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JAN
18

Toy Swap

Sat, Jan 18   10:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Birth to Five Years first five years kids explore

The Climate Action Family Network, along with 350 Brooklyn Families, is hosting a post-holiday toy swap! Bring any toys in good condition to the Information Commons Lab to swap, reduce waste, and save money :)

Swap will be from...

Toy Swap

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 18   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids saturday storytime summer reading

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

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 18   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, Jan 18   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

JAN
19

BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Hands-On Art for Young Children

Sun, Jan 19   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning arts and crafts ctle first five years

Hands-On Art for Young Children (CTLE Credits: 3)

Early Learning Through Artful Playing, Strategies for Child-lead Art explorations.

A fun, hands-on session where participants work with a variety of basic art...

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BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Hands-On Art for Young Children

Meditation for Creative Expression

Sun, Jan 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults health and wellness humanities and art

Please note: The room will open at 1:45pm. Please arrive early to get settled for the workshop which will start promptly at 2pm. No one will be admitted into the session after 2:10pm.

In "Meditation for Creative Expression" sound healing...

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Meditation for Creative Expression

JAN
21

Toddler Time

Tue, Jan 21   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Stop Motion Animation

Tue, Jan 21   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

In two hours, learn the tools and techniques to create an animated film. Spend course time working on a short, animated video, with the potential to exhibit online or on Brooklyn Free Speech.

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Stop Motion Animation

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Jan 21   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

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Jan 21   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

Library Lab: Angry Bird Popsicle Stick Catapult

Tue, Jan 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids kids explore library lab

 Popsicle stick catapult design is an AWESOME STEM activity for kids of all ages! Exploring physics, math and science behind it has never been so exciting for kids because everyone loves to launch stuff into the air....

Library Lab: Angry Bird Popsicle Stick Catapult

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: The Galapagos: Home of Evolution

Tue, Jan 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults all ages environment

600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador sits a chain of volcanic islands that are home to a range of fascinating and unique animals. Because of its isolation, the Galapagos has served as a workshop in evolution. The slight variation of some...

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: The Galapagos: Home of Evolution

JAN
22

Toddler Time

Wed, Jan 22   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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

Microsoft Word Basics

Wed, Jan 22   10:45 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn 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 2016.

Microsoft Word Basics

Ask a Tech

Wed, Jan 22   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

The Brain Fitness Club

Wed, Jan 22   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Canarsie Library

Adults adult learning

Please join us for a special program for people with developmental disabilities.

Read, play, and have fun at the library! Hear stories read by our librarians, play with words and numbers, and create your own pictures...

The Brain Fitness Club

Babies and Books

Wed, Jan 22   11:30 am to 12:15 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Storytime for babies birth - 18 months. It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come hear some delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Babies and Books

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Wed, Jan 22   12:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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

Homework Help

Wed, Jan 22   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, Jan 22   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

Teen Gaming

Wed, Jan 22   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 everyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

Bedtime Stories

Wed, Jan 22   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids bedtime stories storytime

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

Bedtime Stories

Digital Security for Everyday New Yorkers with the NYCLU

Wed, Jan 22   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults community partner legal resources techknowledge

Please join us for a participatory education workshop on secure use of the technology we all rely on. This workshop will leave you with the knowledge to protect your rights, encrypt sensitive data, and secure your communications. You will also...

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Digital Security for Everyday New Yorkers with the NYCLU

JAN
23

Navigating the Developmental Disabilities System: A Guide for Individuals and Family Members

Thu, Jan 23   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults autism developmental disabilities inclusive services social services

Learn how to qualify for and get Developmental Disability services through NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. You can learn about Medicaid waiver programs, find out about the “Front Door” process, discover respite...

Navigating the Developmental Disabilities System:  A Guide for Individuals and Family Members

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Jan 23   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

Homework Help

Thu, Jan 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

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Jan 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids after school 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, Jan 23   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults 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,...

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Jan 23   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Under the guidance from the English Conversation Group leader, come to participate and practice your spoken English. No registration is required.

ESOL Conversation Group

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Thu, Jan 23   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. Please arrive on time.

 

All materials will be provided for you.

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Start Smart: Financial Projections Session 1

Thu, Jan 23   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

In this session, we discuss how to prepare financial projections by emphasizing feasibility analysis and how to set goals for your business to plan for success. The first session will cover establishing a benchmark, COGS vs. Operating Costs, and...

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Start Smart: Financial Projections Session 1

JAN
24

Story Play

Fri, Jan 24   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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, Jan 24   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

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Jan 24   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults support groups

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

Central Library Friday Film Club: Fahrenheit 451

Fri, Jan 24   3:00 pm to 5:30 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: Fahrenheit 451

Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec

Fri, Jan 24   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...

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Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec

Teen Gaming

Fri, Jan 24   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 everyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

Chess Workshop

Fri, Jan 24   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Chess for all, never-played-before to expert! Come learn and play with our teen volunteer. Ages: 6 – 17 yrs

Chess Workshop

JAN
25

Telling Tales of Migration

Sat, Jan 25   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults creative writing

"You must not tell anyone,’ my mother said, ‘what I am about to tell you.”  So begins The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston’s dazzling memoir of growing up in a Chinese immigrant family in California.  

Migration stories...

Telling Tales of Migration

La clase de meditación guiada

Sat, Jan 25   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults health and wellness yoga and meditation

Conéctate con el presente a través de una meditación guiada.  Aprende:

la diferencia entre el dolor y el sufrimiento reprograma la mente, sale de piloto automático técnicas de mindfulness para combatir la ansiedad y la depresión...
La clase de meditación guiada

Games! Games! Games!

Sat, Jan 25   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults table-top & board games video games

Come and play various video games from different consoles such as XBOX1, Oculus VR (PC), Switch, and some tabletop games.

Games! Games! Games!

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 25   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids saturday storytime summer reading

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

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 25   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, Jan 25   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

JAN
26

Meditation for Creative Expression

Sun, Jan 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults health and wellness humanities and art

Please note: The room will open at 1:45pm. Please arrive early to get settled for the workshop which will start promptly at 2. No one will be admitted into the session after 2:10pm.

Sound healing practitioner, Lavender Suarez, will guide...

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Meditation for Creative Expression

JAN
27

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Jan 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults adult learning computer basics computer programming

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, Jan 27   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, Jan 27   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

Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving)

Mon, Jan 27   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Adults career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

Please call the branch to confirm the times above, as they are subject...

Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving)

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Jan 27   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

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