A demonstration of techniques utilized in creating American style Redware Pottery by Master Potter Tom Wintczak, owner of Bee Free Pottery, will be offered at the library on Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Tom will be giving a talk on early American styles of redware pottery, covering a period from 1750 – 1850. Examples of actual early pieces will be on display for examination and discussion. Demonstration of several techniques will be shown including slip-trailing, sgraffito and marbling using tools appropriate to the period. Pieces made by Tom will also be available for sale.
The Alexandrian Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Between the Covers of Your Scrapbook
Do you love scrapbooks? Signing up for a free scrapbooking class is a great way to learn something new, meet others who share your interest in scrapbooking and do something fun for yourself. Join Carrie Robb as she shows off new techniques and old favorites when it comes to scrapbooking on Monday, July 9. Your choice of times: 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. You must be 18 or older to participate. Please bring several summertime pictures with you.
Join us July 9 at 3:30 p.m. as we “Own the Night” as Zombies. We will dress up like Zombies, eat brain cupcakes, decaying fingers and other Zombie delights while we learn to dance to the Thriller. Don’t forget to also brush up on your Zombie Survival Guide as we will be holding a trivia game. Anyone grades 6-12 is welcome to attend. No Registration Required.
Painting with Oils
Local artist Marie Houchin will be demonstrating her techniques for creating spectacular oil paintings at the library on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Marie will also be displaying several examples of her work. This program is free and no advanced registration will be necessary.
On July 11 the summer sessions of Basic Knitting and Busy Hands continues at 10 a.m. Cheryl Carroll will be here to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will teach casting on, knit and purl, and biding off techniques. Yarn will be provided and a limited number of size 8 needles will be available to borrow from the library. No registration is necessary but space is limited.
Angry Birds Live
This July 11 at 2 p.m. don’t let those pigs steal the eggs. This program will feature a variety of activities based on the popular app. Registration required and being taken now. For ages 6 and older.
This July 17 at 1 p.m., the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam.
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