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Fashion and More Free Workshops at Brooklyn Libraries

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Illustration © Anja Kroencke will be shown at Fashion Illustration

The Brooklyn Public Library is styling this fall- they have sewn together an exhibition called Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look with some fabulous fashion events including classes, career day and film series. Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look opens tomorrow night to coincide with Fashion’s Night Out and of course, Fashion Week in New York. Click here for a complete schedule of events. All the fashion events are listed here.

The BPL also has lined up some great events at their branches: from arts and crafts to guitar workshops, the BPL has your interests pretty much covered!

FREE Fashion Illustration Classes
Experienced and novice fashion illustrators sketch 5, 10, and 20 minute poses by a live model styled in different outfits. Students will leave with photos of the models so they can draw from a photo reference at home. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.”
Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. (for adults)
Thursdays from September 20-October 11 at 3:30 p.m. (for teens)
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Fashion Career Day Fair
Join us for an afternoon of information and resources related to the fashion industry. Pick up brochures from local art and design colleges, discover the fashion-related holdings of the art library, and speak with knowledgeable representatives from the Business Library. Live music, family art workshops, book sales, author talks and a fashion show will also be part of the festivities. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.
Saturday, September 22 from 1-4 p.m.
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza,Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
In case of rain, Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library

Author Talk: Rosemary Torre (Adults)
20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal by Rosemary Torre. Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of the popular designer brand RUFFIAN will also participate.
Saturday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Jamaican Mini Film Fest: Marley (Adults)
The definitive life story of Robert Nesta Marley—musician, revolutionary and legend—from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.
Saturday, September 29, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Library

Book Discussion: The Scent of Rain and Lightening by Nancy Pickard (Adults)
Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm

Borough Park Library

Story Play: Puzzles & Games (Kids)
Enjoy stories, toys and games with friends.
Tuesdays, September 11 & 25, 3 pm

English Conversation Group(Adults)
Practice English in an informal and fun setting.
Tuesdays, 6 pm

Brighton Beach Library

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Fridays, September 7 & 28, 4 pm

Guitar Workshop (Adults)
Learnto play the guitar.
Wednesday, September 19, 4 pm

Movie: Biography of Anne Frank (Adults)
Monday, September 24, 1:30 pm

Brower Park Library

Story Play (Kids 0-5 Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Brownsville Library

Knitting & Crochet (Adults)
Learn to create items to enjoy or give as gifts. Bring your own supplies.
Wednesdays, September 12, 19 & 26, 1 pm

Business & Career Library

Farming: A Growing Industry in Brooklyn (Adults)
A panel of local organizations and farmers explain how to establish an agricultural business in the city. Please register at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm

Virtual Investing Club (Adults)
Learn how to make smart investments in a no-risk environment by creating and managing mock portfolios. Please register at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/business/events or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Thursday, September 27, 6 pm

Carroll Gardens Library

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

Central Library

Microsoft Word Class (Adults)
Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, September 4, 7 pm Room 216

English Conversation Group (Adults)
Practice English in an informal and fun setting. No registration required.
Mondays, September 10, 17 & 24, 1 pm
Thursdays, September 13, 20 & 27, 1 pm
Tuesdays, 1:15 & 6 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 5 pm
Fridays, 3:30 pm
Saturdays, 12 pm Multicultural Center

Brooklyn Open (Teens)
An open mic for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Arrive early to get on the list.
Monday, September 10, 5 pm Dweck Center

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Wednesday, September 12, 1 pm Room 216

Movie: My Brooklyn
Kelly Anderson’s documentary on her personal journey as a Brooklyn gentrifier. Limited seating; tickets distributed 30 minutes prior to event. Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm, The Brooklyn Collection

Email Class (Adults)
Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, September 20, 7 pm Room 216

Computer Basics Class (Seniors)
No experience necessary.
Tuesday, September 25, 2 pm Room 216

Portuguese Conversation Group: Intermediate Level (Adults)
Practice Brazilian Portuguese in an informal and fun setting. No registration required.
Mondays, 7 pm No session September ,3 Multicultural Center

Sacred Jewel Sorority for Girls (Tweens & Teens)
Peer exchange, counseling, life skills coaching and tutoring. For girls ages 10 and up. Adult female caregivers are welcome.
Wednesdays, 5:15 pm, Youth Wing
Spanish Conversation Group: Beginner Level (Adults)
Practice Spanish in an informal and fun setting. No registration required.
Saturdays, 10:30 am, Multicultural Center

Clarendon Library

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Tuesday, September 11, 1:30 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesday, September 12, 3:30 pm

GameSpace: Wii Gaming (Teens)
Make new friends and play Wii games.
Thursdays, 3:30 pm (No session September 6)

Story Play (3-5 Years)
Play with toys and hear stories.
Fridays, 11:30 am (No session September 7)

Clinton Hill Library

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Fridays, September 14 & 28, 11:15 am

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, September 20, 4 pm

Comics Design (Teens)
Thursday, September 27, 4 pm

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Tuesdays, 4:15 pm No session September 4

Dog Photo Contest (Adults)
Submit a photo of your dog for a chance to win prizes. Ask your librarian for details. Winners are announced during National Dog Week, September 23 – 30.
Daily, 10 am

Coney Island Library

Library Online Databases Class (Adults)
Learn to use the Library’s online resources.
Fridays, September 14 & 28, 10:30 am

Crochet Circle (Adults)
Open to all skill levels. Please bring your own supply.
Mondays, 4 pm

Crown Heights Library

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

Kids Time
Play chess, checkers, dominoes and more.
Fridays, 3:30 pm

Cypress Hills Library

Book Discussion (Adults)
Please call for title.
Tuesday, September 11, 6 pm

GameSpace: Family Gaming Night (All Ages)
Play video and board games with the whole family!
Tuesday, September 18, 6 pm


Eastern Parkway Library

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Thursdays, 10:30 am

Knitting (Adults)
Learn and share knitting skills with friends.
Fridays, 12 pm

Flatbush Library

Crochet & Knitting Circle (Adults)
Start new projects or work on old ones.
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

Flatlands Library

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Tuesday, September 4, 3:30 pm

Internet Basics (Adults)
Basiccomputer knowledge required.
Wednesday, September 12, 11 am

Microsoft Word Class (Adults)
Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, September 19, 11 am

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

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Fridays, 11 am

After School Stories (Kids)
Hear stories, sing songs and make something fun. For children with or without disabilities.
Fridays, 4:30 pm


Gerritsen Library

Read for the Record (Kids)
Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
by David Soman and Jackie Davis.
Friday, September 28, 4 pm

Gravesend Library

Book Discussion (Adults)
Please call for title.
Thursday, September 13, 2 pm

Art Exhibition Opening (Adults)
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, September 27, 3:15 pm

Knitting & Crochet Circle (Adults)
Brush up on your knitting and/or crochet skills with others. Bring your own supplies.
Mondays, 2 pm

Greenpoint Library

Writing Research Papers (Adults)
Step-by-step instruction on how to construct a term paper using credible resources.
Wednesday, September 5, 4 pm

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm (No session September 4)

Homecrest Library

Autumn Crafts (Kids)
Thursday, September 20, 4 pm

Movie (Adults)
Mondays, 1:30 pm

Bingo (Adults)
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm

Chess (Teens)
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

Electronic Games (Teens)
Fridays, 3:30 pm


Kensington Library

Making Music (Teens)
Make music with a group! Bring your instruments.
Tuesday, September 25, 4 pm

Kings Bay Library

Art Exhibition Opening (All Ages)
Enjoy the beauty of art created by professional artists and artisans from the Jewish Folk Crafts Guild.
Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Kings Highway

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Adults)
Bring size 6 knitting needle, size G or H crochet needle and regular yarn.
Wednesdays, 1 pm

Leonard Library

Babies & Books (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Wednesday, September 5, 11:30 am

Midwood Library

Crochet Club (Adults)
Thursday, September 6, 2 pm, Second Floor Meeting Room

Mill Basin Library

Friends of Mill Basin Library Meeting (Adults)
Seeking active members; the meeting will serve as a forum to share ideas and concerns about Mill Basin Library.
Thursday, September 20, 1 pm

New Lots Library

Book Discussion: Knit Two by Kate Jacobs (Adults)
Wednesday, September 26, 6:15 pm

Babies & Books/Storytime (0 – 18 mos.)
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes.
Wednesdays, 1 pm

New Utrecht Library

Computer Basics Class (Seniors)
No experience necessary. Registration required.
Tuesdays, September 4 & 11, 1:15 pm
Wednesdays, September 5 & 12, 1:15 pm

Philosophy Discussion Group (Adults)
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, September 14 & 28, 3:30 pm

Talking Needles (Seniors)
Meetwith others to work on knitting, crocheting or crafting projects.
Wednesdays, 1 pm

Vampire Writers Workshop (Teens)
Work on original stories.
Thursdays, 4 pm

Pacific Library

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 11 am

Resume Writing & Email Basics Class (Adults)
Put together a resume and sign up for and use and email account. Bring a USB drive to save your work.
Friday, September 28, 11 am

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Tuesdays, 10:45 am

Story Craft (0-5 Years)
Hear a story and make a craft.
Thursdays, 3:30 pm

Park Slope Library

Will open in September; please call for event listings.

Ryder Library

English Conversation Group (Adults)
Practice English in an informal and fun setting. No registration required.
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm

Sheepshead Bay Library

Toddler Craft with Play Time (0-5 Years)
Monday, September 3, 11:30 am Tuesdays, 11:30 am

Computer Basics (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Wednesday, September 5, 1 pm

Book Discussion (Adults)
Join us in a circle to discuss your favorite books
Wednesday, September 5, 2 pm

Knitting Club (All Ages)
Fridays, 11 am

Arts & Crafts (Kids)
Create your own unique crafts!
Wednesdays, 4 pm

Stone Avenue Library

Story Time (Kids)
Stories and activities.
Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 10:30 am

Board Games (Kids)
Wednesdays, 4 pm

Sunset Park Library

Book Discussion (Adults)
Call for title.
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 pm

Introduction to Computers in
Spanish (Adults)
Wednesday, September 5, 11 am

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Thursday, September 6, 1 pm

Toddler Time (18 – 36 mos.)
Enjoy stories and play.
Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 am

Knitting (Adults)
Fridays, 3:30 pm

Ulmer Park Library

Chess (Teens)
Fridays, 3 pm

Walt Whitman Library

Spread the Word Open Mic Night (Adults)
Perform or recite poetry, spoken word or free style rhyme. Librarian will also provide poems to recite and discuss.
Wednesday, September 26, 6 pm

Williamsburgh Library

New York Cares Volunteer Orientation (Adults)
Tuesdays, September 11 & 25, 1:30 pm

Windsor Terrace Library

Computer Basics Class (Adults)
No experience necessary.
Thursdays, 11:30 am

Tween Gaming
Tuesdays, 4 pm Thursdays, 4 pm (No session September 6)

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