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During these challenging times, the Library is here to help our communities to find the resources they need.
For KidsSee All
Kids CraftsMonday, June 5 | 11 AM
Kids StorytimeWednesday, June 7 | 11 AM
Kids StorytimeFriday, June 9 | 11 AM
For TeensSee All
DIY Tween/Teen Take Home Craft: Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Ring KitWednesday, May 31 | 3:30 PM
Board Game Fridays (In-Person)Friday, June 2 | 3:30 PM
DIY Tween/Teen Craft Program: Zines Hip-Hop Highlights (In-Person)Tuesday, June 6 | 3:30 PM
For AdultsSee All
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: The MenuTuesday, June 6 | 3 PM
Craft Circle!Wednesday, June 7 | 4:30 PM
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About the Library
The Kips Bay Branch of The New York Public Library opened in 1972, replacing two former libraries: St. Gabriel's and Nathan Straus. The branch is named after a 17th-century farmer, Jacobus Kip, whose farm extended from Second Avenue and 35th Street to the bay that came to bear his name.Learn more about this location Learn about capital construction projects at this location