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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 23
@ 10 a.m.
Art Cart
Our Art Cart will be wheeled out to the main floor the full day for you to take what you need and create independently!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Sewing for Teens!
Do you know how to sew? Have you ever been interested in learning? Are you into fashion? Learn the basics at this workshop.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Graffiti Art Remix
Learn how to create traditional and futuristic graffiti art lettering and character design. Create the hottest manga and anime characters and mash with abstract, symmetrical and geometrical artwork. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 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, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Spring Fever
It's the Crafternoon Series:Spring Fever!!! 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 some new activities. You must attend to find out! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
3D Doodling!
3Doodler is a 3D doodling pen that allows you to create objects from drawing in the air or on surfaces. Come and join us as we create physical structures from 3Doodler pens! Dates: APRIL 9TH APRIL 23RD MAY 7TH MAY 21ST JUNE 4TH JUNE 18TH All supplies will be provided. Registration required. SPACE IS LIMITED. Ages: ONLY 8 - 12
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crafternoon
All supplies are provided for the specific make and take craft; you provide the creativity! No registration required Ages 10 – 18 years old
Van Cortlandt LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Jewelry Club
Come by the Castle Hill Branch and create jewelry 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, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Sewing Crafts
Fashion-focused crafts for the young and stylish! Beginners welcome. Call 212-666-9393 or come in to sign up!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 24
@ 4:30 p.m.
Low-Key Crocheting (for Teens)
We'll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! Whether you're a beginner or have been crocheting for years, learn something new in a friendly, relaxed environment. This weekly event is open to all middle and high school students.
Chatham Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, April 24
@ 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. 04/07 @ 2PM: Teen Art Corner 04/16 @ 4 PM: Teen Art Corner 04/20 @ 3:30 PM: Perler Parlor 04/24 @ 5 PM: Button Crafting 04/28 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 1 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)
Wed, April 25
@ 3:30 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)
Wed, April 25
@ 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)
Wed, April 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Arts & Crafts!
Come and get crafty with us! Art supplies and craft supplies will be available. Specific craft to be determined.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crafty!
Join us in the teen space to make, design and create! Use our supplies to make something cute, fun and usefel. For ages 13-18.
Mulberry Street Library
Sedgwick Senior Center
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Crafternoon
A special edition of Crafternoon: help us recycle some old cases into a cute bag for yourself, or work on your own project! You bring the creativity, we'll provide the s upplies.
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Teens Create!
Teens will use the materials for that week to create something new. No rules, No directions! Just Create!!!!
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 4 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, April 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Penguin Finger Puppets
It’s World Penguin Day – so let’s make some penguin puppets! Come learn the art of making a finger puppet – all supplies will be provided!
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Quilting Club
Work on your hand sewing and needlework skills to make scrap quilts! Free, no materials required! Aprende a coser a mano! Gratis, no hay materiales requeridos! Every Thursday - todo los miercoles - @11 am.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, April 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 LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Create and Animate
Learn how to turn your ideas into animated drawings. Experiment and draw artwork digitally by using the various tools in an iPad drawing app and turn into an animation. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Craft Circle
Time to get crafty! Join us as we put our artistic skills together, and create to your hearts content! For ages 13-18. All materials will be provided.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Spring Fever
It's the Crafternoon Series:Spring Fever!!! 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 some new activities. You must attend to find out! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Artistic Teens
Do you like art? Join us for an art activity every Thursday; work on your skills and build new ones while coloring, painting, or making crafts!
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C April 05 April 12 April 19 April 26
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Perler Parlor
Stretch your creative skills and hang out with friends as we fuse colorful Perler® beads into fun patterns! Materials will be provided. Limit to 10.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Get Crafty
Join other tweens as you craft items that you can take home. Create clothes, accessories, gadgets, and other things to keep your life crafty! Fora ages 11-14.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Build Challenge
Bring all your Lego loving buddies and join forces with all builders to show us your skills cracking this challenge.
South Beach LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Blackout Poetry
Create unique poetry using books and magazines. All materials provided
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Creative Space
Coloring, drawing, and writing are fantastic ways to relax and just be creative. So come join us for an hour as we unwind and relax from the stresses of school. All materials provided!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 2 a.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 04/07 @ 2PM: Teen Art Corner 04/16 @ 4 PM: Teen Art Corner 04/20 @ 3:30 PM: Perler Parlor 04/24 @ 5 PM: Button Crafting 04/28 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Open Art Studio: Zentangle the Mind
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 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 groove on! Please…
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, April 28
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners
Curious about the yarn arts? Come to Knitting 101 and learn how! We'll teach you the basics to get started on All materials will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own needles and yarn. Please note: We will be teaching you the basics of knitting. We will not be completing a project.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, April 30
@ 10 a.m.
Art Cart
Our Art Cart will be wheeled out to the main floor the full day for you to take what you need and create independently!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Buttonmaking
Join us for a button making workshop. You can make pretty much any kind of pin you'd like to wear.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Blackout Poetry
Create unique poetry using books and magazines. All materials provided
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 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, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Spring Fever
It's the Crafternoon Series:Spring Fever!!! 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 some new activities. You must attend to find out! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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