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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101 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
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)
Mon, April 15
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Let’s go on a journey! Every session we will visit and explore a new story and create our own musical adventure with Latin Grammy nominee Flor Bromley. The program is limited to 15 families. For children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. Programs are first come first served. Please arrive on time. Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: Stroller parking is on the 2nd floor (the Children's Floor). Unfortunately, there is no elevator access from the front door to the 1st floor (Young Adult and Adult…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 3 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. || 本活動僅限線上參與。 This event is in Mandarin only. || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Must register with a valid email address. || 必須使用有效的電子郵件地址進行註冊。 Learn on to protect yourself when shopping online, as well as what services are available and how to take full advantage of them. 繼續閱讀以了解在網上購物時如何保護自己,以及可用的服務和如何充分利用它們。 You will receive an email 11am on the day of the class with the virtual class link. 您將在課程當日上午11點收到一封電子郵件,其中包含虛擬課程的連結。…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
透過感官學習,享受樂趣! 兒童和照顧者將透過實踐活動探索各種站點。 透過這些活動,孩子們將探索聽覺、感覺和其他感官。 適合五歲以下的小朋友及其照顧者。Have fun while learning through the senses! Children and caregivers will explore a variety of stations based around on hands-on activities. Through these activities, children will explore hearing, feeling and other senses. Recommended for children from birth to five years with their caregivers. 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOTE: St…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 16
@ 1:30 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place IN PERSON at Chatham Square Branch Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 1-Hour Class for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Tue, April 16
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for an arts and crafts program on every Tuesday! We'll be doing different fun arts & crafts activities weekly such as painting, drawing, collage and a lot more! Ideal for PreK & Preschool kids with their caregivers. Remember, arts & crafts program is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! We ask that both of you are present during the entire program, as unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to l…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, April 17
@ 10 AM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Come & learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Please bring your own brushes, paint plate, small water container and traditional Chinese ink; we will provide paper and color ink. 學習國畫繪畫技巧!請帶上畫筆,水彩板, 装水器和墨;我們將提供紙張和彩色墨水。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Wednesday of each month in the Storytime Room on our 3rd Floor! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for young children with all ages with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOT…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, April 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class will cover Pivot Tables, a powerful tool used to analyze relationships between data. We will cover setting up data for use in Pivot Tables, how to format results, filtering techniques, and interactive elements. This class is part of our Excel Genius class series. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3KBj04g
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 1:30 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. 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.
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 3:30 PM
This event takes place in-person every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Come to the 3rd-floor community room to watch a movie, use a laptop, play games, or simply hang out with your friends and have fun. Snacks will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. No Registration Required - Only for Teens Grades 6-12
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, April 18
@ 11 AM
Online
Our coloring group is now online and in-person! We will meet online and in person every Thursday at 11am. We can color and socialize while practicing social distancing. We can chat with each other about current events, hobbies, movies and books while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditati…
Chatham Square Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 12 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 1 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This program will be hybrid- both online and in-person inside the Lower Level Conference Room at the Chatham Square Branch. We will give you poems to read by Carl Phillips during the program. Should you wish to read them ahead, they will be "First Night At Sea," and "Glory On." You will be invited to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the poems. If you are not familiar with poetry reading, all the better! If you decide to participate virtually, the poems will display on your screen. If yo…
Chatham Square Library
Hybrid: both in-person and online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, April 18
@ 4 PM
This event is in-person only. Join us and watch animes together! We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays. Feel free to bring your own food & drinks. Snacks will also be provided while supplies last. No Registration Needed | For Grades 6 -12, Teens Only | Location: Community Room 3rd Floor
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, April 19
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, April 19
@ 3:30 PM
歡迎參加本館關於Pura Belpré的西英故事表演! Pura Belpré 是一位才華橫溢的作家、民間故事收藏家、木偶師和故事講述者,他創作並重新詮釋了波多黎各民間故事。 她的表演以講故事與木偶相結合的創意和互動體驗重現了她傳奇的“雙語故事時間”!適合學前班至三年級的小朋友及其照顧者。Join us for a bilingual performance of Pura Belpré! Pura Belpré was a talented author, collector of folktales, puppeteer, and storyteller who wrote and reinterpreted Puerto Rican folk tales. Her show is a re-enactment of her legendary “Bilingual Story Hour” in a creative and interactive experience that combines storytelling with puppets! Recommended for…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Sat, April 20
@ 1 PM
Cast your creative net at Woven Waterways: RRR Confetti Papermaking Workshop, hosted in collaboration with The W.O.W Project. Come learn how to make recycled paper and stay to craft paper fish inspired by the prompts: What is home? Who is there? Why do we return? Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome The W.O.W. Project is a women, queer, and trans-led community initiative using art and activism to grow and protect NYC Chinatown’s creative culture in a time of rapid change.…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 20
@ 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)
Mon, April 22
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Let’s go on a journey! Every session we will visit and explore a new story and create our own musical adventure with Latin Grammy nominee Flor Bromley. The program is limited to 15 families. For children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. Programs are first come first served. Please arrive on time. Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: Stroller parking is on the 2nd floor (the Children's Floor). Unfortunately, there is no elevator access from the front door to the 1st floor (Young Adult and Adult…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, April 22
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 22
@ 2 PM
This event is online only. Join a Wellesley College student for a Q&A session directed by you! Presented in partnership with Budding Branches, an organization that connects teens with current students and recent college graduates offering a firsthand look at campus life. Active participation is encouraged!
OnlineTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 22
@ 4 PM
This event takes place in-person every Monday from 4 PM - 5:30 PM Play video games with your friends on Nintendo Switch and Play Station 5, or have fun with card & board games. Either way, it's GAME ON No Registration Required Location: Community Room 3rd FL Only for Teens Grades 6-12
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
歡迎參加本館的中英故事時間!本館將會使用普通話和英語來講故事,唱活潑的歌曲和童謠。歡迎嬰兒到五歲的孩子以及看護者來參加。請記住,看護者與孩子在一起時,故事時間是最有效的。 無需註冊!Come join us for a Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOTE:…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 23
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for an arts and crafts program on every Tuesday! We'll be doing different fun arts & crafts activities weekly such as painting, drawing, collage and a lot more! Ideal for PreK & Preschool kids with their caregivers. Remember, arts & crafts program is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! We ask that both of you are present during the entire program, as unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to l…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 23
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
This book talk will take place in person at Chatham Square Library AND online. Come celebrate the paperback book launch of Ava Chin’s Mott Street: a Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming. Ava will be in conversation with Lucy Yu, proprietor of Yu and Me Books, Ken Chen, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Creative Writing at Barnard College, and a special guest. For in-person attendance, register with this link. Registration with an email address is required. E…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 10 AM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Come & learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Please bring your own brushes, paint plate, small water container and traditional Chinese ink; we will provide paper and color ink. 學習國畫繪畫技巧!請帶上畫筆,水彩板, 装水器和墨;我們將提供紙張和彩色墨水。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, April 24
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Wednesday of each month in the Storytime Room on our 3rd Floor! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for young children with all ages with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOT…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, April 24
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, April 24
@ 3:30 PM
This event takes place in-person every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Come to the 3rd-floor community room to watch a movie, use a laptop, play games, or simply hang out with your friends and have fun. Snacks will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. No Registration Required - Only for Teens Grades 6-12
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 24
@ 5 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 Chatham Square. 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. Disclaimer: The New York Public Library (the “Library”) is not responsible or liable for your use or misuse of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) assistance services provided at our loca…
Chatham Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
日本語バイリンガルストーリータイムへようこそ!5歳までのお子様向けプログラムで、保護者の方のご参加をお願いいたします!一緒に絵本を読んだり、歌を歌って、楽しい時間を過ごしましょう!事前の申込みは必要ありません!お会いできるのを楽しみにしています! Come join us for a Japanese Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! ご注意:ベビーカー置き場は2階(チルドレンズフロア)にございます。恐れ入りますが、正面玄関から1階(ヤングアダルトフロアとアダルトフロア)までは階段のみで、エレベーターはございません。1階奥にエ…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, April 25
@ 11 AM
Online
Our coloring group is now online and in-person! We will meet online and in person every Thursday at 11am. We can color and socialize while practicing social distancing. We can chat with each other about current events, hobbies, movies and books while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditati…
Chatham Square Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 12 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, April 25
@ 1 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults