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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287 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
@ 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
@ 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
@ 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
THRILLING! AMAZING! The Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is NYC's premier discussion group preserving the popular fiction of the early Twentieth Century. If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic Pulp magazines and you live in or near NYC, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. We are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about our favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. We discuss what we've been readin…
Mulberry Street Library
Community Room
Adults
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
@ 1:30 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
@ 1 PM
Join us for anime club as we explore music-themed anime such as K-On, Nana, and Anonymous Noise and discuss their related manga titles!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 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
@ 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
@ 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
@ 4 PM
NYPL en Español
Evento presencial | Sala 404 - 4to piso. Biblioteca Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library 455 Quinta avenida, NYC 10016 Los lunes en junio y julio Club de escucha+ La Gran Manzana Reuniones para escuchar el podcast pionero Radio Ambulante, emitido desde la Radio Nacional Pública de Estados Unidos (NPR por sus siglas en inglés). Después de escuchar fragmentos del episodio asignado, disfrutaremos de una interesante conversación sobre el episodio. ¿Qué es el podcast Radio Ambulante? Es un…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

College & Graduate Students,

Immigrants,

Teachers
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
@ 6:30 PM
7 Stories Up at SNFL
Political scientist Corey Brettschneider joins us to discuss his new book, The Presidents and the People: Five Leaders Who Threatened Democracy and the Citizens Who Fought to Defend It with Emily Zackin. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. American presidents have often pushed the boundaries established for them by the Constitution; this is the inspirational history of the people who pushed back. Imagine an American president…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

Book Lovers
Mon, July 22
@ 6:30 PM
This program will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 3rd Floor, Room 304. Join staff at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library for an open discussion of our favorite Graphic Novels. Each month, we focus on a specific theme and related graphic novel. This month’s theme is Summertime. About the Book Reckless By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles... And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Pun…
3rd Floor, Room 304Adults,

Book Lovers
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 New Dorp Library! This month's Afternoon Book Club book is Can't We Be Friends by Denny S. Bryce and Eliza Knight! One woman was recognized as the premiere singer of her era with perfect pitch and tireless ambition. One woman was the most glamorous star in Hollywood, a sex symbol who took the world by storm. And their friendship was fast and firm… 1952: Ella Fitzgerald is a renowned jazz singer whose only roadblock to longevity is society’s att…
New Dorp LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 23
@ 2 PM
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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
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
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! You can join this program virtually via Zoom, or attend an in person livestream at select NYPL locations. Visit the events page for in person livestream locations. Register above to receive the Zoom link. All attending adults must be accompanie…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Riverside Library will be livestreaming the program in person. If you would like to join remotely via Zoom, you can register here to receive the Zoom link. All attending adults must be accompanied by a child. KidsLIVE programs are sponsore…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Riverside Library will be hosting the program in person. If you would like to join remotely via Zoom, you can register here to receive the Zoom link. All attending adults must be accompanied by a child. KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by t…
In Person Author Talk at Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Morningside Heights Library will be livestreaming the program in person. If you would like to join remotely via Zoom, you can register here to receive the Zoom link. All attending adults must be accompanied by a child. KidsLIVE programs ar…
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
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
@ 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
Tue, July 23
@ 6 PM
100 Years of James Baldwin
Morningside Heights Library welcomes Reading Rhythms for a very special reading party! Reading Rhythms is not a book club, it’s a reading party. In a world in which we spend far too much time scrolling, skimming, swiping, Reading Rhythms holds community members accountable to an hour of reading per night, set to a backdrop of ambient music in beautifully crafted venues. Our events weave in thoughtful programming throughout to help our readers connect over their books as icebreakers, helpi…
Morningside Heights LibraryAdults
Tue, July 23
@ 6 PM
The Golda Foundation is proud to present: "A Place for Poetry — Three Modern Voices" Edgar Oliver Theodore Schroetter Ron Riddell The event takes place in the Willa Cather program room on the first floor. Jefferson Market Library. 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (212) 243-4334 Photo by Regina Betancourt Edgar Oliver first started performing in New York City at the Pyramid Club in the mid-1980s. Notable New York City productions include his roles in Edward II with Cliplight…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 24
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library. Join us for a discussion of our favorite books! All titles, genres and recommendations welcome. We will be sharing our favorite books, tropes and characters. Let's talk about it while doing a quick craft activity during our book discussion and... free pizza!! Food, books, and crafting? It's going to be a blast!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 3:30 PM
Interested in approaching different genres of creative writing as well as workshopping your creative work? This is the program for you! Join us this year at the Soundview Library virtually or in-person as we learn and craft our own pieces of writing within various creative genres. We’ll gather together every two weeks to learn the building blocks and workshop our writing. This month's focus is on Screenwriting. We are excited to meet our fellow scribes!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 4 PM
Can’t get enough of anime & manga? Join the Yorkville Anime & Manga Club. We will watch anime, share anime / manga news, and discuss our favorite shows! Refreshments will be provided.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)