Arts & Crafts


Winter Party

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 5:00 pm

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

Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

Friday, December 9, 2016, 1:00 pm

'Tis the season to get ugly. Bring your own sweater to decorate in the most festively hideous way possible.  Materials provided.  Children younger than 6 are prohibited from the Fab Lab. Children ages 6 to 13 need to have a guardian with them during the entire program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required: Register online at
coloring pattern

Color That Stress Away

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Do you need to take a deep breath after the holidays?  Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, December 29, at 7 pm, for a coloring program.  We'll have all of the supplies.  If you have some appropriate music, please bring it.  Join us and bring a friend.
seasonal headbands

Lunch at the Labs: Decorative Seasonal Headbands

Ready for some crafting this holiday season? Join us in the Fab Lab to create decorative seasonal headbands that can be the envy of all your relatives.   All materials will be provided.  Tis the season to be creative!   Space is limited, so please register online at     
kente and adinkra book marks

Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
Protest Button

Protest Buttons DIY |­­ Dr. King, the March on Washington, and Protest Art

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 3:30 pm

Celebrate King Week with us and honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and the protest art created during this important era in U.S. history.   Make your own advocacy or protest buttons. All supplies provided.   Best for students ages 12-19.  Join us in the Teen Room on the 2nd floor.    
Picture of Board Games

International Game Day

Join us at Northwest One as we celebrate International Gaming Day. We will provide a large variety of board games - from classics like chess and checkers to new games like "The Resistance" and "Sushi Go Party". We'll also have our Wii set up in case you'd like to battle your friends in Mario Kart or Smash Bros! We'll be providing snacks and refreshments! All ages are welcome.

A Tur-key-ful Family Crafternoon

Crafts for children ages 6+ in the Fab Lab. We'll be decorating 3-D printed pilgrim hats and turkeys that were cut on the laser cutter and making Happy Thanksgiving cards.  Parents are required to stay with their children during the program.
District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge.  
book cover for "Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and mini comics" by Mark Todd and Esther Peal Watson

Mini Zines

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by creating your own mini magazine.  Use your mini zine as the foundation for your next graphic or written novel.