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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116 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place IN PERSON at Chatham Square Branch Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High Schoo…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for an arts and crafts program on every Tuesday! We'll be doing different fun arts & crafts activities weekly such as painting, drawing, collage and a lot more! Ideal for PreK & Preschool kids with their caregivers. Remember, arts & crafts program is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! We ask that both of you are present during the entire program, as unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to l…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, February 28
@ 10 AM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Come & learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Please bring your own brushes, paint plate, small water container and traditional Chinese ink; we will provide paper and color ink. 學習國畫繪畫技巧!請帶上畫筆,水彩板, 装水器和墨;我們將提供紙張和彩色墨水。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Wednesday of each month in the Storytime Room on our 3rd Floor! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for young children with all ages with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOT…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, February 28
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class will cover the most popular lookup method in Excel, VLOOKUP, which used to search for and retrieve information in datasets, and work with the results. This class is part of our Excel Genius class series. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3KBj04g
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 1:30 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Learn how to read and write basic SQL queries and explore various SQL statements that can be used to retrieve data from a database. We will create an account with the data workspace query.me for this class. While you do not need any experience with SQL to attend this class, you should be proficient with using a computer and a web browser. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual cla…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Create your own website using Google Sites. Learn how to use templates to create a site or create a site from scratch. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link.
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 6 PM
This program will be held in person at Chatham Square Library Join Chatham Square and Shape Up NYC for Yoga classes. Join us for an introduction to the benefits of yoga. This class will cover foundational poses and techniques for practicing yoga. All levels of fitness are welcome! Each session is led by a Shape Up NYC instructor. Program dates: Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-6:45 PM Participants must sign a liability waiver to participate in the classes. About Shape Up NYC Shap…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, February 29
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
日本語バイリンガルストーリータイムへようこそ!5歳までのお子様向けプログラムで、保護者の方のご参加をお願いいたします!一緒に絵本を読んだり、歌を歌って、楽しい時間を過ごしましょう!事前の申込みは必要ありません!お会いできるのを楽しみにしています! Come join us for a Japanese Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! ご注意:ベビーカー置き場は2階(チルドレンズフロア)にございます。恐れ入りますが、正面玄関から1階(ヤングアダルトフロアとアダルトフロア)までは階段のみで、エレベーターはございません。1階奥にエ…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, February 29
@ 11 AM
Our coloring group is now in-person! We will meet in person every 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 11am. We can chat with each other about current events, hobbies, movies and books while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditation. Materials will be provided. If you have any questions please email:…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Thu, February 29
@ 1 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 3 PM
Black History Month
This event is online only. This is a poetry discussion group program, as well as a Black History Month event. The facilitator will present a poem by Amanda Gorman on your computer screen. After the poem is read aloud, you will be offered discussion prompts to talk about any thoughts or feelings evoked by the poem. It is a one-hour program, so the event will be mostly conversation time. If we have time after discussing the first poem, we will discuss another one. Please join us. Register at the l…
Chatham Square Library
Online Only
Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, February 29
@ 6 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. Please join us for a discussion of Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone: a Novel which is available from NYPL. Also, please note that the discussion was originally set to meet a week earlier, but was postponed until February 29. “Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance,…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Fri, March 1
@ 3:30 PM
Join us for board games and card games of all types and skill levels. We also have LEGO sets! No registration is required. Bring friends or come make some new ones! Perfect for children 5 - 12 and families. 歡迎參加本館的遊戲類項目! 本館有不同類型的棋盤和紙牌遊戲,也有樂高套裝!無需註冊,最適合5至12歲的兒童和家庭。 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOTE: Stroller parking is on the 2nd floor (the Children's Floor). Unfortunately, there is no elevator access from…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Sat, March 2
@ 10:30 AM
AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tax filers will be assisted by appointment only. Please call 212-498-8983 beginning January 26. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day. However, you can return the following day/week or visit another of one our other NYPL locations. (www.nypl.org/tax help) Be prepared - bring the following: Government Issued Photo ID Social Security Cards for you and all dependents All Income related items All D…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Sat, March 2
@ 1 PM
This event takes place in-person every Saturday from 1 PM - 3 PM. Join us at the Teen Center and play chess with other teens. For Teens Only | Grades 6 -12 | No Registration Needed
Chatham Square Library
Teen Center FL 1
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 3 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. || 本活動僅限線上參與。 This event is in Mandarin only. || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Must register with a valid email address. || 必須使用有效的電子郵件地址進行註冊。 Learn how to create, edit and share online presentations using Google Slides. 學習如何使用 Google Slide 創建、編輯和分享線上簡報。 You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link. 您將在課程開始前2小時收到一封電子郵件,其中包含虛擬課程的連結。…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Mon, March 4
@ 4 PM
This event takes place in-person every Monday from 4 PM - 5:30 PM Play video games with your friends on Nintendo Switch and Play Station 5, or have fun with card & board games. Either way, it's GAME ON No Registration Required Location: Community Room 3rd FL Only for Teens Grades 6-12
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place IN PERSON at Chatham Square Branch Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High Schoo…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, March 5
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for an arts and crafts program on every Tuesday! We'll be doing different fun arts & crafts activities weekly such as painting, drawing, collage and a lot more! Ideal for PreK & Preschool kids with their caregivers. Remember, arts & crafts program is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! We ask that both of you are present during the entire program, as unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to l…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, March 6
@ 10 AM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Come & learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Please bring your own brushes, paint plate, small water container and traditional Chinese ink; we will provide paper and color ink. 學習國畫繪畫技巧!請帶上畫筆,水彩板, 装水器和墨;我們將提供紙張和彩色墨水。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Wednesday of each month in the Storytime Room on our 3rd Floor! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for young children with all ages with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOT…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, March 6
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class will cover alternative lookup methods in Excel - LOOKUP and INDEX MATCH - and discuss the pros and cons of each. This class is part of our Excel Genius class series. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3KBj04g
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, March 6
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 1:30 PM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class covers the basics of using HTML to create a simple web page.
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, March 6
@ 3:30 PM
This event takes place in-person every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Come to the 3rd-floor community room to watch a movie, use a laptop, play games, or simply hang out with your friends and have fun. Snacks will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. No Registration Required - Only for Teens Grades 6-12
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
日本語バイリンガルストーリータイムへようこそ!5歳までのお子様向けプログラムで、保護者の方のご参加をお願いいたします!一緒に絵本を読んだり、歌を歌って、楽しい時間を過ごしましょう!事前の申込みは必要ありません!お会いできるのを楽しみにしています! Come join us for a Japanese Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! ご注意:ベビーカー置き場は2階(チルドレンズフロア)にございます。恐れ入りますが、正面玄関から1階(ヤングアダルトフロアとアダルトフロア)までは階段のみで、エレベーターはございません。1階奥にエ…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, March 7
@ 11 AM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 11 AM
Online
Our coloring group is now online! We will meet online every Thursday at 11am. We can color and socialize while practicing social distancing. We can chat with each other about current events, hobbies, movies and books while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditation. Since this is an online…
Chatham Square Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
This event is in-person only. Join us and watch animes together! We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays. Feel free to bring your own food & drinks. Snacks will also be provided while supplies last. No Registration Needed | For Grades 6 -12, Teens Only | Location: Community Room 3rd Floor
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults