Crafts information at the library can encompass knitting patterns, quilting designs, basketweaving instructions, cross stitch diagrams, fine wood-working techniques, step-by-step watercolor painting, advice for sketching human figures, scrapbooking and cardmaking inspiration and many other crafty topics. Whether you are a novice looking to try something new or a life-long crafter checking out the newest titles in your area of expertise, the library supports your enthusiasm for your artistic hobbies with books, DVDs, magazines and even a database of information on craft topics.

Featured Crafts Titles

Open “Crafting with recyclables” in catalog Crafting with recyclables Open “Craftivism : the art of craft and activism” in catalog Craftivism : the art of craft and activism Open “Necktie quilts reinvented : 16 beautifully traditi…” in catalog Necktie quilts reinvented : 16 beautifully traditi… Open “The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kid…” in catalog The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kid… Open “Reclaimed textiles : techniques for paper, stitch,…” in catalog Reclaimed textiles : techniques for paper, stitch,… Open “T-shirts, memories & more” in catalog T-shirts, memories & more
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Back to School Blast

Start your school year in style at the library’s Back to School Blast Friday, August 7 from 2-3 p.m.

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Free Art Supplies in Your Own Backyard!

Summer is a great time to collect natural materials to use in your arts and crafts.

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70s Craft Saturdays

Explore craft fads from the 1970s with make-and-take activities for the whole family.

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The Cutting Edge of Quilting

The library has quilting resources for traditionalists and newbies alike.

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Thinking Outside the House

March is a time of year when the weather is even more of a wild card than usual, but it’s a perfect time to start planning my summer gardens, and naturally, the library is my go-to place for ideas and information.


Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery

People often think of embroidery as labor-intensive and old-fashioned. And it can be – if that’s what you want. But it doesn’t have to be.

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Recycled, Upcycled Holiday

The holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with making recycled and upcycled gifts and decorations. When you give a gift made from recycled materials, you are not only giving a thoughtful handmade gift – you are also giving a gift with a teensy-weensy carbon footprint! And who doesn’t love that?

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Learn to Knit & Crochet

A hands-on workshop “Learn to Knit & Crochet” is offered monthly at Velma Paris Community Center. Learn the basics of knitting or crochet – and check out library books with knit and crochet patterns to inspire you. Register at 862-1630.


Feltmaking: Ancient Art or Hot New Craft?

Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.


DIY Craft Kits to Check Out

Feed your inner crafter with grab-and-go crafting kits from your library. Plus, we share some really awesome online resources for everything from embroidery to origami.

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Holiday Craft Making

The Arts and Crafts Neighborhood is stocked full of project books to help you create memories with your family. Spend a little extra time today on a special project, big or small, and it can stay with you for years to come.

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Pin It Crafts – Summer Crafts

Do you love Pinterest?  Do you need to find some time and space to do some of your pinned crafts from Pinterest? Join us in July for Pin It Crafts.  This month we are focusing on summer crafts from Pinterest.  We will meet at 1:30pm in the Lingo Story Room on Saturday, July 20th for […]


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