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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226 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 12 PM
NYPL Green
NYPL GREEN: Solar Craft Corner Richmondtown Library - Thursday May.19 @ 12:00pm Join staff from the Richmondtown Library for a fun and exciting program utilizing elements of the earth and Sunography paper. We’ll be utilizing Sunogrpahy paper to create small prints of natural elements of the earth. Place any object or transparency on the Sunography paper, expose to sunlight, and rinse with water to produce your own richly blue prints. Registration In-Person or By Phone [718-668-0413] Drop in…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Today
@ 1 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This event is online only. Join St. George Library Center for It's All About Crochet, an online program! Teaching artist Sandra Ramirez will guide participants through the art of crochet over eight sessions. Participants will be introduced to the basic stitches of crochet, such as the Tunisian simple stitch, knit and purl stitches, and a simple lace stitch. After learning the basics, we'l…
St. George Library Center
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
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! We create Bronx Zoo pals with felt materials (5/12), and create a stress ball (5/19). LIMIT 15 Steamsters! Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
In PersonChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 3 PM
STEAM
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 week, we will create a stress ball and learn other ways to relax. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
In PersonChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be in-person on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públi…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Join us for an art exploration project where we get to play with color mixing, collage, shapes, and other fun crafts.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren
Today
@ 4:15 PM
Teen Recording Studio & Media Lab
Ready to learn all about cameras? Photo/Video Basics is a three class course where teens learn the basics of photography and videography: how to use a DSLR camera, how to shoot photo and video in manual mode, and how to import, edit, and export their footage in state-of-the-art video editing software like Adobe Premiere. After completing the full course and passing the assessment, students will receive a Photo/Video Studio Card. This is a 3-week program. The first meeting is on Wednesday, Ma…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 PM
This event will take place in-person at the South Beach Library. In case you haven’t come across it, diamond painting is one of the fastest trending crafts out there! This relatively new art form breaks images down into patterns. Combining the concepts of mosaic art and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting uses tiny round rhinestones on adhesive to create a glittering, multi-dimensional picture. If you enjoy detail work and bling, this craft is perfect for you! This will be an ongoing social p…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+
Today
@ 5 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
"This event will take place in person at the Grand Concourse Teen room." Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it. In this beginner workshop, we will create step by step Origami paper sculptures. Ages 13…
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6 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 Bronx Library Center. Join us for Acting for the Fun of It!! Teaching artist Frank Ingrasciotta will guide participants through the art of acting over eight sessions. Participants will gain an understanding of performance through the use of theatre games, expressing dialogue, and learning about behavior through the art of acting. They will also l…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,

50+
Fri, May 20
@ 11 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 Castle Hill Library. Join us for Lacey Crochet! Local Bronx teaching artist Ruth Marshall will guide participants through the art of crochet over eight sessions. Participants will learn how to basics of lace crochet. Lace crochet can be used for a number of different purposes, such as doilies, edgings, bookmarks, collars, and scarves. Join us to l…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults,

50+
Fri, May 20
@ 3 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. Únase a la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York para una sesión de lectura, arte y diversión! Explor…
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3 PM
May the force be with you! Join us to craft art based on Star Wars characters. We will have supplies for you to let your imagination flow. This is an in-person event
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be in-person on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públi…
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at Riverdale Library. Join us in person every Friday for a session of homework help and chill arts & crafts! Technology, resources, and art supplies will be provided. For the art portion of this program, we will be listening to Bailey Sarian's Dark History podcast & painting. This program is limited to 8 participants as a precaution. To ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff, all visitors are encouraged to wear a mask, though it i…
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
Join us in creating a collaborative artwork to display in the children's room. This is a first come first serve program.
Baychester Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, May 20
@ 3:30 PM
STEAM for Kids
**This is an in-person program** Hey kids! Join Kingsbridge's Children's staff today for a fun, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity! No registration required; come by and see what we are up to this afternoon. This program is for children ages 6-12. This program is first come, first served.
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, May 21
@ 11 AM
Canceled
This event will take place in person at Dongan Hills Library. A hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering, art, or math for kids! Join us to see which topics we are having fun with each session Ages 5-12 Masks are encouraged, not required, in NYPL locations.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, May 21
@ 11:30 AM
This event will take place in person at The 53rd Street Library. Masks are required. OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) 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 at l…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,

Families
Sat, May 21
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person. Get your craft on with our art cart! Choose from a variety of art supplies to make your own unique masterpiece! Ages 5-12.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, May 21
@ 1 PM
Join The New York Public Library and Roundabout Theatre Company's Artist-in-Residence for eight sessions of artistic workshops! The workshops will be held in person at West New Brighton Library. Join us for curated artistic workshops designed to spark the creative process. Teaching Artists, Carrie Ellman-Larsen and Nick Simone will guide participants to create their own piece of original theatre by telling stories and sharing memories with words, movements, and soundscapes. Through the explor…
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
Sat, May 21
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in New Dorp Library. Enjoy the fun of painting, without the mess! Children ages 2 through 4 are welcome to join us as we use our fingers to create works of art! All materials are supplied. Limited seats, registration required. Please register online or by calling the New Dorp Library.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, May 21
@ 3 PM
Join staff from the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library for an exciting STEAM themed craft, creating tie-dye coffee filter art! ​This program is for school age children, ages 3-12. ​Space is limited to 12 children and registration is required in person or over the phone.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, May 23
@ 11 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 Mott Haven . Join us for Lacey Crochet! Local Bronx teaching artist Ruth Marshall will guide participants through the art of crochet over eight sessions. Participants will learn how to basics of lace crochet. Lace crochet can be used for a number of different purposes, such as doilies, edgings, bookmarks, collars, and scarves. Join us to learn how…
Mott Haven Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+
Mon, May 23
@ 11 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 Morningside Heights. Join us for Acting for the Fun of It!! Teaching artist Frank Ingrasciotta will guide participants through the art of acting over eight sessions. Participants will gain an understanding of performance through the use of theatre games, expressing dialogue, and learning about behavior through the art of acting. They will also lear…
Morningside Heights LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 23
@ 11 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 Edenwald Library. Join us for Writing My Own Memoir Poem! Teaching artist Orlando Ferrand from New York Writers Workshop will guide participants through the art of creative writing over five sessions. In this 5-session series poetry workshop, we’ll start each session with an interactive read-out of published local senior poets and memoirists from a…
Edenwald LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 23
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Tottenville Library. Let us help you turn your ordinary pottery into an inspirational work of art! Come to the library for another fun session and get creative with your own art design using clay pots. Art supplies will be provided for you. Limited to 12 participants.
Tottenville LibraryAdults
Mon, May 23
@ 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 Baychester Library. Join us for Upcycled Art - Jewelry Making! Teaching artist Gabrielle will guide participants through the art of ewelry Making with upcycled materials over 5 sessions. Patrons will have fun, build creative skills and engage with a new artistic outlet. In the class we will experiment with new tools and methodologies to make earring…
Baychester LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, May 23
@ 2 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This event is online only. Join Tremont Library for Art Through the Ages - Cubism to Pop Art, an online program! Teaching artist Georgina Arroyo will guide participants through over six sessions. In Art Through The Ages participants will look at three art movements, starting with cubism, then surrealism, and finally pop art. Participants will learn a bit of background on these movements a…
Tremont Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Mon, May 23
@ 3 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be in-person on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públi…
Morris Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, May 23
@ 3:30 PM
Get on our laptops with your friends and try out some cool tech sites featured by staff! Ages 10-18. Will take place in the Community room.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, May 23
@ 4 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us in making some Minecraft-inspired Origami (though we can also take inspiration from Roblox if that is more your style). We will be making different colored blocks using origami technique to assemble into your favorite items from the game!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 24
@ 10 AM
Online
This is an online event. We are getting back into the swing of things! 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 al…
Online via HangoutsBook Lovers
Tue, May 24
@ 10:30 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 Allerton Library. Join us for Book Arts - Fold, Create, Stitch. Teaching artist Jennifer Verbit will guide participants through book art over eight sessions. Join us and be inspired by the idea of “Book as Art,” while gaining confidence in the craft of bookbinding. Book Art is interdisciplinary art in the book form. It encompasses not only the techn…
Allerton LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, May 24
@ 11 AM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be virtual on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públic…
Edenwald LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 24
@ 11 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 Woodlawn Heights. Join us for Lacey Crochet! Local Bronx teaching artist Ruth Marshall will guide participants through the art of crochet over eight sessions. Participants will learn how to basics of lace crochet. Lace crochet can be used for a number of different purposes, such as doilies, edgings, bookmarks, collars, and scarves. Join us to lear…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults,

50+
Tue, May 24
@ 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, May 24
@ 2 PM
Creative Aging
Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older. This event is online only. Join Columbus Library for Putting Your Life on the Page - Writing and Publishing Personal Essays, an online program! Teaching artist Brian Gresko will guide participants through the art of writing over six sessions. Writing about our life experiences can be rewarding and even healing, but for many people, it's also a scary prospect. Where to begin? How should t…
Columbus Library
Online Only
Adults,

50+
Tue, May 24
@ 3 PM
NYPL en Español
Join the New York Public Library for a session of reading, art and fun! Let’s explore colors and shapes to express ourselves, while building literacy skills and engaging in hands-on activities. All participants will receive a free art kit that they will be able to take home. This program will be held in english and in spanish, speaking spanish is not a requirement for participating in the program. This program will be in-person on a first come, first served basis. Únase a la Biblioteca Públi…
Eastchester LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, May 24
@ 3 PM
This is an in-person program. Please join The West New Brighton Library on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 3 pm for an art challenge. Draw your favorite anime characters, OCs, and more in your own unique style. This program is for teens, ages 13 - 18.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)