Online Events & Classes Calendar

During our gradual reopening following our temporary closure due to COVID-19, The New York Public Library is here to help people of all ages learn and engage with their communities through our online classes, programs, book clubs, and more. Discover our wide array of free online offerings below.

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494 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online/over the phone only. Are you a crossword puzzle enthusiast? Join staff from the Andrew Heiskell Library for our virtual Crossword Club and help solve a puzzle as a group! *Please note that this program is hosted by the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library and is designed for patrons who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print, though all are welcome to join. You must register with your email address in order to…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Online Only
Adults,

Persons with Disabilities
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. 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! Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Register and you will receive an email with the link by 9:00 am on the day of the event. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join the staff at Fort Washington Library for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with children of different ages. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. When registering for…
Fort Washington Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the Grand Concourse staff to discuss the short story, "What Were You Dreaming?," by Nadine Gordimer. In the story, the author transports us masterfully back to aparthied-era South Africa through the clever telling of a hitchhiker's experience. Click the highlighted title above to read the story. On the day of the program, a link to the discussion will be sent to you. Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was a South African writer and political activist. In 1991,…
Grand Concourse Library
ONLINE
Adults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Money Matters
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Today
@ 12 PM
Money Matters
"This event is online only" Anthea Perkinson, CFP® discusses how to create a spending plan that takes care of your bills and helps you make progress toward your goals. Find the motivation from within to stick to it for a Financially Fit New Year! Click here to Register About the Presenter: Anthea Perkinson, CFP® Anthea is the founder and principal of Monterey Associates, LLC, a fee-only planning firm with clients in NYC and Westchester. She has nearly 30 years of exper…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Today
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Today
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
THIS EVENT IS ONLINE ONLY. Start your family history research online with librarians from The New York Public Library's Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy, specialists in genealogy reference and instruction. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class will be online. Registration is…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Today
@ 2 PM
Online
This event is online only. Come join us and get lost in the creative world of crochet. Learn how to chain, loop, stitch and so much more. Enter your email in the space provided, and you'll be sent a meeting link the day before the program.
Online Via Google Hangouts MeetAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
**This event will be online only** Yong Li and Susanne Guo, IRS Stakeholder Liaisons, discuss how to prepare for the upcoming tax filing season. Learn about the documents and information you need, rules to be aware of, tips to avoid common federal tax return preparation errors, and how changes in your personal life affect your filing status. Click here to register About the presenters: Susanne Guo is a Sr. Stakeholder Liaison Bilingual Tax Specialist with the Internal Revenue…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Today
@ 3 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the Grand Concourse staff to discuss the short story, "What Were You Dreaming?," by Nadine Gordimer. In the story, the author transports us back to apartheid-era South Africa through the clever telling of a hitchhiker's experience. Click the highlighted title above to read the story. On the day of the program, a link to the discussion will be sent to you. Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was a South African writer and political activist. In 1991, she receiv…
Grand Concourse Library
online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This program will take place online via Google Meet, please register to receive the meeting codes. Are you a fan of the dramatic arts? Do you enjoy acting? Come to our adult acting circle! We will do some improv, do cold reads, perform scenes together, discuss acting methods, and more!
Kingsbridge Library
Online
Adults
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)
Today
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
This Event is In-Person. Did you love the book you read recently? Did you *hate* it? Take a break from your day to join the children's staff from the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library for an informal chat to share what you've been reading lately. Registration not required. First come, first served. Ages 6 - 12 years.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 4 PM
Online
This event is online only. Calling all puzzle fans (grades 7–12): Join the Bloomingdale and West Farms librarians for Books & Puzzles. Make new friends in a virtual space – we’ll do a virtual puzzle together and chat about our favorite books! Discover what the Library offers NYC teens, including TeenLIVE events, programs, book recommendations, and more.
Bloomingdale Library
Online Only
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This is an online program. Bring your teddy bear and join your friends from New Dorp Library for a fun storytime! Enjoy bear-themed stories and we will have a pretend tea party with our bears and all our friends. We will be making easy-bear crafts as well. The craft template will be sent to you the day before the program along with the google link to join. Please bring crayons & glue to the program. Best for ages 3 to 6 years old. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their c…
RemoteChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 4:30 PM
Online
Wednesdays beginning January 4, 4:30 - 6:30 PM Gain confidence in using Windows with the JAWS Screen Reader. Learn to customize settings, understand commands, get help, understand important Windows concepts, compose and edit text, browse the web and get help when you need it! Please plan to attend the majority of sessions in this series if you register: concepts will build from one week to the next. This event will take place online. https://nypl.zoom.us/j/85981183065?pwd=UEhOT0Zqc3ptd3VDZCtp…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. Join us for our virtual book club dedicated to readers of everything romance! About the book: Kitty Talbot needs a fortune. Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. Left with her father’s massive debts, she has only twelve weeks to save her family from ruin. Kitty has never been one to back down from a challenge, so she leaves home and heads toward the most dangerous battleground in all of England: the London season. Kitty may be neither ac…
South Beach Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 6:30 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
**This event is online only** A business plan is a blueprint for starting and growing a business. Learn how to analyze your competitors and how to draft the Competitor Analysis section of your plan. The discussion includes: NYPL and web-based resources to use to conduct competitor analysis Explain the purpose of competitor analysis. How to identify and analyze groups of competitors How to ethically obtain information about your competitors This program is made possible by the Stavro…
ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Thu, February 9
@ 10 AM
Online
This program will take place virtually. Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Join the weekly meetings of the Kingsbridge Writing Circle, held online at the Kingsbridge Library on every Thursday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. Eastern Time. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles…
Kingsbridge Library
Online
Adults
Thu, February 9
@ 10:30 AM
Online
This event is online only. Join us twice a month for an hour of brain games! Spend an hour with some Library friends from Webster, Westchester Square, New Amsterdam, Epiphany, and Todt Hill - Westerleigh, stretching our mental muscles with different cranial activities. Each session will feature some relaxing centering time, along with everything from word games to trivia, to get your needed mental fitness workout with the library. We will also feature some tips, books, and resources on how yo…
Webster Library
online only
Adults,

50+
Thu, February 9
@ 11 AM
Online
This event is online only. Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, or needlecraft enthusiast? Why work alone when you can join in the company of fellow crafters? Come join our informal needlecraft circle to share ideas, projects, and life! Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Who says that you can't be social while practicing social distancing? This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet.You must register with your email ad…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Thu, February 9
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Thu, February 9
@ 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, February 9
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books led by members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Ideal for parents and caregivers with children of multiple-aged. Storytime is a program for parents / caregivers and their children. Both the parent / caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the prog…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 12 PM
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Have a question for your business projects that requires research? Whether you are looking at starting a business or growing your existing one, doing research is a "mission-critical" part of being in business. The Business Center’s Librarians can help! Our Librarians are available for 30-min video consultations on weekdays between 12-5 PM. The Library’s world-class Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) features electronic resources, comprehensive…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

Businesspeople
Thu, February 9
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is ONLINE only. Join the Grand Concourse Library staff to discuss the novel, "On the Road," by Jack Kerouac. The novel is a thinly veiled autobiography of Kerouac's travels across the U.S. in the late 1940s. It includes many seminal figures of the Beat movement, including William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. Click the title above to reserve a hard copy or an eBook copy. (The full text novel is also available online in pdf form.) On the day of the program, a link…
Grand Concourse Library
ONLINE
Adults,

Book Lovers
Thu, February 9
@ 1:30 PM
Online
This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class.
Online OnlyAdults
Thu, February 9
@ 3 PM
Online
This event is online only. What are you working on? Join us and tell us about it! We'd love to chat, share tips, maybe even inspire one another. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, there are hundreds of books in our collection to inspire you. Check them out and join us weekly on Thursdays at 3pm. This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participat…
53rd Street Library
Via Google Meets
Adults
Thu, February 9
@ 3:30 PM
Online
This program is held online. Come and join staff of the Pelham Library and hear about books about love and romance, just in time for Valentine's Day, and tell us about your favorites. This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and video and an internet connection to join. For teens 12-18.
OnlineTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 4 PM
Online
Join us for a workshop on Crochet and Knitting Conversation. We will do our best to give instructions on your crocheting and knitting questions. So make sure to have your supplies and projects with you, and come craft with us! Crochet&Knit, Crafts Online!/ Thompson Thursday, February 9th, 2023· 4:00 – 5:00 pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yhn-aewz-zuv Or dial: ‪(US) +1 337-944-4628‬ PIN: ‪829 901 752‬# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yhn-aewz…
Wakefield Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 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. Please register here as well as email allisonameduri@nypl.org to confirm your registration. 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…
53rd Street Library
Online Only via Google Hangouts Meet
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
This is a online program. Join us for a Fairy Tale Book Discussion. Ages 5 - 12 years old. We will be discussing a different fairy tale each month. We will be making a craft relating to the fairy tale. The template of the craft will be sent to you the day before the program. Please bring crayons and glue. This book discussion is geared toward parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or children will…
RemoteChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 4:45 PM
Online
Event Details This event is online only. Our adult coloring group is now online! Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and discuss whatever is on your mind. Who says that you can't be social while practicing social distancing? “You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device w…
Francis Martin Library
Online
Adults
Thu, February 9
@ 5 PM
Online
This event is online only. Reading a cool comic book you'd like to share? Or an interesting mystery book? Share with us any book that you are currently reading, plan to read, a previous book you enjoyed, or your reading goals for the year. All genres and types of books are welcomed to share about from children's books, to adult non-fiction. Whatever type of book(s) you like to read, you can feel free to share with us. Possible things to share, but not necessary: A short summary of the book…
onlineAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

Businesspeople,

College & Graduate Students,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Thu, February 9
@ 5 PM
Money Matters
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Thu, February 9
@ 5:30 PM
Online
Join long time meditator Dr. Andrew Vidich as he offers this engaging workshop on how to use the practice of meditation to incorporate more love and peace in your life which in turn will have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. Learn how to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, improve work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. The workshop will include a short meditation session. Brief…
Via Google Hangouts Meet Adults,

50+
Thu, February 9
@ 6:30 PM
Online
This event will take place online via Zoom. Must register with a valid email address. Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class.
Online OnlyAdults
Fri, February 10
@ 9 AM
Money Matters
The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Budget and Credit Coaching Sign up for a remote session with the Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) of the Community Service Society. Learn how to improve your credit, manage your debt, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financ…
Online - Details will be emailed upon registrationAdults,

50+,

Businesspeople
Fri, February 10
@ 10 AM
Online
This event is online only. Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. This group meets online via Google Hangouts Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Sign up for NYPL Conn…
Great Kills Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+