Food & Fun in Far Rockaway, NY

Join Lindsay from Queer Kid Stuff for a special storytime and sing-a-long event! Lindsay will sing all your favorite songs from QKS, read about the ABCs of Activism, and there might even be a special appearance from their best-stuffed friend, Teddy! Raise your rainbow flag and head over to BPL with your littles for songs and stories!

The Far Rockaway Library, located at 1637 Central Avenue, will close next week in preparation for the construction of a new $33 million building. Over the next three years, the current library will be demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art, two-story structure, which will double the size of the existing library to meet the information and learning needs of the growing neighborhood. The last day of…

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When communities share, their power stacks up. Knowledge and learning belong to everyone. So should ease and accessibility when it comes to transportation. That's why through our partnership with Zipcar, we have Zipcars at ten of our neighborhood libraries:

Use our telescope to look for craters on the moon, the rings around Saturn, or the four moons around Jupiter. What else will you see in the night sky? All ages welcome!

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public
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Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available…

Come learn the basics of playing guitar at Cortelyou Library. Learn the basics notes and chord progressions Learn how to turn your guitar using standard and digital tuners Be able to understand Chord Charts Will be able to play 1 to 2 songs by the end This class is geared towards teens and adults. Guitars are not provided you will have to bring your own. Acoustic is best but electric will do.

Elegant stinkhorns. Nature is bizarre and fascinating. Discovering new things in my small garden world is exciting and makes me think of all that's still undiscovered in nature. I came across two unfamiliar garden creatures this week. The first was suspended between the milkweed and a daylily stalk from my daylily plant in the front yard. It was a huge spider - about two inches long! In the past four years that I've been manicuring the garden, I never came across a spider…

Speedos and flippers: all you need for a good time." Photo by Ryan Struck If surfing is the popular kid at school who's always wearing fresh Hurley gear, listening to Top 40 radio, and already has a car, bodysurfing is the other kid sitting in the back of the class wearing a Crass T-shirt, listening to a bootleg tape of Ethiopian jazz-punk, and whittling a spear with a pocket knife. That is about the only accurate description I can give of bodysurfing. But…

How do we have conversations about race or racism with our children? How do we develop a positive racial identity in our children?

Tours meet at the Central Library Welcome Desk This tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. The tour will introduce attendees to the history of the library’s spaces and its services. The tour will also give attendees a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the library’s underground storage “decks” and the Brooklyn Collection’s “morgue” of archival…

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