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March 2011 Events Announced For Brooklyn Public Library

March 2011 Events Announced For Brooklyn Public Library

This March, it's out with the old and in with the new. Come experience new sights and sounds at Brooklyn Public Library. BPL has programs and activities that the whole family is sure to love. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.

Featured Event
The Big Brooklyn Playdate
Want to learn how to make a peek-a-boo tunnel with a cardboard box? Or how to make blocks from what's in your recycle bin? Or recipes for edible play dough? Then bring your baby and toddler to the Read, Play, Grow! Big Brooklyn Playdate. Learn fun ways to play with your young child and encourage early literacy at the same time. For children birth to 3 years and their parents or caregivers

Wednesday, Mar 9, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

For additional tips on how to have fun while playing with your babies and toddlers, stop by your neighborhood library and pick up the Read, Play, Grow! brochure or visit our website: http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/first5years/play/events.jsp.

Spotlight on Business
Ever dreamed of starting your own business? BPL's PowerUP! Business Plan Competition may be just what you need. The competition is open to entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in Brooklyn. All entrants will receive instruction in how to write a business plan, a marketing plan and financial statements, as well as make a presentation. In order to be eligible to apply Brooklyn residents, 18 years and older, who are either U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, must attend one of the following PowerUP! orientation sessions:

Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, March 22, 6 PM
Thursday, March 31, 6 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 9 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 6 PM
Saturday, April 30, 11 AM

Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Monday, April 4, 6 PM

Ston Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Monday, April 11, 6 PM

Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM

Adults
Computer and Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 1, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Mar 3, 7 PM
Thursday, Mar 17, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Monday, Mar 7, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesdays, Mar 9 & 23, 1 PM
Registration required
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Friday, Mar 18, 11 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 1 PM
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.846.0813
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 10:30 AM
BBay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Best Business Practices: Record Keeping and Tax Tips
Find out what the rules are for keeping financial records and discover ways to simplify your accounting procedures. Register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Tuesdays, Mar 1 & 8, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Computer Basics and Email Class
Get an introduction to computers and email.
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Mar 3, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Wednesday, Mar 16, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Growing Dollars and Sense: Selecting the Right Investments
Learn how to weed out the dangerous investments from the good ones, as well as how to avoid financial scams.
Thursday, Mar 3, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, Mar 15, 6 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Mar 4 & 18, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Book Discussion: The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
Monday, Mar 7, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Book Discussion: Faces by Martina Cole
Tuesday, Mar 8, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Knitting & Crocheting Circle
You must bring your own materials: a size 8 knitting needle or a crochet hook, as well as acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Mondays, Mar 7 & 14, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesday, Mar 8, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Internet Workshop: Free Money for College
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and other financial assistance for college.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Foundation Center Database Searching
Learn how to search for grants and financial support in Foundation Center databases.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Growing Dollars and Sense: Financial Workshop & Counseling
An interactive workshop focusing on how to select the best investments, followed by a chance to meet one-on-one for assistance with your finances.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 5:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 10, 5:30 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Wednesday, Mar 16, 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar 22, 5:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursday, Mar 10, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Mondays, Mar 14, 21 & 28, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Saturday, Mar 12, 10 AM
Thursday, Mar 31, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk
Russian chess master Lev Khariton will give an introduction to his book The Time Would Not Come Back.
Saturday, Mar 12, 2:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Mar 14, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806

Movie: Elie Wiesel
Enjoy free film screenings.
Monday, Mar 14, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Movie: Radio Days
Monday, Mar 28, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Writers' Circle
Adult writers of all levels are welcome at this workshop.
Wednesdays, Mar 16, 23 & 30, 12:30 PM
Central Library,
Education & Job Information Center Conference Room

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Mar 22, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Find Resources for Tax Questions
Let librarians show you online and book resources that can answer your tax questions.
Thursday, Mar 24, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn the fundamentals of computers and the Internet.
Saturday, Mar 26, 4 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Mar 28, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

The Power of Green
Representatives from Con Edison's Public Affairs Department will show you what you can do to reduce your energy costs and help protect our environment.
Tuesday, Mar 29, 4 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571

US Citizenship Test Tutorial
Tuesday, Mar 29, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class
Learn to create email IDs and search for jobs online.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Library, 718.773.1180

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Tuesdays, 2 & 6 PM
Thursdays, 1 PM
Saturdays, 11 AM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 1 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursdays, 6 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Ave, 718.567.2806
Fridays, 12 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Movie
Movie Classics
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Scrabble
Enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble with other local word lovers.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Needlepoint
Learn how to create beautiful needlepoint designs.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Italian Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Italian.
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class
Learn how about online purchases and paying bills online
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Library, 718.773.1180

Computer Basics Class
Basics, Internet and E-mail
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Introduction to Computer Programs
Explore everything from Microsoft programs to email to Google Docs. Please call for each class subject.
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Italian Conversation Group: Intermediate Level
Improve your Italian.
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish; now on a new night!
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Chinese Conversation Group: Beginner Level
Improve your Mandarin Chinese.
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Thursdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion
Call for session titles.
Fridays, 12 PM
Blue Stocking Club
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Poetry Group
Poets read and comment on each others work.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037

Tango Workshop
Learn to dance tango in a friendly setting. The first hour is for beginners and the second hour is for advanced students.
Saturdays, 4-6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Sundays, 2:30 PM
Please call the Multilingual Center 718.230.2417 for updates.
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Mondays, 7 PM
Please call the Multilingual Center 718.230.2417 for updates.
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Art, Music and Culture:
South Africa in Focus: Film & Discussion Series: Free at Last
This film follows the formation of the United Democratic Front, the continued movement against the apartheid regime and the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Dwecklectic: The Tiptons
The Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music through saxophones, clarinet, vocals and drums/percussion.

Thursday, Mar 3, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Boris Palant
Palant, best known as an immigration lawyer, presents his first collection of short stories, Dura Lex. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two tickets per person.

Saturday, Mar 5, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Chicago
This is the first film version of the 1926 play that also inspired the 1942 Ginger Rogers film, and the 1975 Bob Fosse musical and its 2002 film adaptation. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.

Sunday, Mar 6, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Trio Solisti
Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists: violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff.

Sunday, Mar 6, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Amarcord
Small town life in fascist Italy gets a surreal send-up in this Fellini-directed coming-of-age film in which morally questionable characters celebrate the arrival of spring.


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