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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77 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Hey teens! Stressed about the coming financial independence you'll be facing immanently? Don't know how to keep a budget? Need some reasurrance that it'll be okay? Want to be equipped with the tools needed to make sound financial choices? WE CAN PROVIDE THIS FOR YOU! Come to our How to do Adult Stuff class! It's a presentation and discussion! It's fun! No pressure!
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Join us to hear others' creative ideas and share your own work! This is an online workshop intended for ages 7-12. It is held over Google Meets. Once you register, you will get the link to the meeting 24 hrs in advance of the workshop. It is important that an adult be present in the room for every child in attendance. Our February workshop prompts (you are never mandated to write in response to the prompt, but they serve as a guide) : Feb 6- Worlds In The Clouds What kind of societies coul…
53rd Street Library
online
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 1 PM
Online
Re-visit the Tolkien-verse with our biweekly bite sized lunch time book discussion of the entire Lord of the Ring series. Each meeting we will be tackling 1 chapter until we eventually get through the entire book series (including The Silmarillion). Open to Tolkien nerds, anyone wanting to revisit the series, and people who are new to the story. This meeting we will be reading Chapter 14 of the Fellowship of the Ring. Copies are available from the New York Public Library as a physical book, e…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
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
Comics & Superheroes
Join us online to draw each week, with new prompts each Wednesday to keep us creating different funny or interesting comics! February Workshops: Feb 7- Brand New Creatures In the wastelands after a great war, mutant creatures have arisen with new powers. What are they? How do they look? Design the diverse new beings that inhabit a ruined world. Feb 14- Cutaway Views In comics, establishing shots of towns and buildings often show multiple levels of floors, basements, and underground happ…
53rd Street Library
online
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 4:30 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This is an Opportunity Network program. This program is online only. Join us on Wednesday, February 28th for a special Opportunity Network program, organized by the 53rd St Library! As part of "21st Century Goal Setting", students in attendance will not only have a better understanding of how to manage expectations and goals, but also how to devise an action plan, and find the support and resources they need to carry out their goals! Register to attend using the link below!
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 28
@ 6 PM
Online
[This event is online only. 이 프로그램은 온라인으로 진행됩니다.] 참여를 원하시는 분은 등록해주시기 바랍니다. 뉴욕공공도서관에서 한국어 북클럽을 진행합니다. 책은 읽고 싶은데 혼자 읽기 힘들고 책을 읽은 후 다른 사람들과 생각을 나눠보고 싶으신가요? 한국어 북클럽은 매월 마지막 주 수요일에 한 달 동안 함께 읽은 책에 대해서 이야기하는 방식으로 진행됩니다. We’re excited to announce our Korean Book Discussion at 53rd Street Library. If you want to read Korean books together, we're here for you! You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you b…
Online OnlyAdults
Thu, February 29
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
This event will take place in person at the 53rd St Library. Are you in need of any assistance related to the college application process? Drop by during our college question hour sessions! We'd be happy to answer any inquiries you may have regarding preparation for planning your postsecondary life.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Participation limited to 15 child partici…
53rd Street Library
Online Only
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 29
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at 53rd Street Library. Adult Coloring is back! We will meet every Thursday at 4pm again! 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.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, March 1
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, The Super Mario Bros. (2023) on Friday, March 1st at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG) Runtime: 92 minutes. Director: Michael Jelenic Starring: Kevin Michael Richardson, Jack Black, Khary Payton, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day Synopsis : Two Brooklyn plumbers who are brothers and best friend: Mario, the brave one with the “Let’s-a-go” attitude,…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, March 1
@ 3 PM
Join us to build with legos and other tools and meet other creators at the library! We'll have all our materials out for your engineering projects.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 4
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, March 5
@ 7 PM
꾸준한 글쓰기의 힘으로 작가에 도전하세요! 현직 작가/시인(Tanya Ko Hong*)와 함께하는 온라인 워크샵에서는 미국과 한국에서 셀프 퍼블리싱에 대한 소중한 팁을 공유하고, 작가로서의 도전을 이끌어내는 기회를 만나보세요! 함께 성장해나가는 길을 함께 걸어봐요! 워크숍은 3주 동안 온라인/한국어로 진행되고 참여를 원하는 분은 신청해 주시길 바랍니다. Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong (고현혜) is an internationally published poet, translator, and cultural-curator who champions bilingual poetry and poets. She is the author of five books, including The War Still Within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). Her poetry appears in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, W…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 6
@ 3 PM
Online
Please join the 53rd Street Library for our Virtual Citizenship Study Group. The online citizenship study group is a place where you can study for the Naturalization Test with others who are also preparing for the exam, using materials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other resources, as well as playing informative games to help you learn all you'll need to know for the citizenship test. To participate in this program, please register with your email address…
OnlineAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 7
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Come join us on the first Thursday of each month to watch the monthly Cinema Scene film selection. This month's selection is Bisbee '17, directed by Robert Greene (2018, 112 minutes). The Cinema Scene is a monthly meet-up of film enthusiasts. It's much like a book club, but instead of discussing a book, we discuss a movie. Click HERE to learn more and register for March's discussion of Bisbee '17, which will take place online…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at 53rd Street Library. Adult Coloring is back! We will meet every Thursday at 4pm again! 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.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 7
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Participation limited to 15 child partici…
53rd Street Library
Online Only
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 8
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, The Wiz (1978) on Friday, March 8th at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (G) Runtime: 133 minutes. Director: Sidney Lumet Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Lena Horne, Ted Ross Synopsis : Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz. A young kindergarten tea…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, March 8
@ 3 PM
Join us to build with legos and other tools and meet other creators at the library! We'll have all our materials out for your engineering projects.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, March 11
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, March 12
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, March 12
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Improve your English language proficiency! Drop in at the 53rd Street Library's ESOL "Conversation Tuesdays," an open dialogue where English language learners and fluent English speakers chat on a variety of topics including art, music, current events, leisure activities, and New York City life. Practice your speaking skills and socialize with other English language learners. No registration required.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Tue, March 12
@ 5 PM
This event is online only. Interested in reviving the cinema experience? Want to talk about classic and contemporary films with your community? Join our NYPL film club, Cinema Scene! Our format is nearly identical to a book club but instead of discussing a book, we will discuss a movie. March's feature will be Bisbee '17 (2018) d. Robert Greene (112 minutes). HOW TO REGISTER: Each month we will select a film from PROJECTR, NYPL's platform for streaming independent films, access to which is a…
OnlineAdults
Tue, March 12
@ 6:30 PM
Author at the Library
This event will take place in person at 53rd St. Join us here at the 53rd St Library for a special after hours in-person author talk, with multiple award winning authors! On Tuesday, March 12th, R.L. Stine, Angie Cruz and Mira Jacob, will all be in attendance to talk about their contributions to the new Author's Guild title, Fourteen Days, edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston. Attendance to the program is free. Books will be available for purchase, and the authors will be holding a boo…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, March 12
@ 7 PM
꾸준한 글쓰기의 힘으로 작가에 도전하세요! 현직 작가/시인(Tanya Ko Hong*)와 함께하는 온라인 워크샵에서는 미국과 한국에서 셀프 퍼블리싱에 대한 소중한 팁을 공유하고, 작가로서의 도전을 이끌어내는 기회를 만나보세요! 함께 성장해나가는 길을 함께 걸어봐요! 워크숍은 3주 동안 온라인/한국어로 진행되고 참여를 원하는 분은 신청해 주시길 바랍니다. Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong (고현혜) is an internationally published poet, translator, and cultural-curator who champions bilingual poetry and poets. She is the author of five books, including The War Still Within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). Her poetry appears in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, W…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 2 PM
Mercredi français is an advanced French conversation group that meets one afternoon a week to practice speaking the language we love. We start as a whole group, introducing ourselves and answering a silly “question profonde,” such as “What is your favorite color and why?” After about half an hour we break up into groups of three or four to allow for an hour of small, spontaneous group conversations. During our last hour, we break into two groups: an ongoing assigned reading group and a continued…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 14
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This storytime is for children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11 am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, March 14
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at 53rd Street Library. Adult Coloring is back! We will meet every Thursday at 4pm again! 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.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 14
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Join us on Google Meet as we read chapter books together, discuss, and enjoy reading activites and games! Intended for children in grades K-2 who are growing, independent readers. You must register in advance to receive the link to participate. The link to our book group will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Participation limited to 15 child partici…
53rd Street Library
Online Only
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, March 15
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, The Bee Movie (2007) on Friday, March 15th at 2PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG) Runtime: 82 minutes. Director: Stephen Hickner Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock Synopsis : Ambitious young worker bee Barry B. Benson soars out into the world with the high-flying pollen jocks in search of n…
53rd Street Library, TheaterFamilies
Fri, March 15
@ 3 PM
Join us to build with legos and other tools and meet other creators at the library! We'll have all our materials out for your engineering projects.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, March 16
@ 11:30 AM
This event will take place in person at The 53rd Street Library. Masks are highly recommended. OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. We…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,

Families
Sat, March 16
@ 4 PM
Author at the Library
This event will take place in person at 53rd St. Join us on Saturday, March 16th for an enlightening program as we celebrate Women's History Month! Bestselling author Mayte Carvalho (Persuasion: How To Pitch Your Ideas And Own The Room) and successful entrepreneur Helena Simon will be in attendance, as they delve into the intricacies of communication, persuasion, and overcoming obstacles in the workplace, particularly for Latina women. Together, Mayte and Helena will engage attendees in a li…
53rd Street LibraryAdults,

Businesspeople
Mon, March 18
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Tue, March 19
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)