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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Read stories and sing songs with the Library’s Virtual Story Times. Just like the story times you love in the branches, now online, with librarians from across the borough.

Need help on your resume or job search? The Business and Career Center has launched a personalized email service to help. 

Learn Spanish, French, Russian or any one of 72 languages when you check out language lessons on Mango or visit CultureGrams an online tool where kids and their parents can learn about other countries with photo galleries, video clips, and even recipes to try from each region.

Go back in history when you stop by the virtual newsstand. Explore Brooklyn’s past with over two million digitized pages from local Brooklyn newspapers from as far back as 1835. Available by special arrangement during the closure by our partners at newspaper.com

Older children and teens can use their library card to explore different careers with Career Cruising, an online database for occupational assessment, career exploration, educational planning, and portfolio development, in both English and Spanish.

Practice for the SAT, AP, ACT, TASC (high school equivalency exam) or simply improve your reading or math skills when you visit the Learning Express Library.

Take a break from binge watching, with an e-booknewspaper or popular magazine or catch up on BPL’s podcast Borrowed, stories that start at the library. Looking for recommendations on what to read? Our librarians can help with that. Check out Book Match, our free entirely personalized librarian-led book recommendation service.

Kids, grades 6-12, can show off their talent by crafting an entry for the 2020 Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Contest. Submissions are due March 31 and are judged on style, voice and creativity. Poems and prose welcome. Not sure what to write? Get some early practice with Write Stuff Wednesdays where we will have some prompts for short—very short—stories on Instagram.

Get ahead with a self-paced high quality online class in business, software, technology, and creative skills like video and audio editing with Lynda.com.

Hear a lecture, concert, author talk and more from our archives of cultural programs

You don’t need to leave your couch to have an adventure. Join us for BPL's Virtual Mario Kart session! Pick a character, play against your friends and people all across Brooklyn to dominate the race! All skill levels welcome and no registration required! 

For hands on arts and science activities for kids, check out our librarian-led online videos.

And the whole family can get counted when you visit https://2020census.gov/en.html.

Ready to get started? You can get a library card here.

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