Arts & Crafting

Upcoming events

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Create your own Halloween pumpkin stencil using Adobe Photoshop. Have you always wanted to carve your own portrait into a pumpkin? Do you wish there was a stencil of your favorite celebrity or pop culture icon? Learn how to use this tool to...

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Día De Los Muertos is celebrated October 31 - November 2. In recognition of the upcoming Latin American holiday, we will create sugar skull masks. Día de Los Muertos is a celebration of those who we've lost, but it's not a sad holiday;...

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:30pm

Digital Media Lab

Create your own Halloween pumpkin stencil using Adobe Photoshop. Have you always wanted to carve your own portrait into a pumpkin? Do you wish there was a stencil of your favorite celebrity or pop culture icon? Learn how to use this tool to...

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Halloween is all about dressing up and expressing yourself! Following a special Sunday afternoon Drag Storytime and Costume Ball, we are creating rainbow mini-pumpkins. Use all of the colors of the rainbow to decorate your own!

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Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you writing a novel this November during National Novel Writing Month? Nanowrimo.org provides space for a small book cover image (a 230 x 300 pixel JPG) on your account screen. Make something that will motivate you to reach the 50,000 word...

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Lobby

The Iowa City Press Co-Op will host a community screen printing session that will result in a member-designed poster and takeaway in support of the Stanley Museum of Art exhibition Pollinators. Lowercase library will be present with a selection...

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month by taking time to create a handmade dream catcher. These crafted items are thought to have been originally created to connect and protect children. Today we will be crafting with...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Storytime Room

Craft with circuits! Using LED bulbs, conductive tape, and our own drawings, we'll create an interactive light-up card to brighten someone's day. Amy Childress from the University of Iowa Center for the Book will guide us in making this...

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Are you ready to try out the Digital Media Lab's drawing tablets? Using a stylus on the Wacom drawing tablet, every mark you make shows up on the computer screen. With more control than drawing with a mouse, imagine what you could create...

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Are you working on a craft or art project for the Library's December Arts & Crafts Bazaar? Join us on the 2nd Sunday in September, October, and November for our new social crafting "Crafternoon." Bring your current project...