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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49 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, February 28
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Great Kills Library. Join us for Adult Painting & Conversation. Create a painted masterpiece while chatting about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and discuss whatever is on your mind. All materials will be provided for you, just bring your creativity! Registration is required: Limited to 17 participants. Call 718-984-6670 or register in-person.
Great Kills LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, February 28
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
Welcome to Youth Tech Club! Explore new technology with us Thursdays at 4 PM including 3D Printing pens, Osmo Genius Kits, Google Chromebooks, and so much more! This program is for ages 11 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants. Advanced registration is not required.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 1
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 1
@ 3:30 PM
Let's celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with some fun Bingo -- with prizes! For ages 4 and up and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, March 2
@ 2 PM
Celebrate over 40 years with the Paper Bag Princess! Join us for a lively reading of the book, followed by some fun activities. We will even be making some paper crowns of our own. So get out your inner prince or princess, and STAND UP TO THAT DRAGON! For ages 4 and up and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, March 4
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, March 6
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, March 6
@ 11 AM
Banned Books
This is an in-person program. Join NYPL and New York Writers Workshop for a special writing workshop series, Unbound: Writing in a Contentious Landscape. Celebrate books for all and explore writing prowess with multi-genre writing courses featured around freedom of self-expression and ideas of censorship. Join us for The Right to Read and Write: A Personal Narrative Workshop with Marguerite Maria Rivas In this generative workshop, participants will write short personal narratives based…
Great Kills LibraryAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, March 6
@ 4 PM
Learn the fundamentals of bridge building and design by creating a bridge of your own with some standard supplies. Presented by Road2STEM -- a STEM education initiative under Civiso, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to civic and humanitarian engagement. Their goal is to implement more STEM opportunities for children from underserved communities in public libraries, schools, and community centers. STEM education is crucial for children in developing problem-solving and critical t…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, March 8
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 8
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, March 11
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, March 12
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, March 13
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, March 13
@ 4 PM
Learn the fundamentals of capillary action and how it applies to plant life by making water walk with some standard supplies. Presented by Road2STEM -- a STEM education initiative under Civiso, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to civic and humanitarian engagement. Their goal is to implement more STEM opportunities for children from underserved communities in public libraries, schools, and community centers. STEM education is crucial for children in developing problem-solving and…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, March 15
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 15
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, March 18
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, March 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, March 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, March 20
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, March 20
@ 4 PM
Elephant Toothpaste? What's that? Our answer would be to join us and find out. Presented by Road2STEM -- a STEM education initiative under Civiso, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to civic and humanitarian engagement. Their goal is to implement more STEM opportunities for children from underserved communities in public libraries, schools, and community centers. STEM education is crucial for children in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. All supplies wil…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, March 22
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 22
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, March 25
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, March 26
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, March 26
@ 4 PM
Come greet the arrival of spring weather with us! We'll be making baskets for your spring flowers or for Easter and expect a special visitor to stop by for a photo opp. Best for ages 4-10 and caregivers. Advanced online registration is required.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Wed, March 27
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills Library. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Wed, March 27
@ 4 PM
There's quite a lot you can do with paper -- from weaving and origami to creating your own roller coaster! So join us for some STEM experiments using paper and your imagination! Presented by Road2STEM -- a STEM education initiative under Civiso, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to civic and humanitarian engagement. Their goal is to implement more STEM opportunities for children from underserved communities in public libraries, schools, and community centers. STEM education is cr…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, March 29
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 29
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, April 1
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 2
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, April 3
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your pre-walker 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, April 5
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, April 8
@ 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers -- ages 2-5 -- and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, April 9
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, April 12
@ 3:30 PM
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Want to make something with fellow enthusiasts? Then join us Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we practice a variety of skills with some fun papercrafts to get your creative juices flowing. Best for ages 4-12 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families