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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 5 pm; 6 pm- 8 pm (no Tuesday morning hours in summer)
Saturday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 4pm

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Art @ the Library

Remember how fun elementary school art class was? You’d walk in and find stacks of manilla paper, pots of paint, or maybe clay at your table. Every class was an adventure.

Now you can reclaim that feeling of artistic exploration through a series of art workshops offered at Candor Free Library. 

Local artist and book illustrator, Johanna Husband is offering ART Splash workshops for ages 8 to 108, though children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

“We’ll paint, draw, sculpt, make collage, and create fiber art,” says Johanna. “It’s an opportunity for adults to rediscover the artistic kid inside themselves, and for younger people to try new things.”

ART Splash workshops will be on the third Sunday of each month, beginning September 17,  from 1-3 p.m. There is a nominal $5 to cover materials, and participants are asked to bring their own smocks or aprons. To register, call Johanna at 659-7375.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eclipse Party @ the library

Monday, from 1 - 3 pm we'll have an eclipse-viewing party at the library. Bring your special solar eclipse glasses (we've got a few to give out) and if you made a cereal box or shoebox projector, bring it, too.
We had fun sharing eclipse science and art on Saturday at the "Feed the 5000" picnic. Don't we look cool in these shades? Regular sunglasses won't do for solar eclipse viewing - they have to have special filters.

The safest way to watch the eclipse is to not look at the sun at all, but use a projector. You can make them out of boxes, mailing tubes, chip cans, paper plates, pizza box from the recycling bin, post card, a spiral notebook cover...

Want to make a projector out of a cereal box? Here's how.

Want to make a projector out of a mailing tube?
Or a chip can? Here's how.

We'll be doing hands-on science stuff down at the library as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. How can a small body (moon) block out such a huge sun? Come find out.

IF you are looking for activities to do at home, you can download a copy of the Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet.

Be safe!
Have fun!
See you @ the library!
Thank you to Anne Stout for photos.