For all of you crafty types, we have a couple of upcoming scrapbooking programs.
Join us at the Owensvile Branch on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 p.m. for a hands-on scrapbooking workshop. Scrapbooking beginners learn how to create a two-page layout of your vacation photos. We’ll learn about templates, cropping, journaling and even how to add your trip mementos to your pages. Bring 8-12 of your photos and we’ll supply the rest! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 732-6084, or registering online. Books about scrapbooking.
If you love scrapbooking, join us for the Union Township Scrapbook Club on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees ages 13-adult are invited as Brenda Rettig of Scraps, Etc. will present a two-page layout for attendees to create, as well as teach techniques and tips for beginning and dedicated scrapbookers. No need to bring anything; all scrapbook materials are provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
The Amelia Branch Book Fair is fast approaching. November 5th-12th you can stop in during library hours and find some amazing things!
I can’t stress how important it is to us here at the library that all books find good homes. But we know not every book destined to stay in it original form. In addition to great finds, like-new titles and family favorites there are number of books waiting to be taken home and ripped apart.
Swing by the library to pick up a copy of The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti and learn how to turn your book fair finds into amazing art creations and beautiful everyday objects. Full of detailed pictures and amazing instructions you can learn to make everything from wreaths and vases to lamps and even a Kindle “keeper” (Did you hear you can now get books on your Kindle through the Ohio eBook Project!?)
Once you get your feet wet recycling and repurposing you can stop in to get these other great titles to get a jump on your holiday gift making.
Try Alter This! Radical Ideas for Turning Books into Art by Alena Hennessy, New Directions in Altered Books by Gabe Cyr and many more at your local branch.
Join the Amelia Branch staff on Saturday, June 25 at 2pm for a crafternoon of fun. You’ll learn how to make a patriotic red, white, and blue button wreath just in time for the 4th of July!