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OCT
19

Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Sat, Oct 19   9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults all ages book sale

Join us for the 2019 Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Clear off your shelves…

Drop your book donations near the Returns desk at Central Library during open hours.  Any materials sold at the sale will provide support to the Brooklyn...

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Big Brooklyn Book Sale

Central Library Community Engagement Event

Sat, Oct 19   10:30 am to 2:30 pm   Central Library

Teens, Adults community partner everyone is welcome here

BPL is embarking on an ambitious and exciting plan to modernize the Central Library to:

Create brand new spaces Improve and expand services Enhance the patron experience

Join us at BPL’s Big Brooklyn Book Sale to share your ideas...

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Central Library Community Engagement Event

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Sat, Oct 19   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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Eastern Parkway Library

Kids storytime

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some new ones that we think you'll enjoy!

All ages are welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

NEW FOR DV-...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

1619:400 Years Later

Sat, Oct 19   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Adults 400 Years Later

Join us for a journey through history as we commemorate 400 years since the first slaves were brought to Jamestown Virginia through a workshop of African Dance and Folktales presented by Urban Stages.

1619:400 Years Later

OCT
20

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sun, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

OCT
21

Free Writing Workshop with NYWC

Mon, Oct 21   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public. These writing groups are open to writers of all genres – poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else – and even...

Free Writing Workshop with NYWC

DIY for Teens

Mon, Oct 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Teens after school arts and crafts teen time

Come to Eastern Parkway and enjoy making crafts using materials of your choice with other teens!

DIY for Teens

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

Mon, Oct 21   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl presents

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."

In her memoir, Power offers an...

Samantha Power on The Education of an Idealist

OCT
22

Brooklyn Robotics League Orientation & Meeting

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

Do you love LEGOS, robotics and teamwork? Then join our new Brooklyn Robotics League.

In partnership with NYC First, BPL will host weekly workshops leading up to the big competition at Central Library.

Dates for the competitions...

Register
Brooklyn Robotics League Orientation & Meeting

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 22   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE BLACONY CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
23

Storyplay

Wed, Oct 23   10:00 am to 10:45 am   Eastern Parkway Library

Birth to Five Years

Please join us for Story time and Play time

Storyplay

Anime Club for Teens

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Teens after school anime and manga teen time

Come enjoy all things anime with other teens here at Eastern Parkway!

Anime Club for Teens

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

OCT
24

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Thu, Oct 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Library

Adults arts and crafts

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Zumba with ShapeUp NYC!

Thu, Oct 24   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Adults fitness

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

Zumba with ShapeUp NYC!

The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

Thu, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   McNally Jackson at City Point

Adults author talks bpl literary prize bpl presents brooklyn eagles

Join the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Eagles, City Point and McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers for an evening of books and bubbly, plus a sneak peek at the new store, celebrating The 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize...

Register
The Brooklyn Literary Prize Celebrates the Shortlist Authors

OCT
25

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Fri, Oct 25   12:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Older Adults arts and crafts fiber arts

Every Friday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Fri, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Teen Tech Time

Fri, Oct 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Teens after school game on! teen tech time teen time

Come to Eastern Parkway and have fun playing video games with other teens!

Teen Tech Time

OCT
26

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you &...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Eastern Parkway Library

Kids storytime

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some new ones that we think you'll enjoy!

All ages are welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Bedford Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Older Adults adult learning creative aging

“Due to our diverse city, we should learn to communicate with everyone.”

You might be able to save a life by just knowing the basics.

Join us in this American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons where you will learn...

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

NEW FOR DV-...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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Slavery is an Act of War

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra; staged readings with Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Ian Brennan as John Brown and Jumaane Williams as Frederick Douglass

Slavery is an Act of War

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Greg Tate reads an essay of cultural criticism from Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader.

Greg Tate is an African-American writer, cultural critic, musician, and producer. The...

Greg Tate Reads Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

The 1619 Project

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Second Floor

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter covering segregation and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, discusses the 1619 Project and how it is reframing the way we look at American history.

The 1619 Project

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Sat, Oct 26   9:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess reading poems based on the narrative of Henry Box Brown who escaped from slavery enclosed in a box. Jess and Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, will continue with a...

Representations of Enslaved Peoples in Literature presented by the Center for Black Literature

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Languages & Literature

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

The backbone of resistance, from the earliest insurrections on slave ships and plantations to Black Power politics and recent social movements, are the communities and institutions build by them to both protect and project the cultural forms,...

Weeksville Heritage Center Presents: Dr. Kwasi Konadu on Resistance through Community and Institution-Building

Sherman Fleming on n00se

Sat, Oct 26   10:15 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

Sherman Fleming discuess n00se, a project prompted by the mediated media exposing the policing and killing of black bodies. As part of n00se, Fleming goes about his daily activities while wearing a hangman's noose around his neck. 

Sherman Fleming on n00se

OCT
27

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Sun, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

OCT
28

Free Writing Workshop with NYWC

Mon, Oct 28   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public. These writing groups are open to writers of all genres – poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else – and even...

Free Writing Workshop with NYWC

DIY for Teens

Mon, Oct 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Teens after school arts and crafts teen time

Come to Eastern Parkway and enjoy making crafts using materials of your choice with other teens!

DIY for Teens

OCT
29

Kids Create

Tue, Oct 29   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Bedford Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join us for a fun and engaging craft or art project.  Bring your creative side and let's create!

Kids Create

Brooklyn Robotics League Team Meeting

Tue, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Kids bklyn robotics league techknowledge

This year’s theme is City Shaper; kids and teens (ages 9-14) will learn to use LEGO EV3 robotics while exploring STEM concepts that transport teams into space.

In partnership with NYC First, BPL will host weekly workshops leading up to...

Brooklyn Robotics League Team Meeting

MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

Tue, Oct 29   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults philosophy in the library

THIS WEEK'S CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE TRUSTEES ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CENTRAL.

"MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY" is a free fourteen-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein.

The decisions...

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MAJORITY VERSUS MINORITY: How the Supreme Court Reasons

OCT
30

Story Play

Wed, Oct 30   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Eastern Parkway Library

Birth to Five Years story play storytime

Please join us dor stories and playtime.

Story Play

Anime Club for Teens

Wed, Oct 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Teens after school anime and manga teen time

Come enjoy all things anime with other teens here at Eastern Parkway!

Anime Club for Teens

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Oct 30   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults diy fiber arts

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our weekly meetup and learn and share with each other. Bring your ideas, tools, and materials. We welcome all ages and all skill levels.

Fiber Arts Group

OCT
31

Zumba with ShapeUp NYC!

Thu, Oct 31   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Adults fitness

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

Zumba with ShapeUp NYC!

NOV
1

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Fri, Nov 1   12:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Older Adults arts and crafts fiber arts

Every Friday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

Fri, Nov 1   1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library Learning Center

Adults, Older Adults adult learning citizenship immigrant services

Visit the Central Library - Adult Learning Center for assistance with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process:

Free digital photos and scanning Translation services when necessary

 

 ...

Diversity Lottery - Free Application Assistance

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