Take and Make Kits

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

Boho Yarn Decor
This trending wall item adds a positive self-affirmation to your home decor and has a variety of design options. Leave the yarn tassels long or short, asymmetrical or rounded. The "Have Courage" iron-on decal is optional and available in Burmese and Spanish.  
Tuesday, Jan. 18: Kits available,
Monday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Macrame Magnet
Make a pretty macrame magnet for your fridge. We will use macrame cord to tie a lark's knot, which we learned for a previous craft, and learn a double, half-hitch knot to complete a three-row semi-circle. Then, glue a magnet on the backside to display it on your fridge.  
Tuesday, Feb. 1: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Monday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Oriole Feeder
Be ready for the return of orioles in the next couple of months. This stringed platform provides a nice spot to display orange slices and the jar is perfect for holding orioles’ favorite grape jelly. While you wait for spring, you may fill the feeder with wild bird feed for wintering birds.   
Tuesday, Feb. 15: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Monday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. : Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

 

CANCELED: Tween Night: Painting with Jaylei Art

NOTE: This program has been canceled due to COVID. Watch here for new dates.

Students ages 9-14 are invited for a night of painting with award-winning artist Jamari Taylor, owner of Jaylie Art. Participants will create their own cherry blossoms paintings to take home.

Jamari is a portrait artist originally from Battle Creek now residing in Grand Rapids. Using charcoal, acrylics, and oils, she creates images that portray a subject’s character, power, and strength.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Helen Warner Branch,

Thursday, Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Downtown Lower Level,

CANCELED: Teen Time Weekday Afternoons

Due to COVID, Teen Time has been canceled through the end of January.

Willard Library welcomes students in fifth through 12th grades back to the library’s Teen Time program on the downtown library’s Lower Level. Students may hang out with friends and enjoy the library after school in a place just for teens.

Activities include:

  • Crafts
  • Board games and video games
  • Button maker
  • Technology (computers in some form, printing, etc.)
  • A safe and fun place to hang out after school!

School days, 2:30-5 p.m., 
Willard Downtown Lower Level,
Students may enter through the building’s side entrance in the parking lot