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OCT
15

Make a Digital Story for PC

Tue, Oct 15   11:00 am to 1:00 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 PC

E books

Tue, Oct 15   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults techknowledge

Come join us and learn more about the libraries ebook resources.

To get the most out of the class bring your Library card.

E books

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Oct 15   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

Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

Tue, Oct 15   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

We welcome you to an artist talk with visionary artist and Franklin Furnace Founder Martha Wilson. Join her as she takes us through the rich history of her artistic practice and touches also on the work of fellow performance artists in the...

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Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

OCT
16

Toddler Time Cancelled

Wed, Oct 16   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers.

Toddler Time

Ask a Tech

Wed, Oct 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults techknowledge

Answering questions about technology, such as, phone, laptops, and any other technology.

Ask a Tech

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Wed, Oct 16   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults environment gardening

Join the Human Impacts Institute in caring for our green spaces at the Williamsburg Public Library. Our goal: beautify the library grounds, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff...

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Teen Gaming

Wed, Oct 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Come play video games on the Wii U or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 16   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

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

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 17   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years multilingual storytime spanish

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.

Spanish Storytime

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

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Oct 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids arts and crafts

Come in and do a new craft project every week!

Ages 4 and up

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Thu, Oct 17   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults diy knitting and crocheting

This program is for ages 14 and up. Just bring your imagination, patience, and willingness to learn! Relax and create a gift you can say you made yourself.

 

All materials will be provided for you.

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

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...

Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Story Play

Fri, Oct 18   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

During this program we read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Story Play

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

Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

Sat, Oct 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family live music music

"Schoolhouse Rock" A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only...

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Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

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

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

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

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

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults computer basics email techknowledge

Come in and learn the basics of email usage.

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

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

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Oct 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“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 at Central

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults music

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Join us and we’ll help you start strumming for free.

We have guitars to use during the class, but please bring your own instrument if you can.

 

Learn How Play the Guitar

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens diy

Come make things out of other things, or make a gift for someone you love. We provide most materials for you. Snacks will be provided!

Do It Yourself: DIY

Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business finance

The Library’s Business & Career Center has partnered with women.nyc and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to present this workshop that will empower you to successfully negotiate for fair pay for the rest of your career...

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Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back!

This 16-week intensive program provides the essentials to create and sell ready-to-wear men’s and women’s wear garments. Up to twenty aspiring designers will be selected to...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join the Fiddle Foxes for an unforgettable musical adventure that will have both kids and grownups rockin’ and rollin’! Designed for children to have an all-out blast while exploring their musical intuition, Fiddle Foxes perform an array of kids...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 23   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers.

Toddler Time

Ask a Tech

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults techknowledge

Answering questions about technology, such as, phone, laptops, and any other technology.

Ask a Tech

Teen Gaming

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Come play video games on the Wii U or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

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

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 24   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years multilingual storytime spanish

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.

Spanish Storytime

Recruiting for 2020 Census Workers

Thu, Oct 24   2:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Williamsburgh 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...

Recruiting for 2020 Census Workers

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

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids arts and crafts

Come in and do a new craft project every week!

Ages 4 and up

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

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

Story Play

Fri, Oct 25   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

During this program we read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Story Play

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