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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114 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
This is an informal creative writing workshop for adults. Writing prompts will be provided at the beginning of the 1 hour program to help your ideas to flow. But you may start writing with your own prompt or own creative idea(s). This will be a space for all writing levels to come together to peacefully write and share ideas, ask for feedback, etc. Writing materials will be provided. Please be aware this is not an instructional program. Please view flyer for more information. Thank you.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 24
@ 4:30 PM
**This program will take place at Yorkville Branch.** Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Then join the weekly meetings of the Yorkville Writing Circle. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. For adults ages 18 and up. For…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, June 24
@ 6 PM
Online
This is an online-only event. Welcome to Seward Park’s Writers' Workshop for Adults. We gather every two weeks to critique writing and exercise. Our next meeting will be held on June 24th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Google Meet. This week we will be doing an exercise built on building anticipation. We will use the Google Meet platform and you will be emailed the link to join on the day prior to the meeting.
Seward Park Library
Online Only
Adults
Tue, June 25
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Do you have a passion for writing? Join us for our Island Writers, a creative writing group. This group is for writers of different levels and expertise. We are here to help one another on the journey of self-expression and creativity! Every Tuesday at 1 PM
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 25
@ 4 PM
Are you looking for a friendly atmosphere to write in, people to bounce ideas off of, or just looking for some feedback? Then this is the place for you! If you like to write and meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing meetups. All writers of all styles are welcome to join! This event will take place in person at The Soundview Library
Soundview LibraryAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 4 PM
Join us each week at 4 PM on Tuesday on Google Meets to talk about fiction, stories and writing and freewrite short fiction, poems and more! This is a social writing workshop led by children's librarians Hal and Allison from 53rd St Library. We've been running this workshop since 2020. Kids ages 5-12 are welcome. We ask that kids have an adult around to troubleshoot issues with sound or wifi. Older kids may type their stories in a shared document; if you aren't comfortable writing yet, you can…
OnlineChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, June 26
@ 11:30 AM
Have you ever thought about writing creatively for fun or catharsis? Not sure where to start or where to get constructive feedback? Come join us at the library, for a fun casual time to exchange ideas, tips, and feedback. This is an in person once a month drop-in program that doesn't require any advanced sign up. Come for all or as many as you're able to attend. This is an adult program open to all adults ages 18+.
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 12 PM
Postponed
Raise your career expectations with a career well cared for at Northwell Health. We invite you to attend Northwell’s Stapleton@Work Resume Writing and Career Coaching Workshop. Connect with our Northwell Health recruiters, receive career coaching guidance and explore job opportunities available at Northwell Health from food service to nurses, and administration to IT — and more. This event is for Staten Island residents only with limited seating available. Visit https://jobs.northwell.edu/cam…
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 1 PM
Join us for an 8 week writing workshop every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm beginning May 8th and ending on June 26th with a reading scheduled for July 3rd. Professional writer, Ellen Aug Lytle will teach the free writing method where you will learn how to turn memories, events and ideas into poetry, stories and memoirs. Participants should bring a pad and pen to each session. **Ellen has been a teaching artist on Staten Island for 40+ years in libraries and schools.…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 3 PM
This event is held in person at 67th Street Library for teens only. Looking for place to write, gain feedback, and connect with other writers? Want a bit of extra help with a tough homework assignment? Come to 67th Street's Teen Room, where we'll focus on homework and writing assignments, such as editing essays or polishing up the newest chapter of your fic.
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 26
@ 6 PM
Improvisational Screenwriting Wednesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 12 Tuesday, June 18 Wednesday, June 26 6 -7:30 pm Strengthen your screenplay by using improvisational acting techniques! Each week we’ll bring scenes to life and re-stage them to sharpen the characters’ conflicts. Focusing upon what was gleaned from the in-class improvisation and interpretation, we’ll explore ways to create more dimensional characters and enrich your writing. Come ready to write and act! Registration require…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 6 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in the PC Lab (Room 615). Must register with a valid email address. Have you ever wanted to design an app but didn’t know where to start? In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of apps used today before diving into brainstorming, planning, prototyping, and evaluating your app without writing a single line of code!
PC LabAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 12 PM

Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 4 PM
Pride Month
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas! 6/6: Keith Haring-inspired Coloring 6/13: DIY Mirrors using clay 6/20: Custom Tote Bags 6/27: Queer Icon Trivia
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 1
@ 4 PM
This is an informal creative writing workshop for adults. Writing prompts will be provided at the beginning of the 1 hour program to help your ideas to flow. But you may start writing with your own prompt or own creative idea(s). This will be a space for all writing levels to come together to peacefully write and share ideas, ask for feedback, etc. Writing materials will be provided. Please be aware this is not an instructional program. Please view flyer for more information. Thank you.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 1
@ 4:30 PM
**This program will take place at Yorkville Branch.** Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Then join the weekly meetings of the Yorkville Writing Circle. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. For adults ages 18 and up. For…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, July 2
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Do you have a passion for writing? Join us for our Island Writers, a creative writing group. This group is for writers of different levels and expertise. We are here to help one another on the journey of self-expression and creativity! Every Tuesday at 1 PM
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, July 2
@ 4 PM
Are you looking for a friendly atmosphere to write in, people to bounce ideas off of, or just looking for some feedback? Then this is the place for you! If you like to write and meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing meetups. All writers of all styles are welcome to join! This event will take place in person at The Soundview Library
Soundview LibraryAdults
Tue, July 2
@ 4 PM
Poetry Programming
This event is in-person. Come write with us! Want to start writing poetry but don't know how? Want to share your work in a stress-free environment? Love writing but haven't in years? Drop in as often as you'd like for our twice-monthly, beginner-friendly workshop at the Hudson Park Library. Class will be guided by poet and Cave Canem fellow Mya Matteo Alexice, recipient of writing degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers University-Newark and author of A Shape We've Yet to Name…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, July 2
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write a journal, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure of journaling and also read examples of journals. We will also work on creating our own journals.
Community RoomAdults
Wed, July 3
@ 11 AM
NYPL en Español
Join staff from the Bronx Library Center for an exciting, hands-on writing workshop. Write a story and enter our contest for the chance to win a prize! For more information, please visit https://www.nypl.org/summer/2024/writing-contest Acompañe al personal del Centro de Bibliotecas del Bronx a disfrutar de un emocionante taller de escritura. ¡Escriba un cuento y participe en nuestra concurso! Para más información, por favor diríjase a https://www.nypl.org/summer/2024/writing-contest
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

English Language Learners,

Families,

Immigrants
Wed, July 3
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Bronx Library Center. Prose Writing! In prose writing teens will learn how to write scenes and short stories. On Wednesday, July 3 2024 there will be a concentration on prose writing.
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 3
@ 5 PM
Summer at the Library
Flex your creative muscles this summer at the Kids Summer Writing Club! Inspired by some of our favorite middle grade novels, we will be brainstorming and writing our own original stories! * For ages 8 to 12.* ** Please note there is no elevator available.**
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, July 5
@ 12 PM
Join us at Jerome Park Library for our Summer Writing Workshop! Write a story and enter our contest for the chance to win a prize! We want you to describe an exciting journey (real or imagined!), what adventures happen along the way, and what the characters in the story discover. Everyone who enters will be invited to our Summer Writing Contest Ice Cream Party! In this workshop you’ll learn how to write a story about a journey and learn how to submit your own story in the Summer Writing Conte…
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, July 8
@ 4 PM
This is an informal creative writing workshop for adults. Writing prompts will be provided at the beginning of the 1 hour program to help your ideas to flow. But you may start writing with your own prompt or own creative idea(s). This will be a space for all writing levels to come together to peacefully write and share ideas, ask for feedback, etc. Writing materials will be provided. Please be aware this is not an instructional program. Please view flyer for more information. Thank you.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, July 8
@ 4:30 PM
**This program will take place at Yorkville Branch.** Want to work with other writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Receive and discuss information and tips on writing, reading, editing, and revising? Then join the weekly meetings of the Yorkville Writing Circle. Share your unpublished drafts in an intimate setting. Get and give feedback. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. For adults ages 18 and up. For…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, July 8
@ 5:30 PM
Write Now! A Writer's Collective is a monthly workshop co-led by Mulberry Street Library staff designed as a space to write and think creatively. We send out the prompts ahead of time, but by no means should you come prepared with anything polished. The point is to generate a piece of writing in the space of the workshop and encourage others to do the same. We aim to make a welcoming and generative community for writers in New York and beyond, and to foster an ongoing creative practice. This ev…
Mulberry Street Library
Community Room, LL2
Adults
Mon, July 8
@ 6 PM
Online
This is an online-only event. Welcome to Seward Park’s Writers' Workshop for Adults. We gather every two weeks to critique writing and exercise. Our next meeting will be held on July 8th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Google Meet. This week we will be doing an exercise on subtly revealing character. We will use the Google Meet platform and you will be emailed the link to join on the day prior to the meeting.
Seward Park Library
Online Only
Adults
Tue, July 9
@ 1 PM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Do you have a passion for writing? Join us for our Island Writers, a creative writing group. This group is for writers of different levels and expertise. We are here to help one another on the journey of self-expression and creativity! Every Tuesday at 1 PM
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, July 9
@ 4 PM
Are you looking for a friendly atmosphere to write in, people to bounce ideas off of, or just looking for some feedback? Then this is the place for you! If you like to write and meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing meetups. All writers of all styles are welcome to join! This event will take place in person at The Soundview Library
Soundview LibraryAdults
Tue, July 9
@ 4 PM
Join us for our monthly journaling session where you will be given prompts and questions to help spur your writing which can help you reduce stress, gain confidence and find inspiration. Using a variety of prompts and tools we will explore the monthly topic, including built-in writing time and an opportunity to share at the end of the program.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tue, July 9
@ 5 PM
Writing Workshops
Are you interested in learning how to write a journal, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! Take your skills to new heights with our Creative Writing Workshop! Learn the structure of journaling and also read examples of journals. We will also work on creating our own journals.
Community RoomAdults
Wed, July 10
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class will cover how to create Array Formulas, how to build and edit Tables, and how to write Structured References that make function writing easier and more flexible. We will also cover Data Validation and build drop-down lists in your spreadsheets. This class is part of our Excel Genius class series. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3KBj04g You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the v…
Chatham Square Library
Online
Adults
Wed, July 10
@ 1:30 PM
This event will take place at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Third Floor, Room 304. 1938 Book Jacket "Der mann, der Shakespeare hiess : roman" NYPL Digital collections image ID 497566 Come join us for an afternoon of live, free-form creative writing at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. No formal writing experience is required - just enthusiasm and curiosity to see where writing takes you. At Free Write Wednesdays, participants are provided with suggested prom…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Room 304
Adults
Wed, July 10
@ 5 PM
Summer at the Library
Flex your creative muscles this summer at the Kids Summer Writing Club! Inspired by some of our favorite middle grade novels, we will be brainstorming and writing our own original stories! * For ages 8 to 12.* ** Please note there is no elevator available.**
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, July 10
@ 5:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Are you brand new to poetry and looking to hone your craft? Or are you a seasoned writer looking for a space to share and discuss your work? Join Mulberry Street Library staff for a new, in-person poetry writing workshop and craft talk! You will have the opportunity to share your own poetry to discuss and receive feedback. This workshop will help writers of all skill levels grow as poets in a collaborative and supportive environment. Before the workshop, please email a copy of the poem you'd l…
Mulberry Street Library
Community Room
Adults
Thu, July 11
@ 11 AM
We will work on a writing prompt and discuss an aspect of craft. Share your work in a friendly environment and talk about writing. Open to all adults. No experience necessary. Please bring a notebook. Located in the community room, third floor.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Thu, July 11
@ 3 PM
Graffiti artists express themselves in colorful, bold messages that detail who they are and how they feel. Join us for this in-person program at which children will create, then decorate their own expressive poems in similar fashion, We won't be writing on walls, but we will have markers and motivation to visually communicate our ideas. All materials will be provided.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, July 11
@ 4 PM
Summer at the Library
Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and can take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas. 7/11 Ceramic Painting: Teacup, Vase, or Pineapple 7/18 Block Printing for Teens 7/25 Pastels: Flowers & Landscapes
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 11
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, Room 205. What’s the story behind that shirt? Does the ticket have a tale to tell? Perhaps you have a memory of mail when it came in the form of personal letters and was not referred to as junk? Everyday items can evoke emotions and memories that far outweigh an object itself. And they’re fun to write about. In this two-part workshop, you’ll get to write about an item that is special to you, or one provided by the…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
2nd Floor, Room 205
Adults