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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147 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 15
@ 12 PM
Visit the Riverside Library and get one-on-one assistance on how to download free library e-books onto your Android or Apple device. Requirements: Please bring your electronic devices and have your NYPL library card, Google email, Apple ID and/or Amazon account information and related PIN/passwords available on hand.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 3 PM
Join us for a screening of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023). Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero. Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson Director(s): Joaquim Dos Santos Rating: PG Runtime: 2h 16min **Please note: Seating is limited to only 20 children with a…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
ADVANCE IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration begins 1 day prior to the event at the Children's Room Information Desk. On the day of the event, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in and receive your entry pass. Doors open 5 minutes prior to start time. Admission may NOT be granted for late arrivals and may be given to patrons on the waitlist. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles ou…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, April 17
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
ADVANCE IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration begins 1 day prior to the event at the Children's Room Information Desk. On the day of the event, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in and receive your entry pass. Doors open 5 minutes prior to start time. Admission may NOT be granted for late arrivals and may be given to patrons on the waitlist. Best for children who are pre-walkers and who prefer a gentle, slow-paced program. Join us for a special time to bond with your littl…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Wed, April 17
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 3:30 PM
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Blocks of various sizes will be provided. Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 4 PM
Arab American Heritage Month
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for Arab American Heritage Month, Muslim comics and humorous comics . Teens who attend and visit any of the three libraries afterwards can get a free comic book to keep. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and audio and/or video capabilities. Public participation in the talk is optio…
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 12 PM
World Literature Festival
Experience a three dimensional art installation featuring performers of diverse bodies and abilities. We're taught not to stare. But what if you could? In this "human sculpture court," performers of all bodies and abilities invite you to look and engage. On Saturday, April 20, Heidi Latsky Dance presents ON DISPLAY, a human sculpture court at Riverside Library. Join us at Riverside Library on Saturday, April 20 for the sculpture court. The performance will transform the first floor of the br…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 1 PM
World Literature Festival
Can art be a form of language? Pathbreaking performing artists explore the question. In this lively discussion, artists from across disciplines come together to investigate the connections between language and performance. Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Heidi Latsky, and Arnaldo J. López all consider language and expression in their work, from a play written in Bangla and English (Chowdhury) to dance performances that "disrupt normalcy" (Latsky) and community-responsive theater (Lopez). NYPL's Vandana…
Riverside Library
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Immigrants
Sat, April 20
@ 2 PM
World Literature Festival
Experience a three dimensional art installation featuring performers of diverse bodies and abilities. We're taught not to stare. But what if you could? In this "human sculpture court," performers of all bodies and abilities invite you to look and engage. On Saturday, April 20, Heidi Latsky Dance presents ON DISPLAY, a human sculpture court at Riverside Library. Join us at Riverside Library on Saturday, April 20 for the sculpture court. The performance will transform the first floor of the br…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, April 22
@ 3 PM
Join us for a screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023). Based on the Super Mario video games, the animated film follows Mario on his adventures with his friends. Mario joins forces with Princess Peach and Toad. The trio is in search of Mario's brother Luigi. Together, they hope to defeat the evil Bowser and save the Mushroom Kingdom from his destructive schemes. Cast: Kevin Michael Richardson, Jack Black, Khary Payton, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day Director(s): Michael Jelenic Rating: PG R…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This is an online program. Life is full of anxieties and stress, perhaps now more than ever before. Come to this workshop to learn how you can calm your body and mind by sitting in meditation. Find a place of happiness and peace within ourselves to reduce our anxiety, and fortify against the stresses of life. Join Eileen Carlotto long time meditator for this informative lecture. There will even be a chance to meditate. Brief Bio: Eileen Carlotto is a recently retired middle-school art teach…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Wed, April 24
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, April 26
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 27
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 27
@ 11 AM
R.E.A.D. ® is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. R.E.A.D. is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun! Children can sign up to read for approximately 10-15 minutes each during the R.E.A.D. sessio…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, April 27
@ 12:30 PM
This program will take place in person. 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 workwith ensemble building games, script analysis, scene study, and stage production. No experience is necessary.
Riverside LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Sat, April 27
@ 2 PM
Canceled
R.E.A.D. ® is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered, and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. R.E.A.D. is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun! Children can sign up to read for approximately 10-15 minutes each during the R.E.A.D. sessi…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 29
@ 12 PM
Visit the Riverside Library and get one-on-one assistance on how to download free library e-books onto your Android or Apple device. Requirements: Please bring your electronic devices and have your NYPL library card, Google email, Apple ID and/or Amazon account information and related PIN/passwords available on hand.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, April 30
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 1
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, May 3
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, May 4
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, May 6
@ 12 PM
Visit the Riverside Library and get one-on-one assistance on how to download free library e-books onto your Android or Apple device. Requirements: Please bring your electronic devices and have your NYPL library card, Google email, Apple ID and/or Amazon account information and related PIN/passwords available on hand.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, May 7
@ 3 PM
Is your indoor jungle overgrowing your space? Do you have cuttings to give away? Do you want to trade for something new or just adopt a new little plant friend? Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and meet new plant friends, both human and vegetation! Come on down to the Riverside Library and get your swap on! Meet other plant friends! Trade plants, tips, and stories. You may find that wishlist plant you've been looking for or try something entirely new. This is a free plant swap. Ther…
Riverside LibraryAdults,

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 8
@ 3 PM
The title for this month's Book Club: Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, May 8
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, May 9
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This is an online program. Through meditation we can experience a profound, peace, bliss and happiness unlike any we can find in the world. Come learn the steps to mediation and begin to experience the inner light and a deep source of spiritual nourishment. For new or advanced meditators. Facilitated Nirav Sheth There will be a chance to try this time tested technique out. Brief Bio: Nirav is a Leadership Coach, Life Coach and Business Growth Consultant. He is the Founder and President of St…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Fri, May 10
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, May 11
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, May 13
@ 12 PM
Visit the Riverside Library and get one-on-one assistance on how to download free library e-books onto your Android or Apple device. Requirements: Please bring your electronic devices and have your NYPL library card, Google email, Apple ID and/or Amazon account information and related PIN/passwords available on hand.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 5 PM
Canceled
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event is online only. Join us on May 15th, as we partner with The Princeton Review to bring you this information session regarding the new digital SAT! The College Board has announced a significant change to the SAT, turning the exam into a computer-based test. This presentation will discuss what’s changing on the SAT, what’s not changing on the SAT, and what a digital SAT means for students.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 16
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Korean and Chinese Comics ( Manhwa 만화 / Manhua 漫畫). Teens who attend and visit any of the three libraries afterwards can get a free comic book to keep. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and aud…
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 16
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This is an online program. Through meditation we can experience a profound, peace, bliss and happiness unlike any we can find in the world. Come learn the steps to mediation and begin to experience the inner light and a deep source of spiritual nourishment. For new or advanced meditators. Facilitated Nirav Sheth There will be a chance to try this time tested technique out. Brief Bio: Nirav is a Leadership Coach, Life Coach and Business Growth Consultant. He is the Founder and President of St…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Fri, May 17
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, May 18
@ 9 AM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
TEST WILL BE HELD ONLINE - PLEASE REGISTER HERE A practice test is a great way to find out how you may score on the SAT without having the scores count. After the test, you'll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. After the students register, they will receive detailed instructions explaining how to log onto The Princeton Review portal and complete the test online at home. After the test, students will receive an email to sign up for a free score consu…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)