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SEP
16

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Sep 16   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

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Sep 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 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

SEP
17

Library Quilting Challenge

Tue, Sep 17   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults arts and crafts fiber arts

Come create a quilt collage of your favorite book. Bring your sewing supplies if you have them. If not, we will have supplies for you. Think of what book you want to honor, do some research about the art work you want to use...

Library Quilting Challenge

Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: 1619-2019 African-American Commemoration: 400 Years of Perseverance

Tue, Sep 17   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival

1619-2019 African-American Commemoration: 400 Years of Perseverance. It is a global event. This year marks 400 years of perseverance by African Americans. Learn about the warrior Queen who fought the enslavers. Hear about the "20 and odd Africans...

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Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: 1619-2019 African-American Commemoration: 400 Years of Perseverance

SEP
18

Mental Health First Aid

Wed, Sep 18   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health mhfa

As part of the City's ThriveNYC initiative, the NYC Health Department is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers. This is an eight hour training. Mental Health First Aid trainings provide proven...

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Mental Health First Aid

Toddler Time

Wed, Sep 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

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Wed, Sep 18   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults environment gardening

Join the Human Impacts Institute in caring for our green spaces at the Williamsburg Public Library. Our goal: beautify the library grounds, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff...

Brooklyn Gardening Days

One-on-one Legal Clinic

Wed, Sep 18   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Legal assistance for start-ups and small business owners. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) answer your questions about commercial leases, contracts, intellectual property and legal structures. *Appointments must be...

One-on-one Legal Clinic

SEP
19

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Sep 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

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Thu, Sep 19   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults diy knitting and crocheting

This program is for ages 14 and up. Just bring your imagination, patience, and willingness to learn! Relax and create a gift you can say you made yourself.

 

All materials will be provided for you.

Learn How To Cross-Stitch/Embroider

Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: Leila Taylor discusses Darkly

Thu, Sep 19   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival

To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence...

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Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: Leila Taylor discusses Darkly

SEP
20

Story Play

Fri, Sep 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

SEP
21

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 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

SEP
22

Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

Sun, Sep 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brooklyn Borough Hall

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival conversations

*This event will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza's main stage located at 209 Joralemon Street.

Second Read is BPL’s series of live-criticism examining the work of contemporary and canonical classics. Susan Sontag, the...

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Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

SEP
23

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Mon, Sep 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

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

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Sep 23   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

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Sep 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 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

SEP
24

Identity Theft Seminar

Tue, Sep 24   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults internet safety

At this seminar, Rey Tariche, Flushing Bank Senior Vice President/Chief Security Officer, and former FBI Agent, will discuss the best ways for you to DETER identity thieves, DETECT identity theft, and DEFEND against identity theft as soon as it...

Identity Theft Seminar

SEP
25

Toddler Time

Wed, Sep 25   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

Ask a Tech

Wed, Sep 25   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

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

Co-presented with Greenlight Books, BPL Presents musician and activist Billy Bragg, in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. Bragg diagnoses the crisis of accountability in Western democracies in this new series of political...

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

SEP
26

Children's Sing-Along

Thu, Sep 26   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years music

Sing along at the top of your lungs to all of your favorite children's songs like "Wheels on Bus" and  "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"!  We'll be accompanied by a guitarist and all the lyrics will be displayed on a...

Children's Sing-Along

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Sep 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

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...

Featured Event
Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Thu, Sep 26   5:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses...
Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets 2

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

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

Adults 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...

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ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

SEP
27

Story Play

Fri, Sep 27   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

SEP
28

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Sep 28   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

SEP
30

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Mon, Sep 30   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

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

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Sep 30   3:30 pm to 4:30 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

OCT
1

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

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Wed, Oct 2   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults environment gardening

Join the Human Impacts Institute in caring for our green spaces at the Williamsburg Public Library. Our goal: beautify the library grounds, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff...

Brooklyn Gardening Days

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

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 3   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

Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island

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 on Gun Island

OCT
5

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...

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

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 on Antisocial

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 on Antisocial

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.

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sunny Songsters

OCT
9

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Wed, Oct 9   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults environment gardening

Join the Human Impacts Institute in caring for our green spaces at the Williamsburg Public Library. Our goal: beautify the library grounds, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff...

Brooklyn Gardening Days

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

OCT
10

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 10   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

OCT
12

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

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

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

Brooklyn Gardening Days

Wed, Oct 16   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults environment gardening

Join the Human Impacts Institute in caring for our green spaces at the Williamsburg Public Library. Our goal: beautify the library grounds, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff...

Brooklyn Gardening Days

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
17

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 17   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

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