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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26 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 28
@ 12 PM
Author Talks
Join us at Edenwald Library as we launch a brand new book club. We will be meeting the first and last monday of each month. Join in on the discussion.
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Tue, May 28
@ 3:30 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place over Google Meet. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Librarian in a discussion with comic book writer, Rob Williams, and comic book illustrator, Pye Parr, as they talk about their latest upcoming graphic novel, Petrol Head! Author Bios Rob Williams’ comics works include Suicide Squad, Trinity, Martian Manhunter and Action Comics for DC Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Punisher Max and Daken for Marvel, Kingsman: The Red Diamond for Millarworld, Judge Dredd…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 6 PM
Author Talks
Join WNYC's special guest hosts Jordan Lauf and Simon Close as they speak with Lisa Ko in a live conversation about her newest book, Memory Piece. The conversation will be followed by a special musical performance from Audrey Kang of Lightning Bug. The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community. The May title is Lisa Ko's Memory Piece - an innovative and audacious story of…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event Center
Online
Adults
Thu, May 30
@ 3 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place over Google Meet. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library in a discussion with author Natalie Jenner, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society" and Bloomsbury Girls, as she talks about her latest book, Every Time We Say Goodbye! Book Description: In 1955, Vivien Lowry is facing the greatest challenge of her life. Her latest play, the only female-authored play on the London stage that season, has opened in the West End to rapturous applause from the audience. T…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 30
@ 6 PM
Author Talks
This program will be presented in-person at the Tompkins Square Library. The Tompkins Square Library continues its year-long celebration of the history and culture of the East Village and Lower East Side with this very special presentation by Ada Calhoun, author of the highly acclaimed book, St. Marks is Dead. Ada will present a slide talk that explores the history of the famous East Village street that inspired her book: St. Marks Place (a.k.a. East 8th Street). There also will be a Q&…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, June 1
@ 11 AM
Author Talks
Bestselling author Jami Attenberg will read from her book, 1000 Words: A Writer's Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round, and lead participants in a group write-along paired with writing prompts, followed by a Q&A and book signing. This event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library and via Zoom. Inspired by the author’s wildly popular literary movement #1000WordsofSummer, this writer’s guide features encouraging essays on creativity, productivity,…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, June 5
@ 11 AM
Author Talks
REGISTER NOW! As we celebrate Pride Month at The New York Public Library, we invite you to join us for a special in-person edition of our Teen Banned Book Club with bestselling author Sonora Reyes to discuss The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School. This event is taking place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) in the 7th Floor event space. You can also view a livestream on NYPL's Teen Banned Book Club page on Thursday, June 5, 2024, at 11 AM ET. Do You Have Questions for Son…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 6
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Curator and author Laura Raicovich joins us to discuss her book, Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest with Chi-hui Yang. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. In an age of protest, cultural institutions have come under fire. Protestors have mobilized against sources of museum funding, as happened at the Metropolitan Museum, and against board appointments, forcing tear gas manufacturer Warren Kanders to resign at t…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Mon, June 10
@ 5:30 PM
Author Talks
Join the Yorkville Library as music journalist Chris Payne discusses his book Where Are Your Boys Tonight? In Where Are Your Boys Tonight? he offers an authoritative, impassioned, and occasionally absurd account told through interviews with more than 150 people, from the scene's biggest bands, producers, and managers to the teenage fans who helped redefine American music culture.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 11
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
What do a superhero and the Puerto Rican flag have in common? Both were created in New York City! Join Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author and creator of the superhero series La Borinqueña, for a talk about Puerto Rican history, pride, and storytelling. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. To join the event in person | Doors will open 30 minutes before the program begins. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. P…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

College & Graduate Students,

Immigrants
Wed, June 12
@ 5:30 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place in-person at Hamilton Grange Library. Join us at the Hamilton Grange Library for a discussion with Davida Siwisa James, as she talks about her book "Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill : Alexander Hamilton's Old Harlem Neighborhood Through the Centuries". About the Author Davida Siwisa James lived in Morningside Heights as a child and Sugar Hill as a young woman. She has a BA in English from UCLA and attended Penn State Dickinson Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.…
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 13
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Author Vanessa Chan will discuss her new book "The Storm We Made" with fellow author Qian Julie Wang. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. In this spellbinding novel, an ordinary housewife becomes an unlikely spy—and her dark secrets will test even the most unbreakable ties. Malaya, 1945. Cecily Alcantara’s family is in terrible danger: her fifteen-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is con…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 18
@ 3 PM
Author Talks
Join us for a very special Dueling Detectives! This month we will be having a virtual author talk with international bestselling author, Janice Hallett. We will talk about her writing career and her latest bestseller, The Myserious Case of the Alperton Angels! Although not required to attend the program, feel free to place Janice Hallett 's books on hold with your library card! Author Bio Janice Hallett is a former magazine editor, award-winning journalist, and government communicati…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 18
@ 5:30 PM
Author Talks
Join the Yorkville Library as journalist Julie Satow discusses her book When Women Ran Fifth Avenue. Julie Satow draws back the curtain on three visionaries who took great risks, forging new paths for the women who followed in their footsteps. This stylish account, rich with personal drama and trade secrets, captures the department store in all its glitz, decadence, and fun, and showcases the women who made that beautifully curated world go round.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 20
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Scholar and author Lynne B. Sagalyn will discuss her book Times Square Remade with journalist Charles Bagli. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. What is it about Times Square that has inspired such attention for well over a century? And how is it that, despite its many changes of character, the place has maintained a unique hold on our collective imagination? In this book, which comes twenty years after her widely acclaimed Tim…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 25
@ 7 PM
Author Talks
*This is an in-person program* Join the 53rd Street Library for the latest installment of This Month a Century Ago as we celebrate the centenary of American film director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, The Pawnbroker, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, and many others). Widely regarded as a master of cinema with extensive technical knowledge and a skill for getting first-rate performances from his actors, Sidney Lumet shot most of his films in hi…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Fri, June 28
@ 3 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place online. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest in a discussion with award winning author, Simon James Green. Join us as we will talk about his writing career and about his latest YA novel, Boy Like Me ! While it's not necessary for participation, feel free to place Simon's books on hold with your Library Card! Book Description: It's 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in UK schools. When a kind librarian leads Jamie to a disguised no…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, June 29
@ 4 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place in person at 53rd St. Join authors J.D. Netto (Gods and Mortals, Immortal Crowns) & Victor Manibo (Escape Velocity, The Sleepless) in a riveting conversation about queer representation in speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and the challenges of making these stories resonate with intersectional readers. Netto & Manibo will also discuss their favorite recent works that feature queer characters. An audience Q&A will follow, and there will be book…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, July 3
@ 3 PM
Author Talks
Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Librarian where they will be in discussion with the author, Shauna Robinson, writers of favorites Must Love Books and The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks, as they talk about her latest book, The Townsend Family Recipe for Disaster! Get a copy of Shauna's books with your library card! Author Bios Shauna Robinson’s love of books led her to try a career in publishing before deciding she’d rather write books instead. Originally from San Diego, she now live…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 16
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Join Karen Berger, Amy Chu, and Soo Lee as they discuss their Bram Stoker Award nominated graphic novel series Carmilla. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 1st floor. Before Dracula, before Nosferatu, there was . . . CARMILLA. At the height of the Lunar New Year, an idealistic social worker turns detective when she discovers young, homeless LGBTQ+ women are being murdered and no one, especially the police, seems to care. A series of cl…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Wed, July 17
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Sociologist and author Terry Willians joins us to discuss his new book, Life Underground: Encounters with People Below the Streets of New York, with economist Natalia Filippova Williams. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. Aboveground, Manhattan’s Riverside Park provides open space for the densely populated Upper West Side. Beneath its surface run railroad tunnels, disused for decades, where over the years unhoused people have…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Sat, July 20
@ 2 PM
Author Talks
Safe Colors: A Novel In Short Fictions Author Talk with Thad Rutkowski Come celebrate the publication of Thaddeus Rutkowski's book Safe Colors, a novel in short fictions. The book tells the story of a person who wants to "fit in" as a child, as an adult, and as a father. Rutkowski's writing has been compared to the music of Miles Davis, who told his musicians, "Don't play what's there; play what's not there." One reader says, "It seems as though this (person) is waiting to be seen accurat…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Wed, July 24
@ 4 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place over Google Meet. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Librarian in a discussion with debut comic book writers Ethan S. Parker and Griffin Sheridan and artist Robert Quinn, as they talk about their latest upcoming graphic novel, Kill Your Darlings! Author Bios Ethan S. Parker is a comic book writer who made his industry debut with the Image Comics horror/fantasy series KILL YOUR DARLINGS. Ethan is also widely known for creating podcasts and other online content for…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, August 13
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Writer Jack Norton joins us to discuss his book The Jail is Everywhere: Fighting the New Geography of Mass Incarceration with Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. Nearly every county and major city in the United States has a jail, the short-term detention center controlled by local sheriffs that funnels people into prisons and long-term incarceration. Jails are now the fastest-growing sector of the…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, August 29
@ 3:30 PM
Author Talks
This event will take place online. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest in a discussion with YA author, Hayley Dennings, as they talk about her YA queer fantasy debut novel, This Ravenous Fate! Book Description: It's 1926 and reapers, the once-human vampires with a terrifying affliction, are on the rise in New York. But the Saint family's thriving reaper-hunting enterprise holds reign over the city, giving them more power than even the organized criminals who run the nightclubs. Eighteen year-old El…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, September 16
@ 6:30 PM
Author Talks
Linguist and writer Ross Perlin joins us to discuss his new book, Language City: The Fight to Preserve Endangered Mother Tongues in New York, with fellow writer Jason Diamond. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. Half of all 7,000-plus human languages may disappear over the next century and—because many have never been recorded—when they’re gone, it will be forever. Ross Perlin, a linguist and co-director of the Manhattan-based…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

Book Lovers