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As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it is time to turn on your creative power here at the Creemore branch of the Clearview Public Library.

This weekend, we will be hosting a “Creator Space Station” in Storybook Park at the 1st annual Words in the Woods Festival in Dunedin on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for our banner to locate our tent and then come dig into our treasure chest for something to inspire the creator in you! See what you can make with the simple ingredients of “your imagination” mixed with paper and coloured markers. Don’t forget to add stickers, sequins and glitter! Magic will be guaranteed to happen. It may even be possible that you might find a unicorn or two at our Library Outreach booth.

In-house as well on Saturday at the Creemore Branch, Helena Hayward will be hosting her new weekly Saturday Craft session at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Her Kids Unplugged program is a free arts and crafts session geared for JK to Grade 1. This week, she will be demonstrating how to make apple stamps (Sept. 17) and next week, she will be leading a workshop to create Autumn Handprint trees with Fingerprint leaves (Sept. 24).

On Sunday, Sept. 18, we will be duplicating this creative experience at the Stayner Fall Festival in the Stayner Bible Campground located at 240 Scott Street from noon to 5 p.m. Other attractions include Sawyer Bullock (who performed his very first magic show at the library) and who will be performing his world-class magic show. You will be able to make your very own scarecrow and then watch the local celebrities play soccer. Eat chili and pie or watch others compete in the chili and pie contests.

This is a wonderful warm-up to the Great Northern Exhibition, which will take place next weekend (Sept. 23-25), where we will be hosting the Twiddlemuff (pictured) demo and sample table in Exhibition Hall in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County. On Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we will be hosting a special coffee party in the Exhibition Hall where we will be doing a hands-on demonstration of knitting/crocheting/sewing of these Twiddlemuffs which are a soothing device for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease. (Thank you, Curiosity House Books & Gallery Knitters, for making some of these samples.)

Watch for future opportunities to explore colouring therapy, card-creation and other arts and crafts programs starting up at the end of September.

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