Binary Keychains - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday August 12, 2014: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 3 to adult

Make a cool keychain that spells your name in binary code!

Binary code is a system that computers use to interpret language and characters using only 0 and 1. For this craft, we'll convert the sequences of 0s and 1s to colored beads for an amazing keychain!

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Pittsfield Branch.

Let's Go Fishing!

Wednesday July 9, 2014: 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!

Paperclip Fashion Necklaces

Tuesday August 5, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 3 to adult

Make a chic statement necklace out of paperclips and colored tape.

Fun With Die-Cuts: Using the Sizzix Big Shot

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:30-8pm | Downtown – MPR | For grades 6th through Adult

Join us for an evening of paper craft fun. We will be using Sizzix Big Shot die-cut machines to create an assortment of paper die-cuts that can be use in making cards. There will be instruction on how to use the machine, and we’ll have all the paper and cards on hand for you to get creative with.

Soon several Sizzix Big Shot Machines will be joining AADL’s new collection of Art Tools that will circulate! This is a chance for you to explore all that the Sizzix Big Shot can do for your paper craft projects before it goes into circulation.

This event is for teens and adults, grade 6th and up.

Happy Birthday, America!

Wednesday July 2, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Create patriotic pinwheels, cuffs and wind catchers out of streamers, construction paper, felt and string!

Make a Valentine's Day Card

Sunday February 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5

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

Make a card here or at home (or buy a Valentine's Day card), then drop it off at any AADL location from February 3 - 11. You can choose the hospital or let AADL staff decide. We’ll deliver the cards.

Sign your card with your first name and leave it unsealed. Please do not use glitter or include messages about getting well or feeling better―many of the patients are in the hospital for a long time.

Jolly Paper Jellyfish

Tuesday July 22, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5.

It's time to have some undersea fun! Create a colorful floating jellyfish as a toy or decoration.

Coat Hanger Monsters & Dragonfly Clothes Pins!

Tuesday June 24, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5

Using child-size clothes hangers and clothes pins, you can make some monsters and dragonflies!

Wooly Woods Crafting with Anna Hrachovec!

Saturday July 12, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

The author of the Mochimochi toy knitting books shows you how to wrap twigs with yarn to make beautiful sculptures—a simple technique for all skill levels! Experienced knitters can embellish their “tree-scapes” by knitting tiny creatures designed by Anna. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn or knitting needles. This event includes a book signing with books for sale.

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

Pack Your Stuff!

Thursday July 17, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5.

Packing a bag for vacation? Make your own holders for your toothbrush, toothpaste and soap out of washcloths!

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