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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292 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, December 10
@ 3 PM
Online
** This event is online only. Join staff from the West New Brighton Library for an hour of coloring and conversation. Even though we will be coloring from our homes, we can still color together! We can chat with each other about books we are reading, hobbies, and movies/tv shows all while we color. Feel free to share your coloring creations with others if you like! Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, and coloring has been shown to alleviate stress and anxiety. Please note: This is…
West New Brighton Library
Online
Adults
Sun, December 11
@ 12 PM
Online
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, December 12
@ 11 AM
Online
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, December 12
@ 11:15 AM
Online
This event will take place online via Google Meet. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to make the most of Indeed.com. We will learn how to conduct a basic search on Indeed, explore advanced search functions, and participate in a guided search session to demonstrate and practice using the site. Registration required.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online
Adults,

Job Seekers
Mon, December 12
@ 12 PM
Online
*This event is online only* CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION This program is Part 6 of 7 in the How to Start and Grow a Successful Digital Microbusiness Series. Missed the previous parts? No problem! Sign up and you'll receive them in the email with this program's replay. Click here to learn more about the Series. Please register separately for each part. * * * * * * * * * * Starting a microbusiness is a great way to dip your toe into the world of entrepreneurship with minimal risk…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, December 12
@ 12 PM
Online
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, December 12
@ 3 PM
Online
Come and join the Harry Belafonte- 115th Library for our Virtual Citizenship Study Group. The virtual citizenship study group is a place where you can study for the Naturalization Test with others who are also preparing for the exam, using materials from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other resources, as well as playing informative games to help you learn all you'll need to know for the citizenship test. To participate in this program, please register with…
OnlineAdults,

Immigrants
Mon, December 12
@ 5 PM
Online
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Mon, December 12
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us for a workshop on Crochet and Knitting Conversation. We will do our best to give instructions on your crocheting and knitting questions. So make sure to have your supplies and projects with you, and come craft with us! The classes will be hosted in English and Spanish! Registration: You must register with your email address in order to receive a link to participate. The link will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the Open Book Ho…
Francis Martin Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Mon, December 12
@ 6:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. An informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. The purpose of Death Cafe is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Bring your own snacks and tea to enjoy while we chat. Browse our catalog for e-books on meaning, death, grief, funeral rites, mourning, mortality. This is an online program. We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online via Zoom.
Adults
Tue, December 13
@ 9 AM
Online
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Tue, December 13
@ 12 PM
Online
**This event will be online only** Medical debt has plagued many Americans, including those who are “fully” insured, underinsured, and uninsured. Gail Myers and Carrie Tracy discuss ways to conquer medical debt, how to prevent medical debt, and systemic changes needed to assist health consumers who face medical debt. The discussion includes surprise billing, hospital facility fees and accessing hospital payment relief programs. Presented in partnership with the NY Statewide Senior Action Counc…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Tue, December 13
@ 12 PM
Online
This event is online. Join the Riverdale Library staff virtually for coffee and a short story discussion. The story we will discuss on Tuesday, December 13th is The Wedding Knell by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Click here to read the story. To attend our online discussion, please register below with your email address, we will send you the link the day before the session begins. Bring your own coffee. Tuesday, Decemer 13th at 12 PM Limit: 18 Participants You must register with your email addr…
Online via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, December 13
@ 12 PM
Online
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Tue, December 13
@ 2 PM
Online
Color and craft with the staff of the Mulberry Street Library from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and discuss whatever is on your mind. Who says that you can't be social while practicing social distancing? This event will take place over Google Meet. Most online programs, including all programs hosted via Google Meet, provide closed captioning. If you would like to confirm ahead of the program or have a specific accessibility req…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults
Tue, December 13
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join Clason's Point Library staff for an open book discussion. We will be discussing what you are currently reading. During the Virtual Open Book Hour we will: Discover new genres or titles Meet new people in your community and Have good conversation in a relaxed setting Limit: 15 Participants You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discus…
Online Adults,

Book Lovers
Tue, December 13
@ 4 PM
Online
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. Some things to think about: Why do you think the author wrote this book? How long did it take you to get hooked on it? (or did you?) What about this book will stay with you? Who do you recommend it for? You must regi…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, December 13
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Miss the library and talking about books? So do we! Join us for a virtual book discussion. Have a book you've read recently and want to talk about? Just want to listen to some book recommendations? That's great too, we'll share what we've been reading during this crazy time. This month we will be talking about the stories from Seasonal work: stories by Laura Lippman On Dec. 13 , we will be discussing the short stories, "Ice" & "The Last Sheila Locke-Holmes" Thi…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, December 13
@ 4 PM
Online
If you're looking for a place to bounce off ideas and share what you like to write, then this is the online discussion group for you. All writers of all styles are welcome to join. Registration however is limited. Please register below if you'd like to join. If you're curious, please come and check it out!* * This is not a workshop or course, but we also offer reader's advisory recommendations and database training for patrons who come, and attendees can engage in free writing and ask for wor…
Francis Martin Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, December 13
@ 5 PM
Online
*By Application Only -- Hybrid Program: In-Person and Online* Apply Now! Part 2 Master the art of crafting a profitable business strategy in this comprehensive accelerator. Your time here will be spent understanding what it means to develop clear goals by breaking down objectives into achievable sub-projects, and making sure each task counts for success towards those overall objectives. We’ll also cover important topics like prioritizing tasks based upon your anticipated level of contributio…
Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registration
Adults,

Businesspeople
Tue, December 13
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us for a workshop on Crochet and Knitting Conversation. We will do our best to give instructions on your crocheting and knitting questions. So make sure to have your supplies and projects with you, and come craft with us! The classes will be hosted in English and Spanish! Registration: You must register with your email address in order to receive a link to participate. The link will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the Open Book Ho…
Francis Martin Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Tue, December 13
@ 7 PM
Online
This event will take place online via Zoom The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Book can be borrowed at: NYPL - Jones Library Started in 2017, Reading the Classics with Ilan Stavans is a book series open to readers worldwide of world classics (fiction, poetry, memoir, theater) in translation or in their original English. The sessions are moderated by scholar Ilan Stavans, and are sponsored by Restless Books,…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Wed, December 14
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online/over the phone only. Are you a crossword puzzle enthusiast? Join staff from the Andrew Heiskell Library for our virtual Crossword Club and help solve a puzzle as a group! *Please note that this program is hosted by the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library and is designed for patrons who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print, though all are welcome to join. You must register with your email address in order to…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Wed, December 14
@ 11 AM
Online
This event is ONLINE only. Join the staff at the Grand Concourse Library to discuss "The 400 Pound CEO," a story by George Saunders. The story is from Saunder's collection, "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline." Jeffrey, the narrator, is a powerless character caught in an unfeeling bureaucracy. Click the title above to read the story. On the day of the program, a link to join the discussion will be sent to you. George Saunders (1958-present) is an American writer of short stories, essays, no…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, December 14
@ 11:30 AM
Online
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Wed, December 14
@ 12 PM
Online
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Wed, December 14
@ 2 PM
Online
NYPL Digital Images Collection Image ID 1123663 Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and wellbeing. By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally with a sense of wellbeing and a deep sense of inner peace and even helps with seasonal stress. When adding gratit…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, December 14
@ 2:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. You can also register for January 11, February 8, March 8, and April 12 sessions. Learn how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk by sharing your artwork. This program is open to all artists regardless of the skill level or career status. Access and use the popular Artists Studios Resources. What is Artists Studios Community Series? The Artists Studios Community Series provides a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talk…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Wed, December 14
@ 3 PM
Online
**This event will be online only** Mr. Michael Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health since 2002 discusses the challenges & opportunities of running the largest healthcare provider and largest private sector employer in the State of New York Click here to register About the presenter: Michael Dowling Michael Dowling is one of healthcare’s most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Wed, December 14
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is ONLINE only. Join the staff at the Grand Concourse Library to discuss "The 400 Pound CEO," a story by George Saunders. The story is from Saunder's collection, "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline." Jeffrey, the narrator, is a powerless character caught in an unfeeling bureaucracy. Click the title above to read the story. On the day of the program, a link to join the discussion will be sent to you. George Saunders (1958-present) is an American writer of short stories, essays, n…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, December 14
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This program will take place online via Google Meet, please register to receive the meeting codes. Are you a fan of the dramatic arts? Do you enjoy acting? Come to our adult acting circle! We will do some improv, do cold reads, perform scenes together, discuss acting methods, and more!
Kingsbridge Library
Online
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 4:30 PM
Online
This event is Online Only Join Clason's Point Library Staff for a Spanish Conversation. Come and learn the Spanish language, Learning, listening and repeating with our tutor Melba. We will be developing games and strategies to learn this beautiful Spanish language. Este Evento es solo en Linea Unase al equipo de la Biblioteca de Clason's Point en sus conversaciones de Español. Venga y aprenda el idioma Español! Aprendiendo, escuchando y repitiendo junto a nuestra tutora Melba. Estaremos…
Clason's Point Library
Online
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us for the latest edition of our popular monthly book club! About the book: The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mothe…
South Beach Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, December 14
@ 5:30 PM
Online
Write Now! A Writer's Collective is a monthly workshop co-led by Mulberry Street Library staff designed as a space to write and think creatively. We send out the prompts ahead of time, but by no means should you come prepared with anything polished. The point is to generate a piece of writing in the space of the workshop and encourage others’ to do the same. We aim to make a welcoming and generative community for writers in New York and beyond, and to foster an ongoing creative practice. Regist…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 6 PM
Online
This book talk will take place online. Please join Paula Yoo and our staff as we discuss her book, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian-American Movement which is available at NYPL. Registration is required. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. You must register with an email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you the day of the discussi…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 6 PM
Online
This event will take place online via Zoom. Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Online
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 6:30 PM
Canceled
Online
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and wellbeing. By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally with a sense of wellbeing and a deep sense of inner peace. When adding gratitude into our lives this can be a winning combination. Join Umesh Bhatia, long time medita…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Wed, December 14
@ 6:30 PM
Canceled
Online
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and wellbeing. By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally with a sense of wellbeing and a deep sense of inner peace. When adding gratitude into our lives this can be a winning combination. Join Umesh Bhatia, long time medi…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 7 PM
Online
This writing workshop will take place online. Working with Paula Yoo, author of From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian-American Movement, is a great opportunity for aspiring and practicing writers. She will discuss her experiences as an author and provide participants with helpful tips for getting started, improving their writing skills, and suggestions for publishing and promoting their work. Registration is required. You will need…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Thu, December 15
@ 10 AM
Online
This program will take place virtually. Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Join the weekly meetings of the Kingsbridge Writing Circle, held online at the Kingsbridge Library on every Thursday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. Eastern Time. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles…
Kingsbridge Library
Online
Adults