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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5,573 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Join staff from the West New Brighton Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to The Statue of Liberty! Do you know why the Statue of Liberty is green? In this experiment, children will observe what an oxidation bath does to rusted copper. Summer at the Library 2024 Join us on a journey of discovery all summer long at The New York Public Library! Discover free programs for kids and teens, events and activities for adults, reading recommendations, exhibitions, and much more. Plus,…
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Join staff from the Columbus Library for an exciting, hands-on program where we learn how to harness wind power by making our own ferry! Summer at the Library 2024 Join us on a journey of discovery all summer long at The New York Public Library! Discover free programs for kids and teens, events and activities for adults, reading recommendations, exhibitions, and much more. Plus, use your library card to book free passes at 90+ museums, gardens, and more across NYC. Learn more. Thank You!…
Columbus Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your horizons and explore the power of sound. Mark your calendars and join us at Tremont Sound Lab for an unforgettable day of music, innovation, and inspiration. We can't wait to see you there
Tremont LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Embark on a journey without leaving the library! Newcomers and experienced players alike are welcome to join in on the campaign. Sessions will be held in the community room.
Tompkins Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Join us on a journey of discovery all summer long at The New York Public Library! We will be offering exciting, hands-on programs dedicated to STEAM based activities for children in grades K-2 or ages 5-8.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 3 PM
Are you a teen who wants to learn how to play the ukulele? Do you already play and want a group to jam with? Join library staff to learn chords, songs, and techniques, or teach others what you already know! Ukuleles and felt picks provided, or bring your own instrument. For ages 13 to 19. All skill levels are welcome. No registration required.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Canceled
Get Your Game On! Need a break from the heat? Join us in the children's room on Wednesday afternoons all month long and check out our collection of board games and card games for kids of all ages! For kids of all ages and their caregivers. Pre-registration is not required. This program will take place in our 2nd floor children's room.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
Join staff from the Van Cortlandt library for an exciting, hands-on program where we will create and compare the different layers of the sun with model magic clay!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Join us for an in-person program and learn the Japanese paper art of Origami. We will be making a few animals and flowers. All supplies will be provided. Registration not required. First come, first served.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
This event will take place in person at Stapleton Library. Join staff from the Stapleton Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to exploring the journey to New York City's monuments!
Stapleton LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Come to the Mosholu Branch Library and test your brain.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 3 PM
Canceled
This event will take place in person. Join the YA staff at High Bridge every Wesdnesday this summer for art projects. Over the summer we will be providing a variety of art projects for teens to express themselves. Join us for one off projects or come back week after week to work on a larger piece. All materials will be provided.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Do you have technology questions? Drop by the computer lab between 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 4 pm. 30-Minute Interval Slots: 10am-10:30am 10:30am-11:00am 11:00am-11:30am 11:30am-12pm 12pm-12:30pm 12:30pm-1pm 3pm-3:30pm 3:30pm-4pm No appointment is needed -- Same Day Sign up sheet will be on first floor circulation desk. ****First come, First served - 30-minute sessions per slot**** ****If you arrive between th…
Morningside Heights Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Summer at the Library
Looking for a fun activity while on summer vacation? Join us for Summer Crafternoons, where we will create fun crafts to beat the summer heat and blues. Supplies and snacks will be provided. For ages 13 & up.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
Civics, Communities & Voting
This program is made possible by NYPL’s Innovation Lab, which pilots new staff ideas for reaching and engaging our communities. We welcome Shirley SanAndres-Alonzo from Bronx Community Board 9! Shirley is the Deputy District Manager. We look forward to welcoming her and learning more about the role community boards play in local politics and the way they inspire community members to engage in local activism.
Soundview LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 4th Floor, Room 403. Work with a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library staff member to complete a personal project on the computer. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive personal attention and instruction. Assistance can include: Internet browsing Email Typing software eBooks and Audiobooks Library Catal…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
4th Floor, Room 403
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join Miss Steffey for explorations of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics! Genius Hour includes a LEGO™ warm up, read aloud, and experiment/craft. This program is geared toward school-aged children, ages 6 to 12.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library. Join us for a discussion of our favorite books! All titles, genres and recommendations welcome. We will be sharing our favorite books, tropes and characters. Let's talk about it while doing a quick craft activity during our book discussion and... free pizza!! Food, books, and crafting? It's going to be a blast!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place at the Tompkins Square Library. Stop by the Tompkins Square Library and pick-up a Scratch Art Kit. Each kit will have everything you will need to create a one-of-a-kind scratch art. The kit will include scratch art, a scratching tool and a satin cord. The kits will be available while supplies last.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Teens
This event will take place in person at Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library. Learn how to 3D print your own designs, express your creativity through drawing and painting, make jewelry, and more at our weekly STEAM Crafts and Chat workshop.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Had a long day? Spend some time with us for some Adult Canvas Painting or Leaf Art Painting. This creative activity might help you to relax your mind, as well as provide you with a keepsake for the spring. All materials will be provided. Just bring your creative painting ideas if you can! This program is first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is required! Adult, 18+ ***Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services avai…
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Join us at Chatham Square Library for an exciting, hands-on program this summer! Each week is different activity! Ideal for older kids and young kids with caregivers. All materials and supplies will be provided. No registration is required!
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in-person at Morningside Heights Library. Make and take bags, keychains, bookmarks, bracelets and more.
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This is an in-person event at the Morrisnia Library Come Join the teen staff at the Morrisania Library, let’s have fun and express yourself through crafts and coloring of your favorite anime characters. All supplies will be provided by the library. Audience: Teens age 13-18
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Library. Join us for some painting fun! All paint supplies will be provided. For ages 4 & up.
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join Morrisania Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to Journey Through the Universe: Solar System Hat. We will explore the various elements of the solar system, including the different planets and an orbit. With this knowledge, we will build a solar system hat to organize the names and order of the planets from the sun!
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Mulberry Street Branch. Drop in from 3:30 - 5 PM to make a fun craft in the Community Room on LL2; all supplies will be provided. For ages 4+. No registration is required.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Are you a Lego Master? Join us to flex your Lego skills with our weekly theme and use your creativity and see what amazing masterpiece you can make! For ages 5-11 Space is limited, first come, first served Please stop by or call (929)284-3660 with any questions. We are located in the Bricktown Commons at 225 Bricktown Way.
Charleston LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event takes place IN PERSON at Mott Haven Library. Come to the Library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! Practice your English conversation skills by watching "We Speak NYC" videos with us and discussing them with other adults from around the world! NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! New students are welcome anytime. "We Speak NYC" is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations,…
Mott Haven Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at St. Agnes library. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a drop-in hour of games, crafts, and just chilling out in the AC. We’ve got chessboards, art materials, STEM toys and plenty more! Best for children ages 4-12. No registration required.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6. July 3 Fireworks Salt Painting July 17 Camp Ottendorfer July 24 Jungle Walk August 7 Treasure Chests
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
If you’re looking for something fun to do after school, join us for simple but fun papercrafts that you can take home with you! These simple yet entertaining crafts are great for school-age children, or for younger children with the assistance of an adult. All supplies will be provided! This program is best for children 4 and up, and their caregiver(s) and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will be in-person at Inwood Library. Stop the Children's room for a relaxing afternoon of arts and crafts. Activities will range from coloring to painting, button making to bookmark making, and even street photography. Get to know your Inwood Library staff AND your neighbors while you relax and create in our informal workshops. All ages, 3-12, are welcome.
Inwood LibraryFamilies
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM
Join us for an exciting, hands-on STEAM craft program. Limited to 12 children. For ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Calling all teens! Get inspired by local author Rebecca Keith at our special creative writing workshop series for teens at Grand Concourse Library. Learn about her creative journey and get started on a creative writing piece that you could submit to our Teen Voices Magazine Contest for a chance to be published and win $100! Dates: Wednesday, July 24, 4–5:15 PM Saturday, July 27, 4–5:15 PM Saturday, August 3, 4–5:15 PM Register for one or all of the workshops here! You can attend any of…
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
This event will take place in person. Join staff from the Inwood Library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to Life of a Ladybug. What’s that? A ladybug! Learn about ladybugs and make your own. What Will You Learn? ● What the life cycle and body of a ladybug looks like ● How to cut out different shapes Limited to 12 kids.
Inwood Library, Children's Program RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Interested in approaching different genres of creative writing as well as workshopping your creative work? This is the program for you! Join us this year at the Soundview Library virtually or in-person as we learn and craft our own pieces of writing within various creative genres. We’ll gather together every two weeks to learn the building blocks and workshop our writing. This month's focus is on Screenwriting. We are excited to meet our fellow scribes!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Do you have technology questions? Drop by the computer lab between 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 4 pm. 30-Minute Interval Slots: 10am-10:30am 10:30am-11:00am 11:00am-11:30am 11:30am-12pm 12pm-12:30pm 12:30pm-1pm 3pm-3:30pm 3:30pm-4pm No appointment is needed -- Same Day Sign up sheet will be on first floor circulation desk. ****First come, First served - 30-minute sessions per slot**** ****If you arrive between th…
Morningside Heights Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Today
@ 3:45 PM
This event will take place in-person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 4th Floor, Room 403. Work with a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library staff member to complete a personal project on the computer. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive personal attention and instruction. Assistance can include: Internet browsing Email Typing software eBooks and Audiobooks Library Catal…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
4th Floor, Room 403
Adults
Today
@ 4 PM
Come and participate in a relaxing session of painting! You can be creative with what you are painting or have a specific Spring theme as a reference. No registration required! Snacks will be provided! For teens ages 13 to 18
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)