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OCT
20

2018 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Sat, Oct 20   9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults

Clear off your shelves…

Drop your book donations at Central Library during open hours.  Any materials sold at the sale will provide support to the Brooklyn Public Library collections and programs. Unsold material will be donated for resale...

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2018 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Business English

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Marcy Library

Adults business english conversation group esol

Practice talking about work and careers with others, while learning important business vocabulary. Through small group instruction focused on teaching practical business writing, communication and public speaking skills, this program for...

Business English

Couponing

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Adults

Come in and pick out clipped coupons & weekly circulars to SAVE money on your groceries, personal products, household items and more.

Couponing

HSE (Formerly GED) Prep Class

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults adult learning hse tasc

Are you ready to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Do you need extra help with math or writing to pass the TASC exam (formerly known as GED)? Enroll in our FREE fast track hybrid HSE class on Saturdays at Red Hook Library. Classes...

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HSE (Formerly GED) Prep Class

Afro-Aerobics

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   New Lots Library

Adults fitness

Join us for Afro Aerobics every Saturday at New Lots, led by our wonderful instructor Rubens! (ShapeUp NYC). Free and open to the public.

Afro-Aerobics

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults computer basics email

New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-on-one assistance with basic computer use.

Presented by New York Cares.

Open Level Lab: Computer Basics

Shape Up: Cardio Sculpt

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Clinton Hill Library

Adults

Come exercise with our popular local volunteer! No registration is needed.

 

Shape Up: Cardio Sculpt

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 1:45 pm   Flatbush Learning Center

Adults

Visit the Bedford Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos
- Translation services when possible
- Free computer access...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Morning Yoga

Sat, Oct 20   10:15 am to 11:45 am   Fort Hamilton Library

Adults

Reduce stree and gain flexibility ina safe and fun environment

Beginners are welcome

Morning Yoga

ESOL Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults

Join our conversation group, meet others and make new friends as you learn to improve and practice your English language skills.

ESOL Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 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

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Video Production in the Field

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 2:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults bric

This course will give you the skills to produce videos anywhere. You’ll gain hands-on experience using a professional-grade digital video camera, sound equipment, tripods, and portable lighting equipment.

This course has 3 mandatory...

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Video Production in the Field

Television Studio Production

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 4:30 pm   Coney Island Library

Adults bric

This intensive class will introduce you to the basics of studio production, including three camera switching, audio configurations, green screen, as well as floor managing and directing. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified...

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Television Studio Production

National External Diploma Program (NEDP) Orientation

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults hse

Looking for a different way to earn your high school equivalency diploma? The National External Diploma Program could be right for you!

This web-based program for adults offers flexibility to earn your equivalency diploma even if you are...

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National External Diploma Program (NEDP) Orientation

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep class, register for the TASC exam or National External...

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Sat, Oct 20   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Mapleton Library

Adults

 

Explore ways and desire to recover from Eating Disorder. Balance and moderation are the goals. Focus will be on solutions to issues that can lead happy and purposeful lives.

Eating Disorders Anonymous

ESOL Preparation/Class

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Adults

Speakers fo Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who want to learn to speak, read, write and understand English.

Classes are open to adult 17 and older.

All classes meet two days per week.

ESOL Preparation/Class

Greenpoint's Environmental History: A walking tour, lecture and community scanning event

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults author talks environment

***This event will start at 11am with a walking tour at Franklin St. and Calyer St. in Greenpoint. Then a lecture and the community scanning event will meet at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room, 86 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 around...

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Greenpoint's Environmental History: A walking tour, lecture and community scanning event

ESOL Conversation

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults esol

Practice and improve your conversation skills!

Sharpen your English conversation skills, and meet friends from around the world.

ESOL Conversation

Искусство прекрасного настроения / Regain Your Harmony

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults adult learning health and wellness mental health

Ведущая курса Кульпекина Валентина. Арт. техники просто и естественно активизируют творческое самовыражение, поднимают настроение, освобождают от страхов, снимают напряжение!

Интуитивно- Интегральная графика тот метод, от...

Искусство прекрасного настроения / Regain Your Harmony

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Adults

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

English Conversation Group

Latino Book Club: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults book club book discussion

Join other adults for an informal discussion of Isabel Allende’s unforgettable first novel that established the Chilean author as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers.

The House of the Spirits brings to life the...

Latino Book Club: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Kensington Library

Adults citizenship

Join our U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep Group on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.                           ...

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!

English Conversation Group

Read in the Garden

Sat, Oct 20   11:30 am to 1:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults bookish

Come read in our outdoor area! Weather permitting.

Read in the Garden

Resume & Career Help

Sat, Oct 20   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults career resume

Get help writing your resume so you stand out!

Bring a copy of your resume, flash drive, laptop (optional).

Or, if you do not have a resume, bring a list of past employment.

 

Just Drop In!

Resume & Career Help

Dance Fitness (Shape Up NYC)

Sat, Oct 20   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults fitness

Show Up and Shape Up every Saturday at Jamaica Bay for Free Dance Fitness!

Starting September 29, 2018, get ready for an amazing hour of absolute fun, afrobeats, fitness and choreo-class all-in-one with instructor, Alicia...

Dance Fitness (Shape Up NYC)

Meditation Group

Sat, Oct 20   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults adult learning openhouse2018

Join us for an hour of mediation

Meditation Group

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Saratoga Library

Adults

If English is not your first language and you would like to practice your English Language skill on a 1 on 1 setting then come to Saratoga every Saturday from 1 to 3 

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Saratoga Library

Adults

Join other adults who are learning to speak English-FREE!

No registration necessary

Sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library Volunteers

 

English Conversation Group

Fresh Creek Civic Association

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults

civic association meeting

Fresh Creek Civic Association

English Conversation Group

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults

Practice listening to and speaking English with this informal group.

No registration necesssary. The group meets on the second floor.

English Conversation Group

Clarendon Friends Group - Information Sessioin

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Clarendon Library

Adults friends of the library

Friends of BPL are core groups of organized volunteers who help Brooklyn Public Library through advocacy, fundraising and promotion of Library programs and initiatives.

For almost 70 years, Friends of...

Clarendon Friends Group - Information Sessioin

CyPurr Session: Library Privacy Week Extravaganza!

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults internet safety

The CyPurr Collective is celebrating Library Privacy Week the only way they know how: a day of cybersecurity mini-workshops! They are breaking from their usual programming to give participants a bunch of quick little workshops on topics ranging...

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CyPurr Session: Library Privacy Week Extravaganza!

Poetry Club

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults

Discuss poetry in a  comfortable setting.

Poetry Club

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Saturdays, 2 pm on October...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Computer Basics/básicos de las computadoras

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Pacific Library

Adults spanish techknowledge

Come to learn the basics of computers in Spanish.

Ven a aprender los conceptos básicos de las computadoras en español.

Computer Basics/básicos de las computadoras

Shock-Tober Movie Month

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brower Park Library

Adults

Double Feature...October 6, Dracula  (1931, Bela Lugosi,  Todd Browning, Director)

and House of Dracula (1945, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine and Lional Atwill)

October 13, The Fearless Vampire Killers  (1966,...

Shock-Tober Movie Month

Movies @ the Library: North by Northwest (1959)

Sat, Oct 20   2:00 pm to 4:15 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults film movies movies at the library

Please join us for a screening of the classic North By Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.

Movies @ the Library: North by Northwest (1959)

Citizenship Exam Coaching

Sat, Oct 20   2:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults

Come learn the basics of citizenship exam preparation - FREE. Please Pre-Register by contacting the Leonard Library: 718-486-6006. Thank you.

Citizenship Exam Coaching

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sat, Oct 20   2:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos and scanning
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

Sat, Oct 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults

 

I-Ching the book of changes is one of the oldest Chinese classic philosophies that can help us to make decisions that logic alone cannot handle.

Free lectures in Chinese and English.

Due to Public Safety, the...

Advanced Chinese Studies in I-Ching

OCT
21

English Conversation Group

Sun, Oct 21   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

Chess Club

Sun, Oct 21   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

Diversity Visa Lottery

Sun, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Adult Learning Center for free assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. We offer:

- Free digital photos and scanning
- Translation services when possible
- Free...

Diversity Visa Lottery

Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Sun, Oct 21   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults change agents ctle platbpl

Educators will establish basic understandings of gender diversity and approaches for applying them to their professional practice. This training takes participants through a review of basic gender concepts and terminology, and uses both...

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Change Agents Educator Series: Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools (Secondary Educators)

Japanese Conversation Group

Sun, Oct 21   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

OCT
22

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

Mon, Oct 22   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults

Meet with an SBA certified business mentor from SCORE NYC to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE...

Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Mentor

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