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MAY
22

Cyanotype Workshop for Teens, taught by Accra Shepp

Tue, May 22   4:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

bpl presents photography

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces an intense blue print. In this workshop, students will learn to make cyanotypes from digital negatives.

For young adults ages 13-18.

Sign up via email at VRosenbaum@...

Cyanotype Workshop for Teens, taught by Accra Shepp

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Tue, May 22   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

Access to Capital

Tue, May 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

business

Many entrepreneurs need financial resources to start or expand a small business and must combine what they have with other sources of financing. These sources can include family and friends, venture-capital and business loans. The SBA has a...

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NYWC Write Now

Tue, May 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

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

NYWC Write Now

Tue, May 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Room 214

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, May 22   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

Developmental Disabilities Services for Individuals and Families from

Tue, May 22   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Learn about Developmental Services from individuals with disabilities, family members, provides and advocates. Find out about respite, family reimbursement, waiver services and much, much more.

Presented by the Children's Services...

Developmental Disabilities Services for Individuals and Families from

Developmental Disabilities Services for Individuals and Families from Birth to Age 22

Tue, May 22   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Learn about Developmental Services from individuals with disabilities, family members, provides and advocates. Find out about respite, family reimbursement, waiver services and much, much more.

Presented by the Children's Services...

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Developmental Disabilities Services for Individuals and Families from Birth to Age 22

Developmental Disability Services for Individuals from Birth to Age 23 and their Families

Tue, May 22   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Learn about Developmental Disability Services and how to get them from individuals with disabilities, family members, providers and advocates.  Do you need: A break?; Reimbursement for unusual expenses?; Afterschool or a camp?; Support for...

Developmental Disability Services for Individuals from Birth to Age 23 and their Families

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Climate, human effects, and the collapse of Caribbean bat biodiversity

Tue, May 22   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Presented by Angelo Soto-Centeno, professor of Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University – Newark and most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. Angelo was born in Puerto Rico, and since early childhood he...

Brooklyn Bird Club Presents: Climate, human effects, and the collapse of Caribbean bat biodiversity

Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level

Tue, May 22   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

MAY
23

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Wed, May 23   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

Babies and Books

Wed, May 23   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years

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...

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Babies and Books

English Conversation Group

Wed, May 23   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

Babies and Books

Wed, May 23   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years

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...

Featured Event
Babies and Books

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Wed, May 23   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

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, May 23   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

BPL Musical Instrument Lending Library Kickoff

Wed, May 23   2:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

adult learning bklyn incubator Live Music music

Please join us at Central Library for a celebration to mark the kickoff of our latest public service: the Musical Instrument Lending Library! Enjoy refreshments, listen to live music, and test out one of our new guitars, ukuleles, violins, drum...

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BPL Musical Instrument Lending Library Kickoff

Book Adventures - Story time and Readalouds for School-aged Kids!

Wed, May 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

after school book adventures bookish storytime

Why should the toddlers and babies have all the fun? We all love being read to!

Join us for this 9 week session of storytime for school age kids, every Wednesday from April 18th through June 13th. 

We'll be reading zany...

Book Adventures - Story time and Readalouds for School-aged Kids!

Resume Editing Help

Wed, May 23   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

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, May 23   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

crochet diy Fiber Arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

Preventing the Summer Slide

Wed, May 23   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

With summer break coming up, how can you make sure to avoid the “summer slide”?  Join Understood to learn about ways to reinforce learning over the summer, and how to balance work and play.  Keep your student from falling behind this...

Preventing the Summer Slide

English Conversation Group

Wed, May 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

english conversation group esol

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

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group - Intermediat-Advanced

Wed, May 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

This class has designed for intermediate and advanced level.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

French Conversation Group - Intermediat-Advanced

Author Talk:"When Brooklyn Was Queer" with Hugh Ryan

Wed, May 23   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

In this illuminating talk, journalist and curator Hugh Ryan will discuss the ways in which, for more than a century, the waterfront spaces in Brooklyn supported Brooklyn's queer community - providing work, entertainment, and anonymity.  From...

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Author Talk:"When Brooklyn Was Queer" with Hugh Ryan

Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 2: Debunking American Psychics

Wed, May 23   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

bpl presents

The American fortune-telling business is a two-billion dollar-a-year industry, and while there may be some self-proclaimed psychics who are simply trying to make an honest living by offering advice and spiritual guidance to strangers, many others...

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Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 2:  Debunking American Psychics

MAY
24

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, May 24   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

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Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Interview Better: A Hands-On Lesson in Conducting a Stronger Audio Interview

Thu, May 24   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Stories make people real instead of statistics. If audio quality is not good, or if interviews do not capture a mood or emotion well, listeners will tune out. To leverage the power of the human voice and reach an audience in a media-savvy world,...

Interview Better: A Hands-On Lesson in Conducting a Stronger Audio Interview

Brooklyn Housing Enrollment Event

Thu, May 24   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Keep Your Rent From Increasing, If You:

- Are you 62 years or older (18 years old if disabled);

- Have a household income of $50,000 or less;...

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Brooklyn Housing Enrollment Event

English Conversation Group

Thu, May 24   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

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Thu, May 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

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)

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, May 24   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

World Language Conversation

Improve your Spanish in an informal and fun setting

This class covers the basic Spanish language.

The class is free

Spanish Conversation Group

Kids Create

Thu, May 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids! Come to the library and get creative with art projects.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

Kids Create

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, May 24   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

bric

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

English Conversation Group

Thu, May 24   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

english conversation group

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

English Conversation Group

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Thu, May 24   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

World Language Conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

Thu, May 24   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Join others to share your thoughts and ideas through creative writing!  No registration required.

Creative Writing for English Language Learners

MAY
25

Resume & Career Help (Business & Career Center)

Fri, May 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

career 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, May 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Movies

Bridges to Brooklyn: Films with a Brooklyn Connection

Crooklyn (1994) | Directed by Spike Lee
Spike Lee's semi-autobiographical retelling of growing up in 1970's Brooklyn. This film was the winner of the One Film, One New York...

Central Library Friday Film Club

Chess Club

Fri, May 25   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

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

The League of Readers Party

Fri, May 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bklyn incubator book club LORe

Calling all teens! Join us for the League of Readers Party! Come celebrate comics, fandom, movies and more! Includes:

-Free food!!!
-Tons of free giveaways
-Trivia & Special guests!

The League of Readers (LORe) is...

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The League of Readers Party

Beginner English Conversation Group

Fri, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

english conversation group

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

DIY Fridays

Fri, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

diy

Join us in the Youth Wing for blackout poetry, duct tape crafts, and more! 

6th grade and up. 

DIY Fridays

Drag Queen Story Hour

Fri, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

drag queen story hour

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and...

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Drag Queen Story Hour

MAY
29

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

Tue, May 29   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Finance

Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving...

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling

English Conversation Group

Tue, May 29   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

Toddler Time

Tue, May 29   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

How to Record Your Podcast

Tue, May 29   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

bric

Do you want to record a podcast from home? Learn about podcasting and inexpensive equipment options to get you started. You’ll also have a chance to record sample clips using professional Zoom recorders and software for your mobile devices and...

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How to Record Your Podcast

Toddler Time

Tue, May 29   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

early literacy First Five Years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

English Conversation Group

Tue, May 29   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

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