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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47 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 29
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Dive into the lively world of Anime with Crunchyroll! (No ads!) Join us a few times a month to relax, enjoy snax, and get cozy in the Community Room while we discuss our favorite characters from the manga, the anime series, and all the fun storylines! Meet your peers, make some new friends, and support your local library.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 1
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. The Joy Luck Club (1993) The life histories of four East Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Directed by Wayne Wang. 1993 | R | 139 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, inclu…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 2
@ 1 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This program is in person. We will be showing the movie "Boogie" Alfred “Boogie” Chin is a talented high school basketball player from Queens, New York, who dreams of playing in the NBA. His parents, however, have a different plan for him: they want him to focus on getting a scholarship to an elite college instead. While already burdened with high expectations, he finds himself struggling more as he tries to navigate high school, a new girlfriend, and fierce on-court rivals. Directors Eddie…
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, May 2
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us this May for our FIlm Series for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest fam…
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 2
@ 3 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join staff from the Pelham Bay Library for an exciting, hands-on STEAM program! All Materials will be provided. Activities this month will feature an Asian American or Pacfic Islander innovator!
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 2
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas! 5/2 Ceramic Tea Cup Painting for Mother's Day 5/9 Sneakerhead: 3D Printed Sneaker Keychains 5/16 Bronx Week Bookmarks 5/23 Meditative Pastels 5/30 DI…
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, May 3
@ 12 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Welcome everyone to our in-person painting program here at Eastchester Library! This is another installment of our series, "Stroke of Genius", where we can all paint and learn new techniques! Each month we will focus on a new topic or subject for our paint projects, so you may all leave with a unique and original painting; no experience is needed to join! All materials will be provided.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Fri, May 3
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us at Woodstock for a read-through of Ching Chong Chinaman based on the novel written by Lauren Yee (all necessary materials provided by staff).
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 4
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. The Joy Luck Club (1993) The life histories of four East Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Directed by Wayne Wang. 1993 | R | 139 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, inclu…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Mon, May 6
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join author Priya Krishna, author of Indian-Ish, for a reading from her new book Priya's Kitchen Adventures, an illustrated cookbook for kids and their parents that draws on Priya’s childhood experiences traveling the globe with her family. Anu Seghal of The Culture Tree and Priya will talk about Priya's book, answer questions, and help kids write a recipe and color a culinary map! Ages 5-12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 7
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This event will take place in person at the Bronx Library Center / Este evento se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca Central del Bronx Explore shape, color and texture with a variety of materials and techniques! Celebrate Japan's Children's Day during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. ¡Explore la forma, el color y la textura, con una variedad de materiales y técnicas! Disfrute el Día de los Niños del Japón durante el Mes de la Herencia Asiático, Nativa Hawaiana…
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Immigrants
Tue, May 7
@ 5:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This program will be presented in-person at the Tompkins Square Library. We are excited to welcome author Ed Lin to this eighth meeting of our monthly Adult Book Group. We will be discussing two of Ed's books, Death Doesn't Forget & David Tung Can't Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets into an Ivy League College and Ed will be joining us to provide insight into the books and to answer questions from attendees. Copies of the books are available at and through the New York Public Library in p…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 8
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. Life of Pi (2012) A Zookeeper's son is stranded at sea aboard a life boat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Directed by Ang Lee. 2012 | PG | 125 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local a…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 9
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us for Teen Movie Night. Snacks served upon availabilty. Movies titles subject to change day of event. May 9: Freaky friday (2003) PG & Mother's Day Craft - A stressed-out mother and her sullen daughter magically swap bodies in this charming remake of the 1977 comedy. Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers. Runtime: 97 minutes May 23 Turning Red (2023) PG: Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughte…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 9
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas! 5/2 Ceramic Tea Cup Painting for Mother's Day 5/9 Sneakerhead: 3D Printed Sneaker Keychains 5/16 Bronx Week Bookmarks 5/23 Meditative Pastels 5/30 DI…
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 11
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. Life of Pi (2012) A Zookeeper's son is stranded at sea aboard a life boat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Directed by Ang Lee. 2012 | PG | 125 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local a…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Sat, May 11
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us at the Bronx Library Center's Teen Zone for our Saturday Matinee series! On this ocassion, we will be celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage month by screening Yellow Rose (2019). Synopsis: In rural Texas, a Filipino teen longs to make her mark on the world of country music. When an unexpected opportunity comes her way, she must make a choice between upholding her family's traditions or leaving them all behind to pursue her lifelong aspiration.
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, May 13
@ 3 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This event is online and in-person. Join us every Monday for intriguing and compelling real life stories! Join the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library for a free screening of "Manzanar, Diverted". Program Description At the foot of the majestic snow-capped Sierras, Manzanar, the WWII concentration camp, becomes the confluence for memories of Payahuunadü, the now-parched “land of flowing water.” Intergenerational women from Native American, Japanese American and rancher communities form an unexp…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
Online and Livestream
Adults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, May 13
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Dive into the lively world of Anime with Crunchyroll! (No ads!) Join us a few times a month to relax, enjoy Snax, and get cozy in the Community Room while we discuss our favorite characters from the manga, chat about the similarities + differences from the anime series, and analyze all the fun storylines! Meet your peers, make new friends, and support your local library! May we celebrate our elders in anime. Suggestions for titles are always welcome for future programs!
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, May 13
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks the month we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in America. Join us at the Soundview Library as we complete a creative craft celebrating this month!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 14
@ 3 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Explore the basic Japanese characters (hiragana) during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 14
@ 6 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us for a monthly book discussion hosted at the Woodlawn Heights Library! Once a month, library patrons will meet for a fun and casual book discussion. Woodlawn Heights Library will be reading Pachinko by Asian American author Min Jin Lee for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnan…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Wed, May 15
@ 11:30 AM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This Program will take place, in person, at Pelham Bay Library. Come join us for a hands-on project designed for ages 2-5. All materials will be provided. Our Craft will be in honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, May 15
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. Lion (2016) A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Directed by Garth Davis. 2016 | PG-13 | 118 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings,…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, May 15
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The event will take place in person at Todt Hill-Westerleigh Branch. Come Celebrate AAHNPI Month with us!! All participants will create their own Candy Sushi and Chinese Lanterns FOR TEENS AND TWEENS AGES 10-17 No Registration Required - First Come - First Served
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 16
@ 10:30 AM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This program is online and in person. In recognition of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will read Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng. Bird is 12, home is a 10th-floor dorm apartment without a working elevator. His Harvard professor father has been demoted to clerical duties at the library. Since his mother, Margaret, left three years ago, Bird is called Noah; anything to disassociate from her since she’s a PAO (person of Asian origin) who’s being hunted for thr…
Westchester Square Library
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 16
@ 1 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This program is in person. We will be showing the movie "Boogie" Alfred “Boogie” Chin is a talented high school basketball player from Queens, New York, who dreams of playing in the NBA. His parents, however, have a different plan for him: they want him to focus on getting a scholarship to an elite college instead. While already burdened with high expectations, he finds himself struggling more as he tries to navigate high school, a new girlfriend, and fierce on-court rivals. Directors Eddie…
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, May 16
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us this May for our FIlm Series for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Kim Ki-taek's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Parks' home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Thu, May 16
@ 3 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join staff from the Pelham Bay Library for an exciting, hands-on STEAM program! All Materials will be provided. Activities this month will feature an Asian American or Pacfic Islander innovator!
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 16
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Korean and Chinese Comics ( Manhwa 만화 / Manhua 漫畫). Teens who attend and visit any of the three libraries afterwards can get a free comic book to keep. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and aud…
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 16
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas! 5/2 Ceramic Tea Cup Painting for Mother's Day 5/9 Sneakerhead: 3D Printed Sneaker Keychains 5/16 Bronx Week Bookmarks 5/23 Meditative Pastels 5/30 DI…
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, May 18
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. Lion (2016) A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Directed by Garth Davis. 2016 | PG-13 | 118 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings,…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Mon, May 20
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us every month for a vibrant and engaging exploration of different genres in our Monthly Music Group: A Genre Showcase. This month we will be covering K-Pop. The Monthly Music Group: A Genre Showcase is an engaging and informative program that explores diverse music genres, delving into their trends and cultural impact. Each month, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique characteristics and evolving trends of a specific music genre. The group meets on t…
St. George Library CenterAdults,

50+,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 21
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This event will take place in person at the Morrisania Library. Morrisania's Children Librarians will share their favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. Storytime is an essential educational tool to engage children of any age; story time encourages skills like language and literacy, plus cognitive development and social-emotional growth. ***This program is open to children of all ages and their parents/caregivers*** Sign up for the NYPL…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, May 22
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
​This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303. Registration is required. Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Directed by Jon M. Chu. 2018 | PG-13 | 120 minutes About Reel to Read The page meets the screen at Reel to Read, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-pic…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, May 22
@ 6 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This book talk will take place in person at Chatham Square Library AND online. Come celebrate the launch of Jeffrey Yip and Wing Hong Yip’s book, Dragon of Concrete Jungles (美港潛龍). For in-person attendance, register with this link. Registration with an email address is required. Each person attending must register individually. There is no ticketing, but a registrants list will be kept at the door. Seating is limited to 60 people. OR To attend virtually, simply click on “Register Now”…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Thu, May 23
@ 12:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
(This event is online only.) Do you love to read? Interested in reading and discussing popular and interesting books? Then this is the place for you! Join us as we discuss this month’s book: Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu Please note: This is a virtual program. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link/call in number to participate. The link with instructions on how to participate will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the discussion.…
Soundview Library
Online only
Adults
Thu, May 23
@ 2 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Come join us for a fun trivia event as we celebrate Asian American Heritage Month! Dive into the rich tapestry of Asian American culture, history, and achievements as we celebrate the vibrant contributions of Asian Americans to our society. From captivating stories to fascinating facts, this trivia session promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable experience for all. Test your knowledge, connect with fellow participants, and celebrate the diversity and resilience of the Asian American communi…
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Thu, May 23
@ 3:30 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us for Teen Movie Night. Snacks served upon availabilty. Movies titles subject to change day of event. May 9: Freaky friday (2003) PG & Mother's Day Craft - A stressed-out mother and her sullen daughter magically swap bodies in this charming remake of the 1977 comedy. Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers. Runtime: 97 minutes May 23 Turning Red (2023) PG: Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughte…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 23
@ 4 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas! 5/2 Ceramic Tea Cup Painting for Mother's Day 5/9 Sneakerhead: 3D Printed Sneaker Keychains 5/16 Bronx Week Bookmarks 5/23 Meditative Pastels 5/30 DI…
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)