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DEC
14

BPL Pop-Up Shop

Sat, Dec 14   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults pop-up shop

Brooklyn Public Library is your source for everything you need—the latest books, one of a kind programs, and now BPL merch! Shop fun tees & totes, warm hoodies, and drinkware during our pop-up shop in the lobby at Central. There's something...

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BPL Pop-Up Shop

All the Details?? Making Zines About Sex

Sat, Dec 14   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults comics Cool Work x Interesting People humanities and art

Award-winning cartoonist and publisher Carta Monir presents a workshop appropriate for ages 18 and up. Writing honestly and candidly about sex is difficult, but it doesn't have to feel impossible. Participants will leave the workshop with a short...

Featured Event
All the Details?? Making Zines About Sex

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“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 For Beginners

DEC
15

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sun, Dec 15   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

DEC
16

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Mon, Dec 16   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

Chess Workshop

Mon, Dec 16   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

DEC
17

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Tue, Dec 17   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Toddler Time with Miss Cindy

Tue, Dec 17   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Church of the Holy Apostles

Kids music storytime toddler time

**This program takes place at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 612 Greenwood Ave.**

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop Miss Cindy's Toddler Time!

Please use the side entrance of the Church of the Holy...

Toddler Time with Miss Cindy

English Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 17   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group everyone is welcome here

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

English Conversation Group

Along the Distant Path: Migration storytelling workshop

Tue, Dec 17   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults english conversation group

How do we share our stories–is it through sounds, pictures, or writing?  Join a 10-week workshop to explore and share stories about journeys.

Practice your English by reading stories, watching films, and participating in discussions...

Along the Distant Path:  Migration storytelling workshop

DEC
18

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Wed, Dec 18   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Ask a Tech

Wed, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet?  No time to attend a formal class?  Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

 

Ask a Tech

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Dec 18   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

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.

Fiber Arts Group

Woman of Color: Motherhood, Sisterhood, Style, Beauty, Loss, Resilience

Wed, Dec 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults author talks bpl presents

Join LaTonya Yvette and her friends, Latham Thomas (Doula and founder of Mama Glow), Anja Tyson (Brand development and marketing in sustainibility and fashion) and Leslie Martinez (Writer and educator) in a panel conversation focused on mothering...

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Woman of Color: Motherhood, Sisterhood, Style, Beauty, Loss, Resilience

DEC
19

Babies & Books

Thu, Dec 19   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Windsor Terrace JCC

Birth to Five Years babies & books

**This program takes place at the JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace, 1224 Prospect Ave.**

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop our Babies and Books program! 

Please note that since we are guests, we'll need...

Babies & Books

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Dec 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Dec 19   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults 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

DEC
20

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Fri, Dec 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library

Adults business community partner

What is New York Paid Family Leave, and how may it help your family?

What is workers’ compensation? What should you do if you are injured on the job?

If you’ve wanted to learn more about these important benefits, now is your...

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Central Library Friday Film Club: Straight Outta Compton

Fri, Dec 20   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Central Library Friday Film Club  Showing in December: Rockstar Bio-Pics

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.--Rocketman (2019): Taron Egerton and the entire cast did their own singing in this incredible human story of Elton John’s...

Central Library Friday Film Club: Straight Outta Compton

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

DEC
21

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“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 For Beginners

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Dec 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library

Birth to Five Years drag queen story hour first five years 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

DEC
23

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 23   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

Chess Workshop

Mon, Dec 23   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

DEC
26

Babies & Books

Thu, Dec 26   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Windsor Terrace JCC

Birth to Five Years babies & books

**This program takes place at the JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace, 1224 Prospect Ave.**

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop our Babies and Books program! 

Please note that since we are guests, we'll need...

Babies & Books

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Dec 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Chess Workshop

Thu, Dec 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play chess every Thursday at 4:00.

All ages and skill levels welcomed!

Chess Workshop

DEC
27

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Fri, Dec 27   10:30 am to 1:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults 2020 census career

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for a variety of temporary full-time and flexible part-time jobs. No resumés or cover letters are required to apply. Pay rates start at $20 per hour!

You will have the opportunity to learn about...

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Central Library Friday Film Club: Coal Miner's Daughter

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

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Central Library Friday Film Club  Showing in December: Rockstar Bio-Pics

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.--Rocketman (2019): Taron Egerton and the entire cast did their own singing in this incredible human story of Elton John’s...

Central Library Friday Film Club: Coal Miner's Daughter

Chess Club

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

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

DEC
28

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 28   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

 

Saturday Storytime

Russian Folktales & Fairy Tales / Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для Детей

Sat, Dec 28   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family russian saturday storytime

Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для школьников и дошкольников.

You and your child will enjoy classic Folk Tales and Fairytales, your favorite songs, and join in other activities in this playful program.

A multi-sensory learning...

Russian Folktales & Fairy Tales / Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для Детей

Holiday Theater Performance

Sat, Dec 28   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids holiday

You are invited for a Christmas celebration! Bring your family and friends! Join us for a children's musical ensemble!

See what Santa has for you!

 

Holiday Theater Performance

DEC
30

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 30   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

Chess Workshop

Mon, Dec 30   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

JAN
2

Babies & Books

Thu, Jan 2   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Windsor Terrace JCC

Birth to Five Years babies & books

**This program takes place at the JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace, 1224 Prospect Ave.**

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop our Babies and Books program! 

Please note that since we are guests, we'll need...

Babies & Books

Chess Workshop

Thu, Jan 2   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play chess every Thursday at 4:00.

All ages and skill levels welcomed!

Chess Workshop

JAN
3

Central Library Friday Film Club: The Llama Man

Fri, Jan 3   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults friday film club movies movies at the library

Books, libraries and librarians are the subject of January screenings at our Central Library Friday Film Club. From reportage to comedy to war drama, we try to show how films portray one of the greatest goods of humanity - books and libraries....

Central Library Friday Film Club: The Llama Man

Chess Club

Fri, Jan 3   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

JAN
4

Citizenship Class Registration

Sat, Jan 4   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Prepare for Citizenship Program

Attend free Citizenship Preparation Classes at the library.

Classes meet 3 hours per week for 11 weeks. Free naturalization application legal assistance available.

Improve your English....
Citizenship Class Registration

ESOL Conversation

Sat, Jan 4   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults esol

Practice and improve your conversation skills!

Sharpen your English conversation skills, and meet friends from around the world.

ESOL Conversation

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 4   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

 

Saturday Storytime

Russian Folktales & Fairy Tales / Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для Детей

Sat, Jan 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family russian saturday storytime

Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для школьников и дошкольников.

You and your child will enjoy classic Folk Tales and Fairytales, your favorite songs, and join in other activities in this playful program.

A multi-sensory learning...

Russian Folktales & Fairy Tales / Русские Народные Сказки и Фольклор для Детей

JAN
5

Meditation for Creative Expression

Sun, Jan 5   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults health and wellness humanities and art

In "Meditation for Creative Expression" sound healing practitioner and meditation teacher, Lavender Suarez, will guide participants through a series of introductory exercises to explore how meditating can help inspire creativity. Participants...

Register
Meditation for Creative Expression

JAN
6

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Jan 6   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

JAN
7

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Tue, Jan 7   10:30 am to 1:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults 2020 census career

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for a variety of temporary full-time and flexible part-time jobs. No resumés or cover letters are required to apply. Pay rates start at $20 per hour!

You will have the opportunity to learn about...

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Toddler Time with Miss Cindy

Tue, Jan 7   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Church of the Holy Apostles

Kids music storytime toddler time

**This program takes place at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 612 Greenwood Ave.**

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop Miss Cindy's Toddler Time!

Please use the side entrance of the Church of the Holy...

Toddler Time with Miss Cindy

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Ian Hayes

Tue, Jan 7   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Sheepshead Bay Library

Birth to Five Years live music

Join children's musician Ian Hayes for a seasonal sing-a-long! An interactive music show to welcome the changing season with song and dance. Ian will perform children’s favorites, as well as classics that everyone will enjoy!

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Ian Hayes

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Jan 7   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults creative writing

The 4 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman poet and writing instructor.

Presented by Adult Services/Languages & Literature.

Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and...

Creative  Writing  Workshop

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