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DEC
15

Black Diaspora Representation: Intersectionality of Identity, Culture and History

Sun, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults lectures and discussions

Facilitators: Cathleen Antoine-Abiala and Régine Romain

Why is centering and honoring the complex identities of our young people essential to culturally responsive and sustaining education in our school communities?

“African...

Black Diaspora Representation: Intersectionality of Identity, Culture and History

DEC
16

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Mon, Dec 16   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Canarsie Library

Adults adult learning hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma?  Need to build your reading and writing skills? Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed ina prep class, enrolled in our online prep...

Register
High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Dec 16   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, Dec 16   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

Homework Help

Mon, Dec 16   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids homework help

Receive homework help from a trained volunteer. Our volunteer speaks English and Spanish. Ages: children and teens

Homework Help

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Dec 16   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

Homework Help

Mon, Dec 16   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help open-house

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

DEC
17

Intro to Social Media: Twitter

Tue, Dec 17   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In Twitter, you’ll learn how to create a profile for personal or professional use, learn how to tweet in 280 characters or less and connect with other users in the Twitterverse.

Register
Intro to Social Media: Twitter

Ask a Tech

Tue, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

Team Up to Read

Tue, Dec 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids team up to read

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

Team Up to Read

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Dec 17   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

Family Movie Night: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Tue, Dec 17   5:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while...

Family Movie Night: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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

Advocacy Skills for Parents: How to get the support and services your child needs

Wed, Dec 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Presented by Ruth DiRoma, Family Educator, INCLUDEnyc

Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation.

Understand the system you are dealing with Understand your child’s...
Advocacy Skills for Parents:  How to get the support and services your child needs

Toddler Time

Wed, Dec 18   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

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Washington Irving Library

Adults english conversation group

Practica de Inglés en un grupo de conversación.

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

English Conversation Group

Ask a Tech

Wed, Dec 18   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

Homework Help

Wed, Dec 18   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids homework help

Receive homework help from a trained volunteer. Our volunteer speaks English and Spanish. Ages: children and teens

Homework Help

Homework Help

Wed, Dec 18   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help open-house

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

Bedtime Stories

Wed, Dec 18   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids arts and crafts bedtime stories storytime

Come in your pajamas and enjoy an evening storytime and craft for ages 3 to 8 years. 

Bedtime Stories

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...

Featured Event Register
Woman of Color: Motherhood, Sisterhood, Style, Beauty, Loss, Resilience

DEC
19

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Dec 19   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, Dec 19   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, Dec 19   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;

-...

Featured Event
SCRIE: #RentFreeze Homeowners and Tenants Enrollment Event

Homework Help

Thu, Dec 19   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help open-house

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Dec 19   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

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, Dec 19   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adobe creative cloud bric techknowledge

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

Register
Motion Graphics with After Effects

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

Citizenshipworks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Dec 20   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, Dec 20   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

Fiber Arts for Adults

Fri, Dec 20   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Adults creative aging fiber arts

All ages are welcome to join us for this special time dedicated to fiber arts: knitting, crocheting and sewing.

Fiber Arts for Adults

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

Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec

Fri, Dec 20   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids after school arts and crafts

Explore new techniques and materials with local artist Sadie Kadlec in this visual arts workshop for children ages 4 to 12 years old!

Free Art Fridays is offered every two weeks, and takes place in studio 4 in Spaceworks on the...

Register
Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec

Chess Workshop

Fri, Dec 20   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids Chess Workshop table-top & board games

Chess for all, never-played-before to expert! Come learn and play with our teen volunteer.

Chess Workshop

DEC
21

Homework Help

Sat, Dec 21   11:00 am to 4:00 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 21   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

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 21   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Canarsie 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

DEC
23

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Mon, Dec 23   10:00 am to 5:15 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults holiday

Come and bring your gifts and wrap them here. If you are not good at wrapping, we will wrap those gifts for you!

Bring your own wrapping paper or use the paper we have here for you. This is for all occasions and beliefs. Happy Holidays...

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics Cancelled

Mon, Dec 23   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

Homework Help

Mon, Dec 23   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids homework help

Receive homework help from a trained volunteer. Our volunteer speaks English and Spanish. Ages: children and teens

Homework Help

Homework Help

Mon, Dec 23   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help open-house

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Dec 23   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

DEC
24

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Tue, Dec 24   9:00 am to 12:45 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults holiday

Come and bring your gifts and wrap them here. If you are not good at wrapping, we will wrap those gifts for you!

Bring your own wrapping paper or use the paper we have here for you. This is for all occasions and beliefs. Happy Holidays...

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Dec 24   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

DEC
26

Homework Help

Thu, Dec 26   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Kids homework help open-house

Free Homework help for those in grades K to 8.

Homework Help

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts Cancelled

Thu, Dec 26   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

DEC
27

Story Play

Fri, Dec 27   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

Fiber Arts for Adults

Fri, Dec 27   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Adults creative aging fiber arts

All ages are welcome to join us for this special time dedicated to fiber arts: knitting, crocheting and sewing.

Fiber Arts for Adults

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

Teen Gaming

Fri, Dec 27   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Come play video games on the PS4 VR, Switch or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

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