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MAY
25

ESOL--Business English Classes

Mon, May 25   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Learn English!

Brooklyn Public Library offers free advanced business English classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business.  Improve your business vocabulary, broaden your understanding of American...

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ESOL--Business English Classes

2020 Census Q&A with the BPL Census Navigator Team

Mon, May 25   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census Office Hours Virtual Programming

Join us on the Brooklyn Public Library Twitter page for a Live event featuring the BPL Census Navigator team. Get real time help with your census questions, learn why a complete count is so important in Brooklyn, and complete your 2020 Census...

2020 Census Q&A with the BPL Census Navigator Team

Virtual Movement Challenge

Mon, May 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Seraphina is thrilled for the opportunity to join together over the next 6 weeks to grow as a community of movers and body enthusiasts! Our sessions together will act as a space to hold each other accountable to be consistent and to play. While...

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Virtual Movement Challenge

Creative Aging: Our Oral Histories

Mon, May 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults conversations creative aging poetry

Our Oral History is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events or everyday life. Dave Johnson will make the sharing experience of your stories fun and exciting. 

To register,...

Creative Aging: Our Oral Histories

Virtual Census Storytime - Spanish

Mon, May 25   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years 2020 census first five years spanish storytime

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

Join us for virtual Spanish storytime with books, songs, and tips in Spanish for...

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Virtual Census Storytime - Spanish

Managing Your Finances During Covid-19

Mon, May 25   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults finance Virtual Programming

In this crisis, everyone's financial situation has changed. This workshop from Bedford Stuvesant Restoration Corporation will help you make the most of available resources and negotiate the best terms to manage your finances successfully and...

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Managing Your Finances During Covid-19

Mr. Mike's Dinoasur of the Day: Stegosaurus

Mon, May 25   5:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Virtual

Kids research Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike reads about the Stegosaurus, a dinosaur with a small head and an even smaller brain, but he had a tail to die for .  Click or cut and paste the link below to access the video.

https://www.facebook.com/BPLboroughpark/...

Mr. Mike's Dinoasur of the Day: Stegosaurus

Storytime With Captain Jack: Manic Monday

Mon, May 25   7:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts bedtime stories performance storytime

Watch Captain Jack teach proper hand washing techniques, sing, teach pirate words that begin with V, teach how to make a miniature treasure chest, reads the book Backbeard: Pirate for Hire, and have a puppet read A Captain’s Quandary, a pirate...

Storytime With Captain Jack: Manic Monday

MAY
26

Virtual Storytime

Tue, May 26   10:00 am to 10:30 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...

Virtual Storytime

Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Tue, May 26   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

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

Join Kelly Brennan for a fun yoga practice! Toddlers will explore yoga poses and breathing in...

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Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Wild Rumpus Storytime

Tue, May 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time Virtual Programming

Join Ms. Lea from the New Lots branch for a wild rumpus virtual storytime with books, songs, and rhymes. View the broadcast on the New Lots Facebook Page at 11am.

Wild Rumpus Storytime

Virtual Spanish/English Storytime with NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca

Tue, May 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years 2020 census multilingual storytime read the city spanish

Please join us for Virtual Storytime with special guest reader NY City Council Member Carlos Menchaca! We will be sharing stories, songs, and rhymes to encourage families to fill out their 2020 Census forms together! View the broadcast...

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Virtual Spanish/English Storytime with NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Joelle Lurie

Tue, May 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join jazz vocalist Joelle Lurie, of her kids focused band, Jojo & The Pinecones, for a digital set of upbeat standards and originals to be enjoyed by all ages. She’s brought her music to family audiences at Lincoln Center, BAM, Lollapalooza,...

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Joelle Lurie

Virtual Storytime

Tue, May 26   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...

Virtual Storytime

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, May 26   12:15 pm to 1:30 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

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, May 26   1:30 pm to 3:00 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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

DQSH Livestream: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess

Tue, May 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour Virtual Programming

Join Lil Miss Hot Mess for a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour celebrating the launch of her new book, THE HIPS ON THE DRAG QUEEN GO SWISH SWISH SWISH! This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo...

DQSH Livestream: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess

Book Adventures: Draw Like Bebe Gunn

Tue, May 26   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime Virtual Programming

This afternoon, we'll read "Bebe" from Loius Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School and spend some time practicing drawing.

Come ready with your supplies and join us live at the Adams Street Library and the Annex...

Book Adventures: Draw Like Bebe Gunn

Virtual Board Games

Tue, May 26   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Meet up online and play a really easy game using Tabletopia or BoardGameArena. 

We will have a meeting in Zoom or Discord at first. I will send out a link at 3:15. Then we can decide on a game and I can walk you through joining...

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Virtual Board Games

Mindfulness and My Art

Tue, May 26   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen time Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Attendees will undergo a series of four Mindfulness Techniques that they will do before they start on a series of four forms of Artistic Expression. Youth will walk away from this experience with strategies for achieving well being in their daily...

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Mindfulness and My Art

Criminal Justice Policy and the Pandemic in New York

Tue, May 26   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

The COVID-19 public health crisis has created a “natural experiment” in policing and criminal justice policy as cities and states struggle to deal with the pandemic in jails and prisons. This is a moment of opportunity in the long movement to end...

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Criminal Justice Policy and the Pandemic in New York

Temping During Coronavirus: Bridging the Gap in Your Career

Tue, May 26   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults career finance Virtual Programming

Temporary hire job opportunities may not always seem like an attractive option especially to job seekers who prefer the seeming security of direct hire positions. Yet in a labor market with more workers than available career opportunities,...

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Temping During Coronavirus: Bridging the Gap in Your Career

28th Amendment Town Hall in your Neighborhood, moderated by Brian Tate

Tue, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 28th Amendment bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th...

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28th Amendment Town Hall in your Neighborhood, moderated by Brian Tate

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Tue, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global foot print. Indeed, for the first time in more than two centuries, the Euro-American dominance in the...

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Tue, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults storytime Virtual Programming

Social distancing got you down? Remote learning stressing you out?

Welcome to Chapter to Chapter, a older kid/teen-friendly "storytime" (but it's really for everyone) to help you relax at the end of the day! 

This week, we're...

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Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

MAY
27

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

Wed, May 27   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English online using the We Speak NYC videos from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. We will meet on Zoom video calls. 

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

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We Speak NYC Conversation Group

ESOL--Business English Classes

Wed, May 27   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning english conversation group esol

Learn English!

Brooklyn Public Library offers free advanced business English classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business.  Improve your business vocabulary, broaden your understanding of American...

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ESOL--Business English Classes

Virtual Falls Prevention Workshop (Espanol)

Wed, May 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging spanish Virtual Programming

 Cada año, uno de cada tres neoyorquinos mayores experimenta una caída, y aproximadamente la mitad de estas caídas ocurren en el hogar. Aunque las caídas son comunes, no necesitan ser una parte normal del envejecimiento. Dado que las...

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Virtual Falls Prevention Workshop (Espanol)

Create a Memory Book with Photos and Life Stories

Wed, May 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Make a beautiful collection of your life stories and family photos with Vita Story Club. Every week, we'll gather as a group on Zoom to share our photos and the stories behind them. We'll help you preserve them in a personal memory book to make a...

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Create a Memory Book with Photos and Life Stories

Philosophy Discussion Group (Virtual Programming via Zoom)

Wed, May 27   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults philosophy in the library Virtual Programming

Please join us for a discussion on the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the relevance of his ideas for our times. This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive...

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Philosophy Discussion Group (Virtual Programming via Zoom)

Cuentos virtuales para niños en español (Virtual Spanish Storytime)

Wed, May 27   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime spanish Virtual Programming

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores en la página Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook. (Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers on the Brooklyn...

Cuentos virtuales para niños en español (Virtual Spanish Storytime)

Creative Aging: What's Your Story? We'd like to know!

Wed, May 27   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming writing workshop

WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY IT'S IMPORTANT!

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to tell the story we want to tell. Your experiences, your feelings, your thoughts, your struggles – it’s all part of your story.

And your story is...

Creative Aging: What's Your Story? We'd like to know!

Meet the Author Readings and Workshops: Why Am I Me?

Wed, May 27   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents Virtual Programming

Author/Illustrator Selina Alko will create a Venn Diagram showing what she & her co-illustrator, Sean Qualls, have in common and also the things that make them unique (their differences). She will lead a brief discussion about identity and...

Meet the Author Readings and Workshops: Why Am I Me?

Virtual Mystery

Wed, May 27   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults table-top & board games Virtual Programming

Solve a virtual mystery. 

This week we will try an escape room. Next week Mysterium, Time Stories or whatever else works.

Register so that I can send you the link to Zoom. Hope to hear from you soon. 

 

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Virtual Mystery

Managing your Student Loan Wisely

Wed, May 27   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults finance Virtual Programming

Student loans are complicated! This workshop from Bedford Stuvesant Restoration Corporation Financial Counselor Julian Stillman will explain how to ensure you will pay the lowest rate and access the best program terms that work for you...

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Managing your Student Loan Wisely

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, May 27   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

Virtual support circle for families and friends of incarcerated New Yorkers

Wed, May 27   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Join us for a Zoom call to share your experience of having a loved one incarcerated during the coronavirus crisis. Hear about and share resources and supports. We will also be inviting advocates and activists into these circles to give updates...

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Virtual support circle for families and friends of incarcerated New Yorkers

National External Diploma Program (NEDP) Info. Session

Wed, May 27   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career hse Virtual Programming

Looking for a different way to earn your high school equivalency diploma? The National External Diploma Program could be right for you!

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is an applied performance assessment system that assesses...

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National External Diploma Program (NEDP) Info. Session

Virtual Book Club: If Beale Street Could Talk

Wed, May 27   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion humanities and art Virtual Programming

We are holding our monthly book discussion online! Join Claire from Brooklyn Heights for this chat about James Baldwin's novel If Beale Street Could Talk through video conference call.

We will be using Zoom to host this program...

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Virtual Book Club: If Beale Street Could Talk

Message from the Library with David Grossman

Wed, May 27   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

Message from the Library hosts leading cultural figures commissioned by BPL to reflect on today’s most critical issues in our local and global communities. The series is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space...

Message from the Library with David Grossman

Leonard Library Classics Book Club presents for Discussion : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wed, May 27   7:30 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning book club book discussion

Please join us on in the comfort of your own home on ZOOM as we discuss Emily Bronte's great novel of passion Wuthering Heights. 
 

Every Wednesday evening we will discuss one or more chapters.

registration is...

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Leonard Library Classics Book Club presents for Discussion : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Knit, Crochet & Sew Together

Wed, May 27   7:30 pm to 8:15 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

Live via ZOOM: Jason Stanley on How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Wed, May 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join author Jason Stanley as he discusses his book How Fascism Works in a virtual book discussion. Stanley will be in conversation with Jonathan Metzl.

As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar...

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Live via ZOOM: Jason Stanley on How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

MAY
28

Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Day Celebration

Thu, May 28   8:00 am to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults bklyn incubator civic engagement Cycle Alliance Virtual Programming

STAND UP & TALK ABOUT PERIODS: Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day! Join the Teens of Cycle Alliance for a day of Advocacy and Support. Support Period Equity and End Period Shaming

Participate in our social media campaign:

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Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Day Celebration

Musical Yoga Storytime

Thu, May 28   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

Virtual English Conversation Groups

Thu, May 28   10:15 am to 11:45 am   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 Groups

Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y)

Thu, May 28   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years toddler time toddler yoga yoga and meditation

Sing and stretch with  Ms Liz during Toddler Yoga! For toddlers 18 to 36 months.

**Registration Required!

We will be using Zoom to host this program, space is limited, and you will need either a computer with audio and...

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Yoga for Toddlers (18m-3y)

Virtual Storytime

Thu, May 28   10:30 am to 11:00 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...

Virtual Storytime

Woman’s Support Group

Thu, May 28   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join a group of ladies at Dyker Heights to share everything virtually.

Woman’s Support Group

After School Homework Help for Guardians

Thu, May 28   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults homework help Virtual Programming

The goal of After School Homework Help for Guardians is to provide caretakers with the skills and tools to best help the children in their lives with the challenges presented by tele-learning.

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After School Homework Help for Guardians

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