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JAN
25

Telling Tales of Migration

Sat, Jan 25   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...

Telling Tales of Migration

Citizenship Class

Sat, Jan 25   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Prepare for Citizenship Program

Attend free Citizenship Preparation Classes at the library.

Classes meet 3 hours per week for 11 weeks. Free...

Citizenship Class

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jan 25   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime storytime

Join us to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

English Conversation Group

Sat, Jan 25   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

JAN
26

Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Sun, Jan 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Wash and Fold Super Laundry

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

**This program takes place at the Wash and Fold Super Laundry at 647 Powell Street**

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too! Come join a BPL children’s librarian who will lead...

Featured Event
Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

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

Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Sun, Jan 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Clean Rite

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

**This program takes place at the Clean Rite at 1760 Eastern Parkway**

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too! Come join a BPL children’s librarian who will lead story time and...

Featured Event
Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

JAN
27

Toy Time

Mon, Jan 27   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Mon, Jan 27   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults exhibitions

To observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Bay Ridge library will have a special exhibit on Jewish Refuges in Shanghai during WWII.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a...

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Pre-School Storytime

Mon, Jan 27   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Stone Avenue Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime

Join us for an hour of song, stories, crafts, and play
For kids ages 3-5 years

Pre-School Storytime

Movies @ the Library: Tolkien

Mon, Jan 27   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults movies movies at the library

 (Drama) 112 Minutes  Explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage, and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens...

Movies @ the Library: Tolkien

Movies @ the Library

Mon, Jan 27   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Come and enjoy a family-friendly movie at the library!

We begin at 3:30 PM on Mondays, hope to see you there!

Movies @ the Library

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

Mon, Jan 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids kids create

Your favorite neighborhood kindness event is back! Come paint rocks to hide all over the neighborhood. Younger children MUST be accompanied by a participant adult, as this activity can be challenging/messy!

Kids Create: Bay Ridge Rocks

JAN
28

Toy Time

Tue, Jan 28   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Tue, Jan 28   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults exhibitions

To observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Bay Ridge library will have a special exhibit on Jewish Refuges in Shanghai during WWII.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a...

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Ask a Tech

Tue, Jan 28   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Older 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

Homework Help

Tue, Jan 28   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids after school homework help

Homework Helper Joe is here to help on a first come, first served basis. 

Homework Help

Gather to knit and crochet

Tue, Jan 28   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting

Come learn to knit and crochet.  All ages welcome.

Gather to knit and crochet

Resume & Career Help (Stone Avenue Library)

Tue, Jan 28   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Adults resume

Ask a librarian for quick tips to speed up your job search. Learn where to find local job openings and free job training, get feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Stone Avenue Library)

Chess Workshop

Tue, Jan 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids table-top & board games

Play with your friends and get your skills in working order. Juan Tica teaches chess!

Chess Workshop

Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Tue, Jan 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Clean Rite

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

**This program takes place at the Clean Rite at 1760 Eastern Parkway**

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too! Come join a BPL children’s librarian who will lead story time and...

Featured Event
Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

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

JAN
29

Toy Time

Wed, Jan 29   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Wed, Jan 29   10:00 am to 8:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults exhibitions

To observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Bay Ridge library will have a special exhibit on Jewish Refuges in Shanghai during WWII.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a...

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

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

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   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

Build with LEGO

Wed, Jan 29   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids build with duplo build with lego

Come play with our extensive collection of LEGO, DUPLO, and other building toys, with materials suitable for ages 2-12. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Build with LEGO

Japanese 101

Wed, Jan 29   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Teens anime and manga japanese

Japanese manga has become very popular in the US. Titles such as Naruto, Sailor Moon, and Fairy Tail continue to be well loved.

Many fans of manga, anime, and video games, develop an interest in learning Japanese, so let’s practice...

Japanese 101

Chess Workshop

Wed, Jan 29   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Drop-in and learn strategy from our chess grandmaster master William De Castillo. Play a game with other kids in the neighborhood and watch yourself become a master while having fun!

All ages - all levels.

Chess Workshop

Research Refracted: Artist/Archivist: An Intersecting Praxis

Wed, Jan 29   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art

Adults artist talks Artists and Archives brooklyn collection brooklyn history

During this event, participants will explore work that lives at the intersection of art and archives. Joyce LeeAnn, an interdisciplinary artist, will perform Archival Flesh, a work in progress piece that she deepened as a 2019 MoCADA Creator in...

Register
Research Refracted: Artist/Archivist: An Intersecting Praxis

JAN
30

Older Adult Wellness -- "Sit Down to Get Down!"

Thu, Jan 30   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Older Adults fitness health and wellness

Join local expert Akwesi Asante for an hour-long class using chair exercise, mindfulness, and meditation!  This free, holistic, low-impat, and friendly class is a great way to support your healthy lifestyle!

Older Adult Wellness -- "Sit Down to Get Down!"

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Thu, Jan 30   1:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults exhibitions

To observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Bay Ridge library will have a special exhibit on Jewish Refuges in Shanghai during WWII.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a...

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Dungeons and Dragons

Thu, Jan 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Teens game on

The Campaign has reached the midpoint. Many challenges still remain and the quest is far from over. 

Will you join our adventuring Party and help them defeat  the evil forces that haunt Phandalin?

Join us for a Dungeons...

Dungeons and Dragons

Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

Thu, Jan 30   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Wash and Fold Super Laundry

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

**This program takes place at the Wash and Fold Super Laundry at 647 Powell Street**

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too! Come join a BPL children’s librarian who will lead...

Featured Event
Family Storytime at the Laundromat!

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...

Register
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

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

English Conversation Group

Thu, Jan 30   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

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...

Register
Start Smart: Financial Projections Session 2

JAN
31

Toy Time

Fri, Jan 31   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Toy Time

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

Fri, Jan 31   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults exhibitions

To observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Bay Ridge library will have a special exhibit on Jewish Refuges in Shanghai during WWII.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a...

Jewish Refuges in Shanghai Exhibit

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

English Conversation Group

Fri, Jan 31   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, friendly environment. No registration required.

English Conversation Group

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

Game On!

Fri, Jan 31   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Kids game on video games

Play video games with your friends. 

Game On!

Kid Tech Time

Fri, Jan 31   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids kids tech time techknowledge teen tech time video games

Tired after a long week of school? Come to the Carroll Gardens Library on Fridays @ 4 PM in order to enjoy playing video games on the Nintendo Switch or play solo games on our iPads!@

Kid Tech Time

Kid Tech Time

Fri, Jan 31   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Kids kids tech time techknowledge teen tech time video games

Tired after a long week of school? Come to the Carroll Gardens Library on Fridays @ 4 PM in order to enjoy playing video games on the Nintendo Switch or play solo games on our iPads!

Kid Tech Time

FEB
1

Toy Time

Sat, Feb 1   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Free play with our educational toys! All ages welcome. 

Toy Time

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