Art Through the Ages

Learn about art through the ages with hands-on projects at the Eastern Branch. All crafts will be beginner-friendly, and you do not need any prior art experience to participate.


  • August 23 – Paper Making & Paper Marbling (3100 B.C.)
  • September 20 – Watercolor (1300s)
  • October 18 – Pop Art (1950)

Intended for teens and adults. Call 517-788-4074 to register.

Watercolor Class

Join us for a beginner watercolor class at the Carnegie Library to learn how to create a stained-glass effect.

Intended for teens and adults. Call 517-905-1339 to register.


Mindfulness Mandalas

Join us at the Eastern Branch for a creative and fun way to practice mindfulness as we design our own beautiful mandala or mindfully color a pre-drawn mandala. You’ll also learn more about the benefits of practicing mindfulness in our day-to-day lives.

Intended for teens and adults 16+. Call 517-788-4074 to register.

DIY Beaded Suncatcher

Add a little sparkle to your window or backyard with a handmade beaded suncatcher.

Recommended for teens and adults. Register by calling the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030.

Canvas Bag Painting

Get creative at the Parma Branch by painting your very own canvas bag.

Intended for teens. Call 517-531-4908 to register.

National Teen Lock-IN

Join us for Minute to Win It, crafts, video games, VR, food and more at the Spring Arbor Branch July 26, 8 PM – July 27, 8 AM!

Intended for ages 10+. Registration and permission slips required. Call 517-750-2030 to register.

Pokémon Origami

Learn how to fold a Pokémon character in a beginner origami class at the Brooklyn Branch!

Intended for tweens and teens ages 10-17. Call 517-905-1369 to register.

Presented by: Ai Yoshida, Jackson College Asian Pacific Islander Liaison

Magic: The Gathering

Join fellow enthusiasts for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering at the Carnegie Library.

Participants will need to bring their own cards.

Sea Turtle Art

Enjoy making a canvas sea turtle art project! This simple project will delight beach and sea turtle lovers.

Intended for teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch to register at 517-783-4030.

Cooking 101: The Mother Sauces

In the French culinary tradition, there are sauces known as “Mother Sauces” – Tomato Sauce, Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and Hollandaise. Knowing these basic Mother Sauces provide a foundation to experiment and create new sauce and dishes.

In this class, you’ll learn about the Mother Sauces and how you can build on them to expand your culinary potential – perfect for anyone looking to learn some basic cooking skills.

This program is a demonstration only, attendees will not be cooking.

Presented by: Dania Lee Cleveland, JDL staff member and former cook and Sushi Chef with 16 years food service experience