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OCT
21

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sun, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos and scanning
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

English Conversation Group

Sun, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Sun, Oct 21   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults change agents ctle platbpl

Educators will establish basic understandings of gender diversity and approaches for applying them to their professional practice. This training takes participants through a review of basic gender concepts and terminology, and uses both...

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Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Oct 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy stem & steam ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Oct 21   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults 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 Scedule class has changed.

There will be just 3 classes for...

Japanese Conversation Group

Team Up to Read

Sun, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids team up to read

Free for children ages 5 to 9 and participating parents or caregivers!

Enjoy fun activities while learning new strategies to improve reading skills.

After attending Team Up To Read, 100% of families surveyed said their child...

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Team Up to Read

OCT
22

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

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

Adults

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

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Oct 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy spanish multilingual storytime

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

Morning Movies: Ghostbusters

Mon, Oct 22   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults movies movies at the library

Just in time for Halloween, come see the 1984 comedy classic.  Try not to get slimed!

Morning Movies: Ghostbusters

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults

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, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults 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, Oct 22   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

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

Mon, Oct 22   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop

Mon, Oct 22   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults

Foundation Center (http://www.fdncenter.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides information on private foundation and corporate funding. Center maintains online databases with detailed information on grants and foundations providing...

Foundation Center Database Searching Workshop

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Oct 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults 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

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Mon, Oct 22   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Mon, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens

Teens, join us for analog games (board games, card games, RPGs) and anime!

Every Monday at 4 PM in the Youth Wing.

Games include Magic: The Gathering, Exploding Kittens, Machi Koro, Sushi Go!, Munchkin, Dungeons and...

Teen Gaming and Anime Club

Resume Editing Help

Mon, Oct 22   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

Adults 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

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Mon, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back! Learn what it takes to create a viable fashion business! Up to twenty aspiring women's wear designers will be selected to participate in a 16-week intensive program. They will receive mentoring from industry...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Microsoft Word Basics an KREYÒL

Mon, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults business

Learn the basics of using, creating, and editing a document in Microsoft Word. Conducted in Haitian Creole.

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Microsoft Word Basics an KREYÒL

English Conversation Group

Mon, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Public/Private: Data Privacy in Public Spaces

Mon, Oct 22   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults artist talks internet safety

What does privacy mean in the public context? What happens when we consider our privacy, security, and safety as shared and public concerns? How do the stakes and the remedies change if we address digital privacy as communities, instead of as...

Public/Private: Data Privacy in Public Spaces

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (Part One: The Life of Greece)

Mon, Oct 22   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults book discussion

The Life of Greece (volume 2 of The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant)
We will be discussing Pericles and Athenian democracy, the life and philosophy of Socrates, and the exploits of Alexander the Great.

Please join us...

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (Part One: The Life of Greece)

Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Mon, Oct 22   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults book discussion

PART 5: DEMOCRATIC INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

“There is yet something else in America besides an immense and complete democracy and one can view the inhabitants of the New World from more than one point of view.”

America in the 1830s...

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Tocqueville's Democracy in America

2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

Mon, Oct 22   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

From Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, candidates challenging pro-business, pro-interventionist politics are being accused of anti-semitism. Norman Finkelstein, who has written extensively on the misuse...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Norman Finkelstein on Antisemitism as a Weapon of Mass Deflection

OCT
23

Free Financial Coaching

Tue, Oct 23   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

Featured Event
Free Financial Coaching

English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 23   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 23   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Come early to get a seat!

Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Make a Digital Story for Mac

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. You’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio...

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Make a Digital Story for Mac

English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 23   1:15 pm to 2:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Tue, Oct 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults 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)

Ask a Tech

Tue, Oct 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults 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.

Ask a Tech

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Tue, Oct 23   2:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

Kids can earn FREE books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

English Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Tue, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Need Homework Help? We Can Help!

Central Library (Youth Wing)

Grades K-8

Mondays: 3:00-6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 3:00-6:00 PM

 

This is a free service. No pre-...

After School Homework Help in the Youth Wing At Central

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens

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

Teen Tech Time

Build with LEGO

Tue, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

*For ages 6 to 12

Build with LEGO

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, Oct 23   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

Family Movie Night: Uncle Drew

Tue, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Come see the hit movie about a basketball team everyone thought was finished on our large screen. Free for all ages.

Parents and caregivers: Uncle Drew is rated PG-13.  Check out this site and IMDB's Parental...

Family Movie Night: Uncle Drew

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults 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

Resume Coaching

Tue, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults

From October through December receive resume assistance from a trained volunteer.

Job seekers will be provided individual help with resume, cover letter, and other employment related objectives.

Resume Coaching

Ballot Measure Forum

Tue, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

On November 6th, New Yorkers will be voting on 3 important ballot measures: campaign finance reform, civic engagement, and community board reform. This forum will explain all 3 propositions and provide a space for you to discuss them, ask...

Featured Event
Ballot Measure Forum

Citizenship Prep Group

Tue, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

Adults citizenship

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

Citizenship Prep Group

Brooklyn Bird Club presents: Horvath's of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR)

Tue, Oct 23   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults

Learn about the trials and tribulations of wildlife rehabilitation. Meet the Horvath's of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR) and some of their non-releasable wildlife and the stories behind them. Learn how you can make a...

Brooklyn Bird Club presents: Horvath's of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR)

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, Oct 23   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults 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

OCT
24

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, Oct 24   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

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

Babies and Books

Wed, Oct 24   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

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