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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, March 6
@ 4:30 p.m.
Anti-Prom research workshop 2014
LPA and the Performing Arts Museum hosted the annual visual research workshop in association with the NYPL Anti-Prom. Students at NY's High School of Fashion Industries select a theme -- this year PUNK! -- and have workshops on using visual research at LPA, the Picture Collection and the Art & Architecture Division, create inspiration boards, and design outfits that will be presented at the Anti Prom at Astor Hall. The Museum then frames the designs and boards and installs the garments in…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Sat, January 2
@ 11 a.m.
Teen Coloring
Relieve stress, express yourself creatively! Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 4
@ 4 p.m.
Put a Hero On It
Decorate a t-shirt with a photo of your favorite hero! First, you'll stencil the images of your heroes on the tee, outline them with fabric crayons. Susan will press the images with a small iron, making it permanent. Afterwards, you can embellish with 3rd paint stones and other trimmings. Presented by Susan Hale. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 4
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 01/04 @ 4pm: Perler Parlor 01/14 @ 5pm: Teen Art Corner 01/28 @ 5 pm: Teen DIY: Make Your Own Stress Ball
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 4
@ 4 p.m.
Teens & Tweens Arts and Crafts
Join us at the library for Craft Mondays! Ages 10 and up, all supplies are provided. This month we will be decorating a picture frame, having perler parlor and more!
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 4
@ 4 p.m.
Dreaming of 2016
They visualizing your goals is the best way to achieve your goals. Join us for vision board making and visualize your year!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 8-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
Art Club
This is mainly a freestyle session, and our main goal will be to fill every page of our sketch pads. There is no such thing as a mistake in this art session, so no ripped or torn out pages. We're going to witness our own evolution in ART.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Teens make assorted arts & crafts, while we supply the materials!
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Curious about the yarn arts? Come to Knit and Crochet 101 and learn how! Free! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary! Vous êtes curieux au sujet des arts de laine? Venez à Tricot et Crochet 101 et apprenez à le faire! Gratuit! Tous les matériaux seront fournis. Aucune experience réquise! Chaque mardi à 4:00. Tiene curiosidad por las artes de hilo? Venga a la biblioteca aprende a tejer con una o dos agujetas! Gratis! Todos materiales se serán proporcionará. No se requiere…
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
Art Studio
Draw manga, graffiti, or freestyle, or just sit down and color! It's your choice. All materials will be provided; you just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
NakhaChitra Workshop
Indian art tradition meets New York Style. Meet NakhaChitra master Suhas as he shows you how to create embossed art using just your fingernails and paper. All materials will be provided. Presented by Suhas Tavkar. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 5
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Program
Come to the library and make a craft with us!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Collage project
Teen will be creating a collage using sugar.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Design Your Own Leather Bag
Make a leather backpack, tote or messenger bag. Add pockets and accessorize it with studs, stones, chains, eyelets and grommets. It will be strong enough to carry your books! Presented by Susan Hale. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Fun with Bottle Caps
Have fun creating new pieces with bottle caps! Make a magnet, a pushpin, keychain or even a pendant! (Some items may require extra drying time.) Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Webster LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Origami Club
Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Winter Craft
Join Miss Chantalle for a fun winter craft!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Origami Flowers
Crafternoon Series: Learn how to create flowers through complex origami. Create your own wreath or bouquet for display. *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 6
@ 5 p.m.
New Year Rememberlutions Jars
Forget New Year’s Resolutions, we are all about Rememberlutions. Make a jar that will hold all the memories you want to cherish in 2016. Accomplished goals, ‘lol’ moments, daily blessings, anything that means something to you. On December 31, 2016 take them out and relive your year of joy and wonder.
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 7
@ 3 p.m.
Create Hip Hop Jewelry
Get your bling on! Platinum, diamonds, gold, and silver. Make your own ice and get ready to be seen! All material will be provided. Presented by Susan Hale. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Edenwald LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 7
@ 3 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Kids and Teens
Join us for arts and crafts activities in Teen Space. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of art. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery. All programs are free of charge.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, January 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Relieve stress, express yourself creatively! Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 7
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Project Yarn KO!
Crafternoon Series: Need a new scarf for the cold months ahead, but not in the mood for shopping? Come on down to Seward Park Library and we will show you how to loom your own scarf, or neck warmer for FREE! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 7
@ 4 p.m.
Artistic Teens!
If you like art, join us and learn something new!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 8
@ 3 p.m.
DYI Dream Catcher
Learn about the origins of dream catchers and then make your own! Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
City Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
D.I.Y. FRIDAYS
Come Craft! Teens and Adults are welcome! Explore your crafty side at the library. Materials will be provided
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, January 9
@ 11 a.m.
Teen Coloring
Relieve stress, express yourself creatively! Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 11
@ 3 p.m.
Teens & Tweens Arts and Crafts
Join us at the library for Craft Mondays! Ages 10 and up, all supplies are provided. This month we will be decorating a picture frame, having perler parlor and more!
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Get Fresh
Stop and smell the Jell-O? Learn how to make your very own gelatin air-fresheners. Place it in your gym bag, your locker, or your bedroom and freshen up your space! All materials will be provided. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Kips Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 8-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 11
@ 4 p.m.
Artists' Workshop
This is a free workshop dedicated to developing, and experiencing an open space to create anything!!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Wish Bracelet
Make a wish and create a bracelet to “tie” it into. Learn how to create a simple bracelet with a lot of meaning. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Make Your Own Stamp
Join Artist/Printmaker Rand Huebsch for an art workshop in designing your own rubber stamps. All materials will be provided. A West Sider for many years, Rand Huebsch is a printmaker and has taught at the Center for Books Arts and the New York Public Library. He has experimented with many forms of etching and written for such arts publications as the British quarterly "Printmaking Today." His prints and artist books are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Institute…
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Teens make assorted arts & crafts, while we supply the materials!
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Design Your Own Leather Bag
Make a leather backpack, tote or messenger bag. Add pockets and accessorize it with studs, stones, chains, eyelets and grommets. It will be strong enough to carry your books! Presented by Susan Hale. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Curious about the yarn arts? Come to Knit and Crochet 101 and learn how! Free! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary! Vous êtes curieux au sujet des arts de laine? Venez à Tricot et Crochet 101 et apprenez à le faire! Gratuit! Tous les matériaux seront fournis. Aucune experience réquise! Chaque mardi à 4:00. Tiene curiosidad por las artes de hilo? Venga a la biblioteca aprende a tejer con una o dos agujetas! Gratis! Todos materiales se serán proporcionará. No se requiere…
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Magnet Making!
Make a magnet of your favorite celebrity, singer, or character!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 12
@ 4 p.m.
Get Crafty!
Make awesome crafts to take home or show off to your friends!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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