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West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, September 26 at 6:00 pm

Begin your journey in bookbinding with the most essential element: paper. Papermaking is an ancient art that dates back two thousand years to the Han dynasty in China and spread to other regions via the Silk Road. In the first program of this series, you will learn how paper is made from fibrous materials and create your own paper using recycled materials.

Close up of laser cutter
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Whether you need precision cuts for a project or want to engrave a beautiful sign, learn how to create and format a design for the Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter then cut or etch your project in Intro to Laser Cutting. Customers who wish to use the Haute Create soldering stations independently must complete this class.

Abstract layered painting
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Test the latest TikTok art trend by using canvas, paint, markers, and a squeegee to create your own abstract painting! Artwork will be dried on-site and sent home with you.

Japanese-style flowers on gold leaf background
Main Library
Haute Create
Wednesday, September 21 at 2:30 pm

Dress up plain votive candle holders to add additional sparkle to your table or your next party with adhesive foil and simple designs created with the CRICUT® cutting machine. Pick from pre-created designs and learn how to use CRICUT® Design Spaces to send your pattern to the CRICUT® machine then add the foil to your candle holder. Supplies will be provided.

Whimsical tree drawn by Corinne Roberts
Digital Programs
Zoom
Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-19: Improve your observation skills and practice sketching techniques meant to quickly capture your environment and collect memories with illustrator and artist Corinne Roberts. Learn techniques to develop your style, identify the patterns around you, and increase your muscle memory when you have a pencil in hand. Register to follow along at home or visit the Teen Space to participate in a group session. Supplies will be provided.

Smile made of soap bubbles on blue background
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Why pay more for a costly bottle of detergent when you can easily make a cheaper alternative at home—and make it more environmentally friendly? Create your own eco-friendly detergent with the ingredients included in this month’s Eco-Kit to save money, reduce chemicals in your home, and eliminate plastic waste.

Silhouette staring at Milky Way galaxy
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Blast off with the Starstruck kit! Build and launch your own water-powered rocket with the Zap! Extra: Build Your Own Super Rockets kit. Then prepare for a life-altering journey to the stars with Leo and Naomi in The Final Six by Alexandra Monir before you join Charlie Dickens from Justin Olsen’s Earth to Charlie as he waits for his mother—who he believes was kidnapped by aliens. When you’ve re-entered Earth’s gravitational pull, challenge yourself with a 500-piece Solar System puzzle.

Little boy dressed as astronaut with rocket-shaped helmet and a starry background
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 6-11: Go on an adventure in outer space and explore planets, galaxies, and stars with the Starstruck kit for kids! Learn unusual facts about “hairy stars,” what a sunset on the moon would look like, and more with Joe Rao’s Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing before you embark on an action-packed trip through the universe with glow-in-the-dark-stickers and the Know and Glow: Space Sticker Activities book. Once you’ve touched back down on Earth, create your own galactic-inspired art with the Paint Your Own Galaxy Rocks kit.

Chalk-drawn yellow moon on chalkboard
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 0-5: Take your child on a trip across the night sky with books and activities from the Starstruck kit and explore the wonders of planets, stars, and galaxies. Your little one can join Toby on an otherworldly journey when he discovers only the North Star can guide a lost lion home in Andy Chou Musser’s A Home Under the Stars. Then spend a day—and night—with the citizens of Happy County in Ethan Long’s The Sun and the Moon Together. Finally, you can curl up with them and a surprise planet plushie to sing along to the classic nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star musical floor jigsaw puzzle.

Woman sleeping while wearing blue eyemask
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Block out bothersome rays and learn basic sewing skills by creating your own eye mask. Create This! introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed. Project available while supplies last.

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