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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

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Dec 16   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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

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

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Mon, Dec 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens anime and manga arts and crafts diy table-top & board games

Teens 12 and up join us every week for crafts, tabletop gaming, and more! 

The Youth Wing is an inclusive space and all teens are welcome.

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

DEC
17

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 17   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first 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 ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

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

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 17   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first 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 ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

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

Build with LEGO

Tue, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids build with lego kids explore

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

*For ages 6 to 12

Build with LEGO

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

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

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 18   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 18   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

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

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...

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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

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Dec 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

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

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Dec 19   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, 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

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

Story and Play

Sat, Dec 21   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Ascend Public Charter school

Sat, Dec 21   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults welcoming week

Ascend Public Charter Schools is a 16-school network for grades K-12 in Brooklyn, NY. Families can ask questions about school readiness, transferring during the school year and learn the difference between charter schools and public schools - as...

Ascend Public Charter school

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

DEC
23

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Dec 23   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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

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

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Mon, Dec 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens anime and manga arts and crafts diy table-top & board games

Teens 12 and up join us every week for crafts, tabletop gaming, and more! 

The Youth Wing is an inclusive space and all teens are welcome.

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

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

Kids Create

Thu, Dec 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Kids! Come to the library and get creative with art projects.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

Kids Create

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

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