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Polymer Clay Creatures

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to layer colored clay so that when you slice it a design appears.  These slices are then used to make a colorful animal sculpture about 2 inches tall of your choice.  Then take it home and bake it in your own oven to harden the clay! 

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Crochet 101

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
You can create just about anything with a simple crochet hook and yarn! Learn the basics of crochet and start a project of your own. Students will be given a crochet hook and enough yarn to finish their project at home.

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The Secrets of the Mummies

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Uncover the secrets of Ancient Egypt with an artist and expedition guide learning about everything from mummification to writing and translating hieroglyphics. Sign up today and get your passport through art! Grades 6-12.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Polymer Clay Creatures

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Circle Pines City Hall (200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014)
Learn how to layer colored clay so that when you slice it a design appears.  These slices are then used to make a colorful animal sculpture about 2 inches tall of your choice.  Then take it home and bake it in your own oven to harden the clay!

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Crochet 101

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
You can create just about anything with a simple crochet hook and yarn! Learn the basics of crochet and start a project of your own. Students will be given a crochet hook and enough yarn to finish their project at home.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Color Shadow Puppetry

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Francis Library
Rum River North Park Shelter
Bowtruckles! Nifflers! Phoenixes and Merpeople! J.K. Rowling’s follow-up to the Harry Potter series is full of wild and wonderful creatures. Pick an imaginary being or make your own up, and create a color shadow puppet. Then create your own stories with friends and perform them on the shadow screen. Grades 1-6.

This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Manga Mania

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Hand sew and embellish your favorite character or creature! Using vibrant colors of felt, learn how to design and construct a miniature friend. Grades 6-12.

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Anishinaabe Bead Arts

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Introduces you to the art of beading. Learn how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations, as you create your own beaded work of art.

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The Art of Remembrance: The Ofrenda

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
In Latino culture, honoring the dead is an important tradition. The ofrenda, the special place where photos, momentos, and other items are displayed in honor of a deceased relative or friend, is an art form that is based in this tradition. Bring your own special items to create Day of the Dead ofrendas.

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Patterns in Cloth

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Learn traditional West African patterns to create beautiful textiles working with an artist. Learn how to design and print your own adinkrah symbols and create a piece of wearable art or decorative table runner.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Introduction to Watercolor Workshop

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Create a watercolor still life. The artist leads you through several basic watercolor techniques (wet on wet and resist), as well as tips for painting from observation. You leave with a completed watercolor still life and skills to continue your practice! 

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Manga Mania

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Francis Library
Rum River North Park Shelter
Hand sew and embellish your favorite character or creature! Using vibrant colors of felt, learn how to design and construct a miniature friend. Grades 6-12.

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Rock N Roll Felt

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Meeting Room (Room 132)
Accessorize your favorite outfit with a funky wet felted key chain, necklace, or bracelet. Use your favorite bright colors of roving, use water and soap to rock and roll the loose fibers into different shapes. Grades 1-5.

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Star Wars Masks, Light Sabers, and Science!

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Circle Pines City Hall (200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014)
Get your Wookie on, or rock the BB-8! Make a mini light saber and a mask of your favorite Star Wars character. Then we’ll watch a couple of clips of Star Wars scenes and find out what experts say is right and wrong about the science of Star Wars. Do space ships really fall when they are hit? Is Tatooine a believable planet?

Grades 2-6.

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Star Wars Masks, Light Sabers, and Science!

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Get your Wookie on, or rock the BB-8! Make a mini light saber and a mask of your favorite Star Wars character. Then we’ll watch a couple of clips of Star Wars scenes and find out what experts say is right and wrong about the science of Star Wars. Do space ships really fall when they are hit? Is Tatooine a believable planet?

Grades 2-6.

This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Color Shadow Puppetry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Bowtruckles! Nifflers! Phoenixes and Merpeople! J.K. Rowling’s follow-up to the Harry Potter series is full of wild and wonderful creatures. Pick an imaginary being or make your own up, and create a color shadow puppet. Then create your own stories with friends and perform them on the shadow screen. Grades 1-6.

This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Rock 'N' Roll Felt

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Accessorize your favorite outfit with a funky wet felted key chain, necklace, or bracelet. Using your favorite bright colors of roving, use water and soap to rock and roll the loose fibers into different shapes. Grades 1-5.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Needle Felted Ornaments

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tis' the season for making gifts for love ones! Celebrate your holiday by creating the cutest handmade wool ornament perfect for embellishing your home, decorating your tree, or even attach a pin to create a one-of-a-kind brooch.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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The Vivid Vase

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Circle Pines City Hall (200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014)
If you have a shelf full of clear glass vases that you have collected over the years, we have the perfect solution to giving them pizzazz and new life! Work with an artist to add color and design using alcohol paints. You will be amazed at the outcome. Bring your own vase or we will provide one.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Polymer Clay Covered Objects

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Students learn how to layer the colored clay so that designs appear when sliced. Then choose an object to cover like a pen, small metal box, small jar, or a frame. Add the slices in a creative way and then take it home and bake it in your own oven to permanently harden the clay to the object.

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Bangles & Beads

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Learn the art of jewelry making with recycled beads, pendants, and charms. Work with an artist to create stunning jewelry to wear yourself, or to give as gifts to friends and family. Grades 1-6.

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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