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
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
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
Tue, July 9
@ 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 9
@ 6 PM
This event is virtual. Join the Hudson Park Library for an electric, incisive virtual poetry reading featuring poets Sarah Ghazal Ali, Saba Keramati, and Mya Matteo Alexice as they read from their debut collections, all of which are available in the New York Public Library catalogue. About the readers: Sarah Ghazal Ali is the author of Theophanies (Alice James Books, 2024). A Stadler Fellow and recipient of The Sewanee Review poetry prize, her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review,…
VirtualAdults,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 10
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our poetry discussion group, held in the third floor Mae West room. This month, we are discussing Ilya Kaminsky's National Book Award Finalist, Deaf Republic, published in 2019. We have copies available at our second floor desk, while supplies last. Additionally, we have PDF copies available at our desk, or as an attachment to this webpage, under "download transcript" above. Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breakin…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Sat, July 13
@ 3 AM
Join us as we celebrate with a reading the release of Keith Walker's collection of poems All That Names Us. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Room. Free and open to the public. "Eloquent and indelible, these plainspoken poems are full of sharp observations, surprising turns of phrase, and tough compassion. They are intensely real, evoking people and places in postwar America, both the rural South and the rustbelt North. Like my favorite books of poetry, this collection is also a sec…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, July 16
@ 4 PM
Banned Books
This event will take place in person at the Tremont Library. 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…
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 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
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
@ 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
Thu, July 25
@ 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! For our July meeting, we will focus on two longer poems that are in conversation with each other: ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’ by Walt Whitman ‘A Supermarket in California’ by Allen Ginsberg Poems are available online via the Poetry Foundation and Academic of American Poets websites. Registration is requi…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
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
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
Tue, August 6
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
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. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors an…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Wed, August 7
@ 6:30 PM
7 Stories Up at SNFL
Join acclaimed poets Emily Lee Luan and Jimin Seo for a poetry reading and conversation. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. In 回 / Return, Luan "is engaged in the act of looking back... The poems ask: What is feeling? What is melancholy? Can language translate either?" In his forthcoming collection OSSIA, Seo crafts poems written "across English and Korean" that are "rich with grief and radiant with the vivid charisma of spec…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, August 20
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
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. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors and discuss rece…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Wed, August 21
@ 4 PM
Banned Books
This event will take place in person at the Tremont Library. 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.
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 31
@ 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, September 28
@ 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
Wed, October 16
@ 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in-person at the South Beach Library. Join us for our bi-monthly book club dedicated to the classics! About the book: For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, usherin…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers