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Creative Aging: I Have A Voice

Wed, May 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging creative writing Virtual Programming

I Have a Voice: Personal Narrative Writing Workshop

Write and reflect on your life stories and memories. Participants will have the opportunity during each workshop to create original material based on their own...

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Creative Aging: I Have A Voice

(Dekalb) Virtual Microsoft Word Basic

Wed, May 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Microsoft Word Basics

Required: Microsoft Word 

 

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(Dekalb) Virtual  Microsoft Word  Basic

Grab & Go: Kids Create

Wed, May 25   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Macon Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Create something new and all your own! Get a Grab and Go Arts & Crafts kit to take home and create! (While supplies last.)

 

*Kits may contain small parts that are not suitable for young children. Please...

Grab & Go: Kids Create

Dyker Presents: Explore Chinoiserie Style Gongbi Painting with Henry Li

Wed, May 25   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults all ages arts and crafts Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrate heritage

European designers drew upon the exuberance of Chinese motifs created a style -Chinoiserie- that proved popular beginning in the 17-18th century and continuing through contemporary times. The intrigue and versatility of Chinoiserie has influenced...

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Dyker Presents: Explore Chinoiserie Style Gongbi Painting with Henry Li

Kids Create: Decorate a Picture Frame

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Dyker Library, Auditorium

Kids after school arts and crafts kids create

Have fun decorating a wooden standing picture frame with duct tape in different patterns and colors, stickers, and markers. For children ages 6 to 12.

Space is limited and tickets are required for admission. Please get a ticket at...

Kids Create: Decorate a Picture Frame

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults adult learning career resume

Stop by the Central Library's Business & Career Center for help with your job search questions. All sessions are one-on-one but timeslots are limited. 

Drop-In Resume & Career Help

Kids Create: Lanyard!!!

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts

Come and Grab

LANYARD

Make your own  lanyard projects!!

Kids Create: Lanyard!!!

Kids Create Grab-and-Go: Origami Essentials

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Stop by the Highlawn Library to pick up some essential supplies for origami and other paper crafting activities! Kits include square origami paper in various patterns and colors, along with some instructions to get you started.

Kits...

Kids Create Grab-and-Go: Origami Essentials

New Utrecht Poetry Group - Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Asian Pacific American Heritage Month lectures and discussions poetry

Join us for readings and a lively discussion of the work of the world's major poets.    Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Please register.

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New Utrecht Poetry Group  -  Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DIY Teen Grab and Go: Desk Organizer Kit

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens & Young Adults DIY grab and go kits

Stop by at 3:00PM and pick up a Grab and Go Wooden Tray Kit at the Highlawn Library while supplies last. The Kit will include:  Stickers, Washi Tape, Paint and Desk Organizer.

DIY Teen Grab and Go: Desk Organizer Kit

Chess Workshop

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Leonard Library

Teens & Young Adults after school Chess Workshop

Starting April 27th, join us at Leonard Library every Wednesday afternoon as we play the greatest of all board games: CHESS! 

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Chess Workshop

Dream Collection by Greene Clinic's Dream Collective

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

Adults all ages community partner

Come join Greene Clinic, a psychotherapy practice in Fort Greene, for a tabling event that is part of their Dream Collective initiative. "Dream collectors" will be available to listen to your sleep dreams or provide you with materials to write...

Dream Collection by Greene Clinic's Dream Collective

Grab and Go

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Arlington Library

Kids arts and crafts grab and go kits kids create

Stop by the Arlington Branch for a FREE Grab and Go Craft bag. 3:00 Wednesdays.

Only available while supplies last. One per child.

Grab and Go

Storytime: Mini Mysteries with Mr. Mike Presents Encyclopedia Brown

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 3:15 pm   Virtual

Kids storytime Virtual Programming

Mr. Mike continues the eleventh Encyclopedia Brown book, Encyclopedia Brown Lends A Hand by Donald Sobol. Today's mystery is The Case of the Worn-Out Sayings.

The solution will be posted in the comments.

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Storytime: Mini Mysteries with Mr. Mike Presents Encyclopedia Brown

The World of Wordle

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Flatlands, Small Meeting Room

Older Adults adult learning techknowledge

 

Have you joined in the Wordle craze yet? We have it here at the library!!

How to play:

Guess the Wordle in six tries.

Each guess must be a valid 5 letter word. Hit the enter button to submit....

The World of Wordle

SwitchLit x BPL: Collaborative Storytelling

Wed, May 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   McKinley Park Library

Kids after school BPL Outdoors kids tech time

Do you like MadLibs? This program is a tech-based spin on the traditional game! Come and create silly sentences by filling in nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more! You'll work in groups to fill-in-the-blank on all kinds of sentences and see what...

SwitchLit x BPL: Collaborative Storytelling

East New York Reads Homework Help

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids after school East New York Reads homework help

Brooklyn Public Library is offering virtual homework help sessions via the East New York Reads Initiative to school aged students. ALL students from K to 5th grade are welcome to join. The sessions take place on Zoom. Link will be provided...

East New York Reads Homework Help

Author Reading and Activity: Dad Bakes

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

Join children’s book artist Katie Yamasaki on a visit to her Brooklyn studio, where we will read and discuss her latest book, Dad Bakes. Katie will talk about what inspired the book, and how we can use both books and murals to tell our stories...

Author Reading and Activity: Dad Bakes

Afterschool Ready Set Kindergarten Series en español

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years after school first five years multilingual storytime ready set kindergarten

Para niños de 3-5 años y los que los cuidan.

Este programa virtual especial es parte de una serie en las cuales las familias se divierten con cuentos y actividades designadas a promover el desarrollo de las prácticas de aprendizaje a una...

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Afterschool Ready Set Kindergarten Series en español

Tie Dye Program

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Flatlands, Small Meeting Room

Kids arts and crafts summer reading

Come make your own Tie Die T-Shirt on Wednesday  May 25th in the Flatlands Meeting room! The program starts at 3:30 pm, you must register at the customer service before the program starts. Capacity is limited to 20 participants.

Tie Dye Program

Kids Chess Workshop

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Paerdegat Library

Kids Chess Workshop

New to chess or want to sharpen your skills?  Learn from the master... Juan Tica! This is an in person program. You will paly one on one with Juan and others.  Classes are every Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30 in the Paerdegat library...

Kids Chess Workshop

Adult Art Time - Coloring

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Arlington Library, Program Room

Adults arts and crafts

Looking for a new way to relax? Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided to patrons by the library.

Adult Art Time - Coloring

Tabletop Gaming

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bushwick Library

Teens & Young Adults board game exchange library game on table-top & board games

Did you know that you can check board games out from the Library?

BPL's Board Game Library has expanded to Bushwick! Join us on Wednesday afternoons to learn and play games from the circulating collection. If you discover something...

Tabletop Gaming

Spring Chess Tournament Series

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Calling all chess afficionados! Come play chess with Ms. Damla and IM Reinaldo in our spring (and winter, technically) chess tournament series.

1/5 - Study

1/12 - Tournament - https://lichess.org/tournament/gPD3dkSu

1...

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Spring Chess Tournament Series

City Harvest Virtual Cooking Demo Classes

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning Community Cooking Virtual Programming

Join City Harvest's free virtual Cooking Demo classes for Adults on Wednesdays at 4:00pm. These amazing classes will teach participants how to make wonderful dishes.   The classes will be available every Wednesday from March...

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City Harvest Virtual Cooking Demo Classes

Jewelry Making

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh, Auditorium

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts DIY jewelry making

We will be making different jewelry pieces each week. We will provide some material so you can also practice at home, but you must have your own pliers for doing at home. We have beads, wire, pliers, findings, and other tools here to make a...

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Jewelry Making

Creative Nature NYC Art Adventures

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Greenpoint, Reading Garden

Kids arts and crafts BPL Outdoors environment kids explore

Creative Nature NYC Art Adventures is a space for children to investigate, ask questions, to form and test theories about urban wildlife and the plant and animal kingdom through artistic media.

We will collaborate and explore ideas with a...

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Creative Nature NYC Art Adventures

LGBTQ+ Graphic Novel Book Club / A Map to the Sun Cancelled

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults book club book discussion Virtual Programming

Come join teen librarian, Jes G's monthly graphic novel book club. 

In May we will read and talk about A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong. 

One summer day, Ren meets Luna at a beachside basketball court and a...

LGBTQ+ Graphic Novel Book Club / A Map to the Sun

Gardening at the Library

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Red Hook Library

Kids after school arts and crafts gardening storytime

Come grow with us! This program for ages 4-10 will take place in the Red Hook Library garden, weather permitting. We will read garden stories, do garden crafts, and plant flowers, herbs, and vegetables together.

Gardening at the Library

Writing on Wednesdays

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Teens & Young Adults creative writing teen time writing workshop

Do you have an amazing idea for a story? Do you want to learn how to bring that idea into existence? Please, come join Librarian Kristian at the Mill Basin library for a 6-week long workshop series where we will tackle distinct concepts...

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Writing on Wednesdays

Drag Story Hour: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess!

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Kids Drag Story Hour LGBTQ storytime

Join Lil Miss Hot Mess for a special reading of her latest picture book, If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It, a fun, sing-along book with a drag twist that encourages kids to embrace all the playfulness of drag culture.  ...

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Drag Story Hour: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess!

One-On-One Technology Training

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults computer basics never too late to learn techknowledge

Do you have any basic computer related questions you'd like answered? Maybe you need some help knowing how to navigate through your mobile device?

If you have any basic tech related questions then please feel free to register for One-On-...

One-On-One Technology Training

How to improve your credit score: Bushwick Library

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults adult learning techknowledge

Would you like to learn how to fix your credit score and maintain it in good standing? start here. Join us once a week for a couple of quick tips on how to manage your credit. 

www.Zoom.us

Meeting ID: 984 7657 9490
...

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How to improve your credit score: Bushwick Library

Virtual Memorial Day Crafts for Teens and Children from the Kings Bay Library

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts kids create techknowledge teen time

Learn how to make Memorial Day Crafts

Items needed:

Medium size plastic container

picture template

glue

Construction paper/cardboard/oak tag

saftey scissors

Duck Tape

...

Virtual Memorial Day Crafts for Teens and Children from the Kings Bay Library

Chess Club

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Dyker Library

Teens & Young Adults adult learning table-top & board games

Join us on the main floor of the Dyker Library 

to learn all about chess from an expert.

Chess Club

Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series: Chiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, Girl Be Heard

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Adams Street, Multipurpose Room

Teens & Young Adults Asian Pacific American Heritage Month conversations

Adams Street Library is pleased to present the Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series, which will feature successful women in a variety of fields speaking on her path to success. This program series is inspired by the achievements of Emily Warren...

Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series: Chiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, Girl Be Heard

Crafts @ Crown Heights for Kids & Teens

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Kids arts and crafts DIY kids create teen time

Make something easy and fun!

We will run programs about

Origami Jewelry Easy Sculpture Drawing

If you don't want to make the item here, you can take some supplies home with you.

Crafts @ Crown Heights for Kids & Teens

Kids Create

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Coney Island, Meeting Room 1

Kids kids create

Arts and Crafts for ages 6-12.

Kids Create

Teen Time Escape Rooms

Wed, May 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults teen time Virtual Programming

Come join us in our quest to complete puzzles to escape a variety of virtual rooms !

Please register so we can send you the zoom room number.

 

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Teen Time Escape Rooms

One-On-One Technology Training

Wed, May 25   4:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults computer basics never too late to learn techknowledge

Do you have any basic computer related questions you'd like answered? Maybe you need some help knowing how to navigate through your mobile device?

If you have any basic tech related questions then please feel free to register for One-On-...

One-On-One Technology Training

Journey to Parenthood: Coping and Comforts for Labor / afrontamiento y comodidades para el parto

Wed, May 25   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Bklyn Incubator grab and go kits health and wellness Healthy Communities

Este taller se facilitará tanto en inglés como en español; todos nos reuniremos en el mismo Zoom para abrir y cerrar el taller, pero tendremos salas de trabajo para su idioma preferido. Erica Livingston facilitará la sala de trabajo en inglés y...

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Journey to Parenthood: Coping and Comforts for Labor / afrontamiento y comodidades para el parto

Holding Court: The Business Section

Wed, May 25   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults BPL Presents business career exhibitions

Join artist Barnabas Crosby for a conversation with entrepreneurs and creatives who had to reimagine their businesses during the pandemic. The discussion complements his photographic portraits of displaced businesses owners on view at...

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Holding Court: The Business Section

How Climate Friendly is Your Home? A Free Energy Auditing Program

Wed, May 25   7:00 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment Virtual Programming

While collective action is crucial to solving the climate crisis, many of us would also like to reduce our own reliance on fossil fuels. Measuring your home's energy efficiency is a great first step toward lowering energy consumption. But energy...

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How Climate Friendly is Your Home? A Free Energy Auditing Program

Chinese Lecture:从宗教寓意出发欣赏文学作品 (5)

Wed, May 25   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Chinese conversations lectures and discussions Virtual Programming

文学与宗教都是人类精神世界的产物, 它们之间有着千丝万缕的联系,了解宗教教义、仪式和历史对读懂读通文学作品十分重要。我们这个讲座的目的是通过介绍一些经典文学作品、对作品中文学象征的宗教背景做个导读。希望有助于读者能更好地阅读欣赏文学作品。

本期讲座介绍三本文学作品: 《红字》、《杀死一只知更鸟》、《使女的故事》。我们一起来分析作者是如何运用宗教寓意和象征手法来拓宽小说的境界和故事的涵义

这次节目由拥有哈佛宗教学硕士,...

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Chinese Lecture:从宗教寓意出发欣赏文学作品 (5)

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Wed, May 25   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults conversations support groups Virtual Programming

The group is informal and completely free, it is a peer support group. This program is only for those who lost their loved ones to suicide.

No need to struggle alone. Come and share your story with other survivors for mutual support....

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

Enacting Central Brooklyn: A Theatrical Sharing of Community and History

Wed, May 25   7:30 pm to 8:45 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults BPL Presents Brooklyn Resists Center for Brooklyn History performance

In May and June the Center for Brooklyn History opens its doors for limited, live programs! Before renovations to our ground floor begin, join us in the building for this special original production. The grand reopening of the building...
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Enacting Central Brooklyn: A Theatrical Sharing of Community and History

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Technology For All: Individual Sessions

Thu, May 26   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Rugby, Small Conference Room

Older Adults computer basics never too late to learn

Older Adults, 55 and up:  are you having trouble with your computer and smartphone? Do you want to learn how to use and navigate applications and websites? Want to become tech savvy? The Brooklyn Public Library is offering its Digital...

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Technology For All:  Individual Sessions

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Thu, May 26   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Teens & Young Adults arts and crafts grab and go kits teen time

Calling all teens! Create your own beaded bracelets in honor of Brooklyn Public Library’s 125th birthday!

Each kit contains an arrangement of various shades of blue and white beads that can be made into any pattern of your choice, a pipe...

Teen Grab and Go: BPL’s 125th Celebration Beaded Bracelets!

Library Lanes (Virtual Bowling)

Thu, May 26   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   New Lots, Auditorium

Older Adults techknowledge

Join us in a fun and competitive virtual bowling program with seniors. This is a safe and friendly environment where we laugh and talk and compete with each other.

Library Lanes (Virtual Bowling)

First Five Years: Story Time

Thu, May 26   10:30 am to 10:45 am   Crown Heights, Crown Heights Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years preschool storytime

Come enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes with a different theme every week! This is a 20-minute (10:30am-10:50am) program for ages 18 months – to 5 years (with a caregiver). Please be mindful of our age limits, they will be strictly enforced. Please...

First Five Years: Story Time

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