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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1,906 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
Online
This program will take place virtually. Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Join the weekly meetings of the Kingsbridge Writing Circle, held online at the Kingsbridge Library on every Thursday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. Eastern Time. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles…
Kingsbridge Library
Online
Adults
Today
@ 10 AM
This event will take place at Edenwald Library. A representative from Mayor's Public Engagement: GetCoveredNYC, the City of New York's official health insurance outreach and enrollment program, will be on site at the Edenwald Library to provide free in-person assistance to help you find the coverage that is right for you. Information about the services provided by NYC Human Resources Administration will also be available. Public Health Educator: Orville Berry
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
This event is Online Only! Meet with an NYPL staff member virtually via phone or Google Meet to jump-start your job search, get resume support, and obtain the right resources to find the job you desire. Each One-on-One Job Support appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. We're prepared to help you make the most of every opportunity. Our trained NYPL One-on-One Job Support staff can help you: Write and format a b…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
Meet in-person with our amazing Career Coaches who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Each coaching appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. Our professional career coaches can assist you with: Resume critique and feedback Career transition or advancement Clearly defining career goals and developing a plan for success…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in person at Hamilton Grange Library . Do you want to improve your computer skills? Is your Resume up to date? Here is a list of possible one on one computer sessions you can inquire our staff about. Basic Mouse & Keyboard Microsoft Word Email Resume Other Basic Needs Please register at the front desk for available time slots. Each session is one hour.
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,

50+,

Job Seekers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
Meet with an NYPL staff member in-person to jump-start your job search, get resume support, and obtain the right resources to find the job you desire. Each One-on-One Job Support appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. We're prepared to help you make the most of every opportunity. Our trained NYPL One-on-One Job Support staff can help you: Write and format a basic resume and cover letter Complete employment app…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
This event is Online Only! Meet virtually via Google Meet or phone with our amazing Career Coaches who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Each coaching appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. Our professional career coaches can assist you with: Resume critique and feedback Career transition or advancement Clearly defi…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
Meet in-person with our amazing Career Coaches who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Each coaching appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. Our professional career coaches can assist you with: Resume critique and feedback Career transition or advancement Clearly defining career goals and developing a plan for success…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
This event is Online Only! Meet with an NYPL staff member virtually via phone or Google Meet to jump-start your job search, get resume support, and obtain the right resources to find the job you desire. Each One-on-One Job Support appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. We're prepared to help you make the most of every opportunity. Our trained NYPL One-on-One Job Support staff can help you: Write and format a b…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
This event is Online Only! Meet virtually via Google Meet or phone with our amazing Career Coaches who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Each coaching appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. Our professional career coaches can assist you with: Resume critique and feedback Career transition or advancement Clearly de…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10 AM
Career Services
This event will take place in person at Bronx Library Center. Meet with an NYPL staff member in-person to jump-start your job search, get resume support, and obtain the right resources to find the job you desire. Each One-on-One Job Support appointment provides unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual patron needs. We're prepared to help you make the most of every opportunity. Our trained NYPL One-on-One Job Support staff can help you: Write and…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Job Seekers,

NYPL Supporters,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Today
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
NOTE: This class is being held in-person at the Pelham Bay Library, with a 7 seat limit. Explore more features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
Relax: Worry less, Create more! This event will take place outdoors at the Bronx Library Center. If you like to color or draw, we invite you to participate and enjoy a pleasant and fun time with us. All materials will be provided by the library. Join Us! ¡Ven y colorea con nosotros! Si te gusta colorear o dibujar te invitamos a que participes y disfrutes con nosotros de un m…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Online
Our coloring group is now online! We will meet online every Thursday at 11am. We can color and socialize while practicing social distancing. We can chat with each other about current events, hobbies, movies and books while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditation. Since this is an online…
Chatham Square Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 AM
Civics, Communities & Voting
Learn to create a DIY (do-it-yourself) publication inspired by the Library's collections! Cover of Library Zine! Voices from Across The New York Public Library (Volume 4, Issue 2020) This event will take place in person at Baychester. What is a zine? Zines are do-it-yourself magazines that come in many different forms and sizes, from large group zines to small per-zines (personal zines). Zines can contain comics, recipes, drawings, poetry, or anything else you can imagine. They're…
Baychester LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Online
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Do you know what makes your computer tick. Learn about the different parts that make your computer run. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Online Only via Zoom
Adults
Today
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
Explore our city with a curated librarian-led walking tour! Join branch staff from Bronx Library Center, on August 18th from 11 am-1 pm, for an in-person walking tour of 2 Mile Walk Thru Historic Fordham Road! Learn more about the history and landmarks of this neighborhood and connect with the community. We'll take a walk starting at BLC, then, Poe Park, St. James Park, Monroe College, 1 Fordham Plaza, Fordham U Walsh Library, and ending at BLC.​ The tour will last approximately 1…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
GetCoveredNYC aims to assist New Yorkers in need of low- or no-cost health insurance by connecting them with an enroller at New York City Health & Hospitals or the Department of Health. Come speak with a specialist from the Human Resources Administration at Tompkins Square Library every Thursday from 11-6.
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults,

Families
Today
@ 11 AM
This program will take place online. Join us virtually for a book discussion about the Becoming by Michelle Obama. It is an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?" In order to participate in this virtual event via Google Meet, you will need a computer or mobile phone that preferably has a video camera and/or…
Jerome Park LibraryAdults,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Rocky 1976; 119 Minutes; Rated PG ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Director – John G. Avildsen Starring – Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion. Academy Award for Best Picture, 1976.
Columbus LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11 AM
Have you been feeling more stressed than usual lately? The City Island Library will be hosting a bi-weekly adult coloring program to help relieve that stress and promote calmness. Coloring materials will be provided. Special date will be added on Friday August 19th,
City Island LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library. Need help understanding your Apple or Android devices? Then come by Van Cortland Library BYOD and enjoy.
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,

50+,

Immigrants
Today
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place in person at The Harlem Library: Conversation Class: We Speak NYC for Intermediate adult English language learners (ages 16 and up.) Practice English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with adults from around the world. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED!
Harlem Library, AuditoriumEnglish Language Learners
Today
@ 11 AM
Come learn how to enter and edit text, save files, and more.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Woodstock Branch Library. Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Woodstock LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 11 AM
This class will take place in person at West Farms Library. Do you need to freshen up your computer or typing skills? Come join us at the West Farms library to learn how to type using online resources and instruction from a staff member.
West Farms LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This program is in person 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 Level Conversation group for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 12 PM
Free Shakespeare
Join us on Thursday, August 18, as we team up with The Public Theater to distribute tickets to AS YOU LIKE IT at Free Shakespeare in the Park. Ticket voucher distribution will take place in person at Countee Cullen Library. Ticket vouchers are redeemable only for same-day performances. Please note the timeline below: 12 PM - Ticket voucher distribution begins. 2 PM - Distribution will ends. In the event that all vouchers are distributed prior to 2 PM, the distribution will end at that time…
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults
Today
@ 12 PM
All About Computers
Learn the difference between privacy and security and the different types of threats to your privacy and security and how to protect against them.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 12 PM
Online
Celebrate the Power of Music with Our Summer Concert Series Join Francis Martin Library for a special Latin/Spanish concert presented by Concerts in Motion! This concert will take place online over Zoom. Many of us have likely experienced the positive effects of listening to music in our daily lives. Music can help us to unwind, find solace, or connect with others. Plus, studies have shown that music can even reduce stress and calm anxiety as we process emotions, trauma, and grief. Regist…
Francis Martin Library
Online Only
Adults
Today
@ 12 PM
This event takes place in person in the Riverdale Branch. Join the Riverdale staff for a short story discussion. The story we will read on Thursday, August 18th is The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe. Click here to read it. Thursday, August 18th at 12 PM This program is for Adults only. Limit: 15 Participants ***Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available during our temporary closure.”
Riverdale LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 1 PM
In-person event. Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history--Casablanca. Rick Blaine (Bogart--The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This program is ONLINE only. Join the staff of Grand Concourse Library to discuss Susanna Clarke's novel, "Piranesi." The author of "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" weaves a fantastical tale of a singular house and its mysterious inhabitants. Click the title above to reserve a copy. On the day of the discussion, a link to join will be sent to you. Susanna Clarke (1959-present) is an English writer, the daughter of a Methodist minister and his wife. "Piranesi" is Clarke's second n…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 2 PM
Pride Month
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park branch. In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gather in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months, new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each character to reevaluate whom they love and what matters most. The unlikely cast of characters includes a Russian-born novelist; his Russian-born psychiatrist wife; their precocious c…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Synopsis In Colombia, an emerald miner clashes with a coffee-plantation owner, Mother Nature and bandits. Directors: Andrew Marton, Production Year: 1954, Rating: NR, Studio: Warner Bros., Runtime: 100 minutes Cast: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas, John Ericson, José Torvay
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Learn how to play the worldwide Japanese math puzzle, Sudoku! Learn the rules of the game, try your luck at an easy level game and if you're ready for a challenge. take on the more difficult ones. This is an in-person program; no registration is required. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Having trouble with your laptop, smartphone, or tablet? Or perhaps you'd like to know a little about brushing up your resumé, online shopping, or setting up an email account? Meet us in the Community Room for an hour of computer help, whatever your needs may be.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Job Seekers