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Piet Mondrian Coasters

At our last Crafty Bandits club  meeting, we learned about modern art, artist Piet Mondrian, and listened to some cool jazz. We also made some of our own modern art coasters!

Here are some of the super cool results:

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November 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment


December 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

The Crafty Bandits!

The Crafty Bandits are almost done craftin’ up trouble for this school year…but don’t fret, there’s still time to join in all the fun!

This month we are creating awesome duct tape wallets! You don’t want to miss out on this one- and oh yeah, don’t forget to bring a friend. This is open to all teens in grades 6th-12th. (Did I mention that there will be snacks?)

April 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

The Crafty Bandits Strike Again

The Crafty Bandits sporting their swell new t-shirts that they printed themselves with the help of Springer Design.

If you think this looks cool, come sign up for our monthly Crafty Bandit teen craft group at the front desk or give us a call at the library. It’s fun, free, and open to all teens!

November 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

Silk Screening T-shirts!

The Crafty Bandits

Today, Nov. 21/4:00/Springer Design

Calling all you crafty bandits out there! Haven’t signed up for this event yet? It’s not too late! We will be meeting at Springer Design (in the Famous Building on Main St.) at 4:00. We will be learning from the team at Springer on how they print their cool t-shirts, and will be having a chance to try it out! All you need to do is bring a cotton t-shirt with you (not navy or black). And it’s free!

November 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

The Crafty Bandits are upon us!!!!

Are you a teen that likes to make things? Come join other teens like yourself once a month at the library to let your inner crafty express itself! We will be creating cool things like sock monsters, learning the art of silk screening, marbling paper, and much, much more! Sound good to you? Sign up at the front desk or give us a call here at the library. And oh yeah, its a FREE activity! Bring your sister, your brother, your next door neighbor (there might even be food to nibble on while you are creating your masterpiece).

August 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm 1 comment

First Annual GPL Holiday Craftacular

Last Wednesday, a group of teens came to GPL for our first annual Holiday Craftacular.  The goal of the afternoon was to make rocking paper snowflakes and sew t-shirt scarves.  I could handle the paper snowflakes due to my run as an Arts and Craft Director at a summer camp.  The t-shirt scarves were a completely different story!

Let’s just say that I have managed to go through entire life without once touching a sewing machine.  When it came time to face my nemesis (which happened to be a purple craft/sewing machined called a Pixie), I managed to produce one epic fail after another.  Several times, I thought that I was sewing like a professional only to look up and see that the thread had come completely loose from whatever contraption held it in the machine.  Luckily, one of our teens knew how to use Pixie and saved the day!

January 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Freak Face On!

Come and get your freak face on during Teen Read Week.  The 2009 Teen Read Week theme is Read Beyond Reality, and GPL’s very own Jessica Hage will teach you make-up techniques to transform yourself into an otherworldly being just in time for Halloween.  The program will be on Wednesday, October 21st at 4:00 p.m., and, yes, there will be free food!  Space is limited to the first 15 who sign-up!


October 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh! OH MY GOSH!

First off, After Hours has almost all of my favorite things wrapped into one!  For example, you may recognize Evan Kasprzak, who was recently named one of the Top 20 in this season’s So You Think You Can Dance.  Secondly, his brother Ryan (who also auditioned for this season of SYTYCD) helped with the choreography.  And, finally, you may see a familiar name when the credits roll, and that is the name of Kelly Lynch!  Kelly came to GPL last summer to show his film The Passenger.  Kelly also helped with writing After Hours and was named director of photography.

So really, I can’t think of anything better than watching a short film with amazing choreography about unrequited love between a shy janitor and a law clerk.  Can you?

June 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Who Says You Can’t Play With Your Food?

Come join the Goshen Public Library Teen Services on Tuesday, December 23rd, for snack art.  We will be creating works of art using your favorite snack food and other found objects in the Schrock Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.  We will photograph your sculpture once you complete it.  Then, you will get a chance to eat it!  Space is limited to the first 20 teens who register.  So, sign up at the Front Desk today.  This event is free and open to teens in grades 6-12.

If you are curious with what snack art is, here is an example of Indy artist Terry Border…marshmallow

December 9, 2008 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

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