Snowy Owl Friends

Saturday January 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5.

This craft is a hoot!

Learn how to turn a pinecone into an adorable snowy owl toy.

Twig Terrariums Presents: a Terrarium Building Workshop for Teens & Adults

We're all excited about the hotly anticipated Twig Terrariums workshops this Sunday!

Please note that due to limited space and supplies as well as the detailed nature of the project we will be limiting the attendance to Teens in grades 6-12 and Adults. We rarely enforce our age limits for events, but this is a very special circumstance. However, this is just the beginning of the TWIG fun! As of Saturday, July 26 all summer game players will be able to check out the Twig Terrarium's display in the Downtown Library's Youth Department case, and the window at 826MI/Robot Repair & Supply. Starting, Tuesday, July 29 terrariums will also be at Literati Books, Rock, Paper, Scissors and Downtown Home & Garden. ! Keep your eyes peeled for the Twig Terrarium badges to be released next week and get ready to start your search! Literati Bookstore will be selling their book at the event and at their store and of course you can also check out a library copy.

There will be two workshops on Sunday: From 12:30-2:30 PM and from 3:30-5:30PM. If the first workshop fills up we will be handing out tickets for the second workshop.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.

No-Sew Fleece Pillows

Saturday December 6, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (Grade 3 and up)

Make a cozy fleece pillow for yourself or as a gift- without any sewing!

Felt Star Keychain

Sunday September 21, 2014: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 -adult

Make a cute little star keychain out of felt to hang on your keyring, backpack, or anywhere you'd like! We'll use basic hand sewing techniques during this event. If you don't know how, we'll show you!

Get Twiggy With It

Are you pumped for this weekend’s big program Wooly Woods Crafting With Anna Hrachovec (of Mochimochi Land)?! Teens & adults will wrap twigs with yarn to make beautiful sculptures, as well as knit tiny creatures to live on them. Yes, twigs! Let me tell you, I know from experience that wrapping sticks with yarn is addicting, and the talented Anna takes it up a notch.

If you’re inspired to find more twig action, I recommend the book Super Simple Twig Projects: Fun and Easy Crafts Inspired By Nature. It's just that. A small youth-oriented book with some easy projects made of collected sticks and twigs. It goes over what supplies you’ll need to make things like trivets, dream catchers, baskets, vases, tiny rafts, and more. The question is: What if you wrap the twigs with yarn before you craft with them?

Mini-Monster Stuffies

Saturday October 25, 2014: 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 to teach this fun, monstrously creative, sewing workshop. Make your own unique stuffed monster! All supplies provided. This is an intricate project that will require the entire time and patience to complete.

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Saturday October 18, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Pete the Cat Fanmail!

Monday December 22, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5.

Make a Pete the Cat puppet and write and illustrate letters that will be sent to Eric Litwin, author of the popular Pete the Cat series.

Fuzzy Spiders and Glittery Webs

Wednesday October 15, 2014: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Halloween will be here before you know it. Come help us make fuzzy spiders and glittery webs, and you can take home your own creepy crawly!

Paper Ornaments

Thursday November 13, 2014: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 1-5

These paper ornaments are cute, quick, and easy to make. Come to our event and make a bunch to hang on a tree, your fridge, or anywhere you'd like! We'll be making mouse, tree, and peppermint candy ornaments.

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