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DEC
12

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Thu, Dec 12   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Thu, Dec 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

NYS Worker's Compensation Board

Thu, Dec 12   11:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library

Adults business community partner

What is New York Paid Family Leave, and how may it help your family? What is workers’ compensation? What should you do if you are injured on the job? If you’ve wanted to learn more about these important benefits, now is your chance! The NYS...
NYS Worker's Compensation Board

Adult Coloring

Thu, Dec 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults arts and crafts

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Arts & Crafts

Thu, Dec 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids arts and crafts

Enjoy a different arts & crafts project every week.

Arts & Crafts

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Thu, Dec 12   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Jose Villar from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Kids Tech Time

Thu, Dec 12   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids kids tech time

Video gaming for kids.

Kids Tech Time

After School Homework Help

Thu, Dec 12   3:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

DEC
13

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Fri, Dec 13   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Brooklyn Robotics League

Fri, Dec 13   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids 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

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 13   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

DEC
14

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sat, Dec 14   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

BPL Pop-Up Shop

Sat, Dec 14   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

Adults pop-up shop

Brooklyn Public Library is your source for everything you need—the latest books, one of a kind programs, and now BPL merch! Shop fun tees & totes, warm hoodies, and drinkware during our pop-up shop in the lobby at Central. There's something...

Featured Event
BPL Pop-Up Shop

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 14   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

DEC
15

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Sun, Dec 15   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

DEC
16

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Mon, Dec 16   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

Adults world language conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

There won't be any class

December 9,23,30.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Adult Coloring

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults arts and crafts

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Teen Tech Time

Mon, Dec 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Ryder Library

Teens teen tech time

Video gaming for teens.

Teen Tech Time

Afterschool Homework Help

Mon, Dec 16   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids after school

One on one homework help for ages 6-12.

Afterschool Homework Help

After School Homework Help

Mon, Dec 16   3:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

DEC
17

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Tue, Dec 17   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Creative Writing

Tue, Dec 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults creative writing

Tap into your creativity with different writing exercises.

Creative Writing

Children's Movie

Tue, Dec 17   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids family movie movies at the library

Call the Ryder branch for details. 718-331-2962

Children's Movie

After School Homework Help

Tue, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Celebrate Reading with LINC (Story and Craft)

Tue, Dec 17   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids arts and crafts story play storytime

Kids and their parents/ caregivers are invited to celebrate the joy reading.  Hear a wonderful story and then do an activity related to the book afterwards.

This program is presented by Literacy INC.

Celebrate Reading with LINC (Story and Craft)

DEC
18

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Wed, Dec 18   9:00 am to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults christmas holiday

Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with The Office of the Borough President presents a Holiday Drive collecting New Books and Pajamas for children living in family homeless shelters around the borough.

The drive will take place from...

Books & Pajamas Holiday Drive

Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)

Wed, Dec 18   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Adults resume

Meet with a librarian for help with your job search.

Learn where to find job postings and free job training Get feedback on your resume and cover letter Practice for your job interview
Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)

Story Time

Wed, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

An hour of stories, songs, and playing for babies and toddlers.

Story Time

Tai Chi Exercise

Wed, Dec 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults fitness

Chinese exercise

Tai Chi Exercise

Afterschool Homework Help

Wed, Dec 18   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids after school

One on one homework help for ages 6-12.

Afterschool Homework Help

After School Homework Help

Wed, Dec 18   3:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Arts & Crafts

Wed, Dec 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids arts and crafts

Enjoy a different arts & crafts project every week.

Arts & Crafts

Fiber Arts Group

Wed, Dec 18   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

DEC
19

Adult Coloring

Thu, Dec 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults arts and crafts

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Arts & Crafts

Thu, Dec 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids arts and crafts

Enjoy a different arts & crafts project every week.

Arts & Crafts

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Thu, Dec 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Jose Villar from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar

Kids Tech Time

Thu, Dec 19   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids kids tech time

Video gaming for kids.

Kids Tech Time

DEC
20

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Fri, Dec 20   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library

Adults business community partner

What is New York Paid Family Leave, and how may it help your family?

What is workers’ compensation? What should you do if you are injured on the job?

If you’ve wanted to learn more about these important benefits, now is your...

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

Brooklyn Robotics League

Fri, Dec 20   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Ryder Library

Kids 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

Chess Club

Fri, Dec 20   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library

Adults Chess Workshop game on!

Meets 3:30-5:30pm Fridays Art and Music Division. Enjoy a leisurely game of chess for all ages. All skill levels welcome.

Chess Club

After School Homework Help

Fri, Dec 20   3:45 pm to 5:45 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

DEC
21

ASL - American Sign Language For Beginners

Sat, Dec 21   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

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Dec 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library

Birth to Five Years drag queen story hour first five years saturday storytime

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy!

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

DEC
23

Crossword Puzzles

Mon, Dec 23   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Central Library

Adults adult learning alzheimer's literacy mental health

Try your hand at either the Monday NYT Mini Crossword Puzzle or the Regular Monday NYT Crossword Puzzle.

Pick up your puzzle at the Language and Literature Reference Desk.  Puzzles are available to the  first twelve patrons....

Crossword Puzzles

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Mon, Dec 23   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

Adults world language conversation

Improve your French language in an informal and fun setting.

The class is free and no registrations is required.

There won't be any class

December 9,23,30.

 

French Conversation Group -Beginners

Adult Coloring

Mon, Dec 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ryder Library

Adults arts and crafts

Relax & enjoy an hour of coloring.

Adult Coloring

Teen Tech Time

Mon, Dec 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Ryder Library

Teens teen tech time

Video gaming for teens.

Teen Tech Time

Afterschool Homework Help

Mon, Dec 23   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Ryder Library

Kids after school

One on one homework help for ages 6-12.

Afterschool Homework Help

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