Patrons make art during one of the Paul Sawyier Public Library's Crafternoon events. (Photo provided by Diane DeHoney)

Not all summer events at Paul Sawyier Public Library are for kids. "Crafternoons" bring in adults for their own craft sessions. 

The library brought back the event for its Summer Reading Program, according to Community Service Library Diane Dehoney. Crafternoons are regularly held on Wednesdays through July 17. 

Dehoney said that Crafternoons are held from 2-4 p.m in the River Room. This year, crafts have include watermelon mason jars, punch-dot art, planetary and starry string art, and celestial coasters. Some crafts have an outer space theme because the Summer Reading Program's theme is "A Universe of Stories." 

Two Crafternoons are left for this summer. They are: 

  • Paper pinwheel wreath, July 10, led by DeHoney
  • Planet button collage, July 17, led by staff member Sarah Patterson

Dehoney said the library's craft workshops have "become wildly popular" in the last several years, but they were typically held during the evening. The library thought that moving the workshops to the afternoon would give more opportunities for adults to attend. DeHoney said the move has been positively received. 

The idea for adult crafting workshops came from response to the library's children's programs, which are coordinated by the Youth Services Department, Dehoney said. 

"We started hearing from adults that they would enjoy craft programming as well," she said. "Adult craft workshops have been a hit since the get-go at PSPL, and Crafternoons are proving to be no different."

Registration is required for Crafternoons so the library can make sure to have enough supplies for patrons. Dehoney said participants can register online at pspl.org or by calling the library at 502-352-2665. 

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