Arts & Crafting

Whether it's a craft-to-go or craft event, you can learn a new skill or join others to chat and craft with the ICPL community. Check out upcoming events below.


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Upcoming events

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00pm

Teen Center

Did you miss a program this summer you wanted to attend? Well you're in luck because we're repeating one of your favorites this Wednesday 2-5 pm in August. Programs will be drop-in and all supplies will be provided. This week we'll...

Teens Arts & Crafting

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 4:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Roughly translated as "cuteness," kawaii describes the Japanese cultural trend of celebrating all things adorable - think Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and even emojis. Join children's librarian Casey for a tutorial and experiment with...

Tweens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

This summer on Sundays we will go off the beaten path and create nature based and classic camp crafts! Join us on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm in the Storytime Room. Spell out your name with beads to make a cute keychain or zipper pull to put on...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:00pm

Teen Center

Bling out your locker with magnets and mirrors and whip up a pair of tie-dye socks. No experience is needed.

Teens Arts & Crafting

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

For our August Family Night event, children in grades K-6 are invite to create a Poké Ball terrarium craft! This is a drop-in activity any time between 4-6pm while supplies last, but we will need to stagger larger crowds to accommodate the use of...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

This summer on Sundays we will go off the beaten path and create nature based and classic camp crafts! Join us on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm in the Storytime Room. We will create Ojos de Dios,Spanish for “Eyes of God”, a classic camp craft made...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting
Intro to Wacom Drawing Tablets

Friday, August 26, 2022 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Want to try out the Digital Media Lab's drawing tablets? Using a stylus on the Wacom drawing tablet, every mark you make shows up on the computer screen. With more control than drawing with a mouse, imagine what you could create. We'll...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

This summer on Sundays we will go off the beaten path and create nature based and classic camp crafts! Join us on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm in the Storytime Room. This afternoon we will use paint and paint markers to miniature custom pieces of...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Judith Scott was an American textile sculptor, born with Down Syndrome and Deaf, who is now internationally renowned for creating over 200 powerful abstract fiber sculptures. Taking found objects, Judith wrapped them tightly and completely in...

Tweens Arts & Crafting

Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

You may have noticed a display over the summer in the back of the Children's Room called "Iowa City Reads." Now is your chance to contribute to the display and share a book recommendation with the rest of Iowa City. Create a paper...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting