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.

Discover our wide array of free online events.

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63 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
This event is online/over the phone only. Are you a crossword puzzle enthusiast? Join staff from the Andrew Heiskell Library for our virtual Crossword Club and help solve a puzzle as a group! *Please note that this program is hosted by the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library and is designed for patrons who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print, though all are welcome to join. You must register with your email address in order to rece…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the Voiceover screen reader for Mac, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing Voiceover, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-yrqj0tEtZlIeeuEtSRxmAl1YNzS0hZ
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 5 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing NVDA, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcuuqqz4sHN3gUt8vYNngAOIgwHUyIrJf
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 6:30 PM
World Literature Festival
Explore the transformative power of performance for movement building. Art, poetry, performance, and language comes together in this online panel featuring writer Shayda Kafai, poet Kay Ulanday Barrett, organizer Lorenzo Van Ness, and performer Maria Palacios. Delving into the role of language in creating inclusive spaces, fostering understanding, and promoting disability justice, alongside the power of arts and performance in doing the same, this panel of prolific artists and trailblazers in…
OnlineAdults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Immigrants
Sat, April 20
@ 10:30 AM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, April 20
@ 11 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Andrew Heiskell Library. Join us for Playwriting 101! Teaching artist Nefeli Soteriou will guide participants through the art of writing over 8 sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The sessions began in March, and run through May. This course is focused on learning the fundamentals of the craft of Playwriting structure, plotting, character development, plot forward…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+
Sat, April 20
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, April 23
@ 7 PM
Online
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 24
@ 10 AM
This event is online/over the phone only. Are you a crossword puzzle enthusiast? Join staff from the Andrew Heiskell Library for our virtual Crossword Club and help solve a puzzle as a group! *Please note that this program is hosted by the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library and is designed for patrons who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print, though all are welcome to join. You must register with your email address in order to rece…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Wed, April 24
@ 2 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the Voiceover screen reader for Mac, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing Voiceover, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-yrqj0tEtZlIeeuEtSRxmAl1YNzS0hZ
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 24
@ 5 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing NVDA, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcuuqqz4sHN3gUt8vYNngAOIgwHUyIrJf
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, April 27
@ 10:30 AM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, April 27
@ 11 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Andrew Heiskell Library. Join us for Playwriting 101! Teaching artist Nefeli Soteriou will guide participants through the art of writing over 8 sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The sessions began in March, and run through May. This course is focused on learning the fundamentals of the craft of Playwriting structure, plotting, character development, plot forward…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+
Sat, April 27
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, April 27
@ 2 PM
Online
Saturdays April 27, May 18, and June 29 This informal group meets monthly to tackle questions about using Voiceover for Mac. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd-qspz8qH9TPI2LGYxFM34_dknY-pxGM
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, April 30
@ 5 PM
Join resident artist Sugandha Gupta for Hand Embroidery this Spring! This workshop series aims to provide all learners with and without disabilities with a foundation of embroidery and creative ways using different stitches. We will learn 1-2 new stitches each week and create a fun, experimental swatch applying the stitch learned in class. We will also explore different surfaces or fabrics that can be experimented with to yield a different result. All supplies will be provided at the library. C…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, April 30
@ 7 PM
Online
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 1
@ 2 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the Voiceover screen reader for Mac, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing Voiceover, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-yrqj0tEtZlIeeuEtSRxmAl1YNzS0hZ
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 1
@ 5 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing NVDA, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcuuqqz4sHN3gUt8vYNngAOIgwHUyIrJf
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 2
@ 5 PM
Online
Learn to create documents that incorporate headings, links, readable fonts and colors, lists, tables, and graphics. Then, learn how to publish your document to the web so that anyone with a browser can read it. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOqhrDMqH9YaoYEO9c5nBI0ETEieTjhI
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities
Fri, May 3
@ 12 PM
Online
This event is online only Online Wellness Reading Group Looking for another reading program to join? Then, check out the Online Wellness Reading Group at Andrew Heiskell. The book for May 3, 2024 isTen Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works; a True Story by Dan Harris DB078636. This event is online and will start at 12 PM. DB036174
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, May 4
@ 10:30 AM
Banned Books
Join our brand new book club, focused on showcasing and highlighting titles that have been contested, censored, or banned in the United States and abroad. Call or email ashleydalle@nypl.org to request a cartridge with these titles. Upcoming Titles: Saturday, January 6th - Go Tell it On The Mountain by James Baldwin, DB033488 Saturday, February 3rd - Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, DB043591 Saturday, March 2nd - Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume DB037405 Saturday, April 6t…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers,

Persons with Disabilities
Sat, May 4
@ 10:30 AM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 4
@ 11 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Webster Library. Join us for Playwriting 101! Teaching artist Nefeli Soteriou will guide participants through the art of writing over 8 sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The sessions began in March, and run through May. This course is focused on learning the fundamentals of the craft of Playwriting structure, plotting, character development, plot forward movemen…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+
Sat, May 4
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 4
@ 1 PM
This event is in person Andrew Heiskell is hosting another Tactile Coloring Book Workshop on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 1 PM. This in person event is monthly, to celebrate Spring. At the end of the workshop, you will have a tangible cover and have your very own tactile coloring book. All supplies and music will be provided. Registration Required, Open to Adults 18
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, May 4
@ 1:30 PM
Want to learn how to play the ukulele? Already play and want a group to jam with? Join library staff to learn chords, songs, and techniques, or teach your peers what you already know! Ukuleles and felt picks provided, or bring your own instrument. All skill levels are welcome. No registration required.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, May 4
@ 1:30 PM
Join staff for Vinyl Record Club at Andrew Heiskell! Share your love of vinyl records with fellow collectors and enthusiasts! We will chat about our favorite albums, care and maintenance of our collections, our most treasured record stores, and the ones that got away. Bring in an album or two to spin a few tracks for the group. For our first meeting, bring an album that tells us about you as a person. No Registration Required
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, May 7
@ 5 PM
Join resident artist Sugandha Gupta for Hand Embroidery this Spring! This workshop series aims to provide all learners with and without disabilities with a foundation of embroidery and creative ways using different stitches. We will learn 1-2 new stitches each week and create a fun, experimental swatch applying the stitch learned in class. We will also explore different surfaces or fabrics that can be experimented with to yield a different result. All supplies will be provided at the library. C…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, May 7
@ 7 PM
Online
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 8
@ 2 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the Voiceover screen reader for Mac, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing Voiceover, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-yrqj0tEtZlIeeuEtSRxmAl1YNzS0hZ
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 8
@ 5 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing NVDA, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcuuqqz4sHN3gUt8vYNngAOIgwHUyIrJf
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 9
@ 7 PM
Online
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a coding language you can use to create lines, shapes, and textures using a text editor. SVG is one of the most accessible ways for blind people to create original graphics. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlc-yoqD0uH9zK_eJTn8Z1ExHbudsXdxlm
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities
Sat, May 11
@ 10:30 AM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 11
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 11
@ 2 PM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th (April and June in person, May remote) For the in person workshops, please rsvp to chanceyfleet@nypl.org For the Online workshop, click the link below. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpduyrrTstE9Syiis8tUl-V6n4kh3JoyOS
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, May 14
@ 5 PM
Join resident artist Sugandha Gupta for Hand Embroidery this Spring! This workshop series aims to provide all learners with and without disabilities with a foundation of embroidery and creative ways using different stitches. We will learn 1-2 new stitches each week and create a fun, experimental swatch applying the stitch learned in class. We will also explore different surfaces or fabrics that can be experimented with to yield a different result. All supplies will be provided at the library. C…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities
Tue, May 14
@ 7 PM
Online
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 15
@ 2 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the Voiceover screen reader for Mac, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing Voiceover, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-yrqj0tEtZlIeeuEtSRxmAl1YNzS0hZ
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 15
@ 5 PM
Online
Wednesdays April 3 through June 19 If you already know how to type but need experience with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows, this workshop is for you. We’ll go over setting up and customizing NVDA, accessing help and documentation, working with the operating system, editing text, managing files, going online and more. Please plan to attend all sessions if possible. This workshop will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcuuqqz4sHN3gUt8vYNngAOIgwHUyIrJf
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)