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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1,702 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
Take a dive into your neighborhood! Can you find all the places where water exists? Draw a map to tell us where you found water and mark your locations with fun stickers!
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 10 AM
Get ready to go on a digital scavenger hunt. Be prepared to face the unknown, using only your skills to chase down answers on some of New York Public Library’s databases.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 10 AM
Kids are given a map of the community with stickers to mark where they find water and return with a completed map for small incentives.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 10 AM
This is an in person program at the Charleston Library Caregivers bring your little ones and join us for our unstructured playdate. You'll meet and play with our littlest friends for a great opportunity for socialization combined with the growth and discovery with some of our fun early learning toys. Best for kids 3 and under and their caregivers. Advanced registration is required for all children's programs. Please register in person or by phone at 929-284-3660 To ensure the health and s…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 10 AM
Join us in this passive STEAM program at the Riverside Library to observe live larvae as they transition to become elegant little ladybugs. Ladybug larvae will be displayed all day in the 2nd floor Children's Room. Daily ladybug craft activities and worksheets will be provided for kids to learn and enjoy all about the life cycle of ladybugs. *No registration required.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 10 AM
Get creative with us as we explore art! Families welcome.
Tremont LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 10:15 AM
Online
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. Registration is required.
Online via Google MeetChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
STEAM
Come join the Woodlawn's Children Librarians for exciting hands-on activities. STEAM is a great educational tool to engage children of any age; it is used as an approach for guiding children in inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. No registration required, but please note materials are limited. ***This program is open to children of ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers*** Audience: Children, School Age (3-5 years)
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Branch. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Advanced online sign-up is REQUIRED; no walk-ins please. Due to building security we are unable to open our doors until 10:30; during…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your baby and meet other caregivers. We will introduce our babies to the joys of movement, books, and song, and begin to build their early learning skills. Come prepared to sit with your baby on your lap. For crawlers/pre-walkers. Registration and masks preferred, but not required.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Welcome July! Join Miss.Milagros from the Huguenot Park Library for a LIVE, in-person StoryTime with songs, rhymes, puppets and your favorite read-aloud books. Get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early literacy skills and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and/or children at this developmental stage. Discover more online storytimes at nypl.org/storytime Space is limited to 25 children and pre-registration is required!
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Canceled
Please join us for our Family storytime in the library. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and move to some of our favorite tunes. Masks are not required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure.
6th and B Community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us for Bilingual Storytime! (English and Spanish). We will share books, sing songs and learn some Spanish words and phrases
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and create crafts as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. This storytime is geared toward parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or children will be kindly asked to lea…
Mosholu LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
STEAM
Welcome to our library's Summer Cruise! Bring your little scientist to the library as we explore open-ended ways to promote creativity through exploration and discovery. STEAM for little scientists is about exploring so many opportunities for skill building and social -emotional learning. Every week, we will explore multiple activities related to our Oceans, Rivers, Lakes and environment. Best for new walkers , toddlers and/or children at this developmental stage. Discover online S.T.E.A.M…
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books during story time that’s fun for everyone! Mondays, 11 AM 1 - Dip Your Toes 8 - Community 15 - NO STORYTIME 22 - Summer 29 - Back to School Wednesdays, 11 AM 3 - Being Brave 10 - Journeys 17 - Dancing Animals 24 - Sun & Moon 31 - Ready for Fall
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
歡迎參加本館的雙語故事時間!本館將會使用普通話和英語來講故事,唱活潑的歌曲和童謠。歡迎嬰兒到五歲的孩子以及看護者來參加。請記住,看護者與孩子在一起時,故事時間是最有效的。 無需註冊!Come join us for a Mandarin Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required!…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 18-24 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),

Children
Today
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person, at the Pelham Bay Library. Join us for a special baby storytime to bond with your baby. Let's introduce them to the to the joys of movement, books and song. They can begin to build their early learning skills! For crawlers/pre-walkers. Be prepared to hold your baby on your lap. Registration is required in person at the Front Desk. Limited to 8 Babies with their Parents/Caregivers.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
Promote early literacythrough art, while getting creative! Young artisits will explore colors, shapes, and more while working on motor skills - and creating some fun crafts along the way. First Come, First Serve. Limited to 12 children and caregivers per session. 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. When registeri…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join us to hear stories all about sharks! Sing songs and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unacco…
Mariners Harbor Library
Online Only
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Please note: *Space is limited to 15 toddlers accompanied by a caregiver. First come, first serve.* ** Please note there is no…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Stapleton 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.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is closed. Registration begins on Wedn…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one (ages for 0-12 months). FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Washington Heights Library. Join us Monday mornings for songs, fingerplays, and stories in English and in Spanish. 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)
Today
@ 12 PM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. This is an in-person event.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Please note: *Space is limited to 15 toddlers accompanied by a caregiver. First come, first serve.* ** Please note there is no…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 1 PM
Join staff at the Belmont Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to learning about creatures found in the East River while making candy sushi-without the shrimp!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),

Children
Today
@ 1 PM
Join artist Ivan Velez for a Comic series this summer. Comic Culture Art programs focus on global history, mythology, multicultural diversity and all the issues that touch our modern lives via the beloved and easily digested artform of cartooning and other popular arts. For children and teens.
Bronx Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Join us in person to play some of your favorite board games. We have a number of board and card games to choose from, including but not limited to Uno, Jenga, Connect 4, Quelf and more!
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at 58th Street Library. Join the librarian for a rollicking storytime for babies aged 0-18 months and their caregivers. Children who can walk unassisted are asked to attend Toddler Storytime. There will be books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays that will not only delight the little ones but also foster valuable early literacy skills. It’s a great opportunity for bonding and also meeting other children and caregivers in the community. In accordance with New Y…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Children,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 2 PM
Board games of all types and all skill levels will be available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors. Use your critical thinking skills to strategize and win or work together as a team.
West Farms LibraryChildren