Hand-Carved Soap Boats

Thursday June 25, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grade 4 and up.

Participants will learn basic woodcarving techniques using bars of soap and sturdy plastic cutlery. The end result will be a buoyant soap boat complete with its own sail. Take yours along to the bath or the beach!

Rockin' Paperclip Necklaces

Saturday July 25, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1 to adult

Make a cool and colorful necklace out of paperclips and colored tape!

Arm Knitting

Monday August 24, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Join us for an evening of arm knitting! What's arm knitting? Using your arms as knitting needles! With local craft instructor Beth Battey, along with chunky yarn and a bit of patience, you can whip up something stylish to get your fall fashion started.

Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards

Tuesday August 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grade 5 and up.

Decorate and personalize simple cards with brightly colored puff paints, and then send your cool creations on to friends and family!

Let's Go Fishing!

Thursday July 9, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K - 5

Using felt, magnets, washers, glue and scissors we will make a fishing game!

Screen Printing Workshop

Saturday May 2, 2015: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Learn about and explore various low-fi screen printing methods. Ypsilanti based printer and designer Marcy Davy of All Things Grow will lead the workshop and you'll go home with three unique paper prints that you pulled yourself!

Silly Sock Monsters

Tuesday August 4, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grade 2 and up.

Make a goofy monster friend, as featured in "Never Been Stitched" by Amanda Carestio!

Seed Bead Ombre Bracelets

Sunday March 22, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Make a fun bracelet with a bit of beading and braiding!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Saturday April 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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.

Beginning Crochet Class

Saturday April 4, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Looking to get in on the return to handmade and DIY?

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

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