Get Creative with Memorial Hall Library
Let's Create programming series for adults features four hands-on art projects.
Memorial Hall Library invites you to get creative this October with four adult programs featuring different hands-on craft and art projects. With
the “Let’s Create” series, come try something new, or improve your skills with something you already enjoy doing. Participants will leave with a finished project from each program. There’s still time for hand-made holiday presents, thank you cards, and hostess gifts! Space is limited. To register, please visit mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, x31 or 32.
“Let’s Create: Mosaics” on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm
Join mosaic and stained glass artist Leslie Doherty for a hands-on lesson with glass tile mosaics. Participants will create a trivet or small wall plaque to keep. Come enjoy an evening of color and design! Leslie Doherty, owner of Ways of Color, has worked with stained glass for over twenty years and teaches throughout Massachusetts.
“Let’s Create: Zentangle” on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Discover your inner artist with the Zentangle® method of creating artwork through repetitive patterns. This creative, inspiring, and relaxing practice only takes minutes to do and few materials. Zentangle is great for people on the go and anyone looking for a few minutes to themselves. Learn how to create beautiful artwork with just a few simple pen strokes, and it’s no harder than writing your name. Join us for a relaxing, fun, and creative experience. Presented by librarian and Certified Zentangle Teacher Emily Classon.
“Let’s Create: Cards” on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Learn how to create beautiful handmade cards for the season. Create several cards using rubber stamps, coordinating papers, and fun embellishments. Amaze your friends and family with a handmade card by you! Presented by librarian and Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Diane Giarrusso.
“Let’s Create: Mandalas” on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm
Mandala, from Sanskrit meaning circle or whole, describes a circular design found not only in nature but also in Buddhist, Christian, and Native American sacred art traditions. In psychology, mandala is seen as a metaphor for the self. In this fun and relaxing workshop we will work with colors, shapes, and patterns to create our own mandalas using pen, pastel, colored pencil, and collage. The process of making mandalas allows us to listen to our inner spirit and to be present in the moment. Presented by Karen Beaver.
Other October Programs at MHL:
Solstice Sackbuts performance on Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm - Kick off the Friends’ Concert Series!
Solstice Sackbuts performs a mix of renaissance, classical, pop, and jazz music, journeying through time with interesting anecdotes about music, life, and the history of the trombone. David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
MHL’s Movie Night on Monday, October 29 at 6:30 pm - Attend the movie, and enter to win the DVD.
Career Networking Group meets from 10-11:30am on
- Thursday, October 4: “Networking”
- Thursday, October 18: “Library resources for job seekers”
Creative Café: Monthly Craft Night meets on Monday, October 1 at 7 pm – Join a group of fellow crafters for a creative and fun evening. Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts. The Creative Café meets at 7:00 pm on the first open Monday of each month.
Writers’ Group meets on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm - Are you writing, or have you finished writing a book? Are you trying to get published? Would you like to get feedback about your work? Join the Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month.
All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information and other events visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32. Programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover, MA.