Online Events & Classes Calendar

During our gradual reopening following our temporary closure due to COVID-19, The New York Public Library is here to help people of all ages learn and engage with their communities through our online classes, programs, book clubs, and more. Discover our wide array of free online offerings below.

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544 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, May 19
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join a George Bruce children's librarian for stories, songs and wiggles! Both parent/caregiver and child must be present during this program: unaccompanied adults or children will be kindly asked to leave the program. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers should use their own information. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email one day before or the morning of stor…
George Bruce Library
Online Only
Children,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 1 PM
Online
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Online Via ZoomAdults
Thu, May 19
@ 1 PM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Celebrate Korean Culture with us in this Korean & English Bilingual Storytime! Join us for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. You will be emailed the link to our virtual storytime the day of the program. Find more Korean Cultural events at http://www.koreanculture.org/ Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and…
St. Agnes Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Thu, May 19
@ 1 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This event is online only. Join St. George Library Center for It's All About Crochet, an online program! Teaching artist Sandra Ramirez will guide participants through the art of crochet over eight sessions. Participants will be introduced to the basic stitches of crochet, such as the Tunisian simple stitch, knit and purl stitches, and a simple lace stitch. After learning the basics, we'l…
St. George Library Center
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Thu, May 19
@ 2 PM
Book Discussion Group
Join staff at Hudson Park Library for a virtual discussion of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life. First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide on…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Adults
Thu, May 19
@ 2 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This program is online. Join staff from The Great Kills and Mulberry Street Libraries online for a presentation and virtual author talk with Wilson Tang, owner and operator of the century old Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Manhattan's Chinatown, and Joshua David Stein, a Brooklyn-based editor and author of numerous cookbooks and children's books. Learn all about Dim Sum, the history of this family-owned NYC restaurant, and watch a cooking demonstration. Authors Wilson Tang and Joshua David Stein…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults
Thu, May 19
@ 3 PM
Online
In this 7-part weekly series, participants will learn every step of planning the ultimate vacation, including: flights, lodging, attractions, insurance, and safety tips. By the end, you will have all the tools needed to successfully plan and enjoy your trip. In Week 6, we will discuss all things Cruise related, from planning to booking. This program will be virtual & participants must register online. Where will your dream vacation take place?
Grand Concourse Library
Online
Adults
Thu, May 19
@ 3 PM
Online
This class is taking place online only. Practice talking to others in Spanish virtually through educational activities. Focused on Beginner and Intermediate Spanish Learners. Sign up required. Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

English Language Learners
Thu, May 19
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is online only. It is a new month. What have you read? What would you like to share? See you there!
Online via Google Hangout MeetsBook Lovers
Thu, May 19
@ 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. Most online programs, including all programs hosted via Google Meet, provide closed…
53rd Street Library
Online
Adults
Thu, May 19
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. Create beautiful craft butterflies while exploring the science behind these magnificent insects. Materials needed: Coffee filter or paper towels Pipe cleaners Clothespins Origami paper/printer paper/craft paper Washable markers (Recommended) Water (Recommended) Tablecloth/scrap paper/newspaper (Optional) This online program is geared toward parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: u…
Muhlenberg Library
Online Only
Children,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Thu, May 19
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for an arts and crafts program on every other Thursday! We'll be doing different fun arts & crafts activities biweekly 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 a…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Thinking about life after high school? Planning your next steps after college? Join us for a conversation with a working professional and see how they navigated the early stages of their career. Q/A will occur after our discussion. Our speaker: Kinshasa A. Coghill is a Brooklyn native and a graduate from Temple University and Salus University. As a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist for the past 20 years, she has taught individualized strategies to assist persons living with blindness…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen Center
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place virtually via Google Meet. Join your friends from the Dongan Hills Library and New Dorp Library for an online animal book discussion. We will learn about a different animal at each book discussion. Learn about all of NYPL'S resources. This program is suitable for children ages 4 - 8 years old. This book discussion is geared toward parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or…
Online via Google Hangouts MeetChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is in person at the Bronx Library Center. Come get crafty with your neighborhood Librarians at the Bronx Library Center! We will be enjoying a variety of hands on arts and crafts! Suggested ages 5-12
Bronx Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place virtually online via Google Meet. Online Registration is required. Dongan Hills Library Present a Virtual Book Discussion: Hell's Half Acre by Susan Jonusas In 1873 the people of Labette County in Kansas made a grisly discovery. Buried on a homestead seven miles south of the town of Cherryvale, in a bloodied cellar and under frost-covered soil, were countless bodies in varying states of decay. The discovery sent the local community and national newspapers into…
Dongan Hills Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, May 19
@ 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! 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 and/or vi…
53rd Street Library
Online Only via Google Hangouts Meet
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
Online
Join us for a workshop on Crochet and Knitting Conversation. We will do our best to give instruction on your crocheting and knitting questions. So make sure to have your supplies and projects with you, and come craft with us! Crochet&Knit, Crafts Online!/ Thompson Thursday, May 19, 2022, · 4:00 – 5:00 pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yhn-aewz-zuv Or dial: ‪(US) +1 337-944-4628‬ PIN: ‪829 901 752‬# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yhn-aewz-zuv?…
Clason's Point Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join the librarians at the Columbus library to discuss STEM learning with your school age kids. Children, all ages, with their caregivers are welcome This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL…
OnlineAdults,

Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 19
@ 5 PM
Money Matters
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Thu, May 19
@ 6 PM
Book Discussion Group
The Mulberry Street Library is pleased to welcome Mindie Barnett. Join the staff of the Mulberry Street Library for an online book discussion with a special appearance by the author, Mindie Barnett. We will be discussing Mindie's new book: You Don't Need to Be a Bitch to Be a Boss: How to Flaunt Femininity, Embrace Empathy, and Win with a Vengeance. In her new book, Mindie Barnett shows that compassion and femininity are superpowers, and that toughness and fear will never earn trust and loyalt…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 19
@ 6 PM
Online
This hybrid event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing arts, and will also take place livestreaming online. Please click below to register for either: in person at the Library for the Performing Arts or livestreaming online Since the beginning of the pandemic, Theater in Quarantine (TiQ) has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most consisten…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Online
Adults
Thu, May 19
@ 6:30 PM
Online
In this online course, you will learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation from a native, experienced instructor. This online class is a continuation of the Online Chinese Conversation Level II. We will emphasize correct pronunciation and commonly used phrases. The class will be held on Google Hangouts Meet. The class runs for 10 sessions between April 7 and June 16 (no class on June 2). You must register for each session with your email address in order to receive the link to participate.…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online via Google Meet
Adults
Fri, May 20
@ 9 AM
Money Matters
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Fri, May 20
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Who says that you can't be social while practicing social distancing? This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio a…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, May 20
@ 10 AM
Online
This event will take place online via Google Meet. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte 115th Library for Computer Basics: Open Lab virtually. Bring your technology questions for one-on-one assistance every other Friday in May. Registration required.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Job Seekers
Fri, May 20
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join Ms Amy & her ukulele for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for toddlers, preschoolers and caregivers with multiple-aged children. Participants will receive an email message the day before or the morning of this event with the GoogleMeet link to join the program. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver a…
Richmondtown Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Join us for live, program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is funfor the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Online registration required. A limit of 15 children and caregivers per session. PLEASE NOTE: Per NYPL Policy masks must be worn at all times for everyone over the age of 2. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both th…
City Island LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, May 20
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This is a virtual event. You must register to participate. Come have a conversation in Mandarin! If you are looking to work on and improve your Mandarin conversation skills, we are offering free virtual Mandarin conversation classes. This program works best for people who speak some Mandarin and want to practice. Register now, for a 25-minute session. *You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one…
96th Street LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

Families,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers
Fri, May 20
@ 11:30 AM
Canceled
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This is a virtual event. You must register to participate. Come have a conversation in Mandarin! If you are looking to work on and improve your Mandarin conversation skills, we are offering free virtual Mandarin conversation classes. This program works best for people who speak some Mandarin and want to practice. Register now, for a 25-minute session. *You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one…
96th Street LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

Families,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers
Fri, May 20
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Fri, May 20
@ 1 PM
Online
This event will be online only. Must register with a full name and valid email address. Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, and running your slideshow. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class. *Please note that some people using older or less common email addresses have experienced issues with receiving emails from TechConnect.…
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training Center
Online Only
Adults
Fri, May 20
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us as we discuss Nicolai Gogol's 1842 story, The Overcoat, translated by Constance Garnett. To join this online discussion, please register above with your email address. We'll send you the online meeting link before the program begins.
Jefferson Market Library
Online only
Adults
Fri, May 20
@ 3 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Do you want to go to college or start a new career? Are you having a hard time figuring out where to start preparing your application or resume? Do you need some assistance with all of the paperwork? Schedule a College/Career Counseling Session, in person or via Google Meet, with a College and Career Pathways staff member! We'll help you look for: College Programs Certification Courses Job Opportunities Financial Aid Scholarships Resume Assistance No matte…
Eastchester Library
Online
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This class is taking place online only. Practice talking to others in English virtually through educational activities. Focused on Beginner English Learners. Sign up required. Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

English Language Learners
Fri, May 20
@ 3 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This is a virtual event. You must register below to participate. Are you interested in college and want some advice or are you not sure how to get started? Would you like someone to look over your college essay or resume? If you are looking for advice on college or career related matters, anyone, regardless of age or education status, can sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 counseling session with one of our College and Career Pathways experts. To ensure that we can provide the best service for yo…
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
Author Talks
Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest and Wakefield Libraries in a discussion with award winning and bestselling author, Sara Barnard as two YA librarians will talk about her writing career, including her latest bestseller, Destination Anywhere. Caption Description: Starting over at a new school where she longs to forge authentic connections, Peyton is disappointed by life challenges that expose her new friends' apathetic characters before she embarks on a backpacking trip in search of true…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online
Book Lovers,

Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
Online
Whether you're a beginning or seasoned performer, sign up for our Open Mic and share your spoken word, music, or act with other participants at our friendly online venue (5 minutes maximum). Registration needed. Adults age 18+
Online via Google Hangouts MeetAdults
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Do you want to go to college or start a new career? Are you having a hard time figuring out where to start preparing your application or resume? Do you need some assistance with all of the paperwork? Schedule a College/Career Counseling Session, in person or via Google Meet, with a College and Career Pathways staff member! We'll help you look for: College Programs Certification Courses Job Opportunities Financial Aid Scholarships Resume Assistance No matte…
Eastchester Library
Online
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This is a virtual event. You must register below to participate. Are you interested in college and want some advice or are you not sure how to get started? Would you like someone to look over your college essay or resume? If you are looking for advice on college or career related matters, anyone, regardless of age or education status, can sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 counseling session with one of our College and Career Pathways experts. To ensure that we can provide the best service for yo…
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)