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Artist-in-Residence Jennie Dranschak

Friday, March 31, 2017
Vandalia
Artist-in-Residence Jennie Dranschak will have her Baskets and Cane Chairs on display in the Opportunity Space.  Check the calendar for studio times to watch her work!

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Coloring, Puzzles and Games, What Fun!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Stop by Thursday afternoons for some relaxing fun.  Play a board game, work a puzzle or get those crayons moving.  All supplies provided.  
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Crafternoon

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy making a fun, unique craft every month. 
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest
Read favorite Dr. Seuss books, make a craft, and share a birthday treat.
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.
Join us for an evening of old school board and card games.
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Book Art - Creating Family Keepsake Albums

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join Book and Paper Artist Sarah Strong for an evening of fun and creative exploration!

We will be upcycling discarded library books into stunning family keepsake albums. Altered books are a great way to capture moments, memories, and more. We will use artisan papers, stamps, ribbons, buttons, and more to create gorgeous pages in our altered books. All supplies provided! No experience necessary! Registration required. Ages 9+, caregiver must accompany children under 14.

Bring any memorabilia you may have for a personal touch (homework, photos, lace, papers, old cards, buttons, etc.).


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Lace and All Its Splendor

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room

Lace: a delicate openwork fabric, usually figured, of fine threads, used in handkerchiefs, table covers, etc., or worn as an ornament of dress.”  That’s fine for Webster, but today we might think of it as: “a bunch of holes held together with thread of various sizes!”  Lace is now used rarely and only by women and little girls on special dress up occasions such as weddings or First Communions and baptisms.  There was a time when women, children, and even men wore lace every day and several months’ salary was needed to purchase enough lace for a lady’s cuffs and collar!   And a room without lace on tables, chairs, sofas and anything else not moving was unthinkable.  Today most people assume that all lace is pretty much the same.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Enjoy the opportunity to see many different kinds of lace and how they are made.  Tim Nealeigh, an international award-winning lace maker, weaver, and textile artist, will explain and demonstrate various methods of lacemaking and the ways in which these laces were used.  Finally you can find out about tatting, bobbin lace, netted or filet lace, carrickmacrosse, teneriffe lace, drawn work, pulled work, battenburg lace as well as knitted and crocheted laces.

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Crafternoon

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy making a fun, unique craft every month. 
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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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Cardmaking 101

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
What better way to show someone you care than with a handmade card? Anna Smith, an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, will teach you how to make two handmade cards- one basic card and one using a special technique. 
Both beginners and experienced crafters are welcome.  Registration is required.  
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Crochet Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vandalia
Conference Room
Join us for an enjoyable morning of crocheting!  All skill levels are welcome to attend - whether you want to learn new crocheting skills or show off a project you’ve started.  It will be an morning filled with crocheting and chatting fun!  Please bring your own crochet hook(s) and yarn.
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Homeschool Makerspace

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Huber Heights
Children's Area

Drop in and create something at the library! Ask us for this month’s activity. This program is designed for kids in grades K-6. 

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Hook, Needle and Stitch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn from each other.
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Daydreaming on Paper

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will explore relevant themes using a combination of found, altered, and created images. Cut and torn images will be adhered to journal pages and embellished with paint and ink as desired.  All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to registrants through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 
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Crafting with Christine

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
East
Meeting Room
Create fun seasonal crafts and jewelry. All materials provided.
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Drawn Together by Art

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
This 8 week drawing workshop for adults 55+, taught by local teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will sharpen your powers of observation and improve your drawing skills.  Make new friends and experiment with a variety of techniques in this fun, ungraded class. All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to participants through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Teen Hangout

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Hang out after school. Read, play games, chat, and craft, just come and chill. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Grades 7th-12th.
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Coloring, Puzzles and Games, What Fun!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Stop by Thursday afternoons for some relaxing fun.  Play a board game, work a puzzle or get those crayons moving.  All supplies provided.  
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

The Art of Your Story - theme: Karma

  • Eager participants drop their name in the bowl, names are drawn as time allows.
  • Share a personal story related to the theme.
  • Five minutes - just you and your story, no props, prompts, or scripts.
  • Audience judges with specific scoring criteria.
  • Winner takes home a new book - for keeps.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Story has three strong and distinct parts - beginning, middle, and end.
  • Story relates to the theme
  • Storyteller is engaging with the audience
  • Story is under five minutes. 
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Basket Weaving and Chair Caning Demonstration with Artist-in-Residence

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Jennie Dranschak is a local Basket Artisan who has been weaving for over 34 years. She will be demonstrating many different styles and shapes, such as Shaker, Nantucket, Native American, pine needle, sweetgrass, and coiled. She will also provide information on the history of weaving, and the tools that are used in this art. 
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Dream Catching

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Make your own eye-catching dream catcher! All skill levels welcome.  We will provide the materials. Please plan on attending both sessions: 3/9, 3/16. 
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Family Craft Time: Kites

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
Enjoy some quality time with the special kids in your life as you join us for some hands-on crafting fun!  This is an inter-generational opportunity to design one-of-a-kind arts and crafts.  This month we'll be making and designing kites.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and depending on availability, crafts may be limited to two per family.  For ages 6-12.
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Pieceful Patrons Quilting Group

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join our Pieceful Patrons Quilting Group for conversation and show & tell.  Anyone who loves the art of quilting is welcome.  Projects and charity quilt-ins are scheduled throughout the year. 
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Make and Take Monday

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
East
Stop by the Children's Area and have fun making a craft or take it with you to make at home. While supplies last. Ages 4-12.
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Teen Art and Making

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Examples include 3D printing, making stress balls, and painting and drawing. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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