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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77 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, June 17
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 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)
Tue, June 18
@ 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, June 18
@ 5 PM
Streep vs. Hoffman. You decide! Join us for our film screenings featuring Meryl Streep and/or Dustin Hoffman. Tuesday, June 18 @ 5 PM: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) After his wife leaves him, a work-obsessed Manhattan advertising executive is forced to learn parenting skills. Then his wife sues for custody. Directed by Robert Benton. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. 1h 45m. Other films in this series: Tuesday, June 25th @ 5 PM: Postcards from the Edge (1990). A substance-addicted ac…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Thu, June 20
@ 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, June 20
@ 4 PM
Online
Virtual Discussion. Third Thursday of every month 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Different topics every month. Share your tips for cooking on a budget !!! 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 the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join or dial in with phone. Sign up for…
Ottendorfer Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

50+,

English Language Learners,

Families,

Immigrants,

NYPL Supporters,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities
Fri, June 21
@ 12:30 PM
Make Music NY
Come and celebrate the annual music festival that takes place every year on the summer solstice, Make Music New York! Ottendorfer Library will feature a live performance with ukulele player Gwendolyn Fitz. Considered by Honk Magazine to be a "delightful fusion of jazz sophistication and pop allure," Gwendolyn Fitz writes songs full of whimsical storytelling and romantic optimism. As an award-winning songwriter and ukulele player, Gwendolyn Fitz delivers intimate performances that leave listeners…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Fri, June 21
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join us every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for gaming in the library. Play with friends in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and so many more. Snacks will be included! Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 No Registration Required Open to 13-18 years old
Ottendorfer Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 22
@ 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)
Sat, June 22
@ 2 PM
Come and celebrate the city’s oldest public library with East Village artist and poet Sally Young. Join Sally as she guides you through the process of constructing your own book sculpture. Participants will work on the back and front cover, which they can take home to fill in the pages with their own stories and poems. Materials are available on a first come, first served basis. Ottendorfer Library turns 140!
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, June 24
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join the Ottendorfer Library as we make artists, cartoon shows, tv shows, animes, family pictures into a button. No Registration is Required! Open to Children (7-12 years old) and Teens/Young Adults (13-18)
Ottendorfer Library Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 5:30 PM
Hello baseball fans, with the start Major League Baseball season in full , please join us for virtual MLB Trivia where you can test your baseball knowledge, while also finding out some fun facts. Please register with your email address, and you will be emailed the link for the event the day before.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 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, June 25
@ 5 PM
Streep vs. Hoffman. You decide! Join us for our film screenings featuring Meryl Streep and/or Dustin Hoffman. Tuesday, June 25th @ 5 PM: Postcards from the Edge (1990). A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. 1h 41m. Other films in this series: Tuesday, June 18 @ 5 PM: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) After his wife leaves him,…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, June 26
@ 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, June 26
@ 3:30 PM
Bring your energy - we're having a parachute party! Join us for songs, stories, and parachute fun for preschoolers . Designed for ages 3 and older.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, June 27
@ 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, June 28
@ 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)
Fri, June 28
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join us every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for gaming in the library. Play with friends in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and so many more. Snacks will be included! Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 No Registration Required Open to 13-18 years old
Ottendorfer Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 1
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, July 1
@ 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, July 1
@ 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)
Tue, July 2
@ 4:45 PM
Streep vs. Hoffman. You decide! Join us for our film screenings featuring Meryl Streep and/or Dustin Hoffman. Tuesday, July 2nd @ 4:45 PM: Tootsie (1982) An unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. 1h 56m. Other films in this series: Tuesday, June 18 @ 5 PM: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) After his wife leaves him, a work-obsessed Manhattan advertising executive is…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Wed, July 3
@ 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, July 3
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for some new and classic picture books and a creative craft. Ages 3-6. July 3 Fireworks Salt Painting July 17 Camp Ottendorfer July 24 Jungle Walk August 7 Treasure Chests
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, July 5
@ 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)
Fri, July 5
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join us every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for gaming in the library. Play with friends in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and so many more. Snacks will be included! Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 No Registration Required Open to 13-18 years old
Ottendorfer Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 6
@ 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, July 8
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 8
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, July 8
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join the Ottendorfer Library as we get our hands dirty with clay! Introduction session to Clay Modelling. Monday, July 8 3-4pm First Come First Served Basis Open to Children (6-12 years old) and Teens/Young Adults (13-18)
Ottendorfer Library Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 9
@ 5:30 PM
Bibliophiles unite! For July, we will discuss Mary McCarthy’s 1963 novel, which follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates known to their classmates as “the group.” Over the years, some grow apart while others become entangled in each other’s lives, but all vow not to end up like their parents.Copies are available at the front desk. Join us for a good conversation and great company.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Wed, July 10
@ 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, July 10
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Children and their families are invited to “ARRRGH” slapstick comedy show featuring pirate brothers Pufferfish Pete and Crabby Chris. Join them on a piratical voyage filled with utter silliness, sea shanties, and sass. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements Summer at the Library 2024 Join us on a journey of discovery all summer long at The New York Public Library! Discover free programs for kids and teens, events and activities for adults, reading recommendations, exhibitions, and much more.…
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, July 11
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
Join us for some glow-in-the-dark summer fun. We will learn the causes of bioluminescence in different creatures and create our own firefly to take home. Ages 4 and older. Limit to 12 participants. First Come, First Served.
Ottendorfer LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Children
Fri, July 12
@ 3:30 AM
This event will take place in person at Ottendorfer Library. Join us every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for gaming in the library. Play with friends in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and so many more. Snacks will be included! Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 No Registration Required Open to 13-18 years old
Ottendorfer Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 12
@ 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)