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SEP
23

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Sep 23   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

It's A Vibe: Writing Poems with Different Moods

Mon, Sep 23   6:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults book discussion literacy poetry

In this workshop, we will use the work of poets like Eboni Hogan, Marwa Helal, Morgan Parker, and Juan Felipe Herrera to examine the relationship between poetry and music. How can we learn to write an anthem for the good days? An angry fist of a...

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It's A Vibe: Writing Poems with Different Moods

SEP
24

Resume & Career Help (DeKalb)

Tue, Sep 24   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   DeKalb 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 (DeKalb)

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Sep 24   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have had a fateful impact on the lives of all Americans. The...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

SEP
25

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Sep 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids reading is fundamental

Sign-Up and get a FREE book - Check out two books every week to earn one Free book.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Sep 25   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

Wed, Sep 25   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached capacity and registration has been closed.

Co-presented with Greenlight Books, BPL Presents musician and activist Billy Bragg, in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. Bragg diagnoses...

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Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

SEP
26

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Sep 26   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...

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Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

Thu, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, joins ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero (via video call) to discuss his new memoir, Permanent Record, which reveals for the first...

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

SEP
28

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 28   11:00 am to 11:30 am   DeKalb Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday Storytime

SEP
30

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Sep 30   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

OCT
1

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

Tue, Oct 1   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Alexander Baez from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 1   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have had a fateful impact on the lives of all Americans. The...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 1   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults artist talks bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

OCT
2

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Oct 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids reading is fundamental

Sign-Up and get a FREE book - Check out two books every week to earn one Free book.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 2   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 2   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
3

Amitav Ghosh Discusses Gun Island with Elliott Holt

Thu, Oct 3   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage.

Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one that turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of...

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Amitav Ghosh Discusses Gun Island with Elliott Holt

OCT
5

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 5   11:00 am to 11:30 am   DeKalb Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday Storytime

Events for Youth and Families: A Bilingual Family Concert with Mister G

Sat, Oct 5   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids live music music performance

Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to...

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Events for Youth and Families: A Bilingual Family Concert with Mister G

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 5   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

OCT
7

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Oct 7   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

Andrew Marantz Discusses "Antisocial" with Virginia Heffernan

Mon, Oct 7   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults author talks bpl presents

From a rising star at The New Yorker, a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet–and how the cynical propagandists of the alt-right exploited that freedom to...

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Andrew Marantz Discusses "Antisocial" with Virginia Heffernan

OCT
8

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sunny Songsters

Tue, Oct 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come sing and dance with the Sunny Songsters! We take children on an exciting musical journey filled with instruments, scarves, bubbles and much more. We sing a mix of original tunes and classic children's songs.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sunny Songsters

Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Tue, Oct 8   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Get an introduction to a variety of social media platforms. In Instagram, you will learn tips for taking great mobile photographs and videos, how to build an audience, and best practices using effects and posting content. Please note: in order to...

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Intro to Social Media: Instagram

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

Tue, Oct 8   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Alexander Baez from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

Mobile Phone Podcasting

Tue, Oct 8   5:45 pm to 7:45 pm   DeKalb Library

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

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 8   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have had a fateful impact on the lives of all Americans. The...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
9

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Oct 9   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids reading is fundamental

Sign-Up and get a FREE book - Check out two books every week to earn one Free book.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 9   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2

Wed, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Camille Newman-Alleyne, first place winner of the 2010 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition and many pitch competitions, returns for Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2.

In our first pitch workshop we...

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Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2

OCT
12

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 12   11:00 am to 11:30 am   DeKalb Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday Storytime

Events for Youth & Families: New York International Children's Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

Sat, Oct 12   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies

Bigger, brighter, bolder—change is in the air in NYICFF Kid Flicks 1, brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation. If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a...

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Events for Youth & Families: New York International Children's Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

OCT
13

Silent Movie Matinee: The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)

Sun, Oct 13   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

Strange things are happening behind the scenes at the Paris Opéra, circa 1881, where rumors of an "Opera ghost" may be true. An unseen phantom tutors and inspires Christine Daaé to rise from chorus-member to soloist, but when she rejects his love...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)

OCT
15

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

Tue, Oct 15   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Alexander Baez from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Alexander Baez

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

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

Adults philosophy in the library

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have had a fateful impact on the lives of all Americans. The...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

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. Reception to follow with light fare and refreshments served.

View information on the Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public exhibition...

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Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

OCT
16

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Oct 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids reading is fundamental

Sign-Up and get a FREE book - Check out two books every week to earn one Free book.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 16   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

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

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
19

Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Sat, Oct 19   9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults book sale

Join us for the 2019 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Clear off your shelves…

Drop your book donations near the Returns desk at Central Library during open hours.  Any materials sold at the sale will provide support to the Brooklyn...

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Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   DeKalb Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday Storytime

Events for Youth and Families: Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

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

Kids live music music performance

"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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Events for Youth and Families: Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

OCT
21

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

Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

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

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

Mon, Oct 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl presents

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."

In her memoir, Power offers an...

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Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

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 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

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