Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: Chess Showdown, Poetry Session, ‘Next Year Jerusalem’

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: Chess Showdown, Poetry Session, ‘Next Year Jerusalem’
(Photo: Enrico Strocchi / Flickr)
(Photo: Enrico Strocchi / Flickr)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Sit down with for a friendly chess match, jam out with some fellow poetry enthusiasts or enjoy a free screening of “Next Year Jerusalem.” There’s also a health insurance navigator coming to a local library, free blood pressure screening and much more.

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Friends Book Sale!
When: Daily, 1 – 6pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Support your local library by purchasing a book. There is a large selection of books from all genres. Proceeds go to support the Sheepshead Bay Library.
How much: Prices are $1 – $3.
More info: 718-368-1815

Learn About Health Insurance Plans
When: Tuesday, January 5, 12 – 7pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Learn about qualified health insurance plans from trained and certified navigator.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Blood Pressure Screening
When: Tuesday, January 5, 12:30 – 1pm
Where: Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue (near Avenue W)
What: Have an experienced nurse check your blood pressure.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1709

Quilting: Learn and Share Ideas
When: Tuesday, January 5, 2 – 7:30pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue
What: Come share tips and advice with other quilters at this event hosted by the Brooklyn Quilter’s Guild. Be sure to bring your own materials.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

Chess Club
When: Tuesday, January 5, 3 – 5pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Sharpen your chess skills with other players. Open to all skill levels.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, January 5, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Falun Dafa Exercise
When: Wednesday, January 6, 11am – 12pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: Are you looking to relieve stress and find peace of mind? Participate in this meditation exercise.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Movies at the Library: Next Year Jerusalem
When: Wednesday, January 6, 1:30 – 4pm
Where: Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road (Near Brighton Beach Avenue)
What: Visit your local library to watch this documentary about eight pilgrims from a Connecticut nursing home who travel to Israel.
How much: Free
More info: 718-946-2917

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