Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's Happening This Week in the Library?

September the Brooks Public Library is celebrating Alberta Arts Days. Created to showcase Alberta artists of all types, Alberta Arts Days encourage Albertans to discover, experience, and celebrate arts in their community. All month long the Brooks Public Library will be celebrating by holding talks and free workshops with local artists. On Thursday September 16th at 12:05 pm, local artist Richard Wood will be in the library to talk about acrylic and oil painting. Richard’s works have been featured in the Brooks Public Library Gallery, and his exhibit was one of our most popular exhibits of 2010. This session is a must for anyone who has ever thought about getting into painting. Everyone is welcome to attend this free session and drop ins are encouraged.

I know many people who love to scrapbook, and I enjoy going with them as they hunt for the perfect materials for their next masterpiece. It always seems that the biggest challenge for a scrapbooker is finding the right paper to work with. Here’s an idea – why not just make your own? The Brooks Public Library will be hosting a free Paper Making Workshop Saturday September 18th at 10:00am. Pre-registration is required, space for the class is limited, and all of the materials for the class are supplied. You can get in on the Alberta Arts Days celebrations in your own way. The Brooks Public Library has lots of books to help you out, from books that teach you how to find your inner guitar hero, to movies that teach you how to become a belly dancer. Come on in and take a look, or ask one of our friendly staff members for help on finding your new creative outlet.