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
Thu, May 26
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us on Thursday mornings for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months This event will take place in person and is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.*
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Tottenville 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.* Per NYPL policy face coverings…
Tottenville LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 10:30 AM
Join the librarians from the Sedgwick library in-person as we read We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We will include the We're Going on a Bear Hunt song and a bear craft. Space is limited. Masks are encouraged by the library,
Sedgwick LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Children
Thu, May 26
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hudson Park 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. Limited to 14 children and 14 caregivers. Tickets will be given out at 10 am on the day of the program. Face coverings are required…
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Thu, May 26
@ 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 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. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, May 20. REGISTRATION CLOSED
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, May 26
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play! Best for walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage, and their caregivers. Please call 212.734.1717 to register. Please Note: Strollers are not permitted on the wheelchair lift, and may not be left in the library entrance vestibule. A light stroller or baby carrier is recommended.
67th Street LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 11 AM
Join us for story time at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest library! Come celebrate the first week of spring with a story and find out what spring means to the community! An activity will be provided towards end of the program that is related to the materials read during story time.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),

Families,

Children
Thu, May 26
@ 11 AM
This event will take place outdoors at The Ring Garden Near the Inwood Library Our colleagues at the Inwood Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes down the street to The Ring Garden. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities. Recommended for children of All ages Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Thursdays at 11am Location: The Ring Garden, The corner of Seaman Avenue, Riverside Drive, Dyckman St, New York, NY 10040. Inclem…
Outdoor Program at the Ring Garden Children
Thu, May 26
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
An informal playgroup for young children (ages 0-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Open Play for Babies and Toddlers is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied…
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 11 AM
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 required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Let's get hands-on! Join us for sensory play activities that stimulate a your child's senses of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing, as well as engage their movement and balance.
Baychester Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Thursday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place outside, in front of the library. No registration is neccesary. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will take place in the community room located on the lower level of Seward Park Library. IF WE'RE HOLDING STORYTIME INSIDE, ALL ATTENDEES WILL HAVE TO REGISTER THAT MORNING. Please call the branch (212-477-6770) starting at…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 11:15 AM
This event will take place in person at the West New Brighton Library. Join Miss Cherryl and other staff for stories, songs rhymes and play. We will show you that storytime is fun for the entire family as well as provide you with Early Literacy tips to enhance your child love of reading. This program is recommended for babies and toddlers 0 - 3 years old. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their child with participation intended for everyone. Please note: This program will be h…
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Dongan Hills 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. Masks are encouraged, not required, in NYPL locations.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

Early Childhood Educators
Thu, May 26
@ 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 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. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, May 20. REGISTRATION CLOSED
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, May 26
@ 11:30 AM
This Storytime is for children 1-3 yrs and their caregivers. *Please note: children 2 years and above must wear a Facemask. All masks should cover both the mouth and nose. Fifteen tickets only.*
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, May 26
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join a George Bruce children's librarian for stories, songs and wiggles! Both parent/caregiver and child must be present during this program: unaccompanied adults or children will be kindly asked to leave the program. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers should use their own information. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email one day before or the morning of stor…
George Bruce Library
Online Only
Children,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
Enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. A great way to meet other babies, parents and caretakers. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare f…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, May 26
@ 2:30 PM
This program is in-person only. Looking for new games or ready to play some old favorites? The Throgs Neck Children's library staff will be using fun and educational games to challenge children to use the logical and analytical left side of their brain while also incorporating the emotional and imaginative right side of their brain. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 2:45 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 2:45 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Westchester Square Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 2:45 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
St. George Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
STEAM
This event will take place online. Join staff from the Clason's Point Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Join us and learn about what causes stress amd how art can help you relax. Limit: 15 STEAMSTERS. 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! You must register…
OnlineChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Harlem LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Baychester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at South Beach Library. Children can use their imagination to build with Lego® Bricks and jumbo building blocks. Ages 3+
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person. Families with children, join us as we have fun with doodles! Whether through coloring sheets or if you would rather freestyle, supplies will be provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3 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.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Thu, May 26
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join us for a live, online 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. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers shoul…
Muhlenberg Library
Online
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be in-person on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públi…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)