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Imagination Playground

Sat, Aug 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

first five years

Join us this summer on Saturday mornings for imaginative & constructive play on Central Library’s Plaza. Rain location: Dweck Lobby on the lower level inside the library.

Imagination Playground

The Small Press Flea

Sat, Aug 18   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents

A summer market of your favorite local publishers and magazines, the Small Press Flea 2018 is the fifth installment of the Small Press Flea, co-presented by BOMB Magazine and Brooklyn Public Library.

SPF is located on Brooklyn Public...

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The Small Press Flea

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Aug 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

computer basics email

New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Story and Play

Sat, Aug 18   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Aug 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Chess Workshop

Sat, Aug 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

summer reading

Perfect your game with the help of an instructor, and play with friends!

Chess Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Aug 18   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

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English Conversation Group

Sun, Aug 19   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Change Agents Educator Series: Talking About Race in the Classroom (Secondary Educators)

Sun, Aug 19   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

change agents ctle platbpl

In this training, educators strengthen their analysis of how racism manifests in schools and classrooms, enhance their understanding of how racism affects youth, practice utilizing tools to address race and racism with students, and gain...

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Change Agents Educator Series: Talking About Race in the Classroom (Secondary Educators)

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Aug 19   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

world language conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required.

As of June 2018 the Japanese Conversation Group Schedule class has changed.

There will be just 3 classes...

Japanese Conversation Group

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Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Aug 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Aug 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

How to Incorporate Participatory Budgeting in Your School

Mon, Aug 20   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Trustees' Room

ctle platbpl

In this interactive workshop, come to a shared understanding of what participatory budgeting (PB) is and how it builds power in schools, learn about how it’s been working in schools from Phoenix to Brooklyn, and kick-start planning to bring PB to...

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How to Incorporate Participatory Budgeting in Your School

FREE CUNY Math Start Information Session

Mon, Aug 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Kingsborough Community College is partnering with Brooklyn Public Library to help you improve your math skills and apply to CUNY. If you’re interested in any of the following, this program is for you!

 

Starting or completing...

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FREE CUNY Math Start Information Session

Cinema: The Thin Man

Mon, Aug 20   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

movies movies at the library

Come see the charming mystery-romance on our large screen.

Cinema: The Thin Man

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Aug 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Computer Basics

Mon, Aug 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

techknowledge

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to hardware...

Computer Basics

English Conversation Group

Mon, Aug 20   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Summer Meals

Mon, Aug 20   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

free summer meals

Come in and have a free lunch on us. Ages 0-18

Summer Meals

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Aug 20   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance and, if so, help you enroll. Trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Mon, Aug 20   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

writing workshop

Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcomed. No prior writing experience is necessary.

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Preschool Story & Craft

Mon, Aug 20   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Come hear fun stories and make a craft. For ages 3-6.

Preschool Story & Craft

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Aug 20   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

career resume

Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

This is a Business & Career Center...

Resume Editing Help

English Conversation Group

Mon, Aug 20   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English! Free! No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Improve your research skills

Mon, Aug 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Conducting research is a fundamental skill for everyone. Whether you’re browsing websites or using scholarly materials such as journal articles, you need to know how to formulate good searches, evaluate your sources and organize information. This...

Improve your research skills

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English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

How to Incorporate Participatory Budgeting in Your School

Tue, Aug 21   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Trustees' Room

ctle platbpl

In this interactive workshop, come to a shared understanding of what participatory budgeting (PB) is and how it builds power in schools, learn about how it’s been working in schools from Phoenix to Brooklyn, and kick-start planning to bring PB to...

Register
How to Incorporate Participatory Budgeting in Your School

Digital Photo Enhancement

Tue, Aug 21   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bric

Retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. Get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program.

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Digital Photo Enhancement

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Louie

Tue, Aug 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents first five years music performance

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever-growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Louie

English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 21   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Summer Meals

Tue, Aug 21   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

free summer meals

Come in and have a free lunch on us. Ages 0-18

Summer Meals

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Aug 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Drop-In Computer Lab

Tue, Aug 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Drop-In Computer Lab

Beyond the Paywall: How to Access Online Magazines, Newspapers, and Movies for Free at the Library

Tue, Aug 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Learn how to access hundreds of popular magazines, read thousands of newspapers from around the world, and stream over 30,000 movies - all for free with your library card!

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Beyond the Paywall: How to Access Online Magazines, Newspapers, and Movies for Free at the Library

English Conversation Group

Tue, Aug 21   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Aug 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our WiiU is your WiiU every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance and more. (grades 6 and up.)...

Teen Tech Time

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Aug 21   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Understanding Financial Statements

Tue, Aug 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business finance

This workshop provides insight into understanding your business financial statements and how they can inform you to make smart financial and management decisions. Presented in partnership with TruFund Financial Services.

Register
Understanding Financial Statements

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Aug 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Aug 21   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we can help!  Join our free exam preparation groups!

Citizenship Prep Group

Staying Safe from Data Breaches and Online Harassment

Tue, Aug 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

internet safety

Aside from big data breaches, personal data that we want to keep private can end up on the public internet. Sometimes that data is found in the open and sometimes by breaches into your email or other online documents. In this workshop, we’ll go...

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Staying Safe from Data Breaches and Online Harassment

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Aug 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

world language conversation

Practice your Portuguese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration is required

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

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Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Aug 22   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

English Conversation Group

Wed, Aug 22   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Toddler Time

Wed, Aug 22   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months

Toddler Time

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Wed, Aug 22   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Business & Career Librarian. First come, first served.

Please note: Our staff members offer guidance on...

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

English Conversation Group

Wed, Aug 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Wed, Aug 22   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

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