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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15 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 5 PM
Video-essay on Werner Herzog's exploration of Westerners' encounters with Indigenous others and the limits of language as seen through the films Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) and Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Video: West Meets the Other: Where the Green Ants Dream, and Aguirre, the Wrath of God
OnlineAdults
Today
@ 10 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at New Amsterdam Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Limited to 15 families.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at New Amsterdam Library. Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Limited to 18 children. For ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4:45 PM
Join us for a screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and a discussion on race, film, and interracial relationships. Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967) directed by Stanley Kramer Article: Bell hooks' classic essay, Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance in Black Looks: Race and Representation, pp. 21–39. Boston: South End Press, 1992 Supplementary reading: Guess Who's Been Coming to Dinner? Trends in Interracial Marriage over the 20th Century
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Thu, February 29
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at New Amsterdam Library. Join 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. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Limited to 10 families.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, February 29
@ 2 PM
If you enjoy walking and talking books come join our Walking Book Club. This month we will read and discuss Bright Young Woman by Jessica Knoll. Stop by the New Amsterdam library to pick up a copy. Meet at the branch at 2:00PM In case of extreme weather we will meet in the community room.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, February 29
@ 3:30 PM
Join our friendly knitting and crochet group . Beginners to experts are all welcomed. Supplies will be provided.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Tue, March 5
@ 5:45 PM
Come to discuss and recommend us your favorite books of last year or all time. Make your case for books the library should acquisition! Some of my favorite books: The World of Yesterday: Memoires of a European by Stefan Zweig White Noise by Don Delillo Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the end of revolution by Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern G…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Wed, March 13
@ 1 PM
Join Financial Advisors Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone as they host The Women and Money Roundtable. This series is a virtual, monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources and learning activities to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences, and ask questions. This program is in partnership with libraries throughout the Tri-St…
Online Adults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 14
@ 3:30 PM
Join our friendly knitting and crochet group . Beginners to experts are all welcomed. Supplies will be provided.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Mon, March 25
@ 4 PM
Do you love plants and want to grow your collecton? Or are you looking to start your indoor garden? Come join us every last Monday of the month to swap and learn about plants with your neighbors. Please bring your plants, cuttings and seeds to exchange. You can still participate without bringing a plant to swap.Plants must be healthy and pest free. Please do not forget to bring bags or containers to carry your new plants home.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, March 26
@ 5:30 PM
Banned Books
Join NYPL for a special writing workshop series, Unbound: Writing in a Contentious Landscape with New York Writers Workshop Celebrate books for all and explore writing prowess with multi-genre writing courses featured around freedom of self-expression and ideas of censorship. The Basement... and Why We Lurk There: Writing Workshop with Tim Tomlinson Imagine condemning a five-story house because a closet in the basement had mold. This is precisely what happens with banned books. One page, one…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thu, March 28
@ 3:30 PM
Join our friendly knitting and crochet group . Beginners to experts are all welcomed. Supplies will be provided.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Fri, March 29
@ 2 PM
If you enjoy walking and talking books come join our Walking Book Club. This month we will read and discuss Behind You is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj. Stop by the New Amsterdam library to pick up a copy. Meet at the branch at 2:00PM In case of extreme weather we will meet in the community room.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Mon, April 29
@ 4 PM
Do you love plants and want to grow your collecton? Or are you looking to start your indoor garden? Come join us every last Monday of the month to swap and learn about plants with your neighbors. Please bring your plants, cuttings and seeds to exchange. You can still participate without bringing a plant to swap.Plants must be healthy and pest free. Please do not forget to bring bags or containers to carry your new plants home.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)