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.

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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 PM
*This event will take place in person at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library.* Join us for a live 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.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 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)
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
Summer Learners Lab is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6-12 available Mondays-Thursdays from 12-3 PM. Join program staff for reading enrichment, help with summer assignments, and fun activities to inspire learning and discovery.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
Summer Learners Lab is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6-12 available Mondays-Thursdays from 12-3 PM. Join program staff for reading enrichment, help with summer assignments, and fun activities to inspire learning and discovery.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
Summer Learners Lab is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6-12 available Mondays-Thursdays from 12-3 PM. Join program staff for reading enrichment, help with summer assignments, and fun activities to inspire learning and discovery.
High Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
Summer Learners Lab is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6-12 available Mondays-Thursdays from 12-3 PM. Join program staff for reading enrichment, help with summer assignments, and fun activities to inspire learning and discovery.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
This event will take place in person at the Macomb's Bridge Library. Come in and join us for the film The Boss Baby Synopsis: A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually…
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, July 15
@ 12 PM
Summer Learners Lab is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6-12 available Mondays-Thursdays from 12-3 PM. Join program staff for reading enrichment, help with summer assignments, and fun activities to inspire learning and discovery.
St. George Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 1 PM
This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Share your creativity! Join us at Belmont for a fun day of building with LEGOS.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 2 PM
This program will be in person at Parkchester Library . We will be painting a variety of suncatchers. Suncatchers are great to hang in the light! Suncatchers work best when they are situated in a window that gets direct sunlight. Recommended for children ages 5-12.
Parkchester LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),

Children
Mon, July 15
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Throg's Neck Library. Let your inner artists out! Join us and create artwork using a variety of materials. We will focus on the process of making art, not the end result! Process art builds decision making skills and critical thinking, and you can make new friends in your community. For ages 6-12 years old. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 2 PM
Summer at the Library
Read, learn, and have fun all summer long with the Library’s Summer Adventure program!
Harlem LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 2 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join staff from the Bronx Library Center for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to various STEAM activities every Monday at 2pm. Week 1: Ziplining Through a demonstration and video of the Bronx Zoo Zipline, students will converse about how ziplines work. Through the creation of their own makeshift zipline, students will learn about acceleration and force. Week 2: Fireflies Thinking about the various critters in the waters of NYC piers, students will share their experiences with these b…
Bronx Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Woodstock Library. Books are even more amazing when we read together. Listening to stories told out loud improves listening comprehension, school behavioral skills, and soothes anxiety. Space is limited. Groups of 5 or more, please call in advance.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 2:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join us in this in-person program and come build as a team and work on your own creations. We'll provide the LEGO'S! Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during entire program: unaccompanied adults or children may be asked to leave the program.
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join staff from the Mosholu for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through creative projects, games, and toys. Ideal for kids 5 and up. Each week is a different topic to explore! July 1-Go Go Go Around New York July 8-Journey to NYC Parks July 15-Journey to NYC Monuments July 22-Journey through the Universe July 29-Journey to a Green Future August 5-Journey to Invention
Mosholu LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Join staff from the Riverdale Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to the Harlem music scene. Inspired by the Harlem music scene, children will discuss the various contributions of musicians and their instruments. Children will create their own pan flute and understand the range of sound waves.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
Join us for an in-person, drop-in coloring club. Kids will use an assortment of coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils to create their own art. Supplies are provided by the library, and inspiration is provided by kids! Children 12 and under are welcome.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Power to the players! Get into the game with PPVN and learn to the use the Make Code Arcade to build your next level! After a brief tutorial, you'll be able to press start and craft your very own stage! If you need help or stuck in mud on what type of game to create, the Make Code Arcade has guides to make games of all kinds! Rated C for Computer Knowledge Required, intended for kids 7 and up.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
This program will take place in person at the Mariners Harbor Library. Excited for summer? Welcome in the new season by customizing your own suncatcher! We provide the materials – you provide the creativity! First come, first served. Recommended for children ages 5-12.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Library. Join our Nintendo Switch Club and play games with your friends on the library’s Nintendo Switch! Board games will be available to play while you wait for your turn with the Switch! For ages 5 & up.
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3 PM
STEAM for Kids
​. This event will take place in person at Hamilton Grange Library. Join us for an afternoon of fun: build with Legos, or play with other toys. This program is open to children ages 3-12 and their caregivers. Caregivers must be present with children under 6. Sign up for the biweekly NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on free children's programs, upcoming author talks, and more happening at the Library and online.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
This program will take place in person at the Charleston Library. Keep the sun out of your eyes this summer! Let’s make our own personalized sun visors together! For children ages 4 to 8 This program does not require advanced registration, first come, first served. We are located in the Bricktown Commons at 225 Bricktown Way and can be reached at (929)284-3660 during our open hours.
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Join us at the Riverside Library and unlock your creative potential at this collage workshop with ALT Alliance! Join us on a journey of self-exploration this summer where we introduce the calming practice of meditation, alongside crafting personalized artwork. Together, we’ll delve into the intricate elements that shape your inner world. All crafting supplies will be provided. *PLEASE NOTE: Advance phone or in-person registration begins 1 week before each event. Each parent/guardian may regis…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Once upon a wag, there was a specially trained therapy dog named Tyler. He was wishing that a child would read him a story... and his wish came true at the Kingsbridge Library! Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Tyler is waiting to listen to you read to him! Dogs can’t read but they are great listeners! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in-person at Morningside Heights Library. Choose your favorite song to sing along to with a friend or perform solo! Snacks are provided.
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Morrisania Library. Come join us! Legos free play. Come take advantage of our many pieces of Legos and make what you want. Legos are a great educational tool to engage children of any age; it targets the development of children's creativity through play and learning. No registration required. ***This program is open to children of ages 3-12 and their parents/caregivers***
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Children ages 4 and older are invited to get creative and build while meeting other Lego fans! Lego books are available to borrow.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Hey Kids! Come to the Kingsbridge Branch and play chess! Open to beginners as well as experienced players. If you don't know how to play, that's all right: come and learn!
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Canceled
GAME ON! Join us at the Great Kills Library for an hour of playing fun, kid-friendly board games like Chutes and Ladders and Connect Four. All games will be provided, no registration is required. This in-person program is best for ages 4-12 & caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 3:30 PM
Canceled
Calling all gamers! Join us for a fantastic hour on the Nintendo Switch. Party games, racing, and more! Now is the time to show off your moves!
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a mix of open-ended art making and set projects! Capacity: 20 families. For ages 3-7.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun! Children can sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the R.E.A.D. session. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children K-4th grade. To register please call or stop by Bloomingdale Children's Room front desk. Reading Education Assistance Dogs® R.E.A.D. ® is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and soc…
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
Explore what you can build with Legos and more! For grades K-6. Limited to first 12 school age children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Seward Park. Join us for some crafting fun! All supplies will be provided. For children ages 5 and up.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
STEAM
Join staff for an exciting hands-on program dedicated to Hovercrafts! Children will use a balloon, CD to create a moving hovercraft. For ages 5+, no registration is required. Program will take place in the community room, on LL2.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
Come relax after starting off your school week by playing games! We have a variety of board and video games available. No registration required Open to school age children
Tremont LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Soundview Library. Are you curious about chess and want to learn about the game? Whether you know how to play or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Show off your best moves against other chess players while getting some great tips and pointers! For all ages. See you there!
Soundview LibraryAdults,

Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 15
@ 4 PM
"This event will take place in person a Van Cortlandt Library." Come in and test your gaming skills against your peers while playing games such as Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Street Fighter. Activities include games, gathering with your peers, and chatting with staffs about books and more. 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)
Tue, July 16
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Beat the heat with a morning full of songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books! Activity to follow each storytime! Every week is a new theme so be sure to catch them all! For children ages 1-4 and their caregivers Ice Cream Storytime - Tuesday, July 9 at 10 AM Monster Storytime - Tuesday, July 16 at 10AM Beach Storytime - Tuesday, July 23 at 10 AM Super Hero Storytime - Tuesday, July 30 at 10 AM Registration is not requi…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families