Classes & Workshops

The New York Public Library offers more than 93,000 programs annually, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Use any or all of the filters below to find a class that interests you. All classes are free unless otherwise noted.

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467 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Mosholu Library. Join us for ""My Hands Are My Heart"! Teaching Artist Blanka Amezkua teaches 8 sessions of an art workshop inspired by James Baldwin. Description: These workshops are tailored for an adult audience, and participants will engage in activities such as embroidering, gluing, painting, printing, and cutting, all in alignment with their…
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 2 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Experience the magic that comes to life with only a pencil! Local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta will teach the wonders of sketching in this art class in celebration of Caribbean Heritage. Join us and discover the magic of the Caribbean through your hands. No art experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. **Registration Required** About the Artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta is a visual artist from Valencia, Venezuel…
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Today
@ 3 PM
by Nick Golebiewski Watercolor and the City will meet five Saturdays, March 16 - April 13 from 3pm-4:30pm. Participants will have two weeks to complete their final work, which will be displayed at the culminating event on Saturday, May 4 at 4pm. Registration is required, and class size is limited. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Registration starts Friday, March 1 online, in person, or by phone. Experience the Jefferson Market Library and surrounding Greenwich Village thro…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at Riverdale Library as we host Bronx-based contempory textile artist Ruth Marshall for her special program, Creative Crochet Shapes. Participants will all learn how to crochet basic shapes such as circles, squares and triangles without relying on patterns. Items to be explored are hats, slippers, bags and more. Beginners welcome, intermediate students challenged! All mat…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the Mac Lab (Room 617). Learn how to get started with creative coding in Processing, a sketchbook software designed to create visual art with programming. This will cover the fundamentals on how to setup, and draw to create simple sketches on the screen.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Mac Lab
Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
Explore your artistic potential with a series of art workshops for adults. ART INSPIRED by NATURE is an introductory studio art course that will provide instruction in drawing, painting and composition. Students will learn the art of contour line drawing, color mixing, glazing, collage and more while working across genres from landscape to still life to abstraction. Each session of ART INSPIRED BY NATURE will look to the natural world as a starting point to explore the craft of art. The co…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
Join us for a basic painting using water colors or coloring pencils. Coloring promotes wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity and of course is fun. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am This event will take place in person at The Castle Hill Library All materials will be provided. No Registration required.
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at West New Brighton Library as we host artist Kathy Fieramosca for a her special program, Painting Italy. The class will paint along with the instructor. A photograph will be provided for each student, with all students painting the same landscape or village scene. Lessons to be learned as we paint together will be color harmony, perspective drawing principles and basic w…
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 11:15 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This program will be held in person at Webster Library. Join us for Memoir Writing! Teaching artist Frank Ingrasciotta will guide participants through the art of writing over 8 sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The sessions began in April, and run through May. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir but didn’t know where to start? In this workshop writer and educator, Frank Ingrasciotta will guide yo…
Webster LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 11:30 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Courtesy of the Artist. Group Tapestry Weaving, work-in-progress by the Seniors at Tolentine / RAIN Senior Center, The Bronx, 2023. This program series will be held in person at Columbus Library. Join us for Tapestry Weaving Workshops with Jessica Lagunas. Teaching artist Jessica Lagunas will guide participants through fiber arts over 8 sessions. The meditative quality of Tapestry Wea…
Columbus LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 12 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at Baychester Library as we host dancer Sloka Iyengar for her special program, Indian Dance with Sloka. Participants will be introduced to Bharatanatyam a 2,000 year old dance from that combines rhythm, movement, music, percussion, a codified set of emotions, and storytelling. Movements are adaptive, and can be done by participants of all mobilities. All materials will b…
Baychester LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 12:30 PM
TechConnect
Procreate is one of the world’s most popular digital drawing applications. Learn the basics of the interface and get started creating your own digital art in this hands-on class! iPads and Apple Pencils will be provided.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the Mac Lab (Room 617). Learn how to code in Processing, a sketchbook software designed to create visual art with programming. This class will continue to cover the basics of coding, and will focus on how to make your sketches interactive.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Mac Lab
Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 2 PM
Are you a knitter? Do you like to crochet? Maybe you're into quilting. Bring your supplies and lose yourself in the meditative world of fiber. Invite your fiber-loving friends, or make new connections here. This is not a class.
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 3 PM
This event takes place in-person in 67th St's Teen Room. Looking to get in touch with your most creative self or try a new art technique? Want to learn how sew a button or raise a hem? Come hang with us! Each week we supply tons of art and sewing supplies, and new craft ideas to try. From jewlery making, to painting, to paper-mache, the possibilities are endless!
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 3:30 PM
Do you love art and have nothing to do this summer? Come join us weekly at the Columbus branch for summer art fun!
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 3:30 PM
Culture Pass
Join Kingsbridge Library with Museum at Eldridge Street for a special learning experience and art making workshop for children. Museum at Eldridge Street, Courtesy: Peter Aaron/OTTO Did you know that stained glass can be used to make everyday objects, like windows and lamps? It can also educate people and be used to tell stories. At the Eldridge Street Synagogue, our sixty-seven stained glass windows depict geometric shapes and add color and light to the historic space. Join the Museum at…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Macomb's Bridge Library. The possibilities are endless with Perler beads! Come and make your imagination soar using perler beads. This art project is dedicated to exploring the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Arts & Crafts and everything in between! For children ages 7-9 years old. Registration is not required for this event.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
This program will be in person at Tompkins Square Park Library. Let’s practice our art and environmental conservation skills with artist John Platt! Presented by John Platt
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
Teen Recording Studio & Media Lab
Are you a budding musician looking to record your next hit song? Our state-of-the-art recording studio is here to help! Open Studio offers a unique opportunity for teens to come in, record their music, and receive feedback from their peers and an engineer. Plus, you'll have the chance to learn about audio engineering and get a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process. In Open Studio teens are invited to record 1 song up to 3 minutes. Depending on registrants for the day, sessions…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
This event will take place at the South Beach Library. Using iPads, learn how to make pop art using our very own library lion. Ages 10 - 18 This program is ages 10 - 18.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
Art Time! Learn about a new artist each week, and do a related art activity (and take your art home)! Best for school age children (5 years - 12 years) Free Materials provided, but limited capacity (come on time!)
Harlem LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 4 PM
Join us for some process art-making fun! Process art allows children to explore a variety of materials, including Paint, ink, and clay. Remember to wear your art clothes the projects are often messy. Smocks will be provided. For ages 3 yrs and up. First come first served. 4/1/2024 - Watercolor Butterflies 4/8/2024 - Painting with Tempera Paint Sticks 4/15/2024 - Painting with Cars 4/22/2024 - Make a Collage 4/29/2024 - Create Dot Pictures
96th Street LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 10 AM
Online
This is an online event. This is a virtual fiber art circle where we chat, craft, and create! Join us as we crochet, knit, or sew and share our knowledge and WIPS. AS well as our deep love of YAAAAARRRRN! All the yarn. Nohting but yarn. We will also do our best to give instruction on your knitting, crocheting, or sewing questions. So make sure to have your supplies and projects with you, and come craft with us! Dont hesitate to virtually browse all of the NYPL titles. If you have any question…
Online via HangoutsBook Lovers
Tue, April 16
@ 11 AM
Tuesday, at 11 am Relaxation art for adults. For all levels of artistic ability
New Dorp LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 11 AM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. Please join us at Hudson Park Library as we host dancer and choreographer Phoenix Lin from New York City Center for a special program, Storytelling Through Dance. Learn how choreographers use lyrical analysis to create a movement that influences plot and character development. Phoenix Lin, NYCC teaching artist, and choreographer, will lead participants in working together to build choreo…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, April 16
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Dongan Hills Library. Art is everywhere, see what you can make! Ages 2-5
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 12 PM
Banned Books
Emmy-winning Executive Director of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja”, teaches a poetry workshop inspired by Banned Books, exploring how to write hard truths worth sharing. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, third floor, Room 304. This is the second of two workshops Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja” will teach at SNFL - register for the first on April 2 here. About the Instructor Caridad De La Luz won an Emmy Award as Script…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Third Floor, Room 304
Adults,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, April 16
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Confessionalist Poetry: Writing Workshop with Ahmed Elguindi Participants will dive into various poets of the confessionalism era from the 1950s-1970s, as well understanding a handful of poetic forms; sestina, sonnet, villanelle. Poet in Residence Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 12…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library. Improve your English language proficiency! Drop in at the 53rd Street Library's ESOL "Conversation Tuesdays," an open dialogue where English language learners and fluent English speakers chat on a variety of topics including art, music, current events, leisure activities, and New York City life. Practice your speaking skills and socialize with other English language learners. No registration required.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Tue, April 16
@ 2 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Time Traveling Poetry: Writing Workshop with Ayling Zulema Dominguez Have you ever wanted to time travel (on the page)? Wondering how to write about past and future worlds in your poems? In this workshop, participants will read works from poets who subvert linear time in their w…
Wakefield LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 3 PM
Come learn how to create perler bead art with your fellow teens! All materials are provided
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 3 PM
Enjoy STEAM afternoon activities at the library! Each week we will do a different science, technology, engineering, art or math activity. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 3 PM
Postponed
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person. Join staff from the Clason's Point library for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! This month, Earth day will be a bi- weekly celebration, with activities on what we can do to appreciate the Third Rock from the Sun! Este evento se llevará a cabo en persona. ¡Únase al personal de la biblioteca Clason's Point para disfrutar de un emocionante programa práctico dedicado a la Ciencia, la Tecnología, la Ingen…
Clason's Point Library
In person
Children,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 3:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the art of blackout poetry. Explore the intersection of literature and visual art as you transform existing texts into captivating works of poetic expression. Join us at The Tremont Library to unlock the hidden poetry within the pages of books, newspapers, and other printed materials. Discover the power of words to inspire, provoke thought, and evoke emotion in this unique and engaging workshop.
Tremont LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
Join us at The Grand Concourse Library for Lanscape Painting – Art Class! In this fun-filled art class, you'll learn how to use acrylic and tempera painiting for landscapes. All materials are free and you’ll take your creations home with you. Come and participate in this class to see spectacular results! Bring your friends or come solo! Remember, First-come, First-serve!
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 4 PM
Join us for an hour of process-based art, where our goal is to encourage self-direction and critical and creative thinking. Let's celebrate the process of creating rather than the finished product! Materials will be provided. For children ages 5-12 with a parent or caregiver.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, April 16
@ 5:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Confessionalist Poetry: Writing Workshop with Ahmed Elguindi Participants will dive into various poets of the confessionalism era from the 1950s-1970s, as well understanding a handful of poetic forms; sestina, sonnet, villanelle. Workshop: April 16, 5:30-7:00 PM Ahmed…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 6:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, Room 303. OMG! Origami at SNFL is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. We meet as a group to teach eac…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Third Floor, Room 303
Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 10 AM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario Participants will join a workshop that is centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Poet in Residence Dates: April 10: 10 AM - 3PM April 17: 10 AM - 3PM April 22: 12 PM…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults