Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

If you have any questions about the events listed below, please contact the branch for more information. See here for service updates at the Library.

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6,137 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Saturday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 20 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Monday, April 8. Please arrive on time. The doors will close once the program begins. THE PROGRAM IS FULL. REGISTRAT…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 11:30 AM
This program will be in person at Harry Belafonte Library. Children will learn the basic history and culture of the country Spain as well as folk music in this country. Children will also learn how to sing the folk songs in the country's language. Presented by Willan Academy of Music
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Walking Tours
As the Ottendorfer Library celebrates its 140th anniversary this December, we will celebrate the German heritage of the East Village that brought it to fruition. When the revolutions of 1848 throughout Europe failed, a number of young German-speaking revolutionaries fled to the East Village, which became the largest German-language speaking community in the world after Berlin and Vienna. With the freedoms of the New World, Little Germany or Kleindeutschland as it became known was a crucible for…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
If feeling uplifted and light makes your day, join our class to get your weekly fix of heart pumping exercise. Each week, dance to music to rejuvenate your mind and body while connecting with your community. This class will take place in person and is open to all levels.
Woodstock LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hamilton Grange Library. Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play! Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Sign up for the biweekly NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on free children's programs, upcoming author talks, and more happening at th…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11:45 AM
Early Literacy
During this 8-week series of workshops, children embark on an around-the-world story hunt. Each week they'll hear native stories from different cultures told through characters and props. Then they'll get moving and shaking with dance, music and sensory games which will connect them with their buddies. In the end, children will be part of an unforgettable journey which will leave them with a deeper appreciation for the land and the living things that they've explored. Recommended for children ag…
Allerton LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 12 PM
Check out our amazing book sale. Great prices and selection! All materials are donations from friends and neighbors of the library.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 12 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join the librarians at the Columbus library onsite as children focuses on the process of making art, not on the results. Children can explore the materials and decide for themselves what to make. Process art builds decision making skills and critical thinking. You can also: Meet new people in your community Get to know your local library.
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 12 PM
This event will take place in person at South Beach Library. Game on! Join us at the library to play board games with your family, friends, and librarians! For kids and teens 4-18.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 12 PM
Join staff from the New Dorp Library and make a fun craft! All materials provided by NYPL. For ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! How to Change Your Life: Poetry Society of New York Poet Venus Solomon in Residence Through a careful analysis of art from Rodin, Rilke, Oliver, and Butler, we will learn how to change our lives. The poets have been having a secret conversation throughout the millennia — would y…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Today
@ 12 PM
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown Branch Library. Choose a board game or puzzle from our collection & get your game on! Fun for the whole family.
Richmondtown Library, Second FloorChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Today
@ 12 PM
Canceled
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Throg's Neck Library. Bring your littlest learner for fun and creative open play! This is a perfect opportunity to engage your child's imagination as well as enhance their social and emotional growth. Toys are provided by the branch. Caregivers must accompany child in order for both to attend program.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 1 PM
Online
Come join the Throgs Neck branch for our adult social hour. Here you can come and talk about the books you are reading, movies and shows you are watching, or just share your story. Also you are welcome to do any crafting activities you want while we are socializing. Please be sure to register online. During the Virtual Adult Social Hour, we will: Meet new people in your community and Have good conversation in a relaxed setting Limit: 10 Participants You…
Throg's Neck Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

50+
Today
@ 1 PM
Let the Library be your home away from home! Come hang out at the City Island Library for snacks, games, crafts, and more – you never know what you’re going to find!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
Beginning level in Cantonese If you want to improve your Chinese Speaking Skills, join us in Saturday from 1-2 pm! You can email the branch chathamsquare@nypl.org in order to receive the link to participate. We will use Zoom for the class. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.
RemoteAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Calling high school seniors and families! Join NYPL and NYC Public Schools for a drop-in FAFSA Completion Session at the Teen Center's Youth Program Room. Come to this session if you have questions or need assistance completing the 2024–25 FAFSA. Availability is first-come, first-served during the time window.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
This program will take place in-person at the Kingsbridge Library. This class is designed for the beginning adult actor seeking experience and feedback. The class highlights ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Attendees will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, scene study, and stage production. New York director Johnny Culver moderates the sessions. No experience is necessary.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
Come join us for our weekly Saturday Film Matinee featuring: Barbie Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. No Registration Required.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
This program will take place onsite at Jerome Park Library. Join us for a viewing of the movie, Abominable, followed by an art and craft activity. Refreshments will be served. This is a family program for adults, teens and children.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
24 Frames per Second
A new musical adapation of Alice Walker's classic novel. Short Q&A to follow the film.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 1 PM
Columbus Library Community Room (Lower Level) All are invited and all genres embraced. Bring pen and paper. No reservation required
Columbus LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
Join us for songs, rhymes, and your favorite read-aloud books during storytime that's fun for everyone! For the month of April we will learn about the weather, the Library, and colors. Thursdays 4pm 4 - April Showers 11 - Books! 18- Colors Saturdays 1pm April 6th and 13th
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Today
@ 1 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Mosholu Library. Join us for ""My Hands Are My Heart"! Teaching Artist Blanka Amezkua teaches 8 sessions of an art workshop inspired by James Baldwin. Description: These workshops are tailored for an adult audience, and participants will engage in activities such as embroidering, gluing, painting, printing, and cutting, all in alignment with their…
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 1 PM
Join us on Saturdays our Builder's Club, which includes Magna tiles LEGOS, blocks and more!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
Come for a great family movie at 1pm every Saturday, stay for the fidget activities (play-doh, coloring, and more).
Harlem LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
This event takes place in-person every Saturday from 1 PM - 3 PM. Join us at the Teen Center and play chess with other teens. For Teens Only | Grades 6 -12 | No Registration Needed
Chatham Square Library
Teen Center FL 1
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
Canceled
This event will take place at the South Beach Library. Join our teen librarian to help her with projects around the library, socialize with other teens, and learn new and exciting skills to use in the future! This program is for Teens ages 13-18 ONLY. Library volunteers can earn hours of credit for this Saturday Club. Please email southbeach@nypl.org to learn how a teen age 14-18 can earn community service as a volunteer.
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1:30 PM
The Macomb's Bridge Library's Teen Center presents Saturday movies. This month Belle!
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1:30 PM
Want to learn how to play the ukulele? Already play and want a group to jam with? Join library staff to learn chords, songs, and techniques, or teach your peers what you already know! Ukuleles and felt picks provided, or bring your own instrument. All skill levels are welcome. No registration required.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Do you want to learn how to sew but are not sure where to start? Come learn sewing basics on a Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine. Participating teens will receive light refreshments.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest as we go on perilous quests, unearth treasure hoards, solve cryptic puzzles, and fend off more goblins than you can shake a greataxe at! We will be running the game with the latest rule set of Dungeons and Dragons. We will make sure that all players will get a chance to understand the game before we start playing. Character sheets and pencils will be provided, but take advice from a seasoned adventurer: extra paper, pencils, pens, and erasers will come in handy.…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Registration at children's desk Helps with attention, focus, & mindfulness. Develops fine motor skills. Introduces science & math. Stimulates all the senses.Boosts creativity. Limit 10 Registration at children's desk
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Come and celebrate the city’s oldest public library with East Village collage artist Valery Oisteanu. Join Valery as he guides you through the process of collage. Participants are asked to bring 10 images of their choice to personalize their collages. We will have photos and magazines on hand as well. Materials are available on a first come, first served basis.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Poetry Programming
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) In the deep south during the 1930's, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Directed by Joel Coen. 2000 | PG-13 | 106 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by libr…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 2 PM
This program will take place in person at Morrisania Library. The Incredibles 2
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th (April and June in person, May remote) For the in person workshops, please rsvp to chanceyfleet@nypl.org For the Online workshop, click the link below. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpduyrrTstE9Syiis8tUl-V6n4kh3JoyOS
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities