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.

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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 PM
Come to the inaugural poetry discussion group at Webster Library! Read, listen to, and respond to the poems of insiders and rebels, outlaws and classicists, modernists and experimentalists! In this first meeting, we will read and respond to poems from the so-called “confessional” poets: Sexton, Plath, Berryman, and Lowell. All that is required of participants is an enthusiasm for poetry. This is not an English class! All views are welcome. We simply listen, react, and discuss.
Webster LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2:30 PM
Pride Month
This event will take place in person at Throg's Neck Library. Explore new and exciting stories celebrating Pride Month, through read-alouds and coloring! Join the Throg's Neck Library Children's staff for interactive storytelling and themed-coloring activities. This program is for children grades K-5. Coloring sheets and supplies provided by the branch. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 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. New York Public Library is partnering with People’s Money - which is NYC’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting process. All New Yorkers age 11 and older regardless of immigration…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 6 PM
Pride Month
Happy Pride Month! Join me and help me figure out the delightfully bewildering poetry of the little known and little understood gay poet Jack Spicer. We’ll help each other through the labyrinth of his words; don’t worry we’ll all make it out safe but not the same. Come to the library to register and recieve a free packet of Spicer's poetry.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
This event takes place at the Great Kills Library. Registration is NOT required. Join us for an in-person discussion of The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez. Elegy plus comedy is the only way to express how we live in the world today, says a character in Sigrid Nunez’s ninth novel. The Vulnerables offers a meditation on our contemporary era, as a solitary female narrator asks what it means to be alive at this complex moment in history and considers how our present reality affects the way a pers…
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 12 PM
This event will be held in person at the Riverdale Library. Writers of all levels, genres, and styles can attend and write. Prompts will be given to inspire ideas. We invite you to join us for an informal and relaxed writing experience.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 2 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. Join us in the virtual realm with other readers like yourself and library staff! Share your favorite reads, your go-to authors, and grab some new recommendations. We guarantee it'll be a fun, casual time to hang without leaving the comfort of your home. Sweat pants and furry friends welcome!
Google MeetAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 3 PM
Please note this program is limited to 22 participants on a first come, first served basis. Admittance to this program will end at 3:20 PM The bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about a twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women's lives. Copies available at the Epiphany Library.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 3:30 PM
Banned Books
This is an in-person event at the Morrisania Library Join the Morrisania Young Adult team lets dive into Banned Books! Reading, and discussng the history, and titles of Banned Books. Snacks will be provided. For teens 13-18
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 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 June 25, we will discuss the first short story " Zero-Sum" This will happen through 'Google Meet' if yo…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
This is an online event. Join us at Harry Belafonte for this month's virtual book discussion on '"My Pinup" By Hilton Als. Marrying the memoir and essay forms while exploring desire, Prince, and racism, Hilton Als’s My Pinup expands and delivers love. A physical copy of this book is available to check out at Harry Belafonte Library.
Online via Google MeetsAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 5 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in person at the Charleston Library. Join us once a month as we discuss a mystery/thriller title! For this month we will be discussing: "The It Girl" by Ruth Ware. "April Coutts-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate IT girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they cultivated a group of inseparable friends- Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily- during their first term. By…
Charleston LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 5 PM
Pride Month
Join the Fabulous Fiction Bookclub as we discuss the book of the month: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert. A woman who wants a no-strings-attached relationship with a friend finds herself in a fake relationship with a man who is a hopeless romantic.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place both in person and online. The Battery Park City Library is happy to host the long-running Book Discussion Group. New members are welcomed and invited to join the lively book discussions that take place on the last Tuesday of the month! The Book Discussion Group pick for June is When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom. About the Book In 19th-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer,…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 25
@ 6:30 PM
This event is online only. Don’t have time? Don’t worry. The Short Reads Book Club – a bi-monthly discussion group focusing on novels that are quick to read – understands your time is precious. But that doesn’t mean our selections won’t be chock full of literary vitamins and minerals, nor will they be dry intellectual exercises devoid of joy and humor. No! Every other month we will meet and discuss a beautiful little slab of goodness, books both old and new, that stimulate all the pleasure…
OnlineBook Lovers
Wed, June 26
@ 4 AM
Book Discussion Group
This is event will take place in person at the Bronx Library Center. Come be part of the YA Book Club at BLC. Come discuss the novels we are currently reading and get a free book when supplies are available. Also, join us to discuss the YA novel "Barely Missing Everything" by Matt Mendez
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 26
@ 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in-person at the South Beach Library. Join us for the latest edition of our popular monthly book club! About the book: A vibrant and cinematic debut set in the American West about a scrappy orphan who finds friendship, romance, and her true calling as a revenge-seeking gunslinger. When Bridget arrives penniless in Dodge City, already disillusioned by feckless men and the uncompromising landscape, she has only her wits to keep her alive. Thanks to the allure of…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, June 26
@ 12 PM
Pride Month
This event is online only. In honor of Pride Month, join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion on the Graphic Novel Sins of the Black Flamingo by Andrew Wheeler. OCCULT NOIR. MIAMI SLEAZE. Sebastian Harlow is the Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. When his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he was…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, June 26
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place online via Google Meets and in-person. A device capable of video chatting is required for Google Meets. A link to the Google Meet will be sent the morning of the discussion. Damon, nicknamed "Demon," grows up in Lee County, deep in the Appalachians, in this contemporary David Copperfield tale.
Spuyten Duyvil Library
Online
Adults
Wed, June 26
@ 1 PM
Online
Re-visit the Tolkien-verse with our biweekly bite sized lunch time book discussion of the entire Lord of the Ring series. Each meeting we will be tackling 1 chapter until we eventually get through the entire book series (including The Silmarillion). Open to Tolkien nerds, anyone wanting to revisit the series, and people who are new to the story. This meeting we will be reading Chapter 22 of the Fellowship of the Ring. Copies are available from the New York Public Library as a physical book, e…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 4 PM
Join us as we discuss Carmen Maria Machado's short story from the acclaimed collection Her Body and Other Parties. We will use the Google Hangouts platform and on June 26th, you will be emailed a URL address to click on for video access, as well as a phone number if you prefer to join by phone. Registration is required. You can access the story here: The Husband Stitch
Yorkville LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers
Wed, June 26
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our monthly novella discussion, held in our third floor Mae West room. This month, we are reading Silvina Ocampo's short novel, The Promise, originally published in Spanish as Promesa. *This month's discussion will meet one week later than usual, because the library will be closed on June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.* We will have copies avialable at our second floor desk while supplies last, starting May 15. You can also download an NYPL e-book copy. A woman reli…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Wed, June 26
@ 5 PM
This event will take place in person at the 67th St. Library. Join us for a lively discussion of books! It's a great way to share titles with like-minded book-lovers. Our librarians have some to share, but please feel free to recommend a title or two yourself! Requirements to share a title with the group: Writer must have material in the catalog at www.nypl.org Material can be magazine, book.....really anything as long as the author has something in the NYPL catalog You may disagree…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online. Join us for the latest virtual edition of our popular monthly book club! About the book: A vibrant and cinematic debut set in the American West about a scrappy orphan who finds friendship, romance, and her true calling as a revenge-seeking gunslinger. When Bridget arrives penniless in Dodge City, already disillusioned by feckless men and the uncompromising landscape, she has only her wits to keep her alive. Thanks to the allure of her bright red hair and country-…
OnlineAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, June 26
@ 6:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, Room 303. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library 图书馆的世界语言部门为鼓励大家借阅中文图书,每月举行一次中文书籍讨论会。请您在讨论会中介绍自己喜欢的书籍,与别人分享您阅读的快乐。书籍内容不拘一格,历史,传记,散文,财经,侦探,爱情小说等等,皆在欢迎之列。 討論會將以中文普通話進行,期盼您能登記參加共襄盛舉。若有問題,請跟張先生聯繫:hungyunchang@nypl.org. 我們聚會的地點在三樓的303號房間。 We are now presenting a monthly Chinese Book Discussion program, so we can meet each other to chat about books. All participants are welcome to share their reading experiences on eithe…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
3rd Floor, Room 303
Adults
Thu, June 27
@ 10 AM
Online
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! This month we’ll explore poetry by LGBT+ authors for Pride month. Here are the poems we’ll discuss at our June meeting: ‘The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar’ by Danez Smith ‘Trans Study: Untitled 4 (Facial Expression)’ by Cameron Awkward-Rich ‘Yr Not Exotic, but Once Ya Wanted to Be’ by Tarfia Faizullah…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 27
@ 11:30 AM
This program will take place in person at the West New Brighton Library in the Community Room on the lower level on June 27th at 11:30am. Join Lauren to discuss "Hard by a Great Forest" by Leo Vardiashvili! "Amid rubble and rebuilding in a former Soviet land, one family must rescue one another and put the past to a stirring novel about what happens after the fighting is over “My mother stayed, so that we could go.” Having fled conflict in the former-Soviet Republic of Georgia as children…
West New Brighton Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 27
@ 11:30 AM
Book Discussion Group
This is an in-person program. Have you been meaning to read more, but don’t have time to sit down and get through a long book? Join us for our 100 page book club! Every week, we will meet to discuss a book, 100 pages at a time. No need to rush through the whole thing—this club is here to take it slow. Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice. It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a sma…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, June 27
@ 12 PM
Please join us virtually on the last Thursday of every month as we put our detective hats on and discuss a different mystery/thriller book title! For June, we will be discussing Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz. Ruby is trying to make a new life for herself in NYC when she stumbles on the body of an unknown woman. Can Ruby find out what happened to her? This program is best for ages 18 and up. Online registration is required.
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 27
@ 12:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
(This event is online only.) Do you love to read? Interested in reading and discussing popular and interesting books? Then this is the place for you! Join us as we discuss this month’s book: The Prophets: A Novel by Robert Jones Jr. Please note: This is a virtual program. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link/call in number to participate. The link with instructions on how to participate will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the disc…
Soundview Library
Online only
Adults
Thu, June 27
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Participation limited to 15 child partici…
53rd Street Library
Online Only
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, June 27
@ 4 PM
Online
Join Pelham Parkway- Van Nest Young Adult Librarian and Book Market & Library Sales Manager, Chloe Ramos, in a Book Buzz for new and exciting titles to watch out for at Image Comics! This program is being held virtually. Registration is required to attend. COMPANY INFO: Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best selling artists. Image has since become the third largest comics publisher in the United States. Image currently has six ind…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Zoom
Adults,

Book Lovers,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 27
@ 4:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only At Francis Martin Library Library This Month's selection is RUBY Lost and Found By: Christina LI Summary: It’s the summer after seventh grade, and Ruby Chu is feeling more lost than ever. Her best friends aren’t speaking to her. She ended the year in detention. Her sister’s about to leave for college. Ruby’s still grieving her grandfather, Ye-Ye, when it seems like no one else is. And without Ye-Ye and his annual scavenger hunts across their hometown of San…
Online Via Google MeetAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 27
@ 4:30 PM
Join us as we discuss The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton: The classic satire of New York society and the American Dream through the misadventures of an insatiable young striver! Copies available at the 2nd floor main desk starting May 30! Meet us in the third floor Meeting Room!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 6 PM
Online
Join the staff of the Mulberry Street Library for a book discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen. You can join our discussion Online OR in person at the Mulberry Street Library! Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with poor naval officer Frederick Wentworth but was forced by her family to reject him. Now, he has returned. Jane Austen’s last book, and most mature work. You can place a hold on the book through the library's website. The Mulberry Street Library will also have copies avail…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults
Fri, June 28
@ 3 PM
Author at the Library
This event will take place online. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest in a discussion with award winning author, Simon James Green. Join us as we will talk about his writing career and about his latest YA novel, Boy Like Me ! While it's not necessary for participation, feel free to place Simon's books on hold with your Library Card! Book Description: It's 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in UK schools. When a kind librarian leads Jamie to a disguised no…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online via Google Meet
Teachers,

K-12 Educators,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, June 28
@ 3 PM
Have you read an amazing book recently and want to chat about it with a group? Join us for our Yorkville Young Readers Book Club. Every month we will be discussing the awesome books that you're reading as well as one title chosen by our Children's Librarian. This month the selected title is The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon. * For ages 8 to 12.* ** Please note there is no elevator available.**
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, June 29
@ 10:30 AM
Book Discussion Group
Join the Kips Bay Library for an in person book discussion of Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo Here's how it works: 1) - Download your copy of Things I Wish T Told My Mother on our free e-reader app SimplyE: App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1046583900?pt=463465&ct=nypl&mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nypl.simplified.simplye&utm_source%3Dnypl&utm_medium%3Dnypl&utm_campaign%…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Sat, June 29
@ 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 Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez 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 appli…
Richmondtown Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Sat, June 29
@ 1 PM
Poetical Afternoons – an Adult Poetry Program Last Saturday of Each Month, from 1-2 PM Dear Library Patrons, join us for this exciting new program dedicated to Poetry! Please, come and share with us your favorite poetry book; discuss with us Saint George Library Center’s rich poetry collection; bring the poem you’ve penned and let us all embrace the complex, layered, magical poetical universe that surrounds us! We are looking to create a poetic community that dedicates its pursuits to eternal…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers