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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...

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

Urban Stages: Rhythm and Sound in the Theater

Mon, Jan 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids after school music

Jon Berger shares wisdom from his 35-year-career as a percussionist on Broadway and in the recording  studio.  Participants will experience hands-on how percussion sound effects are used in the theater, TV, and movies to tell stories,...

Urban Stages: Rhythm and Sound in the Theater

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Jan 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults adult learning diy teen time

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

Know Your Rights, Keep Your Apartment

Mon, Jan 27   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults legal resources social services

As gentrification of Brooklyn neighborhoods continues, pressure on tenants builds from landlords anxious to increase rents. The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has teamed up with IMPACCT Brooklyn, JustFix.nyc, the Legal Aid...

Know Your Rights, Keep Your Apartment

JAN
28

Digital Photo Enhancement

Tue, Jan 28   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. Get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program.

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Digital Photo Enhancement

Ask a Tech

Tue, Jan 28   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

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Jan 28   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

DIY: Teen Crafting

Tue, Jan 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Annex

Teens after school arts and crafts diy teen time

Have fun with arts and craft and unleash your creative side! Make something and bring it home. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

Featured Event
DIY: Teen Crafting

Teen Tech Time: Robotics

Tue, Jan 28   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Annex

Teens bklyn robotics league techknowledge

Welcome to the Annex!!!!!!!

Do you love LEGOs and Robotics? Well, here at the Annex we offer basic robotics program kids and teens ages 9-17. Kids and teens will learn to use EV3 software to program robots while exploring STEM concepts....

Teen Tech Time: Robotics

Family Movie Night: Mirai

Tue, Jan 28   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

When Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun...

Family Movie Night: Mirai

JAN
29

Kids Pre-Show

Wed, Jan 29   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Annex

Kids techknowledge

Enjoy a lovely pre-show before "Story Play"

Kids Pre-Show

Toddler Time

Wed, Jan 29   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

Big Playdate

Wed, Jan 29   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Annex

Birth to Five Years Big Brooklyn Playdate early literacy first five years story play

Stop by the Big Playdate at the BPL Annex to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s favorite toys.

...
Big Playdate

Ask a Tech

Wed, Jan 29   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

Ask A Tech

Wed, Jan 29   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Annex

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? Attend our “Ask A Tech” program for personalized assistance.

We provide help with:

Computer Basics...
Ask A Tech

Homework Help

Wed, Jan 29   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

Teen Gaming

Wed, Jan 29   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

First Steps to Starting a Business

Wed, Jan 29   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business small business

There are no limits to who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, an over abundance of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, you...

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First Steps to Starting a Business

Bedtime Stories

Wed, Jan 29   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

JAN
30

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Jan 30   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

Mobile Phone Podcasting

Thu, Jan 30   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn to use your mobile device to record and edit podcasts. We’ll start with simple interview and recording techniques. You’ll also explore the editing and recording apps to help you produce your podcast content anywhere and anytime.

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Mobile Phone Podcasting

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Jan 30   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

DIY: Pokémon: Choose Your Starter

Thu, Jan 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Annex

Kids techknowledge

What’s your favorite Pokémon? You probably guessed Pikachu!!! But remember, you “Gotta Catch Em All!”. For now let's choose your starter - Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.

In this DIY: Kids and teens will select one of the three...

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DIY: Pokémon: Choose Your Starter

2020 Census Recruiting Event

Thu, Jan 30   4:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Annex

Adults 2020 census career

*Please note time change: 4:30-6:30!

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 $25-28 per hour!...

Featured Event Register
2020 Census Recruiting Event

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Jan 30   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults resume

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Jamaica Bay Library

Adults adult learning resume

Looking to improve your resume or create a new one?

Then come to Jamaica Bay Library for a one-on-one resume...

One-on-One Resume Help

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Jan 30   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

Start Smart: Financial Projections Session 2

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

Adults business

The second session builds on the first to cover break-even analysis, profit margin analysis, cash flow statements, financing capacity, scalability, and how business activities are reflected in financial statements. Presented in partnership with...

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Start Smart: Financial Projections Session 2

Get to Know Your Camera

Thu, Jan 30   6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

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Get to Know Your Camera

JAN
31

Story Play

Fri, Jan 31   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

Color Me Calm

Fri, Jan 31   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Annex

Adults diy

Coloring isn't just for kids! Stop by the Annex to relax and color your stress away!

Color Me Calm

Babies & Books

Fri, Jan 31   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Annex

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime

Explore books, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and play with other babies and caregivers! Best for 0-18 months.

Babies & Books

Teen Gaming

Fri, Jan 31   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 31   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

FEB
1

Telling Tales of Migration

Sat, Feb 1   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 often...

Telling Tales of Migration

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Feb 1   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

FEB
2

CyPurr Session: Cyber Harassment and Harm Reduction

Sun, Feb 2   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety techknowledge

Cyber harassment and stalking may not always come from random strangers; sometimes our privacy is compromised by the folks closest to us.

For this month’s Cypurr Session, we’ll be focusing on cybersecurity, talking about ways that...

CyPurr Session: Cyber Harassment and Harm Reduction

From the Everyday to the Ineffable: Working Our Way toward Wisdom in Poems

Sun, Feb 2   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults literacy poetry

Sometimes we want poems to make stark, powerful statements about being alive, to shine with hard-earned wisdom. But profound truth is a slippery thing, and if you go straight for the ineffable, your language may fall flat. In this workshop, we’ll...

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From the Everyday to the Ineffable: Working Our Way toward Wisdom in Poems

FEB
3

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Mon, Feb 3   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults finance income tax tax help

All AARP free tax preparation sites for low and middle income taxpayers operate on a first come, first served basis. To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required...

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Feb 3   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, Feb 3   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, Feb 3   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

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Feb 3   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults adult learning diy teen time

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

FEB
4

Mobile Phone Podcasting

Tue, Feb 4   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn to use your mobile device to record and edit podcasts. We’ll start with simple interview and recording techniques. You’ll also explore the editing and recording apps to help you produce your podcast content anywhere and anytime.

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Mobile Phone Podcasting

Introduction to Proposal Writing (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Tue, Feb 4   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business research

Candid (candid.org) is a new 501C3 nonprofit organization created when Foundation Center (foundationcenter.org) and GuideStar (guidestar.org) joined forces in early 2019. Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they...

Introduction to Proposal Writing (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Feb 4   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

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