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Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, June 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 6, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Teen Book Cover Art: Papercuts

Figment’s Tumblr recently posted about about a new trend of papercuts on teen book covers: http://figmentdotcom.tumblr.com/post/50037988275/ya-cover-trend-paper-cuts.

These covers are actually pretty cool looking and got me wondering– how does someone actually make papercuts?  I checked out some of the books we have in the Library on paper cutting and let me tell you, you need some serious scissor skills.  However, they aren’t as complicated as you might think.  Part of the trick of papercutting is folding the paper to make more than one cut at a time.  There are also different cutting tools you can use to create more detailed cuts.

Here are some of the most recent Teen novels that feature papercuts on their covers, click on the cover or the title link to find more information about the book:

shadowandbone

Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo

PaperValentine

Paper Valentine

by Brenna Yovanoff

 Infects

The Infects

by Sean Beaudoin

PrettyMonsters

Pretty Monsters

by Kelly Link

ShiverLingerForever

Shiver, Linger, Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy)

by Maggie Stiefvater

If you want to find out more about how to create papercuts, check out this books at the Library!  (just click on the cover or title link to find it in the Library):

paper cutsPaper Cuts: 35 Inventive Projects

by Taylor Hagerty

736.98 HAG

 

 

 

Paper Cutting TechniquesPapercutting Techniques for Scrapbooks and Cards

by Sharyn Sowell

736.98 SOW

 

 

 

Paper CutoutsPaper Cutouts

by Helene Leroux-Hugon and Julierre Vicart

736.98 LER

 

 

 

Art of Paper CuttingThe Art of Paper Cutting

by Henya Melichson

736.98 MEL

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 23, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Fiction, Nonfiction, Trending

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, May 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 2, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us at the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club tomorrow!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, March 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 28, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects by Marisa Pawelko

Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects

by Marisa Pawelko

Award winning, indie crafter, Marisa Pawelko  shares 24 of her best DIY Duct tape ideas.  Each craft comes with step-by-step instructions and how-to pictures. You’ll learn how to make fashionable wearables like gloves, leg warmers, a kilt and a halter top. You’ll also find crafty ideas for items like a vase or an awesome night light.  Crazy-Cool gives you a list of recommended tools and materials along with teaching you some of the basic skills needed to create with duct tape.  There are projects in here for all skill levels, from the “I live for crafting”  level to the  “what’s crafting”.  Check out Crazy-Cool and get your craft on!

By Barbara, Teen Outreach Librarian on February 19, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Nonfiction

Join us for “Make Sweet Stuff For Your Sweetheart” tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, Sunday 2/10 from 2-4 p.m., and create three different crafts with string: friendship bracelets, woven keychains, and a Thai string doll.  A handmade gift is a great way to show someone you care.  There’s plenty here to make sweet stuff for your BF, GF, BFF, or even yourself!

For teens in grades 6-12.  Click here to register for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 9, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us for Duct Tape Creations Tomorrow!

We’re rolling out the duct tape! Unleash your artistic talents and create clever duct tape inventions. Bags, wallets, flowers…you are only limited by your imagination. Bring your friends and your creativity; we’ll provide the tools, nearly limitless rolls of colorful duct tape, and instructions. Snacks will be provided.  Please click here to register in advance–space is limited!

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 4, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us at the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club tomorrow!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, December 28, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 27, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Events

Teeny-tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec

Teeny-tiny Mochimochi 

by Anna Hrachovec

If you know how to knit and love tiny things, then you should checkout the book Teeny-tiny Mochimohci!  You’ll find over thirty different tiny creations to make.  There’s tiny animals, tiny edibles, tiny humanoids, and more.  There are a ton of photos of these cute creations, as well as step by step instructions on how to create most of them.  Even if you are still learning to knit or if you don’t know how to knit at all, these creations are so cute and fun to look at!  For example, here’s the tiny cupcake:

And the tiny gnomes:

You can also check out the Mochimochi Land website: http://mochimochiland.com/

There’s a blog that you can follow, some additional how to instructions for all things knitting and stitching, and a gallery that features some of Anna Hrachovec’s creations as well as creations submitted by fans of Mochimochi.  Right now the results of the Mochimochi Land photo contest have been posted on the blog.  Here’s the winner:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 20, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Nonfiction, Staff Pics

Join us for Giftable Crafts this Saturday!

Gifts made by hand are the gifts that are loved the most. We’ll have three different giftable crafts for you to choose from: paper snowflakes and ornaments, decorative holiday magnets, and gifts in a Mason jar. Your friends and loved ones will appreciate your creativity and talent!  Click here to register for the program!

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 13, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Events