Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation


Mark Your Calendar for Handmade: Crafternoons!


 1130301. New York Public LibraryCalling all craft-loving, library-loving readers! Please join me and my co-host Maura Madden (author of the amazing guide to crafty gatherings, Crafternoon) for a new FREE monthly series called Handmade: Crafternoons! Each day we'll focus on a different handmaking theme, and I'll post details about them here on the blog in advance of the date. What's in store for you at a Handmade: Crafternoon? Each event will include an inspiring spread of books and magazines (especially vintage books like the one pictured) from the Library's collections, a hands-on DIY project, and special crafty guests. It'll be a chance to get inspired at your Library, to hang with fellow crafty New Yorkers, and to make stuff together. Interested? Then mark your calendars! Here are the dates: Saturday, September 12, 2:00 to 4:00pm Saturday, October 10, 2:00 to 4:00pm Saturday, November 14, 2:00 to 4:00pm Saturday, December 12, 2:00 to 4:00pm These events will all take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue. Yes, that's the big one with the lions out front. Maura and I hope to see you there!


Patron-generated content represents the views and interpretations of the patron, not necessarily those of The New York Public Library. For more information see NYPL's Website Terms and Conditions.

How do you sign up for these

How do you sign up for these 'Crafternoon' classes? I imagine they will attract a number of people. Also, I tried to reserve the book, but the instructions re: a PIN number are messed up.

What are the subjects for

What are the subjects for these monthly crafternoons?

Thanks for your questions!

Thanks for your questions! I'll post full details this coming week on our first event (which will occur on Sept. 12th). But in a nutshell, our first event will be about getting creative with materials you might find in your recycling bin, your sewing kit, and your tool box. And although we do hope that lots of you come, at this point we're not requiring advance sign-ups so please just come along if you are interested.

Post new comment