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
@ 2 PM
All About Computers
Join us for an engaging computer class designed to build your foundational skills in keyboard usage, typing proficiency, and mouse navigation. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refresh your knowledge, this hands-on workshop will guide you through essential techniques to enhance your comfort and confidence with computers. Learn tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will empower you to navigate the digital world with ease. No prior experience required – just bring your curiosity and willingness t…
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 9 AM
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Claire Luchette, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 22nd to July 26th. A good story, Joy Williams writes, “...never soothes or comforts. It is no prescription, neither is it diversionary, although it can and should enchant while it explodes in the reader's face.” In this class, we’ll examine ways of captivating the reader—at both the line level, with language and details, and the story level, with characterization and narrative momentum—and we’ll spend time exploring…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
*This event will take place in person at Macombs Bridge Library* Learn how to download NYPL E-books, Learn NYPL catalog, NYPL APP and help with Computer Basics.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Job Seekers,

Persons with Disabilities
Mon, July 22
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library. Do you want to learn about computers? Come join our beginners one-on-one computer sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-12:30pm (unless specified otherwise). Please register a day in advance via phone call or visiting the library's front desk for available time slots. There are no walk-ins for day of time slots. The computer sessions are only 30 minutes. Available Time Slot Options (call or visit library for available times):…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 10:30 AM
The Adult Open Tech Lab is an innovative program designed to provide adults with a hands-on, self-directed learning environment where they can explore, experiment, and enhance their technology skills. This program is ideal for individuals looking to improve their digital literacy, pursue personal projects, or gain new tech-related competencies for career advancement.
Tremont LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 10:30 AM
NYPL en Español
In person event at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 1st Floor, Corner Space. Evento presencial en la biblioteca Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 1er piso, Corner Space Led by Karina Romero, this program is designed to introduce you to the basic steps of Argentine Tango. Originated in Argentina, Tango is danced around the world by people of all sizes and ages. It is said that if you can walk, then you can tango. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Tango aficionado, all…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
1st Floor, Corner Space
Adults
Mon, July 22
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at The Washington Heights Library. Technology should make your life easier, not more difficult. Join a staff member to work on those problematic tech issues that so often inconvenience us. We can guide you to find answers to some of your questions, or teach you some new skills that can help empower you. Let us help make digital tools work for you, not against you. Some of the topics you can ask us about are: creating an email account sending…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Do you have trouble with your e-mail? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Do you need help with your e-mail or setting up an e-mail account? Do you need guidance on your new tablet or smartphone? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning or NYPL Career Services but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor. First come, First Served. No Registration Required.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, July 22
@ 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
Mon, July 22
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library. Need extra computer time to work on a resume, send some emails, or practice a newly learned computer skill? Get extra computer time and one-on-one assistance at our open lab.
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 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+
Mon, July 22
@ 11 AM
Join us for a basic painting using water colors or coloring pencils. Coloring promotes wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity and of course is fun. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am This event will take place in person at The Castle Hill Library All materials will be provided. No Registration required.
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 11:30 AM
This program is in person. Adults can spend the early day quilting, sewing, knitting or crocheting in a group. This program is not instructional, all are welcome. Limited to 12 participants. No large groups.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 12 PM
Join us for an in-person film screening of Tender Mercies (1983). A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. Director: Bruce Beresford Runtime: 92 Minutes
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 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, July 22
@ 12 PM
This is an inperson event happening at the Baychester Library. Join the Baychester Library for an exhilarating Bingo experience that promises an afternoon filled with fun, camaraderie, and a chance to shout "Bingo!" Gather your friends, family, and fellow community members on July 8th and July 22nd for this lively event, hosted right in the heart of the library. No need to register; simply show up and be ready for an hour of entertainment from 12 pm to 1 pm. The library's inviting atmosphere…
Baychester LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 12 PM
Postponed
When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assingment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust: Bond. Aided only by a field agent (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M's past who wants to settle an old score.
Woodstock LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 12 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at New Dorp Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! 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 Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and di…
New Dorp LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, July 22
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
**This event will be online only** Click here to register for Part 2 This event is part of the 3-part series Business Book Lab: From Idea to Bestseller. Ready to take your book idea to the next level? Elaine Pofeldt, journalist and bestselling author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business and Tiny Business, Big Money, will interview seasoned experts in book writing, publishing, and promoting to share how they help authors create best-selling business books that earn them recognition as a…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, July 22
@ 12 PM
Did you know? The New York Public Library partners with accredited social work colleges across the city to connect you with students who 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. During the listed hours you can drop-in to meet with the student intern one-on-one (first come, first served). Tuesday - Friday 12 PM-5 PM July 9 - 12 | Monday - Thursday 12PM - 5PM Ju…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

50+,

Families,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities,

Persons Without Homes
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
Learn how to create documents including letters memos, newsletters, forms, resumes, labels, mailing lists, newsletters, and more.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us for a virtual book discussion. Have a book you've read recently and want to talk about? Email ahead of time and we'll make sure you have time to share with the group. Just want to listen to some book recommendations? That's great too, we'll share what we've been reading. This will happen through 'Google Meet'. If you'd like to participate or listen in, register here providing your email address for a link.
OnlineAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, Room 304. Join Teaching Artist Nan Carey for a Beginner Botanical Illustration class. With a step-by-step method that incorporates contour, perspective, value, and texture, you will begin to understand the structure of a flower or plant and start to build a foundation for drawing botanicals. · No experience required. · Materials are provided. · Registration for each session is required. Sign up for mor…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for our weekly short story discussion, Mondays at 1pm ET. This week, we are reading "If the War Continues" by Herman Hesse, published in 1917. 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, July 22
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 1 PM
Join us on Mondays to become part of a community of your neighbors who want to make art. All supplies will be provided. No reservation required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 1:30 PM
Banned Books
In this 2-part workshop, learn skills to use photography & visual storytelling as a tool for self-exploration and expressing powerful ideas, with professional photographer Kimberly Butler. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, third floor, Room 304. Photography may seem easier than ever, and a big part of many of our daily lives, but professional photographers like Kimberly Butler have a lot to teach about how to use this medium to its fullest pot…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Third Floor, Room 304
Adults,

College & Graduate Students
Mon, July 22
@ 2 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at George Bruce Library. Do you have technolgy questions? Drop by the libray between 2 and 3 p.m. No appointments needed -- first come, first served! The following are examples of topics with which we can help: Resume and Cover Letter Review 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…
George Bruce LibraryAdults,

50+
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
Mon, July 22
@ 2 PM
Are you a knitter? Do you like to crochet? Maybe you're into quilting. Bring your supplies and lose yourself in the meditative world of fiber. Invite your fiber-loving friends, or make new connections here. This is not a class.
53rd Street Library, Classroom AAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 2 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place IN PERSON at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 6th floor, Room 602. English 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! Mondays, 2-4 PM, July 8, 22, 29 (No class on July 1 and 15). NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class!
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, July 22
@ 2 PM
Get together with other knitters and crocheters. Pick up new skills and sharpen old ones while working on creations for the colder months ahead. Bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided if needed.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
Welcome to our Chess Club, where players of all levels gather for friendly matches, stimulating tournaments, and a shared passion for the intellectual thrill of every move on the board. This program will be outdoors weather permitting.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
Join Andrew Vidich Ph.D, long time meditator and learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing. Many people participate in programs that cleanse the body and eliminate toxins that have accumulated over one’s life. They seek wellness as detoxing has become mainstream. Many of us tend to our physical well being but there is a very important aspect of ourselves that we ignore which is the health of our mind. We need to detoxify our minds . This w…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
This is an in person event at the Bloomingdale Library. We're offering fun & educational art classes for adults! So whether you want to relax and express yourself, or learn a new skill, this weekly class is for you.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at the Mosholu Library. Join the crowd of adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring. We can chat about current events, hobbies, movies, and books while we color. New York Public Library is partnering with People’s Money - which is New York City’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting process. All New Yorkers age 11 and older regardless of immigration status get to decide how to spend millions of the city’s expense budget on projects…
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
Join us for an in person program every Monday at Morrisania Library and learn how to crochet basic stitches or come with a project and share your knowledge. This is an intergenerational program for teens and adults. All supplies will be provided. No registration required.
Morrisania LibraryAdults