Making cool “stuff” is a great way to pass the time, express your creativity — and for some, even make a living. But I found a study cited by CNN that confirms another huge benefit to crafting: Mental health!
From CNN: “Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging.”
The Aurora Public Library District is trying to do its part in helping adults and teens feel a little better with a craft program this month. We will be making a decorative mini-photo album, just right for carrying in your purse or to give as a gift. You may bring photos to put in the album that day or make an album for future use. These will be fun to decorate for any occasion.
Adults and Teens are invited to join us at Dillsboro Library on Tuesday, February 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. or Aurora Library on Thursday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. to make this mini-photo album, eat some snacks and have fun. If anyone asks, you can always tell them you are going to the library for your health!
Register by visiting either library location or by calling 812-926-0646.
You’re invited to an Adult Paint Party! On Friday, July 21, the Aurora Public Library will host an adult program at 2 p.m., presented by Marge Beinkemper!
Marge Beinkemper is a member of the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild. She will walk through this painting step-by-step to turn your blank canvas into a Riverscape. You’ll want to display your painting where everyone can see, so make sure you register early! There are only fifteen spots for the program, so call or stop by the Library today to secure your place!
The Paint Party will take place during the last full week of the Summer Reading Program, when we’ll be Building a Better World through Words!
If you enjoy crafting, jewelry, or learning a new skill, then this program is perfect for you! We’re Building a Better World through Art with this adult program!
On Thursday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Dillsboro Public Library, a Fused Glass Pendant program courtesy of the Framery will take place. Adults 18 and older will have the opportunity to create a pendant out of different pieces of glass. The pendants will then be taken back to the Framery and kiln-fired to fuse the glass pieces together to create a unique, one-of-a-kind necklace just for you.
Registration is required for this event, and as there are only fifteen spots, make sure you call or stop in and sign up early! This program comes at no cost to the patron which means that it’s absolutely free for you!
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Call the Library today for more information, or check out our newsletter!