Get Crafty in the Summer Reading Challenge!

Saturday, July 1

Discovery Saturday @ Little Falls – Box City!

We’ve got the boxes, you bring your imagination. See what you and other participants can create together–streets full of houses and businesses and who knows what else!

Make a Zine at Aspen Hill Library

Join us at the Aspen Hill Library to create your own Zine with a local graphic artist. REGISTER

Monday, July 3:

Drop In Crafts at Little Falls Library

Cool down from those hot summer days with some crafts!

Wednesday, July 5:

Crafternoon at White Oak Library

A different craft every week!

3:30pm – 5:30pm
Games & Crafts at Damascus Library

Drop in and play board games, make a craft, hang out with friends. For grades 6 – 12.

Friendship Bracelets at White Oak Library

Drop in and create a friendship bracelet or two. We will have all the supplies on hand to make a friendship bracelet for you and a friend. No registration required. Ages 11 – 18.

Saturday, July 8:

Create Your Own Button/Badge – a “Celebrate Damascus” Event at  Damascus Library

Drop in between 10am-2pm to create your own button/badge using a special machine and recycled materials, and explore the many resources the library has to offer. All ages welcome.

Monday, July 10:

Drop In Crafts at Little Falls Library

Cool down from those hot summer days with some crafts!

Tuesday, July 11:

Recycled Fashion Runway – at Gaithersburg Library

Join us for a recycled fashion show! We will work in teams to turn recycled materials into incredible outfits that we will show off on the runway.

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Crafternoon at Potomac Library

Crafts and open art play for kids every Tuesday!

Family Fun Night @ Little Falls – Kindness Service Projects

We’ll be creating some items to donate and learn about other ways for families to help others in our community.

Wednesday, July 12:

3:30pm – 5:30pm
Games & Crafts at Damascus Library 

Drop in and play board games, make a craft, hang out with friends. For grades 6 – 12.

Sunday, July 16:

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Kids Crafts! at Aspen Hill Library

4-H volunteers will be on hand to teach kids how to make marbleized paper!

Wednesday, July 19:

Indigo Tie Dye – Get in! We’re going tie dying! at Wheaton Library

Learn how to liven up your white, natural fiber t-shirts, bandannas, and more with eye-popping designs in deep indigo blue!

Thursday, July 20:

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Make Your Own Friendship Bracelet at  Kensington Park Library

Make your own friendship bracelet.

Teen Crafternoon – Squeegee Art at Gaithersburg Library

Teens and tweens can join us in the teen room to create Squeegee Art!

Fiber Arts Group – Monthly Meeting at Wheaton Library

Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or enjoy other similar activities? If you’re new to it and would benefit from a group environment, join us for this free get-together. Bring your own supplies.

Saturday, July 22:

Birds of a Feather – Drop-In Painting Activity – at Gaithersburg Library

Let’s work together to help our birds fly!

Tuesday, July 25:

Family Art Afternoon – at Gaithersburg Library

Drop in and have fun as a family creating artwork inspired by some of our favorite stories!

Saturday, July 29:

10:30am – 11:30am
Random Acts of Kindness Week Family Storytime – Featuring a Collaborative Art Project at Aspen Hill Library

Monday, July 31

Create a Graphic Novel (for 10-15 years old) at Wheaton Library

In this 5-session class, you will write and illustrate your own graphic novel page. Registration opens July 2, 2023.

Check our calendar of events to keep up with all arts and crafts programs and events at MCPL!