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.

Rubber Band Bracelets!

It seems like kids everywhere are making and wearing jewelry out of colorful rubber bands. Perhaps a Rainbow Loom made its way to your house in December? Rubber band bracelet fun is a book that offers more designs to create with the loom, including the triple rainbow bracelet, the beaded bonanza and the flower bracelet. There’s also Totally awesome rubber band jewelry, which offers tips, tricks and more designs to create. If you’ve got a stash of tiny rubber bands on hand and are waiting for the next project, give them a whirl!

No Sew Pillows

Saturday April 12, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Make your own throw pillow using just fleece and fiberfill stuffing!

Felt Peeps Bunnies

Tuesday April 8, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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

Peeps bunnies are cute, colorful and delicious, and they are super abundant this time of year!

Come to the Library for a crafty night of creating your own little Peep using colorful felt and hand-sewing techniques. We’ll show you how!

Bring in the New Year!

Get ready to bring in the new year! Come to the Pittsfield Branch on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. to make hats and noisemakers for your
celebration. This is for kids pre-school through 5th grade but everyone is welcome.
All supplies will be provided.

For other ideas for keeping kids busy, click here.

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