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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140 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 PM
Explore the world of Virtual Reality with the NEW META VR HEADSETS available at the Best Buy Teen Center @ Grand Concourse.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Hello Teens, Are you a board game champion? Join us in-person at Grand Concourse Library for Board Game Bonanza. This event will take place in our community room. Come and show off your best moves against other board games fans for games such as: Checkers, Dominos, Scrabble, Monopoly, Pictionary, Uno, etc. Whether you are a board gaming expert or just starting out, you are all most welcome to attend! Be prepare to have fun with plenty of laughter!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Wed, February 28
@ 12 PM
This is an online event. Black History Month is an important time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people throughout history. One great way to honor this month is by watching and reading cartoons that showcase black characters, stories, and culture. In honor of Black History Month, the Grand Concourse Library will be hosting a 3 Part Black Comics Series. In the1st Part of the series, we will be discussing Boondocks by Aaron McGruder. This will be a casual discussion ab…
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at our Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Grand Concourse. Welcome back to our Whisper Room! Here’s a chance to record and produce music, podcasts, or just vibe out with your friends. The fully equipped recording studio has all the tech you need to start your career in music and production.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 5 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for Family Storytime with crafts, songs and books
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
Join us for the basics of filmmaking, from video recording, audio recording and video/audio editing. Shoot, produce and create your own visual masterpieces!
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 5 PM
Dive into the art of paper folding and craft your own adorable frog bookmark. Mark your pages with a touch of leap year charm—because every book deserves a leap into the extraordinary Tweens and Teens are welcome! In-Person Program.
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 1
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event is in person at Grand Concourse Library. NO registration needed! Just come to a conversation class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other…
This event is in the Grand Concourse Library Community Room.Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Fri, March 1
@ 3 PM
Join us for fun and games on Fridays Chess, Uno, Bingo and more
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 1
@ 3 PM
Civics, Communities & Voting
New York State: You're headed to the polls for the Presidential Primary on April 2nd, 2024! Join us on Friday, March 1st at 3PM to get all the information you need on registering to vote, absentee ballots, early voting, and voter's rights. This will be an in-person event, providing general voter information. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. You will also have the opportunity to fill out a voter registration form at the branch in English and various other languages and s…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Sat, March 2
@ 10 AM
Join us on Saturdays for Arts and Crafts with paint, paper, and popsicles!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 2
@ 1 PM
Join us on Saturdays our Builder's Club, which includes Magna tiles LEGOS, blocks and more!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 1 PM
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON Tech Connect courses, designed by the Tech Connect department to teach patrons valuable computer skills. For March, students will continue with the Intermediate/Advanced sessions of the three most popular Microsoft Office programs: March 4: Advanced Word March 11: Intermediate Excel March 18: Advanced Powerpoint Registration is NOT required, and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes are subject to change and/or cance…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, March 4
@ 3 PM
Join us for Recording Studio Teen Training where you will learn the basics of the Whisper Room. Once you are a master of the space, you will pass a short assessment. Then you will be able to use the studio on your own, as frequently as you’d like, as long as it is available. This will be a chance for you to learn, create and collaborate.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at the Grand Concourse Library. Join us for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! For children ages 6-12 who love to create and innovate new ideas and techniques. _______________________________________________________________ Este evento se llevará a cabo en persona en el Grand Concourse Library. ¡Únase a nosotros en un programa emocionante y práctico dedicado a STEAM (ciencia, tecnología, ingen…
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Tuesdays, we're going back to the tech basics. First Tuesday of the Month: Learning How to Type & Use a Mouse, Second Tuesday of the Month: Creating a Gmail Account & Email Basics Third Tuesday of the Month: Internet Basics. Registration is not required, but class is limited to first FIVE (5) walk-ins. If no participants show up by 1:15pm, class will be cancelled. *As always, programs are subject to cancellation and/or changes*
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Tue, March 5
@ 3 PM
Explore the world of Virtual Reality with the NEW META VR HEADSETS available at the Best Buy Teen Center @ Grand Concourse.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 4 PM
Hello Teens, This in-person session at Grand Concourse Library is for all teens who enjoy creating comic books, mangas, and and drawing cartoons. If you are eager to express yourselves creatively while having fun in the process, this session is for you! In this engaging and inspiring comics, cartoons, and manga drawing art class, you'll learn how to express yourself creatively while tapping into your inner artist! Space is limited to 10 persons. Bring your friends!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 3 PM
Join us for Recording Studio Teen Training where you will learn the basics of the Whisper Room. Once you are a master of the space, you will pass a short assessment. Then you will be able to use the studio on your own, as frequently as you’d like, as long as it is available. This will be a chance for you to learn, create and collaborate.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this bedtime themed storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.To get into the Pajama Party spirit, come dressed in your comfiest pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 3 PM
Join us for arts and Crafts with paper, paint, crayons and more!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
Join us for three weeks of Design Space where we will learn how to use our Cricut Maker, Silkscreen Printing Station and we'll go over our 3D Printer. This is a chance for you to learn more about the tech in your space, and create unique designs.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
For March's selection, we're diving into Young Adult fiction with Neal Shusterman's 2016 sci-fi novel, Scythe. This event will be VIRTUAL. Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event at 9:00AM and events are limited to 20 participants. Scythe tells an unsettling story of two teenagers in the near dystopian future who live in a world where death has literally been defeated. In the year 2042, the world’s artificial intelligences become sentient and form an omniscent ne…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 5 PM
Dive into the pixelated world of everyone's favorite plumber and friends. With vibrant beads and iconic patterns, unleash your inner gamer and craft your way through the Mushroom Kingdom. It's not just Perler Beads; it's a power-up for your imagination Tweens and Teens are welcome! In-Person Program.
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 3 PM
Join us for fun and games on Fridays Chess, Uno, Bingo and more
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 3:30 PM
In a world of gifted hunters and monsters, a weak hunter Sung Jinwoo gains extraordinary powers through a mysterious program, leading him to become one of the strongest hunters and conquering even the strongest dungeons. We will be watching approx. 3-4 episodes per week.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterAdults,

Book Lovers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, March 9
@ 10 AM
Join us on Saturdays for Arts and Crafts with paint, paper, and popsicles!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 9
@ 1 PM
Join us on Saturdays our Builder's Club, which includes Magna tiles LEGOS, blocks and more!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 9
@ 3:30 PM
Step into the wacky and wonderful world inspired by the U.K. TV show. Embark on a series of unpredictable challenges that will test your wit, and creativity. As you conquer each task, earn coveted tickets that you can exchange for delicious snacks or fantastic prizes. It's not just a challenge; it's a ticket to fun and rewards. Ready to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Tweens and Teens are welcome. IN-Person Program.
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, March 11
@ 1 PM
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON Tech Connect courses, designed by the Tech Connect department to teach patrons valuable computer skills. For March, students will continue with the Intermediate/Advanced sessions of the three most popular Microsoft Office programs: March 4: Advanced Word March 11: Intermediate Excel March 18: Advanced Powerpoint Registration is NOT required, and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes are subject to change and/or cance…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, March 11
@ 3 PM
Join us for Recording Studio Teen Training where you will learn the basics of the Whisper Room. Once you are a master of the space, you will pass a short assessment. Then you will be able to use the studio on your own, as frequently as you’d like, as long as it is available. This will be a chance for you to learn, create and collaborate.
Grand Concourse Library, Best Buy Teen Tech CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 11
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at the Grand Concourse Library. Join us for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! For children ages 6-12 who love to create and innovate new ideas and techniques. _______________________________________________________________ Este evento se llevará a cabo en persona en el Grand Concourse Library. ¡Únase a nosotros en un programa emocionante y práctico dedicado a STEAM (ciencia, tecnología, ingen…
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)