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OCT
22

Chair Yoga

Tue, Oct 22   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Leonard Library

Older Adults yoga and meditation

Join us for this gentle form of yoga.  Participants will be taught a way of achieving mental and physcial wellness by sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  If you are unable to attend...

Chair Yoga

Build with DUPLO

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo stem & steam

Join us for fun with DUPLO -- building blocks suitable for the littlest hands.

Build with DUPLO

Phishers of Men: Avoiding Internet Scams

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Adults computer basics techknowledge

Want to learn more about internet privacy and safety?

Join us to learn about internet and email scams and how to differentiate a safe source and a scam. We will go over computer and internet basics and teach about reliable websites and...

Phishers of Men: Avoiding Internet Scams

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...

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Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

English Conversation Group Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Kensington Library

Adults english conversation group

Practice your English skills in a friendly, informal setting, every Tuesday night at 6pm.  Location varies, but the session is usually in the Storytime room upstairs.  No reservation necessary.

English Conversation Group

Microsoft PowerPoint

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults techknowledge

PowerPoint is a presentation software that allows you to create slide presentations that can include animation, narration, images, and videos. Microsoft PowerPoint Basics is for students that are interested in becoming familiar with the Microsoft...

Microsoft PowerPoint

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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Yoga

Tue, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard Library

Adults fitness health and wellness yoga and meditation

Adults will enjoy the pleasure of moving their body, safely, under expert guidance. Beginners are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Yoga

OCT
23

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and play.

Toddler Time

Ask a Tech

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

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 ask a tech program for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Just bored with your summer? Join our summer edition of Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. ...

Teen Tech Time

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...

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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 Workshop for Kids

Thu, Oct 24   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids table-top & board games teen time

Is there anything more exciting and fascinating than chess? We think not! Kids 8 and up are invited to play and improve their skills in this, the most ancient and mysterious of board games.

Chess Workshop for Kids

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 7:30 pm   Kensington Library

Adults conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

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...

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The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

OCT
25

Introduction to American Sign Language Cancelled

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

Adults inclusive services

Find out more about American Sign Language.  Ideal for first time learners, and those who want to strengthen their conversational skills.

Facilitated by Elizabeth Botti, Sign Language Specialist at ADAPT Community Network.

Introduction to American Sign Language

Preschool Playtime

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

Birth to Five Years first five years preschool story play storytime

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, play and new friends!

Preschool Playtime

Internet Safety

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

Adults internet safety techknowledge

Privacy and Security on the Internet:  Tips to Stay Safe. Keeping your personal information, private data and finances safe can be difficult, but by following a few tips, you can avoid the vast majority of scams, spyware and privacy breaches...

Internet Safety

DIY: Creative Writing Club

Fri, Oct 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens creative writing

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process in a welcoming and encouraging environment. Led by the NY Writer's Coalition.

DIY: Creative Writing Club

OCT
26

26th PATE/PAES Annual Seminar

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults lectures and discussions research

The Polish American Ethnological Society (PAES) was founded in New Jersey in 1976. This unique organization was formed by a group of Polish immigrants connected by their interests in the difficult history and rich culture of Native Americans....

26th PATE/PAES Annual Seminar

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Cancelled

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories  & activities designed to encourage the development of  early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science,  & math through music,...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults citizenship

Join our U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep Group on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.                           ...

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Leonard Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes, and lots more to enjoy. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join in.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Walt Whitman Library

Kids all ages saturday storytime storytime

Join us on Saturday morning for new stories and old favorites read aloud. All are welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Build with LEGO

Sat, Oct 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids build with lego

 

Fun Lego project for ages 6 and up.

Build with LEGO

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 26   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

Homework Help

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Kids homework help

Free Homework help for students in grades K-8. No question is too big or small!

Homework Help

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kensington 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

’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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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

Nature & the Socio- Political Body

Sun, Oct 27   2:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults adult learning literacy poetry

This generative workshop will examine poetic techniques through studying conversations between the poet, the social constructs and the laws of nature. Poems by Aracelis Girmay, June Jordan, & Ross Gay will be utilized as a literary blueprint...

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Nature & the Socio- Political Body

OCT
29

Chair Yoga

Tue, Oct 29   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Leonard Library

Older Adults yoga and meditation

Join us for this gentle form of yoga.  Participants will be taught a way of achieving mental and physcial wellness by sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  If you are unable to attend...

Chair Yoga

Build with DUPLO

Tue, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo stem & steam

Join us for fun with DUPLO -- building blocks suitable for the littlest hands.

Build with DUPLO

English Conversation Group Cancelled

Tue, Oct 29   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Kensington Library

Adults english conversation group

Practice your English skills in a friendly, informal setting, every Tuesday night at 6pm.  Location varies, but the session is usually in the Storytime room upstairs.  No reservation necessary.

English Conversation Group

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics

Tue, Oct 29   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults techknowledge

Microsoft Excel Basics introduces new and returning spreadsheet users to the basics of storing, managing and analyzing data in a spreadsheet document. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Excel 2010.

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics

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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Yoga

Tue, Oct 29   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard Library

Adults fitness health and wellness yoga and meditation

Adults will enjoy the pleasure of moving their body, safely, under expert guidance. Beginners are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Yoga

OCT
30

Ask a Tech

Wed, Oct 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kensington Library

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 ask a tech program for personalized assistance.

Ask a Tech

Kids Create: Make Your Own Costume

Wed, Oct 30   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kensington Library

Kids after school halloween kids create

Need a last minute costume or have a desire to make your own? We have beads, feathers, felt, pipe cleaners, and all the supplies you would need to create your own character costume. Great program for children 6-12. Caregivers are encouraged...

Kids Create: Make Your Own Costume

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Oct 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Teens techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Just bored with your summer? Join our summer edition of Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. ...

Teen Tech Time

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 30   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

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