Free chocolate and beer, plus 14 more free things to do this week

Oh we are about to do some damage.

Oh we are about to do some damage.

1. Brainstorm ways the Eastern Parkway Branch Library can serve the community better, like by sending librarians to deliver bedtime stories and possibly snacks. (Monday)

2. The Old Souls Collection Launch Party features an experimental steel furniture installation along with free music and snacks. (Monday)

3. Rocket and Lightship’s author discusses his collection of essays from famous writers exploring how literature can illuminate our ethics, politics, and pleasures. (Tuesday)

4. Reading series Animal Farm is giving thanks for the the wonderful things they have with a bevy of accomplished authors ready to share their knowledge and smarts with you (Tuesday)

5. Small Business Legal Academy at Brooklyn Law School includes workshops and individual advice sessions with lawyers for small business and nonprofit entrepreneurs. (Wednesday)

6. See how East L.A. lowrider culture has been adopted in Brazil with a screening of the short documentary South American Cho-Low at Lady Jay’s. (Wednesday)

7. The director of The Cold Land, about the friendship between a drifter and an orphan in the Catskills forest, presents a preview of the film and discusses the book of poems he’s released as its directors commentary. (Wednesday)

8. The closing reception of science-artist Mara G. Haseltine’s open studio highlights three of her latest sci-art works. (Wednesday)

9. The Beerded Ladies present BALLAGASH!, a blind beer tasting where your refined palate could earn you some free pints. (Thursday)

10. Chocolate and beer are what will get us all through this winter/life, and try pairings of the two from Other Half Brewing Co. and Raaka Chocolate for free at OHB Tasting Room. (Thursday)

11. If your mind’s a trove of random semi-useful facts, and you know it is, head to trivia night at Three Jolly Pigeons where you could win a bar tab and an excuse to drunkenly spew even more brilliant facts. (Thursday)

12. See Poder! Never Underestimate the Power of Girl, a documentary about using creative storytelling to shift the narrative about women and girls. (Friday)

13. Getting a head start on Christmas shopping could make it a slightly less miserable experience, so check out the art gifts at Wonderland. (Friday)

14. The 2nd Annual Speakcheesy, a night of sampling your heart out with cheese, honey, chocolate and microbrews, is gonna be one gouda time. (Friday)

15. The birthday edition of Young Wild & Free Comedy Show is gonna be even more liberating than ever. (Friday)