Take and Make for Teens

This month, Willard will offer one of its popular Take and Make programs just for teens. Those in fifth through 12th grades may pick up a kit from either library, take it home, and then create an ornament made with a wood slice and precut vinyl.
Bags will be available Dec. 1-21 from either library through curbside pickup. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. downtown and at the Helen Warner Branch. On Saturdays, curbside is available downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Helen Warner Branch from 10 a.m. to noon.

Virtual Grief Support Activities for Youth and Their Families

The world is changing, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal, which can be challenging. Miss Stephanie will lead a grief-education series for those in kindergarten through 12th grade and their families.

She will offer strategies to cope with grief and provide memory-making activities that will allow youth and families to grieve together.

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.,
Dec. 14,
Jan. 11,
Videos premiere on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels


DIY With Beth: Clothes Drying Rack

Willard’s Beth Williamson presents another great DIY program this month. If you like to hang your clothes to dry this clothing rack is sure to become one of your favorite things. It’s a new twist on the old school clothing rack that's both inexpensive and a space saver.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels


Take and Make

Pick up a December Take and Make Craft Bag from either library, watch the videos, and then use the supplies to make your own crafts.

Kits will be available beginning Nov. 30.

Macrame Bird Feeder
Winter is the perfect time to feed the birds in your backyard. Use the most basic macrame techniques to create this simple, but versatile bird feeder. Hang it up, and watch to see what birds stop by.  
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels


Magnetic Bookmark
It's nice to sit down for just a couple of minutes during this busy time of year to do something crafty. A magnetic bookmark will hold your place by sticking to the page, and it won't fall out. This also would be a thoughtful gift for an avid reader.
Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.
Video premiere on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels

Dazzling Cookie Decorating With The Bakewell Company

Erin Hill, owner of The Bakewell Company in Portage, will guide viewers through a simple, seasonal cookie decorating tutorial. She will provide some fun tips and tricks for decorating and offer her expertise in the kitchen in a question-and-answer session at the end. A culinary school graduate, Erin has worked as a pastry chef in Scotland and locally. The Bakewell Company is known for its quiche, decadent brownies, and signature Bakewell tart.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.,
Live streaming on Willard's Facebook Page, YouTube, Twitter, and willardlibrary.org

Virtual Cookie Recipe Swap

Share the joys of holiday traditions and delicious homemade cookies in Willard’s Cookie Recipe Swap. Although there will be no taste testing this year, bring your favorite recipe, an example of the finished product and the special history behind your baked goods in this Zoom gathering. Also, share any tips and tricks you've learned in the kitchen. If you wish, your recipe will be made available on Willard’s website and in a packet with all of the other recipes for pickup at the library after the program. Participants will be entered into a drawing at the end of the program for a gift certificate that will help them test out some of the other recipes.

Tuesday, Dec.15, 6 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Please click here to register to receive details to access the Zoom meeting.