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OCT
16

Climate Smart Energy: Heating, Cooling and Turning the Lights On

Wed, Oct 16   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment lectures and discussions

Whether for heating, cooking or generating electricity, the so-called "natural gas" New Yorkers use is essentially methane, a fossil fuel and an extremely potent greenhouse gas. On top of that, it's produced by...

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Climate Smart Energy: Heating, Cooling and Turning the Lights On

OCT
17

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 17   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

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

SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Thu, Oct 17   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults community partner finance

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

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 17   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults game on! table-top & board games

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, Oct 17   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Microsoft Word Basics introduces new and returning word users to the basics of using, creating, editing and publishing office documents. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Coloring Club

Thu, Oct 17   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Thu, Oct 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Jose Villar from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

After School Homework Help

Thu, Oct 17   3:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Intro to Audition

Thu, Oct 17   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Adobe Audition is an industry standard audio editing software for Mac and PC. This course covers how to start an Audition project, importing and layering audio files, basic editing techniques and effects, as well as how to export a finished...

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Intro to Audition

OCT
18

Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Oct 18   10:00 am to 1:00 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...

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Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 18   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Board Games

Fri, Oct 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come and enjoy playing with your friends

Board Games

OCT
19

Universal Makerspace!: Making Music

Sat, Oct 19   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd developmental disabilities inclusive services learning disabilities

Sound off if you love music! Create your own instruments! Get to know sound! 

 

For ages 13 and up with and without disabilities.    

For more information call

718...

Universal Makerspace!:  Making Music

Reading Coach: Team Up To Read

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids team up to read

Team up to Read is a free interactive series designed for childrens ages 5-9 and their caregivers to help them improve reading skills with tips and fun activities, all while encouraging a lifelong love of reading.

Reading Coach: Team Up To Read

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Kids first five years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

Coloring Club

Sat, Oct 19   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Sat, Oct 19   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults movies music techknowledge

Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons has equipment you can use to transform your analog audiocassettes, VHS  videocassettes, and vinyl records into digital files.

To celebrate New York Archives Week, we want to show you how to do...

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Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.

Families will receive free materials to continue...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

OCT
20

BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

Sun, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Gender Development, Expression and Play (CTLE Credits: 3)

In this workshop, we will learn about and discuss gender development in young...

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BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

OCT
21

Positive Aging: Current Events Cancelled

Mon, Oct 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

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

Toddler Time

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers.

For children 18 months to 5 years...

Toddler Time

Play Time

Mon, Oct 21   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Learn to play together with other kids and share the toys.

Play Time

Email Basics

Mon, Oct 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Arlington Library

Adults techknowledge


Do you have questions on how to create an email account, learn about the different email providers and to compose an email? Or maybe you have questions on how to attach a file to an email. Learn how to connect with the world through email...

Email Basics

Cooking Matters for Kids!

Mon, Oct 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids cooking kids create

Kids come take FREE cooking and nutrition classes sponsored by City Harvest! Explore healthy foods and learn how to cook them!

During this 6-week program you will:
• Practice hands-on cooking and tasting of healthy foods
•...

Cooking Matters for Kids!

Working With Sound: An Audio Primer for Podcasters

Mon, Oct 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn about basic sound principles and how you can use them to make a better podcast. We’ll walk through EQ, compression, and other mysterious things that come with most audio editing software.

Due to Central Library's early closure for...

Working With Sound: An Audio Primer for Podcasters

OCT
22

Get to Know Your Camera

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Learn photography basics like camera settings, resolution, exposure levels, composition theory, and shot types that make your pictures pop.

Presented by BRIC, BPL's lead...

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Get to Know Your Camera

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Tue, Oct 22   12:00 pm to 12:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Teen Tech Time Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Teens, age 12+, battle it for supremacy playing SuperSmash Brothers or racing to the number 1 spot in Mario Kart. 

Have fun! Make friends! Get a free book!*

Teen Tech Time is a welcoming sapce.

Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time: Intro to Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Brooklyn Public Library is collaborating with the two other New York City public library systems (Queens Public and New York Public) to celebrate Data Privacy Week. Teens will learn how to protect their identity and interact safely on the...

Teen Tech Time: Intro to  Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

After School Homework Help

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Library Scavenger Hunt

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids reading is fundamental

Ready to learn about your library and win cool prizes, put on your thinking caps and see if you can find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions hidden throughout the Cypress Hills Library.

Library Scavenger Hunt

Decolonize Your Imagination: Spoken Word

Tue, Oct 22   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Birth to Five Years, Kids 400 Years Later black history month poetry

Decolonize Your Imagination: Spoken Word - how did the transatlantic slave trade shape the world we have today? How do we create a future where we can right the wrongs handed down to us by centuries of racist policy and practice? Come join poet...

Decolonize Your Imagination: Spoken Word

Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Whether an entrepreneur, artist, writer or musician, you may be able to claim ownership of your idea or work.  Volunteers from the New York City Bar’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will answer questions about what you can...

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Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

OCT
23

Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, ask for feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)

Brooklyn Supports: Coffee and Connection

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Adults everyone is welcome here inclusive services

Brooklyn Supports: Coffee and Connection

Russian Playtime

Wed, Oct 23   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime storytime

Приглашаем детей и родителей! Рассказы и песни на русском языке.

 

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

Russian Playtime

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Vladimir Mazo from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Wed, Oct 23   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In the October 2019 Philosophy in the Library, co-presented by Brooklyn Public Philosophers and curated by Ian Olasov, Jennifer Morton discusses upward mobility in education. Upward mobility through higher education has been an article...

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Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

OCT
24

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 24   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

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

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 24   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults game on! table-top & board games

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Thu, Oct 24   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults internet safety techknowledge

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This lesson of 60-90 minutes covers browsers, search engines, and navigating websites.

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Coloring Club

Thu, Oct 24   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Thu, Oct 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Jose Villar from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

After School Homework Help

Thu, Oct 24   3:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Make a Digital Story for Mac

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your...

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Make a Digital Story for Mac

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Oct 24   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

Make a Movie on Your Phone

Thu, Oct 24   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Learn how to use mobile devices to make compelling short-form videos. We will discuss storyboard frame composition, audio and lightning, as well as exploring iMovie and Movie Maker.

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Make a Movie on Your Phone

OCT
25

Anansi the Spider Storytime

Fri, Oct 25   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Cypress Hills Library

Kids 400 Years Later storytime

West African folktales of Anansi the spider. (A celebration of West African and Caribbean folktales.)
Anansi the Spider Storytime

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

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