Amanda Palczynski, graphic designer and art journalist, shared tips and ideas (plus lots of fun art supplies and stickers) to inspire participants in the creation of their own bullet journals. Popular spreads included monthly calendars, mood trackers, and chores/to-do lists. Everyone went home with a journal and – hopefully – a desire to continue journaling.
Sarah Natale (Mondello), book publishing professional and author of the award-winning historical fiction book, The Kiss of Death, which received a publishing contract when she was a teenager, spoke about the publication process – including inspiration, research, the importance of editing, publication routes, and promotion – to an enthusiastic audience of adult and teen writers this past September. Please enjoy some photos from the event below:
Tweens turned black and white photos into amazing pop art portraits, making a set of 4 mini paintings (which can be sealed and used as coasters).
Tweens met a live Blanding’s turtle and learned about this species as they sketched their subject. Check out their sketches and how much the turtle liked hanging at the library! For more details, dates and times for upcoming Project Tween programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter The Whole Story.
Teens took on the roles of treasure-hunting adventurers and puzzle-solvers as they attempted to escape from our Indiana Jones-themed room! See photos below:
Art instructor, Christine Thornton, returned this month to guide adults and teens through the process of creating beautiful watercolor butterfly paintings. See their work below!
The Huntley Library partnered with Morkes Chocolates to offer candy-making classes to teens this summer (based on the summer reading theme “Dig Into Summer”). Teens created candy terrariums filled with candy mud, dirt, rocks, worms, plants, and imaginative creatures that they sculpted themselves and dipped in chocolate! Creative and delicious. Check out their creations below:
Working together in small groups, teens solved puzzles and followed clues to solve this dinosaur mystery. Photos of the room set up below:
Create a “blackout” poem by crossing out words on a book page and leaving behind only the ones that make up your poem. Photocopied book pages are available at the Information Desk, or you may use one of your own (make a photocopy – don’t tear it out!). Submit your poem using the entry form below (or pick up an entry form at the Information Desk) by April 30, 2019….