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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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This is an in-person event at the Morrisania Library. Come Join the teen staff at the Morrisania Library, be creative in making arts and crafts and coloring of your favorite anime characters. All supplies will be provided by the library.
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. An informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. The purpose of Death Cafe is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Browse our catalog for e-books on meaning, death, grief, funeral rites, mourning, mortality. This is an in-person program.…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Room 304
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join Miss Steffey for a free build with LEGOS! Enjoy tunes and an opportunity to build whatever your heart desires! This program is geared toward school-aged children, ages 6 to 12.
Eastchester LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),

Children
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Learn to create simple choice-based games in Twine! Topics include narrative strategies, how to use the flowchart editor, and uploading your game for others to play. Join the class using this link: https://nypl.zoom.us/j/88992574915?pwd=ADLu2XbyZszPrYScYnAvKqpNI2kw9M.1
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Online Only via Zoom
Adults
Sun, June 16
@ 3:30 PM
Calling all Lego experts! Join us for a fun hour of lego creations and have your creations displayed at the library.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, June 17
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the New Dorp Library! Join us for a casual get-together to socialize with other babies and caregivers in the Children's Section! For infants ages 0-10 months, crawlers/pre-walkers and their caregivers Is your little one more wiggly and active? Check out our Little Movers program!
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Conéctate, equilibra y desafíate con Yoga en español. Esta clase de Vinyasa Yoga incluye flujos de intensidad media que te llevarán desde el saludo al sol hasta una postura máxima final. Ven y concéntrate en las inversiones y la respiración para ayudarte a mejorar tu práctica personal mientras brindas conciencia y una nueva experiencia. Se recomiendan tapetes, pero no son obligatorios, y todos los niveles son bienvenidos.…
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
*This event will take place in person at Macombs Bridge Library* Learn how to download NYPL E-books, Learn NYPL catalog, NYPL APP and help with Computer Basics.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Job Seekers,

Persons with Disabilities
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
Canceled
This program is for Patrons who need help with computers . Emails, Mircosoft word , Powerpoint , internet serch and resume help
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library. Do you want to learn about computers? Come join our beginners one-on-one computer sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-12:30pm (unless specified otherwise). Please register a day in advance via phone call or visiting the library's front desk for available time slots. There are no walk-ins for day of time slots. The computer sessions are only 30 minutes. Available Time Slot Options (call or visit library for available times):…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 10:15 AM
Online
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Registration is required.
Online via Google MeetChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the PC Lab (Room 615). Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
PC Lab ( Room 615)
Adults
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the New Dorp Library! Infants and young babies that are crawlers/pre-walkers and their cargivers are invited to this laid-back, gentle program to enjoy nursery rhymes and stories together as we start baby's love of reading and begin to build literacy skills - all from the comfort of their favorite grown up's lap. For infants ages 0-10 months, crawlers/pre-walkers and their caregivers. Please be prepared to sit with baby in your lap! Is your littl…
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are no restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 15 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Genealogy Essentials
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research. This class is online only. To join this class, Register here Captioning is provided. New…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Join the Library’s Bridge Club to play Bridge in an informal and relaxed environment. This Club is for those who already have at least a basic knowledge of Bridge. Registration is required.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Do you have trouble with your e-mail? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Do you need help with your e-mail or setting up an e-mail account? Do you need guidance on your new tablet or smartphone? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning or NYPL Career Services but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor. First come, First Served. No Registration Required.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Pelham Bay Library! Families join in for a special storytime in honor of Juneteenth!
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Learn more about the dances that shaped the culture of the East Coast from the 1970's to the 2000's! Get in the groove and learn movements you can perform on any dancefloor in any environment. From disco, funk & soul, dancehall, afro beat, and more! We'll explore the musical diaspora, and how it connects back to the most popular dance form in the world, Hip-Hop. This program is in support of MOIA English Learning & Support at the NYPL.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
​ This event will take place in-person at the Tottenville Library Please join us as we invite you to participate in this unique creative arts program. We'll give you the opportunity to use acrylic paints to transform an ordinary rock into a uniquely painted creation. Art supplies will be provided for you. *Limited to 16 participants. *
Tottenville LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Technology should make your life easier, not more difficult. Join a staff member to work on those problematic tech issues that so often inconvenience us. We can guide you to find answers to some of your questions, or teach you some new skills that can help empower you. Let us help make digital tools work for you, not against you. Some of the topics you can ask us about are: creating an email account sending attachments via email practicing with the keyboard and mouse…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
In each weekly lecture, a situation of everyday life will serve as the basis for introducing vocabulary, sentences and grammar rules. Italian songs and short stories will also be used. Anna grew up and studied in Italy graduating from the Law School at Università Statale di Milano. Anna spent her adult life living in Italy, France, and Switzerland, with very brief periods in the United States. For the past fifteen years, while living in Lausanne - Switzerland - I was heavily involved in t…
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Promote early literacy through art, while getting creative! Young artists will explore colors, shapes, and more while working on motor skills, creativity, and imagination. First Come, First Serve. Limited to 12 children and caregivers per session.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Join us for a basic painting using water colors or coloring pencils. Coloring promotes wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity and of course is fun. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am This event will take place in person at The Castle Hill Library All materials will be provided. No Registration required.
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in person at the Spuyten Duyvil branch. So what are you all reading lately? Join your neighborhood librarians for a chat and share your latest reads. Has a particular book given you comfort in these times? Tell us about it. We're here to listen and share.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will be held in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for an enjoyable blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for children ages 2-11 and their parents or caregivers. Children thrive on open-ended play, which encourages imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills, making their play richer and more complex. This type of play ensures meaningful and enriching learning experiences! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by parents/caregiver…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Canceled
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Need help finding services? Social work interns can help you find information about services for food, clothing, health, and shelter. They can help you understand what government benefits and programs are available to you, as well as being someone that you can reach out to, just to talk. Worker cannot fill out applications but can assist with showing the client how to apply. Book an in-person 30-minute session Saturday from 1130m-2pm, 3pm, 4pm by asking at the front desk or calling 212-9…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Immigrants,

Persons with Disabilities,

Persons Without Homes
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library. Need extra computer time to work on a resume, send some emails, or practice a newly learned computer skill? Get extra computer time and one-on-one assistance at our open lab.
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Come and learn about the internet and how to use it to find information online using search engines and different websites.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Over the course of this interactive eight-week bilingual jazz series, families will explore core concepts of jazz such as swing, blues, improvisation, and other jazz essentials. Together we will develop our imagination, creativity, and musicality while swinging nursery rhymes in both Spanish and English, creating and singing our own blues songs, scatting like Ella or improvising like Coltrane, and of course jamming with a live jazz band! The program is limited to 12 families. For children, bir…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Mon, June 17
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of books, songs, and gentle movement in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers and who prefer a gentle, slow-paced program. The Children's Program Room is located on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Mon, June 17
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)