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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46 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, June 20
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the Grand Concourse Library staff as we discuss Part 1 of Cervante's classic novel, "Don Quixote," translated by Edith Grossman. We will read Part 1 in June, and Part 2 in July. Both sections are 500 pages, so give yourselves plenty of time. A man and his 'squire' try to prove that chivalry is not dead by aspiring to be heroes. Read a different translation online, or order the Grossman translation from your local public library. On the day of the program,…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
Summer at the Library
Join The New York Public Library and Roundabout Theatre Company's Artist-in-Residence for eleven sessions of artistic workshops! The workshops will be held in person at Grand Concourse Library. Join us for artistic workshops designed to spark the creative process. Teaching Artists, Chris Bell and Yadira De La Riva will guide participants in creating their own piece of original theatre through storytelling and performance. By exploring the world of plays, participants will dive into storytellin…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation 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. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, June 26
@ 12 PM
Pride Month
This event is online only. In honor of Pride Month, join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion on the Graphic Novel Sins of the Black Flamingo by Andrew Wheeler. OCCULT NOIR. MIAMI SLEAZE. Sebastian Harlow is the Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. When his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he was…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 1
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. This month's courses will introduce students to various aspects of intenet safety: July 1: Computer Safety & Maintenance July 8: Protecting Your Privacy & Security July 15: Parents' Internet Safety for Kids Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if no participants arrive by 1:15pm,…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, July 2
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, July 8
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. This month's courses will introduce students to various aspects of intenet safety: July 1: Computer Safety & Maintenance July 8: Protecting Your Privacy & Security July 15: Parents' Internet Safety for Kids Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if no participants arrive by 1:15pm,…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, July 8
@ 3 PM
We're going back to our childhoods with a fun Super Mario craft with perler beads. Make nostalgic Super Mario 3 images and remember the great times you had playing the game on your Nintendo console. This program will be IN-PERSON. All materials will be provided (just bring your creativity!) but supplies may be limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If no participants arrive by 4:15PM, program will be cancelled.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, July 9
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, July 9
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation 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. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, July 10
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. The '90s were a time of significant change, both within the anime genre and the world in general. As a result, many of the Japanese series released during the time period are interested in exploring topics that feel distinctly modern and pushing the conventions of animation itself. Join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion about 90s Anime. Must be 18+ to attend. See you there! The anime encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese animation since…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 11
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For July's selection, we're discussing Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. Chain-Gang All-Stars is Adjei-Brenyah's debut novel about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own. Books & Banter operates a bit differently than your average…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, July 15
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. This month's courses will introduce students to various aspects of intenet safety: July 1: Computer Safety & Maintenance July 8: Protecting Your Privacy & Security July 15: Parents' Internet Safety for Kids Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if no participants arrive by 1:15pm,…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, July 16
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, July 16
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation 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. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, July 17
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. This month we celebrate the great short story writer, Alice Munro, who passed away in May. In "Boys and Girls," Munro explores the problem of gender through the eyes of a young girl trying to find her place. Click the title above to read the story. On the day of the program, a link to join the discussion will be sent to you. Alice Ann Munro (1931 – 2024) was a Canadian short story writer. Her work is said to have revolutionized the architecture of the shor…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, July 17
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. In honor of the new Code geass series, join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion about Code Geass. Must be 18+ to attend. See you there! Code Geass. [7], Lelouch of the rebellion Mobile Suit Gundam the origin 1 : Activation 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 an…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 18
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For July's selection, we're discussing Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. Chain-Gang All-Stars is Adjei-Brenyah's debut novel about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own. Books & Banter operates a bit differently than your average…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 23
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation 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. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Thu, July 25
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For July's selection, we're discussing Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. Chain-Gang All-Stars is Adjei-Brenyah's debut novel about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own. Books & Banter operates a bit differently than your average…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, July 30
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation 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. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, July 31
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. Everyone's thought about what it would be like to have superpowers at least once in their life. 2017's Inuyashiki rekindles that childhood dream. Join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion about Inuyashiki. Must be 18+ to attend. See you there! Inuyashiki. 1 Inuyashiki. 2 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…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 1
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For August's selection, we're discussing The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Mayor of Maxwell Street is Avery Cunningham's debut novel, an "epic love story and a tale of intrigue, racial tension, and class warfare, set against the glamorous and gritty backdrop of early 20th century Chicago....When a rich Black debutante enlists…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, August 5
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. August's courses will introduce the three most popular programs of the Microsoft Office bundle: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. August 5: Microsoft Word for Beginners August 12: Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners August 19: Microsoft Excel for Beginners Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if n…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, August 6
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Wed, August 7
@ 12 PM
Online
This event is online only. With roughly 100 days to go until Election Day, join us at the Grand Concurse Library as we journey through the sands of time and discuss famous Presidential Speeches. The 1st Speech we will be discussing will be the 1st President of the United States, George Washington's Farewell Address. Click this link to access the speech. See you there! To rescue the constitution : George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment George Washington : the poli…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 8
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For August's selection, we're discussing The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Mayor of Maxwell Street is Avery Cunningham's debut novel, an "epic love story and a tale of intrigue, racial tension, and class warfare, set against the glamorous and gritty backdrop of early 20th century Chicago....When a rich Black debutante enlists…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, August 12
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. August's courses will introduce the three most popular programs of the Microsoft Office bundle: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. August 5: Microsoft Word for Beginners August 12: Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners August 19: Microsoft Excel for Beginners Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if n…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, August 12
@ 4 PM
Who doesn't love to paint? We're making life easy and painting on pre-drawn canvases--all you have to do is pick your color and fill in the blanks! Feel free to mix colors, create your perfect shades, and paint to your heart's content. This program will be IN-PERSON. All materials will be provided (just bring your creativity!) but supplies may be limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If no participants arrive by 4:15PM, program will be cancelled.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, August 13
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Wed, August 14
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. In honor of Deadpool 3 releasing on July 26, 2024. Join us at the Grand Concourse library as we have a discussion about Marvel's favorite 4th wall breaker, Deadpool. Must be 18+ to attend. See you there! Deadpool by Alyssa Wong. Volume 1 Deadpool 2 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 au…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 15
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For August's selection, we're discussing The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Mayor of Maxwell Street is Avery Cunningham's debut novel, an "epic love story and a tale of intrigue, racial tension, and class warfare, set against the glamorous and gritty backdrop of early 20th century Chicago....When a rich Black debutante enlists…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, August 19
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. August's courses will introduce the three most popular programs of the Microsoft Office bundle: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. August 5: Microsoft Word for Beginners August 12: Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners August 19: Microsoft Excel for Beginners Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if n…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, August 20
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Wed, August 21
@ 12 PM
Online
This event is online only. With roughly 100 days to go until Election Day, join us at the Grand Concurse Library as we journey through the sands of time and discuss famous Presidential Speeches. The 2nd Speech we will be discussing will be the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe's Monroe Doctorine. Click this link to access the speech. See you there! The last founding father : James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness James Monroe : a life You must register…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 22
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For August's selection, we're discussing The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Mayor of Maxwell Street is Avery Cunningham's debut novel, an "epic love story and a tale of intrigue, racial tension, and class warfare, set against the glamorous and gritty backdrop of early 20th century Chicago....When a rich Black debutante enlists…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, August 28
@ 12 PM
This event is online only. Monsters, horrors, and aberrations of the most unnatural order prowl among the darkened places of the Marvel universe that most fear to tread. Chief among these nocturnal beasts are vampires, the bloodsucking monsters of antiquity. Only a select few heroes on Earth are privy to their existence, and fewer still are adequately equipped to combat them. The most powerful of these champions of light is Blade, Marvel’s chief vampire hunter. Join us at the Grand Concourse l…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, September 3
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Thu, September 5
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For September's selection, we're discussing The Grace Year by Kim Ligett. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between Books & Banter operates a bit differently than your average book club: we read a few chapters…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, September 9
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON TechConnect classes, computer classes designed to offer valuable computer skills. This month's courses will introduce students to various aspects of MyChart: September 9: Take Charge with MyChart--Virtual Visits September 16: Take Charge with MyChart--Test Results September 23: Take Charge with MyChart--Medications Registration is NOT required and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes begin at 1pm--if no participants…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults