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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169 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 PM
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Blocks of various sizes will be provided. Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
Black History Month
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for Black History Month and comic anthologies. Teens who attend and visit any of the three libraries afterwards can get a free comic book to keep. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and audio and/or video capabilities. Public participation in the talk is optional.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, February 29
@ 3 PM
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids ages 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join our tutors and Teen Reading Ambassadors for homework help, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! No need to register—just show up! Everything is free.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 3:30 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event is in-person only. Teens, are you looking for a job? This info talk will cover all parts of the job hunt, from creating a resume to preparing for a job interview. Snacks will be provided.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 1
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 2
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, March 5
@ 3 PM
Is your indoor jungle overgrowing your space? Do you have cuttings to give away? Do you want to trade for something new or just adopt a new little plant friend? Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and meet new plant friends, both human and vegetation! Come on down to the Riverside Library and get your swap on! Meet other plant friends! Trade plants, tips, and stories. You may find that wishlist plant you've been looking for or try something entirely new. This is a free plant swap. Ther…
Riverside LibraryAdults,

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 3:30 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This program is in-person only. Join us for this Manga March Madness craft event and made a magnet of your favorite characters. Snacks and crafting supplies will be provided on a first-come basis. This program is made possible by NYPL's Innovation Lab, which pilots new staff ideas for reaching and engaging our communities.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 9
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, March 12
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 13
@ 3 PM
The title for this month's Book Club: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 5 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event is online only. Springtime is when colleges start sending out acceptance letters. This virtual info session with staff from UnderstandingFAFSA.org will show high school students and their families tools they can use to evaluate various financial aid packages. We will also talk about scholarships, loans, work study programs and tips on how to appeal for more financial asisstance. For ASL, CART, or other accommodations, please email accessibility@nypl.org at least two weeks in advanc…
Riverside LibraryFamilies,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 15
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 16
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, March 19
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This is an online program. Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil. In this program join Clare Vidich, long time meditator who will explore the healing power of meditation and share techniques on how to unlock the door to a life of improved emotional and physical wellbeing. Meditation is much more than a simple tool to help people reduce stress - it helps positively transform our inner self which in turn impacts our outer relationships and t…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Wed, March 20
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, March 21
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for women's history month . Teens who attend and visit any of the three libraries afterwards can get a free comic book to keep. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and audio and/or video capabilities. Public participation in the talk is optional.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 22
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 23
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 23
@ 12:30 PM
This program will take place in person. This class is designed for the beginning adult actor seeking experience and feedback. The class highlights ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Attendees will workwith ensemble building games, script analysis, scene study, and stage production. No experience is necessary.
Riverside LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, March 26
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 27
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, March 29
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, March 30
@ 9 AM
Canceled
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
TEST WILL BE HELD ONLINE - PLEASE REGISTER HERE A practice test is a great way to find out how you may score on the SHSAT without having the scores count. After the test, you'll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. After the students register, they will receive detailed instructions explaining how to log onto The Princeton Review portal and complete the test online at home. After the test, students will receive an email to sign up for a free score con…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, March 30
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, April 2
@ 3 PM
Is your indoor jungle overgrowing your space? Do you have cuttings to give away? Do you want to trade for something new or just adopt a new little plant friend? Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and meet new plant friends, both human and vegetation! Come on down to the Riverside Library and get your swap on! Meet other plant friends! Trade plants, tips, and stories. You may find that wishlist plant you've been looking for or try something entirely new. This is a free plant swap. Ther…
Riverside LibraryAdults,

Families,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 2
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 3
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm. It's not just for kids! Join us and discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy! Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, April 5
@ 10 AM
Calling all Bridge, Mahjong, and tabletop game players! Join us in person Fridays 10-12p for two hours of gaming fun! This program is for adults ages 18+. First come first serve! **Limited to 16 People**
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 6
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, April 9
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This program is online only. Do you want to go to college or start a career? Need help making a resume? Schedule a 20-minute virtual one-on-one counseling session with staff from the Riverside Library. (Open to the first three teens who make an online reservation). We can help you look for/with: College programs Resume and cover letter assistance Job opportunities No matter what age, we're here to help you reach your college and career goals.
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 10
@ 3 PM
The title for this month's Book Club: Roman Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri
Riverside LibraryAdults