Preschool ArtStart

Monday December 14, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome.

Preschoolers can make art, too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday November 16, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome.

Preschoolers can make art, too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday October 5, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Pet Toy Workshop

Saturday October 3, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in grade 1 and up.

Calling all pet-lovers! Make a toy for your cat or dog that is sure to bring hours of fun.

Artist Appreciation: Matisse

Kids in grades 3-8 are encouraged to join us at the downtown library Thursday afternoon, June 25, at 2:00pm for a Henri Matisse program! A short presentation will discuss the artist's life and style of work and then attendees will have the chance to create their own art in the style of Matisse.

This is a great way to learn about and create your own fine art!

DIY Pennants

Sunday September 20, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grades 3 and up.

Make your own pennant to show off your school spirit, love for where you live, or allegiance to a particular animal! A pennant is a small, vintage-looking flag that can be used to celebrate whatever it is that you love!

Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos Tissue Paper Flowers

Wednesday October 28, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

In Hispanic cultures Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a day to celebrate, remember, and prepare special treats in honor of those who have departed. Join us in creating an assortment of tissue paper flowers to kick off this Hispanic celebration.

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! The mission is "better living through stitching together." 56 countries are participating and 882 knit-in-public events are taking place, and I hear that is record participation! Are you knitting in public today?!

The AADL is chock full of amazing knitting books, whether you’re a novice or a pro, and whether it’s summer or winter. And let’s face it, knitting outside is much more enjoyable in the summer than in the winter. So if you’re out and about today and see someone knitting in public, give them a thumbs up!

Make Your Own Bubble Magnets

Tuesday October 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Cut out pictures from magazines and comic books, then glue flat glass marbles on them to magnify the image. Attach a magnet to the back and you have cool, useful decorations for metal surfaces in households, dorm rooms, and offices! You can even make a series of magnets based on your favorite book or movie.

Fall Leaf Charm Bracelet

Monday September 28, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Leaf it to your imagination with a Fall-themed charm bracelet.

Using shrinky dinks and markers we'll be making charm bracelets that you'll fall in love with!

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