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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51 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 5 PM
Join us in person for our film screenings of some of our favorite cult classics! Tuesday, February 27th @ 5 PM: Being John Malkovich (1999). A puppeteer discovers the portal to the mind of the famous actor's brain. Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring John Malkovich, John Cusack, and Catherine Keener. 1h52m. Other films in this series: Tuesday, February 6th @ 5PM: Harold and Maude (1971). A young man obsessed with death meets an eccentric older woman. Directed by Hal Ashby. Starring Bud…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 AM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, February 28
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, February 28
@ 11 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Ottendorfer. Masks are strongly recommended. No registration required. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Single Stop's free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please review Single Stop's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. Masks are strongly recommended for all Single Stop program participants. Masks should fully cover both nose and mouth and secur…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, February 28
@ 5:30 PM
Postponed
Community Conversations
Join Michael Koncewicz, Associate Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge in this community conversation surrounding acclaimed sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg's latest book, 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed. 2020 will go down alongside 1914, 1929, and 1968 as one of the most consequential years in history. Acclaimed sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg's latest book, 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Thu, February 29
@ 3:30 PM
Children ages 4 and older are invited to get creative and build while meeting other Lego fans! Lego books are available to borrow.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 1
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active baby build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, March 2
@ 11 AM
Stories, songs and a craft for the whole family!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 11 AM
Get ready to create, explore and play together at the library. Please dress for mess!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us for a virtual book discussion. Have a book you've read recently and want to talk about? Email ahead of time and we'll make sure you have time to share with the group. Just want to listen to some book recommendations? That's great too, we'll share what we've been reading. This will happen through 'Google Meet'. If you'd like to participate or listen in, register here providing your email address for a link.
OnlineAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 5 PM
Join us for a relaxing hour of creative fun. Pick up a pen, a color pencil, or a pair of knitting needles and let your creative juices flow. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, and supplies will be provided as well. To add to the ambiance, there will be background music, and we happily accept song requests to tailor the experience to your liking.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, March 5
@ 5:30 PM
Women's History Month
Join us in-person for this musical event as part of Women’s History Month! Creating music can be transformative. It alters the biochemistry of our brains and strengthens us as individuals and as a community. Throughout history, women’s voices have been repressed. Through songs and stories, Judy Gorman will explore this history and inspire us all to find our voices. Judy Gorman is a NYC born and educated musician. Her guitar work and singing are infused with blues, folk and jazz. Gorman has pe…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, March 6
@ 11 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Ottendorfer. Masks are strongly recommended. No registration required. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Single Stop's free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please review Single Stop's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. Masks are strongly recommended for all Single Stop program participants. Masks should fully cover both nose and mouth and secur…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, March 6
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 7
@ 3:30 PM
Children ages 4 and older are invited to get creative and build while meeting other Lego fans! Lego books are available to borrow.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active baby build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, March 9
@ 2 PM
Please join us for the opening reception for our current exhibit, Diego F Gutierrez: Diego's Dream. This exhibit includes nine Paintings. Artist's Statement: "Born in the breathtaking Andes Mountains of Colombia, my artistic roots draw inspiration from the rich tapestry of my homeland. Guided by the hands of my mother Ortencia, a skilled seamstress, I learned to play with colors and shapes using left over garment materials from my mother's clients' dresses. Now, after years of residing in th…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, March 11
@ 11 AM
Get ready to create, explore and play together at the library. Please dress for mess!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, March 11
@ 5 PM
Join us for a relaxing hour of creative fun. Pick up a pen, a color pencil, or a pair of knitting needles and let your creative juices flow. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, and supplies will be provided as well. To add to the ambiance, there will be background music, and we happily accept song requests to tailor the experience to your liking.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, March 12
@ 9:30 AM
Need help opening an email account? Want to get a handle on Google Suite or download an eBook on your tablet? Bring all of your technology questions for one-on-one assistance to our Open Lab. This takes place every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, March 12
@ 5:30 PM
Bibliophiles unite! For March, we will read Ishiguro’s compelling portrait of Stevens, a butler who worked at a stately home during the 1920s and 1930s, as he reminisces of his time there on a return trip to the area. Join us for good company and a good conversation. Copies are available at the front desk.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, March 13
@ 11 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Ottendorfer. Masks are strongly recommended. No registration required. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Single Stop's free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please review Single Stop's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. Masks are strongly recommended for all Single Stop program participants. Masks should fully cover both nose and mouth and secur…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, March 13
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 14
@ 3:30 PM
Children ages 4 and older are invited to get creative and build while meeting other Lego fans! Lego books are available to borrow.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 14
@ 6:30 PM
Come to read or listen to others' inspired words. The Ottendorfer Library in collaboration with the National Writers Union https://nwu.org/ is hosting a virtual open mic every second Thursday of the month. It is time to gather together and share our original works. Writers from all genres are welcome. This virtual stage allows you to add video or music to your reading as long as you have permission from the copyright owner. Participants cannot sell their works during the event but can show book…
Ottendorfer Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
Fri, March 15
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active baby build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, March 16
@ 11 AM
Stories, songs and a craft for the whole family!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, March 18
@ 5 PM
Join us for a relaxing hour of creative fun. Pick up a pen, a color pencil, or a pair of knitting needles and let your creative juices flow. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, and supplies will be provided as well. To add to the ambiance, there will be background music, and we happily accept song requests to tailor the experience to your liking.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, March 19
@ 9:30 AM
Need help opening an email account? Want to get a handle on Google Suite or download an eBook on your tablet? Bring all of your technology questions for one-on-one assistance to our Open Lab. This takes place every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, March 20
@ 3:30 AM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, March 20
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, March 20
@ 11 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Ottendorfer. Masks are strongly recommended. No registration required. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Single Stop's free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please review Single Stop's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. Masks are strongly recommended for all Single Stop program participants. Masks should fully cover both nose and mouth and secur…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, March 22
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active baby build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sat, March 23
@ 11:30 AM
Walking Tours
The East Village has been home to many advocates for progressive causes. Celebrate the rich history of the women's labor and suffrage movements on this walking tour. We will begin this walking tour at the Ottendorfer Library and stop at several other historic sites until we reach 208 E. 13th Street, the home of the most dangerous women in America, Emma Goldman. Please sign up for one of the dates below. Registration is strongly recommended. Bring your walking shoes and a friend! The tour will l…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers,

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, March 25
@ 5 PM
Join us for a relaxing hour of creative fun. Pick up a pen, a color pencil, or a pair of knitting needles and let your creative juices flow. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, and supplies will be provided as well. To add to the ambiance, there will be background music, and we happily accept song requests to tailor the experience to your liking.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, March 26
@ 9:30 AM
Need help opening an email account? Want to get a handle on Google Suite or download an eBook on your tablet? Bring all of your technology questions for one-on-one assistance to our Open Lab. This takes place every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, March 26
@ 5 PM
Join us in person for our film screenings of two of our favorite women directors! Tuesday, March 26th @ 5 PM: Enough Said (2003). A divorced woman learns that the man she is dating is the ex-husband of her new friend. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, and Catherine Keener. 1h 33m. Other films in this series: Tuesday, April 2nd @ 5PM: Lost in Translation (2013). A fading movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond when the…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, March 27
@ 10:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)