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OCT
19

Universal Makerspace!: Making Music

Sat, Oct 19   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd developmental disabilities inclusive services learning disabilities

Sound off if you love music! Create your own instruments! Get to know sound! 

 

For ages 13 and up with and without disabilities.    

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Universal Makerspace!:  Making Music

Build with LEGO

Sat, Oct 19   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids build with lego

This Archtober, release your inner engineer and build NYC inspired creations with LEGOs at the library!
Ages 6-10.

Build with LEGO

Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Sat, Oct 19   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults movies music techknowledge

Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons has equipment you can use to transform your analog audiocassettes, VHS  videocassettes, and vinyl records into digital files.

To celebrate New York Archives Week, we want to show you how to do...

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Making Your Tapes and Records Digital: An Info Session about Digital Conversion Tools at the Library

Saturday Storytime

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

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   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

Crochet Circle

Sat, Oct 19   3:45 pm to 4:45 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults all ages arts and crafts knitting and crocheting

Ready to start a new hobby or perfect an old one?

Join us Saturdays from 3:45 to 4:45 for our peer-run crochet program on the main floor of the branch.

Crochet Circle

OCT
20

BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

Sun, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adult learning ctle first five years platbpl

Gender Development, Expression and Play (CTLE Credits: 3)

In this workshop, we will learn about and discuss gender development in young...

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BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Gender Development, Expression and Play

OCT
21

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Mon, Oct 21   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

G . O . A . T. (Games on a Table)

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens table-top & board games teen time

Drop in for tabletop gaming.

We have games on hand but you are also welcome to bring your own games and hand held devices (Switch, 3DS, etc) .

G . O . A . T.  (Games on a Table)

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Oct 21   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

After School Homework Help

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Do It Yourself: DIY

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 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

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

Get to Know Your Camera

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Learn photography basics like camera settings, resolution, exposure levels, composition theory, and shot types that make your pictures pop.

Presented by BRIC, BPL's lead...

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Get to Know Your Camera

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

Tue, Oct 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, ask for feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)

After School Homework Help

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Teen Tech Time Cancelled

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Teens, age 12+, battle it for supremacy playing SuperSmash Brothers or racing to the number 1 spot in Mario Kart. 

Have fun! Make friends! Get a free book!*

Teen Tech Time is a welcoming sapce.

Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time: Intro to Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens internet safety teen tech time teen time

Brooklyn Public Library is collaborating with the two other New York City public library systems (Queens Public and New York Public) to celebrate Data Privacy Week. Teens will learn how to protect their identity and interact safely on the...

Teen Tech Time: Intro to  Internet Safety & Privacy For Teens

DIY for Teens

Tue, Oct 22   4:15 pm to 5:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Teens arts and crafts diy

Explore your Creative side

DIY for Teens

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

OCT
23

Toddler Time

Wed, Oct 23   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, Oct 23   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

Write Stuff Wednesdays

Wed, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens creative writing teen time

Teens, let your creativity come to life! Are you working on a play, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to get your creative juices flowing and see what happens.

We’ll focus on generating new writing...

Write Stuff Wednesdays

After School Homework Help

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

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Game On: Hoop Dreams

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Brownsville Library

Teens arts and crafts community partner teen time video games

This October 2019, The Brownsville Branch in partnership with Universe City will combine art, video games, and basketball!

As an extension of your Youth Council's Spring Game On: Video Game and Basketball Tournament, this season we'...

Game On: Hoop Dreams

Teen Gaming

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

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Come play video games on the Wii U or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

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!

Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Wed, Oct 23   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In the October 2019 Philosophy in the Library, co-presented by Brooklyn Public Philosophers and curated by Ian Olasov, Jennifer Morton discusses upward mobility in education. Upward mobility through higher education has been an article...

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Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

OCT
24

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 24   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Spanish Storytime

Thu, Oct 24   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

Brainy Babies

Thu, Oct 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books Brainy Babies

Join us for free, brain-building storytimes for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Families will learn fun activities to build young brains and learn about community resources.

Prepare your baby for3-K and toddler for Pre...

Brainy Babies

Recruiting for 2020 Census Workers

Thu, Oct 24   2:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults 2020 census career

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 $20 per hour!

You will have the opportunity to learn about...

Recruiting for 2020 Census Workers

After School Homework Help

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

Make a Digital Story for Mac

Thu, Oct 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your...

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Make a Digital Story for Mac

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts

Thu, Oct 24   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, 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

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran Trujillo

Thu, Oct 24   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Red Hook Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran Trujillofrom 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran Trujillo

Make a Movie on Your Phone

Thu, Oct 24   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Learn how to use mobile devices to make compelling short-form videos. We will discuss storyboard frame composition, audio and lightning, as well as exploring iMovie and Movie Maker.

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Make a Movie on Your Phone

OCT
25

Story Play

Fri, Oct 25   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

Ipad Bingo

Fri, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults community partner game on!

Join us for a fun and friendly game of bingo played in a new and interesting way!

Ipad Bingo

After School Homework Help

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

Kids after school homework help

Home-Work Help

After School Homework Help

OCT
26

Workshop for Paid Care Workers: Workplace Rights and Interview & Negotiation Training

Sat, Oct 26   9:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business career

Topics will include:

Overview of Paid Care Division within NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Workplace rights, including Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, Paid Safe and Sick Leave, wage and hour rules Alternative...
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Workshop for Paid Care Workers: Workplace Rights and Interview & Negotiation Training

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

Sat, Oct 26   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids 400 Years Later movies

The 400th year since enslaved Africans were brought to North America (1619) is being commemorated across the United States. Join us for this series of films that explore and celebrate African American History.  

This month we...

Movies at the Library: 1619: 400 Years Later

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   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

Crochet Circle

Sat, Oct 26   3:45 pm to 4:45 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults all ages arts and crafts knitting and crocheting

Ready to start a new hobby or perfect an old one?

Join us Saturdays from 3:45 to 4:45 for our peer-run crochet program on the main floor of the branch.

Crochet Circle

Notes on the Middle Passage

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Ann L. Chinn, founder of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Saidiya Hartman (author, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route) discuss the history of the middle passage,...

Notes on the Middle Passage

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

In this session, Matt Sandler will introduce the role of poetry in abolitionist organizing and Black community-building. Contemporary poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and t'ai freedom ford will perform the work of nineteenth-century Black poet-...

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

One rarely associates fashion with slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In fact, fashion, which all its connotations of autonomy and self-determination, can be seen as the antithesis of slavery, the most extreme form of deprivation of...

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

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