Creative Aging programs at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is a Lifetime Arts creative aging partner   Over the years, our programming librarians have been trained by Lifetime Arts to work with professional teaching artists to plan, deliver, and sustain this program model which supports social engagement, skills mastery, and creative expression. Creative aging programs (whether held in-person or online) usually consist of 6-12 sessions of at least 90 minutes each, and are followed by a celebration where participants showcase their work for family, friends and neighbors. 

Since 2011, Brooklyn Public Library has provided over 50 multi-session art workshops, taught by professional teaching-artists. 

View upcoming creative aging programs here.


Services for Older Adults is partially funded by Coordinated Outreach Library Services aid from the New York State Education Department, administered by the State Library’s Division of Library Development. All programs are sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services.

Additional support for Creative Aging programs at BPL are made possible with support from The Sills Family Foundation; the Laura B. Vogler FoundationLifetime Arts with a grant from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Apple Bank, celebrating over 25 years in Brooklyn and over 155 years of neighborhood banking in greater New York (Visit for more information); and several BPL Friends Groups, private funders, and Volunteers.

For more information about Creative Aging, please email [email protected] or call 718-236-1760