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Get creative at the library

Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events.

Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday, and Writing Group the first Wednesday of each month are available to boost your creativity level.

To get more information about any of the classes, visit or follow the library on Facebook.

Crafts for the Un-Crafty

The first event will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m., when participants will be a part of a Mighty Ugly Workshop, based on the book "Make it Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative When it Ain't Pretty" by Kim Werker.

At this event, everyone will make a creature — as ugly a creature as they can. Supplies will include a wide variety of craft and upcycled items. No talent needed, required or expected. Pre-register at the library at (320) 762-3014 or

Future classes will include making hedgehogs out of books, gift bags from calendars and weaving a basket from magazines.

Handicraft Support Group

This group, which meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. is open to all types of crafters: knitters, crocheters, sewers, painters, tatters, etc. If it is portable, you can bring it to work on and share. Participants enjoy an exchange of ideas, suggestions and problem-solving.

If you aren't currently doing anything, stop by, as there are extra supplies available for beginners to borrow and someone to help get you started. No registration needed.

Adult coloring

Adult coloring allows a time for peaceful relaxation. Pens, pencils and color sheets are supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. Adult coloring meets in the small conference room off the children's area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday. Feel free to bring a lunch.

Writers group

If your creativity trends toward words, then the Writers Group is the right spot for you. Every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., the Writers Group gathers in the small conference room where members share their work if they want, discuss writing topics or problems, and expand their artistic abilities with a writing prompt.