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.

Discover our wide array of free online events.

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1,843 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Are you beginning to read stories in English? Do you need more practice? Come join other ESOL students this to practice your reading! We will take turns reading aloud together from two or three books. This event is online only. 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. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.
Seward Park Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 2:30 PM
Early Literacy
Join us Sunday afternoons 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 multi-aged children. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
Learn how to create documents, apply good formatting, and to save and share your work using Microsoft Word. Registration is required. Inquire with the circulation desk or contact the branch to sign up. Due to space constraints, registration is limited to 4 people. The class will take place on the third floor of the branch.
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at 58th Street Library. Join the librarian for a rollicking storytime for babies aged 0-18 months and their caregivers. Children who can walk unassisted are asked to attend Toddler Storytime. There will be books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays that will not only delight the little ones but also foster valuable early literacy skills. It’s a great opportunity for bonding and also meeting other children and caregivers in the community. In accordance with New Y…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Children,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 15 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, October 3
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the PC Lab (Room 615).This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
PC Lab
Adults
Mon, October 3
@ 11 AM
All About Computers
Scared to navigate a computer? Fear no more! Improve or learn your basics computer skills, from typing and mouse usage to internet browsing. Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a library. *Disclaimer: Limited to 6*
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Job Seekers,

Persons with Disabilities
Mon, October 3
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the Inwood Library and Hamilton Grange staff to discuss "The Model Millionaire" by Oscar Wilde. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services.
Inwood Library
ONLINE
Adults,

Book Lovers
Mon, October 3
@ 11 AM
Come to play, paint and turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. Please dress for mess!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes/songs, and crafts for ages 18-24 months
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Libray. Children, ages 3-5, and their caregivers, join us for a fun filled morning of reading and activities. Limited to the first 10 children due to the size of the room.
Morningside Heights Library, Story Hour RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Children
Mon, October 3
@ 11:15 AM
This program will take place at the Bloomingdale Library. 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.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 15 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please note: *Space is limited to 15 toddlers accompanied by a caregiver. First come, first serve.* ** Please not…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 AM
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one (ages for 0-12 months). FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Washington Heights Library. Join us Monday mornings for songs, fingerplays, and stories in English and in Spanish. Ideal for all ages. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 12 PM
Join us for an in-person film screening of 1917 (2019). April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap. Director: Sam Mendes Runtime: 119 minutes
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
***This event will be ONLINE ONLY: In English with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish*** Click here to register for this event. Latinas and other women of color deserve a place where they can discover their true worth and find their voice with confidence. Did you ever hear, "No, darling, we don't talk about money," from your parents as you were growing up? How about, "Just stay under the radar and you'll be fine"? Or how about this one, "A lady never raises her voice," in response…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, October 3
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, October 3
@ 12 PM
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 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
Mon, October 3
@ 12:15 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at George Bruce Library. Do you want to learn more about the computer? Library staff is available to provide one-on-one instruction on the following topics: Learn to type and use a mouse Internet for Beginners Email for Beginners Windows 10 Basics Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners Connecting Devices to the Computer Downloading NYPL e-Books Getting the most out of the NYPL catalog The computer sessions are for 45 minutes. Please register at the…
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults,

50+
Mon, October 3
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please note: *Space is limited to 15 toddlers accompanied by a caregiver. First come, first serve.* ** Please not…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, October 3
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for our weekly short story discussion, Mondays at 1pm EST. This week, we are reading Lisa Taddeo's 2022 story, "Forty-Two." 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, October 3
@ 1:30 PM
TechConnect
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more. This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class.
OnlineAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 2 PM
Genealogy Essentials
This event is online only. New York Public Library boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find an ancestor's birth, marriage, or death records, or discover the names of family members in historical census records. This class is online. Registration is required. REGISTER HERE
Online OnlyAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 2 PM
This event will take place IN PERSON at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Conversation Classes: We Speak NYC For adult English language learners (age 16 and up) Practice English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with adults from around the world! Sign up online and attend class in person.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, October 3
@ 2:30 PM
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RemoteAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at Chelsea Green Park at 140 West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Children of all ages and their caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held indoors at Andrew Heiskell Library.
Chelsea Green Park 140 West 20th StreetChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
Join the Harry Belafonte Children's Team! Grab a board game and play with your friends or family! Board games are a great educational tool to engage children of any age; it can provide children with opportunities to apply concepts they have learned and it promotes collaboration, inquiry and critical thinking.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
STEAM for Kids
This event will take place in person at the Macomb's Bridge Library. Let's start this month with a fun experimetn! Join us for an exciting, gooey, hands-on program dedicated to exploring the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). For children ages 6-12 years old. Registration is not required for this event.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Bloomingdale Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for an in-person, drop in coloring club. Kids will be able to use an assortment of coloring pages, crayons and coloring pencils to create their own art. Supplies provided by the library, inspiration provided by kids! Ages 5-10
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 4 PM
Flex your writing muscles by joining our casual writing circle. You will be given a choice of prompts, time to write, and an opportunity to share your work if you choose.
Morningside Heights LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 4 PM
Teen Recording Studio & Media Lab
Working on a music, photo, video, or graphic design project? The Media Lab is open! Our workstations are fully equipped for all kinds of projects. Come by the lab to... Create music and edit audio in Logic Pro X or ProTools Edit video in Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Create graphic designs in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign Edit photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.... And more! You can come work independently on your own projects, or if you're just starting out, our staff is here to…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)