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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
Tue, March 1
@ 4 p.m.
Glass Etching Class
Create and take home your own beautiful one of a kind glass piece using stencils and various techniques. We'll demonstrate how to get the look of etched glass without the hassle of etching cream. All materials will be provided. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 1
@ 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, March 1
@ 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, March 1
@ 4 p.m.
Post Secret Confessional
Have a secret? Turn yours into a cathartic work of art and anonymously mail it to the Post Secret Project (http://postsecret.com)!
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 1
@ 5 p.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 03/01 @ 5 pm: Teen Art Corner 03/19 @ 3 pm: Teen Art Corner 03/28 @ 4 pm: Perler Parlor
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 2
@ 3 p.m.
Graffiti Art Workshop
You be you! Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style. Presented by David Alicea. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 2
@ 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.
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 2
@ 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, March 2
@ 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.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 2
@ 4 p.m.
Magnet Making!
Stop by and make custom magnets for your locker and fridge!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 3
@ 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, March 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Artistic Teens!
If you like art, join us and learn something new!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Art/Crafts/Coloring
Relieve stress, express yourself creatively! Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be provided. OR Come and get crafty with us! Art supplies and craft supplies will be available.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 3
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Jewelry Circle
Liked all the jewelry we made in 2015? Would you like to learn how to make your own accessories? Join us as we make bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more. Make your own unique style for 2016! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 3
@ 4:30 p.m.
Poof! Life in a Vacuum
In our newest program, students learn just how important the earth’s atmosphere is and why astronauts need to wear those big, heavy space suits. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, Museum educators will mimic the vacuum of space, right in your own school, library or community center. Your students will first predict, then discover what happens to various objects when they are exposed to a vacuum and then make the extension to how the human body would react to the vacuum of space. Presented by Intr…
125th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 4
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Create 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…
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 5
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Coloring
De-stress and self-express through the art of coloring! It's a relaxing, stress-relieving and fun way to spend an hour or two. Join us for a coloring session and unwind from your day. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Teens welcome.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Make Jewelry
Make something with that extra sparkle! Take marbles and wire to make hip and funky bracelets, necklaces, and more. You'll be led by Jennifer Jacobs, who has been featured at Barney's New York! All materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 8-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Maker Monday: Masks
Come in and make your own masquerade or superhero disguise in preparation for the Women in Comics Con this Saturday!!
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Teens & Tweens Arts and Crafts
Join us on select Mondays for Arts and Crafts. This month we will have Zen Anti-Stress Coloring, Perler Parlor and more.
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: March Madness
Carafternoon series: March Madness Come join us as this month for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. This month, we will be focusing on recycled materials! This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Monday, March 7th): Cardboard Art! Crafternoon 2 (Thursday, March 10th): Sharpie Water Color Painting Crafternoon 3 (Monday, March 28th): Paint the Town Purple Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, March 30th): Easy Stained Glass…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 8
@ 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.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 8
@ 4 p.m.
Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 8-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 8
@ 4 p.m.
Create Your Own Comic Strip
Participants will create their own comic strips.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 8
@ 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, March 8
@ 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
Wed, March 9
@ 3 p.m.
EZ Silkscreen
Teens make a stencil of their own design and then silkscreen their own posters. Learn about pattern design and positive and negative space as it relates to both art and math. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
Etch Your Own Stamp!
Join Artist/Printmaker Rand Huebsch for an art workshop in designing your own rubber stamps. All materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Teen D.I.Y.
Join us every other week for our teen do-it-yourself crafting hour! Stretch your creative skills and hang out with friends as we create pop-up cards, fuse perler beads, make photo transfers, glue papercraft, screen print t-shirts, and engage in other fun art-based activities. Mar 9: QR Code Scan-venger Hunt Mar 23: Perler Parlor Materials will be provided. Limit to 10.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 9
@ 4 p.m.
Make a Zine with Nina Malkin
Get your voice out and get your words to the street! In these workshops you'll learn what a zine is, write stories or poems and create drawings that show YOUR point of view, and then put everything together in a zine. We'll cap off the program with a publication party where you'll get a copy of the printed booklet to keep! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old. This is a 3 session programs, 2 hours each session plus a publication party a few weeks later. The party will b…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 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, March 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Etch Your Own
Create and take home your own beautiful one of a kind glass piece using stencils and various techniques. We'll demonstrate how to get the look of etched glass without the hassle of etching cream. All materials will be provided. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Artistic Teens!
If you like art, join us and learn something new!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Art/Crafts/Coloring
Relieve stress, express yourself creatively! Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be provided. OR Come and get crafty with us! Art supplies and craft supplies will be available.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 4 p.m.
Sharpie Watercolor Painting
Join us as we create unique watercolor art with markers and alcohol!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 4 p.m.
A day with Clay
Conjunction Young artists explore the possibilities of self-expression through clay. Using basic hand building techniques (pinching, coiling, slabs) practiced by most cultures around the world, you'll create your own unique vessels and objects using both self-hardening and fire clay. Open to both beginners and experts. Presented by P. Oliver. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 10
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: March Madness
Carafternoon series: March Madness Come join us as this month for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. This month, we will be focusing on recycled materials! This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Monday, March 7th): Cardboard Art! Crafternoon 2 (Thursday, March 10th): Sharpie Water Color Painting Crafternoon 3 (Monday, March 28th): Paint the Town Purple Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, March 30th): Easy Stained Glass…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Craft
Hey teens! Come enjoy a cool craft just for you in our Storytime room. For Ages 12-18.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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