Creative Aging programs at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is part of the Lifetime Arts Affiliate Network, made up of over 20 library systems across the United States that offer multi-session art workshops for people 50 and over, which are taught by professional teaching artists. These programs usually last from eight-twelve sessions of at least 90 minutes each, and are followed by a celebration where participants showcase their work for family, friends and neighbors. BPL works with DOROT's University Without Walls program to offer remote access Creative Aging programs. 

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

View upcoming creative aging programs here.

Gerritsen Beach Library

2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 11229; Registration Full, Waiting List Only

Title: Charcoal Without A Mess; Sketching and blending with Charcoal; Teaching Artist: Wilfredo Santiago; Dates: Thursdays, July 5th to August 30th, 2018; Culminating Event: Thursday, September 6th, 2018; Time: 3:00 pm

Flatlands Library

2065 Flatbush Avenue, 11234/ Call to Register: 718.253.4409 – Laura O’Leary

Title: Soap Sculptures; Soap Carving; Teaching Artist: Yasmin Gur; Dates: Thursday, July 19th to September 6th, 2018; Culminating Event: Thursday, September 13th, 2018; Time: 10:30 am

Windsor Terrace Library – English/Bengali

160 East 5th Street, 11218/ Call to Register: 718.686.9707 – Ianthee Williams

Title: Heart & Soul of India; Bengali Culture Music and Art; Teaching Artist: Aeilushi Mistry; Dates: Fridays, August 17th to October 5th, 2018; Culminating Event: Friday, October 12th, 2018; Time: 10:30 am

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.

Additional support for Creative Aging programs at BPL are made possible with support fromThe Sills Family Foundation, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Grainger Foundation, The Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, American Chai Trust, J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Poetry Foundation, Santa El-Dada Family, and several BPL Friends Group and Volunteers.

For more information about Creative Aging, please call Judith Vigo at 718.230.2442, or email:

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