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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Craft an Ocean of Possibilities at SML

Craft an Ocean of Possibilities at SML

Shreve Memorial Library is inviting readers of all ages to discover “Oceans of Possibilities” this summer at the library. Children, teens, adults and families will dive into the ocean depths through reading and interactive programs as part of the library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program. Throughout the summer, Shreve Memorial Library will host a variety of ocean-themed programs, including crafts programs for teens and adults. Programs will take place at library branches throughout Caddo Parish. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required.

Teens will be able to explore STEM concepts by making LED anglerfish. Anglerfish are bony fish found in the ocean depths, best known for their use of a modified luminescent fin ray to lure in and prey on other fish. Teens will learn how to create a paper circuit using paper, conductive copper tape, LED lights and a power source to illuminate their very own handmade anglerfish. Workshops will take place at select Shreve Memorial Library branches on the dates and times listed below.

In addition, teens are also invited to express their creativity by making earrings and keychains using Perler beads. Perler beads are small plastic beads with a hollow center that can be arranged to create interesting patterns and fused together by applying heat to the design. Teens will be encouraged to create ocean-themed earring sets or keychains using the colorful beads. Supplies will also be provided for the Perler bead crafting sessions, and teens can participate at the following branches on the dates and times listed below.

Adults are also invited to join the crafting fun at the library. Throughout the months of June and July, adults can learn the art of macramé at Shreve Memorial Library branches. Macramé is a technique or method of crafting textiles that uses several types of knots to create the basic shape and function of a piece. Macramé is used to create things like wall hangings, plant hangers, jewelry, purses and more with simple materials such as cotton twine or yarn. Adults will learn the basic techniques of macramé to create a leaf pattern wall decoration. All supplies will be provided, and workshops are scheduled at the following Shreve Memorial Library branches on the dates and times listed below.

“Oceans of Possibilities” is open to all ages, and patrons can participate by logging books online and attending a large variety of interactive, live programs at their favorite Shreve Memorial Library branch. Children, age birth to 10, are encouraged to read five books over the summer, teens age 11 to 17 are asked to read at least three books, and adults are tasked with reading two books. As patrons log books online, they will receive digital badges for each book read. Those who complete the 2022 Summer Reading Program challenge will receive prizes to include drawstring bags, books, pencils and other assorted promotional items. Registration for the Summer Reading Program can be completed online through the library’s Beanstack site at https://shreve-lib.beanstack.org/reader365.

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