Block Printing Workshop

Tuesday, July 24 | Malletts Creek | 6:30-8:30pm |Grades 6-Adult

In this workshop you will create a design, carve the design into a soft linoleum block, and then print the image onto paper or note cards. This is your chance to create something to hang on your wall, or perhaps design a card to send out.

We will supply all the tools necessary, you supply the creativity! If you have something you’d like to print on, or have your own tools, feel free to bring them. Check out some of AADL’s books on block printing for a spark of ideas.

This DIY event is for Grades 6- Adult, and takes place at the Malletts Creek Branch on Tuesday, July 24, from 6:30-8:30pm. See you there!

Maker Works Craftshop: LED Lit, Laser-Engraved Plaques

Tuesday July 24, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

What could be cooler than playing with lasers and LEDs? The staff of Maker Works will lead this geeky craft workshop and discuss the basics of laser engraving and LEDs. Maybe some of the bravest will even get to do some soldering! This project will take the entire time to complete, so please arrive early.

This event is for grades 6 - adult.

Felt Ball Fun!

Monday July 23, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Make a felt ball using wool, patience, your hands, and warm, soapy water! It can be a gift, a decoration, or a fun baby ball!

This event is for Grade K - Adult.

Paper Clip Earings

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If you like to make your own jewelry, but don't like it to always scream out, "I made this myself!" Paper Clip Earrings might be the program for you. While it sounds like we'll be linking paperclips together and hanging them from our ears, the finished earrings look more like what you see to your left. If you like what you see, join us Tuesday, August 17 at the Traverwood Branch 6:00-7:30.

If you're looking for more jewelry, you might check out these books:

Fabric Jewelry: 25 Designs to Make Using Silk, Ribbon, Buttons, and Beads
Junk Jewelry: 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create From Ordinary Objects
Make Bracelets: 16 Projects for Creating Beautiful Bracelets
Make Your Own Great Earrings: Beads, Wire, Polymer Clay, Fabric, Found Objects

Quilling Paper Craft Workshop

Thursday July 12, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Quilling is an old art form that involves rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper to create decorative designs. Make unique cards or prints in this hands-on workshop.

This event is for Grade 4 - Adult.

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!
Coppélia
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.

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