I’ve always loved creating things. Even from a young age, I wanted to learn, do, and see everything, to get my hands on it and question why it worked. What was its purpose? How could I make my own version of it?
It should come as no surprise, then, that I fell into the more creative aspects of life, both personally and professionally. I always read at a rapid pace, but then it escalated to creative writing, which is something I still enjoy. After a while, I was doing it all: molding pottery, sketching, making acrylic pour paintings. I wanted a place to both explore new hobbies and to nurture the ones I’d already built, and for some, that may be hard to find.
If you’re like me and you love discovering or just trying new things, I have good news for you. You can explore your creative (and even your more technical) side at the library.
Our Stitch, Please! Knitting Circle is a great way to start making scarves, socks, and other knit-ables. This knitting circle meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room C. The library is host to knitters with a variety of experience levels, from just starting out to those with over 10 years of experience. Come and learn this new, relaxing skill or just join us with your current project.
If you’re looking to make a new craft every month, our Fake It ‘til You Make It Creative Series is for you. In this series, you can make things like a bird feeder out of a wine bottle or a macramé plant hanger. This series also provides everything you’ll need for each craft.
Just visiting the library can inspire your creativity, too. On the second floor, you can use the 3D printer to design and create your own 3D prints. You can also drop by our Seed Library to get started imagining your garden this spring and summer, and to browse the seeds community members have donated. Or, if you’re writing the next bestseller to someday be on our shelves, you can browse writing resources in our expansive list of databases.
Whether you’re looking to start a new hobby or waiting to discover something new, we have something to spark your creativity at the library.
You can find out more about our creative events by visiting the WCDPL website at wcdpl.org/events.
Nevius is the communications and marketing specialist at the Wood County District Public Library.