We take "Making" pretty seriously at the library. We also understand that creativity has many outlets so teens interested in creating and crafting will have lots of opportunities to develop and learn new making skills at the library this Fall.
Between sewing, crocheting, jewelry making and all the other traditional ways of making, we've added a new component to crafting for teens! Many new programs at our branch libraries will combine Arts and Crafts with a smidge of technology to help teens and young adults take their creativity to a new level. These programs involve the popular Cricut (pronounced "Cricket") cutter device, which is able to cut designs out from many different materials, such as paper, fabric, or even vinyl.
Future fashion designers, entrepreneurs or just thoughtful gift givers can all try their hand at advancing their Arts and Crafts skills with the Cricut. The Cricut is an excellent tool for Teens to create items, they'd be proud to wear and could also help package their other Arts & Craft projects. The new programs will introduce the Cricut design software needed to create their customized items and get teens familiar with the machine and all it's capabilities. Find a Cricut program for Teens & young adults by visiting our this events page
If you're more interested in sticking with the traditional methods of creating with Arts & Crafts: Click here to find an old fashioned Crafting session at your neighborhood library.
Curious to see what you can make? Check out the #HCPLmadeit hashtag on Instagram to see projects, programs and other maker items from patrons!
This blog was written by Nancy H. and first appeared January 2019.