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Virtual Storytime

Sun, May 31   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

This Might Help: A Poetry Class

Sun, May 31   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

Music for Autism Presents: Jade Simmons

Sun, May 31   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids autism inclusive services live music

Jade is a one-of-a-kind artist who has built a one-of-a-kind career garnering diverse recognition from unlikely places. She’s played renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court, and her genre-bending...

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Music for Autism Presents:  Jade Simmons

JUN
1

ESOL--Business English Classes

Mon, Jun 1   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 Storytime

Mon, Jun 1   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

It is our Summer Reading Kickoff Day! This year's Theme is Imagine Your Story. Let your imagination run wild.**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**...

Virtual Storytime

Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Mon, Jun 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs.

View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library...

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Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Latin Dance: Cumbia & Bachata

Mon, Jun 1   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 1   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

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

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

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Magnificent castles appear in many fairy tales. They house a royal family, guards and many others. They are defensive structures designed to keep enemies out. Castles can also be places of secrets, with rooms where people and things can be hidden...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Learn Latin Dance

Mon, Jun 1   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 1   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 1   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

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Mon, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 4:00 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...

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Creative Aging: Our Oral Histories

Mon, Jun 1   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

The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

Mon, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids first five years storytime summer reading summer reading kickoff

Join us for Summer Reading Kickoff celebration and watch puppet shows based on fairy tales The Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Bears. We will be live on on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/304870493868452/

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The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

View the...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

"Quaranteen" Tie-Dye Project

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts summer reading kickoff teen time

A simple, mistake-free activity for teens! Everyone loves tie-dye t-shirts which are great for summer.

Join us on the Rugby Facebook Page at 3 PM.

"Quaranteen" Tie-Dye Project

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

Mon, Jun 1   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story. Book Adventures are designed for kids aged 5-12, but everyone is welcome to join! During this program, we will be reading "Wish" by Chris Saunders. After reading, we'll have a brief...

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

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Virtual Chess Workshop

Poetry with Zetta Elliott

Mon, Jun 1   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

Accepting Applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Mon, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents poetry Virtual Programming

The Brooklyn Public Library—in Collaboration with Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang—is accepting applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

The newly established annual poetry residency offers time, space,...

Accepting Applications for the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter

Mon, Jun 1   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

JUN
2

Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Tue, Jun 2   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...

Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Tue, Jun 2   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Michael Napolitano of Michael & The Rockness Monsters presents an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. The music is a exploration into the child’s subconscious that shines with creativity, catchy...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Jun 2   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

Let's Talk About Screen Time Balance for ages 0-5: A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

Tue, Jun 2   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years Media Mentorship

In partnership with Common Sense Media, BPL is delighted to offer this parent & caregiver workshop on how to balance screen time for young children. Technology is all around us, and research shows it can have a significant impact on the...

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Let's Talk About Screen Time Balance for ages 0-5: A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, Jun 2   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

Virtual Census Storytime - Russian

Tue, Jun 2   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years 2020 census first five years russian 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 Russian storytime with books, songs, and tips in Russian for your...

Virtual Census Storytime - Russian

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mime is the most ancient of the performing arts, and it is also something we use every day. Have you ever played Charades with your friends? That is mime. Do you like Hip Hop Dance? Mime is a huge part of it. Let’s explore all that we can say...

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read JackRabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph.   We are also going to learn about deciphering codes which relates to what we read. 

https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/...

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Virtual Board Games

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 5:00 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

Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style.  Recommended materials:  colored pencils or colored markers. 

Space is limited.   

Registration required.   

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Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

Digital Meditation for Teens

Tue, Jun 2   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

28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Craig Manbauman

Tue, Jun 2   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 Craig Manbauman

JUN
3

We Speak NYC Conversation Group

Wed, Jun 3   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 3   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

Navigating Your Child's Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!

Wed, Jun 3   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Central Library, Info Commons Room 5

Many situations require the assistance of an expert. We can provide one-to-one help for you and your child with:

Virtual school Individualized Education Program (IEP) process Early childhood...
Navigating Your Child's Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Wed, Jun 3   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Kids music summer reading Virtual Programming

Aly Sunshine is an integrated, educational, music and movement program designed for kids. Aly performs interactive songs that are designed to educate by utilizing melodies that are catchy and fun.

View the broadcast Live on Aly Sunshine...

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Wed, Jun 3   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Adults business research Virtual Programming

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jun 3, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   Register in advance for this meeting: https://candid.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUscu-prjovGdLV4qmV-XpKNEtJdRYCpY8b   After registering, you...
Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Managing Your Finances in these Uncertain Times

Wed, Jun 3   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Please make the time to join this important webinar to hear how to preserve your savings, manage debt during a crisis and whether or not to touch your investment accounts. The presentation will offer online resources and useful articles in...

Managing Your Finances in these Uncertain Times

Cuentos virtuales para niños en español (Virtual Spanish Storytime)

Wed, Jun 3   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, Jun 3   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!

Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Jun 3   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids multilingual storytime Virtual Programming

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

Join Brooklyn Beanstalk for a storytime in French and Spanish, this time featuring...

Beanstalk Storytime

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

We've all been forced to slow down a bit. In Neal's latest book with the late Kate Dopirak, we learn that a moment of mindfulness can be fun. A busy boy and his dog learn to slow down and enjoy life together... Brooklyn-based children's book...

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month teen time Virtual Programming

Join Cholula Lemon for a drag queen makeup tutorial! Kids ages 12-18 are welcome to learn how to apply eye makeup in a fabulous way during this one-hour workshop with Drag Queen Story Hour. Participants will learn techniques for applying eye...

Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading

Create your own chupacabra and use it to tell the story of The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman. Supplies: thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) or paper of any kind, markers. 

 

 

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

Virtual Mystery Meeting

Wed, Jun 3   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults 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 Meeting

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 3   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 Bedtime Stories

Wed, Jun 3   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bedtime stories Virtual Programming

Join the Central Youth Wing for virtual bedtime stories. Wear your Pajamas and bring a stuffie friend! 
 

This will be live from the Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook Page at 7pm.

Virtual Bedtime Stories

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

Wed, Jun 3   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

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