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.

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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, August 20
@ 12 AM
This event will take place in person at South Beach Library. Game on! Come to the library to play board games with your family and friends! For kids and teens 4-18.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 10 AM
Come to the library and get your free take home craft bag and have fun! For children ages 4 through 12 years old with parent/caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 10 AM
We've got board and card games available on the table in the children's area, along with coloring sheets and colored pencils. Come play a game and color with your friends!
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 10 AM
Play, relax, and practice calming techniques with our sensory toys and calming resources. Families welcome.
Tremont LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in person at South Beach Library. Drop by the library anytime between 10AM -4PM on Saturdays for some drawing, doodling, and coloring. For kids of all ages!
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Sat, August 20
@ 10 AM
Stop by the information desk at the Riverside Children’s Room to join the search for different Water Pokémon and/or Moana characters hiding amidst our shelves. Challenge your child to unscramble a word puzzle and earn a small prize for spotting them all! No registration required.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. This special family storytime will be held at Clean Rite Laundromat, located at 1812 Westchester Avenue.
Clean Rite LaundromatChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
The event is in-person only. Join the Throgs Neck branch Children's Library staff for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in the this storytime that's fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multi-aged children. For ages 0-5. Caregivers must be present with their child in order for both to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Allerton Library. Join the children's librarian for storytime with books, songs, and fun! Parents and caretakers are highly encouraged to participate and get involved. Storytime helps strengthen early literacy skills, socialization, and bonding between adults and their children. This program caters towards kids ages 2-5. *Program is limited to 10 children accompanied by a caregiver. Space is limited-- please register advance either online or in-person.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Stapleton Library. Let's get hands-on! Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books followed by sensory play afterward. For young children of all abilities.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us as we celebrate our love of Disney with fun dances and activities set to music from our favorite Disney movies, a Disney-themed craft, and coloring sheets! This program is for children 2-5 years old and their caregivers.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the St. George Library community room. Songs, picturebook stories, and nursery rhymes in Spanish. Join Ms. Shannon in our storytime in Spanish! For babies and children ages 6 months and up and their caregivers. No registration. Canciones, cuentos ilustrados y canciones infantiles en español. ¡Únase con Shannon en nuestra hora de cuentos en español! Para bebés y niños de 6 meses en adelante y sus cuidadores. No hay registro.
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library. Relive your childhood with Saturday Morning Cartoons. 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. We hope to see you there! For Children, Teens and Adults Viewing Schedule: August 6: Scooby-Doo August 13: Looney Tunes August 20: Tom & Jerry August 27: Adventure Time
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, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
A variety of activities that will have the small ones playing, creating, and learning at the same time.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Saturday of each month in the Early Literacy space on our 2nd Floor Children's Room! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for PreK kids and younger with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child!
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration is full and closed. Registration starts Monday, August 15.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Family Coloring, Board Games and Building Blocks Join us in the children's room on select Saturdays from 10am-2pm for an assortment of fun family friendly activities including coloring pages, board games and LEGO bricks. There is something for everyone! For kids of all ages and their caregivers. Pre-registration is not required. This program will take place in our 2nd floor children's room.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Saturday. Best for children up to age 6 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place in the community room located on the lower level of Seward Park Library. The lower level can be accessed by elevator or stairs. Doors will open at 11:00 AM. All attendees must now register ahead of time. Registration for Saturday storytimes will start the previous Monday. Please register in person at the informatin desk on the seco…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 12 PM
This event is in-person only. Bring your littlest learner for fun and creative open play! This is a perfect opportunity to engage your child's imagination as well as enhance their social and emotional growth. Toys are provided by the branch. Caregivers must accompany child in order for both to attend program. This event is recurring taking place on Wednesday and Saturdays unless specified otherwise. Please note times for Wednesday sessions are different from Saturday sessions.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, August 20
@ 12 PM
Come to the library and make a fun craft! All materials provided by NYPL. For ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 12 PM
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown Branch Library. Choose a board game or puzzle from our collection & get your game on! Fun for the whole family.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at West Farms Library. Families will join us for a screening of the 2021 film Sing 2.
West Farms LibraryChildren
Sat, August 20
@ 1 PM
This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Join us for some weekend arts & crafts.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 1 PM
FREE PLANTS! Connect with other plant lovers and activists in your community! Join us for a family plant exchange workshop and conservation about social justice and civic engagement in Harlem.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
Sypnosis: Buck, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog, must fight tooth and claw for survival after being kidnapped from his comfortable home in California. He is forced to become a sled dog in the unforgiving wildernesss of Yukon, Canada, during the 1890 Klondike Gold Rush. Directors: Chris Sanders Production year: 2020 Rating: PG Runtime: 100 minutes Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford No registration required. ***This program is open to children of…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the Mariners Harbor Library. We provide the LEGO, while you provide the imagination and build a creative masterpiece to be kept on display in the library between programs. Masks are strongly recommended at all NYPL locations.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
STEAM for Kids
Come build, create and learn with us! STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
Baychester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Columbus LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
Canceled
​This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Library. Make it & Take it! Join us for a hands on D.I.Y. crafting project using basic arts and crafts materials. Recommended for ages 3-12. *Please note masks are strongly recommended at all NYPL ​locations.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 2 PM
Work on an acrylic painting, inspired by Summer Learning! For ages 6-12 years. Supplies provided. 10 child limit.
Westchester Square Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 3:30 PM
Join the Morrisania Children's Team! Grab a board game and play with your friends or family! Board games is a great educational tool to engage children of any age; it can provide children with opportunities to apply concepts they have learned and it promotes collaboration, inquiry and critical thinking. No registration required. ***This program is open to children of ages 5-12 and their parents/caregivers***
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sun, August 21
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join children’s librarian, Nobuko Wilson, as she shares songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books for little ones. This storytime will be conducted entirely in Japanese. If you have any questions, please email nobukowilson@nypl.org. Space is limited to 25 children. Registration begins on Tuesday, August 16. このプログラムはスタブロス・ニアルコス・ファンデーション・ライブラリー内、チルドレンズセンターでインパーソンで行われます。 児童図書館員のウィルソン…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sun, August 21
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Bronx Library Center. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sun, August 21
@ 2 PM
Hello Parents! Join us for in person Storytime where we share some stories, songs, rhymes or a maybe a craft. This program is geared toward parents/caregivers and their young children (Ages 0-5) Space is limited to 12 children. Please note: Per NYPL policy, a covering is required for all adults and all children over 2 years old. No Registration Required.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sun, August 21
@ 2:30 PM
Early Literacy
Families can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. This is an in person event. The limit is 10 children and their caregivers.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sun, August 21
@ 2:30 PM
Early Literacy
Join us Sunday afternoons for songs and longer stories. Ideal for all ages. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sun, August 21
@ 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, August 22
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in New Dorp Library. Tweens ages 8 through 12, come in and relax through coloring! Each week a new Relaxtion Coloring Page and Word Puzzle with colored pencils will be available tweens to enjoy at their lesiure in the Children's Section of the New Dorp Library.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, August 22
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a casual get-together to socialize with other babies and caregivers! Coffee and light snacks to be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you like! For crawlers/pre-walkers and their caregivers
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, August 22
@ 10 AM
Come to the library and get your free take home craft bag and have fun! For children ages 4 through 12 years old with parent/caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)