Branch Library Events for August

August 2, 2011

Central Library and Plaza- Brooklyn Public Library

We love the Brooklyn Public Library is an incredible place to experience free activities and educational events. This August, the library is offering tons of free workshops and activities for both kids and adults like arts and craft programs, RIF, book groups, games and music all across the borough.

*Please note, programs are subject to change. Be sure to call your local library to confirm event details.

Bedford Library
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

This & That (Kids)
Enjoy arts, crafts, gaming, books and other fun stuff!
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2:30 PM

Teen Time
Enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2:30 PM

Movie (Kids)
Enjoy a free film screening.
Friday, Aug 26, 2:30 PM

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 11 AM

Borough Park Library
1265 43rd St. at 13th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.
Wednesdays, Aug 10 & 24, 1:30 PM

English Conversation Group (Adults)
Mondays, 6 PM

Story Play (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Tuesdays, Aug 9 & 23, 3 PM

Brownsville Library
61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Knitting & Crochet (Adults)
Learn to knit or crochet. Please bring supplies.
Wednesdays, 1 PM

Story Time (Birth to Five Years)
Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
No session Aug 26

Bushwick Library
340 Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.
Wednesdays, 1 PM

Teen Time
Enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

First Mondays Book Swap (Teens)
Swap your old books for others! No textbooks, workbooks or magazines. Kids under 12 can participate if they have a juvenile non-restricted library card.
Monday, Aug 1, 3:30 PM
Youth Wing

Teen Book Review Club
Discuss a novel and bring a written 12-paragrpah review for our Goodreads page. Ages 12 to 18 with a juvenile non-restricted library card.
Tuesday, Aug 2, 4 PM
Youth Wing

Microsoft Excel Class (Adults)
Basic computer knowledge required.
Saturdays, Aug 6 & 13, 10 AM
Room 216

Book Discussion: Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas (Adults)
Thursday, Aug 18, 2 PM
Second Floor Meeting Room

Microsoft Word Class (Adults)
Basic computer knowledge required.
Saturdays, Aug 20 & 27, 10 AM
Room 216

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time & Take-a-Book (Kids)
Listen to bedtime stories and get a free Keats book. Ages 3 to 8.
Thursday, Aug 25, 7:30 PM
Youth Wing

Fiber Arts Group (Adults)
Develop individual knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint and embroidery projects.
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Trustees’ Room

Clarendon Library
2035 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesdays, Aug 3 & 17, 2:30 PM

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College (Adults)
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships, etc.
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1:30 PM

Board Games (Kids)
Fridays, 2:30 PM

Clinton Hill Library
380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Book Discussion (Teens)
Call for title.
Thursday, Aug 4, 4 PM

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.
Tuesdays, 4:15 PM

Kids’ Korner (Kids)
Play games, watch movies and make crafts.
Wednesdays, 4:15 PM

Board Games (Adults)
Thursdays, 4 PM
No session Aug 25

Toddler Time
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.
Fridays, 11:15 AM

Teen Time
Enjoy books, games and music.
Fridays, 4 PM

Coney Island Library
1901 Mermaid Ave. (Near W. 19th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Book Discussion: The Third Man by Graham Greene (Adults)
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2:30 PM

English Conversation Group (Adults)
Thursdays, 1 PM

Cortelyou Library
1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Tuesdays, Aug 2, 2:30 PM
No session Aug 23 &30

PlayStation Gaming (Teens)
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Thursdays, 4 PM
No session Aug 31

Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave. at Maple St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Chess (Teens)
Beginners welcome.
Wednesdays, Aug 10 & 24, 3:30 PM

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 PM
No session Aug 1 & 3

Knitting (Seniors)
Mondays, 1 PM

Games (Kids)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM
No session Aug 12 & 26

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
No session Aug 10 & 24

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 11:30 AM
First Five Years

Eastern Parkway Library
1044 Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213-4802

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Monday, Aug 1, 1 PM

Fun Fridays (Kids)
Enjoy PlayStation, anime drawing and more.
Fridays, 4 PM

FLATBUSH LIBRARY
22 Linden Blvd. at Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM

Flatbush Library
2065 Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Tuesdays, Aug 16 & 30, 2:30 PM

Games & Puzzles (Kids)
Thursdays, 2 PM

Toddler Time
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.
Fridays, 11 AM

Gerritsen Library
2808 Gerritsen Ave. ( Bartlett Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Monday, Aug 1, 11 AM

Story Time (Birth to Five Years)
Read stories, sing songs and receive free books.
Mondays, 11 AM
No session Aug 29

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesdays, 2 PM
No session Aug 24 & 31

Story Play (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Fridays, 10:30 AM

Lanyard (Teens)
Fridays, 2 PM
No session Aug 26

Gravesend Library
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Book Discussion: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Adults)
Thursday, Aug 25, 2 PM

Toddler Time
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.
Mondays, 11 AM

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Thursdays, 2 PM

Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Ave. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Book-sharing and educational playtime for youth with and without disabilities, and their families.
Mondays, 10:30 AM

Highlawn Library
1664 W. 13th St. at Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Arts & Crafts (Teens)
Tuesdays, Aug 2 & 16, 3:30 PM

Homecrest Library
2525 Coney Island Ave. at Ave. V
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Movie (Teens)
Thursdays, Aug 4 & 18, 2:30 PM

Movie (Kids)
Thursday, Aug 11, 2:30 PM

Book Discussion: True Grit (Adults)
Movie to follow at 3 PM.
Thursday, Aug 25, 2 PM

Movie (Adults)
Mondays, 1:30 PM

Board & Card Games (Teens)
Mondays, 2:30 PM
Fridays, 2:30 PM

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
No session Aug 30

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
No session Aug 31

Chess (All Ages)
Wednesdays, 3 PM

Electronic Games (Teens)
Fridays, 3:30 PM

Jamaica Bay Library
9727 Seaview Ave. at E. 98th St. near Rockaway Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Mondays, Aug 8 & 22, 3 PM

Tween Time
Play games, do crafts and hang out. For ages 9 to 12.
Thursdays, Aug 11 & 25, 3 PM

Story Time for Preschoolers
Tuesdays, 11 AM

Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Ave. (near Ave. W),
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Job & Career Help (Adults)
Mondays, 11 AM

Kings Highway Library
2115 Ocean Ave. (nr. Kings Highway)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Book Talk (Kids)
Thursdays, Aug 11 & 25, 2 PM

Ruth Gambin Poetry Group (Adults)
Read and discuss your poems with other poets.
Saturdays, 2 PM

Toddler Time
Enjoy stories and play. Ages 18 to 36 months.
Mondays & Tuesdays, 11 AM
No session Aug 29 & 30

Leonard Library
81 Devoe St. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Movie (Kids)
For ages 6 and up.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM

Macon Library
361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Clubhouse Book Club (Kids)
Enjoy reading activities.
Saturday, Aug 13, 1 PM

Kuumba! Creating Art Club (Kids)
Saturdays, Aug 13 & 27, 3 PM

Creative Writing (Teens)
Wednesday, Aug 17, 4 PM

Story Play (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Mondays, 10:30 AM

Resume Writing (Adults)
Tuesdays, 3 PM

Neighborhood Story Time (Birth to Five Years)
Wednesdays, 1 PM

Chess (All Ages)
Thursdays, 3:30 PM

Gaming (All Ages)
Fridays, 3:30 PM

McKinley Park Library
6802 Fort Hamilton Pkwy (at 68th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
For ages 5 and up.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM

Creative Writing (Teens)
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM

PlayStation Gaming (Kids & Teens)
For ages 8 and up.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM

Movies (All Ages)
Saturdays, 12 PM

Midwood Library
975 East 16th St. at Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Crochet Club (Adults)
Thursdays, 2 PM

New Utrecht Library
1743 86th St. at Bay 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesday, Aug 3, 3:30 PM

Tattoo You (Teens)
Come join us for temporary tattoo fun.
Tuesday, Aug 9, 3 PM

Board Games (Kids)
Wednesday, Aug 10, 3:30 PM

Movie Madness (Kids)
Join us for fun family films!
Friday, Aug 12, 3:30 PM

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults)
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Aug 12 & 26, 3:30 PM

Lanyard Mania (Teens)
Learn how to make the Chinese staircase, the butterfly, the cobra and more cool designs
Tuesday, Aug 23, 3 PM

Story Play with FirstRIF (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
No session Aug 23 & 30

Anime Club (Teens)
Play games, read manga and watch movies.
Tuesdays, 3 PM
No session Aug 9 & 23

Crocheting & Knitting Class (Adults)
Learn to crochet and knit for fun or profit.
Thursdays, 1 PM

Pacific Library
25 Fourth Ave. at Pacific St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Monday, Aug 22, 2 PM

Resume Writing (Adults)
Get tips and advice on how to put together an effective resume.
Thursday, Aug 25, 2 PM

Story Crafts (Kids)
Listen to story and then create a craft.
Thursdays, 2 PM

Teen Time
Enjoy books, games and music.
Fridays, 2:30 PM

Ryder Library
5902 23rd Ave. (bet. 23rd Ave. at 59th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Toddler Time with FirstRIF
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 11 AM
No session Aug 26

Saratoga Library
8 Thomas S. Boyland St. at “Macon St.”
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Book-sharing and educational playtime for youth with and without disabilities, and their families.
Wednesdays, 1 PM

Sheepshead Bay Library
2636 E.14th St. at Ave. Z, between Sheepshead Bay Rd. and Shore Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Book Discussion (Adults & Seniors)
Call for title.
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2 PM

Toddler/Preschool Summer Story Time
Enjoy summer stories, music, dancing and fun.
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
No session Aug 30

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 1 PM
No session Aug 31

Summer Board Games (Kids & Teens)
Thursdays, 3 PM
No session Aug 25

Summer PlayStation Gaming (Teens)
Also play interactive computer games!
Thursdays, 4 PM
No session Aug 25

Chess Workshop (All Ages)
Fridays, 3 PM
No session Aug 26

Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Ave. at 51st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Aug 9 & 23, 10:30 AM

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 PM

Toddler Time
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
No session Aug 9 & 23

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Book-sharing and educational playtime for youth with and without disabilities, and their families.
Tuesdays, 1 PM

After-School Stories (Kids)
Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities ages 5 to 12.
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM

Ulmer Park Library
2602 Bath Ave at 26th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Crocheting (Teens)
Mondays, Aug 8 & 22, 6 PM

Book Discussion: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows (Adults)
Thursday, Aug 11, 1:30 PM

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3 PM

Drawing Fun (Kids)
Mondays, 3 PM

Story & Music for Preschoolers
Tuesdays, 12 PM

Movie (Kids)
Wednesdays, 4 PM

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