Arts and Crafts Activities at the Library

A cloth flower made at Crafter's Corner at the Hobart Branch

Come get crafty at the library! Whether you're more inclined to needles and thread or paper and paint, we have something for everyone!

Library Lover Tip: Our branches often have crafting events that aren't part of a series - like book-themed craft programs, or special one time craft events, not to mention all of the unique Summer Reading activities! Check out your favorite branch's calendar to see what else they have to offer.

Adult Coloring Groups: Coloring is a great way to de-stress. Come to the library for a nice relaxing evening with our colored pencils and soothing coloring pages.
Offered at: Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Calumet Twp, Hobart, Merrillville, Munster, and St. John.

Create an Artful Life: Painting class for adults, working with acrylics & canvas on an easel. Participants will follow instructor's example and add embellishments to create an original piece of art. $20 cash fee paid at time of class covers all materials - registration is required.
Offered at: Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Calumet Twp, and Merrillville.

Knitting Class: Knitting class for both experienced and beginning knitters!
Offered at: Cedar Lake

Paper Creations: Design and create greeting cards and other paper crafts using stamps, designer paper, and more!
Offered at: Griffith-Calumet Twp

Sit and Stitch: Bring your own crocheting, knitting or sewing project & gather with others who have a common thread.
Offered at: Munster

Stamp Class/Stamp Camp: Learn to use rubber stamps with help from a professional!
Offered at: Dyer-Schererville, Highland, Hobart, and St. John

Thursday Threaders: Every Thursday, work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, embroidery, or any other type of craft in good company at the library!
Offered at: Griffith-Calumet Twp

Arts and Crafts for Kids

In addition to these fantastic craft programs, story time at the library usually includes a craft as well! Check out our Children's Happenings to see all the upcoming story times.

STEAM Fridays: Blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math at Cedar Lake branch!
Offered at: Cedar Lake

Craft Table for Children: This craft station is open whenever the library is! Kids can sit down and make a craft whenever they want - just come down to the Children's Department!
Offered at: Merrillville