Arts & Crafts

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Animation Unplugged: A MEDIA SAVVY Workshop

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3:30 pm

This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys. Animation blends media literacy, visual arts, and technology education.  Through the creation of optical toys and flipbooks participants (unsuspectingly) incorporate:

Mardi Gras Crafternoon

Join us for a celebration of Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday." We'll make festive masks, crowns and have a surprise treat.   All ages. 3:30 p.m. in Teen Space and the Children's Reading Room.

Valentine's Day Crafternoon

We want you to be ready with your Valentine's Day cards, so come to the 2nd floor at 3:30 p.m. to make cards, bookmarks, or something else for those special people in your life.  All ages welcome. Materials provided (while supplies last).  
Image of book cover for "Romare Bearden: a black odyssey"

Make Art, Honor History!

Take a break from the Teen Tech-A-Thon and stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the library to contribute your talent to our Black History Month collage.
sweater with heart-shaped elbow patches

Patch Up Your Heart: Valentine's Elbow Patches

Romance-up your old sweater or shirt by sewing on some heart-shaped elbow patches. (Broken hearts and other less cheerful designs will also be available for the grouchy among us.) Please bring your own clean garment. Patch material, stencils, and sewing supplies will be provided.  
I Have a Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Celebrate King Week/Black History Month with us and make your own "I Have a Dream" journals. Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is the Pokemon logo which reads, "Pokemon - Gotta Catch 'Em All!"

Pokémon Celebration Party!

2016 was a year packed with Pokémon, with Pokémon Go on mobile phones, the Pokémon Company celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the newest additions to the handheld games.  Let's start 2017 off Pokémon style - with a celebration! Join us in the Children's Room and Teen Spaces on Saturday, January 21, 3 - 5:30 p.m.  We will:   Screen a Pokémon movie on a big screen in the Programming Room adjacent to the Children's Room! 
Image of a Dragon from a Chinese New Year celebration

Chinese New Year Party

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster - Chinese New Year! Take a look at some of these titles and join us in Teen Space to make paper lanterns, create fortune cookies, and test your ability to use chopsticks.
Paint Supplies

Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Release your inner artist this Black History Month! Books to Brushes couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children and teens will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it. The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.  

Winter Party

Join us for cookie decorating, ornament making, festive music, and the chance to create your own personal snow! For children, teens, and parents. Sponsored by the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board and the Friends of the Shepherd Park Library