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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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, July 25
@ 12:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday at the George Bruce Library. Stay for Open Play. Ages 0-5.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, July 25
@ 10 AM
Online
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! For our July meeting, we will focus on two longer poems that are in conversation with each other: ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’ by Walt Whitman ‘A Supermarket in California’ by Allen Ginsberg Poems are available online via the Poetry Foundation and Academic of American Poets websites. Registration is requi…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, July 25
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Early Literacy Open Play in our Children's Room! Meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play! A great opportunity for socialization! Best for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers.
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, July 25
@ 10 AM
Play at our LEGO table Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm in our early literacy corner! For Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Large LEGOS only.
Richmondtown Library, Second FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Roosevelt Island branch. 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. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers ages 18 months or older. Nota Bene: 1) First Come/First Serve 2) Please present your ticket before Storytime 3) Ages: 18 months or older o…
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
This program will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 5th Floor, Room 504. Join Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library staff for our monthly series of computer classes for beginners. This week's topic is: Internet Safety. Participants will: Learn about the basic internets terms. Review standard internet usage. Have time to ask questions and work on personal projects. To join the program: Register online to receive a reminder message 24 hours before t…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
5th Floor, Room 504
Adults
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
This program is online only. When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero. You must register with your email address in o…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for children ages 4 and under. Toys will be brought out. This is a drop-in program. No registration required.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Online
This event is online only. Join us twice a month for an hour of brain games! Spend an hour with some Library friends from West New Brighton, and Todt Hill - Westerleigh Branch Libraries, stretching our mental muscles with different cranial activities. Each session will feature some relaxing centering time and everything from word games to trivia to get your needed mental fitness workout with the library. We will also feature some tips, books, and resources on continuing your exercise with Lib…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library. 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. The Children's Program Room is located on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
This program will take place in person at Sedgwick Library. Join us for songs, crafts and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. For ages 1-5. **Ideal for new walkers, toddlers and/or preschoolers and their caregivers.
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 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. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. The storytime will take place inthe community room on LL2. Limit of 15 children and their caregivers. First come, first served.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, July 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, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one 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. *Space is limited. First come will be first served. No pre-registration required.*
Richmondtown Library, Second FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place IN PERSON at Allerton 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 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) wil…
Allerton LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Thu, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join the librarians at the Columbus Library as we color and paint with the little ones. Help them to express themselves and develop their fine motor skills through creativity. Children, ages 0-3 , with their caregivers are welcomed.
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Summer at the Library
Accordionist, Broadway alum, and Brooklyn mom Mary Spencer Knapp’s eclectic singalongs gets your blood pumping! We’ll discover unique instruments, rhythms, languages, and sounds from around the world. We’ll sing about the beach in Spanish, dance to Balkan accordion, and learn songs old and new to keep singing at home! For children of all ages. Registration is not required. First come, first served. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
We will work on a writing prompt and discuss an aspect of craft. Share your work in a friendly environment and talk about writing. Open to all adults. No experience necessary. Please bring a notebook. Located in the community room, third floor.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! *This Program is in-person* 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 will have the opportunity to practice English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussin…
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Branch. Come learn how to enter and edit text, save files, and more.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Need help with ebooks? Tablet on the fritz? Or just need a quick turn on a computer without an appointment? Drop by for some tech TLC, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood librarians.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Library. Join us for Bilingual Storytime! We will share books, sing songs, and learn some different words and phrases. Speakers of all languages are welcome! Recommended for children ages 2-5 years with their caregivers.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive their personal attention and instruction. Patrons can schedule individual time with library staff for help with any tasks that need to be completed via the computer and or personal phone. Time slots can vary from increments of 15 minutes to 1 hour. Please register in advanc…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
532 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009 Fun filled Story Time at the Park! Read Aloud, Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays. Weather permitting. Recommended for ages 0-5.
Joesph C. Sauer ParkChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the Charleston Library. Join us for an hour of extreme relaxation, during which you'll paint your own rock. All materials will be provided. Let your mind wander as you explore creating a masterpiece to display at home or within your garden. Limited space; MAX 20 seats. Sign up sheet will start a half hour prior to event at the front desk.
Charleston LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
JULY 25TH – THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) Director – Jean Negulesco; 102 Minutes; Rated G; 20th Century Studios Starring – Jean Peters, Dorothy McGuire, Clifton Webb, Maggie McNamara Three American women working in Rome share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage. Each one experiences a few bumps in her journey to romance.
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Join the Bronx Library Center on Google Meets every other week for our "Hybrid Craft Circle." Come in person to the branch or attend via google meets. This will be very flexible. We will each have our own craft project to work. The staff member can provide advice or guidance on your project or teach you something new using materials you probably have at home. Also youtube videos can help in between meetings.
Bronx Library Center
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

50+
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will be held in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for an enjoyable blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for children ages 2-11 and their parents or caregivers. Children thrive on open-ended play, which encourages imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills, making their play richer and more complex. This type of play ensures meaningful and enriching learning experiences! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by parents/caregiver…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This class will take place in person at the Morris Park Library. Thursdays in July from 11 - 12:30pm: 7/11, 7/18 and 7/25. 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. Low- Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Langua…
Morris Park LibraryEnglish Language Learners
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
St. George Library's weekly storytime on Thursdays. This event will take place in person at the St. George Library Center community room. Picturebook stories, songs, and activities to enhance learning and have fun. Lets stretch our attention spans and engage our imagination together! Designed to get your children ready for 3k & preschool. For children 18 months to 3 years old.
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Thursday is Story Day at PPVN! Gather round the Early Literacy Area for a hand picked story or two or three from our staff! This story time is intended for children from birth to 5!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, July 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, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. An informal playgroup for young children (ages 0-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Open Play for Babies and Toddlers is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver a…
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Join us for an hour-long session Puzzles (sudoku, crossword, Jigsaw or word search) and Coloring. Request our puzzle or coloring sheet at the front desk. All materials will be provided.
Woodstock LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities,

Persons Without Homes
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. No Registration required!
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Children accompany by parents/caregivers will learn to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. Our July 18th Sensory Time will take place at Virginia Park(across from Chase bank near Hugh Grant Circle)
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Book an appointment with a librarian and get tech/computer help. Appointments are one hour long. Choose a convenient time slot 11am -12pm or 2pm -3pm. Two days notice is recommended in order to accommodate the desk schedule. The sign-up sheet is located at the front desk. Please include contact information and a brief description of the project you are working on. The Librarian will be able to guide you but will not be able to actually do the work for you. Please come prepared with all of t…
Morrisania LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Subjects will include Job Search and Resume Help. Please register for Google Meet Online.
City Island LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students,

Job Seekers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)