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.

Discover our wide array of free online events.

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127 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 1 PM
Firefighter's Safety workshop for Parents and Children (0-11years old) The goal of FDNY instructors is to continually educate the public with critical lifesaving strategies that focus on fire prevention, with a special focus on the City's most vulnerable populations and at-risk communities.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Do you know the difference between knitting and purling? Learn or brush up on your knitting skills with Knitting Corner. Yarn and Knitting Needles provided.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author Zain Bandali! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Zain's books, Mehndi Boy. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Parkchester Library will be hosting the program in person. If you would like to join remotely via Zoom, you can register here to receive the Zoom link. All attending adults must be accompanied by a child. KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos F…
Parkchester Library
In-Person Author Talk at Parkchester Library
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write a journal, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure of journaling and also read examples of journals. We will also work on creating our own journals.
Community RoomAdults
Wed, July 17
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Do You want to practice every day's English? If you do, then join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Everyday English skills are important for communicating with others, shopping, learning new things, and getting a job! Focused on Beginner English Learners.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners
Wed, July 17
@ 2 PM
Children and caregivers come join us as we created personalize art with materials giving. Ages 5-11
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, July 17
@ 2:30 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Explore different genres, categories, and eras of Japanese animation in Anime & Manga club! Learn about the history of anime and watch classic, retro, and current anime with your fellow anime fans!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 17
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Come enjoy an hour of unique board games, and card games and discuss what board games you loved playing growing up.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 18
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Children accompany by parents/caregivers will learn to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. Our July 18th Sensory Time will take place at Virginia Park(across from Chase bank near Hugh Grant Circle)
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 18
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Gamers start your engines! It’s time to race against your fellow patrons and see who will be the MarioKart Champion! Please register in-person at circulation desk.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 18
@ 4:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. A Pizza for your thoughts?! Have an impact on your library! Parkchester Library wants to hear from YOU! Come speak to librarians about what you want to happen at the Teen Center, including programs, books, materials, and other events. Teen Advisory Group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Refreshments will be served to participants.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
Learn how to create documents, apply good formatting, and save and share your work using Microsoft Word.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, July 19
@ 2 PM
This event wil take place in-person at Parkchester Libary. Calling all gamers and video games fanatics! Bring your friends and come join us at the Parkchester Teen Center for an afternoon of your favorite Nintendo Switch games! We'll have laptops, video games, and board games available for you and your peers to play.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 20
@ 2 PM
This event will take place at Parkchester Library. Do you want to learn how to sew but are not sure where to start? Come learn sewing basics on a Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine. Participating teens will receive light refreshments.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, July 21
@ 2 PM
All About Computers
Join us for an engaging computer class designed to build your foundational skills in keyboard usage, typing proficiency, and mouse navigation. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refresh your knowledge, this hands-on workshop will guide you through essential techniques to enhance your comfort and confidence with computers. Learn tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will empower you to navigate the digital world with ease. No prior experience required – just bring your curiosity and willingness t…
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Express yourself, and get creative with our audio recording studio. Learn the basics to music production with your peers using the digital audio Logic Pro software!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 11 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, July 23
@ 2 PM
Crafting with others helps children learn to share, cooperate, and work well together. Crafts promote respect for a child’s own work and the work of others. Children and parents bond when working on a craft together. While making crafts, children are exposed to language-rich conversations about what they are making and how they are making it.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Do you want to learn how to sew but are not sure where to start? Come learn sewing basics on a Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine. Participating teens will receive light refreshments.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 4 PM
Postponed
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write a journal, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure of journaling and also read examples of journals. We will also work on creating our own journals.
Community RoomAdults
Wed, July 24
@ 10:30 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Do You want to practice every day's English? If you do, then join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Everyday English skills are important for communicating with others, shopping, learning new things, and getting a job! Focused on Beginner English Learners.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners
Wed, July 24
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Come relax and enjoy an hour of free painting. Get in touch with your inner artist and paint. No skill required, all materials and supplies provided.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 2 PM
STEAM for Kids
This event will take place in person at the Parkchester Libarary STEAM TIME is designed for children 6-12 years old to explore and discover the wonders of STEAM in a fun and interactive way. Sessions will focus on various methods for children to engage in hands-on activities that encourage creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Join us in becoming lifelong learners. All materials will be provided.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Want to learn or brush up on your crochet skills? Join us for Crochet Corner! Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided. Snacks will also be provided to participants.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 3:30 PM
Had a long day? Spend some time with us for some Adult Canvas Painting or Leaf Art Painting. This creative activity might help you to relax your mind, as well as provide you with a keepsake for the spring. All materials will be provided. Just bring your creative painting ideas if you can! This program is first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is required! Adult, 18+ ***Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services avai…
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Children accompany by parents/caregivers will learn to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. Our July 18th Sensory Time will take place at Virginia Park(across from Chase bank near Hugh Grant Circle)
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Explore different genres, categories, and eras of Japanese animation in Anime & Manga club! Learn about the history of anime and watch classic, retro, and current anime with your fellow anime fans!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Parkchester Library. Learn 3d printing basics and learn how to use the online program called Tinkercad. Create designs that could be printed in the 3d Printer!
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 25
@ 5 PM
Learn the beauty of crochet and socialize with other aficionados.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, July 26
@ 10 AM
Join the staff in creating your own beaded Bracelet, Earring, or Necklace. Participants need to attend in person to make your own items. All materials will be provided for this program. Space is limited to 15 people. Please be on time. Registration is recommended.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, July 26
@ 10:30 AM
All About Computers
Unleash the full potential of online exploration with Advanced Internet Search. This advanced tool goes beyond basic searches, delving deep into the web's hidden realms to uncover obscure resources and niche insights. With customizable filters and refined search parameters, users can pinpoint exactly what they're looking for.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, July 26
@ 2 PM
This event wil take place in-person at Parkchester Libary. Calling all gamers and video games fanatics! Bring your friends and come join us at the Parkchester Teen Center for an afternoon of your favorite Nintendo Switch games! We'll have laptops, video games, and board games available for you and your peers to play.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 27
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Join us to learn from famous chess games and Grandmasters like Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca, and Maurice Ashley. We will also learn about the best chess openings and endgame calculation.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 27
@ 2 PM
Join the Parkchester Library for an afternoon movie picked by library staff. Today's movie is Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Dr Ryan Stone, an engineer on her first time on a space mission, and Matt Kowalski, an astronaut on his final expedition, have to survive in space after they are hit by debris while spacewalking. Open to adults and teens. ***Sign up for NYPL Connect to get updates from NYPL and information about our digital resources and services available during…
Parkchester Library
This event will take place in person
Adults
Sat, July 27
@ 2 PM
STEAM
This program will take place in person at Parkchester Library Come join us and explore the properties of slime. For ages 7-12 years.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 29
@ 10:30 AM
Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. This class is taking place in person. This study group is for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test. Each workshop will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civic questions. Students will also learn about library and online resources to continue their practice at home. Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester LibraryAdults,

Immigrants
Mon, July 29
@ 2 PM
STEAM for Kids
This event will take place in person at the Parkchester Libarary STEAM TIME is designed for children 6-12 years old to explore and discover the wonders of STEAM in a fun and interactive way. Sessions will focus on various methods for children to engage in hands-on activities that encourage creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Join us in becoming lifelong learners. All materials will be provided.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)