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Summer learning opportunities at the New York Public Library

Three former fellows of NYPL's Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers will each teach a separate week-long workshop in their field of expertise. The programs are free and provide teachers with the opportunity to work with their peers and enhance their own education. Fifteen spots are offered for each course, and include a $300 stipend, the required books and course materials, a private office, breakfasts and lunches, and the possibility of graduate school credit. The courses are: Black Bohemia: Poetry, Painting, and Jazz on the Lower East Side, July 16 to 20; Writing Food: A Workshop in Creative Non-fiction, July 23 to 27; and Liberating Constraints: A Creative Writing Workshop, July 30 to Aug. 3. For more information and to register, see the NYPL website. Registration deadline April 9.

While the last 100 years have brought many changes to New York City and country, many of the cultural and political issues remain the same. The Teaching & Learning Summer Seminar: 100 years of NYPL: America Then and Now, July 9 to 14, will delve deeply into the library’s collections to illustrate how primary resources narrate the story of the early twentieth century in order for teachers to be able to lead their students to draw conclusions and comparisons to today. Teachers will learn how to engage their students in studies of history through multiple entry points into the subject area, utilizing primary resources, writing from evidence and the arts. For more information and to register, see the NYPL website.

Investigate ways artists and writers respond to varying demands of audience, task, and purpose at the NYPL and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Online — Onsite K-12 Educator Institute: Art and Writing, supporting visual and language arts instruction. The program highlights ways experiences with these renowned collections can inspire student writing and art-making. Webinars are July 18, 19, and 20, noon to 1 p.m. In-person workshops at the MMA and NYPL are July 25-27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $150 payable to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information and to register, see the NYPL website.