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Olivet College’s Burrage Library to host fall programs
Aug 21, 2008

Olivet Colleges Burrage Library is hosting the following programs throughout the fall semester. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (269) 749-7387.

  • Happy Hobby 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 in the Library Lecture Room. Projects include making friendship bracelets. Supplies and refreshments provided.

  • Cat Mats project 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the main lobby. Participants will create knitted, crocheted and sewn cat mats for the Humane Society of South Central Michigan as part of the colleges Service Day. Supplies and refreshments provided.

  • Lunch, Learn & Laugh Noon to 1 p.m.; participants should bring a brown bag lunch:

  •           o Tuesday, Sept. 30 Mary Jo Ramsey-Smith, adjunct professor of interdisciplinary studies, will offer discussion on staying healthy and managing stress while living on a college campus.

              o Wednesday, Oct. 8 Martha Perkins, Ph.D., associate professor of humanities, will give a presentation titled Why Writing a Book is Like Going on a Diet and offer tips on developing story ideas.

              o Thursday, Oct. 16 Diane Kirkham, administrative assistant to the vice president and dean for academic affairs, and professional clown, will discuss how she became a clown, as well as the skills required for such a vocation.

  • Craft Time Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon; Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 27; Oct. 11 and 25; Nov. 15; and Dec. 6 in the Library Lecture Room. Supplies provided. Please note, children ages 8-and-under must be accompanied by an adult.

  •           o Sept. 13 Sun Catchers: Create hanging mobiles with compact discs, foil pie plates and more.

              o Sept. 27 Book Bags: Use old blue jeans to create new book bags.

              o Oct. 11 Fairy Magic: Create wands and crowns from cardboard, glitter and more.

              o Oct. 25 Spooky Halloween Crafts: Build spiders from beads and chenille stems and design puzzle cards.

              o Nov. 15 Basket Making: Use string and yarn to make colorful baskets for fall.

              o Dec. 6 Holiday Decorations: Create tree ornaments, snowmen and more.

  • Story Time 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9 through Dec. 9. Includes stories and simple crafts for children.

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