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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566 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, May 26
@ 11:15 AM
Online
Join us for this exciting TeenLIVE event! In this series of author talks, we will be chatting with young adult (YA) authors about their work, writing process, readers, and more. Teens and their caregivers are welcome to join us for these engaging conversations. --- Join us on May 26 at 11:15AM EST as we chat with Kalynn Bayron, author of This Poison Heart, an NYPL Best Books for Teens 2021 selection! Register directly through Zoom. About the Author Kalynn Bayron is the bestselling au…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen Center
Online
Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us for this exciting TeenLIVE event! In this series of author talks, we will be chatting with young adult (YA) creators about their work, writing process, readers, and more. Teens and their caregivers are welcome to join us for these engaging conversations. Register directly through Zoom. --- Join us on May 26 at 1:00PM EST as we chat with Misa of Japanese Ammo & Mike Montesa, the translator & editor respectively of Frieren: Beyond Journey's End! "Elf mag…
OnlineParents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
A teen/tween knitting, crochet, and needlework club! Bring your own project to work on in a calm, relaxed environment, or use our materials to learn a new skill. Presented by Students on the Sound, the City Island Library Teen Advisory Board.
City Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
Get your game on at the Edenwald Public Library! Teenagers from 7th grade to 12th grade participate in playing Playstation 4. If video games aren't your thing, then come play classic board games with your friends.
Edenwald LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
Play your favorite PS4 games with your friends at the Library! Join us for exciting co-op, versus and turn-based play! Ages 10-18. Will take place in the Community room.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This event is held online. How much do you know about popular music and musicians? Come join the staff of the Pelham Bay Library and find out. 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 program. You will need a device with audio and video and an internet connection to join. For teens 12-18.
Pelham Bay Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
This is an in-person program at the Huguenot Park Library. Are you a teen, tween, or that weird in-between where you're an adult but not quite feeling it yet? Come join us as we attempt to create something cool, hang out and chat. What we take home will be a surprise! But you'll have fun making it. Dont hesitate to virtually browse all of the NYPL titles. If you have any questions on how to place a physical book or digital book on hold, we can help you with that too! Or you can ask here.…
Huguenot Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library, Arline Schwarzman Building. Are you an Uno Enthusiast? Play against your peers and the staff for the opportunity of bragging rights, to be crowned the Uno champ and fun surprises! This program is for children/teens ages 8-18 years old. Discover what the Library offers NYC teens, including TeenLIVE events, programs, book recommendations and more.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Come join us with celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading a popular non-fiction graphic novel entitled Almost American Girl by Robin Ha. We will discuss the book, share our thoughts and answer questions about the book. There will be giveaways for those who attend!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library, Arline Schwarzman Building. Are you an Uno Enthusiast? Play against your peers and the staff for the opportunity of bragging rights, to be crowned the Uno champ and fun surprises! This program is for children/teens ages 8-18 years old. Discover what the Library offers NYC teens, including TeenLIVE events, programs, book recommendations and more.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Stapleton Library Drop in on Thursdays from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM for board games, video games, or a craft ! “Discover what the Library offers NYC teens, including TeenLIVE events, programs, book recommendations and more.”
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
Please join us for a fun filled afternoon as staff and teen patrons take part in American Trivia! Who will reign supreme? This is the final event of the Starry Night series, and a prize will be awarded at the end of this event. This program is best for ages 13-18 and will take place in person at the Dongan Hills Library.
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
STEAM
This Event is In-Person only. Have you ever wanted to create your own eye-catching buttons, but weren’t sure where to start? At the library, you can use inspiration from famous button designs and the button making machine to learn to create your own, impactful buttons. Start by following a Librarian's tutorial and then use those techniques to start making your own! What is a button making machine? A button making machine is a simple device that presses and seals your chosen image be…
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 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 26, 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 26
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Whether you are a beginner or a master at chess, come join us and play, learn or watch some virtual chess games. Please add "SedgwickLibChess" on chess.com. Registered participants will receive a google meet link the day before the event.
Sedgwick Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This is a hybrid event that will take place virtually and in person at Parkchester Library. You must register with your email address in order to receive a link to participate virtually. You might be tempted to pack up your entire life heading to the dorms for the first time your freshman year of college, but, did you know only that the average college student only has 114 sq ft worth of space. What Should I Bring to College? will talk about dorm life, what neccesities you will need, tricks t…
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
Designated teen time and space to play video, card and /or board games.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
Card Game Day continues with MTG Arena. Come join Kingsbridge branch and learn how to play online and learn how to play the brand new card set, Streets of New Capenna. Check out new cards and online gaming for Magic.
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Let's paint beautiful cherry blossoms This is an in-person event for teens ages 13-18 No registeration reqired First Come/ First Served
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
STEAM for Teens
Hey teens! Please join us as we learn new innovations in the world of STEM/STEAM. Masks are encouaged, but not required. For ages 12-18
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
"This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library." Are you a board game champion? Show off your best moves against other board games fans! From "Apples to Apples" to "Would you rather?" Whether you're a board gaming expert or just starting out, come and join us for some board time! Be prepare to have fun with plenty of laughter!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4 PM
Join us for a gaming program using Nintendo Switch every Monday 4-6 pm at the George Bruce Library. Program open for kids and teens. Age Range: Ages 6+ Capacity: 10 people To ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff, all visitors must adhere to NYPL’s health and safety policies. Learn more about our health and safety policies.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 4:15 PM
Teen Recording Studio & Media Lab
Ready to learn all about cameras? Photo/Video Basics is a three class course where teens learn the basics of photography and videography: how to use a DSLR camera, how to shoot photo and video in manual mode, and how to import, edit, and export their footage in state-of-the-art video editing software like Adobe Premiere. After completing the full course and passing the assessment, students will receive a Photo/Video Studio Card. This is a 3-week program. The first meeting is on Wednesday, Ma…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 2 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Need help building a college list, picking a major, writing a resume or cover letter, preparing for a job interview, or planning a budget? Sign up for a 1 on 1 counseling session with a librarian. Each session is half an hour and takes place online via Google Meet. Fill out this form to register for a session.
St. George Library Center
Online via Google Meet
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
Use multi-faceted beads to make a suncatcher, perfect for gardens, windows, and more.
City Island Library, Backyard Reading GardenTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
Join the Baychester Team in the community room for an hour of full on gaming every Friday afternoon. You'll be free to battle against friends using the Nintendo Switch and PS4. Not feeling up for video games? Limited board games will also be made available. First come first served. Capacity limit: 12. No registration required.
Baychester Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 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 at the West Farms Library! We'll help you look for: College Programs Certification Courses Job Opportunities Financial Aid Scholarships Resume Assistance No matter what age, we’re here to help you reach your college…
West Farms Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
Kick of the weekend with us at Teen Lounge! For this special edition Teen Lounge we will be sharing and celebrating our cultral heritage. Teens are encouraged to bring something they think represents their pride in their past and present! We will meet in the downstairs community room. All teens are welcome!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 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 27
@ 3 PM
Got game ? Join the tremont Library on Fridays for game on , Challlenge your friends on popular gaming consoles like G Nintendo Switch, Xbox seires S or PlayStation 4 . We will also have board and table games avaliable
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
Online
Welcome to the Teen Advisory Group! Add a positive experience to your resume! Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) gathers monthly to brainstorm, organize, and publicize YA programs, services, and books. Join today! This month, we will be gathering to create flowers for our YA summer display! We will be meeting in person to craft some paper roses and color in flowers for our tree. Materials will be provided, all you need to bring is yourself! You will be able to craft flowers to bring home f…
Online via Google Hangouts MeetTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at South Beach Library. Drop by the Library anytime between 3- 4:30 PM to play Wii or PlayStation 4 videogames! Ages 6- 18.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
This program will take place in person at West Farms Library. Board games, card games, maybe even Nintendo Switch. Try something new, play an old classic, or make your own. Whatever you feel like playing, we've got you covered!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Mott Haven. Join us weekly for video games on our Nintendo Switch, board games, and card games. Whatever you feel like playing, we've got you covered.
Mott Haven LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 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 at the West Farms Library! We'll help you look for: College Programs Certification Courses Job Opportunities Financial Aid Scholarships Resume Assistance No matter what age, we’re here to help you reach your college…
West Farms Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place at the South Beach Library. Create your own designs either by hand or on the computer and turn it into a button or magnet! Masks are encourged, but not required in NYPL locations.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3:30 PM
**This event will take place in person at the Yorkville branch.** Join us at Yorkville for our new chess program! Complete chess sets are provided for patrons to practice and play with. This program is available to all patrons regardless of age. Please Note: Space limited to 10 participants.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,

Children,

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 3:30 PM
"This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library." Get the old-time movie feel in the library! Come watch some classic films and past favorites on the little silver screen! ​​ May 6th, 2022 Beautiful Creatures Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum Warner Bros. Rated PG-13; 124 minutes; 2013 When a young man named Ethan falls for Lena, a new girl in his small town, he discovers she comes from a mysterious fam…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 27
@ 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)
Fri, May 27
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Riverdale Library. Join us in person every Friday for a session of homework help and chill arts & crafts! Technology, resources, and art supplies will be provided. For the art portion of this program, we will be listening to Bailey Sarian's Dark History podcast & painting. This program is limited to 8 participants as a precaution. To ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff, all visitors are encouraged to wear a mask, though it i…
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)