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OCT
18

Kids Create: Vampire Bookmarks

Fri, Oct 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts diy fiber arts

From mobiles to monsters and everything in between, we have tons of fun crafts coming up at Gerritsen in the next few months. We are super excited to get creative and see what kind of crafty magic we can create!

Our activities are great...

Kids Create: Vampire Bookmarks

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

Saturday Storytime

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

Birth to Five Years babies & books saturday storytime storytime

Come and enjoy storytime with family and friends!

 

Best for ages 3-5.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kings Highway Library

Kids saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults adult learning esol

Free Beginners' English as a Second Language class for adults (21 and over).   For more info call 718-240-2770 or go to www.tinyurl.com/School6=GetInfo

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Oct 19   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Birth to 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

Poetry Club

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults poetry writing workshop

Discuss poetry in a  comfortable setting.

Poetry Club

OCT
21

Meditation

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults health and wellness yoga and meditation

Join us for a loving kindness meditation and learn compassion for ourselves and our fellows. 

Meditation

Recruiting 2020 U.S. Census Workers

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Adults 2020 census career

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for a variety of temporary full-time and flexible part-time jobs for the 2020 Census, including census takers, office staff, and supervisory staff. No resumes or cover letters are required to apply. Pay...

Recruiting 2020 U.S. Census Workers

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

Toddler Time @the YMCA

Tue, Oct 22   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Greenpoint Library

Birth to Five Years toddler time

**This program takes place at the YMCA on 99 Meserole Ave.**
A closed Greenpoint Library isn't going to stop our Toddler Time! Storytime for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

**Please note, adults accompanying children must fill a...

Toddler Time @the YMCA

Story Play

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Spring Creek Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Join us for stories, singing, and playtime!

Story Play

Babies & Books

Tue, Oct 22   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Kings Highway Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come to this program to hear great stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood.

For babies birth to 18 months and their parents or...

Babies & Books

Chess Club

Tue, Oct 22   2:45 pm to 4:45 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids after school table-top & board games

Enjoy a game of chess!  Instruction available for total beginners, as well as those more advanced.  Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Chess Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics Part: 1

Tue, Oct 22   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics Part: 1 training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces new PC users to...

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics Part: 1

Game On!

Tue, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids game on! table-top & board games

Kids age 6-12 can play board games and other table top games. Bring a friend or make a new one!

Game On!

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults adult learning esol

Free Beginners' English as a Second Language class for adults (21 and over).  Open enrollment.  For more info call 718-240-2770 or go to www.tinyurl.com/School6=GetInfo

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

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

Yoga

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults fitness yoga and meditation

Tap into your zen with Yoga at the Gerritsen Beach Library!

Presented by Harbor Fitness, all fitness levels are welcome.

***PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT***

Yoga

Babies & Books

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kings Highway Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come to this program to hear great stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood.

For babies birth to 18 months and their parents or...

Babies & Books

Cinema: Five Feet Apart

Wed, Oct 23   1:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults movies

BIG-Screen TV;

For Adults & Older Adults (17 & up!)

A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact. (PG-13, 1h 56m)

...

Cinema: Five Feet Apart

Kids Care : Eco Lab

Wed, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts environment gardening

The environment is a bit of a mess right now and since kids are the ones who will be making the big decisions next, we want to start them on the right foot.

Our Eco Lab participants will do experiments, make crafts, and learn lots of new...

Kids Care : Eco Lab

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics Part: 2

Wed, Oct 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults techknowledge

Computer Basics Part: 2 training is designed specifically for those who already have knowledge on computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer.

This lesson introduces PC users to...

Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Basics Part: 2

Book Adventures: Tie in a knot

Wed, Oct 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids after school

Join us as we read books about getting ourselves out of sticky situations like if we were stranded on an island or have to escape from being kidnapped.  Learn the art of rope tying.

Book Adventure is a Read Aloud program followed by...

Book Adventures: Tie in a knot

Kids Create

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Spring Creek Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Arts and crafts program for children to develop their creativity. Have fun and create a project to bring home with you.

Kids Create

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

English Conversation Group

Wed, Oct 23   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults conversations english conversation group esol

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  

Free! - No registration required!

English Conversation Group

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Wed, Oct 23   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults adult learning esol

Free Beginners' English as a Second Language class for adults (21 and over).  Open enrollment.  For more info call 718-240-2770 or go to www.tinyurl.com/School6=GetInfo

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

OCT
24

Babies and Books @the YMCA

Thu, Oct 24   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Greenpoint Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books

**This program takes place at the YMCA on 99 Meserole Ave.**
A closed Greenpoint Library isn't going to stop our Toddler Time! Storytime for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

**Please note, adults accompanying children must fill a...

Babies and Books @the YMCA

Children's Open Play

Thu, Oct 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years first five years toddler time

Come join us in our children's space for open play! Toys, tents, and oh so much fun!

Children's Open Play

Introduction to Lynda.com

Thu, Oct 24   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults techknowledge

Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics and software that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These...

Introduction to Lynda.com

1619: 400 Years of Inequality Series: Freedom Quilt

Thu, Oct 24   3:15 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids after school

Create art of freedom and triumph, to honor the enslaved Africans, who were brought to North America 400 years ago.

 

Ages 6 and up!

1619: 400 Years of Inequality Series: Freedom Quilt

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...

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Books and Brews: Social Creature

Thu, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults book club book discussion

Do you like beer and talking about books? Join us as we discuss:

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Thursday, October 24 at 7 PM

@The Gather Inn Again
2718 Gerritsen Ave.

Books are available at the...

Books and Brews: Social Creature

OCT
25

Babies & Books

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books early literacy storytime toddler time

Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys, and meet new friends!

Babies & Books

Recruiting 2020 U.S. Census Workers

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Adults 2020 census career

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for a variety of temporary full-time and flexible part-time jobs for the 2020 Census, including census takers, office staff, and supervisory staff. No resumes or cover letters are required to apply. Pay...

Recruiting 2020 U.S. Census Workers

Kids Create: Rock Monsters

Fri, Oct 25   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids after school arts and crafts diy fiber arts

From mobiles to monsters and everything in between, we have tons of fun crafts coming up at Gerritsen in the next few months. We are super excited to get creative and see what kind of crafty magic we can create!

Our activities are great...

Kids Create: Rock Monsters

OCT
26

Saturday Storytime

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

Birth to Five Years babies & books saturday storytime storytime

Come and enjoy storytime with family and friends!

 

Best for ages 3-5.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Kings Highway Library

Kids saturday storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults adult learning esol

Free Beginners' English as a Second Language class for adults (21 and over).   For more info call 718-240-2770 or go to www.tinyurl.com/School6=GetInfo

English as a Second Language (ESOL) for Beginners

Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Oct 26   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Spring Creek Library

Birth to 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

Poetry Club

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Adults poetry writing workshop

Discuss poetry in a  comfortable setting.

Poetry Club

’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

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