Preschool ArtStart

Monday November 20, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Paracord Survival Bracelets for Our Troops

Tuesday November 21, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Not only are these bracelets really cool-looking, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation.

The bracelet gives the person wearing it 7.5 feet to use in an emergency. The cord from these bracelets can be used to create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location or make a sling or splint, and the inner nylon cord can be used as thread to repair gear or as emergency sutures to close a wound.

Make a bracelet for yourself or to be sent to Operation Gratitude where they will be included in care packages sent to our soldiers overseas and new recruits graduating from boot camp. Instruction and supplies will be provided.

Balloon Critters

Friday November 24, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Learn a few tricks to turn balloons into fun creatures!

Popsicle Stick Flashlight

Saturday November 25, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make your own flashlight! This hands-on project uses a battery, an LED light, and simple circuits.

Make a Fairy Doll!

Sunday November 26, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5.

Do you just LOVE fairies? We'll show you how to make your own fairy doll.

Fiber Arts Lab: Crochet

Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us every other Monday for an evening of knitting and crochet. We will provide everything you need to get started. Stop in and learn the basics. You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches. We welcome all skill levels, no prior knowledge is necessary.

This week we will focus on crochet.

Kids Robotics Lab: Robot Rescue Challenge with Brain Monkeys

Tuesday November 28, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades K - 8

Kids Robotics Lab is a great introduction to robotics through LEGO Mindstorms and other robotics kits. Each session will be comprised of a different challenge. This month's is the Robot Rescue Challenge. Instruction is provided by the creative folks at Brain Monkeys.

Soda Tab Flower

Thursday November 30, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create a gorgeous little DIY Soda Tab Flower you can knock together in minutes!

It’s a pretty cool way of making good use of soda-can tabs that would otherwise just find their way into the trash – we just love a project that allows you to make something special out of nothing at all.

Pompom Bookmark

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Learn how to make a simple pompom and use it as a decorative bookmark!

We will have all the supplies and instructions to craft a fluffy tuft out of yarn. Scissors are required, and parents may need to help the younger crafters with trimming to shape the pompom ball.

Origami Meets Engineering with Evgueni Filipov

Saturday December 2, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for Grade 1 - Adult

Origami meets science and engineering. Evgueni Filipov, Assistant Professor in Engineering and Civil Sciences invites you to explore a new world of foldable structures that can withstand amazing weight. You'll learn how origami can be used to make stronger structures and you'll even get a chance to fold your own engineering inspired origami.