Summer at BPL 2023

It's Summer at BPL!  In this special episode of Book World, librarians, teens and children share about great books and all of the fun happening this summer at Brooklyn Public Library.  Stop by your local library to get your gameboard and giveaways! 

Find a complete schedule of both in-person and virtual programs including storytimes, performances and more on our events calendar.

 

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Upcoming Events

Knitting & Crocheting

Mon, Feb 26 8:00am
Gravesend Library

knitting and crocheting summer reading

 Join our informal knit/crochet group. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Please bring yarn, knitting needles and/or a crochet hook.

For Adults

Bookmobile @ Carroll Park

Mon, Feb 26 11:00am
Carroll Gardens Library

bookmobile summer reading

Brooklyn Public Library & Carroll Gardens Staff invite you to join them at the Bookmobile during their closure!

You can return books, browse a limited collection of books and speak with library staff. 

Dates:

Monday, January 22, 2024; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm…

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Feb 28 3:30pm
Kensington Library

summer reading techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join us at our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various PS4 or Switch games in a friendly, competitive environment, or just hang out. 

Note that Teen Tech Time is now starting at 3:…

Knitting & Crocheting

Mon, Mar 4 8:00am -
Gravesend Library

knitting and crocheting summer reading

 Join our informal knit/crochet group. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Please bring yarn, knitting needles and/or a crochet hook.

For Adults

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Mar 6 3:30pm -
Kensington Library

summer reading techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join us at our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various PS4 or Switch games in a friendly, competitive environment, or just hang out. 

Note that Teen Tech Time is now starting at 3:…

Bookmobile @ Gravesend Park

Thu, Mar 7 10:30am
Mapleton Library

bookmobile summer reading

Beginning January 11, 2024, the Mapleton branch Bookmobile service will be located at the intersection at Gravesend Park, on 18th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources.  There will also…

Knitting & Crocheting

Mon, Mar 11 9:00am
Gravesend Library

knitting and crocheting summer reading

 Join our informal knit/crochet group. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Please bring yarn, knitting needles and/or a crochet hook.

For Adults

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Mar 13 3:30pm
Kensington Library

summer reading techknowledge teen tech time

Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join us at our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various PS4 or Switch games in a friendly, competitive environment, or just hang out. 

Note that Teen Tech Time is now starting at 3:…

Knitting & Crocheting

Mon, Mar 18 9:00am
Gravesend Library

knitting and crocheting summer reading

 Join our informal knit/crochet group. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Please bring yarn, knitting needles and/or a crochet hook.

For Adults

Bookmobile @ Carroll Park

Mon, Mar 18 11:00am
Carroll Gardens Library

bookmobile summer reading

Brooklyn Public Library & Carroll Gardens Staff invite you to join them at the Bookmobile during their closure!

You can return books, browse a limited collection of books and speak with library staff. 

Dates:

Monday, January 22, 2024; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm…
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Summer @ BPL Book Giveaways!!

Kids and Teens: Stop by your local library this Summer and choose a book to keep as BPL’s gift to you.  While supplies last, selection may vary.