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Kalona Public Library Offers Creative Arts Workshops For Older Adults

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 6:20 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Older residents have the opportunity to engage in creative arts this spring at the Kalona Public Library.

The Kalona Public Library is one of 18 libraries in the state chosen to participate in the Iowa Arts Learning in Libraries Initiative program. Through this program the Kalona Public Library is partnering with the LET’s Center in Washington to offer four workshops this spring. The first workshop is called “Upcycled Bottles,” which Library Director Anne Skaden describes, “We’re going to be starting with empty bottles and then add layers of interesting creative colorful papers. And then after people decide they like what it looks like, they can add additional embellishments. You know, any little thing – ribbons, beads, buttons, leaves, pinecones, whatever they feel like.”

These creative arts workshops are free and open to men and women ages 55 and older, and supplies will be provided. Upcycled Bottles will be held this Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Kalona Public Library. You can call to register at 319-656-3501.

Kalona Public Library Creative Arts Workshops:

Upcycled Bottles – March 14 10 a.m.-noon
Memoir/Journaling – March 28 2-4 p.m.
Cardmaking – April 10 Noon-2 p.m.
Making Bracelets or Necklaces – April 25 2-4 p.m.