Arts and Crafts
Jaci Spuhler will return to the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, March 10, to teach the traditional method of creating pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter eggs. Due to popular demand, we will host two workshops: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Space is limited to 10 students per class, so please register in advance at the library or by calling 984-2346. The class is open to everyone in grade 9 and up. There is a materials fee of $3 per person.
Drop in to the Parachute Branch Library between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month and tackle those outstanding crafting projects. There will be plenty of room to spread out in the Community Room. We'll even serve dinner for those who make a reservation in advance; just visit us at the branch or call 285-9870.
Iris Folding is a fun and exciting way to make spectacular greeting cards and framed art using a template, cardstock, and colored paper strips. Join us at the Parachute Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 17, to learn how to create amazing cards. We will provide all of the materials needed but space is limited, so please register in advance at the branch or by calling 285-9870.
Here's a video demonstration of the Iris Folding technique:
Rifle High School art students will share their reproductions of well-known Master works in the latest installation of Art in the Stacks. Art-lovers of all ages are welcome to join us for refreshments and a short talk during the Artists' Reception on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library.
Kids, join us at the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, February 11, at 1 p.m. to make a card for your special Valentine.
Join us at the Rifle Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, for the next installation of Art in the Stacks. January's featured artist is Roland Klocker. Although Roland has worked for the City of Rifle for 37 years, he only began his second career as a photographer about 6 years ago after taking a photography course at CMC. He has traveled as far as Zimbabwe to capture images of animals but also enjoys visiting local spots such as Rifle Mountain Park.
Teens, come learn the techniques for making special greeting cards at the New Castle Branch Library on Tuesday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m. Just bring your imagination! Please register in advance, as space is limited; you can stop by the library or call 984-2346. Everyone will leave with a special project.
Join us at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale on Thursday, February 9, from 4-5 p.m., to make a Valentine's Day card or craft for that someone special in your life! This program is open to all ages.
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale, in partnership with Out of the Mud Puppet and Mask Theatre, presents a magical shadow puppet production of "Lin Yi's Lantern." Directed by local artist Soozie Lindbloom, it is a tale of a boy who finds out that giving is its own reward. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Showtimes are at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2.
Kids ages 10 and under are welcome to stop by the Parachute Branch Library on December 22 for an ornament kit you can "take and make." Ornament kits will be available all day (the branch is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) but come in before they're gone!