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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113 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 PM
If you love playing with board games and puzzles, stop by the Children’s community room and enjoy playing with GIANT versions of classic board games and floor puzzles with your friends and other people in the community! No registration required. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 17
@ 3:15 PM
Join us for some play dough fun! Using playdough encourages the development of fine motor skills for your little one. All supplies will be provided. All children are welcome to participate with proper adult supervision. PLEASE NOTE: Ticket entry required. Tickets will be distributed 1 day prior to the event. Children 5 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, July 17
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, July 18
@ 2 PM
Summer at the Library
This program is in-person only. Come in and show off your gaming skills and play some fun and friendly competitive video games. No registration required. Space and free snacks are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 18
@ 2 PM
Come in and show off your gaming skills and play some fun and friendly competitive video games. No Registration Required; Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Open for kids ages 6 - 12 .
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, July 19
@ 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, July 20
@ 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
Mon, July 22
@ 2:15 PM
Join us for a screening of Disney's Christopher Robin (2018). Winnie the Pooh ventures into London to turn a middle-aged Christopher Robin's life around with the help of Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. Stuck in an oppressive white collar job that prevents him from spending time with his family, Robin is now worlds away from the atmosphere of childlike wonder that defined Hundred Acre Wood. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Oliver Ford Davies Director(s): Marc Fors…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Riverside 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 t…
In Person Author Talk at Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a very special author talk with author, illustrator, and artist Dan-ah Kim! In this program, we'll be discussing one of Dan-ah's books, The Train Home. There will be a Q&A with the author and the audience, then an activity at the end! Riverside Library will be livestreaming 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 sponsore…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 5:30 PM
Online
This is an online program. The practice of meditation, allows us to experience our true source within. It is the link that connects us to our inner self. By tapping into this source we can wash away stress, tension, fear, and confusion. We can regain our connection to a calmer, and more peaceful existence which will result in more joy, harmony, balance, and peace. Join Clare Vidich for the engaging program. There will be a chance to try this out. Brief Bio: Clare Vidich is a retired Mont…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Wed, July 24
@ 2 PM
Summer at the Library
This program is in-person only. Stop by the library and make some cool origami crafts for the summer. Free supplies and snacks is limited and will be handed out on a first-come basis.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 24
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, July 25
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about comics for Disability Pride Month and the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. 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 optiona…
Riverside Library
Online
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, July 26
@ 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, July 27
@ 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, July 27
@ 10 AM
Canceled
Stop by the information desk at the Riverside Children’s Room to join the search for characters hiding amidst our shelves. Challenge your child to unscramble a word puzzle. Good luck! No registration required.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 27
@ 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
Mon, July 29
@ 3:30 PM
Summer at the Library
Join us at the Riverside Library and unlock your creative potential at this collage workshop with ALT Alliance! Join us on a journey of self-exploration this summer where we introduce the calming practice of meditation, alongside crafting personalized artwork. Together, we’ll delve into the intricate elements that shape your inner world. All crafting supplies will be provided. *PLEASE NOTE: Advance phone or in-person registration begins 1 week before each event. Each parent/guardian may regis…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, July 30
@ 4 PM
If you love playing with board games and puzzles, stop by the Children’s community room and enjoy playing with GIANT versions of classic board games and floor puzzles with your friends and other people in the community! No registration required. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 31
@ 3:15 PM
Join us for some play dough fun! Using playdough encourages the development of fine motor skills for your little one. All supplies will be provided. All children are welcome to participate with proper adult supervision. PLEASE NOTE: Ticket entry required. Tickets will be distributed 1 day prior to the event. Children 5 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, July 31
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, August 2
@ 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, August 3
@ 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, August 3
@ 2 PM
Join the Riverside Poets for an afternoon of poetry!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, August 6
@ 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)
Wed, August 7
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, August 9
@ 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, August 10
@ 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
Wed, August 14
@ 1:30 PM
Due to the popularity of this program, we are now offering two book club sessions. Please feel free to join us for only one of the sessions - either the 1:30pm or the 3pm session. The title for this month's Book Club: Matrix
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, August 14
@ 3 PM
Due to the popularity of this program, we are now offering two book club sessions. Please feel free to join us for only one of the sessions - either the 1:30pm or the 3pm session. The title for this month's Book Club: Matrix
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, August 14
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, August 15
@ 4 PM
Comics & Superheroes
This event is online only. Join us as three librarians talk about French comics and summer getaways. 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, August 16
@ 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, August 17
@ 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, August 20
@ 3 PM
Summer at the Library
Grammy-nominated music artist Fyütch performs high energy songs about social justice and environmental health with affirming chants and dance moves! Presented by Fyutch 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. Plus, use your library card to book free passes at 90+ museums, gardens, and more across…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, August 21
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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, August 23
@ 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, August 24
@ 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
Wed, August 28
@ 4:15 PM
This event will take place in-person at Riverside Library. Wanna color and get creative? We will meet every Wednesday at 4:15pm. 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