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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561 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, June 15
@ 10 AM
Join us for the Riverside knitting and crocheting circle every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Please bring your own materials and get ready to have some crafty good times!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, June 15
@ 10:30 AM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free. To register, please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 206-5400, extension 3.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, June 15
@ 11 AM
Learn a different craft every Friday at 11 am. Work with recycled materials, paper mache , clay, twine, fabric, candles ..& more No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. This event will take place in person at The Castle Hill Library Registration required, by phone or in person. Limit of 5 participants
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Sat, June 15
@ 11 AM
Summer at the Library
Join The New York Public Library and Roundabout Theatre Company's Artist-in-Residence for twelve sessions of artistic workshops! The workshops will be held in person at St. George 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 exploration o…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Sat, June 15
@ 11:30 AM
This event will take place in person at The 53rd Street Library. Masks are highly recommended. 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…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,

Families
Sat, June 15
@ 11:30 AM
Online
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM This event is online only. We welcome learners at all levels! Bring your questions, get support for your learning goals and find out how to learn Braille for free from home. This event will take place over Zoom. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde2hqTkoG91r_zJaHFrQ8YuaIgNhzFEg
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
eeOnline
Adults,

50+,

Families,

Parents/Caregivers,

Persons with Disabilities,

Teachers,

Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, June 15
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Branch. Come learn how to use the manual settings on your camera, and how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance settings to create professional quality images.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 10 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Throgs Neck Library. Do you want to learn about computers? Come join our beginners one-on-one computer sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-12:30pm (unless specified otherwise). Please register a day in advance via phone call or visiting the library's front desk for available time slots. There are no walk-ins for day of time slots. The computer sessions are only 30 minutes. Available Time Slot Options (call or visit library for available times):…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
Genealogy Essentials
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research. This class is online only. To join this class, Register here Captioning is provided. New…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Come and learn about the internet and how to use it to find information online using search engines and different websites.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
​ This event will take place in-person at the Tottenville Library Please join us as we invite you to participate in this unique creative arts program. We'll give you the opportunity to use acrylic paints to transform an ordinary rock into a uniquely painted creation. Art supplies will be provided for you. *Limited to 16 participants. *
Tottenville LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Van Cortlandt Library. Need extra computer time to work on a resume, send some emails, or practice a newly learned computer skill? Get extra computer time and one-on-one assistance at our open lab.
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
Do you have trouble with your e-mail? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Do you need help with your e-mail or setting up an e-mail account? Do you need guidance on your new tablet or smartphone? Have you heard about NYPL resources like LinkedIn Learning or NYPL Career Services but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor. First come, First Served. No Registration Required.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at the Pelham Bay Library. Families, Parents and Caregivers, come join with your babies to meet others in your neighborhood, receive some resources for early literacy, and engage with some open play time. Please register in advance for this program at the Front Desk.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 17
@ 12 PM
This program is in person. We will be making jewelry using various types of beads. This class is limited to 10 participants.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 1 PM
TechConnect
On the first three Mondays of the month, we host IN-PERSON Tech Connect courses, designed by the Tech Connect department to teach patrons valuable computer skills. For June, students will learn about some of the great online resources that NYPL has to offer: June 3: Ancestry.com--Library Edition June 10: LinkedIn Learning June 17: Searching Besides Google Registration is NOT required, and we welcome the first five (5) walk-ins. Classes are subject to change and/or cancellation, without…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 1 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 1 PM
Job Searching & Resume Writing
This event will take place online via Google Meet. Looking for help with finding employment? We are here to help! Learn about what tools to use to find job vacancies. In this workshop, you will learn how to improve or update your resume and cover letter. Learn different tips to land the job during the interview. Registration required.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

Businesspeople,

Job Seekers
Mon, June 17
@ 2 PM
Hone your creative writing skills and get helpful feedback from other writers! This program series will be held in person at the Battery Park City Library. Join us for Creative Writing, a weekly writing session co-presented by the Battery Park City Authority and led by author and poet Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, attendees will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode. Beginners welcome! About the instructor: Jon Curle…
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, June 17
@ 2 PM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Bronx Library Center. Learn how to create, edit and share spreadsheets using Google Sheets. *First come, first served.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 3 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place IN PERSON at the Fifty-Eighth Street Branch Library Community Room. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (1…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, June 17
@ 3 PM
This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Share your creativity! Join us at Belmont for a fun day of building with LEGOS.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Roosevelt Island branch. Do you like LEGOs? If you do, come to the Library every FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH. We'll have lots of LEGOs out for you to play and build with. For children ages 5 to 12.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 3:30 PM
Once upon a wag, there was a specially trained therapy dog named Tyler. He was wishing that a child would read him a story... and his wish came true at the Kingsbridge Library! Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Tyler is waiting to listen to you read to him! Dogs can’t read but they are great listeners! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
This event will be hosted in-person at the Tremont Library. Interested in 3-D printing? Learn some basic skills and design your own 3-D model during this program! No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Grades 7-12 are welcome to attend!
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Branch. If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, this is your time to work with a librarian and receive their personal attention and instruction.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
Summer at the Library
Join The New York Public Library and Roundabout Theatre Company's Artist-in-Residence for eleven sessions of artistic workshops! The workshops will be held in person at Grand Concourse Library. Join us for artistic workshops designed to spark the creative process. Teaching Artists, Chris Bell and Yadira De La Riva will guide participants in creating their own piece of original theatre through storytelling and performance. By exploring the world of plays, participants will dive into storytellin…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 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, June 17
@ 4 PM
Are you looking to wind down from the stresses of school? Come by the Wakefield Teen Center and listen to some chill beats while playing your favorite board games!
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
This event will be hosted in-person at the Castle Hill Branch. Interested in 3-D printing? Learn some basic skills and design your own 3-D model during this program! No experience is needed and all materials will be provided.
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),

Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 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 17
@ 4 PM
Join Mushroom educator Paul Sadowski for a hands-on introduction to the mushrooms of New York City! Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll discover the fascinating world of edible mushrooms right here in the New York City area. Led by experienced foragers and mycologists, this workshop will take you on a journey through the diverse ecosystems of the city, unveiling the hidden treasures of edible fungi that abound in our parks, forests, and green spaces. Whether you're a novice ent…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Join us to learn from famous chess games and Grandmasters like Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca, and Maurice Ashley. We will also learn about the best chess openings and endgame calculation.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at Parkchester Library. Interested in using our Recording Studio? This Recording Studio Access Workshop is a course where teens can learn the basics of how to operate our recording studio. At the end of the workshop, teens are eligible to take the Recording Studio assessment. Upon passing the assesement, you will receive a Studio Card and be able to book time in our recording studios independently! By registration only.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 17
@ 4 PM
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar but didn’t know where to start? Join us this June at Jefferson Market for an informal, four session guitar class taught by one of our librarians. Don’t have a guitar? No problem! As part of attending the class, you will receive an acoustic guitar of your own. Space in this program is extremely limited. This class is intended solely for our teen patrons. Registration begins in person at Jefferson Market Library on May 20th (there is no online…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 18
@ 10:30 AM
This program is in person. Participants learn the basics of computers, including how to turn them on and off. This class is in Bengali.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,

Immigrants
Tue, June 18
@ 10:30 AM
Ongoing
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 2nd Floor, Room 205. Join staff at SNFL for Archiving at Home: Safeguarding Using Archival Methods. Learn about taking care of different types of personal memorabilia while sharing the history of your cherished items. Make sure to leave items you are interested in conserving at home. Bring a photograph of the item and/or a detailed description. Bringing both is ideal! Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to da…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
2nd Floor, Room 205
Adults
Tue, June 18
@ 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
Tue, June 18
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This event will take place IN PERSON at Eastchester Library. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Just come to a class! We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners (16 and older, not in High School) wi…
Eastchester LibraryEnglish Language Learners
Tue, June 18
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Branch. Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults