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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15 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 PM
Research 101
This event is online only. Registration is required. Please click HERE to register. Whether you're new to the Library or need a refresher, this virtual class will cover the basics of using all the resources that our flagship library at 42nd Street has to offer. No matter your level of expertise, it serves as a baseline introduction for all researchers and will equip you with the knowledge you need to make visits to the Library productive and fulfilling. What you will learn: How to find a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research Division
Online only
Adults
Fri, June 21
@ 2 PM
Pride Month
Trace the remarkable histories of transgender and gender nonconforming athletes in organized sports. In his new book, The Other Olympians, journalist Michael Waters uncovers the gripping true stories of trans and intersex athletes at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. His research included work at the Library as the 2021–2022 Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar, a fellowship which promotes excellence in LGBTQ studies. The Other Olympians reveals the long history of gender diversity in orga…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Fri, June 21
@ 6:30 PM
Fri, June 21 | 6:30–9 PM | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor Hall Calling all teens! Come hang out and dance the night away at Manhattan Anti-Prom, the Library's annual celebration for teens, featuring music, art activities, snacks, and more. Special outfits are optional… but always encouraged! Anti-Prom welcomes and celebrates young people of all sexualities and gender identities and expressions. Featuring a special fashion show by student designers from the High School of Fashion Indust…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 7 PM
LIVE from NYPL
The artist and former R.E.M. frontman discusses his new book of photography, an exploration of contemporary portraiture. Michael Stipe recently published his fourth book of photography, Even the birds gave pause, which, he says, sets out “to explore what the portrait means in this century.” It features a series of works-in-progress in plaster, concrete, rotocast plastics, ceramics, bookmaking, and darkroom photographic printing. “We are constantly bombarded with documentation and imagery thro…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Edna Barnes Salomon RoomAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 7 PM
LIVE from NYPL
A panel of experts fighting for reproductive justice and access discusses today’s most pressing issues and roadblocks. Featuring: Lourdes Rivera, President of Pregnancy Justice Dr. Meera Shah, Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School Jessica Bruder, Journalist and Author Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Deerhead Diner, Jackson Heights. Bill Barvin Location Photograph Archive. IMAGE ID: 5210090. This event is online only. “Local history” research pursues the textures, details, and character that flesh out a specific time and place in history. Writers, biographers, historians, filmmakers, genealogists, academics, podcasters, armchair enthusiasts – really anyone looking to probe the mysterium of the heretofore – regularly come to the Milstein Division at NYPL to research local history. Resea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Tue, July 9
@ 7 PM
LIVE from NYPL
The author and creator of Fleishman Is in Trouble returns with a novel about an American family and the dark moment that shatters their suburban paradise. Pre-order your copy of Long Island Compromise and get your free ticket now! In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse, and the family moves on with their lives. Forty years later, no o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Mon, July 15
@ 9 AM
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Julia Foulkes, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 15th to July 19th. In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote about the “sidewalk ballet” on her street in the West Village while, uptown, the largest performing arts complex in the world arose amidst the rubble of a demolished neighborhood. Lincoln Center embalmed in marble this new attention to the arts—their prestige and inherited privilege. Backlash to the complex’s grandeur and cost prompted the mayor to create a municipal offic…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Wed, July 17
@ 10 AM
Disability Pride Month
Explore the Library’s collections in a sensory-friendly environment with a special visit to our major exhibition, the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. This time is specially set aside for families to enjoy the exhibit, which will not be open to the general public during these hours. We welcome children to take part in a range of specially designed accessible, engaging, and interactive activities! To reserve a spot at your preferred time or request an accommodation…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities
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
Thu, July 25
@ 3 PM
Author Talks
REGISTER FOR REMINDERS NOW! View the livestream on NYPL's Teen Banned Book Club page on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 3 PM ET. Join bestselling author Kalynn Bayron, The New York Public Library, and teens across the country for a special virtual discussion of Cinderella Is Dead, the latest title in our national Teen Banned Book Club. Do You Have Questions for the Author? Email us: booksforall@nypl.org Get the Book Today—Free! Readers anywhere in the U.S. can borrow Cinderella Is Dead for fr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, July 26
@ 11 AM
Research 101
Whether you're new to the Library or just need a refresher, this in-person class will cover the basics of using all the resources that our flagship library at 42nd Street has to offer. This session serves as a baseline introduction for researchers of all levels, and a tour of the Rose Main Reading Room will follow. What you will learn: How to find and request materials. How to search our catalog and databases How to connect with Library staff for assistance How to feel confident conductin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Wed, July 31
@ 10 AM
Disability Pride Month
Explore the Library’s collections in a sensory-friendly environment with a special visit to our major exhibition, the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. This time is specially set aside for families to enjoy the exhibit, which will not be open to the general public during these hours. We welcome children to take part in a range of specially designed accessible, engaging, and interactive activities! To reserve a spot at your preferred time or request an accommodation…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities
Wed, August 7
@ 12 PM
Summer at the Library
Calling all teens! Join us at the Library's flagship location on Wednesday, August 7, for workshops, art exhibits, giveaways, and an afternoon of teen creativity—all free! Hear from winners of NYPL's Freedom to Read writing contest Take free storytelling and art workshops Connect with organizations that publish teens Check out artwork by NYC teens Plus: Free giveaways including books, tote bags, and snacks Event Schedule: coming soon! Reserve your spot here! Summer at the Library…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 21
@ 6 PM
Research 101
This event is online only. Registration is required. Please click HERE to register. Whether you're new to the Library or need a refresher, this virtual class will cover the basics of using all the resources that our flagship library at 42nd Street has to offer. No matter your level of expertise, it serves as a baseline introduction for all researchers and will equip you with the knowledge you need to make visits to the Library productive and fulfilling. What you will learn: How to find a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research Division
Online only
Adults