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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6,933 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 9 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
@ 10 AM
Did You Know? There is a social work intern at this branch who can support you and find you assistance with housing, healthcare, food assistance, LGBTQ+ resources, mental health supprt, childcare, and more. During the listed hours you can visit them on the third floor (first come, first served) or ask a staff member to be connected.
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons Without Homes
Today
@ 10 AM
Did you know? The New York Public Library partners with accredited social work colleges across the city to connect you with students who can help you access vital social services, including housing, short-term shelter, food security, healthcare, and more. What We Offer: Personalized Support: Our empathetic social work intern is here to provide one-on-one consultations. Whether you're dealing with stress, family issues, or any other challenge, we're here to help. Community Resources: Gain ac…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities,

Persons Without Homes
Today
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge , Mahjong, and Tabletop Game Players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Today
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library . Do you want to learn about computers? Come join our beginners one-on-one computer sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-12:30pm (unless specified otherwise). Please register a day in advance via phone call or visiting the library's front desk for available time slots. There are no walk-ins for day of time slots. The computer sessions are only 30 minutes. Available Time Slot Options (call or visit library for available times):…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 10 AM
Join the staff in creating your own beaded Bracelet, Earring, or Necklace. Participants need to attend in person to make your own items. All materials will be provided for this program. Space is limited to 15 people. Please be on time. Registration is recommended.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 10 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Tremont Library. Appointment required. Register here. Walk-ups will be permitted as space allows. Food Bank's free self-assisted tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Computers are available and Food Bank’s IRS-certified coaches can guide you through the self-filing process and answer any questions you may have. Please review Food Banks's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. For a full li…
Tremont LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 10 AM
Join us at the Webster branch for a February Break Reading Challenge! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to contribute to a special display celebrating YOU and the books you've enjoyed recently. For every 20 minutes that you read over the break, you'll get a star on our "Reading Challenge Superstars" wall. You can also share book reviews and recommendations that we'll add to the display during the break and beyond. Take home an NYPL pencil or pouch for every review that you write (while supplies last)…
Webster LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 10 AM
Canceled
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. 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 our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Today
@ 10 AM
Play at our LEGO table Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm in our early literacy corner! For Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Large LEGOS only.
Richmondtown Library, Second FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 10 AM
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams, including the PSAT, SAT, GED replacement, TASC, test, and other exams. This program is taking place in person at the Bronx Library Center Room C33 and online via Goolge Meet. In person seating is limited and is on a first come first served basis. All participants must register with an email address in orde…
Bronx Library Center
Online
Adults
Today
@ 10:15 AM
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.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join is 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! The Children's Program Room is located on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at 58th Street Library. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers visit the library for unstructured play. This is a great time for the librarian to get to know you and your little ones while also developing socialization and early literacy skills.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
All About Computers
This event will take place in person at the Parkchester Library. This program will cover an introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories. এই ইভেন্টটি পার্কচেস্টার লাইব্রেরিতে ব্যক্তিগতভাবে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে। এই প্রোগ্রামটি ইন্টারনেটের সাথে একটি পরিচিতি কভার করবে, যার মধ্যে সংযুক্ত হওয়া, ওয়েব ব্রাউজার ব্যবহার করা এবং ওয়েব পৃষ্ঠাগুলি নেভিগেট করা সহ। সার্চ…
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Today
@ 10:30 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
@ 10:30 AM
This event will take place IN PERSON at Tompkins Square Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in high scho…
Tompkins Square Library, Third FloorAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person inside the Harlem Library on the 2nd floor. 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. Space is limited to 15 families and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Harlem LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Join us for 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. First Come, First Served. A limit of 15 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…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in the New Dorp Library. 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!
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Learn a different craft every Friday at 11 am. Work with recycled materials, paper mache , clay, twine, fabric, candles ..& more No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. This event will take place in person at The Castle Hill Library Registration required, by phone or in person. Limit of 5 participants
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a 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, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. 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…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Join Print Department staff to learn about the history of relief printmaking. Using selections from NYPL, we’ll study some of the oldest prints in the collection, and explore how this medium adapted over time, for use in illustration and fine art. Participants will also learn how to make an appointment in the department’s reading room for research or viewing objects.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Prints and Photographs Study RoomAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Read at the library for 30 minutes every day during our Mid-Winter Break Reading Challenge! Sign in at the children’s desk every day for your name to be entered in a raffle at the end of the week. Ages 8-12. No registration required.
67th Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us for an exciting online event where you can unleash your creativity through journaling! Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, this event is perfect for all adults looking to express themselves and reflect on their thoughts. Grab your favorite notebook and pen, and get ready to dive into a world of self-discovery. Audience: Adults Class Format: Hands on/ Lecture
Tremont LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Five Senses
This event will take place in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for a delightful blend of learning and fun in our Open Play Kitchen program for kids ages 2-11 years old and their parents/caregivers. Step into a world of imagination where little chefs can explore, create, and learn. Our program offers a vibrant play kitchen set up with utensils, pretend food, and cooking accessories. Children engage in imaginative cooking, fostering creativity, social interaction, and basic culinary skills…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for story time for children 3 to 6 years old and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy great books, live songs, and rhymes. Bring your blankie or towel. No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by parents/caregivers required. Programs can be changed or canceled at any time.
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
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!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Macomb's Bridge Library. Join us for Bilingual Storytime! We will share books, sing songs, and learn some different words and phrases in different languages. For new walkers and toddlers, 16 months - 5 yrs. Registration is not required for this event.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Woodstock Library. Need computer help? Want to practice typing or using the mouse? Get support for any computer task or project.
Woodstock LibraryAdults,

50+,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers
Today
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at The Soundview Library. Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Soundview LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 11 AM
This event will take place IN PERSON at the St. George Library Center. Conversation Classes: We Speak NYC For Intermediate and Advanced Level English language learners (age 16 and up) Practice English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with adults from around the world! Friday, February 2, 16, 23 11 AM-1 PM Continues in March! NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class!
St. George Library Center, Adult Learning CenterAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Morris Park Library. Play with our large selection of toddler toys and meet other families in our restored Early Literacy Room! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their caregivers to meet other families. This is a drop-in program. No registration required.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,

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 the New Dorp Library. Join your friends at the New Dorp Library 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Come to the Westchester Square Children's Room for Family Storytime with our puppet friends! Learn early literacy skills, valuable lessons, and share some laughs with friends from the neighborhood. An interactive program with caregiver and child where you will listen to stories, sings songs and work on fingerplays. For ages 5 and under with adult. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. Si…
Westchester Square Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Black History Month
This event is online only. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books led by members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Ideal for parents and caregivers with children of multiple-aged. 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 prog…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Enjoy playtime in the Children's Room at Macomb's Bridge Library! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to play, 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. You must supervise your children at all times. To ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff, all visitors must adhere to NYPL’s health and safety policies. Le…
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hamilton Grange Library. 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! Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Sign up for the biweekly NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on free children's programs, upcoming author talks, and more happening at th…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers