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OCT
18

Resume & Career Help

Fri, Oct 18   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults career resume

Resume & Career Help is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call or visit the Midwood branch or email Lynette Ford at lford@bklynlibrary.org

Need help making a resume and/or cover letter? Want to update it to what...

Resume & Career Help

Chess Club

Fri, Oct 18   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Heart, Mind and Community: A Psychology, Spirituality and Meditation Group

Fri, Oct 18   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Drop in to our weekly workshop to learn, grow and heal with guided meditation and led classes on the mind, spirituality, psychology, universal love and devotion. The classes are fashioned in an interfaith, non-sectarian and community-...

Heart, Mind and Community: A Psychology, Spirituality and Meditation Group

English Conversation Group

Fri, Oct 18   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

2nd floor Community Room

English Conversation Group

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

Central Library Community Engagement Event

Sat, Oct 19   10:30 am to 2:30 pm   Central Library

Teens, Adults community partner everyone is welcome here

BPL is embarking on an ambitious and exciting plan to modernize the Central Library to:

Create brand new spaces Improve and expand services Enhance the patron experience

Join us at BPL’s Big Brooklyn Book Sale to share your ideas...

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Central Library Community Engagement Event

OCT
20

Chess Club

Sun, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

OCT
21

Chess Club

Mon, Oct 21   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

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...

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

Working With Sound: An Audio Primer for Podcasters

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

Adults podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn about basic sound principles and how you can use them to make a better podcast. We’ll walk through EQ, compression, and other mysterious things that come with most audio editing software.

Due to Central Library's early closure for...

Working With Sound: An Audio Primer for Podcasters

OCT
22

Resume & Career Help

Tue, Oct 22   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults career resume

Resume & Career Help is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call or visit the Midwood branch or email Lynette Ford at lford@bklynlibrary.org

Need help making a resume and/or cover letter? Want to update it to what...

Resume & Career Help

Chess Club

Tue, Oct 22   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Overeaters Anonymous

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults support groups

2nd floor Community Room

Overeaters Anonymous

Internet Safety

Tue, Oct 22   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning internet safety techknowledge

Today we use the internet for most things; communicating, banking, shopping, etc. Unfortunately, the Internet is also home to certain risks, such as malware, spam, and phishing. If you want to stay safe online, you'll need to understand these...

Internet Safety

Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Whether an entrepreneur, artist, writer or musician, you may be able to claim ownership of your idea or work.  Volunteers from the New York City Bar’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will answer questions about what you can...

Register
Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE BLACONY CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

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

...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
23

Chess Club

Wed, Oct 23   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Writers Circle/Writing Workshop

Wed, Oct 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults writing workshop

WRITE and RECITE - a weekly workshop for adults. Write and read your work to the group in a creative, supportive environment.

Writers Circle/Writing Workshop

FastTrac GrowthVenture: Gain the Tools to Grow Your Business!

Wed, Oct 23   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

In order to attend this program series and other FastTrac program series, you must apply at https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/fasttrac.

This is a competitive program, so please be sure to submit a thoughtful and complete...

FastTrac GrowthVenture: Gain the Tools to Grow Your Business!

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 23   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

OCT
24

Chess Club

Thu, Oct 24   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Internet Safety

Thu, Oct 24   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning internet safety techknowledge

Today we use the internet for most things; communicating, banking, shopping, etc. Unfortunately, the Internet is also home to certain risks, such as malware, spam, and phishing. If you want to stay safe online, you'll need to understand these...

Internet Safety

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Thu, Oct 24   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

2nd floor Community Room

Knitting & Crocheting Club

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Oct 24   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, Oct 24   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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Oct 24   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

2nd floor Community Room

English Conversation Group

Toastmasters

Thu, Oct 24   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning

Learn useful tips and tricks that will help you develop your speaking skills and reach your goals.

Toastmasters

The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

Thu, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   McNally Jackson at City Point

Adults author talks bpl literary prize bpl presents brooklyn eagles

Join the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Eagles, City Point and McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers for an evening of books and bubbly, plus a sneak peek at the new store, celebrating The 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize...

Register
The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

OCT
25

Resume & Career Help

Fri, Oct 25   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults career resume

Resume & Career Help is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call or visit the Midwood branch or email Lynette Ford at lford@bklynlibrary.org

Need help making a resume and/or cover letter? Want to update it to what...

Resume & Career Help

Chess Club

Fri, Oct 25   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Ask-A-Tech

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet?  Have questions about your email or Microsoft office applications? No time to attend a formal class?  Bring your technology questions and...

Ask-A-Tech

Heart, Mind and Community: A Psychology, Spirituality and Meditation Group

Fri, Oct 25   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Drop in to our weekly workshop to learn, grow and heal with guided meditation and led classes on the mind, spirituality, psychology, universal love and devotion. The classes are fashioned in an interfaith, non-sectarian and community-...

Heart, Mind and Community: A Psychology, Spirituality and Meditation Group

English Conversation Group

Fri, Oct 25   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

2nd floor Community Room

English Conversation Group

OCT
26

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Slavery is an Act of War

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra; staged readings with Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Ian Brennan as John Brown and Jumaane Williams as Frederick Douglass

Slavery is an Act of War

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Greg Tate reads an essay of cultural criticism from Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader.

Greg Tate is an African-American writer, cultural critic, musician, and producer. The...

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

The 1619 Project

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Second Floor

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter covering segregation and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, discusses the 1619 Project and how it is reframing the way we look at American history.

The 1619 Project

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Sat, Oct 26   9:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess reading poems based on the narrative of Henry Box Brown who escaped from slavery enclosed in a box. Jess and Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, will continue with a...

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Languages & Literature

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The backbone of resistance, from the earliest insurrections on slave ships and plantations to Black Power politics and recent social movements, are the communities and institutions build by them to both protect and project the cultural forms,...

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sherman Fleming on n00se

Sat, Oct 26   10:15 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Sherman Fleming discuess n00se, a project prompted by the mediated media exposing the policing and killing of black bodies. As part of n00se, Fleming goes about his daily activities while wearing a hangman's noose around his neck. 

Sherman Fleming on n00se

OCT
27

Chess Club

Sun, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

OCT
28

Chess Club

Mon, Oct 28   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

OCT
29

Chess Club

Tue, Oct 29   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Overeaters Anonymous

Tue, Oct 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults support groups

2nd floor Community Room

Overeaters Anonymous

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Tue, Oct 29   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Microsoft Excel Intermediate introduces users to additional features of managing and analyzing data in a spreadsheet document. This lesson covers additional features of Microsoft Excel 2010.

Working with basic functions Creating complex...
Microsoft Excel Intermediate

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 29   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE TRUSTEES ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

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

The decisions...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
30

Chess Club

Wed, Oct 30   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Writers Circle/Writing Workshop

Wed, Oct 30   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults writing workshop

WRITE and RECITE - a weekly workshop for adults. Write and read your work to the group in a creative, supportive environment.

Writers Circle/Writing Workshop

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