No-Sew Fleece Pillows

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 3 - adult

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

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday December 18, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield 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.

Zine Workshop

Monday January 8, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about zines and how to make them!

Zines are small booklets made of simple materials and contain text, art, or anything you can put in a book.

Supplies are provided - bring photos, magazine clippings, or other materials if you want to personalize your project!

Felt Ball Fun!

Saturday January 13, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

Watercolor Snowflake Art

Sunday January 14, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 3

Create beautiful snowflake art to celebrate the winter season!

Preschool ArtStart

Monday January 15, 2018: 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.

Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us for an evening of embroidery and Austen! There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started.

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet Exhibit.

Introduction to Weaving

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn how to weave on a cardboard loom!

All supplies provided, no prior crafting experience necessary.

Beginning Crochet With Beth Battey

Thursday January 25, 2018: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Want to start making handmade items for yourself or as gifts?

Local crafter Beth Battey will get you started in the wonderful world of crochet with a basic beginner's project. Supplies are provided.