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JUN
24

Book Discussion: Give Me Your Hand

Mon, Jun 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults book club book discussion summer reading

You told each other everything. Then she told you too much.

Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her.

But now someone else is standing in...

Book Discussion: Give Me Your Hand

Dungeons and Dragons

Mon, Jun 24   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids summer reading table-top & board games

Join experienced and new players for Paerdegat's first  Dungeons and Dragons, aka D&D!  This fun roleplaying game features impersonation, group decision making, and lots of adventure.  Beginners welcome!

Materials...

Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Tech Time

Mon, Jun 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Spring Creek, Meeting Room

Teens summer reading teen tech time

Join us to play on our Playstation 4 or our new technology!

Teen Tech Time

JUN
25

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Tue, Jun 25   10:00 am to 5:45 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids reading is fundamental summer reading

All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in RIF. Receive free books: one free book when you sign up for RIF and a free book on your birthday.  Checkout two books every week and receive a free book every third...

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Toddler Time

Tue, Jun 25   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years summer reading toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Story Play with RIF

Tue, Jun 25   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play summer reading

Join us for stories, singing, and playtime!

Story Play with RIF

The Secrets of Wacky Balloon Artistry with James Lazzarini

Tue, Jun 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Kids performance summer reading

Have you ever watched a balloon artist make those balloon animals and ask how is it done? Now is your chance to let out your inner imagination and make amazing balloon sculptures. Amore will teach you the secrets to twist, tie, and knot balloons...

The Secrets of Wacky Balloon Artistry with  James Lazzarini

Little Scientists

Tue, Jun 25   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years stem & steam summer reading

Come and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through stories, music, hands-on exploration, and play with your young child. This session will be run by special guest Emma Gordon.

Little Scientists

Tween Tech Time

Tue, Jun 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Teens summer reading techknowledge

Do you want to explore new and old games? Join our Tween Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Bring friends or make new friends!

Tween Tech Time

Chess Workshop

Tue, Jun 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn, Meeting Room

Kids after school chess workshop kids explore summer reading

Join Chess Master Reinaldo Duran to learn how to play chess, or improve your skills!

Chess Workshop

JUN
26

Summer Reading Display - Our Stories to the Universe Shuttle

Wed, Jun 26   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids summer reading

Calling all Universal Story Tellers. We are asking everyone to participate in our Summer Reading Display by completing this sentence:

OUR STORIES TO THE UNIVERSE ARE....

Add your story to our shuttle to share with the universe....

Summer Reading Display - Our Stories to the Universe Shuttle

Story Play with Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Wed, Jun 26   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years music story play storytime summer reading

Enjoy books, songs, and playtime. For ages 0-5 years old. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is included.

Story Play with Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Babies and Books

Wed, Jun 26   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years summer reading

Storytime for babies birth - 18 months. It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come hear some delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Babies and Books

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Wed, Jun 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Kids book club book discussion kids explore summer reading

Come join us for this Summer Reading’s best Tween Graphic Novels Book Discussion! We will gather to discuss the books, eat snacks, and design our very own comics!

Please sign up and pick up your book at the reference desk!

Kids...

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Teen Tech Time

Wed, Jun 26   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Teens summer reading teen tech time video games

Teen Tech Time just got way more awesome, because the Carroll Gardens library now has a Nintendo Switch! Join us for Video Game Club: Summer edition! Come join our Super Smash Bros party, or bring your own games for extra fun...

Teen Tech Time

Teen Time

Wed, Jun 26   3:30 pm to 4:45 pm   Gravesend, Auditorium

Teens everyone is welcome here summer reading teen time

Need a break from studying? Come relax in Teen Time. We may not have sofas, but we have snacks. Play games, trace and color, choose a craft, or just hang out.

Teen Time

Kids Create

Wed, Jun 26   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Arts and crafts program for children to develop their creativity. Have fun and create a project to bring home with you.

Kids Create

JUN
27

Free Summer Meals

Thu, Jun 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Stone Avenue, Meeting Room

Kids free summer meals summer reading

Children and teens can visit our branch for free Summer Meals from June 27th - August30th.

Free Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Thu, Jun 27   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Kids summer meals summer reading

Join us every weekday all summer long for a free sandwich and a milk provided by the DOE. 

Summer Meals

School's Out Celebration!

Thu, Jun 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids all ages summer reading

Come on out and celebrate your first day of freedom @ Gerritsen Library. We'll have fun outdoor activities and maybe even a few surprises. You can also come a little early and grab a free summer lunch (for <18 only please).

Let's hang...

School's Out Celebration!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 27   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Carroll Gardens Library

Teens summer reading teen tech time video games

Teen Tech Time just got way more awesome, because the Carroll Gardens library now has a Nintendo Switch! Join us for Video Game Club: Summer edition! Come join our Super Smash Bros party, or bring your own games for extra fun...

Teen Tech Time

JUN
28

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Jun 28   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years summer reading

Come In and Play with the DUPLOs at your local library. For ages 2-5.

Build with DUPLO

Free Summer Meals

Fri, Jun 28   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Stone Avenue, Meeting Room

Kids free summer meals summer reading

Children and teens can visit our branch for free Summer Meals from June 27th - August30th.

Free Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Fri, Jun 28   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Kids summer meals summer reading

Join us every weekday all summer long for a free sandwich and a milk provided by the DOE. 

Summer Meals

Teen Computer Lab

Fri, Jun 28   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Lots Library

Teens computer basics summer reading

Teens ages 9-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from a librarian.

Teen Computer Lab

Kids Tech Time

Fri, Jun 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Spring Creek, Meeting Room

Kids kids tech time summer reading techknowledge

Join us to play on our Playstation 4 or our new technology!

Kids Tech Time

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Fri, Jun 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Lots Library

Teens book club summer reading

Each Teen chooses his/her own book, weekly discussions on each participant's book that includes share your voice, insight into grammar; vocabulary building; word games etc. There will be prizes and a snack

TEEN BOOK CLUB

JUN
29

Summer Reading Display - Our Stories to the Universe Shuttle

Sat, Jun 29   10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids summer reading

Calling all Universal Story Tellers. We are asking everyone to participate in our Summer Reading Display by completing this sentence:

OUR STORIES TO THE UNIVERSE ARE....

Add your story to our shuttle to share with the universe....

Summer Reading Display - Our Stories to the Universe Shuttle

Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Jun 29   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Bushwick Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime summer reading

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some that we think you'll enjoy! All ages are welcome!

Saturday Storytime!

Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Jun 29   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years saturday storytime storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime!

Movies @ the Library: Bumblebee (PG-13)

Sat, Jun 29   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Spring Creek, Meeting Room

Kids family movie movies summer reading

On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Movies @ the Library: Bumblebee (PG-13)

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jun 29   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids saturday storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jun 29   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years preschool saturday storytime storytime summer reading

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.  All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Sat, Jun 29   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   New Lots Library

Teens book club summer reading

Each Teen chooses his/her own book, weekly discussions on each participant's book that includes share your voice, insight into grammar; vocabulary building; word games etc. There will be prizes and a snack

TEEN BOOK CLUB

JUL
1

Children's Open Play

Mon, Jul 1   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids build with duplo kids explore story play summer reading

Bring your friends and join us for playtime in our super fun kids' room. We've got tons of toys, games, and art supplies to keep you busy!

Children's Open Play

Free Summer Meals

Mon, Jul 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Stone Avenue, Meeting Room

Kids free summer meals summer reading

Children and teens can visit our branch for free Summer Meals from June 27th - August30th.

Free Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Mon, Jul 1   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Kids summer meals summer reading

Join us every weekday all summer long for a free sandwich and a milk provided by the DOE. 

Summer Meals

Movies @ the Library: Bernie the Dolphin (G)

Mon, Jul 1   2:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Spring Creek, Meeting Room

Kids family movie movies summer reading

A brother and sister befriend a badly sunburned dolphin that has been separated from its family, uncovering a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home.

Theater style snacks will be provided!

Movies @ the Library: Bernie the Dolphin (G)

Game On!

Mon, Jul 1   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Midwood Library

Kids game on! summer reading table-top & board games

Play board games and card games with friends (while making new ones) at the Midwood Library.

Ages 6 and up.

Game On!

Kids Create: Paper Sparklers

Mon, Jul 1   2:15 pm to 3:00 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Kids summer reading

Come and create your own paper "sparkler" just in time for July 4th.

Kids Create: Paper Sparklers

Kids Create

Mon, Jul 1   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Kensington Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Join us for a craft project. Children of all ages are welcome!

Kids Create

Summer Reading 2019 Teen Programs

Mon, Jul 1   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Bedford Library

Teens arts and crafts summer reading teen time

Summer Reading Program 2019: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES is HERE!!!

Come join us for a great Summer of Fun  including Crafts, DIY, and How to writing programs.

So get ready for an exciting hours of Creativity!!!

...

Summer Reading 2019 Teen Programs

Dungeons and Dragons

Mon, Jul 1   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids summer reading table-top & board games

Join experienced and new players for Paerdegat's first  Dungeons and Dragons, aka D&D!  This fun roleplaying game features impersonation, group decision making, and lots of adventure.  Beginners welcome!

Materials...

Dungeons and Dragons

Game On! Board Games

Mon, Jul 1   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Lots Library

Kids game on! summer reading

Come and play some of your favorite board games including Monopoly, Jenga, Connect Four, Uno, Candyland and more.

Game On! Board Games

JUL
2

Story Play with RIF

Tue, Jul 2   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play summer reading

Join us for stories, singing, and playtime!

Story Play with RIF

Free Summer Meals

Tue, Jul 2   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Stone Avenue, Meeting Room

Kids free summer meals summer reading

Children and teens can visit our branch for free Summer Meals from June 27th - August30th.

Free Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Tue, Jul 2   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Kids summer meals summer reading

Join us every weekday all summer long for a free sandwich and a milk provided by the DOE. 

Summer Meals

Kids Gardening Club

Tue, Jul 2   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   New Lots Library

Kids gardening kids explore summer reading

Children will explore the magic of watching a tiny seed turn into something they can eat. Plant seeds, read stories, sing and take home plants.

Kids Gardening Club

Kids Create: Beads!

Tue, Jul 2   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Join us for making your very own beaded bracelets and necklaces! 

Kids Create: Beads!

Game On!

Tue, Jul 2   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Midwood Library

Kids game on! summer reading table-top & board games

Play board games and card games with friends (while making new ones) at the Midwood Library.

Ages 6 and up.

Game On!

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