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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125 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 11:15 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Program will take place in the second floor Reading Room. This program is for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please call 212-477-6770 to register.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
Do you enjoy anime and manga? Join like-minded teens as we enjoy snacks, anime, and time together discussioning our passion!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
Ever wonder how to paint like Vincent van Gogh or collage like Matisse? Stop by for a brief history of a famous artist and enjoy a craft in their style. All materials are provided. For children ages 6-12.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4 PM
Black History Month
Join us as we discuss Octavia E. Butler's short story from the collection Bloodchild and Other Stories. We will use the Google Hangouts platform and on February 28th, you will be emailed a URL address to click on for video access, as well as a phone number if you prefer to join by phone. Registration is required. You can access the stories here: Bloodchild
Seward Park LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers
Wed, February 28
@ 6 PM
Online
Click here to register for this event... Join the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library along with the Museum at Eldridge Street for this online only event to learn about the strange beginnings of the Knickerbocker Village housing development, whose fruition began with the bizarre ambitions of an eccentric millionaire and his secret builders’ club where participants swore oaths of silence! Knickerbocker Village: Cherry Street - Catherine Street looking east Since the Colo…
Seward Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+
Thu, February 29
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Thursday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
Ralph S. Mouse craves adventure, and that’s just what he gets when a young visitor brings a mouse sized motorcycle to his home at a shabby resort hotel. At Chapter One Club a librarian will read from this month’s book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. The reading will last about 30-40 minutes. Copies of the book will be available to borrow so attendees can finish at home. For more information about this month’s book, please speak with a librarian at the Children’s Information Desk…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 6 PM
Online
G. W. F. Hegel. The Phenomenology of Spirit (1806) is a work of philosophy like no other. Setting out to make sense of modernity, an epoch marked by alienation and disenchantment, Hegel charts a pathway for recovery which initiates a journey of consciousness from ignorance to truth, the completion of this journey resulting in what Hegel calls “Absolute Knowing.” The unorthodox approach of the Phenomenology makes it one of the most notoriously difficult works of Western Philosophy. Combining…
Seward Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+
Sat, March 2
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Saturday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, March 2
@ 2 PM
Bonnie and Clyde A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, Bonnie and Clyde is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the most famous criminal couple in U.S. history. (112 minutes) Penn obviously feels quite deeply about the reality of violence. And step by step, carefully and intricately, he sets about to show us, in a way calculated to have the deepest effect on the film-going mass, that violence is nothing but violence – se…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, March 4
@ 11 AM
Come to the library for one-on-one assistance in editing and updating your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Mon, March 4
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Seward Park. Join us for some crafting fun! All supplies will be provided. For children ages 5 and up.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 6 PM
Online
This is an online-only event. Welcome to Seward Park’s Writers' Workshop for Adults. We gather every two weeks to critique writing and exercise. Our next meeting will be held on March 4th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Google Meet. This week we will be doing a writing exercise! We will use the Google Meet platform and you will be emailed the link to join on the day prior to the meeting.
Seward Park Library
Online Only
Adults
Tue, March 5
@ 2 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 5
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 3:30 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 3:30 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. This class requires a gmail account to use Google Colab, a browser based coding environment. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link.
Seward Park Library
Online
Adults
Wed, March 6
@ 6 PM
16mm Film
Charlie, a timid piano player in a small Parisian bar, is forced to hide his brother from two gangsters they have double crossed. Charlie later fights with the bar owner and kills him in self-defense. Truffaut described his second film as a "pastiche of the Hollywood B film." Derived from a pulp novel by David Goodis, the film borrows elements of film noir but its style is very much Nouvelle Vague. While no registration is required, you may email lillianweber@nypl.org if you wish to receive a r…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Thursday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 2 PM
Into knitting and/or crochet? Join us with The Phoenix NYC for this in-person program to work on a project in the company of fellow crafters! Our instructor will be Daniel Thornton, a seasoned teacher, knitting Youtuber and contributer to two how-to books on knitting. It is highly recommended that you bring your own yarn and needles. The Phoenix NYC is a nonprofit that builds community with people in recovery, are sober or sober-curious, and their families, friends, and allies. This program is…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 3:30 PM
Calling all between the ages of 9 and 12 --come join us in the Seward Park community room for Game On! This monthly program gives attendees the chance to play video games, eat snacks, and generally hang out while gathering together in a library space. We'll have several gaming consoles, including a Nintendo Switch and Playstation, set up and available for use on our projector screen, as well as snacks and drinks for you to enjoy. Join us at any point during the event for some old fashioned gami…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 6 PM
Online
G. W. F. Hegel. The Phenomenology of Spirit (1806) is a work of philosophy like no other. Setting out to make sense of modernity, an epoch marked by alienation and disenchantment, Hegel charts a pathway for recovery which initiates a journey of consciousness from ignorance to truth, the completion of this journey resulting in what Hegel calls “Absolute Knowing.” The unorthodox approach of the Phenomenology makes it one of the most notoriously difficult works of Western Philosophy. Combining…
Seward Park Library
Online
Adults,

50+
Fri, March 8
@ 2 PM
Join us for a couple of hours and use databases such as AncestryLibrary and FamilySearch to help find records of your ancestors! Feel free to bring documents/family records to assist with your search. You will be able to print out any documents you find during your research.
Seward Park LibraryAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Immigrants,

Teachers
Sat, March 9
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Saturday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, March 9
@ 1 PM
Walking Tours
A Chinese Theater in Manhattan's Chinatown Join us for a walking tour of Chinatown, provided by Taylor Zhou, former docent at the Museum of Chinese in America. The tour builds on her knowledge to include insight into the social, economic, and cultural life of the community. The tour moves through the historic core of the neighborhood highlighting people and businesses that so captured the public imagination. This tour is aimed at fostering a more holistic appreciation of the community, and…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,

Immigrants
Mon, March 11
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 11
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Seward Park. Join us for some crafting fun! All supplies will be provided. For children ages 5 and up.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 12
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications. We will also mention the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and how you can learn more about this discounted internet opportunity.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 12
@ 2 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 12
@ 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.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 12
@ 3:30 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Seward Park Library in the Community Room. Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 11:15 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Program will take place in the second floor Reading Room. This program is for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please call 212-477-6770 to register.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)