Map Madness With Decoupage

Wednesday, August 7 | 7:00-8:30pm | Malletts Creek | For grades 6th - Adults

Using colorful old maps along with torn paper collage and decoupage techniques you'll create small, decorative keepsake boxes. We’ll have all the supplies on hand, you bring the creativity! This is a great was to recycle cool paper and turn it into something new.

For more fun, check out these books featuring other projects using paper.

This event is for teens and adults, grade 6 and up.

GeekED Game Jam Contest!

Saturday August 3 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Downtown Library: Training Center | Grade 6 – Adult

Have you made your own videogame? Do you want to? How does winning prizes for your creation sound? Pretty great, right?

Join us August 3rd and those dreams can be realized! Bring in a game you've already created, or use the time to make a new game using Scratch and GameMaker, and you could go home with a fabulous prize. We'll have a prize for two categories: one for the best game created before the event and one for best game created during the event. Come compete, have fun, and win prizes!

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Thursday August 1 | 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Traverwood Branch | Grade 6 – Adult

Amigurumi: they're cute, they're colorful, they're tiny - the perfect challenge for the experienced crocheter! Local crafter Beth Battey will show us just how to crochet these small Japanese toys. You'll need the whole time to finish this project, so don't be late! You won't want to miss a minute of this fun workshop.

Geometric Origami 101

Tuesday July 30 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Malletts Creek Branch | Grade 4 to Adult

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding lets you turn simple squares in beautifully complex creations. Local crafter Beth Battey demonstrates the basics of creating animals and geometric shapes for those new to origami - but if you're an experienced paper folder yourself, we'd love for you to come and share your skills, too!

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

The Great Diaper Experiment

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Find out for yourself which of the diapers we provide holds the most liquid, and learn a little about setting up experiments!

Join us Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Malletts Creek Branch from 2-3PM for a bit of experimental fun.

This event is for grades K-5.

Build Web Applications

All events take place at the Downtown library in the third floor training center and are open to adults and teens. Registration is not required. and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the classroom will open at 11:45 am. If you want to use your own laptop, we'll simulcast the class in an overflow space for observers and laptop users. Basic computer experience is required. See you in class!

Building Web Applications with Python I - Discuss the basics of web sites, web servers, and modern web applications. Learn how to build applications in Python using Google App Engine. Build a web application and deploy it to Google's servers.
Monday July 29, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Building Web Applications with Python II - Builds on the Building Web Applications with Python I class.
Wednesday July 31, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Check out these books in our collection:
Sams teach yourself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all in one
More Python programming for the absolute beginner
Essential app engine : building high-performance Java apps with Google App engine

Memorial Book Making Workshop

Tuesday July 30 | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Pittsfield Branch

Memory books are an incredibly meaningful way to pay tribute to loved ones no longer with us. Join the staff of Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services and come arrange photos of those you've lost into a book that will preserve their memories forever.

Neither creativity nor experience are required. Just bring photos of your loved ones and we will have everything you need.

Facebook 101

Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Pittsfield Branch Training Center

We'll help you join Facebook, update your status, upload photos, find your friends and more. Registration is not required and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Can't make it to class? No problem, check out this tutorial from

For a complete class schedule, go to

See you in class!

Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney for All Ages

Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | All Ages

Take a family vacation to Wuhu Island and the Wii Sports Resort! Bring friends and family to play your way through Wii Sports Resort's twelve awesome games, from swordplay to frisbee, from golf to power cruising! We'll have prizes for the winning teams!

Make a Cast Fossil

Monday, July 8 | 2-3pm | Downtown MPR | Grades K-5

'Rock' out with us and make your own cast fossil out of clay and plaster of paris while exploring a process that has created fossils in sedimentary rock for billions of years.

Fossils in the earth can be formed out of plants, or invertebrates like mollusks and arthropods, or vertebrates like dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Fossils are found in different forms too. Sometimes they are turned to stone or preserved in amber, and other times they leave an imprint in the earth that is filled in by different minerals, forming a cast. We will replicate the process of creating cast fossils.

You're welcome to bring a small, hard item that can fit in the palm of your hand -- for example, a dinosaur toy or a sea shell -- or you can use the objects the library provides. Looking for more information on fossils? Check out these great books and videos from the AADL collection.

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