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Friday, April 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
DIY Craftshop: Crafting, Community and Connections

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Take your crafting programs to the next level in this hands-on workshop.

Hear success stories about how crafting programs can bring intergenerational groups together, build community, forge new friendships and support life-long learning. Empower library users to explore their individual creativity, build confidence and new skills they can share.

Learn how to assess your DIY Craftshop readiness, avoid crafting pitfalls, choose the best Pinterest-worthy crafts you can actually fit within your budget, market your programs, and create a safe place for patrons to get their fingers sticky. Participants will walk away with a DIY Craftshop program planning toolkit—including a step-by-step worksheet to guide the planning of a customized program for any sized library, crafting instructions and your own finished craft. Prepare to get your craft on!

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Jenny Swanson

Supervising Librarian -Public Services, Sherwood Public Library
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Jaime Thoreson

Librarian II Youth Services, Sherwood Public Library
2006 Emporia State University MLS graduate. Passionate about helping kids find their perfect read. Enthusiastic about library programs. Committed to strong customer service.

Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center