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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, September 23
@ 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, September 25
@ 3 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, September 25
@ 3 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, September 25
@ 3 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, September 25
@ 3 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Come and explore your imagination and creativity!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 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, September 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Program: DIY Notebooks
Want something cool for the new semester? Join us as we make our own notebooks for the new school year!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Painting!
As you can guess we’ll be painting! Stop by and decompress with a paint brush and snacks.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 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, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Bookmaking for Teens
Create and decorate your own handmade book! Perfect for drawing and/or writing your ideas in. Supplies will be provided.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 5 p.m.
Creating Comics- Workshop
Learn some basics of making comics and graphic novels- take time to start, work on, or finish your own comic
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 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, September 26
@ 3 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, September 26
@ 3 p.m.
Paper Craft: Flower Bouquet
Make your own bouquet of beautiful paper flowers. These flowers are fun to make and they will last a lot longer than real flowers. Ages: 10-18
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Come one, come all for our teen coloring program. Bring your own supplies or use ours.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 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)
Tue, September 26
@ 4 p.m.
Fashion Illustration Watercolor Painting
Hey teens! Like fashion designing? Join us in sketching and painting some of your favorite fashions. No registration required.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 4:30 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, September 27
@ 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, September 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Dream Catchers
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.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday for a different craft project! Each week will be different ! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Cute Creatures
Need more unicorns in your life? Want a cute whale wallet? In Cute Creatures, learn the basics of sewing and cross stitch while making some adorable hand-made crafts to take home with you!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
Bullet Journaling for Teens
Want to get organized this school year? Make it happen with bullet journaling! Learn about this method to turn a simple notebook into an all-in-one planner, tracker and journal. All supplies provided. For teens, ages 13-18.
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 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
Thu, September 28
@ 3:30 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, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Sweet September!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: Sweet September!!! 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 for All Ages DIY Magnets Water Bottle Wind Spirals Cubomania Collage Gummy Bear Jewelry Wheel Loom DIY Notebooks *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Banned Book Badges
Stand up for your right to read! Create a miniature banned book badge out of paper, Mod Podge®, and tie tacks. Materials will be provided.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Sweet September!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: Sweet September!!! 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 for All Ages DIY Magnets Water Bottle Wind Spirals Cubomania Collage Gummy Bear Jewelry DIY Notebooks *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 09/11 @ 4 PM: Teen Art Corner 09/15 @ 3:30: Perler Parlor 09/16 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner 09/28 @ 4:30 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 29
@ 3 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Activities
On Fridays at 3 P.M., we plan a series of special activities to celebrate the beginning of the weekend so check out this month's events and come and hang out with us! DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, September 29
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Teens! Come join us for and hour of coloring. All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 29
@ 3 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
Fri, September 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Come one, come all for our teen coloring program. Bring your own supplies or use ours.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, September 30
@ 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, September 30
@ 1:30 p.m.
Get Crafty!
Calling all crafty young minds to join us and get crafty! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Ages 6-16
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, October 2
@ 3 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, October 2
@ 3 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Get crafty! During the month, there will be opportunities to work with a specific medium. On the last session of the month, we will have open studio explorations, where you can take the available materials and just create!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 2
@ 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, October 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Graffiti Art Workshop
You be you! Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by David Alicea
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 2
@ 4:30 p.m.
Open Art Studio: Paint Space
Indulge in the art of painting with our canvas painting program using acrylic paints. Join other potential artists of the community for an evening of instructional painting that has everything but the wine. This program is all about having FUN while expressing your artistic side in a relaxing environment. Open to Adults and Teens, 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…
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
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