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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27 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, May 30
@ 10 AM
Poetry Programming
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! Here are the poems we’ll discuss at our May meeting: ‘Song’ by Brigit Pegeen Kelly ‘The Oldest Living Thing in L.A.’ by Larry Levis ‘A Blessing’ by James Wright Poems are available online via the Poetry Foundation and Academic of American Poets websites. Registration is required to receive the Google…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Fri, May 31
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, May 31
@ 6 PM
Poetry Programming
Parte Uno: Revelando la Autenticidad En la primera parte de nuestro taller, nos embarcamos en una exploración conmovedora del autenticismo, adentrándonos en la esencia de nuestro verdadero ser. A través de una serie de discusiones grupales introspectivas y ejercicios de escritura, despojaremos las capas de pretensión y expectativas sociales para revelar la voz cruda y sin filtros que reside en nuestro interior. Objetivo de Clase para la Parte Uno: Cultivar una comprensión más profu…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tue, June 4
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 4
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. Join us during Pride Month to read poems reflecting a joyful variety of LGBTQ+ experiences and stories. This week's readings are: If a Girl Screams i…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, June 4
@ 4 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is in-person. Come write with us! Want to start writing poetry but don't know how? Want to share your work in a stress-free environment? Love writing but haven't in years? Drop in as often as you'd like for our twice-monthly, beginner-friendly workshop at the Hudson Park Library. Class will be guided by poet Mya Matteo Alexice, recipient of writing degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers University-Newark and author of A Shape We've Yet to Name (Game Over Books). Gu…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 6
@ 6 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is in-person. Come join us for a lovely night of poetry! Witness contemporary, groundbreaking work by featured poets Stephanie Choi, Jason B. Crawford, and Saba Keramati, and stay for an open mic afterwards to share your own work or hear from others. Signups for the open mic are first come, first served, and doors will open at 5:45. More about our featured guests: Stephanie Choi’s poems appear in Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Electric Literature, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She is…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students
Fri, June 7
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, June 7
@ 6 PM
Poetry Programming
Parte Dos: Tapiz Cultural En la segunda parte de nuestro viaje, celebramos el caleidoscopio de influencias culturales que moldean nuestras identidades como poetas e individuos. Inspirándonos en nuestras diversas raíces y herencias, entretejemos hilos de tradición, lenguaje y experiencia para crear poesía que honre la riqueza de nuestro tapiz cultural. Objetivo de Clase para la Parte Dos: Explorar las formas en que la herencia cultural impacta nuestras voces y perspectivas. Obtener un…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tue, June 11
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 11
@ 4 PM
Poetry Programming
If you're looking for a place to bounce off ideas and share what you like to write or what don't, then this is the public funshop group for you. All writers of all styles are welcome to join. For Ages 13-18 only.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, June 12
@ 5:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Are you brand new to poetry and looking to hone your craft? Or are you a seasoned writer looking for a space to share and discuss your work? Join Mulberry Street Library staff for a new, in-person poetry writing workshop and craft talk! You will have the opportunity to share your own poetry to discuss and receive feedback. This workshop will help writers of all skill levels grow as poets in a collaborative and supportive environment. Before the workshop, please email a copy of the poem you'd l…
Mulberry Street Library
Community Room
Adults
Thu, June 13
@ 5:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This program will be presented in-person at the Tompkins Square Library. Help celebrate the publication of Nada Gordon's latest books of poetry, The Sound Princess: Selected Poems, 1985-2015 and Emotional Support Peacock. Nada Gordon is a poet and multimodal artist who was born in Oakland, CA and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of nine books of poetry and has had her work translated into multiple languages. Kimberly Lyons is a New York City-based poet. She has published numerou…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, June 14
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, June 14
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is online only. Do you love beautiful words? Do you enjoy writing poetry? Have you always wanted to try writing, but never put aside the time for it? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then grab your favorite cup of tea and join us virtually for a casual hour of discussing our favorite poems, sharing some poetry that you have written yourself, and participating in some poetry writing exercises together! *This is an event for adults, ages 18+ * You must register wit…
Richmondtown Library
Online Only
Adults
Tue, June 18
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 18
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. Join us during Pride Month to read poems reflecting a joyful variety of LGBTQ+ experiences and stories. Readings are selected from Poetry Magazine, P…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, June 18
@ 4 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is in-person. Come write with us! Want to start writing poetry but don't know how? Want to share your work in a stress-free environment? Love writing but haven't in years? Drop in as often as you'd like for our twice-monthly, beginner-friendly workshop at the Hudson Park Library. Class will be guided by poet and Cave Canem fellow Mya Matteo Alexice, recipient of writing degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers University-Newark and author of A Shape We've Yet to Name…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 18
@ 4 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is in-person. Come write with us! Want to start writing poetry but don't know how? Want to share your work in a stress-free environment? Love writing but haven't in years? Drop in as often as you'd like for our twice-monthly, beginner-friendly workshop at the Hudson Park Library. Class will be guided by poet and Cave Canem fellow Mya Matteo Alexice, recipient of writing degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers University-Newark and author of A Shape We've Yet to Name…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students
Fri, June 21
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, June 27
@ 10 AM
Poetry Programming
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! This month we’ll explore poetry by LGBT+ authors for Pride month. Here are the poems we’ll discuss at our May meeting: ‘The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar’ by Danez Smith ‘Trans Study: Untitled 4 (Facial Expression)’ by Cameron Awkward-Rich ‘Yr Not Exotic, but Once Ya Wanted to Be’ by Tarfia Faizullah…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Fri, June 28
@ 11 AM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, July 9
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. For Disability Pride Month we will explore poetry that celebrates the cultures, communities and unique experiences of people with disabilities living at…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, July 23
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. For Disability Pride Month we will explore poetry that celebrates the cultures, communities and unique experiences of people with disabilities living at…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, August 6
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors an…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, August 20
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors and discuss rece…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults