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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1,855 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
Meet with an NYPL staff member in-person to jump-start your job search, get resume support, and obtain the right resources to find the job you desire. Each One-on-One Job Support appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. We're prepared to help you make the most of every opportunity. Our trained NYPL One-on-One Job Support staff can help you: Write and format a basic resume and cover letter Complete employment app…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters
Today
@ 10 AM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Come & learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Please bring your own brushes, paint plate, small water container and traditional Chinese ink; we will provide paper and color ink. 學習國畫繪畫技巧!請帶上畫筆,水彩板, 装水器和墨;我們將提供紙張和彩色墨水。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers. If you like, come in Halloween costumes on the 26th!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills.Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the PC Lab (Room 615).Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
PC Lab
Adults
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Andrew Heiskell Library. This program is for children who are being held or can crawl. Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy positive experiences with books. The lively songs and rhymes encourage caregiver-child interactions and foster relationships with neighbors in the community. Space is limited to 20 children and 20 adults. 40 tickets will be given out to the first 20 adults and 20 children 10 minutes before the program starts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Join us with your toddler! We will share books, sing songs and explore movement! Ages 1-3 yrs old. 15 families first come first served.
96th Street LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. 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! Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Register below and you will receive an email with the link by 9:00 am on the day of the event. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present d…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
This event will take place in -person at the Morningside Heights Library. Join us for a live program to hear stories, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. This program is for children who are between walking age and 36 months with their caregivers. Pick up tickets at the 2nd floor desk after 10AM. Program limited to the first 13 families. Door closes at 10:35AM.
Morningside Heights Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at Washington Heights Library. Wednesday, October 5th 11am - 4:30 pm. ington Heights Library. Wednesday, October 5th 11am - 4:30 pm.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs! Best for pre-walkers. 15 families first come first served.
96th Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library. Looking for a space to knit or crochet and meet fellow crafters? Every Wednesday, join us to chat, connect and craft! Bring your projects, ideas and materials. Some experience is required, as no instruction will be provided.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers. If you like, come in Halloween costumes on the 26th!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
芽芽幼稚園中文音樂和動作 Ya Ya Preschool is pleased to join Chatham Square Library this fall to deliver a series of Eric Carle's all-time-favorite stories in Mandarin and English. Music and movement activities will be weaved into these stories. Featured books include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (9/28 and 10/26), From Head to Toe (10/5 and 11/2), Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (10/12 and 11/9), Tiny Seeds (10/19 and 11/16).
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
This event will take place in -person at the Morningside Heights Library. Join us for a live program to hear stories, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays as you help your baby build important early learning skills. This program is for children who are between ages 6 months to 18 months with their caregivers. Pick up tickets at the 2nd floor desk after 10:30 AM. Program limited to the first 8 families. Door closes at 11:20 AM.
Morningside Heights Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
** This program is full as of 9/27/22. Please call on 10/31/22 to register for the month of November. ¡A leer y a cantar en español! Se permiten 15 menores y sus adultos. Llamen al (212) 734-1717 para apuntarse. Para 0-5 años de edad.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Webster 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 and toddlers (18-36 months). Space is limited to 15 households. Advance registration is required. Registration will open one week in advance. Once registration is full, you can add your nam…
Webster LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Money Matters
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
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Tummy Time is a story time just for babies and their caregivers where they can participate in fun stories and rhymes and meet other babies and caregivers. Join us to explore the world through your babies eyes with sensory activities. Recommended for infants up to 18 months with their caregiver. No registration is required. Only on selected Wednesdays of the month.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
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
Today
@ 12 PM
Early Literacy
Come enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. A great opportunity to meet up with other parents and caretakers. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured class. Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Recommended for Ages 0-3.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Today
@ 12:30 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the Mac Lab (Room 617). Python has four built-in collections—data structures that can contain multiple instances of more basic data forms. Explore how you can use sets, tuples, lists and dictionaries to store, analyze, and manipulate data in Python.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Mac Lab
Adults
Today
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in-person at Hudson Park Library. Join us for our Hudson Park Book Club discussion of "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel. Pick up your copy of the book at Hudson Park Library or place a copy on hold. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above M…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at Bloomingdale Library. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive their personal attention and instruction.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
Adult Basic Reading Club is for new and beginning-level adult readers, though readers of all levels may join as well. Moderators will present short readings, such as poems or essays, during the event. Participants will have a chance to discuss their thoughts or feelings about the readings. This month, we will be reading classic poems from American poets and poems about Halloween. If you have any questions, please email chathamsquare@nypl.org You must register with your email address in orde…
Chatham Square Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Today
@ 1 PM
Online
This event will take place online via Zoom. Learn how to use the Python programming language to extract data from websites using the Beautiful Soup and Requests libraries. 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
Today
@ 1:30 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the PC Lab (Room 615).Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
PC Lab
Adults
Today
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
This event will take place IN PERSON at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. For adults preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test in the next 1-2 years, and adult English language learners who want to improve their English by learning about American history and culture. Topic today: The 3 Branches of the U.S. Government - Legislative Branch A different topic each week! Join us for lively, interactive activities!
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 2 PM
​Note: This event will be in-person at SNFL, Room 303 | Registration Required Alien (1979) The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounter a deadly lifeform after investigating an unknown transmission. Directed by Ridley Scott 1979 | R | 116 minutes About Reel to Read: The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on t…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
** This program is full as of 9/27/22. Please call on 10/31/22 to register for the month of November. 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 practive at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for childrens who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please call 212.734.1717 to register. Please Note: Strollers are not permitted…
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 2:30 PM
Comics & Superheroes
Celebrate your day off from school at the Teen Center. Watch a movie on our giant screen! Eat popcorn! Bring your friends! Wednesday, October 5, 2:30 PM: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018) For teens ages 13-19.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
**This event will be online only** Join Stella Y. Xu, Executive Director of Strategic Research at J.P. Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank for a discussion of key trends in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in investing. Learn about the progress and limitations in the transition to a low-carbon economy and the role of green technologies in bending the curve. Click here to register About the presenter: Stella Y. Xu is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Corporate and Inve…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Today
@ 3 PM
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Sign up is available here: https://forms.gle/orEqE5Dpa7jVG8CR6 Applying for jobs or to college but don't know where to start? Your local librarian is here to help! Come in for some personalized assistance with writing your resume, working on cover letters, or sending out college applications. We can help you with editing, fine-tuning, and even starting from scratch! Applying for anything can be stressful and overwhelming, but we're here to help you break it down and put your best self forward.…
Harlem LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 4th floor, room 403. Work with a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library staff member to complete a personal project on the computer. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive personal attention and instruction. Assistance can include: Internet browsing Email Typing software Resume formatting eBooks and Audio…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

50+,

Job Seekers
Today
@ 3 PM
This event is online only Beginning level in Mandarin If you want to improve your Mandarin Speaking Skills, join us on Wednesday at 3pm! Please register with your name and email to receive the link to participate. We will use Zoom for the class. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. 普通話入門 如果您想提高普通話水平,請在星期三下午 3 點加入我們! 請使用您的姓名和電子郵件註冊以獲取參與的鏈接。 我們將使用Zoom作為課程。 大約在活動開始前一天…
Chatham Square Library
Online Only
Adults
Today
@ 3 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Receive assistance and information about college and careers.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)