Preschool ArtStart

Monday August 29, 2016: 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 August 1, 2016: 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 June 27, 2016: 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.

This event will also be offered, at the same time, at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Make a Valentine's Day Card


Make Valentine's Day cards for someone you love and/or for patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital!

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Make a card here at this event or at home (or buy a Valentine's Day card), then drop it off at any AADL location from February 2 - 11. We’ll deliver the cards!

Sign your card with your first name and leave it unsealed. At the request of hospital please do not use glitter or include messages of "Get well", "Feel Better" or other illness related comments.

Cubeecraft 3D Papercraft

Friday April 8, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Cubeecrafts are adorable 3D paper characters you cut out and fold together!

No papercraft experience necessary. X-acto knives will be used in this activity.

Beginning Crochet Class

Sunday March 13, 2016: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Want to start making your own handmade items for yourself or as gifts?

Local crafter Beth Battey will get you started in the wonderful world of crochet with a basic beginner's project. Supplies are provided.

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday April 17, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball!

Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland, or a fun decoration!

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Sunday March 6, 2016: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult.

Local crafter Beth Battey returns for this unique hands-on workshop.

Using very small crochet hooks, make your own beaded bracelet. Be warned, once you make one you'll be hooked and want to keep making them!

All supplies provided. Previous experience with crochet is required. This is a detailed, time consuming project that will take the entire time to complete.

National Library Week Event: Hand-stamped Leather Key Fobs

Sunday April 10, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Make a personalized hand-stamped leather key fob with letters or your own design using hand stamps!

National Library Week Event: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday April 10, 2016: 3:30 pm to 5:30 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.

This program will also be offered at 12:30 pm. Please choose only one workshop to attend.

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