Rappahannock Reads: Made by Hand Classes & Events

A community read with special classes and events celebrating the creative spirit

Mobile Maker Lab

Mobile MakerLab

An interactive demonstration of new and innovative
technology including a 3-D printer. All ages.

Schedule:

Tuesday, September 3, 4:00-6:00 @ Headquarters
Monday, September 9, 2:30-4:30 @ Snow
Tuesday, September 10, 2:00-4:00 @ Montross
Wednesday, September 11, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Monday, September 16, 2:00-4:00 @ Newton
Tuesday, September 17, 2:00-4:00 @ England Run
Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-5:00 @ Porter
Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-5:00 @ Salem Church
Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-6:00 @ Headquarters
Monday, October 7, 2:30-4:30 @ Snow
Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-4:00 @ Montross
Wednesday, October 9, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 @ England Run
Monday, October 21, 2:00-4:00 @ Newton
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-5:00 @ Porter
Wednesday, October 23 3:00-5:00 Salem Church

 

Mark Frauenfelder: Author Visit

Saturday, September 14, 2:00-3:00 @ England Run
Families
Kickoff event with Mark Frauenfelder, author of Made by Hand:  My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself.

Festival of Community Makers

Saturday, September 14, 3:00-5:00 @ England Run
Families
Demonstrations and hands-on activities from local groups. Something fun for everybody! (Makers apply here)

 

 

Arts

Arts - flower

Faux Flower Arrangement
Thursday, September 5, 6:30 @ Montross
Adults
Brighten your house on a budget all-year round.

Mixed Media Journaling Workshop
Saturday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 @ England Run
Grades 10 and up
Introduction to basic techniques that will transform an ordinary journal into a space for artistic and personal exploration.

Poetry Pillows
Saturday, September 28, 11:00 @ Newton
Grades 7 and up
Use poetry to create a decorative pillow.

An Introduction to Self-Publishing
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00-8:30 @ England Run
Adults
A special session of Inklings dedicated to the topic of self-publishing. Learn  how self-publishing can help you distribute your latest creation!

Writing Workshop with Traci Hunter Abramson
Friday, October 11, 7:00-9:00 @ Porter
Grades 7 and up
Whitney award-winning author explains how to get the novel you want to write out of your head and onto paper - and possibly on to publication!

Riverside Writers- Annual Parade of Prose
Saturday, October 12, 9:00-5:00 @ Salem Church
Adults
Workshop featuring short readings from original works, writing and publishing information.

Pottery with Hannah  
Friday, October 18, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Adults
Make a pottery, holiday candle holder.

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GeekFun

Geek Fun - computer

Critter Constructor
Tuesday, September 3, 4:30-5:30 @ Montross
Wednesday, September 4, 4:30-5:30 @ Newton
Thursday, October 3, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-12
Use a custom computer program to construct a critter from thousands of combinations. 

Mark Frauenfelder: Author Visit
Saturday, September 14, 2:00-3:00 @ England Run
Families
Kickoff event with Mark Frauenfelder, author of Made by Hand:  My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself.

Festival of Community Makers
Saturday, September 14, 3:00-5:00 @ England Run
Families
Demonstrations and hands-on activities from local groups. Something fun for everybody!

Fun with Science: Growing Crystals
Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Learn how to grow your own crystals and other cool science projects.

Fabulous Friday: Trashformations
Friday, September 20, 4:30-5:15 @ Porter
Grades: K-6
Transform everyday items into works of art. We supply the trash and you make the art. A STEM class.

Fabulous Fridays: LEGO Bridges!
September 20, 4:30-5:15 @ Salem Church
Grades K-6
Try your hand at bridge construction with LEGOs! Books, activities, and crafts! A STEM class.

Software Freedom Day
Saturday, September 21, 1:00-5:00 @ Salem Church
All ages
Fredericksburg Linux Users Group (FredLUG) is giving away software and answering questions about how free/open source software can benefit your business and family.

Fun with Science-Making Glowing Balls
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Learn how to make your own glowing bouncing balls and other science projects.

Fredericksburg Werken ( a local Maker’s Group)
Wednesday, October 2, 5:00-8:00 @ Salem Church
Adults
Group members will demonstrate their projects and offer information on the organization.

Tech Petting Zoo
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-9:00 @ Porter
October 30, 4:00-7:00 @ Salem Church
Grades 7 and up
Hands on experience with eReaders and tablets and an introduction to library eContent resources for eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio.

My Computer Can do WHAT?
Tuesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 @ Headquarters
Adults
Have an old PC gathering dust? Chuck Gray shows you how to repurpose it as a web server, a custom cloud storage solution, a living room media hub and more.

Designing and Building a Smart Home: Planning and installing the infrastructure needed to support automation technologies
October 16, 5:00-8:00 @ Salem Church
Adults
Electrical engineer, David Borisuk, will share his designs to make a smart home and staff member, Evan Lawson, will demonstrate Chief Architect® Software, a user friendly design software.

Mobile MakerLab
An interactive demonstration of new and innovative technology including a 3-D printer.
All ages

Tuesday, September 3, 4:00-6:00 @ Headquarters
Monday, September 9, 2:30-4:30 @ Snow
Tuesday, September 10, 2:00-4:00 @ Montross
Wednesday, September 11, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Monday, September 16, 2:00-4:00 @ Newton
Tuesday, September 17, 2:00-4:00 @ England Run
Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-5:00 @ Porter
Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-5:00 @ Salem Church
Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-6:00 @ Headquarters
Monday, October 7, 2:30-4:30 @ Snow
Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-4:00 @ Montross
Wednesday, October 9, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 @ England Run
Monday, October 21, 2:00-4:00 @ Newton
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-5:00 @ Porter
Wednesday, October 23 3:00-5:00 Salem Church

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Grades K-6

Grades K-6 - superhero

Fun with Science: Growing Crystals
Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Learn how to grow your own crystals and other cool science projects.

Fabulous Friday: Trashformations
Friday, September 20, 4:30-5:15 @ Porter
Grades: K-6
Transform everyday items into works of art. We supply the trash and you make the art. A STEM class.

Fabulous Fridays: LEGO Bridges!
September 20, 4:30-5:15 @ Salem Church
Grades K-6
Try your hand at bridge construction with LEGOs! Books, activities, and crafts! A STEM class.

Fun with Science-Making Glowing Balls
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Learn how to make your own glowing bouncing balls and other science projects.

Duct Tape Dynamo!
Friday, October 4, 4:30-5:15 @ England Run
Grades K-6
Use the power of duct tape to make cool creations!

Halloween Candle Making
Thursday, October 10, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Make Halloween candles for your home.

Fabulous Friday: Superheroes Assemble!
October 11, 4:30-5:15 @ Headquarters
Grades K-6 
Discover your inner superhero by designing your costume, including a cape made from a recycled t-shirt. T-shirts provided or bring your own. 

Fabulous Friday: Monster Mash
Friday, October 11, 4:30-5:15 @ Porter
Grades: K-6
Create a monster and make monster slime -- if you dare!

Halloween Fun
Thursday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Decorate a special Halloween Tote Bag.

Master of Disguise
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 @ Montross
Grades K-5
Decorate your own Halloween mask.

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Living off the Land

Living off the Land - chicken

Cheese Making 101
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 @ Montross
Wednesday,October 9, 6:30 @ Newton
All ages
Dianne Dillon will teach how to make cheese. Sample your dairy delight afterward.

Foraging for Wild Food
Saturday, October 5, 3:00-5:00 @ Porter
Grades 7 and up
Learn how to safely identify and collect edible wild foods.

Halloween Candle Making
Thursday, October 10, 4:00-5:00 @ Cooper
Grades K-6
Make Halloween candles for your home.

Meet the Honeybees
Saturday, October 12, 10:00-11:15 @ England Run
Adults
Local beekeeper Patricia Kurpiel teaches about the amazing honeybee and beekeeping.

Composting 101
Saturday, October 12, 12-1:30 @ England Run
Adults
Julie May of the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board shares how to compost and turn food scraps to garden gold.

Backyard Beekeeping: Saving the Honeybee One Hive at a Time
Thursday, October 17, 7:30-9:00 @ Snow
Adults
Everything you need to know about bees and beekeeping, including how you can help save them.

Window Farming
Saturday, October 19,  2:00-3:00 @ England Run
Adults
Build and grow a space-saving indoor garden based on the Windowfarm concept.

Meet the Homebrewers
Monday, October 14, 7:00-9:00 @ England Run
21 and older, ID required for sampling
Adventure Brewing and other local homebrewers teach about brewing techniques, equipment, and do’s and don'ts.  Beer sampling to follow!

DIY Home Improvement
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 @ Porter
Adults
Hank von Kelsch of West Lake Construction offers expert advice and tips.

Raising Your Own Chickens: The Real Scoop
Saturday, October 26, 10:00- 11:15 @ England Run
Adults
Learn the true pleasures & pitfalls of chicken-keeping  from one who's been there!

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Made by Hand

Made by Hand - cheese

Ripping Yarns: A Knit and Crochet Group
Tuesdays, beginning September 3, 1:00-3:00 @ Snow
Adults
Bring your own projects, or learn how to make a hat for Warmth for Warriors, an organization that collects knit hats for our Troops!

Ship in a Bottle
Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 @ Newton
Adults
Use felt and embroidery to create a wall hanging of a ship in a bottle.

Dog Bites!  Homemade Dog Biscuits
Monday, September 16, 2:00-3:30 @ Headquarters
Adults
Sarah Ferrell, owner of Dog Manners Obedience, has lots of recipes to share.

Bowser’s Biscuits: Homemade Dog Treats
Thursday, September 19, 6:30 @ Montross
All ages
Tommy Hamilton, of the Westmoreland County Animal Shelter, has lots of recipes to share.

Layers of Love Quilt Show
October 4, 1:00-5:00, October 5, 9:00-5:00, October 6, 1:00-4:30 @ Salem Church
All ages
Virginia Star Quilters will display over 100 quilts, offer a quilt making challenge, a quilt raffle and a silent auction.

Duct Tape Dynamo!
Friday, October 4, 4:30-5:15 @ England Run
Grades K-6
Use the power of duct tape to make cool creations!

DIY Crafts
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00-9:00 @ Porter
Grades 7 and up
Learn some new crafts and websites for craft ideas.

Design a Jack-o-Lantern
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 @ Cooper
Grades 6 and under
Bring a pumpkin and decorate it for Halloween.

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Upcycle

Upcycle - gear

Animal Art
Wednesday, September 11, 6:40 @ Newton
Grades 1-5
Create wall art using magazine clippings

Repurposed Books
Saturday, September 14, 11:00 @ Newton
Grades 6 and up
Re-use old books in creating art, journals and more.

Mosaic Fun for Adults with Joan Powell
Friday, September 20, 2:00-4:00 @ Cooper
Adults
Learn to redesign an old picture frame..

Stuff-a-Scarecrow
Thursday, October 3, 6:30 @ Montross
All Ages
Bring your own pants, shirt and pillowcase and create a stuffed friend for autumn decorating.

Geekware Jewelry
Wednesday, October 9, 5:00- 8:00 @ Salem Church
Grades 7 and up
Create jewelry from old computer hardware.

Fabulous Friday: Superheroes Assemble!
October 11, 4:30-5:15 @ Headquarters
Grades K-6 
Discover your inner superhero by designing your costume, including a cape made from a recycled t-shirt. T-shirts provided or bring your own.

Altering Books
Saturday, October 12, 9:00-11:00 @ Porter
Saturday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 @ Porter
Grades 7 and up
Upcycle books, magazines, and ephemera into art or utilitarian objects.

Photo Trash Bash
Monday, October 14, 6:00-8:00 @ Salem Church
Tuesday, October 15, 3:30-5:00 @ Porter
Tuesday, October 15, 4:00-5:00 @ Snow
Tuesday, October 15,  6:30-8:00@  Headquarters
Thursday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 @ England Run
Grades 6-12
Make it, wear it and click it while enjoying tasty treats to celebrate Teen Read Week.

Intro to Altered Books
Thursday, October 24, 11:00-1:00 @ Montross
Adults
Local artist, Bob Worthy, teaches how to reuse old books. Sign up.

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