On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library will host our fourth annual all-day skillshare, where different community members share their skills and interests with others in a day of learning and creativity.

You may remember our previous Skillshares—the first, in 2014, included workshops on WordPress, backstrap weaving, email encryption, origami and oral history recording. And the second one, in 2015, included workshops in zine-making, DJing, creating handmade plastic flowers and origami animals, secure web browsing and more. Our third Skillshare in 2016 included workshops on storytelling, watercolors, audio recording, personal budgeting and more.

Would you like to teach a skill at our upcoming Skillshare?

If you are interested in teaching, we’d like to know a little bit more about your proposed topic to see if it would be feasible in our space. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions and email infocommons@bklynlibrary.org. We look forward to hearing about your class ideas!

  • What topic would you be interested in teaching?
  • What kind of experience do you have with this topic?
  • What kind of materials would you need for your skillshare class?
  • Would you be able to provide these materials yourself?

If you are unable to provide the materials for your class, what would you like us to provide? What would be the estimated cost of these items? (Due to a limited budget, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide all materials. You will have access to the technology in the Info Commons, and we will try to accommodate everyone’s needs. What technology is available will also depend on what classes are happening at the same time.)

What size meeting room do you anticipate would accommodate your class?

  • for 5-8 people
  • for 10-12 people
  • for 12-14 people
  • for 14+ people

Anything else we should know about your class?