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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244 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, July 25
@ 5:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This program will be presented in-person at the Tompkins Square Library. Hosted and curated by Galinsky and Bodell, this event will feature poets and spoken word artists who capture the eclectic vibe of the Lower East Side, where activist influences and artistic expressions have converged for decades. Celebrate the neighborhood with ten unique voices in an intimate and inspiring setting. Registration encouraged. Please use the registration link above.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 5:30 PM
Join us for the next meeting of The Classics Book Club, where we discuss great, shorter works that continue to inspire and help us make meaning of the world. Copies of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle are available at the 2nd floor info desk.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 6 PM
Online
Join the staff of the Mulberry Street Library for a book discussion of How Can I Help You by Laura Sims. You can join our discussion Online OR in person at the Mulberry Street Library! The lives of two librarians become dangerously intertwined in this razor-sharp exploration of human nature and the lure of artistic obsession. Published in 2023 and now in paperback. A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, CrimeReads, Book Riot You can place a hold on the bo…
Mulberry Street Library
Online
Adults
Fri, July 26
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
In Person Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library invites you to celebrate the Summer with us! Join us for a July book discussion, Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Sitting alone beside the languorous blue waters of the lagoon, Ana Magdalena Bach contemplates the men at the hotel bar. She has been happily married for twenty-seven years and has no reason to escape the life she has made with her husband and children. And yet, every August, she travels by ferry here to the island where her mothe…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Fri, July 26
@ 3:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. Attend this online program to discuss Warrior Girl Unearthed or any other mysteries on your TBR this summer! Perry Firekeeper-Birch was ready for her Summer of Slack but instead, after a fender bender that was entirely not her fault, she's stuck working to pay back her Auntie Daunis for repairs to the Jeep. Thankfully she has the other outcasts of the summer program, Team Misfit Toys, and even her twin sister Pauline. Together they ace obstacle courses, plan vigils…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online only
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 27
@ 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
Sat, July 27
@ 1 PM
All are invited and all genres embraced. Bring pen and paper No reservation required Located in the Columbus Library Community Room (Lower Level) From 1PM - 3PM
Columbus LibraryAdults
Sat, July 27
@ 1:30 PM
Sweet Charity (1969; 149mins.) Dir: Bob Fosse. Taxi dancer Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite endless disappointments at its hands, and hopes to finally meet the man to romance her away from her sleazy life... a whole lot of Bob Fosse dance numbers wouln't hurt either! Starring Shirley Maclaine, John McMartin.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, July 27
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library. Come join us for our book discussion. The book of the month will be Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano. Order your copy today. See you there! Limited to 10 paticipants.
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, July 29
@ 11 AM
Disability Pride Month
Echoes of Empowerment: Short Stories for Disability Pride is a program made to convey the celebration of disability pride through the power of storytelling, highlighting the diversity and strength of voices within the disability community.
Tremont LibraryAdults
Mon, July 29
@ 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)
Tue, July 30
@ 12 PM
Online
This is an online event hosted by the Riverdale Library staff. Join us for a virtual coffee and a discussion of the short story "The Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich on Tuesday, July 30th, at noon. The link to read the story is HERE. To attend, please register below using your email address. We will send you a link to join the session one day before the discussion. You'll need a device with audio and video capabilities and an internet connection to participate. The session is limited to 18 par…
Online via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 30
@ 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 30
@ 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, July 30
@ 2:30 PM
Have you ever wanted to discuss books with other avid readers? Join us at the Soundview Library for our Summer Teen Book Club! We'll read books chosen from NYPL's Summer Picks list and we'll discuss elements such as character development, plot, theme and tone, and the literal, spiritual, or metaphorical journey the character goes on. This month's book is Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard. This event is ONLINE only!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 30
@ 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 They've spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can't just retire - it's kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller. Copies available at the Epiphany Library.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 30
@ 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, July 30
@ 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: "Just the Nicest Couple" by Mary Kubica. "Two couples, two close friends, one missing husband... Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend's house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by...two days...five days...and Jake is still nowhe…
Charleston LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 30
@ 5 PM
This is an in-person event. Join us for a discussion of the bestselling novel The Guest by Emma Cline, a dreamy and class-conscious exploration of influence and belonging.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 30
@ 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 July is Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning. About the Book In a voice infused with sly humor, Sylvie Pelletier recounts leaving her family’s snowbound mountain cabin to work in a manor house for the P…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 31
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
Join the Bronx Library Center in the branch or on Google Meets for our "Hybrid Book Discussion". 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 discussion. Let's join up to do what we love most, discussing books!! We can't wait to see and hear from you! Book groups are hosted at libraries throughout the city and facilitated by New York Public Library staff. Book groups are open to ev…
Bronx Library Center
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 31
@ 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 scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out. Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 31
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. Everyone's thought about what it would be like to have superpowers at least once in their life. 2017's Inuyashiki rekindles that childhood dream. Join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion about Inuyashiki. Must be 18+ to attend. See you there! Inuyashiki. 1 Inuyashiki. 2 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…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, July 31
@ 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 2 of the Two Towers. Copies are available from the New York Public Library as a physical book, ebook, and aud…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Wed, July 31
@ 4 PM
Join us as we discuss Ray Bradbury's short story from the collection The Illustrated Man. We will use the Google Hangouts platform and on July 31st, 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 Veldt
Yorkville LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers
Wed, July 31
@ 4:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only At Francis Martin Branch Library This Month's selection is MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER By: Oyinkan Braithwaite Summary: When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel, and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. S…
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 31
@ 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 scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out. Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only…
OnlineAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 31
@ 6:30 PM
Online
[This event is online only. 이 프로그램은 온라인으로 진행됩니다.] 참여를 원하시는 분은 등록해주시기 바랍니다. 뉴욕공공도서관에서 한국어 북클럽을 진행합니다. 책은 읽고 싶은데 혼자 읽기 힘들고 책을 읽은 후 다른 사람들과 생각을 나눠보고 싶으신가요? 한국어 북클럽은 매월 마지막 주 수요일에 한 달 동안 함께 읽은 책에 대해서 이야기하는 방식으로 진행됩니다. We’re excited to announce our Korean Book Discussion at 53rd Street Library. If you want to read Korean books together, we're here for you! You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you b…
Online OnlyAdults
Thu, August 1
@ 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. Ten years after the death of the magnetic Donald “Sully” Sullivan, the town of North Bath is going through a major transition as it is annexed by its much wealthier neighbor, Schuyler Springs. Pe…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, August 1
@ 12 PM
Book Discussion Group
This is a virtual event. The Classics, the unpopular and the overlooked; the works. If you haven't already, now is your chance to join us every month when we E-meet with a classic that shall no longer be glanced over. Although, we may read a well-known classic novel now and again, but more often than not; we will be discussing its underrated companions. This month we're reading The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, (NYPL / Ebook) by Gustave Flaubert. Flaubert was not only a great novelist, o…
Stapleton LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, August 1
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For August's selection, we're discussing The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Mayor of Maxwell Street is Avery Cunningham's debut novel, an "epic love story and a tale of intrigue, racial tension, and class warfare, set against the glamorous and gritty backdrop of early 20th century Chicago....When a rich Black debutante enlists…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, August 1
@ 4 PM
Civics, Communities & Voting
This event is online AND in person at Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Community Room. Interested in being published in the next issue of the NYPL Zine's "Library Zine! Voices Across the New York Public Library"? Then join our information session! We will be discussing the submission requirements, general timeline, and what to expect after you submit for this year's theme, "Progress is a Process". To view it online, you must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. T…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online and Livestream
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Children,

College & Graduate Students,

Families,

Immigrants,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 1
@ 4:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. At the Francis Martin Come and find your next book. Do you enjoy reading? Come and have fun discussing some of your recent reads. Also, bring some of your book suggestions. They can be books you have read. You will meet new people in your community and have a great conversation from the comfort of your home.
Online Via Google Hangout Meet Book Lovers
Fri, August 2
@ 12 PM
Open Book Hour @ Richmondtown Library - 12:00pm Join us for an hour of recommendations and conversations about your favorite recent reads! This is a casual discussion session that will focus on what you're currently reading and your favorties from the past. Together, we will discover new books, authors, titles, and genres! Additional books will be displayed at the discussion and will be available to check-out! Pick your next favorite read off of our Free Book Giveaway bookcart *No Regist…
Richmondtown Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Fri, August 2
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for an online discussion of Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson's 2008 novel Home. You can request a physical or digital copy here. Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values.
Jefferson Market Library
Online Only
Adults
Fri, August 2
@ 3 PM
100 Years of James Baldwin
The New York Public Library celebrates the life and work of one of New York City's most iconic writers & civil rights activists: James Baldwin. On what would have been his 100th birthday, join us at the Grand Concourse Library to discuss his 1974 work, If Beale Street Could Talk, where social injustices in New York City test the strength of a young couple's love and threaten their future. Please stop by for a free copy of the book, as well as a copy of some of his other works, while supp…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Fri, August 2
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest branch. Come visit the Van Nest Library and receive a free book...to keep!. Kids and Teens will have a chance to browse from an assortment of special books and give them a new home. Take some time to sit and talk with friends or read a book of your choice. When you pick your book, leave a review and return in back to recive another book! **First come first served while supplies last**
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, August 3
@ 11 AM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us to discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton. Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accide…
Morris Park Library
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Sat, August 3
@ 12 PM
Book Discussion Group
This program is taking place in-person at the St. George Library Center. Following "Memory Brews & Literary Views'" genre of the month, join us to discuss the classic mystery/dark academia book: The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go be…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, August 5
@ 12 PM
Book Discussion Group
Reading keeps us connected. Join us for our latest book club read! Book discussion program will take place in-person at the Tottenville Library. No registration is required. Synopsis: Following in the footsteps of her brother, 20-year-old Frances McGrath enlists in the Army Nurse Corps and is quickly overcome by the chaos and devastation of the Vietnam War. But the real battle begins when she returns home and is confronted by the traumas of war that have not only impacted her life but…
Tottenville LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers