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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Work with a specific medium or style of art. Create the proposed project or just come by for open studio exploration!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 22
@ 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, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: New Year, New Activities
It's the Crafternoon Series: New Year, New Activities !!! 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, January 22
@ 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)
Tue, January 23
@ 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, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Learn How to Knit
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
Tue, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
The Coloring Book
Join in creating coloring sheets that other teens (and yourself!) can use. One week, you will work on building the coloring book, and the next you can kick back and enjoy coloring the sheets in.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Bullet Journaling
Learn how to create your own bullet journal to help you keep track of everything you need.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Do-It-Yourself 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, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Let your creativity run wild! We'll supply the materials, you supply the ideas!
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons
Make your own creations. Use clay, markers, paper, and more to create your own unique items. All materials will be provided. 01/09 @ 4:30 PM: Teen Art Corner 01/19 @ 3:30 PM: Perler Parlor 01/24 @ 4 PM: Button Crafting 01/27 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Time
Teen Time South Beach library is happy to offer this space specifically reserved for teens. We will meet Wednesdays with fun, creative, informative and laid back programs designed to allow teens to meet and spend time with their peers and make the most of their teen time!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Sewing Circle
Work on your hand sewing and needlework skills! 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, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join us for some fun and crazy adventures in coloring. We will put out some coloring sheets and supplies. We can't wait to see what your inner artist creates!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Thu, January 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)
Thu, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: New Year, New Activities
It's the Crafternoon Series: New Year, New Activities !!! 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, January 25
@ 4 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)
Thu, January 25
@ 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 January 11 January 18 January 25
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 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
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 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)
Fri, January 26
@ 4 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, January 27
@ 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, January 27
@ 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
Sat, January 27
@ 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. 01/09 @ 4:30 PM: Teen Art Corner 01/19 @ 3:30 PM: Perler Parlor 01/24 @ 4 PM: Button Crafting 01/27 @ 2 PM: Teen Art Corner
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, January 27
@ 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, January 29
@ 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, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: New Year, New Activities
It's the Crafternoon Series: New Year, New Activities !!! 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, January 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Open Art Studio: Clay Ceramics
Build an appreciation for ancient ceramic makers with this project oriented hands-on workshop introducing participants to the basic components of working with clay to make their own unique pottery. A new design project will be introduced every two months. The current project is a Tree Stump Pencil Holder. 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 g…
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, January 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Cupcake Wars
Do you love to compete? Are you creative in the kitchen? Here’s your chance to prove your decorating skills. Join us for the ultimate frosting showdown and see who comes out the winner. Registration Required. For Ages 12-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 29
@ 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)
Tue, January 30
@ 3 p.m.
Jungle in a Jar
In this program you will be making your very own mini jungle in a jar. This jungle will live and grown with minimal help from you. It only has to be watered once and it will stay looking green and healthy for a very long time. Ages: 7-18
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 30
@ 3:30 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, January 30
@ 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, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
The Coloring Book
Join in creating coloring sheets that other teens (and yourself!) can use. One week, you will work on building the coloring book, and the next you can kick back and enjoy coloring the sheets in.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
Young Adult Art Lab
Get your creative juices flowing! Join us for our first Teen Art Lab. Art supplies will be provided – just bring your imagination. Amateurs and experienced artists are welcome!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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