Your Local Library Events- including Yoga!

April 6, 2012

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Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center Events– Events for Youth & Families

CarnegieKids Presents Elizabeth Mitchell
Mitchell’s performance is a warm, family-style hootenanny that engages everyone in a celebration and learning adventure.
Saturday, Apr 14, 1 PM

Pinocchio
Everyone’s favorite puppet journeys through the Land of the Toys, meets a singing and dancing fox and cat, and is rescued from the belly of a whale!
Saturday, Apr 21, 1 PM

Brian Barrentine & His FunikiJam Friends
This globe-spanning musical adventure is packed with multicultural songs, storytelling, dancing, interactive learning and fun.
Saturday, Apr 28, 1 PM

Bedford Library
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-623-0012

Knitting Circle (Adults)
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, Apr 4 & 11, 5 PM

Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-623-7100

Babies & Books (0-18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Reservations required. Please see librarian for details.
Tuesdays, Apr 3 & 10, 1:30 PM

Toddler Time (18-36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play. Reservations required. Please see librarian for details.
Wednesdays, 10:45 AM

Brownsville Library
61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11212
718-498-9721

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Tuesdays through Friday, 4 PM

Knitting & Crochet (Adults)
Learn to knit or crochet, bring yarn and knitting needle to start a project.
Wednesdays, 1 PM

Bushwick Library
340 Bushwick Ave. at Seigel St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
718-602-1348

Authors & Artists (Kids)
Join us for a fun afternoon of reading and art making with local artists! For ages 6 to 12.
Saturday, Apr 21, 1 PM

Story Time (Birth to Five Years)
Listen to songs and hear stories.
Wednesdays, 11 AM
No session Apr 4

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Create a new craft each week.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM

Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton St. @ Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-596-6972

Knitting Club (All Ages)
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Mezzanine

Chess Club (All Ages)
Play and improve your chess game. Bring your own chess clock.
Wednesdays, 6:15 PM


Central Library

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-230-2100

Brooklyn Open (Teens)
This open mic is for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Arrive early to get on the list to share work. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC.
Monday, Apr 2, 5 PM
Dweck Center

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories (Kids)
Hear stories and get a free book! Ages 3 to 7.
Thursday, Apr 26, 7:30 PM
Youth Wing

Writers’ Circle (Adults)
Wednesdays, 12 PM
Room 214
No session Apr 25


Clarendon Library

2035 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-421-1159

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College (Adults)
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and more.
Wednesday, Apr 11, 1:30 PM

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Have fun doing arts & crafts.
Wednesday, Apr 18, 3:30 PM

GameSpace: Wii Gaming (Teens)
Make new friends and play Wii games.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
No session Apr 12

Clinton Hill Library
380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-398-8713

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Fridays, Apr 13 & 27, 11:15 AM

Comic Design for Teens (Teens)
Thursday, Apr 19, 4 PM
Clinton Hill Library

Coney Island Library
1901 Mermaid Avenue at 19th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-265-3880

Pictionary (Kids)
Draw your way to victory! Compete in this artistic guessing game.
Tuesday, Apr 3, 4 PM

Poetry Open Mic (All Ages)
Celebrate National Poetry Month.
Thursday, Apr 26, 4 PM

Crochet Circle (Adults)
Learn basic crochet.
Mondays, 3 PM

Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave. at Maple St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-773-1180

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Tuesday, Apr 3, 4 PM
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM

Kids’ Time
Play chess, checkers, dominoes and more.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
DeKalb Library
790 Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
718-455-3898

Story Play with FirstRIF/ Read, Play, Grow! (Birth to Five Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Saturdays, Apr 7 & 14, 11 AM


Dyker Library

8202 13th Ave. (@ 82nd St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11228
718-748-6261

First RIF (Birth to Five Years)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, 11:30 AM

Teen RIF
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, 3 PM

Eastern Parkway Library
1044 Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718-953-4225

Knitting (Adults)
Learn and share knitting skills with friends.
Saturday, Apr 14, 12 PM
Fridays, 12 PM

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM

Flatlands Library
2065 Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-253-4409

Chess (Kids)
Have fun and learn the educational game.
Tuesdays, Apr 3 & 17, 3:30 PM

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM

Fort Hamilton Library
9424 Fourth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-748-6919

RIF (Kids)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM

After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Fridays, 3 PM

Gerritsen Library
2808 Gerritsen Ave. (Bartlett Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-368-1435

Arts and Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, Apr 19, 3 PM

Toddler Time with RIF (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Mondays, 11 AM
No session Apr 9

RIF (Teens)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 2 PM

Gravesend Library
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718-382-5792

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, Apr 26, 3:15 PM


Greenpoint Library

107 Norman Ave. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-349-8504

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Monday, Apr 2, 1:30 PM
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
No session Apr 4

RIF (Kids)
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, 3 PM
Leonard Library
81 Devoe St. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-486-3365

Yoga (Adults)
Tuesdays, 6:45 PM
Kensington Library
410 Ditmas Ave. between East 4th & East 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-435-9431

Limber Up For Literacy: Yoga & Storytime (Birth to Five Years)
Wednesday, Apr 4, 10:15 AM

Mapleton Library
1702 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-256-2117

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.
Wednesdays, Apr 4 & 11, 11 AM

Chess Club (All Ages)
Play chess with others.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM

Mill Basin Library
2385 Ralph Ave (near Ave N)
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-241-3973

Teen Time (Teens)
Play PS2 or Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
Thursday, Apr 12 & 26, 4 PM

Babies & Books with FirstRIF (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Wednesdays, 1 PM

New Lots Library
665 New Lots Ave. at Barbey St.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
718-649-0311

RIF and Teen RIF
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, 3 PM

New Utrecht Library
1743 86th St. at Bay 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
718-236-4086

Poetry Workshop (Teens)
Read and write poems
Thursday, Apr 12, 4 PM

Pacific Library
25 Fourth Ave. at Pacific St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-638-1531

Movie (Kids)
Call for title.
Thursday, Apr 26, 4 PM

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Tuesdays, 10 AM

Rugby Library
1000 Utica Ave. (Near Tilden Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11203
718-566-0054

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

Saratoga Library
8 Thomas S. Boyland St. at “Macon St.”
Brooklyn, NY 11233
718-573-5224

Read & Play (Birth to Five Years)
Children meet, make friends and play. For kids with and without disabilities.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM

Sheepshead Bay Library
2636 E.14th St. at Ave. Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-368-1815

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Create your unique crafts from origami to jewelry!
Wednesdays, 4 PM

English Conversation Group (Adults)
Practice and improve your conversation skills!
Fridays, 1 PM

Chess Workshop (All Ages)
Learn and play chess with our chess master!
Fridays, 3:30 PM

Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Ave. at 51st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-567-2806

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Tuesdays, Apr 10 & 24, 10:30 AM

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

Ulmer Park Library
2602 Bath Ave at 26th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
718-265-3443

Story Time (3 – 5 yrs.)
Enjoy classic books and songs with others.
Wednesdays, 12 PM

Walt Whitman Library
93 Saint Edwards St. (between Myrtle and Park Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718-935-0244

Earth Day Should Be Everyday! (Kids)
Learn about Earth’s amazing existence and how to make awesome crafts from trash.
Friday, Apr 20, 4 PM

Read Together (Kids)
Read with a librarian one-on-one and get tips and tools to improve literacy skills, further enjoyment and more. Ages 5 to 12.
Wednesdays, 4 PM

Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th St. at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-686-9707

Babies & Books with FirstRIF (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Friday, Apr 20, 10:30 AM
After-School Homework Help (Kids)
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM
No session Apr 11


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