The month of May has seen unprecedented activity at the Central Library in the field of Crafts. Two Showcases on 13 and 14 April brought an enthusiastic crowd to the first floor where members of the public, young and old, watched, shared and experimented with a wide range of crafts experts.
On 21 May guests were invited to mingle with our crafts collection afterhours, during our Crafts Lock-in where they could share and exchange craft techniques and secrets with fellow crafters. Participants had a chance to review and borrow the latest in our crafts books collection, to everyone’s delight. The event was an all out success.
On Wednesday afternoon at Miramar library and on Thursday at Kilbirnie, people celebrated Race Relations Week by making clay people.
We started each of our clay people making sessions with a retelling of the story of how clay was brought to the Pueblo Indians by a clay woman and a clay man.
Our artists ranged from preschoolers, school children, teenagesrs and mums. Everyone seemed to enjoy getting their hands dirty. Productivity was high as weird and wonderful characters, relatives, friends and even an elephant and a volcano emerged from the clay.
“We had a lovely week making earth people here at Paraparaumu library. It’s amazing how quiet a group of 12 year olds can get when when you give them a piece of clay. (more…)
A big thank you to Martin for organising this at Karori library! (more…)
Flaxmere Library used Earth People as the main focal point for our Information Booth at the Flaxmere Family Festival held on Race Relations Day, 21 March 2009. It was a huge success with over 80 Earth people created which are now on display within the Library for all to see.
More amazing Earth People!
There’s a lot of artistic talent at Tirimoana School.
Have a look at their fantastic Earth People – click through for more photos!
What amazing pictures! Taken by Rebecca last week. (more…)
All the Earth People were put together in the shape of a peace symbol. Have a look! (more…)