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JUN
4

Sustaining an Uprising: Alternatives to Policing and Where to Go From Here

Thu, Jun 4   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Across the country people are rising up in protest against police brutality—only to be met with more police brutality. How can we demand accountability? What are the limits of 'police reform,' and what would investing in our communities—...

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Sustaining an Uprising: Alternatives to Policing and Where to Go From Here

Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Thu, Jun 4   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Town Hall Virtual Programming

How are you doing? What do you need help with? What’s the most helpful thing you’ve experienced during this time?

We want to hear the answers to these questions.

The Open Newsroom is back, and this time we’re virtual. We’ll be...

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Virtual Open Newsroom: THE CITY and Brooklyn Public Library

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Thu, Jun 4   6:00 pm to 7:30 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

JUN
5

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Jun 5   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.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Knit Together

Fri, Jun 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults fiber arts knitting and crocheting Virtual Programming

We can all sit in our homes and knit by ourselves, or we can knit together! Join us for a Zoom knitting/crocheting hangout and share your projects and your morning coffee. 

**Registration required!

We will be using Zoom to...

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Knit Together

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Fri, Jun 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

There are many benefits of yoga: improved strength, flexibility and mental clarity, as well as improved posture and reduced stress. Chair Yoga is a non-intimidating way to start practicing yoga…and you don’t have to worry about getting up and...

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Mind Your Business: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Entities and Contracts

Fri, Jun 5   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business small business Virtual Programming

Many aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t know where to start when it comes to protecting their personal and business assets. This lack of knowledge can cost these owners their most important resources: money and time. This...

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Mind Your Business: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Entities and Contracts

Dyker Singers Virtual Vocal Workshop

Fri, Jun 5   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

Please join Dyker Singers Vocal Group every Friday afternoon on Zoom. You'll learn all kinds of songs led by our piano teacher Carolyn Clark. If you're interested, please send email to [email protected]

Dyker Singers Virtual Vocal Workshop

Teen Show & Tell

Fri, Jun 5   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults conversations teen time Virtual Programming

 

With remote learning and Zoom meetings, we've been getting glimpses into each other's homes.  Let's make it intentional with a good old fashioned Show & Tell!  

We'll share some of our favorite/...

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Teen Show & Tell

Virtual English Conversation Group

Fri, Jun 5   3:30 pm to 5:00 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

BPL Virtual Mario Kart Tournament

Fri, Jun 5   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Social distancing got you down? Remote learning stressing you out? Got a Nintendo Switch? Join us for BPL's Virtual Mario Kart session!

Play against your friends and folks from all across Brooklyn and dominate the race! All skill levels...

BPL Virtual Mario Kart Tournament

Three Romantic Craft Workshops: Tea Stained Origami Flower Bouquet

Fri, Jun 5   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

Join artist and fashion designer Laura Eliason of Arguing the Mobius in this three-video craft series. The first craft is a Tea Stained Origami Flower Bouquet! 

Supplies needed:

paper ruler scissors glue tea mug

...

Three Romantic Craft Workshops: Tea Stained Origami Flower Bouquet

JUN
6

American Sign Language {ASL}

Sat, Jun 6   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults adult learning creative aging Virtual Programming

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.” You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn basic...

American Sign Language {ASL}

Mapping Our Digital Selves: Zine Making with Maamoul Press

Sat, Jun 6   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults arts and crafts comics Cool Work x Interesting People humanities and art

Please note: This workshop is designed for adults 17+.

In the time of COVID-19, our lives are mediated more than ever through technology. We appear in one another's homes and interact with our colleagues and loved ones through digital...

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Mapping Our Digital Selves: Zine Making with Maamoul Press

Charla del censo 2020: Mi existencia... Cuenta!

Sat, Jun 6   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census immigrant services spanish

Acompañe a la Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn, la Federación Hispana, y CUNY el 6 de junio para hablar sobre los beneficios y el impacto del censo en nuestra comunidad. 

Registre aquí: https://bit.ly/todoscontamos...

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Charla del censo 2020: Mi existencia... Cuenta!

Virtual Book Club: BYOB/Bring Your Own Book

Sat, Jun 6   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults book club book discussion humanities and art Virtual Programming

Join Brooklyn Heights librarian Claire for this chat about what we're reading through video conference call. For this Bring Your Own Book ("BYOB") book discussion, make your own choice of book and tell us why you would (or wouldn't...

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Virtual Book Club: BYOB/Bring Your Own Book

JUN
7

This Might Help: A Poetry Class

Sun, Jun 7   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults national poetry month poetry Virtual Programming

Classes are currently full. This page will update when space opens.

In this weekly workshop on Sunday afternoons, we will study poets who find comfort in the midst of difficulty.

We will examine comfort in all of its forms: love,...

This Might Help: A Poetry Class

Classical Interludes: Carlos Almeida

Sun, Jun 7   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents classical interludes Virtual Programming

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/vocalist Carlos Almeida has been living in New York since 1987. During his career, he has played with major Brazilian stars, including Beth Carvalho, Jorje Aragão, Alcione, Martinho da Vila, Jair...

Classical Interludes: Carlos Almeida

JUN
8

ESOL--Business English Classes

Mon, Jun 8   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

Latin Dance: Cumbia & Bachata

Mon, Jun 8   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Latin Dance is mainly derived from three styles: Native American, European, and African influences. Latin Dance is for Everyone! It doesn't matter what life throws at us or where we're from, once the tunes start playing and we start listening to...

Latin Dance: Cumbia & Bachata

Virtual English Conversation Group

Mon, Jun 8   1:00 pm to 2:30 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

Learn Latin Dance

Mon, Jun 8   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults fitness Virtual Programming

Take an afternoon break and get moving to the rhythm and music of Latin dance.  Instructor Leonardo Sardella from Friends of Argentine Tango will run through the steps of dances like the cha-cha, mamba, and salsa before turning up the music...

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Learn Latin Dance

Virtual Movement Challenge

Mon, Jun 8   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, Jun 8   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults conversations creative aging poetry

Our Oral History workshop with Dave Johnson. 

You can either connect through zoom video at Zoom Meeting https://NewSchool.zoom.us/j/969246783; Audio Only; please call: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York); Meeting ID: 969 246 783.

Creative Aging: Our Oral Histories

Creative Aging: Our Oral Histories

Mon, Jun 8   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

Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Mon, Jun 8   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults creative writing Virtual Programming writing workshop

Teens are invited to join author Zetta Elliott for a poetry workshop. Using examples from her own collection SAY HER NAME, Elliott will share warm-ups and prompts from her writing workbook FIND YOUR VOICE.

Participants must register and a...

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Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Criminal Justice Policy and the Pandemic: A National Perspective

Mon, Jun 8   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. At the same time, the people's revolt in response to the...

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Criminal Justice Policy and the Pandemic: A National Perspective

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Mon, Jun 8   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults storytime Virtual Programming

Social distancing got you down?

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 going to read chapter ten ("...

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Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

JUN
9

Access to Capital: How to get Capital for Your Business

Tue, Jun 9   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Adults business small business Virtual Programming

Learn about what type of loan programs the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to offer. Learn about the requirements for each loan program. Figure out if you qualify to participate and how the loan programs benefit the borrower.

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Access to Capital: How to get Capital for Your Business

Virtual Sign Language Class

Tue, Jun 9   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Events for Youth and Family inclusive services sign language

Our once in-person American Sign Language classes are now virtual! Join Sabrina, Communication Specialist from ADAPT Community Network, and Librarian Rachel, every Tuesday at 12pm.

This class is open to people of all...

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Virtual Sign Language Class

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Jun 9   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, Jun 9   1:30 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

Job Interviews: Making the Best Impression, Especially Now

Tue, Jun 9   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business career finance Virtual Programming

A Business & Career Librarian will discuss best practices in job interviews – what has changed about interviews since they mostly have gone virtual, as well as plenty of things that haven’t.  

Please note that you must RSVP...

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Job Interviews: Making the Best Impression, Especially Now

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Tue, Jun 9   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults table-top & board games teen tech time Virtual Programming

Hey teens! Are you bummed about social distancing but still want to game with your friends? Join us for a Dungeons and Dragons online game! Our librarians are going to make some awesome adventures for you! 


We are using...

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Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Virtual Board Games

Tue, Jun 9   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 BoardGameArena or an online platform. 

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...

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Virtual Board Games

Digital Meditation for Teens

Tue, Jun 9   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults health and wellness Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

Brooklyn Public Library invites teens to come together to find a moment of peace in these stressful times. Instructor Lavender Suarez will guide participants through simple meditation techniques (breathing exercises, gentle movement, relaxing...

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Digital Meditation for Teens

Green Series: The Condor and the Eagle Screening

Tue, Jun 9   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film green series Virtual Programming

The June Green Series presented by Brooklyn Public Library's BPL Presents features a screening and discussion of The Condor & the Eagle. 

The Condor and the Eagle documents the stories of four well-known Native environmental...

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Green Series: The Condor and the Eagle Screening

Tips for Surviving and then Thriving Through this Crisis

Tue, Jun 9   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults business community partner finance small business

This workshop will be an overview of the first three stages of actions to survive this crisis. It will help you define where you are and what you can do to emerge and thrive. 

Stage One is about survival and financial...

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Tips for Surviving and then Thriving Through this Crisis

Virtual Volunteer Tutor Information Session

Tue, Jun 9   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning hse Virtual Programming

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of your spring in-person programming to an online format. Do you want to help an adult who struggles to read or brush on their math skills virtually using an online...

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Virtual Volunteer Tutor Information Session

28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Brynna Tucker

Tue, Jun 9   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, moderated by Brynna Tucker

JUN
10

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

Wed, Jun 10   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, Jun 10   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

BCCC Virtual Census meeting

Wed, Jun 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census community partner

The Brooklyn Complete Count Committee (BCCC) hosts semi-monthly meetings to align on Census updates and initiatives in Brooklyn. Our focus is on increasing responses in low-response neighborhoods so that we can #MakeBrooklynCount 100%

BCCC Virtual Census meeting

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

Wed, Jun 10   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!

Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Wed, Jun 10   3:00 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning early literacy LGBTQ lgbtq pride month

Lindsay 'Lindz' Amer, a queer and non-binary LGBTQ+ creator, activist, and children's performer known for their popular webseries Queer Kid Stuff provides tools for developing LGBTQ+ inclusive programming, answering those tough questions, and the...

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Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Create What You're Feeling

Wed, Jun 10   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Calling all youth! Want to be given a chance to have your voice heard and express yourself creatively?

Please join us each month for a Zoom meetup where we will present a topic that has to do with current events and relevant issues. ...

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Create What You're Feeling

Bilingual Landscape Painting 山水画教学

Wed, Jun 10   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults arts and crafts creative aging Virtual Programming

Join award-winning artist and international instructor, Bill Graf, for this free workshop which includes six classes (Wednesdays, June 10th, 17th, and 24th; and Fridays, June 12th, 19th, and 26th) from 3:30-5:30 pm.  Open to all levels,...

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Bilingual Landscape Painting 山水画教学

Virtual Mystery Meeting

Wed, Jun 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults Virtual Programming

Solve a virtual mystery. 

This week we will try an odd version of Mysterium and Trivia Murder Mystery.  

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

 

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Virtual Mystery Meeting

Support Circle for Friends & Family of Incarcerated People (with guest lawyer from Bronx Defenders)

Wed, Jun 10   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Virtual Programming

This support group is lowkey and free, a place for those with incarcerated loved ones to be there for one another, vent, and share resources. Join the conversation! Anything shared with the group is completely confidential, and nobody except...

Support Circle for Friends & Family of Incarcerated People (with guest lawyer from Bronx Defenders)

Three Romantic Craft Workshops: Leather Fringe Earrings

Wed, Jun 10   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

Join artist and fashion designer Laura Eliason of Arguing the Mobius for the second of a three-video craft series. This craft is Leather Fringe Earrings! 

Supplies needed:

Cardstock Scissors Leather (9" x 3.25") Rotary...
Three Romantic Craft Workshops: Leather Fringe Earrings

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