Library Focus: February offers numerous endeavors at your library

— Hands on crafts

Tired of screens and keyboards? Find a new creative outlet with our selection of crafting groups and classes. Pulling Threads meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1 and 15, to work on personal sewing projects with other congenial crafters.

In Stitches invites you to catch up that long running effort at our new century sewing circle from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Prefer paper to fabric? Sign up for Card Making with Rubber Stamps at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to make greeting cards and other rubber stamping projects with local artisan Missy Shipman. Registration and a $15 materials fee are required for this session.

Or get ready for spring birds by weaving a birdhouse basket at our February Basket Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. There is a $20 materials fee for this project and $5 goes to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Last, but never least, wrap up your life in pretty paper with a scrapbooking session with Missy Shipman at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. There is a $20 materials fee for this month’s project and registration is required.

Serious business

There are four applicants for every job opening out there folks. With those kinds of odds, it helps to have friends in your corner. Build a support system by joining us at 1 p.m. Thursdays (Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23) to gather with other job hunters to help and support each other. A librarian will be there to help with advice and information.

Open Writers’ Group

Local writers support each other and share their progress at 7 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays (Feb. 7 and 21).

Your Family Tree: The Tax Man Cometh

Liberal or Libertarian, the government has always been the genealogist’s friend. Join Louise Creighton for The Tax Man Cometh: Using Census Records to Find Your Ancestors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Registration is required.

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