E.g., Oct 15 2019
NOV
4

Chess Workshop

Mon, Nov 4   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

Book Discussions: Classic Shorter Fiction (“Bartleby the Scrivener”)

Mon, Nov 4   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

“Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville

Set in nineteenth-century New York, Bartleby is a law office copyist on Wall Street. His consistent response to job assignments: “I would prefer not to.”

“Bartleby the Scrivener” is...

Book Discussions: Classic Shorter Fiction (“Bartleby the Scrivener”)

NOV
5

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Music with Marc: Around the World and Back Again!

Tue, Nov 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Marc Evan Diaz is an accomplished Urban Music Educator and Music Producer who has produced 16 international children’s albums representing songs from different countries, styles, and time periods. Come sing with Marc as we explore music from this...

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing: Music with Marc: Around the World and Back Again!

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Nov 5   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

The 4 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman poet and writing instructor.

Presented by Adult Services/Languages & Literature.

Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and...

Creative Writing Workshop

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Nov 5   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Nov 5   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

NOV
6

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 6   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

The Review Panel

Wed, Nov 6   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults artist talks bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

NOV
7

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Thu, Nov 7   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness

Meet with a New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselor at their table in the Central Library Grand Lobby. They can help you learn more about how to register for:

Medicaid (Apply year round. Help with Medicaid...
Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Nov 7   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

NOV
8

Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

Fri, Nov 8   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents green series

Terry Tempest Williams will be the November Green Series speaker.

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist: Terry Tempest Williams is one of our most impassioned defenders of public...

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Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

NOV
9

Book Launch: Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen

Sat, Nov 9   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids author talks events for youth and family

Brooklyn Public Library and Stories Bookshop are thrilled to present an afternoon of fun and fashion with Eva Chen for Brooklyn families. Come hear her new picture book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure!

Featured Event
Book Launch: Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen

NOV
10

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Sun, Nov 10   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents silent movie matinee

We celebrate Mabel’s birthday today as a movie pioneer. She entered films in 1910, was a co-founding member of producer Mack Sennett’s slapstick-based Keystone Studio in 1912, directed her own films by late 1913 and briefly had her own studio,...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

Sun, Nov 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes

This chamberlike improvising trio specializes in music of traditional Latin American origin.

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Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

NOV
12

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Tue, Nov 12   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness

Meet with a New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselor at their table in the Central Library Grand Lobby. They can help you learn more about how to register for:

Medicaid (Apply year round. Help with Medicaid...
Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Nov 12   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Nov 12   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

Tue, Nov 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Golbal initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, co-presents the Vera Quartet with guest Meng-Chieh Liu. Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String...

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Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

NOV
13

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 13   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
14

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Nov 14   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Central Library Cookbook Club

Thu, Nov 14   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book club conversations cooking

Do you like to cook, talk about cooking, learn about techniques, try a variety of cuisines, share recipes and more? Join us at our monthly Cookbook Club!  

Central Library Cookbook Club

NOV
16

The Monster Who Ate My Peas by ArtsPower

Sat, Nov 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family performance

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears...

Featured Event
The Monster Who Ate My Peas by ArtsPower

NOV
17

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

“Uncovered” presents the music of African-American composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson in concert. The event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

NOV
18

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Nov 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi at Central

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Chess Workshop

Mon, Nov 18   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Age of Faith)

Mon, Nov 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

The Age of Faith (volume 4 of The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant)

We will discuss aspects of Islam and Judaism, as well as medieval music and Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Please join us for a three part series of...

Featured Event
History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Age of Faith)

NOV
19

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz & Camille

Tue, Nov 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come dance along to "silly jazz" with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: "The Monster Under My Bed," "Muffin Man," and “Chopsticks."

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz & Camille

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Nov 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

The 4 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

Presented by Adult Services/Languages & Literature.

Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and...

Creative Writing Workshop

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Nov 19   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Nov 19   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

Tue, Nov 19   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social...

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Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

NOV
20

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

Register
Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
21

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Thu, Nov 21   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness

Meet with a New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselor at their table in the Central Library Grand Lobby. They can help you learn more about how to register for:

Medicaid (Apply year round. Help with Medicaid...
Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Nov 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

NOV
23

Cara's Caterpillars

Sat, Nov 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family live music music

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs!

Featured Event
Cara's Caterpillars

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Nov 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults health and wellness

Managing your blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Join us and learn how.

Are you feeling FRUSTRATED NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN’T EAT?

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood...

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

NOV
24

Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

Sun, Nov 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Presenting their Grammy Award-winning project A Love Supreme: The music of John Coltrane. This event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships arriving in America and the impact of African Americans on music...

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Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

NOV
25

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Nov 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Chess Workshop

Mon, Nov 25   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

NOV
26

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Nov 26   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Nov 26   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

NOV
27

Babies & Books

Wed, Nov 27   1:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

Stories, songs and age appropriate toys for tots ages 0-18 months.

Babies & Books

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 27   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

Register
Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
30

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Sat, Nov 30   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness

Meet with a New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselor at their table in the Central Library Grand Lobby. They can help you learn more about how to register for:

Medicaid (Apply year round. Help with Medicaid...
Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

DEC
2

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Dec 2   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Chess Workshop

Mon, Dec 2   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

DEC
3

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Dec 3   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

Andrea Beaty presents Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Tue, Dec 3   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids author talks events for youth and family

Did you hear? There’s a new Questioneer! Acclaimed author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts join forces once again for the latest addition to their bestselling Questioneer series, Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Meet Sofia Valdez, a Mexican...

Andrea Beaty presents Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Dec 3   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

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