Life-Size Candyland Game

Chocolate swamp, lollipop forest, the gumdrop guy . . . do you remember all those places and characters?

Come to the Pittsfield Branch on Tuesday, April 3 sometime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m and take your turn along the multi-colored path of the Candyland game. You will be the moving game piece. There will be a reward when you make it all the way through.

This is for grades K - 5. Younger children will need their adults with them at all times. There will be excellent photo opportunities!

We will have all kinds of board games here at the Library for you to play as you await your turn through Candyland.

Author Brandon Mull at AADL

Calling all fantasy fans and writers-in-training. Author Brandon Mull will be at the Pittsfield Branch on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. He'll be talking about his books and his writing process.

Mr. Mull is the author of the Fablehaven series. He is touring because of the March 13 release of Seeds of Rebellion, the second title of his The Beyonders series.

Books will be on sale at the event, courtesy of our local Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Make a Valentine's Day Card for that Special Someone!

Pittsfield Branch: Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Make some valentines for those special people in your life.
We'll also be making large tissue paper flowers. All supplies will be provided. This is for preschool - grade 5.

For books and movies about the holiday, click here.

For Valentine's Day coloring sheets or other projects to try at home, click here.

Fabric Printing Workshop

At this hands-on workshop you’ll get a chance to pull your own screen printed tea towel to take home. We’ll also get you caught up on all things related to printing up stylish towels. Hand printed tea towels are a great way to add a bit of whimsy to one’s kitchen, as they’re both colorful and creative!

We’ll also have linoleum blocks carved and ready for you to use to stamp a design onto a fat quarter of fabric. You can then do what you will with the fabric! You can use it in a plethora of handmade projects, including: A throw pillow, a bag, a placemat, for appliques, and more. It’s up to you. You’ll leave the workshop with a tea towel and a fat quarter, ready to add some sparkle to your abode.

To expand upon the joy of printing on fabric, here are some crafty books to get you going.

This DIY event is for grade 6 – Adult, and takes place at Pittsfield on Tuesday, February 7, from 7-8:30pm.

Once Upon a Winter's Day

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Join us on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Branch Library for a family storytime. What a cozy way to spend
an afternoon! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and drink hot chocolate. Then we'll make some cute stuffed snow people.
Bring the whole family!

For winter stories, click here.

Baby Bits - Dancing Babies on Saturday

DANCING BABIES is a family event for "the Five and Under" crowd.
Gari Stein will lead the program Saturday morning, January 14, 2012, at the Pittsfield Branch Library. Young "Twinkle Toes" families are invited to "Polish and Shine" muscles and voices at this popular Preschool Music and Motion Program. The program will begin at 11:00 am and end by 11:45 am.
It has the makings for one Happy Day!

Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Collect up your photos, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia to create a scrapbook from cereal boxes. We will provide cereal boxes for cool covers and other scrapbooking supplies. Click here for more books from the library to get some ideas. Hope to see you at the Pittsfield branch on Thursday, December 29 from 2 - 3:30 pm. Grades 4-8.

Make Your Own Board Game!

Have you ever considered making your own board game? What would it look like? What would it do?

Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and make your own board game. Will it have a path? Will it have dragons blocking the way? What will be the reward for finishing?

This is for children preschool through 5th grade. Supplies and boards will be provided. For a start to planning your game, look at this.

Celebrate the New Year! Craft program

Get ready to ring in 2012! Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Friday, Dec. 30 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and create some hats and noisemakers to help you bring in the new year.

This is for preschool through 5th grade children. All supplies will be provided. For more about this holiday, click here.

Block Printing Workshop @ Pittsfield

At this block printing workshop you will create a design, carve the design into a linoleum block with the proper tools, and then print the image onto paper and/or note cards. This is your chance to create wall art, or perhaps design a card.

Did you attend a past workshop at AADL and are looking for more instruction, ideas and practice? Or are you a first timer wondering what block printing is all about? This workshop is for you.

We will supply all the tools necessary, you supply the creativity! If you have something you’d like to print on, or have your own tools, feel free to bring them.

Don't forget to check out some of AADL’s books on block printing for a spark of ideas.

This DIY event is for Grades 6- Adult, and takes place at Pittsfield on Wednesday, December 14, from 6:30-8:30pm. See you there!

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