Arts and Crafts
Devils & Blue Dresses by Mitch Ryder. Detroit's own, Mitch Ryder will discuss and sign his autobiography on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00p.m. at Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI. Ryder will be interviewed by Martin Bandyke of Ann Arbor 107. A Question and Answer session will follow the interview. Copies of Devils and Blue Dresses will be available for purchase. The event is free, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact the Ypsilanti District Library.
See the lovely display of quilts created by the Canton Poke and Stab quilt club. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorites and prizes qill be awarded based on your votes. Visit the display in the Community Room on:
- Monday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM
- Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM
- Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM
- Thursday, July 26 from 10:00-12:00 PM
- Friday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM
- Saturday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen Warwick; illustrated by Jane Kurisu
Sewing basics: all you need to know about machine and hand sewing by Sandra Bardwell
The sewing machine classroom: learning the ins and outs of your machine by Charlene Phillips
Sewing 101: a workshop in a book by [editors of Creative Publishing, International]
The mechanism for how a hot tub can become a time machine isn't well-explained. However, if you acquire a hot tub and the chronological mechanism never works, at least you have a hot tub, right? For further instructions view:
Origami for everyone: beginner, intermediate, advanced by Didier Boursin
Origami zoo: 25 fun paper animal creations by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan; illustrations by Paul Jackson; photographs by Avi Valdman
The new encyclopedia of origami and papercraft techniques by Ayako Brodek; edited by Claire Waite Brown
In love with paper crafts by [editor-in-chief, Jennifer Schaerer]
The complete book of home crafts: projects for adventurous beginners by edited by Carine Tracanelli
Fun family crafts by Kelly Doust
The Liberty book of home sewing by text by Lucina Ganderston ; photography by Kristin Perers ; illustrations by Richard Merritt
From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM
- Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM and 7:30-8:00 PM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM in the Purple Room
- On June 7th the Family Storytime/ABC Activity Time session will be in collaboration with Starfish Family Services Program for parents and caregivers titled Word Play: Rhymes and Other Pre-Reading Activities. The workshop is for adults and Starfish brings along licensed day care providers to watch your children if you choose
- There will be no Activty time on June 8 (for a blood drive)
To wrap up our Earth Week celebrations, CPL will present a screening of the original, 1972, animated version of Dr Seuss's The Lorax. Join us on Friday, April 27 at 4:00 PM to watch the story of the greedy, truffula tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest. When the film is over patrons are invited to create their own truffula tree vista to brighten up their home. This program is open to families and kids of all ages.
This post is part of our Earth Day 2012 celebration.
Knit your own royal wedding by Fiona Goble — We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the royal wedding, and what better time than now to knit your own in celebration! This book includes instructions for all the major players, and even comes with a fold-out backdrop you can use for taking photos of your creations. Who is your favorite? I think I like the Corgis best.
Handmade garden projects: step-by-step instructions for creative garden features, containers, lighting & more by Lorene Edwards Forkner — Would you like to give your garden a little something extra? By reusing materials and with a little DIY effort, you can add depth and interest to your garden. This book has it all, from pathways to structures to furniture to containers to storage and more. Check out the author's blog for lots more info and inspiration.