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NOV
16

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Nov 16   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

WE Connect Mentor Session with Small Business Strategist

Fri, Nov 16   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults business

Meet with Dr. Corrinne Graham, president of GRAHAM International Consulting and Research and a management consultant specializing in strategies for small business, research and training. Dr. Graham is one of WE NYC's WE Connect Mentors -...

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WE Connect Mentor Session with Small Business Strategist

CREATIVE ARTS: ORIGAMI AND RIBBON CRAFTING - Workshop Closed

Fri, Nov 16   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults arts and crafts

Come join us as you learn a new skill and use your imagination to create something that is one of a kind.  Registration is required.

CREATIVE ARTS: ORIGAMI AND RIBBON CRAFTING - Workshop Closed

Story Play

Fri, Nov 16   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

During this program we read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Story Play

AHRC on Broadway presents: Beauty and the Beast

Fri, Nov 16   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

Join us for a unique interpretation of this timeless tale.

AHRC on Broadway presents: Beauty and the Beast

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

Fri, Nov 16   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years first five years music storytime yoga

Join us for a musical toddler yoga storytime. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.

Musical Toddler Yoga Storytime

ESOL Conversation Group

Fri, Nov 16   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults english conversation group esol

Practice and improve your conversation skills and make friends with other English language learners from around the world.

ESOL Conversation Group

Latin Dance Class

Fri, Nov 16   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults

Come join our Latin Dance Class where you will learn Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia and Tango and the cultural history that is embedded in each dance.

 

 

Latin Dance Class

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, Nov 16   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)

Central Library Friday Film Club

Fri, Nov 16   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults movies

November is Katherine Hepburn film month. Today's film is Stage Door which also stars Ginger Rodgers and Lucille Ball. It chronicles the ambitions, dreams and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house. It was...

Central Library Friday Film Club

Watercolor Hour

Fri, Nov 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults arts and crafts

Join the Info Commons for a relaxing watercolor session and meet other art enthusiasts in Brooklyn. You can work on your own watercolor projects, paint from a still life, or simply do some coloring pages. All materials will be provided; if you...

Watercolor Hour

LDBA Free Art Fridays

Fri, Nov 16   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

Explore new techniques and materials in this visual arts workshop for children ages 4 to 12 years old!

Free Art Fridays is offered every two weeks and is presented by Williamsburg art school L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts.

The program is...

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LDBA Free Art Fridays

Teen Gaming & DIY

Fri, Nov 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens diy gaming gaming for teens teen tech time

Come play video games on the Wii U or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12! We are also having DIY in the same location where you can make something out of nothing!

Cancelled
Teen Gaming & DIY

Chess Club

Fri, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults

 

Drop In for the Opportunity to play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Friday Afternoons, 3:30-5:30

Art and Music Division Third Floor 718-230-2184

Chess Club

Cross Cultural Conversations - General Douglas MacArthur

Fri, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults

Discussion of General Douglas MacArthur.

Cross Cultural Conversations - General Douglas MacArthur

DIY: Book Making

Fri, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids arts and crafts diy

Stop by our Book Making workshop where we will create our own Instant Books. Learn how to turn a few pieces of paper into a book with a few folds and cuts and then fill your new book with original stories, drawings, and doodles. For kids 7-17....

DIY: Book Making

Chess Workshop

Fri, Nov 16   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids chess workshop table-top & board games

Learn how to play chess or improve your skills! Chess Instructor Jose will be at the library running a Chess Workshop for kids and teens.

Chess Workshop

English Conversation Group

Fri, Nov 16   4:00 pm to 5:30 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

Jonathan Franzen on The End of the End of the Earth

Fri, Nov 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring Jonathan Franzen to Brooklyn.

In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed...

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Jonathan Franzen on The End of the End of the Earth

NOV
17

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Sat, Nov 17   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities inclusive services

 Come out and see hilarious short comedy films and a performance by the Actionplay Chorus who have been featured on HBO and Comedy Central’s a Night of Too Many Stars!  Actionplay is an organization devoted to inclusive arts and culture...

Actionplay Live and on Screen!

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Nov 17   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults 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, Nov 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years 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, Nov 17   10:30 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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Sat, Nov 17   10:30 am to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids

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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Nov 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool 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...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Latino Book Club: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Sat, Nov 17   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults book club book discussion

One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, One Hundred Years of Solitude charts the rise and fall of a family cursed by history in a fictional Colombian town called Macondo. Meet the characters José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula, and their...

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Latino Book Club: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Sat, Nov 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

ArtsPower’s colorful musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who are two unlikely undersea pals. When Nugget swims off to school and is taught that sharks are known to eat smaller fish, Nugget decides that the two should...

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Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

ASL - American Sign Language

Sat, Nov 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Older Adults

“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...

ASL - American Sign Language

Beanstalk Storytime

Sat, Nov 17   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years spanish storytime

Enjoy this storytime in French and Spanish from Brooklyn Beanstalk. Ages 1-8.

Beanstalk Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Nov 17   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids storytime saturday storytime

Saturday Storytime is a storytime for everyone! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for books, songs, and play.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Nov 17   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. 

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Holiday Card Workshop

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Teens

Make a holiday greeting card to send to nursing home residents to share holiday cheer. 

Holiday Card Workshop

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Nov 17   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

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

NOV
18

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

Sun, Nov 18   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd autism developmental disabilities gaming

Get your game on and join us for fun filled afternoons of Minecraft, rumble patch controllers, Wii and much, much more.

Ages 13 and up with and without disabilities

For more information call 718.253.4948

Adaptive Gaming Arcade

English Conversation Group

Sun, Nov 18   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

The Warmest Years on Record: An Oral History Project

Sun, Nov 18   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

Adults

According to measurements taken by NASA and NOAA, the top 5 warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010. Artist Rachel Garber Cole is curious about how this fact has or has not affected our local Brooklyn community. Please drop by and...

The Warmest Years on Record: An Oral History Project

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Nov 18   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, Nov 18   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!

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. ...

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Nov 18   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, Nov 18   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

NOV
19

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Nov 19   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, Nov 19   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, Nov 19   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

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Nov 19   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, Nov 19   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, Nov 19   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, Nov 19   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

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Nov 19   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

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