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The holidays may be over but the fun has just begun – the Brooklyn Public Library has all new programs for the brand new year. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For Kids

Family Story Time, January 3, 2:30 p.m., Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718-241-3973.

Family Movie Night, January 6 & 20, 5:30 p.m., Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718-421-1159: Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.

Dance Dance Revolution & Double Dutch, January 12 & 26, 4 p.m., Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Dance, jump rope, eat snacks and make lanyards.

Movies, January 15, 4 p.m., Homecrest Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Enjoy free film screenings.

Arts & Crafts, January 16 & 30, 4 p.m., Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707.

Story Craft, January 22, 4 p.m., Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.

Reading is Cool: The Magic of Books, January 24, 1 p.m., Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Using all different types of books from your library, this assembly encourages students to visit the library to explore their interests and fulfill their potential.

Book Discussion, January 24, 1:30 p.m., registration required, Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707: Call for title.

Tween Time, January 26, 4 p.m., Homecrest Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220; January 29, 4 p.m., Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718-773-7208: Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, January 31, 1 p.m., Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: A “Janitor” uses the tools of his trade such as sponges, mops and garbage cans to put on a puppet show of two of the Grimms’ fairy tales, The Spirit in the Bottle and The Frog Prince.

Babies & Books with First RIF (Reading is Fundamental), January 14 & 28, 1:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085: Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.

Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m., Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718-748-6261: Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages three to five.

For Teens

Anime Movie, January 5, 3:30 p.m., Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718-421-1159: Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.

Manga Mania, January 8, 4 p.m., Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718-498-9721: Draw manga and submit your work for display.

Music Appreciation, January 9, 4 p.m., Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718-349-8504: Listen to and learn about different kinds of music with friends.

Resume Workshop, January 12, 4 p.m., Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718-421-1159: Learn the basics of writing a resume and brush up on your interviewing skills.

Anime & Manga Club, January 13, 4 p.m., Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718-257-6571; January 15, 4 p.m., Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718-773-1180; January 27, 4 p.m., Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718-773-7208; January 27, 4 p.m., Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718-257-6571: Read, watch and discuss your favorite anime, manga and graphic novels.

Young Dreamers, January 17, 1 p.m., Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with youth performances.

Anime Movie, January 26, 3:30 p.m., Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718-421-1159: Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.

Teen Time, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m., Kings Bay Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718-421-1159: Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

PlayStation Gaming, Fridays, 3:30 p.m., Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718-302-3485: Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.

Teen Tea Party, Fridays, 3:30 p.m., Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718-953-4225: Chase away the winter blues with a cozy tea party.

General Information

Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore it is suggested to call ahead. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at their Web site, www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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