Retro Gaming Stream is perfect for you. During this stream the commentator will give some historical insight about each game played, and...

Retro Gaming Stream

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning genealogy research Virtual Programming

Interested into digging into your family's past? Ancestry.com Library Edition™ is now available for free access from your home computer or mobile device through Brooklyn Public Library, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry....

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Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition™

Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations inclusive services multilingual

Learn basic Hebrew conversation skills in a friendly environment. All adults welcome

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Virtual Hebrew Conversation Group

Social Games

Tue, Aug 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults bklyn incubator board game exchange library table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy social games made by Jackbox. 

We will meet in Zoom. I will send out a link at 3:15. 

You will have to be able to keep one eye on the Zoom call and one on a browser with Jackbox.tv...

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Social Games

Teen Virtual Art Challenge

Tue, Aug 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts teen time Virtual Programming

Hey, teens! Like a challenge?

Join in each week for a Zoom meetup where we will listen to music while trying various art challenges. Feel free to use a pencil/pen and paper or your tablet!

Registration is required. Recommended for...

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Teen Virtual Art Challenge

Virtual Teen Forum: The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Healthy Communities summer reading teen time

Teens and Tweens, Join the Brooklyn Public Library and PLAGNYC for a Panel Discussion and Q&A about the The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum. Learn about common terms and get your questions answered in a non-judgmental, welcoming, and confidential...
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Virtual Teen Forum: The Gender and Sexuality Spectrum

"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Artists at Work is a public talk program by visual artists who are currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program. The artists will offer insight into their art practices, followed by a Q&A session with attendees...

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"Artists at Work" with the International Studio & Curatorial Program

Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Learn the basic knot used for making friendship braclets with the "chevron" pattern.  Materials needed:  embroidery thread, plastic lacing cord, heavy-weight yarn or similar material.

Be sure to register for a link to our Zoom...

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Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Resume & Career Help Live!

Tue, Aug 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

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