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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199 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, December 6
@ 5 PM
Join us for our screenings of one of our favorite movie couple: William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man series. November 29th : The Thin Man (1934): Nick brings his new wife to New York. An eccentric inventor disappears and Nick comes out of retrirement to solve the case. Dec. 6th: After the Thin Man (1936): Nick and Nora return to San Francisco jand learn that the husband of Nora's cousin has disappeared.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, December 7
@ 2 PM
​Note: This event will be in-person at SNFL, Room 303 | Registration Required Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. 1971 | G | 98 minutes About Reel to Read: The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, inc…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, December 7
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This event will take place in person. Join the Children and YA staff at our Anime Club! We will watch new anime and highlight the manga connected with the show. But also talk about upcoming manga series we hope you will enjoy! Limited volumes of the manga copies will be put aside for checkout leading up to the meeting date. For ages 10-17
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, December 7
@ 6 PM
16mm Film
The classic fairy tale about the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him is brought to the screen using magical visual effects. The story takes on deeper and stranger meaning through the magical-realist techniques of Cocteau. The costumes and lighting take their inspiration from Dutch painting, particularly the work of Vermeer. Just as Cocteau chose certain elements as agents of magic (the horse, the glove, the animated statues, the key), the origin…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, December 8
@ 11 AM
Funny Face 1957; 103 Minutes; Rated TV-G; Paramount Pictures Director – Stanley Donen Starring - Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Robert Flemyng, Dovima Musical about a bookstore clerk transformed into a fashion model by a photographer
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, December 8
@ 2 PM
Synopsis A reporter covering political turmoil in Indochina in 1965 has an affair with a British attaché and develops a close friendship with a local photographer. Directors: Peter Weir, Production Year: 1982, Rating: PG, Studio: Warner Bros., Runtime: 115 minutes Cast: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bill Kerr, Michael Murphy
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 1 PM
Synopsis A compelling portrait of the artist whose résumé ranges from jazz trumpeter to composer to record and film producer. Includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jesse Jackson, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald. Directed by Ellen Weissbrod. Directors: Ellen Weissbrod, Production Year: 1990, Rating: PG-13, Studio: Warner Bros., Runtime: 114 minutes Cast: Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Ice-T, Ray Charles
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 1 PM
Marry Me 2022; 112 Minutes; Rated PG-13; Universal Pictures Director – Kat Coiro Starring - Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, Sarah Silverman, John Bradley A betrayed pop star, slated to marry her pop star fiancée on stage, instead marries a stranger from the audience, a high school math teacher. Against the odds, their sham relationship develops into something real, but can their love survive the limelight?
Columbus LibraryAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 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, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) on Friday, December 9th at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG) Runtime: 122 minutes. Director: Jeff Fowler Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, and Idris Elba Synopsis : With Maddie and Tom away on vacation, things go awry for Sonic upon the unexpected return of the sinister Dr. Robotni…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, December 9
@ 2 PM
For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from t…
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Fri, December 9
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Please come and join us to watch a movie, Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) on Friday, December 9th at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Rating PG-13 Runtime: 2 hour, 5 minutes. Director: Olivia Newman Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, David Strathairn. A young woman, abandoned as a child, who raised herself in the marshes of North Carolina, becomes embroiled in a shocking…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 2:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library.. Come kick back and enjoy a family-friendly movie with the Throgs Neck branch Children's Library staff! Film ratings range from G-PG. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Fri, December 9
@ 5 PM
Join us in watching the 1st place winning films of the past 48 Hour Film Challenges (2019-2022). Each film will be followed by a Q&A with members of the participating filmmaking team involved with making the film. The Bronx Film 48 collective asks for individuals to form teams or create a film solo in 48 hours using the parameters provided by Bronx Film 48 such as: must be located in the Bronx, the genre assigned, and a specific element each film challenger must use.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library. Relive your childhood with cartoons from our library collection! Come to the library for a relaxing time watching classic cartoons. We’ll watch animated movies or TV shows and enjoy a quiet Saturday morning. And we will also be providing readlikes from our collection. We hope to see you there! For Children, Teens and Adults
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,

Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 1 PM
Join us here at the library for live, real-time, in-house audio description for screenings of exciting Hollywood blockbusters, curated with an eye toward promoting discussions on topics that matter. Discussion to follow Screening. "The Manchurian Candidate" Starring Angela Lansbury, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Khigh Dhiegh, James Edwards, Douglas Hendersen, Albert Paulsen, Barry Kelley, Lloyd Corrigan, Madame Spivy. "S…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
Sat, December 10
@ 1 PM
Come for a great family movie at 1pm every Saturday, stay for the fidget activities (play-doh, coloring, and more).
Harlem LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 PM
​Note: This event will be in-person at SNFL, Room 303 | Registration Required Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. 1971 | G | 98 minutes About Reel to Read: The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, inc…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Sat, December 10
@ 2 PM
Sypnosis: The infamous Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula, and Mr. Wolf find their lives of crime coming to an end as they face imprisonment. Determined to retain their freedom, the criminals band together to boost their public image and prove their goodness to their community with the help of their esteemed mentor, Professor Marmalade. Directors: Pierre Perifel Production year: 2022 Rating: PG Runtime: 100 minutes Cast: Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, A…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, December 10
@ 2 PM
Why go to the movie theater when you can watch a movie at the library? Join us as celebrate the beginning of winter with a family-friendly movie, craft, snack, and giveaways. This program will take place in person at the Mariners Harbor Library. No registration required. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Sat, December 10
@ 2 PM
Saturday movies for children to enjoy.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, December 12
@ 12 PM
Join us for an in-person film screening of the film Cyrano (2021). Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters. Director: Joe Wright Runtime: 122 Minutes
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 3 PM
This event is online and in-person. Join us every Monday for intriguing and compelling real life stories! Join the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library for a free screening of "Delikado". Program Description Palawan is a tropical island paradise and one of Asia's tourist hotspots. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders struggling to protect its spectacular forests and seas, it is a battlefield. Delikado follows three land defenders as they brave violence, death threats and murder whil…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online and Livestream
Adults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, December 12
@ 3 PM
Join us as we go through the MCU!
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 12
@ 5 PM
Our weekly program at the Teen Zone, where teens can relax on a Monday afternoon, chat about anime/manga and watch a screening of an anime episode. We show debut episodes of series that are adapted from manga in our library's collection - so if you get hooked, you can continue the story on the page. This week, we'll enjoy the slice-of-life series Fruits Basket: the story of a hardworking, self-sacrificing girl who comes to a strange encounter with the members of the Chinese Zodiac.
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 13
@ 1 PM
Join us in person at the Woodstock Library for a Movie every other week! Snacks provided Saturday December 3rd @ 1pm: Scrooged! (1988) Saturday December 17th @ 1pm: Krampus (2015) Wednesday December 28th @ 1pm: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 13
@ 3 PM
Synopsis Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain. Directors: Simon Curtis, Production Year: 2022, Rating: PG, Studio: Focus Features, Runtime: 125 minutes Cast: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuppence Middleton
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 4 PM
Are you a fan of anime? Do you enjoy reading mangas like Dragon Ball, Food Wars, Naruto, and more? Please come join Washington Heights’ Anime & Manga Club as we get discuss the best anime and mang aof 2022! For ages 12-18.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 14
@ 12 PM
Join Jerome Park staff for our midday movie this week we are showing King Richard. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, follow the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you at the show.
Jerome Park LibraryAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 2 PM
​Note: This event will be in-person at SNFL, Room 303 | Registration Required Big (1988) After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. 1988 | PG | 102 minutes About Reel to Read: The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Progra…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, December 15
@ 10:30 AM
16mm Film
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a regular screening of children's films this fall. Short works will be shown in the cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts on our 16mm film projector. If your little one loves machines, dinosaurs, barking and learning to love reading, this series is for them! In this month's program, we screen Ezra Jacks Keats' The Snowy Day made by Weston Woods Studios in 1964.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Cafe
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, December 15
@ 11 AM
Holiday 1938; 93 minutes; Rated TV-G; Columbia Pictures Director – George Cukor Starring – Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton Johnny gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, only to find out she's a millionaire's daughter whose father wants to be in control of their lives. Add to that a sister who is falling for Johnny, and he needs to decide who to marry and what to do.
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, December 15
@ 4 PM
**This event will take place in person at the Yorkville Branch.** Join us in our community room for our children's film showing. Watch short films based on popular picture books. The perfect way to meet up with friends and end a busy day. All films subject to last minute substitutions. Showing: Brave Irene Snowy Day Band Concert PLEASE NOTE: All films are subject to last minute substitutions. Space is limited to 10…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, December 16
@ 1 PM
Dreamgirls 2006; 129 Minutes; Rated PG-13; Paramount Pictures Director - Bill Condon, Laurence Mark Starring – Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose Three young women, Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Fri, December 16
@ 1 PM
We'll be watching the film based on one of 2020's biggest books, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and having a short discussion about both the film and the book afterwards. The film begins at 1PM. Where the Crawdads Sing is rated PG-13, with warnings for Sexual Content including Violence & Sexual Violence. Running Time: 2hr 5mins
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Fri, December 16
@ 2 PM
Doctor Strange tampers with a risky forbidden spell that alters time and space and accidentally opens a gateway to the multiverse. Together with the Scarlet Witch and the unflappable Wong, Doctor Strange confronts countless dangers in strange and mysterious alternate realities to attempt to restore a single stable reality. As they travel through myriad different layers of the multiverse, they face down a new yet unsettlingly familiar adversary that they will need help to conquer.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Fri, December 16
@ 2:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library.. Come kick back and enjoy a family-friendly movie with the Throgs Neck branch Children's Library staff! Film ratings range from G-PG. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Fri, December 16
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library Teen Center. December 2nd , 2022 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Warner Brothers Rated PG; 150 minutes; 2001 December 16th, 2022 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Warner Brothers Rated PG; minutes 160; 2002 December 30th, 2022 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupe…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 16
@ 4 PM
Join us at the Bronx Library Center and enjoy a family friendly movie every other Friday at 4 pm. Enjoy some cool activities while you watch. This week we will screen: Home Alone Please Note: Masks are encouraged at all NYPL locations. No registration is required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Families
Fri, December 16
@ 4 PM
Cloud Strife & his friends reuinte after 2 years to stop a trio of villians from kidnapping children that are infected with a mysterious disease. What could this deadly trio possibly want with a group of infected children? What are the secrets behind their intentions? Will Cloud & his friends be able to stop them before it's too late? Come join us to find out. This special Holiday viewing of the film will be held in our auditorium. Happy Holidays :)
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 16
@ 5 PM
This Sound Mixing for Production workshop will teach patrons how to record sound production effectively on a film production with a low budget. This will include a crash course on: operating a Zoom Sound mixer/recorder, knowing how different microphones work, and assessing how the acoustics of a room you are shooting in can affect the quality of the sound you record for your film. The Bronx Film 48 collective started in March of 2019 when four filmmakers from The Bronx decided to address the la…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)