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Art Series

January 19 – April 6 • Registration Begins Two Weeks Before Each Workshop

We’re happy to announce that, thanks to a Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant, NPL will be hosting art workshops featuring local artists throughout the year.

Take a look at the flyer for more information.

 

Printmaking with Stamps Family Workshop • January 19 & February 2 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm • Flyer •  This class is full

Artist Sarah Sciba will guide you in carving your own rubber stamps in this two-session workshop. Almost any item can become your canvas. Prepare to be inspired! For families with children ages 6 to 17. Registration begins Monday, January 5 at 9:00 amCall the Children’s Department at 309.454.4668 to register. These classes fill up quickly!

 

Chihuly Inspired Paper Sculptures Family Workshop • February 16 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Learn about glass blowing artist Dale Chihuly from local artist Chelsea Koechle. Then make a small paper sculpture that looks just like his work. For families with children ages 6 to 17. Registration begins Monday, February 2 at 9:00 amCall the Children’s Department at 309.454.4668 to register. These classes fill up quickly!

 

The Triplet: A Storyline Through Printmaking Workshop for Teens • March 2 & 16 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Local artist Lisa Lofgren will teach participants the basics of drypoint by scratching lines into plastic, then using intaglio printing techniques and a press to transfer the inked lines to paper. No experience necessary. This two-session activity is for teens ages 12 through 18. Registration begins Monday, February 16 at 9:00 am.

 

Printmaking Family Workshop • April 6 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come learn about the art of printmaking from local artist Chelsea Koechle. Create a one of a kind artwork mixing both watercolor paint and Sharpie markers. For families with children ages 6 to 17. Registration begins Monday, March 23 at 9:00 amCall the Children’s Department at 309.454.4668 to register. These classes fill up quickly!

 

Registration will begin two weeks before each workshop.

 

Partners in Reading Spring 2015

Registration for children and college students begins on January 5 for Spring 2015.

Registration for Spring 2015

After clicking on the link above, click on “Register” on your left to register a new child or college student.  To add a child (ex. kindergartner) to your family account, click on “Sign In” on the left. You will sign in with your email and password.  You will be able to click on  “Manage Family” on your left and add a new child to your account.

Sign up for our library newsletter to receive information about dates for Spring 2015.

Learn more about Partners in Reading.

 

Sparkling Glass Jar Night Light Craft

January 27 • 6 – 8 pm • Cafe • Registration Starts January 19 at 9:00 am and ends January 24 at 9:00 pm • For Adults age 18 and up

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Register for this craft

 

Story Hour for Three, Four, and Five-Year-Olds

January 13 – February 12 • Registration Starts January 5 at 9:00 am 

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Register for the Tuesday 5:30 pm class

Register for the Tuesday 6:30 pm class

Register for the Wednesday 9:30 am class

Register for the Wednesday 11:00 am class

Register for the Thursday 9:30 am class

Register for the Thursday 11:00 am class

 

What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran

February 7 • New times! 10:00 – noon & 1:00 – 4:00 in the Cafe • For all ages

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Interested in what that old vase from Grandma might be worth? Have your items appraised by author and antiques expert Mark Moran. Mark has been working with antiques for more than thirty years and has written over a dozen books on the subject.

Items for appraisal include art, furniture, ceramics and glassware, vintage photographs and advertising, toys, costume jewelry, sports memorabilia, and lots more!

A special thank you goes to the Normal Public Library Foundation for making this event possible.

Register for the morning session. You’ll receive your exact appointment time after you’ve registered.