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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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 7 PM
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016. This one-hour class is for more advanced students who have some calligraphy experience. Participants are expected to practice different styles of Chinese calligraphy without the instructor. A Chinese language background is not required. The Library will provide supplies. This class will be held from 7 to 8 PM in Room 304 on the 3rd floor. Meeting dates: Thursdays, Jun…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Room 304
Adults
Fri, July 19
@ 1 AM
This event will take place in person at the Macomb's Bridge Library Teen Center. Come in, hang out with friends, charge your phones, use our Macbooks or just chill!
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 3:30 AM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join us every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for gaming in the library. Play with friends in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and so many more. Snacks will be included! Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 No Registration Required Open to 13-18 years old
Ottendorfer Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Bronx Library Center, C Level, Room C33. Work with a Reference Library staff member at open lab: One-on-One Computer, Gadgets & Database Assistance. If you have a tech question, or just need extra computer time, this is your chance to receive assistance. Assistance can include: Internet browsing Email Typing software eBooks and Audiobooks Library Catalog and Databases Microsoft Office software NYC and NYS Agency Websites NYPL Database…
Bronx Library Center
C level Room C33
Adults
Fri, July 19
@ 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)
Fri, July 19
@ 10 AM
This program will take place in person at the Morrisania Library. Coloring has been known to promotes brain health, induce relaxation, and decrease anxiety and stress. Adult coloring pages, colored pencils and markers will be supplied. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Fri, July 19
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in person at Bloomingdale Library. Come visit Bloomingdale Library's teen room. Teenagers will have a chance to browse from an assortment of special books and give them a new home. **First come first served while supplies last**
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 10 AM
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+
Fri, July 19
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Andrew Heiskell Library. 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 30 children. Tickets are distributed 15 minutes before the program. Storytime will begin early if capacity…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, July 19
@ 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)
Fri, July 19
@ 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)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
Itty Bitty Book Buddies Tummy Time Itty Bitty Book Buddies is a new tummy time storytime especially for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Limited to 10 NON-WALKING babies (and their caregivers). Tickets will be handed out in the 2nd floor children's room beginning @ 10am
Epiphany LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active baby build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for some great books, songs and play! Storytime is a great opportunity for early literacy development, and to meet other preschoolers and parents in your neighborhood! Where: Marcus Garvey Park (North/ West corner of 124th st and Mt Morris) - "Passive Lawn" When: 10:30am Who: All ages, but best for ages 2-5 *Bring your own blankets (NO yoga mats)
Marcus Garvey ParkChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are no restrictions on the number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
Learn how to create documents, apply good formatting, and save and share your work using Microsoft Word.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join the librarians at the Columbus Library as we color and paint with the little ones. Help them to express themselves and develop their fine motor skills through creativity. Children, ages 0-3 , with their caregivers are welcomed.
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at St. Agnes Library. Join us for songs and favorite read-aloud books at this series that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. No registration required.
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
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)
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
@ 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, July 12, 19, 26 11 AM-1 PM Continues in August! NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class!
St. George Library Center, Adult Learning CenterAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Fri, July 19
@ 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+
Fri, July 19
@ 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)
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh 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!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 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.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the Charleston Library. Learn the basics of acrylic painting through a guided class, where you will create a picturesque scene. All materials will be provided. Open to all levels of artists. Limited space; MAX 15 seats. Sign up sheet will start a half hour prior to event at the front desk.
Charleston LibraryAdults
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Don’t miss out on our immersive five week pre-law simulation course! Step into the shoes of a lawyer, master courtroom procedures and prepare a case from start to finish.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Morris Park Library. Play with our selection of toddler toys in our Children's 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)
Fri, July 19
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
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
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Need help finding services? Social work interns can help you find information about services for food, clothing, health, and shelter. They can help you understand what government benefits and programs are available to you, as well as being someone that you can reach out to, just to talk. Worker cannot fill out applications but can assist with showing the client how to apply. Book an in-person 30-minute session Saturday from 11am-2pm, 3pm, 4pm by asking at the front desk or calling 212-92…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities,

Persons Without Homes
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. An informal playgroup for young children (ages 0-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Open Play for Babies and Toddlers is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver a…
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, July 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Come enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. A great opportunity to meet up with other parents and caretakers. Please note: This in-person program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured class. Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Recommended for Ages 0-3.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
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
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Macomb's Bridge Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for young children 5 and under. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. For all children up to 5 years old. 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
Fri, July 19
@ 11:30 AM
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Come and join us to watch a film, The Beekeeper on Friday, July 19th at 11:30 AM. The movie will be screened in the Community Room. Director: David Ayer Runtime: 1h 45m Synopsis: One man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national dangers after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and cover organization known as "Beekeepers."
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults