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Recording, Producing, and Releasing Your Podcast From Home

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults podcasting and audio recording techknowledge Virtual Programming

When you’re producing a podcast at home, it’s helpful to have some tricks up your sleeve. In this class, we’ll walk through best practices for remote recording—including techniques for remote interviews, online recording tools, and how to get the...

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Recording, Producing, and Releasing Your Podcast From Home

Johanna Fernández on The Young Lords

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join us for a Zoom discussion of The Young Lords with Johanna Fernández.

Against the backdrop of America’s escalating urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions...

Johanna Fernández on The Young Lords

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations support groups Virtual Programming

The group is informal and completely free, it is a peer support group. This program is only for those who lost their loved ones to suicide.

No need to struggle alone. Come and share your story with other survivors for mutual support....

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Bedtime Stories with Miss Melisa

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Kids babies & books bedtime stories literacy storytime

Bring your favorite bedtime buddy for a special sleepytime storytime with Miss Melisa.

Bedtime Stories with Miss Melisa

Virtual Readaloud--The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on the Kensington Library Facebook page as we continue our serial reading of Melissa Caruso's new book, The Obsidian Tower.  This week, we'll enjoy chapters 15 and 16. 

Set in a world of magic and complicated...

Virtual Readaloud--The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

Wed, Aug 12   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Join us for a Zoom knitting/crocheting/sewing/fiber arts session to share your projects and hangout.

**Registration required!

We will be using Zoom to host...

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Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

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Musical Yoga Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Join us for a storytime for toddlers incorporating live music and yoga! View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library Facebook Page at 10:00AM.

Musical Yoga Storytime

BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Japanese Garden Scavenger Hunt

Thu, Aug 13   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to explore what’s in bloom in your neighborhood, how to identify some of the plants growing...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Japanese Garden Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years storytime toddler time

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join Ms. Abby for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to...

Virtual Storytime

"MAD Reads" with the Museum of Arts and Design

Thu, Aug 13   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass spanish Virtual Programming

MAD Reads, derivado de en un programa popular en MAD, es un taller en línea que será facilitado por un educador del museo para dar vida a un libro ilustrado a través de cuentos interactivos, exploración visual y creación artística. Los...

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"MAD Reads" with the Museum of Arts and Design

Cancelled - Virtual English Conversation Group Cancelled

Thu, Aug 13   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

 

This group on August 13th is cancelled. Please join us next week.

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information...

Cancelled - Virtual English Conversation Group

Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   10:30 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Ms. Olivia for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language developmental skills. View the live broadcast from the Windsor Terrace Library Facebook Page.

Virtual Storytime

Park Slope Library's Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**  

Come join one of the Park Slope Library children's librarians for a virtual storytime!...

Park Slope Library's Virtual Storytime

Woman’s Support Group

Thu, Aug 13   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join a group of ladies on Zoom at Dyker Heights to share everything virtually. Registration is required. Please send your email to [email protected] for invitation. 

Woman’s Support Group

Carroll Gardens Library's Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Carroll Gardens Library's Virtual Storytime

Call Out the Count

Thu, Aug 13   11:30 am to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census

Brooklyn Public Library, NYC Census, and YMCA of Greater New York invite you to Call Out the Count, a special 2020 Census phone banking party this Thursday, August 13. This is a virtual event featuring music and special guests, focused...

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Call Out the Count

Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Thu, Aug 13   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults support groups Virtual Programming

Facilitated by Jennette Selig, PD (DTI), CLEC, CCCE. Jennette is a neighborhood mom in North Brooklyn, childbirth educator, and lactation educator/counselor. 

**Registration Required!

We will be using Zoom to host this...

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Expecting and New Parents Support Group

Virtual Construction-Themed Storytime!

Thu, Aug 13   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Join us as we read some books about construction workers and construction machines!  And we'll look at some nearby cranes moving things around and people building tall buildings!

Virtual Construction-Themed Storytime!

Virtual English Conversation Group

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Summer Reading: Gary the Great

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Magician Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy, and juggling.

This hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved!

Register for the Zoom broadcast via the RSVP button.

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Summer Reading: Gary the Great

Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops with City Harvest

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning cooking health and wellness summer reading

We are delighted to announce a new series of workshops in collaboration with City Harvest!

Over the next six workshops, you will learn:

Learn new practices that will lead to lasting lifestyle changes Add easy new recipes on a...
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Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops with City Harvest

Signing a Commercial Lease | NYC SBS

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner small business Virtual Programming

Business owners know that securing the right commercial space is an important decision, but many are not prepared to enter the lease negotiation process. By effectively negotiating a lease agreement before signing it, small business owners can...

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Signing a Commercial Lease | NYC SBS

Virtual Microsoft Excel

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults microsoft office techknowledge Virtual Programming

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.

Cell basics

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Virtual Microsoft Excel

Storytime with Ms. Damla!

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids storytime Virtual Programming

Catch us live at 2 PM on the Mill Basin Library Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/MillBasinLibrary 

Storytime with Ms. Damla!

Nutrition Workshops

Thu, Aug 13   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Events for Youth and Family health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Join Maritza Fred, Commuity Nutrition Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension for this 6 week nutrition program, where you will prepare delicious healthy recipes and try physical activities. Those who attend 6 sessions will receive a...

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Nutrition Workshops

Teen Chess Basics Workshop

Thu, Aug 13   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Want to learn the tips and tricks used by the greatest chess players of all time? You're at the right place! 

Welcome to Teen Chess Basics Workshop!! 

Learn how to master your chess skills with LiChess!, used by the top...

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Teen Chess Basics Workshop

Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Thu, Aug 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Please join us every Thursday for a friendly competition for teens looking to interact and sharpen their chess skills simultaneously!

We will be using LiChess as the "Arena," meaning after one game is over, you will be put in...

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Teen Virtual Chess Arena

Resume & Career Help Live!

Thu, Aug 13   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Book Adventures: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Thu, Aug 13   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

In this program, we'll be reading Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe. We'll learn about famous artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat and then recreate one of his iconic works! 

Suggested materials:

paper markers, crayons, paint...
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Book Adventures: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Be Ready for College

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

How to gain access to resources for grants and scholarships, navigate Blackboard, and more.

To receive Zoom link, registration is required.

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Be Ready for College

Creative Writing for Teens

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Artists on Site creative writing Virtual Programming

 Whether you are looking for positive encouragement with your nearly completed novel, or you would like to try some poetry or short story writing exercises, this writing workshop is for you! Participants may share their writing and...

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Creative Writing for Teens

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids explore summer reading

Tune in for a favorite chapter (not necessarily the first) out of a book you might like, and please let us know in comments whether you'll be reading more :)

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you create an individual paper weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown...

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"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Erotica (The Darkside)

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion e-books Virtual Programming

You MUST have discord downloaded to your device and an account created. It is free! This server is for ages 18 and up. 
 

We will discuss the current book.
What are your likes or dislikes of it so far? If we’ve...

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Adult Book Club Book Discussion on Discord: Erotica (The Darkside)

NBA 2K Play with BPL

Thu, Aug 13   4:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults kids tech time teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Looking for a fun way to kill time during quarantine? Missing Basketball? Got a PlayStation 4? Join us for NBA 2K with the Library! 

Play with and against friends, family and the Library in various modes like “All Star Team Up, Pro-...

NBA 2K Play with BPL

Teen Time: Jeopardy

Thu, Aug 13   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading teen time Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Jeopardy! Ages 12-17 are welcome.

Online registration required. This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with access to the Zoom meeting prior to the event. 

This program is...

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Teen Time: Jeopardy

Reparations: Study Group

Thu, Aug 13   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism lectures and discussions

From the #cutthecheck billboard on 7th Avenue and Flatbush in Brooklyn, to Asheville, North Carolina’s city council’s recent vote to provide financial reparations to descendants of slaves, the talk around reparations is getting louder. ...

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Reparations: Study Group

Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Thu, Aug 13   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Town Hall Virtual Programming

Have questions about rent, employment or food? Let’s get some answers. 

The Virtual Open Newsroom is back, and this time we’ll bring in experts from organizations across the city to answer questions, share resources and shed some...

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Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Peniel Joseph on Martin and Malcolm

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Author Peniel Joseph discusses his dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, which upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans,...

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Peniel Joseph on Martin and Malcolm

Virtual Storytime

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime summer reading

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for Bedtime Stories this evening -- with books, songs, and tips for your...

Virtual Storytime

Borough Park Music Thursdays Presents Radiohead - Live from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 2012)

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Virtual

Adults live music music Virtual Programming

Recorded at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, USA on the 14th of April 2012 Setlist 00:00:45 Bloom 00:07:13 15 Step 00:11:20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 00:17:08 Morning Mr. Magpie 00:22:22 Staircase 00:26:55 The Gloaming 00:30:47...

Borough Park Music Thursdays Presents Radiohead - Live from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 2012)

Create and Tell: Watercolors 水彩画

Thu, Aug 13   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults artist talks arts and crafts chinese multilingual

Create and Tell is a series of online gatherings for anyone who wants to practice and hone art skills and gain feedback from others.  Participants are encouraged to show their work and tell their stories.  Starting from August 4th...

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Create and Tell: Watercolors 水彩画

Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Aug 13   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by after sundown, you never know what you will see....

Cinema Ephemera

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Virtual Dancercise

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming

Come Join Our Virtual Dancercise! We will be sharing a fun activity for all ages, with dance and creative movements. View the broadcast right here from the Brighton Beach Library Facebook page. These classes are pre-recorded, so if you can't make...

Virtual Dancercise

BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

This do-at-your-own-pace program will appear on the BCAP at Home page at 10am. 

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Zoom Virtual Storytime

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Storytime (Storyzoom?) with Kat from Adams Street Library and Annex for books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language development skills.

We will gather with Zoom!...

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Zoom Virtual Storytime

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Aug 14   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online on Zoom video. 

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Virtual Storytime with Miss Emily

Fri, Aug 14   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Stories, songs, fingerplays, feltboard games, puppets, and more! A short video storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will be available on the Red Hook Library's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BPLRedHook/)  beginning...

Virtual Storytime with Miss Emily

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Shine and the Moonbeams - create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter...

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Adult Role Models Program

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations health and wellness Healthy Communities

Adult Role Models (ARMs) are local parents and caring adults trained by Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to help parents and other caring adults communicate with their children about sexuality and strengthen parent-child relationships...

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Adult Role Models Program

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