community connections by creating cards for various service organizations.
Cards made in June will be given to Heartland of Kettering residents. Cards
created in July will be given to the Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. You
will receive 30 minutes of reading time for each card you make (up to one
Stop by our
Opportunity Space to check out our dream (cardboard) city, and construct your
own buildings and scenery to grow our town! Building materials provided,
bring your own imagination! Open to all ages.
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).
Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2016 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories:
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project? Join the New Lebanon Branch Stitchers for an hour on the fourth Saturday of every month. Work on your project and socialize with other crafters.
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by the generous donation of tools and craft sets from Home Depot. Each child must have an adult caregiver present. Please register in advance.
Learn the art of painting with tape. In this introductory class adults will paint a multi-colored
background on heavy paper, and then tape off the area
using masking tape. Next, you'llpaint again with
a single color of paint. Finally, you'll pull off the tape to reveal nice straight edges and a neat abstract painting. No experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come for a fun and relaxing evening creating something unique and lovely! Please register in advance.
Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or use a provided template. Make a unique creation or make something based on a favorite character. The choices are all yours! For grades 7 - 12 only.
something that you can also eat. This program is an hour long, free build
session. We will use various foods, such as pretzels and marshmallows, to
create tasty towers and edible edifices. Appropriate for children age 5-12
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase projects we've been working on for the month (stories, photos, music, etc.) as well as work on fun exercises to enhance creativity.