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.

Discover our wide array of free online events.

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67 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 PM
Canceled
Storytime is fun for the whole family! Join us for some favorite read-aloud books accompanied by songs, rhymes, and a fun craft. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Best for ages 4 and up and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
Are you into K-pop? Do you collect photocards? Stop by and decorate your own photocard holders and sleeves! We provide all the materials. Feel free to bring pictures that you would want to use if you don’t have any photocards on hand. It can be pictures of your favorite band, your pets, your friends, or anything else! This program will take place in person at the Richmondtown Library.
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, April 17
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, April 17
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we move and groove together! Join us for dancing, singing and movement activities for little ones and their caregivers. Best for ages 2-5. Music and movement activities can help your child to develop essential skills, including fine and gross motor skills, and direction following. No pre-registration required. First come will be first served; space is limited.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, April 18
@ 11:30 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at Great Kills Library as we host artist Kathy Fieramosca for a her special program, Painting Italy. The class will paint along with the instructor. A photograph will be provided for each student, with all students painting the same landscape or village scene. Lessons to be learned as we paint together will be color harmony, perspective drawing principles and basic waterco…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, April 18
@ 4 PM
Welcome to Youth Tech Club! Explore new technology with us Thursdays at 4 PM including 3D Printing pens, Osmo Genius Kits, Google Chromebooks, and so much more! This program is for ages 11 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants. Advanced registration is not required.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. 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. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, April 19
@ 3 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, April 22
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 23
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, April 24
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Thu, April 25
@ 11:30 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at Great Kills Library as we host artist Kathy Fieramosca for a her special program, Painting Italy. The class will paint along with the instructor. A photograph will be provided for each student, with all students painting the same landscape or village scene. Lessons to be learned as we paint together will be color harmony, perspective drawing principles and basic waterco…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, April 25
@ 4 PM
Welcome to Youth Tech Club! Explore new technology with us Thursdays at 4 PM including 3D Printing pens, Osmo Genius Kits, Google Chromebooks, and so much more! This program is for ages 11 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants. Advanced registration is not required.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 26
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. 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. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, April 26
@ 3 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, April 29
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 30
@ 11 AM
This event takes place at the Great Kills Library. Registration is NOT required. Join us for an in-person discussion of Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward. Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery, as beautifully rendered as it is heart-wrenching. Searching, harrowing, replete with transcendent love, the novel is a journey from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation. Annis, sold south by the whi…
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, April 30
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, April 30
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Make your own custom buttons for your backpack or jacket. We will focus on spooky anime and manga-themed buttons, but we will have other designs available. Or, you can make your own! For ages 11 and up. Registration is not required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 1
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, May 1
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, May 1
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we move and groove together! Join us for dancing, singing and movement activities for little ones and their caregivers. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Fri, May 3
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. 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. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, May 3
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, May 6
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 7
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, May 8
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Thu, May 9
@ 11 AM
Online
This event is online only. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Who says that you can't be social while practicing social distancing? This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet.You must register with your email ad…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, May 10
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. 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. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, May 10
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, May 13
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 14
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, May 15
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, May 15
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, May 15
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we move and groove together! Join us for dancing, singing and movement activities for little ones and their caregivers. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Fri, May 17
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. 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. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, May 17
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families