Chesstastic

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday November 20, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Soda Tab Flower

Thursday November 30, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create a gorgeous little DIY Soda Tab Flower you can knock together in minutes!

It’s a pretty cool way of making good use of soda-can tabs that would otherwise just find their way into the trash – we just love a project that allows you to make something special out of nothing at all.

Pompom Bookmark

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Learn how to make a simple pompom and use it as a decorative bookmark!

We will have all the supplies and instructions to craft a fluffy tuft out of yarn. Scissors are required, and parents may need to help the younger crafters with trimming to shape the pompom ball.

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Sunday December 3, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it.

Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

Guided Meditation for Young Kids

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - kindergarten

Whether it's stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead young children through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. We'll start with a story by one of our storytellers, move into meditation and finish with a hands-on craft to make a “breathing buddy” for meditating at home. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort.

Chain Mail Bracelets

Thursday December 7, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey will teach you how to make a cool chain mail twist bracelet, using links, pliers and patience!

It will take the entire time to complete the project.

Chesstastic

Sunday December 17, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

DIY Snow Globes

Thursday December 28, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Come make your own winter-themed snow globe.

Mini Yarn Monsters

Sunday January 7, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Learn a few tricks to turn yarn into a fun monster you can call your own!