One of the best ways to conquer the winter blues is to get out and try new things, while learning and exploring your talents. Check out the wide variety of workshops and experiences we're offering over the next two months, including the return of Creator Fair. You're sure to find something to spark your creativity!

Selling on Etsy
Thursday, Jan 25, 7 PM or
Thursday, Feb 8, 1 PM

Etsy is an online marketplace where you can have fun, make money, and indulge your passion for arts, crafts, vintage finds, fashion, and more. Librarian Liz Kirchhoff demonstrates how to set up an Etsy business, showcase products, and grow business with sites like Pinterest. Register (click through to next month to register for February. Zimmerman Room.

Genealogy 101
Thursday, Feb 1, 7 PM OR
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2 PM

Find your family using online databases such as Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, Fold3, and more! Register. Meeting Room.

Second Fridays Presents: Dixieland Jazz Cats
Friday, Feb 9, 8 PM

We may not be in New Orleans, but the Dixieland Jazz Cats’ hot Mardi Gras rhythms will get the good times rollin’! Register. Meeting Room.

Creator Fair
Saturday, Feb 10, 10 AM – 4 PM
All ages

Explore hands-on art, engineering, and craft activities, including projects made in our MakerLab and Studio. Check out a real printing press, play with Sphero, draw, color, try the ukulele, and much more. Drop in. First floor.

Valentines for Veterans
Saturday, Feb 10, 10 AM – 4 PM

Stop by during the Creator Fair to make cards and practical items for retired and active service members at Great Lakes Naval Base. Drop in. Atrium.

Maker Meetup
Wednesday, Feb 7, 6:30 PM

Share the projects you’re working on and see what you can do in our MakerLab. Register.

Kerf Projects
Thursday, Feb 22, 6:30 PM

Explore this technique that allows you to bend and fold typically rigid materials like chipboard and wood. Each customer will design a custom wood notebook. BAL Cardholders. Register. MakerLab.