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You are invited online or in-person to meet-up with fellow creatives to learn a new skill or improve one you have always enjoyed! Books, e-books, magazines, video tutorials, and more will keep your creative muse flowing all year long! Browse our art, craft, and hobby reading recommendations too!

Don't miss Meet the Artists, our annual featured event that takes place after the first of the year at Central Library. Meet the Artists has been showcasing local artists for more than thirty years!

Art & Craft Programs

Teen Recycled Book Art with Jennifer Hash
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Books are good for more than reading! Have you ever wondered what to do with your old books? In this 1.5 hour workshop we will repurpose old books into works of art.

Create with Canva.com
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Learn how to use the free online graphic design tool Canva to build a printable winter themed project. Create a custom digital design for greeting cards, business cards, flyers, and more. Share your designs online or by printing them.

Central Library 3D Printing
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Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program will be held in the Makerspace. No registration is required.

Central Library Cricut Design Space for Beginners - Winter Designs
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Winter can be a great time to be inspired for the holiday season. Whether you’re new to Cricut Design Space or an experienced crafter, come learn how to use Cricut Design Space and check out some NEW updates that will provide some festive inspiration to your crafting this season!

Central Library Maker Afternoons
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Kids ages 6-17, join us in the Arena of the Learning Curve where we will provide an idea for something to make and also have materials for you to get creative! Build something, take something apart, or tinker to your heart’s content! Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

Eagle Art Hacks - Art for EVERYONE!
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Do you LOVE Art? Do you WANT to love Art, but lack confidence? This is Art for EVERYONE! No artistic talent required! Explore new artistic mediums and techniques

East 38th Street PodCRAFTS: Podcasts & Crafts
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Similar to a book club, we'll choose a podcast to listen to as a group. While you listen, work on a craft project you bring from home, or one provided by the library. We'll take time in the second hour to discuss what we've heard.

Glendale Yarnslingers
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Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds are welcome to join monthly to meet, work on projects, share their recent creations, and discuss fiber arts. All skill levels are welcome.

Haughville Yarn Club
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Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds are welcome to join monthly to meet, work on projects, share their recent creations, and discuss fiber arts. All skill levels are welcome. No registration is required.

Lawrence Fiber Arts Club
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Knitters, crocheters, and fiber-art-makers of all skill levels and ages are invited to this monthly club. Registration is required.

Pike Crochet-a-Long
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Those who enjoy crocheting, knitting or other fiber arts are invited to learn a new craft and make something for the homeless. Basic supplies will be provided. Bring your works in progress to work on or work on a project with the group. Stop by the Info Desk to get yarn to make something for the cause.

Southport Tot Art at Southport
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Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited for an art program. Please stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!

West Perry Cozy Craft Night
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Come craft, play games, or enjoy snacks and a movie! For ages 12 and up. Registration is required.