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BPL Game Time - Rocket League

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time teen time video games Virtual Programming

Are you a fan of Psyonix's Rocket League? Want to show gamers across Brooklyn - including library staff - just how good at the popular soccer game (but with rocket cars) *you* are?

Watch us live by downloading the Twitch app on your...

BPL Game Time - Rocket League

Chess Workshop

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Play or learn chess on Zoom with Chess Master Tica.

Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent to you one hour before the program begins. 

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Chess Workshop

BPL Game Time - Rocket League

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults techknowledge teen tech time teen time video games

Are you a fan of Psyonix's Rocket League? Want to show gamers across Brooklyn - including library staff - just how good at the popular soccer game (but with rocket cars) *you* are?

Watch us live by downloading the Twitch app on your...

BPL Game Time - Rocket League

Virtual Homework Help

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids after school homework help Virtual Programming

Need help with homework? We can help! Homework Help is back —virtually—at Brooklyn Public Library!

At BPL we’ve been assisting students with their homework  for over 10 years! Let one of our vetted and trained volunteer tutors,...

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Virtual Homework Help

Drag Queen Story Hour

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour LGBTQ

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy!

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Teen Music Trivia

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time teen time Virtual Programming

Join us on Tuesday March 27th at 4:00PM for Teen Trivia: Music. Test your knowledge all about Music.

Ages 12-17 are welcome.

This program will take place on Zoom and Kahoot. You will need either a computer with a microphone and a...

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Teen Music Trivia

YA Book Discussion: Yolk

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion

Join Rugby's Miss Yolande for our May book discussion of Yolk by Mary H K Choi. This book discussion will take place each Tuesday in May at 4 pm. Please register for each discussion separately.

"Wildly different sisters Jayne...

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YA Book Discussion: Yolk

Overwatch with BPL

Tue, May 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games

If you enjoy playing the team oriented game Overwatch, then join us at BPL to play cooperatively against other teams in completing a variety of objectives. In order to partcipate, please register to be added to our friends list. A Playstation 4...

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Overwatch with BPL

Coffee and Conversation - Zoom Chat

Tue, May 18   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults conversations

New Utrecht patrons meet for an informal virtual get-together over coffee or your favorite beverage.  

 

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Coffee and Conversation  - Zoom Chat

City Council District 36 Debate

Tue, May 18   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Civic Engagement PoliticsNY

With the June 22nd primaries fast approaching, Brooklyn Public Library is co-sponsoring debates with PoliticsNY.com for Brooklyn’s City Council races. City Council District 36 represents Bedford Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights.

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City Council District 36 Debate

City Council District 38 Debate

Tue, May 18   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Civic Engagement PoliticsNY

With the June 22nd primaries fast approaching, Brooklyn Public Library is co-sponsoring debates with PoliticsNY.com for Brooklyn’s City Council races. City Council District 38 represents Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions...

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City Council District 38 Debate

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, May 18   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning conversations english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English for fun conversation online with Zoom video!

Please register with your name and email to receive the information to join the group. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Gaming for Teens: Among Us

Tue, May 18   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen tech time video games Virtual Programming

Figure out who the imposters are! 

You have to download Among Us. The game is a free download on most phones or $5 on Steam.

We use Zoom to talk, so register for a secure link. 

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Gaming for Teens: Among Us

Listen Up: A Podcast Discussion Club

Tue, May 18   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults lectures and discussions Listen Up Brooklyn podcasting and audio recording

Join us for a twice-monthly podcast discussion club: like a book club, but for your ears. Once you've registered, you'll be sent Zoom meeting info a half hour before each session.

Each month will be a new theme and...

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Listen Up: A Podcast Discussion Club

Farm-To-City

Tue, May 18   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Culture Pass

Connecting the past to the present through the farming life experience in colonial times; learn about the life of the people who helped build Upper Manhattan.

This program is intended for families. Closed captioning will be available....

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Farm-To-City

"There Isn't A Road My Mind Doesn't Travel" - A Conversation With Yusef Komunyakaa

Tue, May 18   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry Virtual Programming

 

Brooklyn Public Library invites you to join the poet Yusef Komunyakaa in a conversation with prof. Katarzyna Jakubiak. Komunyakaa is one of those poets whose imaginations go beyond not one, but many boundaries and combine...

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"There Isn't A Road My Mind Doesn't Travel" - A Conversation With Yusef Komunyakaa

CBH Talks: Mutualism in Action

Tue, May 18   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents center for brooklyn history conversations Virtual Programming

In biology the term “mutualism” describes the coming together of two organisms in ways that benefit both, like the classic example of flowers and bees. Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “genius” and founder of the Freelancers Union, has spent her...

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CBH Talks:  Mutualism in Action

Bedtime Stories - Sunset Park

Tue, May 18   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years babies & books bedtime stories early literacy storytime

 

Join us on Sunset Park Facebook for Storytime with Miss Ana. There will be songs, lullabies, and stories as you wind down for bed.  Bring your favorite cuddly animal, too. 

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Bedtime Stories  - Sunset Park

Sheepshead Bay Library Talent Without Borders presents, Bouquet of congratulations" “Букет поздравлений".

Tue, May 18   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults live music music poetry russian

You are invited to Sheepshead Bay Library's showcase performed by our talented library patrons. The program theme is entitled,  "Bouquet of congratulations".  Expressions of congratulations, gratitude and...

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Sheepshead Bay Library Talent Without Borders presents,  Bouquet of congratulations" “Букет поздравлений".

City Council District 37 Debate

Tue, May 18   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Civic Engagement PoliticsNY

With the June 22nd primaries fast approaching, Brooklyn Public Library is co-sponsoring debates with PoliticsNY.com for Brooklyn’s City Council races. City Council District 37 represents Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill,...

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City Council District 37 Debate

MAY
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Grab and Go Crafts Kits

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Come by the Leonard Library on and pick up a free grab and go craft kit!  Each kit contains everything you need to make your own fun crafts project. Let you imagination and creativity soar!

Bags with supplies will be in Lobby from 1:...

Grab and Go Crafts Kits

Kids Create Grab-and-Go: Maneki-neko

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids grab and go kits kids create

Stop by the Highlawn Library to pick up a craft kit with everything you need to make your own maneki-neko, or beckoning cat! Kits include paper patterns, craft rolls, and an instruction sheet with the Japanese story of the maneki-neko. ...

Kids Create Grab-and-Go: Maneki-neko

Hebrew Conversation For Beginners Cancelled

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Adults conversations hebrew multilingual

Join us to practice basic Hebrew conversation skills

Hebrew Conversation For Beginners

Coney Island Virtual StoryTime for preschoolers

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 11:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years preschool Virtual Programming

Join us for a pre-recorded Virtual Storytime with Ms. Sharon from the Coney Island  Library for books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language development skills.   Go to Coney Island Facebook   https://...
Coney Island Virtual StoryTime for preschoolers

Clinton Hill Library presents Virtual Babies & Books

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

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

Songs, stories, lap bounces, and more to help foster language development and a love of books in your baby.

New videos are posted Wednesday mornings at 9am on our Facebook page: facebook.com/ClintonHillLibrary

Clinton Hill Library presents Virtual Babies & Books

Voter Registration

Wed, May 19   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Adults Civic Engagement

Brooklyn Voters Alliance will provide voter registration forms and rank choice voting information in front of Central Library.

Voter Registration

Virtual Storytime with Sunset Park Library

Wed, May 19   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime

Join us on the Sunset Park Library Facebook Page for our weekly storytime!

Virtual Storytime with Sunset Park Library

Storytime in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Wed, May 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Pier 3 Greenway Terrace

Birth to Five Years bpl outdoors preschool storytime summer reading

Join the Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Librarians from the Brooklyn Heights and Annex branches will be reading stories they love to share!...

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Storytime in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Wed, May 19   10:30 am to 12:30 pm   Bushwick Library

Adults bpl outdoors Laptop Loan techknowledge

Do you need access to the internet? Sign up for a 30-minute session at one of our Outdoor Laptop Loan locations. 
 
Adults must have a valid library card and photo ID that corresponds to our records. Young adult patrons must...

Outdoor Libraries: Laptop Loan

Mill Basin Library Presents Toddler Time With Ms. Ann

Wed, May 19   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time Virtual Programming

Join Ms. Ann on the Mill Basin Library Facebook Page for songs stories and literacy tips. It is geared for children ages 18mos. to 36mos. The video will remain on our facebook page for 48hrs.

 

Mill Basin Library Presents Toddler Time With Ms. Ann

Virtual Storytime

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime Virtual Programming

Kids age 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join New Utrecht librarians for virtual storytime on Zoom! During storytime we'll sing songs, learn rhymes, and read books together all while supporting our young children's early...

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Virtual Storytime

Zoom Virtual Storytime with Ms. Juana and Ms. Tina

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime toddler time Virtual Programming

Join us for Virtual Storytime (Storyzoom!) with Ms. Juana from Kings Highway Library for books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language development skills.

We will gather with Zoom...

Zoom Virtual Storytime with Ms. Juana and Ms. Tina

Virtual Storytime with Mr. Gordon

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Kids storytime Virtual Programming

Visit the Highlawn Library Facebook Page on Wednesday 5/19 for a virtual storytime with Mr. Gordon. The video will be available for 48 hours, so stop by anytime. 

Virtual Storytime with Mr. Gordon

Babies & Books

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

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

Join Miss Melisa from Gerritsen Beach Library for storytime. Bring your scarves, shakers, and sense of fun as we read stories, sing songs, and dance silly dances together!

Babies & Books

Streetwise Pedestrian Safety for Older Adults

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults Virtual Programming

Join us for a 45-minute presentation created by DOT’s Office of Safety Education and Outreach to help older New Yorkers protect themselves in the city’s traffic environment.

This is especially important because New Yorkers over...

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Streetwise Pedestrian Safety for Older Adults

Our Skin Storytime: A First Conversation About Race

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years anti-racism author talks babies & books early literacy

What color is your skin? What skin colors do you notice in your community, or in your family? 

Join BPL's Jessica Ralli, co-author of the new bestselling board book Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race for a storytime and...

Our Skin Storytime: A First Conversation About Race

Virtual Storytime with Christina!

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   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 Miss Christina for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to...

Virtual Storytime with Christina!

Zoom Toddler Time with Ms. Olivia

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Join Ms. Olivia for songs and stories.  Bring an instrument, rattle, or pots and pans to make make some music.

Register by 9 AM on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link.

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Zoom Toddler Time with Ms. Olivia

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, May 19   11:45 am to 1:00 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. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Resume & Career Help Live!

Wed, May 19   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning career resume Virtual Programming

Get assistance with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian via Zoom. Participants will receive up to 30 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Please register here on our event page to reserve your spot....

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Resume & Career Help Live!

Voter Registration

Wed, May 19   12:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults Civic Engagement

NAACP will provide voter registration forms and rank choice voting information in front of Macon Library.

Voter Registration

Brighton Beach presenta: Celebrando con Bebés Geniales: Fiesta with Flor!

Wed, May 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years Brainy Babies early literacy first five years multilingual storytime

Acompáñenos a un evento especial por Zoom para los padres y los cuidadores de Nueva York que ayudan al desarrollo mental de sus niños . Este evento incluira un invitado especial para clelebrar los logros y aprendizajes obtenidos durante las ...

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Brighton Beach presenta: Celebrando con Bebés Geniales: Fiesta with Flor!

Virtual Ask A Tech

Wed, May 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Adults techknowledge

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? Did you just buy a new smart phone or tablet and have questions on how to use it?   No time to attend a formal class? ...

Virtual Ask A Tech

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month with Asian Brush Painting

Wed, May 19   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults all ages arts and crafts asian pacific american heritage month chinese

Funded by the Dyker Library and collaborated by the Paerdegat Library, Henry Li is going to teach via Zoom, livestream his teaching screens on YouTube, and provide the link for the recorded lessons to registered participants.

...

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Celebrating Asian Heritage Month with Asian Brush Painting

Virtual English Conversation Group

Wed, May 19   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. The Zoom link will be emailed one (1) hour before the group...

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Virtual English Conversation Group

What Do I Do Now? Resources to Help You Make Your Next Career Move

Wed, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults career Virtual Programming

Need to figure out what the next step might be in your career? A Business & Career Librarian will demonstrate three resources that can help:

Career Cruising, a Brooklyn Public Library online resource with a Career Matchmaker that...
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What Do I Do Now? Resources to Help You Make Your Next Career Move

Mapleton Presents an open forum on Health and Food in Chinese 健康、飲食、養生、食療、分享討論會

Wed, May 19   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults asian pacific american heritage month chinese conversations health and wellness

Registration required.

Registrants will receive the email with the Zoom link within 20 hours before the virtual program.

要求網上注冊,討論會的ZOOM 鏈接會在會前20小時內寄到您電郵帳號。

本討論會目的是讓大家討論分享華人關心的健康、養生、飲食、食療等健康議題。歡迎大家參加討論,分享自己的知識、經驗和體會...

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Mapleton Presents an open forum on Health and Food in Chinese  健康、飲食、養生、食療、分享討論會

Virtual Reading Coach

Wed, May 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school book discussion e-books homework help

Do you want to become a more confident reader? We can help! Reading Coach is available—virtually—at Brooklyn Public Library.Learning to read is an essential developmental skill. The ability to read and comprehend materials is not only paramount...

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Virtual Reading Coach

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, May 19   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Kids after school arts and crafts kids create Virtual Programming

Spend a quick and crafty half hour with the Macon children's librarians drawing, coloring, cutting, tying, or some combination of those. 

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

 

Virtual Kids Create

Kids Coding: Code and Scratch

Wed, May 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids tech time techknowledge

Let's have some coding fun with Scratch for May.  Let's code and create - art, music and games. 

 

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Kids Coding: Code and Scratch

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