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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401 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at South Beach 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.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Dive into the vibrant world of storytelling this July with our engaging and creative journaling program, "Summer Storytellers." Designed for adults who love to write, reflect, and express themselves, this month-long journey invites you to explore the art of journaling in a fun and supportive environment.
Tremont LibraryAdults
Fri, July 19
@ 12 PM
Join Richmondtown's Bite-Sized Bookclub! Join us for a discussion about bite-sized reads available in our collection! This month's featured bite-sized book is .. The Three of Us by Ore Agbaje-Williams Have a favorite novel or collection of stories that fit the topic of our discussion? Share it with others that take interest in bite-sized reads! All featured books will be available to reserve and checkout through our NYPL catalogue and E-Book applic…
Richmondtown Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Fri, July 19
@ 12 PM
Join us at Jerome Park Library for our Summer Writing Workshop! Write a story and enter our contest for the chance to win a prize! We want you to describe an exciting journey (real or imagined!), what adventures happen along the way, and what the characters in the story discover. Everyone who enters will be invited to our Summer Writing Contest Ice Cream Party! In this workshop you’ll learn how to write a story about a journey and learn how to submit your own story in the Summer Writing Conte…
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 1 PM
Join us in person at the Pelham Bay Library to discuss the latest edition of our monthly book club. This month we will be reading The First Ladies The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager t…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, July 19
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
Take a break from playing and enjoy some stories brought to you by the Morris Park Library staff. This event will take place outdoors at the Matthews-Muliner playground. For children all ages.
Matthews-Muliner Playground (Mathews Ave. between Morris Park Ave. and Rhinelander Ave.)Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, July 19
@ 3:30 PM
Banned Books
This event will take place in person at the Morris Park . Join us as we discuss our favorite stories! Chat about the book you are currently reading (manga, GN, fic, non-fic, poetry) and receive a free book. This month, we will discuss Cinderella Is Dead by New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron. The latest title in The New York Public Library’s Teen Banned Book Club is a fresh interpretation of the Cinderella story. Sixteen-year-old Sophia would rather marry Erin, her childhood bes…
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 3:45 PM
Summer at the Library
Join Miss Steffey as we work towards your summer reading goals in this cozy reading room! Snacks, tunes, and a comfy reading atmosphere await young readers as they embark on their next reading adventure! Summer Reading Check In will follow immediately afterward at 3:45 PM. This program is geared towards independent readers, typically children entering the first grade in the fall through sixth grade.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 6 PM
Caribbean American Heritage Month
Este programa será en línea Tarjeta de biblioteca necesaria Tarde, después de 15 minutos se cierra la charla. Únase virtualmente (Google Meet) al Centro Bibliotecario del Bronx para una conversación en español sobre la novela de Julia Alvarez, Mas allá. Obtenga el libro en formato impreso ¡Inscríbase y nos vemos en línea el 19 de Julio! 6pm-7pm
Bronx Library Center
Online
Adults
Sat, July 20
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss House of Correction by Nicci French. ‘So,’ said Mora Piozzi, her lawyer, looking down at her laptop. ‘In brief: you are charged with the murder of Stuart Robert Rees, on December 21st, between the hours of ten-forty in the morning and half-past three o’clock in the afternoon.’ Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can’t remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But…
Morris Park Library
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Sat, July 20
@ 1 PM
Bring a book! Take a book! Bring a few books, take a few books! Chat with others looking for a good read. Please bring books in decent condition, only take what you will read ! An informal book barter at the 67th St library! Please, only books in good condition and no test books (GED, SAT, etc.) , textbooks or books in a foreign language. ​Polite discourse only
67th Street LibraryBook Lovers
Sat, July 20
@ 1 PM
Summer at the Library
Calling all teens! Get inspired by local author Melissa Rivero at our special creative writing workshop series for teens at 53rd Street Library. Learn about her creative journey and get started on a creative writing piece that you could submit to our Teen Voices Magazine Contest for a chance to be published and win $100! Dates: Saturday, July 13, 1–2:15 PM Saturday, July 20, 1–2:15 PM Saturday, July 27, 1–2:15 PM Register for one or all of the workshops here! You can attend any of the…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 20
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Join the Morningside Heights Library for our Black Historical Fiction Decades Reading Challenge Open Discussion group. This group is a reading challenge and a book club series that encourages learning about and exploring different decades of Black history throughout the twentieth century. The group meets ten times throughout the year, each meeting focusing on a specific decade. After a participant registers for the event,…
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 2 PM
Author Talks
Safe Colors: A Novel In Short Fictions Author Talk with Thad Rutkowski Come celebrate the publication of Thaddeus Rutkowski's book Safe Colors, a novel in short fictions. The book tells the story of a person who wants to "fit in" as a child, as an adult, and as a father. Rutkowski's writing has been compared to the music of Miles Davis, who told his musicians, "Don't play what's there; play what's not there." One reader says, "It seems as though this (person) is waiting to be seen accurat…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 2 PM
Author Talks
This is an in-person event. Registration is encouraged using the link above. Alana Saab will be discussing her debut novel Please Stop Trying to Leave Me. There will be a Q&A at the end. Alana Saab is a Portuguese-Lebanese-American author and screenwriter based in NYC. She has an MFA from The New School in Fiction Writing ('22), a masters from Columbia University in Psychology ('19), and her bachelors from New York University ('16). In her work, she writes about the interplay between consc…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Sat, July 20
@ 2 PM
Come to read or listen to others' inspired words. The Ottendorfer Library in collaboration with the National Writers Union https://nwu.org/ is hosting an open mic the third Saturday day of every month. It is time to gather together and share our original works. Writers from all genres are welcome. This stage allows you to add video or music to your reading as long as you have permission from the copyright owner. Participants cannot sell their works during the event but can show book covers durin…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 3 PM
Saturday, July 20 at 3pm The war ends and Josje is returned to his parents in Groningen. “Who are these people who call themselves my parents,” he imagines. He is three years old and feels abandoned, confused and angry. He wants to return to his “real” parents who loved and sheltered him during the war in Wageningen. “My name is Pietje Dijkstra not Josje Gosler!”, he states tearfully when goaded by his cousin. As a Jew and a Hidden Child, his innocence protected him as much as his Christian…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at Morningside Heights Library. Join us to create and share your original creative content in a supportive space. Snacks are provided.
Morningside Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 9 AM
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Claire Luchette, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 22nd to July 26th. A good story, Joy Williams writes, “...never soothes or comforts. It is no prescription, neither is it diversionary, although it can and should enchant while it explodes in the reader's face.” In this class, we’ll examine ways of captivating the reader—at both the line level, with language and details, and the story level, with characterization and narrative momentum—and we’ll spend time exploring…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us for a virtual book discussion. Have a book you've read recently and want to talk about? Email ahead of time and we'll make sure you have time to share with the group. Just want to listen to some book recommendations? That's great too, we'll share what we've been reading. This will happen through 'Google Meet'. If you'd like to participate or listen in, register here providing your email address for a link.
OnlineAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for our weekly short story discussion, Mondays at 1pm ET. This week, we are reading "If the War Continues" by Herman Hesse, published in 1917. To join this online discussion, please register above with your email address. We'll send you the meeting link before the program begins.
Jefferson Market Library
Online Only
Adults
Mon, July 22
@ 2 PM
Live Poem Society is a monthly poetry discussion group held at the Webster Branch Library. While it would be unfair to reduce poetry from Eastern Europe (a large geographical area including many cultures and nations) to a singular poetic style or approach, certain common aesthetic features are noticeable. A darkly humorous worldview, a penchant for fantastical metaphors, and a probing intellect-- these mark just some of the key aspects that make this group of poets so fascinating. The poets u…
Adults
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
Join the staff of the Francis Martin Library as we discuss books for young adults. We'll discuss any book you might want to talk about, or any book you might want to bring up! This event will take place in person at the Francis Martin Library branch. You can attend online, but in order to do so, 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 program. This would be good to join if y…
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 3:30 PM
Once upon a wag, there was a specially trained therapy dog named Tyler. He was wishing that a child would read him a story... and his wish came true at the Kingsbridge Library! Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Tyler is waiting to listen to you read to him! Dogs can’t read but they are great listeners! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at George Bruce Library. You read to me or I'll read to you! Bring a book to share or hear us read aloud some of our favorite books. In our Reading Lounge you can improve you reading skills by practicing reading, listening to stories, discussing books or just reading silently.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 4 PM
This is an informal creative writing workshop for adults. Writing prompts will be provided at the beginning of the 1 hour program to help your ideas to flow. But you may start writing with your own prompt or own creative idea(s). This will be a space for all writing levels to come together to peacefully write and share ideas, ask for feedback, etc. Writing materials will be provided. Please be aware this is not an instructional program. Please view flyer for more information. Thank you.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 4:30 PM
**This program will take place at Yorkville Branch.** 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? Then join the weekly meetings of the Yorkville Writing Circle. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. For adults ages 18 and up. For…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 6 PM
Online
This is an online-only event. Welcome to Seward Park’s Writers' Workshop for Adults. We gather every two weeks to critique writing and exercise. Our next meeting will be held on July 8th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Google Meet. This week we will be doing an exercise on writing short short stories. We will use the Google Meet platform and you will be emailed the link to join on the day prior to the meeting.
Seward Park Library
Online Only
Adults
Tue, July 23
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the staff of the Grand Concourse Library as we discuss our second story this month by Alice Munro, who passed away last May. In "The Office," a housewife, an aspiring writer, attempts to follow Virginia Woolf’s advice to find “a room of one’s own.” 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. Alice Ann Munro (1931 – 2024) was a Canadian short story writer. Her work is said to h…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 23
@ 1 PM
Summer at the Library
Bring your Summer at the Library Activity and Reading tracker to the Westchester Square branch to discuss the books and activities you have done over the summer. Learn about a book you have never read, compare reading and activity experiences, and plan ahead for the rest of the season. Even better is that you will receive a free book to take home! For ages 7-12. No registration required. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening…
Westchester Square Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Do you have a passion for writing? Join us for our Island Writers, a creative writing group. This group is for writers of different levels and expertise. We are here to help one another on the journey of self-expression and creativity! Every Tuesday at 1 PM
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, July 23
@ 2 PM
Come join us for memoir writing where every month we write our own memoir. The process is we take a prompt and write about it based on our own life.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Tue, July 23
@ 2:30 PM
Disability Pride Month
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. For Disability Pride Month we will explore poetry that celebrates the cultures, communities and unique experiences of people with disabilities living at…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, July 23
@ 3 PM
Summer at the Library
A journal is your story of yourself. Learn about the basics of writing your own stories and the different methods available - writing by hand, drawing as a comic, typing it out online, recording vlogs, scrapbooking, and more!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the staff of the Grand Concourse Library as we discuss our second story this month by Alice Munro, who passed away last May. In "The Office," a housewife, an aspiring writer, attempts to follow Virginia Woolf’s advice to find “a room of one’s own.” 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. Alice Ann Munro (1931 – 2024) was a Canadian short story writer. Her work is said to…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 23
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Becoming FDR traces the riveting story of the struggle that forged Roosevelt’s character and political ascent. Soon after contracting polio in 1921 at the age of thirty-nine, the former failed vice-presidential candidate was left paralyzed from the waist down. He spent much of the next decade trying to rehabilitate his body and adapt to the stark new reality of his life. By the time he reemerged on the national stage in 1928 as the Democratic candidate for governor of New York, his character and…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Adults
Tue, July 23
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
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 discuss the stories from Zero-Sum: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates. On July 23, we will discuss the short story "Sparrow" This will happen through 'Google Meet' if you'd like…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 23
@ 4 PM
Join us each week at 4 PM on Tuesday on Google Meets to talk about fiction, stories and writing and freewrite short fiction, poems and more! This is a social writing workshop led by children's librarians Hal and Allison from 53rd St Library. We've been running this workshop since 2020 as a space to talk about stories and experiment with storytelling in a group environment and--most importantly--have fun. Kids ages 5-12 are welcome. We ask that kids have an adult around to troubleshoot issues w…
OnlineChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 4 PM
Are you looking for a friendly atmosphere to write in, people to bounce ideas off of, or just looking for some feedback? Then this is the place for you! If you like to write and meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing meetups. All writers of all styles are welcome to join! This event will take place in person at The Soundview Library
Soundview LibraryAdults
Tue, July 23
@ 5 PM
Join the cozy mystery book club in person at the Charleston Library! Stop by and check out "Take the Honey & Run" by Jennie Marts, read it at home at your own pace, and then join us at the end of July to discuss it! Also available on SimplyE and Libby! "The town is all abuzz when a murder occurs in Jennie Marts’ debut cozy mystery, perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Amanda Flower. As a successful mystery author, Bailey Briggs writes about murder, but nothing prepares her for act…
Charleston LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers