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Summer’s cooler inside the library - Events and programs for the entire family to come and enjoy

The summer may be half over but the excitement has only just begun at Brooklyn Public Library. There are tons of activities, programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public.

For Kids

Babies & Books, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), August 4 & 18, 10:30 a.m., Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718-748-5709; August 6 & 20, 1:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085; Fridays, 10:30 a.m., McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718-748-8001: Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Babies can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.

Movie, August 4 & 11, 1 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707; Fridays, 1 p.m., Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718-748-5709; Fridays, 2 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085: Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.

Origami, August 4 & 18, 4 p.m., Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718-748-5709: Learn and/or practice this ancient Japanese craft.

Drawing Fun, August 6, 2 p.m., Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718-573-5224: Learn to sketch and cartoon.

Karaoke, August 6, 2 p.m., Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Step up to the mic, peeps.

Book to a Movie, August 6, 13 & 20, 2:30 p.m., New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718-236-4086: Come enjoy the film version of your favorite books and discuss the differences.

Actors Studio, August 7 & 21, 1:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085: Learn the basics of acting.

Puppet Theatre, August 12 & 26, 2 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085: Enjoy this free puppet show.

Preschool Story Time & RIF, August 13 & 27, 1:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085; Mondays, 10:30 a.m., McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718-748-8001: Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages three to five. Preschoolers can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.

Readers Theater, August 14, 1:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085: Act out your favorite stories.

End of Summer Reading Party, August 15, 3:30 p.m., DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718-455-3898; August 27, 2:30 p.m., Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100; August 29, 2 p.m., Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718-382-5792: Kids, teens, and their parents can come in and celebrate closing of the summer reading program with tons of family fun.

Family Story Time & RIF, August 16, 11:30 a.m., Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718-748-5709: Enjoy stories and songs. Babies and toddlers can also earn free books by reading. See your librarian for details.

Magic of Amore, August 22, 2 p.m., Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718-573-5606: Amore delights audiences with his magic show, full of sidesplitting comedy and audience participation.

Manga Mania, August 22, 4 p.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Jump into the world of Japanese comics.

End of Summer Reading Party, August 25, 10:30 a.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Kids, teens, and their parents can come in and celebrate closing of the summer reading program with tons of family fun.

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories and Take a Book Series, August 28, 7:30 p.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book. For ages 3-8.

Naptime Stories, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718-573-5224: Come to the library and listen to a soft lullaby story.

Catch the Reading Bug: Children’s Time, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707: Enjoy a variety of fun summer activities.

PlayStation Gaming, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718-693-7763: Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.

Book Discussion, Thursdays, 2 p.m., Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718-573-5224: Discuss books that are on the summer reading list this year.

Performing Arts for Kids, Fridays, 2 p.m. Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707: Enjoy theater games, karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution and more.

For Teens

Summer Art Institute, Mondays-Fridays, now to August 15, 3 p.m., Flatbush Library, CLCC, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718-856-2631: Participants learn the basics of drawing, painting, sculpting and cartooning, and showcase their work in an exhibition.

Creating Art Club, August 2, 1 p.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Learn how to create a portfolio to help you get into an art school. Pick up a ticket at the Juvenile Desk on the day of program.

Movie, August 4 & 11, 2:30 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; August 5 & 12, 1 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; August 22, 3:30 p.m., Bay Ridge Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707: Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.

PlayStation Gaming, August 5 & 12, 2:30 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; August 7 & 14, 2:30 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; Mondays, 3:30 p.m., Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718-602-1348: Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.

Anime & Manga Club, August 6 & 13, 2 p.m., East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718-922-0927; August 20, 2:30 p.m., Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718-241-3973: Meet those with the same interests.

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Changing Times, August 6, 3 p.m., McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718-748-8001: Make a timeline of the changing world.

Digitech Studio for Teens, August 6, 13 & 20, 3:30 p.m., Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718-485-8347: Get tech savvy.

Teen & Tween Time, August 7, 14 & 21, 2:30 p.m., Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718-241-3973: Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Changing Technology, August 7 & 21, 3:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085; August 13, 3 p.m., McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718-748-8001: Learn more about MySpace and internet safety.

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Craft, August 7, 4 p.m., Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718-567-2806; August 15, 3:30 p.m., Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718-748-5709: Design and make your own tote bag.

Metamorphosis @ Your Library: Change Your Lifestyle, August 14, 3:30 p.m., Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718-437-4085; August 27, 3 p.m., McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718-748-8001: Get tips and play games on grooming, dining and more.

End of Summer Reading Party, August 29, 4 p.m., Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100: Kids, teens, and their parents can come in and celebrate closing of the summer reading program with tons of family fun.

Teen Time, Mondays, 4 p.m., Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718-349-8504; Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718-236-4086; Thursdays, 3 p.m., Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707; Fridays, 3:30 p.m., Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718-602-1348: Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

Guitar Workshop, Wednesdays, 4 p.m., Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Learn tips and techniques for playing the guitar.

PlayStation Gaming, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718-368-1435; Thursdays & Fridays, 4 p.m., Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718-277-6004; Thursdays, 4 p.m., Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718-368-1815; Fridays, 3 p.m., Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718-382-5924; Fridays, 3 p.m., Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718-686-9707: Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.

Salsa Workshop, Fridays, 3 p.m., Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718-265-3220: Learn the steps.

Drawing and Painting with Sidney, Fridays, 4 p.m., Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718-368-1815: Sidney, a local artist, teaches basic skills of drawing and painting with watercolors.

General Information

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.

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