Beauteous Button Rings Workshop

Monday July 9, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Make a unique ring for yourself using beautiful, bizarre, tiny and large buttons in lots of colors. We'll have the materials, but if you have any special buttons, bring them.

This event is for Grade 6 - Adult.

Happy Birthday, America!

It's time for our annual star-spangled holiday. It's time to celebrate America's 236th birthday.
Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Tuesday, July 3rd from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to make some decorations for your party.
We'll have some ideas of projects you can do, but you will be free to make anything you want out
of our red, white and blue supplies. This is for preschool - grade 5.

For some ideas of projects, look here.

Make Your Own Tutu!

Would you like to make and own your very own tutu? Join us for a Tutu Making Workshop at 2pm on June 28th, in the Multipurpose Room at the Downtown Library! We’ll have all the materials you need to make your very own no-sew tutu out of tulle and ribbon of various colors.

Here are some books to get you started:
T is for Tutu: A Ballet Alphabet
Just Grace and her Terrible Tutu
Tallulah’s Tutu
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

And some DVDs of my favorite ballets!
Swan Lake, with an all male cast
Swan Lake, by the American Ballet Theater
Ballet for Boys

This event is for kids grades K through 12.

Duct Tape Balls!

If you are between Kindergarten and 8th grade and were wondering what to do this Wednesday, join us at the Pittsfield Branch in the Program Room from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. to make your very own duct tape bouncy ball!

You can make a very special ball that will be incredibly durable and will last most, if not all summer long! Imagine playing kickball in your backyard, soccer at the park, or even volleyball at the beach! You are sure to get lots of compliments on your amazing, new duct tape creation!

Collage Tiles @ Pittsfield

Wednesday, June 20 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Pittsfield Branch | For Grades K-5th

We’re getting crafty with collage at Pittsfield! Siobhan Lyle, owner of Blue House Mobile Craft Studio, will lead a workshop in upcycling tiles into art. Come learn about shape, color, and collaging at this DIY event. We’ll provide all the supplies, you supply the creativity.

Keep in mind, the AADL Summer Game will be in effect-- and you can earn points by attending summer programs.

Make a Father's Day Card!

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2012. Come to the Pittsfield Branch and make a card for dad, grandpa, or favorite uncle.
Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. we'll have all the glue, scissors and art supplies out for you to create a card with the most
heart-felt sentiment. For preschool and up. All ages are invited and all supplies will be provided.

For materials about this holiday, click here.

Make a Mother's Day Card!

Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to make
a card for your mom, grandma and favorite aunt. You can also make a giant tissue paper flower to present with your card. This program is for preschoolers through fifth graders but all ages are welcome. Supplies will be provided.

For materials about mom's special day, click here.

Learn about Etsy

Wednesday | May 2 | 7 - 9 pm | Malletts Creek

Did you know that Etsy provides a great way to meet and work with folks who share your interests? Many Michigan artisans join teams to participate in discussion forums, share information, collaborate on projects, and more. One of the Michigan teams is called MICE, which stands for Michigan Indie Crafters of Etsy. MICE has 768 members and is lead by local Ann Arbor artisan, photographer, and business owner, Kate Kehoe.

Join Kate Kehoe, owner of Chicalookate, for an introduction to Etsy. Registration is not required and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

See you in class!

National Library Week Event: Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun

Saturday April 14, 2012: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Amigurumi is very popular in Japan where it means the art of making small crocheted (or knit) toys. We'll show you how to make a little stuffed snail toy. Plan to use the entire time to make your project, unless you're a pro!

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

National Library Week Event: Papermaking From Pulp To Sheet

Sunday April 15, 2012: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Celebrate National Library Week by learning how to make paper (and even put a few seeds in it)! If you want, you can bury the paper in the spring and grow some flowers!

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

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