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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32 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Please do not bring brothers and sisters under 3 years old unless they can sit and listen to stories quietly. Older brothers and sisters are welcome. We have many programs for all ages. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place both in person and online. The Battery Park City Library is happy to host the long-running Book Discussion Group. New members are welcomed and invited to join the lively book discussions that take place on the last Tuesday of the month! The Book Discussion Group pick for February is The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. About the Book In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Wed, February 28
@ 3 PM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room to create some fun art through a variety of crafts! This program is for tweens already interested in art and those who are looking to try something new. For ages 10-13. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 12 tweens. Wednesday, February 28th at 3:00pm
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months This event will take place in person and is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 29
@ 10:30 AM
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served. This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 5:30 PM
Online
The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Matthew Raider as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually. Join him for an engaging and informative presentation. About the presente…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults
Mon, March 4
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, March 5
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, simple stories, 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. Recommended for babies ages 3 months - 18 months This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor. The program is limited to the first 12 babies and their caregiv…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, March 5
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Now offered at two times: Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, March 7th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel set in New York City. This month, we will discuss Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, March 7
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 7
@ 2 PM
Book Discussion Group
In-person. Come read with us! Now offered at two times: Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 --OR--Thursday, March 7th at 2:00pm. Each month, we will read a novel set in New York City. This month, we will discuss Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults,

Book Lovers
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 9
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room for a fun meet and greet for new parents! This program is not a story time but is a chance for first time parents, new to the area parents and those just looking to meet other parents to get together with their children and mingle. There will be some light refreshments and a small early literacy materials give away. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 15 families. Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 11
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, March 12
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, simple stories, 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. Recommended for babies ages 3 months - 18 months This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor. The program is limited to the first 12 babies and their caregiv…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, March 18
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, March 19
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, simple stories, 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. Recommended for babies ages 3 months - 18 months This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor. The program is limited to the first 12 babies and their caregiv…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, March 19
@ 4 PM
Online
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. Some things to think about: Why do you think the author wrote this book? How long did it take you to get hooked on it? (or did you?) What about this book will stay with you? Who do you recommend it for? You must regi…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Thu, March 21
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 21
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 22
@ 3 PM
STEAM for Kids
Get creative each week as we make and learn about a variety of topics as we explore STEAM related themes! STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 23
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room for a fun meet and greet for new parents! This program is not a story time but is a chance for first time parents, new to the area parents and those just looking to meet other parents to get together with their children and mingle. There will be some light refreshments and a small early literacy materials give away. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 15 families. Saturday, March 23rd at 10:30am
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 25
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, March 25
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place both in person and online. The Battery Park City Library is happy to host the long-running Book Discussion Group. New members are welcomed and invited to join the lively book discussions that take place on the last Tuesday of the month! The Book Discussion Group pick for March is West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge. About the Book Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling t…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, March 26
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, simple stories, 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. Recommended for babies ages 3 months - 18 months This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor. The program is limited to the first 12 babies and their caregiv…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Wed, March 27
@ 3 PM
Join us in the Battery Park City Community Room to create some fun art through a variety of crafts! This program is for tweens already interested in art and those who are looking to try something new. For ages 10-13. This program is first come first served and will be limited to the first 12 tweens. Wednesday, March 27th at 3:00pm
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Older siblings are welcome. Limited to first 12 children. First come, first served This event will take place in the children's room on the first floor or in the community room on the second floor.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 28
@ 4 PM
Get creative each week as we make a variety of crafts using crayons, markers, paint, pencil and other materials! We will start the program reading a story that will be connected to the art we make that day. All materials will be provided. Parents and caregivers get ready to join in the fun! First come first served to the first 12 children and parents. Recommended for ages 4 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 28
@ 5:30 PM
Online
Many of us prioritize our physical well being, but there is a very important aspect of ourselves that we tend to ignore: the well being of our minds. The world we live in can be stressful, and there are many factors that can negatively impact our daily lives. By befriending our minds, we can wipe the slate clean, detoxify our negative thought patterns, and calm our bodies. Join long time meditator John Bednarik and learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can b…
Battery Park City Library
Online Only
Adults
Mon, April 1
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 8
@ 2 PM
Author Talks
This event will be held in person at Battery Park City Library. Poet and author Jon Curley will moderate a discussion between poets Barbara Henning and Michael Heller. The authors will discuss their work and their writing processes, with a focus on the craft of poetry. Please register in advance using the registration link above. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Barbara Henning is the author of five novels and eight collections of poetry, most recently, Ferne, A Detroit Story (Notable Book Award fro…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults