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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2,493 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 PM
Join us for an in-person, drop-in coloring club. Kids will use an assortment of coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils to create their own art. Supplies are provided by the library, and inspiration is provided by kids! Children 12 and under are welcome.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Once upon a wag, there was a specially trained therapy dog named Tyler. He was wishing that a child would read him a story... and his wish came true at the Kingsbridge Library! Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Tyler is waiting to listen to you read to him! Dogs can’t read but they are great listeners! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Come relax after starting off your school week by playing games! We have a variety of board and video games available. No registration required Open to school age children
Tremont LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
This program will be in person at Tompkins Square Park Library. Let’s practice our art and environmental conservation skills with artist John Platt! Presented by John Platt
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at 58th Street Library. If you have a child between walking age and 36 months then this is for you! Join the librarian on the 2nd floor for books, action songs, and dancing. Not only will you and your little ones have a great time together but you will also be building important early literacy skills. *Registration is required online.* Please note: Programs take place on the second floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is VERY limited.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
NYPL en Español
Bilingual Spanish Story Time! Tuesdays 11 am - 11:45 am. * Families have a 10-minute grace period. * Start and end times are approximate. We are looking forward to meeting you all!
Soundview Library
In-Person
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Let’s get the wiggles out! 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. No registration is required however space is limited. First come, first served. We request you attend only…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Early Literacy Open Play in our Children's Room! Meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play! A great opportunity for socialization! Best for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers.
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Morris Park Library. Play with our large selection of toddler toys and meet other families in our restored Early Literacy 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)
Tue, May 28
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at New Amsterdam 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. Limited to 15 families.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10:15 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs! For pre-walkers. Space is limited. First come first served.
96th Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville 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. Please Note: * Ticket required for entry. Limited to 25 children plus caregiver(s) * ** 10:30 Storytime - tickets available at 9:45…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 28
@ 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)
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Let’s go on a journey! Every session we will visit and explore a new story and create our own musical adventure with Latin Grammy nominee Flor Bromley. The program is limited to 15 families. For children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. Programs are first come first served. Please arrive on time. Space is limited.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of books, songs, and gentle movement 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 and who prefer a gentle, slow-paced program. Limit of 8 children and their caregivers. Storytime will take place in the Community Room on LL2
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
歡迎參加本館的中英故事時間!本館將會使用普通話和英語來講故事,唱活潑的歌曲和童謠。歡迎嬰兒到五歲的孩子以及看護者來參加。請記住,看護者與孩子在一起時,故事時間是最有效的。 無需註冊!Come join us for a Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOTE:…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Picture books stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other parents and 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. *Bring your own blanket. For Children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Harlem LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
Inspired by Teatro SEA's Kids Network's Web Series El Avion The Airplane, in this bilingual art program, children will embark on a creative journey using shapes, lines, and colors to express themselves and unleash their imaginations. Through self-portraits and mural making, young artists will captivate their artistic senses and dive into self expression! For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Space is limited. Inspirado en la serie web El Avion The Airplane de Teatro SEA Kids Network, en e…
Inwood LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us in this in-person event. Meet other parents who want to raise their children with love and education at home. For hundreds of content students who are homeschooling, we are their home away from home.
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Este programa se llevará a cabo en persona en la Biblioteca de Belmont. Cuentos y canciones en inglés y español. This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Join us for singing and dancing in English and in Spanish!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a fun-filled craft morning! All supplies will be provided. Crafts aren't just fun - they're learning experiences! Children will identify shapes and colors, practice gripping crayons or paintbrushes in preparation for writing, and learn self-expression and creativity. These crafts are best for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, and require adult supervision. *Space is limited- please register in advance.
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 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)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Explore music and language in this 8-week series with Bilingual Birdies! Each class is taught by a live musician who teaches new vocabulary through songs, movement, dance, and puppetry. Bilingual Birdies celebrates different languages and cultures in a time that is very important to embrace diversity. Families get to experience a joyful 45-minute bilingual adventure that explores themes like Outer Space, Sports, Nature, Insects, or Friends. Each class ends with a bubble dance party extravaganza…
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Esther Crow and her handmade puppets encourage babies and toddlers to move their bodies to a diverse mix of classic kids songs, original acoustic guitar songs and backing tracks of Thunder & Sunshine songs (a rock band she founded in 2017). Perfect for ages 0-5, this program also incorporates interactive rhythmic games, finger play, body movement and counting songs -some of which she sings in Spanish- and a favorite children's book. Each of Esther's puppets have big hearts and personalities…
High Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials. Extend your child's learning in a safe, warm, and joyful environment!
Tremont LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Immigrants,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

Early Childhood Educators
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Bring your little artist to the library as we explore open-ended ways to promote early learning through art and share fun ideas for creating with little ones at home. Young artists will explore colors, shapes, and more while working on motor skills, creativity, and imagination. Why play with us? Process art activities are open ended art experiences where the child is in control. Process art exposes children to different art materials, explores color and texture, and encourages children’s cr…
Eastchester LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us on Tuesday's to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler 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, and their caregivers. Registration available online, not required. All children welcome!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
Please join us for our family storytime every Tuesday and Thursday. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and move to some of our favorite tunes!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Baby Space is a weekly lapsit storytime and play time at the St. George Library. This event will take place in person at St. George Library Center Community Room. For Babies 3* to 23 months and caregivers. (*All babies and their caregivers are welcome. However, around three months, babies can sit up more comfortably for the lap-sit position with their caregivers.) Talking, singing, and playing with your babies is the foundation for reading and writing in the future. Baby Space offers twenty…
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange 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.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for a delightful blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for kids ages 2-11 years old and their parents/caregivers. Children love open-ended play because of the possibilities they afford them, encouraging imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills so play can be richer and more complex. This kind of play ensures rich learning and is fun! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by p…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Mott Haven Library. Play with our large selection of toddler toys and meet other families in our restored Early Literacy 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.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
This program takes place at the library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 28
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Picture books stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Tuesday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, May 28
@ 11:15 AM
This event will take place in person at the Roosevelt Island branch. Join us for a special time to bond with your baby and meet other caregivers. We will introduce our babies to the joys of movement, books, and song, and begin to build their early learning skills. Come prepared to sit with your baby on your lap. If your child is 18 months or older, please join us for Toddler Storytime on Wednesdays or Little Movers and Shakers on Thursdays.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 28
@ 11:30 AM
This event will take place in person at the New Dorp Library! Join libary staff and other patrons to work together and color in a giant work of art!
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)