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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41 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 15
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
Online
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. Some things to think about: Why do you think the author wrote this book? How long did it take you to get hooked on it? (or did you?) What about this book will stay with you? Who do you recommend it for? You must regi…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Please do not bring brothers and sisters under 3 years old unless they can sit and listen to stories quietly. Older brothers and sisters are welcome. We have many programs for all ages. Limited to first 10 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 3 PM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room to create some fun art through a variety of crafts! This program is for tweens already interested in art and those who are looking to try something new. For ages 7-13. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 12 children. Wednesday, April 17th at 3:00pm
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months This event will take place in person and is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, April 18
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, April 18
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 9:30 AM
1st grade visit to the library
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Sat, April 20
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room for a fun meet and greet for new parents! This program is not a story time but is a chance for first time parents, new to the area parents and those just looking to meet other parents to get together with their children and mingle. There will be some light refreshments and a small early literacy materials give away. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 15 families. Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 22
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Please do not bring brothers and sisters under 3 years old unless they can sit and listen to stories quietly. Older brothers and sisters are welcome. We have many programs for all ages. Limited to first 10 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, April 24
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months This event will take place in person and is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, April 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, April 25
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, April 26
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, April 26
@ 3 PM
STEAM for Kids
Get creative each week as we make and learn about a variety of topics as we explore STEAM related themes! STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 29
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, April 30
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Please do not bring brothers and sisters under 3 years old unless they can sit and listen to stories quietly. Older brothers and sisters are welcome. We have many programs for all ages. Limited to first 10 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 30
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place both in person and online. The Battery Park City Library is happy to host the long-running Book Discussion Group. New members are welcomed and invited to join the lively book discussions that take place on the last Tuesday of the month! The Book Discussion Group pick for April is Trust by Hernan Diaz. About the Book Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon;…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Fri, May 3
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 6
@ 9:30 AM
1st grade visit to the library
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, May 6
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, May 8
@ 9:30 AM
1st grade visit to the library
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, May 10
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 13
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 13
@ 4 PM
Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class. Ages 4+.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 14
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Offered at two times: Tuesday, May 14th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, May 16th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel from the New York Public Library’s list of 125 Books We Love. This month, we will discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel is an Indian American saga, covering the Ganguli family across three decades. The novel beautifully captures the tensions and confusions of growing up as a first-generation American. A poignant treatment of the immi…
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 16
@ 2 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Offered at two times: Tuesday, May 14th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, May 16th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel from the New York Public Library’s list of 125 Books We Love. This month, we will discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel is an Indian American saga, covering the Ganguli family across three decades. The novel beautifully captures the tensions and confusions of growing up as a first-generation American. A poignant treatment of the immi…
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Fri, May 17
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 20
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, May 21
@ 4 PM
Online
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. Some things to think about: Why do you think the author wrote this book? How long did it take you to get hooked on it? (or did you?) What about this book will stay with you? Who do you recommend it for? You must regi…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Fri, May 24
@ 2 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 Battery Park City LibraryJoin us for "Print + Process"! Teaching Artist Fan Kong teaches 7 sessions of a printmaking workshop. Description: Printing can happen anywhere and with surprising materials! Combining old and new printmaking methods such as suminagashi (paper marbling with water and ink), thermal paper art (with receipts and printer), and…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, May 28
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place both in person and online. The Battery Park City Library is happy to host the long-running Book Discussion Group. New members are welcomed and invited to join the lively book discussions that take place on the last Tuesday of the month! The Book Discussion Group pick for May is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. About the Book In 2024, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. Lauren Olami…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Mon, June 3
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 10
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, June 11
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Offered at two times: Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, June 13th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel from the New York Public Library’s list of 125 Books We Love. This month, we will discuss Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Set in a 1930s mill town in Georgia, a deaf man named John Singer becomes a confidante for the town's downtrodden denizens and for a young outcast girl. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her…
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 13
@ 2 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Offered at two times: Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, June 13th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel from the New York Public Library’s list of 125 Books We Love. This month, we will discuss Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Set in a 1930s mill town in Georgia, a deaf man named John Singer becomes a confidante for the town's downtrodden denizens and for a young outcast girl. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her…
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Mon, June 17
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, June 18
@ 4 PM
Online
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. Some things to think about: Why do you think the author wrote this book? How long did it take you to get hooked on it? (or did you?) What about this book will stay with you? Who do you recommend it for? You must regi…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities