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Sword Fighting — photos & books

Back by popular demand, the HEMA Alliance presented two medieval combat workshops at our library–one at the La Pintoresca Branch Library on June 18, and another at Central Library on July 25.  HEMA works with medieval researchers and martial artists throughout the world to recreate medieval combat as a serious martial art.  Our teens got a taste of […]

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T-Shirt Painting

Paint a t-shirt.  Free hand paint it, or make a stencil. Here’s how to make a stencil: (1) method using curtain panels: http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2009/11/i-finally-screen-printed-with-mod-podge.html (2) method using pantyhose:  http://mycalicoskies.blogspot.com/2012/04/52-week-challenge-10-diy-screenprint.html   I would recommend a modified version of the curtain panels method. Curtain panels are much easier to fit over the embroidery hoops than pantyhose, but you’ll have […]

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Summer 6: Monopoly!

July 19-25 Raffle winners The winners of the sixth weekly raffle are: Grace B., Charlie C., Phoebe J., Vadim L., and Matteo S.  This week’s prizes are $15 Vromans gift cards.   Events Tshirt painting, sword fighting, acrylic painting, and Monopoly!  The winners of the Monopoly tournament went home with board games: Ticket to Ride […]

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Gintama Dolls

recap by Julia See, grade 12, teen blogger   The kawaii doll making workshop winded down the afternoon at the library. We made a little duck named Elizabeth. This is a character from the anime Gintama that the Anime Club watched earlier in the day. To make the doll, we first cut out different colored […]

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