January 15, 2019 - Learn, discover, explore and have fun for free at the Mariposa County Library. Upcoming workshops vary from papier-mâché sculptures, to child care, to film making, and computer skills.
Starting them off on Thursday, January 24 and Thursday, January 31 is a papier-mâché workshop where budding artists young and old can get their hands good and gooey on their way to making a colorful sculpture, bracelet, bowl or other work of art. Sculptures will be constructed during the first session and painted the following week after they have dried thoroughly. Local artisan Nancy Francis, who has taught numerous Makerspace workshops for the Library, will be the instructor.
Young adults aged 13 to 21 can get tips on caring for children from child care experts on Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Topics that will be covered include: safety and first aid, a CPR refresher, discipline, simple crafts and other activities, community resources available to child care givers and what’s involved in becoming a child care professional. Retired Kiwanis Preschool director and ROP child care teacher Monica Nelson; Amber Chambers, coordinator for the Mariposa Local Child Care Planning Council and Angela Steele, coordinator for Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) will be featured speakers. Refreshments will be served, and there will be an opportunity to win door prizes.
Beginning film making will be the topic of a two-part workshop for ages 12 and older on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn basic pre-and post-production skills, including use of equipment and editing software, interviewing techniques, and writing scripts, treatments and outlines. Some computer skills are required. All equipment is provided by the Library.
Anyone wondering how to download books and audio books onto their Kindle or use the Library’s e-book service can learn how during a special workshop on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A library card is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity.
Other programs include: computer classes, story time for preschoolers every Wednesday at 1:15 a.m., family movies at 3:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, one-to-one computer tutoring and adult literacy tutoring.
Registration is required for many programs. To register, visit the Library in person, call (209) 966-2140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the Library Facebook page or website at www.MariposaLibrary.org.