Thursday, July 08, 2010

Rubber Stamp Carving for Adults and Children 12+

Join us on Tuesday July 27 at 6:30 pm for an instructional workshop on carving rubber stamps, presented by Cathy Thibodeau. Cathy has been carving her own rubber stamps for some time now and she will teach us all how to make our own signature stamps! We will briefly discuss selecting an image and transferring it to material. The focus will be on how to carve with tips & tricks, and a bit about mounting the finished stamp.

You will need to purchase materials from a local craft store in order to participate in this workshop. Registration required. Please call 413-527-9480 to register or sign up at the Library.

Recommended Supplies:

Carving material: Speedball Speedy Carve or Staedtler Master Carve

Gouge cutter: Speedball or Staedtler Gouge Blades & Handle (We will mostly used blade size #1.)

OR a Speedy Carve stamp-making kit that will contain all of the above.

These items may be found at the Guild in Northampton, A.C Moore in Holyoke or Michael's in West Springfield or Hadley.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Feeling the Beat, Feeling the Spirit" with John Root

Music, singing. Home-made instruments and lots of fun! July 8 at 6:30 pm.

Count the Frogs! Win Ice Cream!

Find and count the green frogs hidden all over the library and you might win ice cream for your family!

An Introduction to Writer's Group

Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to write with others? An informal introduction to the Southampton Writing Group will be held Tuesday evening, August 24 at 6:30 pm. Using the Pat Schneider method, writers participate in an affirming and supportive atmosphere.

This is a general session for any adult interested in writing whether or not you have written in a group or not.

Fairy-making with Kate Cooper!

Make a splendiferous fairy of your own design! Program is Thursday, July 22, from 1-2:30 pm. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.