Reviews and Blog Posts: arts and crafts

Make Something This March

Get out those knitting needles, button up that paint smock, strap on the old tool belt and “Get Your Craft On!”  Every month our Denver Public Library branches offer dozens of fun, easy and creative craft programs for all ages.  If you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice wanting to find your craft calling, you will find a wonderful variety of activities to choose from at your local libraries.
Here are some programs coming up for the rest of this month:

Digital handmade : craftsmanship and the new industrial revolution

by Lucy Johnston

Reviewer Rating:
3

If you’re ever wondering what’s going on with art and digital technology these days, Digital Handmade is a good look at contemporary artists working “traditionally” in digital mediums. It profiles artists who would traditionally build, sculpt, weave, etc. utilizing digital technology in their process and concepts. It also features theories...

Plaza Voices: Creativity in the Community

Family working together in a Plaza art program.

Karen D., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Getting Crafty at Storytime!

Here at the Children's Library, storytime isn't just about books. We follow each of our Tales for Twos and Preschool Storytimes with a craft in our craft room. Crafting not only encourages creativity, but it also develops early literacy skills that will help children learn to read when they get older.

Crafting and Caroling!

We have some great events coming up this week for Adult Branch Programming.  Join us for crafts, cooking and more!

On Friday, December 13th at 2 p.m. visit Bear Valley Branch Library for our Tissue Paper Mosaic Candleholder craft.  Light up the night and decorate your house at the same time with a wonderful and colorful glass candleholder.  Call 720-865-0975 to reserve your spot.

Kwanzaa Arts & Crafts Market Place

One stop shopping for the unique gift giver.

Looking for that extra special unique handmade/crafted gift? Stop by the Blair-Caldwell Library and check out a wide vary of items inspired by the principles of Kwanzaa by local artists, artisans and merchants.

Saturday, November 23
12 noon - 4 p.m.

For more information call 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org

Join Us to Celebrate!

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library’s 10th Anniversary

Saturday, April 27, 12:30-3 p.m.

Activities for the whole family!
Storytime, Arts & Crafts, and Face Painting
Light Refreshments ~ Free and Open to the Public

Jewel in the Community Exhibit
Ending April 30
Cousins Gallery - 3rd Floor

Join us as we explore the history of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. From Conception and Construction to Events and Exhibits the Blair-Caldwell library is a place of discovery and knowledge waiting to be explored.

Tiptoeing Towards the Holidays

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

While Halloween is behind us, there are many more holidays coming up to celebrate connections, honor our ancestors, and thank our military. Use Fresh City Life My Branch adult cultural programming as a jumping off point for (or a break from) your fall & winter celebrations!

You'll have several opportunities to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in the next few days:

Spend Your Saturday with Fresh City Life My Branch!

Beekeeping

Need to make some weekend plans? Join us for a Fresh City Life My Branch program on Saturday, July 21 and Grow Your Mind!

Do you have a little horse lover in your life? Join us for a family-friendly author talk by Peg Sundberg, author of the Cowgirl Peg series at Schlessman at 10 a.m. Her series uses horses and dogs to deliver character building messages to young readers. Dress in your best Western wear!

Fresh City Life My Branch This Week--Are You Signed Up?

Impact Personal Safety

Are you ready for another great week of Fresh City Life My Branch events? Did you know that many of our classes require sign up? Plan ahead this week & make sure you sign up for the classes that interest you!

Plan ahead and sign up for these classes NOW to make sure you have a spot! Either call the branch, or email fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org with your name, phone number, and the event you want to sign up for!

Garden Stepping Stones, Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m. at the Smiley Branch (this week!)

Hand Sewn Felt Owl, Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch

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