Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Serene Spring Series

De-stress, relax, and ease into spring with our Serene Spring series of workshops and take and make kits for teens and adults. Learn to meditate; add a quiet and cozy atmosphere to a room with a luminaria; soften the edges of your day with feathers; decorate your body with a henna design; and then relax recumbent with a soothing eye pillow. Pick one or two workshops and kits, or register for them all. Our Serene Spring series is made possible by CARES Act funding to the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Virtual Meditation Class with
Amy Rutledge
Click here to register for Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Click here to register for Tuesday, May 18,  7:00 to 7:30 PM

This class is 30 minutes with an introduction, guided practice, and time for Q&A. Free and open to all levels and beginners welcome! The webinar will be recorded. The recording will be available for one month to anyone who registers for the class. This is an online event via Zoom webinar. Join Amy Rutledge, a certified meditation instructor to learn how to cultivate self love, self worth, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with navigating difficult emotions and change. Amy Rutledge is a Certified Meditation Guide through the Nalanda Institute in association with The Path in NYC.

Take & Make Craft: Luminaria
RSVP for a craft kit, while supplies last:
Click here to RSVP for the Luminaria kit
Pickup of RSVP'd kits is on May 4, 5, or 6th.

Pointillism perfection, but without the paint. This craft is great for people who like to work small and in a focused style, or anyone who aspires to tattooing, perhaps. We include 4 colors of card stock, a selection of templates, one flame-less candle and instructions.

Take & Make Craft: Denim Feathers
RSVP for a craft kit, while supplies last:
Click here to RSVP for the Denim Feathers kit
Pickup of RSVP'd kits is on May 18, 19, or 20th.

Learn how to up cycle denim (or most any fabric) into feathers. The perfect craft for 'fidgety' fingers. We include 2 types of denim, a template, yarn, beads, and instructions. You'll need to supply some ordinary household or woodworking glue.

Henna Alchemy: a Two Day Workshop with a Henna Take and Make Kit

Part One: Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 to 7:45 PM
Part Two: Thursday, May 13, 7:00 to 7:45 PM

Do you want to make henna paste and have a little fun? Join Mandy Roberge for a two part workshop intended for teens in grades 6 to 12, and open to adults. Registering for the workshop reserves you one henna kit which will be ready for pick up starting Wednesday, May 5th. Workshop space is limited to 17 people.  

Click here to register for Henna Alchemy.

On Day One (May 12): We will meet on Zoom to learn the history and culture of mehndi and talk about chemical henna -- what it looks like, how to detect it and avoid it, and why natural henna is so important. Using our kit, we will make our own henna paste.
On Day Two (May 13): We will check for dye release and learn how to cone the henna up, and learn about storing/using henna. Everyone gets a little workbook and will learn 5 basic elements of creating simple henna designs.

Take & Make Craft: Cat Inspired Eye Pillow
RSVP for a craft kit, while supplies last:
Click here to RSVP for the eye pillow kit
Pick up of RSVP'd kits is on June 1, 2, or 3rd

Create a dreamy batik cat eye pillow! We provide the materials including instructions, template, cloth & accent material, thread, floss, needles and pins. Rice for 'stuffing' is also included. You will need to provide a pair of scissors and a ruler. Lavender oil or other scent for your eye pillow is suggested but not included in kit supplies.