Do you Steampunk?
Everyone is invited to a series of events coming up at the Central library in Santa Rosa.
Steampunk Graphic Novels and Anime: Tuesday, 8/20 from 3:30-4:30
Steampunk Maker Space: Thursday, 8/22 from 3:30-5:30
Costume Workshop: Friday, 8/23 from 3:30-7:00
Make sure you pre-register at the children's desk for this fun, crafty program where you make a new t-shirt out of an old one. Bring one to recycle or use one of ours. The program is at 4 PM on Friday, April 19th. We hope to see you there!
Come show your love for our planet Earth by making crafts out of recycled materials at Rincon Valley's teen lounge on Thursday, April 18 from 3:15 to 4:30.
101 Tees by Cathie Filian
Are you looking for an unique t-shirt? This book has 101 different ways to dress up a regular t-shirt. The book has excellent photos and good directions so you can make your very own unique t-shirt. If you are crafty and want to experiment with fashion design, check out this title at your local library!
Recyclo-gami by Laurie Goldrich Wolf
Want to make a Christmas gift for your loved one instead of buying one? Check out this new craft book for some ideas! This book has good ideas on how to make something out of nothing. Wolf gives step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you along your project. Try a project from each chapter: Accessorize with Style, Ingenious Jewelry, Spice Up the Kitchen, Bedazzle Your Bedroom and Games, Gifts and Great Ideas.
Want more craft books for teens? Check out our list!
Celebrate Earth Day!
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 for "New Energy for a New Era". (Chase's Calendar of Events, 2011).
To help celebrate Earth Day try one of these green acts today:
Plant a tree
Brush your teeth without running water
Commit to recycling in your home
Donate your clothes
Eat locally grown food
Start a garden
Use reusable grocery bags
Use green cleaning products
For more ideas:
The Little Green Book: 365 Ways to Love the Planet
by Joe Provey & Owen Lockwood
Here are some books to help you turn trash into crafts!
The Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts
Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor
Make It! by Jane Bull
Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things by Cy Tymony
For the complete list of "green" things to do please go to:
Chic Sweats: 22 Way to Transform and Restyle your Sweatshirts
This fun craft book has great ideas and photographs to inspire you. The first chapter helps you get started with sections on the supplies and equipment you will need, measuring basics, marking, sewing sweatshirt fabric, selecting sweatshirts and body basics. If you know how to sew and need some new fresh ideas check out this book!
Enjoy other arts and crafts? Check out our Hobbies reading list.
Yesterday 20 teens participated in the Stuffed Creatures event at the Rincon Valley library. Some teens created ugly dolls, some created cute dolls and one boy created pacman! It was a lot of fun! Here are some of the finished stuffed creatures dolls made yesterday.
Did you know that the Rincon Valley library has a facebook page?!? You can find these pictures on their facebook page too!
The Duck Tape company holds a yearly competition where teens across the country make their prom outfits entirely out of duct tape for a cash scholarship of $3,000. All the entries are online so you can view them. Online voting started today and runs through July 2nd. Check out stuckatprom.com to see the incredible outfits and vote for your favorite one.
This is just in time for Rincon Valley’s Duct Tape Mania program today at 3 p.m. Come make a craft or two out of duct tape. We have several colors of duct tape to complete your duct tape craft! For more information call Tiffany @ 537-0162 ext. 5.