Do you have a New Year’s resolution to make time for handcrafts? The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road, is hosting its monthly hands-on DIY session, on Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m.
This session is dedicated to crafts for charities. We will hear from representatives of some charities that provide handmade comfort through their crafts; Seamen’s Church Institute, The Mother Bear Project and Project Linus. The Seamen’s Church Institute has been around since 1898 and volunteers knit, crochet, collect, pack and distribute gifts to mariners who are miles away from home during the holidays. The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. Project Linus provides homemade blankets to children in need. Learn about these charities and find out ways to help. After hearing these stories, we will work together on some easy no-sew projects that we will donate to charity: fleece scarves for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and a Project Linus blanket for a needy child.
The craft salon is for people 18 years and older. Registration is required. Bring your creativity and your questions. For more information call 203-255-3708 or visit us online www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge.