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Lanyard Earbuds

Monday June 18, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!

Friday August 17, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grades K-8

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Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!

Thursday June 21, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade K-8

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Public Event

Sustainable Housing DIY with the University of Michigan LBC

Tuesday February 6, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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Public Event

Ann Arbor Synth Expo

Saturday November 10, 2018: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Tropical Earring Organizer

Saturday February 3, 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Introduction to Weaving

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Zine Workshop

Monday January 8, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Blog Post

It's almost Halloween!

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:27pm by MelCat6

It’s that most wonderful time of the year: Halloween! As an avid lover of all things fall and Halloween, this is by far my favorite time of the year. I love costumes and being able to dress up as some of my favorite characters. This year I’m planning to cosplay as Roadhog, from Overwatch. If you’re as into costumes as me, come check out some of our books to help you take your costume to the next level!

New this year, The hero's closet : sewing for cosplay and costuming, is a great intro book to cosplay and costume making. It has a lot of helpful beginner steps if you’ve never tried to make your costume before.

Epic cosplay costumes is another great reference for all of the parts of costume making. With cute advice notes from the author, this book is a great start to becoming your favorite character.

For a more basic guide that you can use with items around your house, check out: Halloween. This book centers more on simple designs and standard Halloween costumes. It also includes some tips for spooky home décor!

Here's a cute costuming book for the younger costumers among us: Creating Halloween crafts. It has fun craft ideas for decoration and costumes that might be fun for the whole family!

These next two books are probably the best for my costume. If you’re into characters with fancy and elaborate weapons, these two will help you learn how to design your own, much lighter, versions.

Make : props and costume armor is written by a master prop maker, and goes into details for both armor and weaponry. It is a very in-depth collection of ideas using everything from simple foam to 3D printing.

In another recent release, The costume making guide : creating armor & props for cosplay, you’ll find all of the steps to take your idea and turn it into a full costume. The author guides you through each part of costume making whether you need armor, weaponry, or other outfit parts.

Looking forward to seeing all of the ideas everyone reading this comes up with! Hopefully I’ve given you a bit of inspiration. Now to get back to making my hook…

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Decoupage Boxes & Vases Workshop

Thursday November 2, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 6 - Adult