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SEP
19

Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: Leila Taylor discusses Darkly

Thu, Sep 19   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival

To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence...

Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend: Leila Taylor discusses Darkly

SEP
20

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

Fri, Sep 20   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults citizenship

A free workshop to help eligible lawful permanent residents (green card holders) prepare their N-400, Application for Naturalization. Immigration experts will be available to answer legal questions and review applications. Registration is not...

CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshop

SEP
21

Universal Makerspace: Put a Spin On It!

Sat, Sep 21   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens adhd developmental disabilities inclusive services learning disabilities

Looking for something to do with your hands? Come make your own fidgets and then give them a whirl.

 

For ages 13 and up with and without disabilities.    

For more information call...

Universal Makerspace:  Put a Spin On It!

Imagining and Expression

Sat, Sep 21   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults creative writing

Join us for the library’s second collaborative writing event with the Organism for Poetic Research (organismforpoeticresearch.org) and contribute to the forthcoming publication of Executive Orders Volume III, an experimental project in...

Imagining and Expression

SEP
22

Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

Sun, Sep 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brooklyn Borough Hall

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival conversations

*This event will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza's main stage located at 209 Joralemon Street.

Second Read is BPL’s series of live-criticism examining the work of contemporary and canonical classics. Susan Sontag, the...

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Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

Hacker Hours

Sun, Sep 22   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience. The format is super simple: you bring a thing you want to learn or a project to build, and work alongside others doing the same. If you have a question, we will...

Hacker Hours

SEP
23

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Sep 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Sep 23   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, Sep 23   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

DYCD Building Bridges: Understanding Fundraising for 2020 Part 2

Mon, Sep 23   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business research

Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) Buildling Bridges Event

Learn Proposal Writing to support your organization by identifying appropriate funders, learning their perspectives, and creating a comprehensive and...

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DYCD Building Bridges: Understanding Fundraising for 2020 Part 2

SEP
24

Mobile Phone Podcasting

Tue, Sep 24   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Learn to use your mobile device to record and edit podcasts. We’ll start with simple interview and recording techniques. You’ll also explore the editing and recording apps to help you produce your podcast content anywhere and anytime.

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Mobile Phone Podcasting

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Sep 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our Wii Switch is your Wii Switch every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Arms and more. (grades 6 and up.) See...

Teen Tech Time

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Sep 24   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

SEP
25

Philosophy Discussion Group

Wed, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults philosophy in the library

Philosophy begins in wonder. Plato

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Philosophy Discussion Group

Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

Wed, Sep 25   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached capacity and registration has been closed.

Co-presented with Greenlight Books, BPL Presents musician and activist Billy Bragg, in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. Bragg diagnoses...

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Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

SEP
26

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Sep 26   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Motion Graphics with After Effects

Thu, Sep 26   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults adobe creative cloud bric techknowledge

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating dynamic motion graphics and video effects compositing. This course covers the basics of the After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing,...

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Sep 26   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults resume

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Jamaica Bay Library

Adults adult learning resume

Looking to improve your resume or create a new one?

Then come to Jamaica Bay Library for a one-on-one resume...

One-on-One Resume Help

Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group: Day of the Locust

Thu, Sep 26   7:15 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion business

The Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group:

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

 

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Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group: Day of the Locust

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

Thu, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, joins ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero (via video call) to discuss his new memoir, Permanent Record, which reveals for the first...

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ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

SEP
27

Interviewing Basics

Fri, Sep 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults career

Many job seekers are unsure how to prepare for a job interview, or don't realize that they have to prepare at all! This presentation will cover what you should do before, during and after a job interview to avoid any missteps and have the best...

Interviewing Basics

SEP
28

Money Is Power

Sat, Sep 28   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Attend this invaluable financial  seminar to gain in-depth knowledge from financial experts who will address setting financial goals for creating a budget, establishing an emergency savings plan, increasing savings, improving credit,...

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Money Is Power

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Sep 28   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

SEP
29

Hacker Hours

Sun, Sep 29   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults computer programming techknowledge

Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience. The format is super simple: you bring a thing you want to learn or a project to build, and work alongside others doing the same. If you have a question, we will...

Hacker Hours

SEP
30

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Sep 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Sep 30   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, Sep 30   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

Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a Podcast

Mon, Sep 30   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults podcasting and audio recording techknowledge

Do you have an idea for a podcast, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to learn more about what producing a podcast entails? In this class, we’ll go over some of the first questions you should ask yourself (and your potential listeners!)...

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a Podcast

OCT
1

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Oct 1   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens

It's On! Crush the competition, race to the finish line, show-off your moves. Come alone, or bring a friend, our Wii Switch is your Wii Switch every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. We  have Mario Kart, Arms and more. (grades 6 and up.) See...

Teen Tech Time

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Oct 1   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

BRIC Media Arts Orientation

Tue, Oct 1   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric techknowledge

Learn about all the courses and media resources presented by BRIC. Join us for an orientation and get a great introduction to what Public Access is all about— free and low-cost, high-quality media courses, and the wide variety of services...

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BRIC Media Arts Orientation

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 1   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

OCT
2

Introduction to Proposal Writing (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Wed, Oct 2   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business research

Candid (candid.org) is a new 501C3 nonprofit organization created when Foundation Center (foundationcenter.org) and GuideStar (guidestar.org) joined forces in early 2019. Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they...

Introduction to Proposal Writing (By Candid, formerly Foundation Center, staff)

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 2   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Artist Books in Action: humor, satire, parody

Wed, Oct 2   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Join Franklin Furnace Director Emerita and celebrated artist Martha Wilson for this second Artist Books in Action program as part of the exhibition Franklin Furnace: Performance is Public at Brooklyn Public Library. She and three guest panelists—...

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Artist Books in Action: humor, satire, parody

OCT
3

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Thu, Oct 3   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer programming health and wellness

Please join our premier virtual bowling team. Participants will learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One. After some practice, we will challenge other libraries around Brooklyn Public Library, to meet and compete with...

Library Lanes: Older Adults Bowling League

Get to Know Your Camera

Thu, Oct 3   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Learn photography basics like camera settings, resolution, exposure levels, composition theory, and shot types that make your pictures pop.

Presented by BRIC, BPL's lead media education partner. Click RSVP to register with FareHarbor.

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Get to Know Your Camera

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, Oct 3   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

Adults resume

One-on-One Resume Help

Thu, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Jamaica Bay Library

Adults adult learning resume

Looking to improve your resume or create a new one?

Then come to Jamaica Bay Library for a one-on-one resume...

One-on-One Resume Help

Digital Photo Enhancement

Thu, Oct 3   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. Get hands-on experience with GIMP, a free, versatile photo editing software program.

Presented by BRIC, BPL'...

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Digital Photo Enhancement

Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island

Thu, Oct 3   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage.

Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one that turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of...

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Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island

OCT
5

Events for Youth and Families: A Bilingual Family Concert with Mister G

Sat, Oct 5   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids live music music performance

Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: A Bilingual Family Concert with Mister G

OCT
7

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Mon, Oct 7   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Older Adults computer basics positive aging

Learning to use a computer is not just for young people. Join as we explore the world of technology, using laptops.

Topics include computer basics, internet, email, online banking, online health information, Microsoft Word, Microsoft...

Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Oct 7   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, Oct 7   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

Money Matters | Fund Your Business: Financing for Entrepreneurs

Mon, Oct 7   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business finance

Learn about innovative funding alternatives for startups and very small businesses. Representatives from iFundWomen, BOC Capital, Dime Bank and other lending organizations will discuss options available to fund your business venture....

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Money Matters | Fund Your Business: Financing for Entrepreneurs

OCT
8

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sunny Songsters

Tue, Oct 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come sing and dance with the Sunny Songsters! We take children on an exciting musical journey filled with instruments, scarves, bubbles and much more. We sing a mix of original tunes and classic children's songs.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sunny Songsters

Edit Photos on Your Phone

Tue, Oct 8   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bric photography techknowledge

Up your social media game and learn to make your photos web-ready with this free two-hour class on editing photos using Adobe's FREE photo editing software. For iPhone and Android users.

Please come...

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Edit Photos on Your Phone

Teen Tech Time

Tue, Oct 8   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Teens, age 12+, battle it for supremacy playing SuperSmash Brothers or racing to the number 1 spot in Mario Kart. 

Have fun! Make friends! Get a free book!*

Teen Tech Time is a welcoming sapce.

Teen Tech Time

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Oct 8   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

OCT
9

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

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