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Monday May 20, 2019
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Handmade Sketchbook or Journal Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to make a soft cover sketchbook or journal. We will sew the pages through the spine of the book cover to create a decorative exposed sewing. This stitch is called “Longstitch.” You will learn the bookbinding basics, and discover how to use a bone folder and awl. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Kindness Grows With Art: A Collage Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In the spirit of playful exploration and mindfulness practice, discover ways to express themes of kindness with imagery. We will explore simple mindful meditation to cultivate creativity. We will experiment with cut and paste collage and simple paints to create a personal piece of art.

Art making is relaxing, contemplative, and nourishes our natural creativity. No experience is necessary to enjoy this workshop, just a willingness to let go and see what emerges!

Instructor Judith Bird is a fine artist, Expressive Arts Educator, and muralist. She teaches workshops and individual session in Expressive Arts and creativity. She assists her students in a process of self-exploration that uses inner imagery, color, symbolism and art, to nurture creativity and promote relaxation. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Laser Cut Wall Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class we will make decorations for your walls by laser cutting short phrases, and then decorating the cut out letters. Decorations like this can be great for any room in your home, because you can tailor the word to fit the room.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 30 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Laser Cut Wall Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In this class we will make decorations for your walls by laser cutting short phrases, and then decorating the cut out letters. Decorations like this can be great for any room in your home, because you can tailor the word to fit the room.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Poured Paint Wall Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Play around with a fun (and messy) method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 6 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Quilling: Victorian Paper Filigree
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quilling is a decorative art form going back at least a few hundred years, where all sorts of objects are decorated with intricate designs made using simple tools such as long strips of paper, a toothpick, and a little glue. In this workshop, we'll learn a few basic ways to shape the paper and create a card suitable for gifting.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Poured Paint Wall Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Play around with a fun (and messy) method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Monday June 10, 2019
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Introduction to the Silhouette Cameo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Silhouette Cameo is an amazing tool for anyone who likes to do crafts of almost any kind. In this class we will be going over what the Cameo can do, what kind of things it can make, how it is used, and how the software works. Some computer experience appreciated.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Monogrammed Faux Leather Key Fobs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Did you know that you can use our Cricut Maker machine to do leather work?  We will be using it to make monogrammed key chains in this class. If you are vegetarian or vegan don’t worry; we will be using faux leather.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 13 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Monogrammed Faux Leather Key Fobs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know that you can use our Cricut Maker machine to do leather work?  We will be using it to make monogrammed key chains in this class. If you are vegetarian or vegan don’t worry; we will be using faux leather.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. New discussions are held on the second Thursday of each month. In June, we will watch and discuss Benjamin Zander's "The Transformative Power of Classical Music."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Travel Tech Organizers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a small organizer to help keep cables and cords organized when you travel. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 27 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Custom Canvas Totes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and decorate a canvas tote bag just in time for summer.  Learn how to use the vinyl cutter to customize your tote with a quote, picture, or your name.  These totes can be used to carry your library books or beach supplies!  All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Travel Tech Organizers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a small organizer to help keep cables and cords organized when you travel. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory

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