Child with a painting
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 25 at 5:30 pm

Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.

Sketch of an octopus
Digital Programs
Friday, July 22 at 10:00 am

Ages 3-15: Your young artist can dive into the depths of the ocean with artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts and learn how to draw underwater scenes. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Register to receive a kit while supplies last and a Zoom link.

Illustration of mermaid tails
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own magical mermaid rag doll and learn how to stitch by hand or with a machine at Maker Hour! All supplies will be provided.

Sea monster underwater
Digital Programs
Thursday, July 7 at 1:00 pm

Ages 3-15: Artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts returns to teach young artists how to draw their own fascinating sea creatures! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Register to receive a kit while supplies last and Zoom link.

Main Library
Haute Create
Friday, July 1 at (All day)

Tour a vast, underwater world and meet unusual sea creatures using a green screen. Create This! projects introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed. An iPad with a compatible app and a collection of images will be provided, but you are welcome to download the app to your device to practice with the green screen.

Watercolor of Koi fish
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Friday, July 1 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Nishikigoi—otherwise known as koi—are colorful varieties of carp which are symbols of harmony, longevity, and positivity in Japanese culture. Relax and create an image of these beautiful fish with this paint-by-number kit.

Sketch of an octopus
Digital Programs
Zoom
Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm

Ages 3–15: Your young artist can dive into the depths of the ocean with artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts and learn how to draw underwater scenes. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Sea monster underwater
Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 am

Ages 3–15: Artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts returns to teach young artists how to draw their own fascinating sea creatures! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Bamboo mat with sushi-making ingredients and supplies
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Wednesday, June 1 at (All day)

Ages 12–19: The epitome of traditional Japanese dining, sushi is a delicious dish that you can make easily at home! The Simply Sushi kit contains a step-by-step instruction book by Steven Pallett, a professional sushi chef, which will introduce you to the origins of sushi, the tools and materials used to create it, and the different types of sushi, as well as activation cards for video tutorials. 

Illustration of treasure map
Main Library
Teen Space
Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 pm

Ages 12–19: Are you brave enough to command a fleet of scurvy dogs and rule the high seas? Conquer islands for valuable resources, build and upgrade your ships, and battle rival captains in your quest to be the most notorious pirate captain of them all in Plunder: A Pirate’s Life! There’s no experience necessary; rules and gameplay instruction will be provided.

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