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Please note: Due to new Library policy, e-bikes, e-scooters, and electronic transportation devices are not permitted inside any NYPL location. This does not apply to mobility aids.
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During these challenging times, the Library is here to help our communities to find the resources they need.
For KidsSee All
Live Virtual Toddler StorytimeTuesday, May 30 | 11 AM
Creative Writing Club Ages 7-12: Finish this Story: Turned Into A Cat??Tuesday, May 30 | 4 PM
Comics Drawing Club For Grades 3-5: Imaginary FriendsWednesday, May 31 | 4 PM
For TeensSee All
College Drop-In Question HourWednesday, May 31 | 4 PM
College & Career Pathways: SHSAT Strategy Session @ 53rd St and RiversideWednesday, May 31 | 5 PM
High School Dungeons and DragonsFriday, June 2 | 3:30 PM
For AdultsSee All
ESOL Conversation TuesdaysTuesday, May 30 | 1:30 PM
We Speak NYC English Conversation ClassesWednesday, May 31 | 11 AM
Mercredi français: Advanced French Conversation GroupWednesday, May 31 | 1:30 PM
National Association of Women Artists: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our StoriesThrough May 31, 202353rd Street Library
The 53rd Street Library welcomes you to NAWA's Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, an exhibition of paintings and…
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About the Library
The 53rd Street branch of The New York Public Library is a bright, inviting oasis of books and learning in the center of Midtown Manhattan.Learn more about this location Learn about capital construction projects at this location