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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2,920 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 PM
Online
Come join the Throgs Neck branch for our adult social hour. Here you can come and talk about the books you are reading, movies and shows you are watching, or just share your story. Also you are welcome to do any crafting activities you want while we are socializing. Please be sure to register online. During the Virtual Adult Social Hour, we will: Meet new people in your community and Have good conversation in a relaxed setting Limit: 10 Participants You…
Throg's Neck Library
Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Adults,

50+
Today
@ 1 PM
This program will take place in-person at the Kingsbridge Library. This class is designed for the beginning adult actor seeking experience and feedback. The class highlights ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Attendees will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, scene study, and stage production. New York director Johnny Culver moderates the sessions. No experience is necessary.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 PM
College & Career Pathways (CCP)
Calling high school seniors and families! Join NYPL and NYC Public Schools for a drop-in FAFSA Completion Session at the Teen Center's Youth Program Room. Come to this session if you have questions or need assistance completing the 2024–25 FAFSA. Availability is first-come, first-served during the time window.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 PM
Beginning level in Cantonese If you want to improve your Chinese Speaking Skills, join us in Saturday from 1-2 pm! You can email the branch chathamsquare@nypl.org in order to receive the link to participate. We will use Zoom for the class. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.
RemoteAdults
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
@ 1 PM
Canceled
This event will take place at the South Beach Library. Join our teen librarian to help her with projects around the library, socialize with other teens, and learn new and exciting skills to use in the future! This program is for Teens ages 13-18 ONLY. Library volunteers can earn hours of credit for this Saturday Club. Please email southbeach@nypl.org to learn how a teen age 14-18 can earn community service as a volunteer.
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1:30 PM
Want to learn how to play the ukulele? Already play and want a group to jam with? Join library staff to learn chords, songs, and techniques, or teach your peers what you already know! Ukuleles and felt picks provided, or bring your own instrument. All skill levels are welcome. No registration required.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
Do you want to learn how to sew but are not sure where to start? Come learn sewing basics on a Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine. Participating teens will receive light refreshments.
Parkchester Library, Young Adult AreaTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Saturdays, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th (April and June in person, May remote) For the in person workshops, please rsvp to chanceyfleet@nypl.org For the Online workshop, click the link below. https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpduyrrTstE9Syiis8tUl-V6n4kh3JoyOS
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,

50+,

Persons with Disabilities
Today
@ 2 PM
Where your dreams become your reality! By channeling one fears, we teach you to become the Chess Player and not the Chess Piece. By stepping in early in to the lives of young people we use chess and other community activities to model peace, strength, and responsibility.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Come and celebrate the city’s oldest public library with East Village collage artist Valery Oisteanu. Join Valery as he guides you through the process of collage. Participants are asked to bring 10 images of their choice to personalize their collages. We will have photos and magazines on hand as well. Materials are available on a first come, first served basis.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in person at Macomb's Bridge Library. Let's enjoy the Spring wind with our Simple Bird Kites! Join us for fun experiments, crafts and interesting adventures every week. Registration is not required for this event.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
The rhythm, bounce and music from the Swing era will guide us through basic Lindy Hop, Jazz and a little tap too. Learn and experience this rich history through movements, both with a partner and solo, that will take you on a journey back in time. Use your hands, feet and voice to be submerged in the fun and excitement of the Jazz Age! Pleased be advised that all participants MUST sign a waiver in order to participate in the program. If under the age of 18 years of age, please be aware that par…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 PM
Get in person help with computers, the internet, expand your knowledge, or get help with a specific task or question. We're here to help! This program will be held in the Computer Lab (3rd Floor). Saturdays at 2pm No Registration Required, 18+.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
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
@ 2 PM
Canceled
Online
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. This class covers the basics of using HTML to create a simple web page. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Online Only via Zoom
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 PM
Postponed
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at Morris Park Library. Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow. Limited space. For ages 18 and up. Register by phone or in person. Registration opens on March 18th.
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 PM
Express yourselves during National Library Appreciation Week with colorful imagery and positive affirmations using mixed arts like screenprints, markers, and acrylics! Design your very own screen-print totes, tees, or 'kerchiefs, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the festivities celebrating libraries everywhere. Snax served to participants.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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+
Today
@ 3 PM
Are you a LEGO master? Check out our LEGO club at 3pm on Wednesdays! We'll have lots of LEGOs out for you to play and build with. No registration necessary. For ages 5-12.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3 PM
This is an in-person event taking place at the St. George Library Center. Come visit the children room floor to learn how to crochet! Best suited for school-aged children only
St. George Library CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Canceled
Online
This event is online only. Must register with a valid email address. Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. This class requires a gmail account to use Google Colab, a browser based coding environment. You will receive an email 2 hours before the class starts with the virtual class link.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Pasculano Learning Center
Online Only via Zoom
Adults
Sun, April 14
@ 4 PM
Teen Recording Studio & Media Lab
Embark on an exciting journey into the world of digital arts! The Introduction To The Media Lab is a course where teens get to learn about all the events, gear, and software available to them in our SNFL Teen Center Media Lab. Teens will also be given demonstrations for portrait photography setups, 3D printing, and info on how to access self guided software tutorials in Adobe applications. Software Includes: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, After Effects etc.) Un…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 9:30 AM
Are you unfamiliar with using a computer? Need to set up an account but don't know what to do first? Come to Ottendorfer Library for one on one help. We will instruct you on how to use a computer, how to set up a gmail account, offer quick tips on how to navigate the Internet, and answer any questions you may have.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 10 AM
Community Mental Health
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. The NYC Department of Health is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers. Register online at: https://morningsideheights.timetap.com This training will take place in person at Morningside Heights Library. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges an…
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

College & Graduate Students,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, April 15
@ 10 AM
Our highly interactive class focuses on improving confidence and fluency through listening and group interaction. Vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar will be covered within the context of conversation. Mondays at 10 AM Register in person or by phone: 212-308-6243
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 10 AM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Conéctate, equilibra y desafíate con Yoga en español. Esta clase de Vinyasa Yoga incluye flujos de intensidad media que te llevarán desde el saludo al sol hasta una postura máxima final. Ven y concéntrate en las inversiones y la respiración para ayudarte a mejorar tu práctica personal mientras brindas conciencia y una nueva experiencia. Se recomiendan tapetes, pero no son obligatorios, y todos los niveles son bienvenidos.…
Morningside Heights Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 10 AM
Tax Prep
This in-person program will be held at Tremont Library. Appointment required. Register here. Walk-ups will be permitted as space allows. Food Bank's free self-assisted tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Computers are available and Food Bank’s IRS-certified coaches can guide you through the self-filing process and answer any questions you may have. Please review Food Banks's tax prep requirements here to see if you qualify. For a full li…
Tremont LibraryAdults,

50+
Mon, April 15
@ 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, 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
@ 10:30 AM
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2019. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 10:30 AM
TechConnect
Learn the ins and outs of iPads, iPhones, and the iOS operating system. This class will cover the differences between iPads & iPhones, how to use finger gestures, common applications, and more.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 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, April 15
@ 11 AM
TechConnect
This event will take place in person at the Chatham Square Library in the Community Room. 本課程在Chatham Square圖書館community room 現場授課 This class is taught in Chinese only || 本課程僅以中文授課。 Immerse yourself in the world of computers and unlock a range of essential digital tools in this hands-on class! Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer systems, file management, and cloud platforms. Master key computer applications such as email, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. By the end of this cl…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
STEAM
The Huguenot Park Library presents S.T.E.A.M Gardening Club for little learners. Discover the magic of gardening in Spring as you learn some gardening tips on how to start a food garden, how to water the soil, and how to grow veggies from seeds. From growing vegetables and herbs to fruits; little learners will broaden their understanding of edible gardens as a sensory learning opportunity to build new skills. *STEAM is an interactive program designed for new walkers, toddlers, and/or childre…
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for a delightful blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for kids ages 2-11 years old and their parents/caregivers. Children love open-ended play because of the possibilities they afford them, encouraging imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills so play can be richer and more complex. This kind of play ensures rich learning and is fun! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by p…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, April 15
@ 11 AM
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program works best for people who speak some English and want to practice. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will b…
New Dorp Library
Online via Google Meet.
Adults,

English Language Learners,

Immigrants
Mon, April 15
@ 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, 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+