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JUN
4

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

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

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

UKA (All Ages), 3 min.
By Valle Comba, NYICFF 2017

Watch: https://vimeo.com/247026939

Life for Uka is grey and dull until she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

Talking points:

How does Uka feel...
Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read Cuckoo- A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert.  Create a bird in the style of the illustrator, collage and papel picado (paper cutting).  

Supplies- Constrution paper, scissors...

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

Teaser Chapter

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

Kids book discussion early literacy kids explore

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.

Upcoming (...

Teaser Chapter

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

Yoga for Kids

Fri, Jun 5   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Ms. Corinne uses her imagination, storytelling, songs and help from her audience to travel through space and time! We’ll learn about different yoga techniques that teach us to be present, creative, and mindful, all while stretching our bodies...

Yoga for Kids

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

Virtual Storytime

Fri, Jun 5   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years early literacy 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

Miss Paula Makes Popsicles

Fri, Jun 5   11:00 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years arts and crafts Virtual Programming

Miss Paula and her two young assistants, Joseph and Jase, teach you how to make healthy popsicles using fruit juice and real fruit.  Click or cut and paste the link below to watch the video

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

Miss Paula Makes Popsicles

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

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

Fri, Jun 5   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

Create a shelter for a fantasy character of your choice in this interactive workshop. We will show some examples to get your imagination fired up. Then build your model along with the architect-educator from ArchforKids. A great family...

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

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

Virtual Storytime

Fri, Jun 5   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   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

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

Library Lab: Pasta Construction (Truss Bridges)

Fri, Jun 5   3:30 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids stem & steam summer reading Virtual Programming

Are you up for an engineering challenge?  Your challenge is to construct a bridge that billy goats can cross.  The only materials that you can use is pasta and glue.  We are using pasta to construct Truss bridge....

Library Lab: Pasta Construction  (Truss Bridges)

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

Tammy Hall Virtual Storytelling Event

Sat, Jun 6   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids live music storytime summer reading

Join storyteller Tammy Hall as she helps us Imagine Our Story with her spellbinding tales and hand-clapping songs.

Tammy Hall Virtual Storytelling Event

Virtual Ready Set Kindergarten

Sat, Jun 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten 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 Ready Set Kindergarten!  Explore early literacy practices...

Virtual Ready Set Kindergarten

Music With Emily: Family Sing-A-Long

Sat, Jun 6   11:30 am to 12:15 pm   Virtual

Kids music summer reading

Emily will get your children up and moving along to familiar songs and originals that will engage and entice them to sing along, clap along, jump along and just have fun! Bring any instruments to shake and play and feel free to type in song...

Music With Emily: Family Sing-A-Long

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}

Virtual Storytime

Sat, Jun 6   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   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 us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Storytime

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

Virtual Storytime- Transportation

Sun, Jun 7   11:00 am to 11:45 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!**   

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

Virtual Storytime- Transportation

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

Music With Emily: Family Sing-A-Long

Mon, Jun 8   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Kids music summer reading

Emily will get your children up and moving along to familiar songs and originals that will engage and entice them to sing along, clap along, jump along and just have fun! Bring any instruments to shake and play and feel free to type in song...

Music With Emily: Family Sing-A-Long

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

Joe The Magic Man

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

Kids Events for Youth and Family magic show summer reading Virtual Programming

Joe the Magic Man makes sure that all of his tricks and acts are enjoyable to all ages! From rabbits to doves and beyond!

***** Join us Via Zoom *****

Meeting ID: 824 6291 9067

Password: 12345


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Joe The Magic Man

Musical Perfonce with Mil’s Trills

Mon, Jun 8   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mil's Trills is performing a *special online concert* to help kids and families cope with being stuck at home due to the coronavirus crisis. Tune in, connect, and engage with original playful uplifting songs, and interactive songwriting...

Musical Perfonce with Mil’s Trills

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

Feel the Beat with Conroy Warren !

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

Kids live music summer reading

Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren.

It’s fun! It’s exciting! Imagine your musical story!

This virtual...

Feel the Beat with Conroy Warren !

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

Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga with Kelly Brennan

Tue, Jun 9   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

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 Babies & Books

Tue, Jun 9   10:45 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy first five years

Spend fifteen minutes with Macon children's librarians to learn lap rhymes, finger plays, and early literacy tips for interacting with your baby and fostering a lifelong love of reading.

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library...

Virtual Babies & Books

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

Tue, Jun 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents Events for Youth and Family summer reading Virtual Programming

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of music, colored pencil animations and storytelling. The music and ‘moving art’ shows are performed by two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter, cartoonist, and author, Morgan...

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

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