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17

coloring for kids

Sun, Feb 17   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years

We provide fantastic coloring sheets and crayons.  Your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.  

coloring for kids

English Conversation Group

Sun, Feb 17   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults english conversation group

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

Tax Help

Sun, Feb 17   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free!
To participate, you...

Tax Help

Tax Help

Sun, Feb 17   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Lots, Computer Room

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free!
To participate, you must have a valid email address and basic computer skills....

Tax Help

Chess Club

Sun, Feb 17   1:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Sunday Story Time

Sun, Feb 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years story play storytime

Bring your children to the library to enjoy stories, fingerplay, games, songs and other interesting activities.  You may also interact with other parents, kids and caregivers.

Sunday Story Time

Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

Sun, Feb 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults black history month book discussion women's history month

The Black Luminary Society invites Brooklyn Public Library patrons to join in a two-part series celebrating the life and legacy of literary ancestor, Zora Neale Hurston and the recently released book Barracoon. 

PART I
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Zora Neale Hurston: A Discussion of Barracoon and Her Amazing Life

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Feb 17   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults world language conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required.

As of June 2018 the Japanese Conversation Group Scedule class has changed.

There will be just 3 classes for...

Japanese Conversation Group

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Feb 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 as well as selections by Lev Zhurbin.

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
19

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Older Adults

Join us for a free exercise and movement class especially for older adults!  A low impact, holistic exercise class led by an experienced teacher, this class meets weekly and is open to all!

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   McKinley Park, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

An hour of fun songs, stories and toys with other toddlers. Space is limited, registration is required before attending the program - please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk. Ages 18-36 months

Toddler Time

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 6:00 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)

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Thrive NYC 心理健康急救培训-成人版 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   New Utrecht, Auditorium

Adults chinese mental health mhfa

培训定义:心理健康急救培训 (Mental Health First Aid Training) 是一项具有开创意义的公共教育计划,旨在帮助人们了解在他人遭遇心理健康或药物滥用危机时,用正确的语言与技能给予协助。

为何参加培训:每年,至少有五分之一的纽约市成人可能受精神疾病的困扰。为构建支持更多且更具包容性的社区,了解如何应对危机至关重要。

如何参加培训:纽约市通过 Thrive NYC 计划为所有市民提供免费的心理健康急救培训。

培训详情...

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Thrive NYC 心理健康急救培训-成人版  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Free Financial Coaching

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business finance

Meet with a financial counselor to develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability. In addition to obtaining a free credit...

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Free Financial Coaching

Chess Club

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 7:45 pm   Midwood Library

Adults table-top & board games

Free chess sets are available to use in the public area of the library. Please complete any chess games up till 15 minutes before closing. Please don't use chess clocks - thanks.

Chess Club

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) FREE

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 4:30 pm   Coney Island, Meeting Room 1

Adults income tax tax help

Urban Bound assists families who earn $70,000 or less and individuals who earn $35,000 or less.

Please bring the following required information:

Picture ID

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  FREE

StoryPlay 10am

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 10am

Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare )

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 5:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults

 

Enroll in a Health Insurance Policy of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare )

Toddler Time @the YMCA

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Greenpoint Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

**This program takes place at the YMCA on 99 Meserole Ave.**
A closed Greenpoint Library isn't going to stop our Toddler Time! Storytime for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

**Please note, adults accompanying children must fill a...

Toddler Time @the YMCA

U.S. Census Hiring Workshop

Tue, Feb 19   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults career

The 2020 U.S. Census is hiring locally for many temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a...

U.S. Census Hiring Workshop

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

Babies & Books

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Carroll Gardens Library

Birth to Five Years

Bring your baby for a relaxing program full of fun stories, singing and play.  This is a great opportunity for children to practice developing social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills.

 

This program...

Babies & Books

Story Play with RIF

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Arlington Library

Birth to Five Years

Enjoy books, rhymes and songs, followed by playtime! Sign up for Reading is Fundamental (RIF) after the program, and receive free books!

Story Play with RIF

Storytime

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Brower Park Library, Meeting/Auditorium Room

Birth to Five Years babies & books story play toddler time

Listen to picture book read-alouds, sing songs, and then enjoy playtime.

Storytime

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Canarsie Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

For more resources for you and your toddler, click here.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years

Join us for books, fingerplays, rhymes, playtime and songs! Specifically tailored for toddlers who are walking independently, up to age 3.

Toddler Time

Babies & Books

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Macon, Small Auditorium

Birth to Five Years

Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys and meet new friends! For babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers.

Tickets are required and will be handed out at the reference desk 1/2 hour before the program's start time.

Babies & Books

Storytime

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Brower Park Library, Meeting/Auditorium Room

Birth to Five Years

Join us for stories and songs, with playtime and socialization afterwards for children birth to 5 years and their caregivers.  

Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Saratoga Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Join us for storytime with songs & more! Ages 3-5. Space at storytimes is limited. Children’s programs may include films, crafts, games, open play sessions, technology and other activities. Groups and daycares are best accommodated with prior...

Preschool Storytime

Kids Create! First 5 Years

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Clinton Hill, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years

Join other little artists in creative exploration with a new art project every week!

Kids Create! First 5 Years

Bilingual Storytime

Tue, Feb 19   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Washington Irving Library

Birth to Five Years spanish storytime

Spanish-English storytime. You guessed it -- the Brooklyn Library offers multilingual storytimes! They are a great way to introduce your young child to new languages, or enforce languages already spoken at home. Beyond that, multilingualism...

Bilingual Storytime

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   10:45 am to 11:15 am   Pacific, Basement Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years toddler time

Come and join us for songs, stories and more while meeting other children and caregivers in the neighborhood! 

Ages 18 months-3 years.

Toddler Time

Preschool Storytime with RIF

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   McKinley Park, Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years preschool storytime

Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years with RIF book distribution. Space is limited, registration is required before attending the program - please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk.

Preschool Storytime with RIF

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

Story Play

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Birth to Five Years preschool story play storytime

Brief storytime followed by free play time with toys for ages birth to 5.

Story Play

Digital Storytelling for Mac

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric

Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story. Also learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips, interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio...

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Digital Storytelling for Mac

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. (18-36 months)

Toddler Time

Story Play with RIF

Tue, Feb 19   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

Tai Chi

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ulmer Park, Meeting Room

Adults

Join us for some light exercise and find your center in our weekly Tai Chi Class.

Tai Chi

Family Open Play

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Mill Basin Library

Birth to Five Years

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers--join us at Mill Basin for toys and friends!

Family Open Play

Preschool Storytime for 2.5 - 4 years old

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Enjoy our Story time with books, puppets and games. Little Hands Craft Time means more fun and more crafts. Join us to sing and learn about the Letter People.

For children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years old and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime for 2.5 - 4 years old

Toddler Time

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kings Highway, Children's Meeting Room

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers.

For children 18 months to 3 years with...

Toddler Time

Workforce1 Recruitment Event (Macon Library)

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults career

The Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center is partnering with Macon Library to reach job-seekers in Brooklyn. Workforce1 recruiters will be at the library to pre-screen candidates for available job openings.

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Workforce1 Recruitment Event (Macon Library)

Resume & Career Help (Stone Avenue Library)

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Stone Avenue Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian for help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, ask for feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Stone Avenue Library)

Excel Basics

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults techknowledge

Want to learn how to get started using Excel? this is the class for you. We will cover all you need to get started utiliing this amazing program. Stop in, ask questions, get answers, its never too late to learn.

Excel Basics

Overeaters Anonymous

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Midwood Library

Adults support groups

2nd floor Community Room

Overeaters Anonymous

StoryPlay 11am

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Birth to Five Years

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 11:00am. Space is limited; get your...

StoryPlay 11am

Email Basics

Tue, Feb 19   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Bushwick Library, Spectrum Learning Lab

Adults techknowledge

Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

What is email and why use it?

The various types of email providers available.

How...

Email Basics

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