Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

Events

Share

The New York Public Library offers more than 93,000 programs annually, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Use any or all of the filters below to find an event that interests you. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Adults Teens/Young Adults Children
Bronx Manhattan Staten Island
(mm/dd/yyyy)

96 events found.

Previous Page 2 of 3 Next
Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, May 13
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, May 14
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, May 15
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, May 15
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, May 15
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Colm Tóibín with Louise Glück: Clytemnestra Revisited
Watch the livestream here In his forthcoming book House of Names, award-winning author Colm Tóibín inhabits the mind of one of Greek mythology’s most divisive characters, Clytemnestra, retelling her tragic story of power, deception, and murder. Tóibín’s humanizing portrait of Agamemnon’s wife and killer imagines the love, lust, and pain that must have driven her. Joining Tóibín for an exploration of the character's enduring intrigue and relevance is the beloved award-winning poet Louise Glück.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 16
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Journalism in the Age of Trump, Part 2
Watch the livestream here A second conversation on the shifting responsibilities, purposes, and even definitions of American journalism—part of a series of programs and podcasts celebrating the 30th anniversary of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. FEATURING PREVIOUS BERNSTEIN AWARD WINNERS Philip Gourevitch, staff writer at The New Yorker Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker Anand Giridharadas, writer and former New York Times co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 17
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, May 18
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 18
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 18
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton Location: Room 216 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, May 20
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, May 20
@ 3 p.m.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Make a simple tabletop greenhouse. Grow plants from seeds in the structure you created. Best for ages 6 and older. Presented by ArchForKids. Space is limited. Registration will begin Tuesday, May 16.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, May 21
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, May 22
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, May 22
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Invitation from the Apollo Circle: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
Young Lions are invited to a private curatorial presentation and viewing of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between with Amanda Garfinkel, Senior Research Associate at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Due to limited availability, this program is open to Young Lions members only. Monday, May 22 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Get on the Wait List **Please note, this event is now at capacity. Active Young Lions may use the link above to register for the Wait Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tue, May 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
Spring 2017 Friends Lecture Luncheon - An Afternoon with Alan Freedman
For members at the Supporting Friend level ($100 )or higher From Delmonico’s to Chez Panisse, from haute cuisine to fast food, America’s most influential restaurants reflect not only our changing tastes, but the contradictions and contrasts inherent in our country. Join historian Paul Freedman for the Spring 2017 Lecture-Luncheon as he discusses his latest book, Ten Restaurants that Changed America, which uses our eating habits to examine class, immigration, the civil rights movement, and cultu…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
NYPL Supporters
Tue, May 23
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Ship Passenger Lists and Maritime Research
Learn how to get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to some of the introductory resources for historical U.S. maritime research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Metamorphosis | James Welling, Quentin Bajac, Robert Slifkin | An Art Book Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Watch the livestream here To celebrate the release of his new monograph, Metamorphosis, photographer James Welling is joined by Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, and Robert Slifkin, Professor of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 24
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Learn about NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and find out how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, May 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Rethinking Othello with Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier, the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, discusses her latest novel, New Boy, and the work of translating the 16th-century Venice of Othello to 1970s suburban Washington, DC. The book is Chevalier’s contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare project, which solicits retellings of Shakespeare’s best works from acclaimed and bestselling novelists. New Boy follows a diplomat’s son, eleven-year-old Osei Kokote, arriving at his fifth school in five years and quickly developing a r…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, May 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
Toddler Crafternoon
Join us for stories and make an easy art project. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Pre-registration starts Friday, May 26.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Off the Wall: Latin America in Photographs
Meet three artists featured in the Library's latest exhibition, Viewpoints:Latin America in Photographs: Edward Grazda Ann Parker John Cohen In conversation with Viewpoints curator Elizabeth Cronin. The geography, people, and rich culture of Latin America have long inspired photographers to capture visually their experiences and impressions. Their photographs, in turn, entice viewers to marvel at that which is foreign or to reminisce about the familiar. Viewpoints exhibits over 100 image…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, June 1
@ 7 p.m.
The Seventeenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award
Honoring the best of today's young writers. Join us for cocktails, music, and mingling as we toast our five finalists and announce this year's winner. 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists: Clare Beams, We Show What We Have Learned Brit Bennett, The Mothers Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You Charlie Freeman Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs Judges: Amelia Gray, Susan Minot, Salvatore Scibona Thursday, June 1, 2017 7 p.m. Cockt…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Wed, June 7
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, June 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Architecture and the Art Museum | Anthony Alofsin, Francesco Dal Co, Arezoo Moseni, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien, Tod Williams | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Watch the livestream here What is the place of the museum in the modern city? What role does architecture play? How can these buildings be effectively interpreted? Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan broke with all existing convent…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 8
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sun, June 11
@ 1:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Japanese Storytime for Little Ones
Come in and join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Presented by Nobuko Wilson.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, June 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program! An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock-n-Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration will begin on Saturday, June 10.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 14
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, June 15
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Location: Room 216 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, June 15
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Philip Glass with Paul Holdengräber: A Mind of Music
Watch the livestream here LIVE hosts one of the most important musical and creative minds of the 20th and 21st centuries: Philip Glass. The composer, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, will be joined by Paul Holdengräber, to reflect on a lifetime of creation and composition. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7PM. We re…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, June 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Anti-Prom 2017
ANTI-PROM 2017: GODS & GODDESSES Friday, June 16th, 6:30–9:30PM CALLING ALL TEENS! Come dance the night away at the Library, and enjoy checking out the Gods & Goddesses-inspired fashions created by NYPL’s teen designers. Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for teens regardless of your sexuality, gender identity, the way you dress, or any other reason. This event will be videotaped and photos will be taken. By attending this event you agree any videos/photographs in which…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Lee Friedlander with Giancarlo T. Roma: Passion Projects
Watcc the livestresm here Speaking in public for the first time in over three decades, the pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander will take to the LIVE stage in conversation with his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma. Friedlander is perhaps best known for his portraits of the social landscape, which have penetrated to the heart of American life for half a century. But his photographic contributions are rivaled only by his prolific bookmaking. In the 1970s, he established a self-publishing company cal…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Previous Page 2 of 3 Next

Chat with a librarian now