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Library to host crafting for grown-ups and kids Saturday

Adults and children alike are welcome to drop by and make a craft during that time, but should register in advance by calling (507) 295-5340 to register, as space and supplies are limited.

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WORTHINGTON — Winter can be a great time to break out the paint, ribbons and glue for a cozy craft or two, and the Nobles County Library is getting grown-ups in on the fun too, by hosting a drop-in craft time from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at its Worthington branch.

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Adults and children alike are welcome to drop by and make a craft during that time, but should register in advance by calling (507) 295-5340 to register, as space and supplies are limited.

The event includes craft opportunities for those of all ages, as the grown-ups create a door hanger using stencils, paint and ribbon, which will take about an hour. There are Christmas-themed stencils as well as stencils with welcome messages and general winter themes, so those who don’t celebrate that holiday can join in the fun as well.

While the grown-ups are working on their craft, children can make snowman magnets, snowflake ornaments or reindeer cutouts.

“It’ll keep them busy while mom or whoever shows up to do their thing,” said Beth Sorenson, Nobles County Library Director.

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The library has been expanding its crafting options for grown-ups since Sorenson arrived, and its new adult services librarian, Britta Grand, started in October.

Several different take-and-make crafts have been extremely popular — enough that the library has run out of supplies for at least one of them, a Christmas tree made from glue and string. About 30 people made the little trees; 75 participated in the planter project and 45 made graduation cards.

Money for the crafts comes from the library’s programming budget, Sorenson said, though some of the crafting supplies have been donated. Also, the library received a grant for a cutting machine, which was used to make the stencils.

Upcoming events at the library include a free jewelry-making class with Myra Palmer, at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Worthington branch, and librarians are working on creating craft kits for knitting and crocheting that people can check out and return.

A 1999 graduate of Jackson County Central and a 2003 graduate of Augsburg College, Kari Lucin started writing for newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006. During her time as a reporter, she covered beats including education, watershed, county and agriculture, and frequently wrote about health and science. She has also served as an online content coordinator and an engagement specialist at various Forum Communications properties. She was a marketing assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for two years, where she did design work in addition to writing and social media management.

Lucin is currently a community editor with the Globe of Worthington.

Email: klucin@dglobe.com
Phone: (507) 376-7319
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