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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sun, July 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Tween Craft
Hey tweens! Come enjoy cool do-it-yourself crafts with your friends in the teen area. Programming begins at 3:30 pm.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 1 p.m.
MakerCart
Use your imagination, and items from the MakerCart, to get creative in the library!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Art
If you like art, join us and learn something new! 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.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Crafternoons: July!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: July!! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts for your entertainment! This Month, we will be featuring the following activities: Perler Beads My Self > My Place in Space Embroidery Min-Canvas Umbrella Designing Glass and Glitter Anime Club *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Crafts
Come by the Castle Hill Branch and create crafts with teens of all experience levels. ALL New York Public Library programs are free of charge!!
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Space for Tweens
July 10th - Ice Cream Cone Balloons National Ice Cream Day is on July 16th! Come celebrate this day with us as we will be making ice cream cone balloons! July 24th - Friendship Bracelets International Friendship Day is on July 30th! Come celebrate with us as we will be making friendship bracelets! Grab your friend or two to make bracelets for each other! All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Ages: 10 and up
Tompkins Square Library, BasementTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Collage a Better World
Come join us for creative crafting as we Build a Better World through art. All materials will be provided.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 24
@ 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; just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
Free Art
Be creative! Draw something. Color a picture. Create anything you like. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World
Create and Build a Better World with fun projects that will help your community and increase awareness of global issues.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Vision Boards for Teens
Learn about vision boards and how they can help you achieve your goals. We will each create a vision board, all supplies will be provided.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday this summer for a different craft project! Each week will be a different theme! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 3 p.m.
Arts and Crafts
Join us for arts and crafts activities @ George Bruce Library. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers and paints. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery.
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 3 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 5-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Paper Making
Experience some once upon a time technology and discover how to make paper. Please be advised you will get your hands wet. Tech for U: STEM Programs for Teens
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build A Better World Through Art
Create and paint your own masterpiece on canvas! All materials will be provided.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoon: Super Stitchers
Become the master of a needle in this four week series centered on sewing arts! Hand sewing, cross-stitch, and embroidery will all be covered. Beginners and the more advanced welcome. No registration required. Limited to 10. Week 1: Button Flowers Week 2: Hand-sewing plushies Week 3: Cross-Stitch Week 4: Embroidery
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 3 p.m.
Friendship Bracelets Craft
Explore your creative side by making a friendship bracelet. We will supply the yarn and show you how to weave it. This event is open to children eight years-old and up.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Dream Catcher
A Summer Reading Program Learn about the origins of dream catchers and then make your own! Presented by Jailin Acevedo For ages 13-18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World - Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we Build a Better World through art. Every Thursday from 4 PM - 5 PM in the mezzanine. July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Make Something @ Mulberry Street: DIY Craft Series
Spend your summer making, doing and creating at Mulberry Street Library. You'll shake a few simple ingredients to make ice cream, make a fun accordion-style book, celebrate your friends with beautiful fun cards for Friendship Day, create magical, stress relieving glitter jars and make enviable beaded rings and bracelets. All these DIY projects can easily be replicated at home to show off to your friends and family. All materials will be supplied. For ages 12-18 July 13 - Ice Cream in a Bag Jul…
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Postponed
Summer Reading
Sample U!
A Summer Reading Program Using ipads or tablets learn how to “sample” yourself and create electronic music, sequence and compose music by recording instruments, the environment and YOU! Presented by DJ SpazeCraft-Aaron Lazansky. For ages 13-18 years old.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Craft for Teens
Looking for cool arts and crafts ideas for teens, kids, and anyone who loves creative art projects? Making your own artwork is a favorite DIY for teens for a reason, you can make cool room decor tailored to your style, you can learn new crafting skills, and you get to express yourself with color, paint, glue, string, and tons of other cool art and craft supplies.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, July 28
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 07/05 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner 07/14 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner 07/15 @ 2 PM: Perler Parlor 07/28 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 28
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Teen Coloring
Teens! Come join us for and hour of coloring. All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 28
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! It is a fantastic way to relax and just be creative. So come join us for an hour or more as we unwind and relax from the stresses of school. All materials provided!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
Open Art Studio: Zentangle 101
Untangle your mind with Zentangle, a new meditative art style that takes doodling to another level by creating beautiful, intricate, hand drawn images using structured patterns. This unique art form is simple to understand and easy to enjoy- even if you are convinced you are not an artist! Open to all ages, this special arts program is part of our Open Art Studio series where we provide the space and materials for you to explore various art forms and get your artistic groove on! Please see the…
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, July 29
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Visit the Teen Room to color a picture and listen to music.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 1 p.m.
MakerCart
Use your imagination, and items from the MakerCart, to get creative in the library!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Art
If you like art, join us and learn something new! 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.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Crafts
Come by the Castle Hill Branch and create crafts with teens of all experience levels. ALL New York Public Library programs are free of charge!!
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Tween Craft
Hey tweens! Come enjoy cool do-it-yourself crafts with your friends in the teen area. Programming begins at 3:30 pm.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 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; just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
Open Art Studio: Coil Ceramics
Build an appreciation for ancient ceramic makers with this hands-on workshop introducing participants to the basic components of the coiling method to make their own unique pottery. Open to all ages, this special arts program is part of our Open Art Studio series where we provide the space and materials for you to explore various art forms and get your artistic groove on! Please see the attached flyer for more details.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Tue, August 1
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Art Therapy: Friendship Bracelets!
We will be working with different mediums to create our own artwork! No experience necessary, just come and have fun! For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoon
Come get crafty in the Teen Room! From origami to cross-stitch to duct-tape wallets! For ages 13-18. All supplies provided.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 2
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday this summer for a different craft project! Each week will be a different theme! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 2
@ 3 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Join us for arts and crafts activities @ George Bruce Library. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers and paints. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 2
@ 3 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 5-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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