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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157 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
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)
Mon, April 15
@ 10:30 AM
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2019. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Join us to learn from famous chess games and Grandmasters like Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca, and Maurice Ashley. We will also learn about the best chess openings and endgame calculation.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4:30 PM
It’s one of the most iconic simple machine STEM projects for kids. Building the trusty catapult! It is an incredible STEM activity with a strong focus on engineering, but also math and physics all rolled into one amazing learning project. Today we tackled the iconic Popsicle Stick Catapult.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 11 AM
This program takes place at the library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, April 16
@ 2 PM
Canceled
This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. Most of the apps and websites that we interact with use web APIs to get their data. In this class, we are going to learn what web APIs are and how to use them in Python. We will also learn about JSON, a common data format that most web APIs use. *Please note that some people using older or less common email addresses have experienced issues with receiving emails from TechConnect. Using a Gmail account will pr…
zoomAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 3:30 PM
Spend and enjoy some time with us for some Adult Therapeutic Arts. This creative activity might help you to relax your mind, as well as provide you with a keepsake for the spring. All materials will be provided. Just bring your creative ideas if you can! This program is first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is required! Adult, 18+ ***Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available during our temporary closure.”…
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write poetry, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure and elements of poetry and also read examples of poetry. We will also work on creating our own poems.
Community RoomAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 5:30 PM
Want to learn or brush up on your crochet skills? Join us for Crochet Corner! Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided. Snacks will also be provided to participants.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Do You want to practice every day's English? If you do, then join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. Everyday English skills are important for communicating with others, shopping, learning new things, and getting a job! Focused on Beginner English Learners.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners
Wed, April 17
@ 10:30 AM
Canceled
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 12:30 PM
Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Do you need to complete a project in Photoshop? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 3:30 PM
Canceled
Learn the fundamentals of using a Windows computer. Participants will learn how to navigate the Windows operating system and how to use Windows computers effectively.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 4 PM
Need help knowing where to start your research? Come learn how to master the advanced search and use Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT. Participating teens (13-18) will receive light refreshments.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 4:30 PM
In honor of poetry month kids will create their own poetry and then perform it with music.
Parkchester LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),

Children
Wed, April 17
@ 5:30 PM
Want to have an impact on your library? Parkchester Library wants to hear from YOU! Come speak to librarians about what you want to happen at the Teen Center, including programs, books, materials, and other events. Teen Advisory Group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Refreshments will be served to participants.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Inspired by Teatro SEA's Kids Network's Web Series El Avion The Airplane. In this music curriculum, little ones will learn lively songs that ignite their imagination, encouraging them to dream and become superheroes through their actions. Through fun-filled lessons, they will explore using their voice as an instrument, develop essential musical skills, and discover the expressive qualities of music. Activities include problem-solving, melody creation, music interpretation, and joyful performance…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 2 PM
Canceled
This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. Most of the apps and websites that we interact with use web APIs to get their data. In this class, we are going to learn what web APIs are and how to use them in Python. We will also learn about JSON, a common data format that most web APIs use. *Please note that some people using older or less common email addresses have experienced issues with receiving emails from TechConnect. Using a Gmail account will pr…
zoomAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 4:30 PM
Come and create your own paper puppet. A varieyt of materials will be handout to personalize your puppet. Ages 5-11
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Libary. Curious about hydroponics? This workshop will explore the history and basic fundamentals of growing plants without soil!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
Learn how to create documents, apply good formatting, and save and share your work using Microsoft Word.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, April 19
@ 3 PM
Calling all gamers and video games fanatics! Bring your friends and come join us at the Parkchester Teen Center for an afternoon of your favorite Nintendo Switch games! We'll have laptops, video games, and board games available for you and your peers to play.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 20
@ 10:30 AM
Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. This class is taking place in person. This study group is for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test. Each workshop will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civic questions. Students will also learn about library and online resources to continue their practice at home. Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

Immigrants
Sat, April 20
@ 2 PM
Come celebrate Earth Day at Parkchester Library. Learn all about wildlife, conservation and what Earth Day means. Also plant your own flowers to take home with you!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 20
@ 2 PM
Come join us as we celebrate and create Spring Craft.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 22
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Express yourself, and get creative with our audio recording studio. Learn the basics to music production with your peers using the digital audio Logic Pro software!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 22
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for an eco-inspired Trivia Session! Celebrate Earth Day in a fun, knowledge-packed evening featuring thrilling rounds on sustainability, wildlife, and environmental wonders.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, April 23
@ 10:30 AM
Supervised Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter or other computer programs and software? Patrons are welcome to use the lab and get one-on-one assistance!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Tue, April 23
@ 2 PM
The goal of FDNY instructors is to continually educate the public with critical lifesaving strategies that focus on fire prevention, with a special focus on the City's most vulnerable populations and at-risk communities.
Parkchester LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),

Children
Tue, April 23
@ 2 PM
This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. Learn how to read and write to files in Python. We will also learn how to work more efficiently with CSV file using Python's CSV module. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class.
zoomAdults
Tue, April 23
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Interested in using our Recording Studio? This Recording Studio Access Workshop is a course where teens can learn the basics of how to operate our recording studio. At the end of the workshop, teens are eligible to take the Recording Studio assessment. Upon passing the assesement, you will receive a Studio Card and be able to book time in our recording studios independently! By registration only.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 4 PM
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write poetry, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure and elements of poetry and also read examples of poetry. We will also work on creating our own poems.
Community RoomAdults
Wed, April 24
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Do You want to practice every day's English? If you do, then join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. Everyday English skills are important for communicating with others, shopping, learning new things, and getting a job! Focused on Beginner English Learners.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners