Is winter getting you down? Do you need to get your creative juices flowing again? The Orange City Public Library has the perfect cure for your cabin fever. They are hosting an hourlong college student and adult craft night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.
The event is also free; however, there are only 20 seats available. Early regristration is encouraged on the library website. It closes on Monday, Feb. 4 so the library has time to prepare the crafts for the attendees.
“The college student and adult craft night is part of our expanded 2019 Winter Reading Program,” Parveen Karim, the assistant director of the library, said. Karim is also in charge of organizing the craft night.
The crafts for the night include creating a yarn-wrapped glass bottle vase, decorating a cork coaster and painting rocks. Participants can choose either to make one craft or all three. The library will be providing all the materials necessary for making the crafts free of charge.
Additionally, the library cares about the community and hopes to do many things through this event by providing the community and college students with a fun night of crafts.
“In addition to being able to showcase their artistic talents, we hope that this event offers students an opportunity to visit our library, as well as become part of our programming demographic and to open the lines of communication so that we can offer more programs that they would like to see,” Karim said.
This event would be a great chance for Northwestern students to brighten their dorm rooms in the midst of a cold, dreary winter. The vase could be used to put flowers or even ornaments inside. The rocks could additionally be placed in the vase or arranged around the room to add color. Cork coasters can help keep desks and tables clean with a little creative flair.
“We at Orange City Public Library value our patrons and their interests greatly and we look forward to being able to provide students at Northwestern College another source of enrichment,” Karim said.
This event is being advertised as an adult-age program which means there will not be additional staff at this event for children who attend with parents. Registration can be completed on the library’s website or by signing up at the library’s front desk by Monday, Feb. 4. The library address is 112 Albany Ave. SE., right next to the fire station.