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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85 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 AM
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 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adult…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Online
Please join the 53rd Street Library for our Virtual Citizenship Study Group. The virtual citizenship study group is a place where you can study for the Naturalization Test with others who are also preparing for the exam, using materials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other resources, as well as playing informative games to help you learn all you'll need to know for the citizenship test. To participate in this program, please register with your email addres…
OnlineAdults
Today
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
Most professional comics are made by more than one person! Together, we'll write individual scripts for a short comic-- and then choose another person's script to illustrate. Practicing collaboration will teach us about artistic interpretation, the importance of writing in comics, and good storytelling. This program is geared towards children in grades 3-7 and will be conducted on Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. You…
53rd Street Library
online
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event will take place in person at the 53rd St Library. Are you in need of any assistance related to the college application process? Drop by during our college question hour sessions! We'd be happy to answer any inquiries you may have regarding preparation for planning your postsecondary life.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 2
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 2
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is online only. What are you working on? Join us and tell us about it! We'd love to chat, share tips, maybe even inspire one another. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, there are hundreds of books in our collection to inspire you. Check them out and join us weekly on Thursdays at 3pm. This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participat…
53rd Street Library
Online
Adults
Thu, February 2
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. Please register here as well as email allisonameduri@nypl.org to confirm your registration. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio…
53rd Street Library
Online Only via Google Hangouts Meet
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, February 3
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, A Wrinkle in Time (2018) on Friday, February 3rd at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG) Runtime: 109 Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis Synopsis : After her astrophysicist father goes missing, 13-year-old Meg meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. W…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, February 3
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Please come and join us to watch a movie, Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) on Friday, February 3rd at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Rating R Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes. Director: George Miller Starring: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba. A lonely scholar on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in return for his freedom.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 5 PM
This event will take place in person at 53rd St. Great Movie— Free Pizza— Teens Only What are you doing on the first Friday of every month? Grab a friend and join! Or meet a friend or two or three! Who can attend? Young people aged 14-19 Here’s what to expect: Each month PaaM hosts present a new theme with a menu of 3 movie options. Movie titles aren’t revealed until movie night. You decide what we watch – 3 movies. 1 vote. Mob rules. Eat delicious pizza on us and connect with other N…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, February 6
@ 11:30 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, February 6
@ 4 PM
Come join us to read two stories about aliens and make Model Magic UFOs. We'll use the air dry craft clay to design ships we think aliens would use to travel the galaxies. Ages 3-5.
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Children
Mon, February 6
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This event will take place in person at 53rd St. Come by the 53rd St Library the first Monday of every month from 4 to 5, as we talk all things manga, anime, Japan, etc. We'll discuss some older titles, some new ones, and all around just provide a great space for all otaku to let their fandom fly proudly. Hope to see you there!
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, February 7
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, February 7
@ 1 PM
Online
This event is online only. 53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on The Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a monthly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for m…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, February 7
@ 4 PM
What kind of mysteries do you like? Do you like sophisticated, restrained detectives who rely on logic to solve problems? Do you like active, impulsive adventurers? A hard-boiled private eye? Join us to talk about detectives and write snippets of fantastic mysteries. Join us to hear others' creative ideas and share your own work! This is an online workshop intended for ages 7-12. It is held over Google Meets. Once you register, you will get the link to the meeting 24 hrs in advanc…
53rd Street Library
online
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, February 7
@ 5 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Online only. Should I take the SAT, ACT, or both? We will discuss the truths and misconceptions, similarities and differences, and the strategies that improve scores on both tests in this virtual Princeton Review presentation.
53rd Street Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, February 7
@ 5 PM
Online
This event is online only. 53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on The Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a monthly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for m…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, February 8
@ 11 AM
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 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adult…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, February 8
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, February 8
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
What role do sound effects have in comics? Come join us to discuss what written noises mean to comic book stories-- and try to tell your own comic story where the only words are descriptions of sounds. This program is geared towards children in grades 3-7 and will be conducted on Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. You may register on this page; we ask that you also email halschrieve@nypl.org to confirm your registrati…
53rd Street Library
online
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 8
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event will take place in person at the 53rd St Library. Are you in need of any assistance related to the college application process? Drop by during our college question hour sessions! We'd be happy to answer any inquiries you may have regarding preparation for planning your postsecondary life.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 9
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is online only. What are you working on? Join us and tell us about it! We'd love to chat, share tips, maybe even inspire one another. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, there are hundreds of books in our collection to inspire you. Check them out and join us weekly on Thursdays at 3pm. This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participat…
53rd Street Library
Via Google Meets
Adults
Thu, February 9
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. Please register here as well as email allisonameduri@nypl.org to confirm your registration. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio…
53rd Street Library
Online Only via Google Hangouts Meet
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, February 10
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs (2009) on Friday, February 10th at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG) Runtime: 89 Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell Synopsis : An inventor and a weather-reporter intern try to discover why the sky is raining food instead of wat…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, February 10
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Please come and join us to watch a movie, She Said (2022) on Friday, February 10th at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Rating R Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes. Director: Maria Schrader Starring: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan. NY Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey investigate the story of Harvey Weinstein and sexual assault in Hollywood, which helped launch the #Me Too movement.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 13
@ 11:30 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, February 13
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Online only. Join us on January 10th for a special presentation and information session about UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California. We're partnering with Budding Branches, an organization who believes that the most influential and helpful college advice comes from college students themselves. We'll have a current student from UC Berkeley on hand to not only talk about their experience as a student there, but to answer any questions for prospective students who are considering attending there th…
53rd Street LibraryTeachers,

College/Graduate School Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, February 13
@ 4 PM
Make popsicle stick puppets of favorite children's book characters like Pete The Cat-- or create your own characters to put on a show! We'll read two books and then make puppets together. Ages 3-5.
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Children
Tue, February 14
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, February 14
@ 5 PM
This is an online program. Interested in reviving the cinema experience? Want to talk about classic and contemporary films with your community? Join our NYPL film club, Cinema Scene! Our format is nearly identical to a book club but instead of discussing a book, we will discuss a movie. **How to Register: Please click HERE** February’s film is THE RIVER (1951, d. Jean Renoir) (99 minutes) Each month The Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to film preservation and the exhibition of res…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Wed, February 15
@ 11 AM
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 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adult…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, February 15
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, February 15
@ 3 PM
Online
Please join the 53rd Street Library for our Virtual Citizenship Study Group. The virtual citizenship study group is a place where you can study for the Naturalization Test with others who are also preparing for the exam, using materials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other resources, as well as playing informative games to help you learn all you'll need to know for the citizenship test. To participate in this program, please register with your email addres…
OnlineAdults
Wed, February 15
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event will take place in person at the 53rd St Library. Are you in need of any assistance related to the college application process? Drop by during our college question hour sessions! We'd be happy to answer any inquiries you may have regarding preparation for planning your postsecondary life.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 16
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 16
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is online only. What are you working on? Join us and tell us about it! We'd love to chat, share tips, maybe even inspire one another. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, there are hundreds of books in our collection to inspire you. Check them out and join us weekly on Thursdays at 3pm. This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participat…
53rd Street Library
Via Google Meets
Adults
Thu, February 16
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. Please register here as well as email allisonameduri@nypl.org to confirm your registration. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio…
53rd Street Library
Online Only via Google Hangouts Meet
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)