AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Red Pens & Rewrites

Thursday March 6, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

Mine your prose for the diamonds, leave the coal behind and polish your gem with local authors and writer supporters, Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang. This workshop will cover the revision process from the complete plot arc down to the last serial comma.

This is the first in a monthly series of writing and publishing workshops that feature both traditional and indie publishing perspectives. There will also be an opportunity for workshop attendees to meet-up at the Traverwood Branch on Thursday, March 20 from 7 – 8:45 pm to discuss their works-in-progress. Both Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang on hand to offer advice, tips and review. These open houses will also be a wonderful time to meet your fellow writers and potentially create your own writing group.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Sunday, January 26 1-3pm DTN

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid program this Sunday will surely be hours of family fun. Although the event description says it's for grades 4-7, everyone is welcome!

Express your inner-cartoonist by writing silly "Zoo-Wee-Mama!" jokes, decorate a sugar cookie to look like Greg Heffley's face, and play a fun game of bean bag Cheese Touch Toss!

There may even be a special surprise for the parents (hint: it involves music)!

We hope to see you there!

CANCELLED: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Saturday March 29, 2014: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop. Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided. This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.

Due to a death in the presenter's family this workshop had to be canceled for Saturday. This event will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined.

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday May 18, 2014: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop.

Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided. This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.

Due to a death in the presenter's family this workshop had to be canceled for Saturday. This event will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined.

Paper Making from Pulp to Sheet

Saturday April 12, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Celebrate National Library Week by learning how to make paper. You can even put a few seeds in it, then bury the paper in the spring and grow flowers!

If you have any particular colors of paper you want to recycle, bring them with you. Local crafter Dawn Henry returns for this workshop.

Shrinky Dink Craft Magic!

Monday April 7, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

This event is intended for adults, teens and pre-teens (grade 4 and up).

Invented in 1973 Shrinky Dinks are retro craft that's made a huge comeback in recent years. Make your own plastic pendant, pin, pet tag, luggage tag, keychain and more using Shrinky Dink material!

This “magic” plastic shrinks to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when it’s heated in the oven!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Monday April 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it. Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop.

The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday April 13, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop. Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap and some patience, and you get a fun felt ball!

Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration!

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Sunday March 16, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Looking for a seriously fun and unique craft obsession?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed toys. Local crafter Beth Battey will teach you how to make your own cute amigurumi snail. Beginners with lots of patience are welcome to give it a try, but previous crochet experience is recommended.

A “crochet cam” will be set up for projection of instructions on the big wall! All supplies will be provided.

Chesstastic

Sunday January 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

Challenge old friends and meet new ones when you play chess with others of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided.

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