Free Virtual Library Programs: May

Are you looking for online programs to attend? Here are some interesting library programs I’m co-hosting and programs that are being put together by my fellow co-workers. All of them are free to attend! You don’t need to be a member of the library to attend. All you have to do is register at the corresponding link and the meeting information will be sent to you the day before the event.

Hope to see you all there!

NYPL Zine Information Session – Monday, May 10 at 6 PM

Interested in being published in the next issue of the NYPL Zine’s “Library Zine! Voices Across the New York Public Library”? Then join our information session! We will be discussing the submission requirements, general timeline, and what to expects after you submit for this year’s theme, “Dear Future Self…”

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.

If you have any questions, please email us at nyplzine@nypl.org. 

Register here.

AAPI Heritage: Learn with YA Reads – Tuesday, May 11 at 4 PM

May is Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage month and we are celebrating! Librarians from Bronx Library Center, Hunts Point and Pelham Parkway-Van Nest will highlight favorite books that showcase AAPI voices and heritage. 

Register Here

Dueling Detectives: Teen Detectives– Tuesday, May 18 at 3 PM

Its a battle of the teen literary detectives! Librarians from Van Nest and Epiphany will be debate on which teen detectives they would hire while giving book recommendations along the way!  This event will take place over Google Meet.

Register here.

Minds Matter: Books for the Teenage Brain– Monday, May 17 at 4 PM

Our brains have taken a beating over the last year and they might not have been doing so great pre-pandemic. So with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, librarians from Bronx Library Center, Hunts Point and Pelham Parkway-Van Nest will highlight favorite books that showcase stories of struggling and handling mental health issues. We will also be recommending books and resources to help navigate the highs and lows of various mental health disorders.

Register here.

Romancing in Color: Confessions in B-Flat– Wednesday, May 19 at 2 PM

Join Wakefield and Van Nest Staff as we read romances about and by women of color. 

For this program, we will be reading Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill. The book is an emotional love story set against the powerful backdrop of the civil rights movement that gripped a nation. When Jason sees Anita perform her poetry at the iconic B-Flat lounge, he’s transfixed. And Anita has never met anyone who can match her wit for wit like this…

Read more  of the blurb and place the book (in various formats) on hold here: Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill

Register here

Virtual Comics Chat – Wednesday, May 19 at 3:30 PM

Join us as three librarians talk about some of our personal favorite comics that we hope you’ll check out! This month, we will be discussing graphic novels and memoirs for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month.

Register here.

Virtual Book Tasting – Friday, May 28 at 3 PM

Need a new book for the month? Then come to our Virtual Book Tasting! Get a “taste” of a variety of new and popular books. Come and hear about the great books from our librarians that are in our collection!

Register here.


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