Discover New Hobbies at Maker Nights

This fall’s free Maker Nights series is a great chance to learn a new skill, meet different people, and experience the library after hours. This series of workshops offers a different experience at each meeting. Take a break from reading or streaming and get your hands messy!

Each Maker Night offers a no-pressure environment where you can explore the creative process with other curious learners. Classes are designed by local experts for attendees with absolutely no experience, so every skill level is welcomed.

Maker Nights are on Friday evenings, after the library’s normal closing hours. These workshops are for adults 18+. Classes are free, but to allow us to order enough supplies, some sessions require online registration to attend. See the full schedule below.

September 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Southeast Branch
Join Texas Master Beekeeper-Advanced, Richard Threlkeld to explore the interesting world of beekeeping. He’s the treasurer of the Metro Beekeepers Association where their motto is “Saving the bees one hive at a time.” Discover the many benefits of raising bees (it’s not just for their honey!), the impact this small insect has on our daily life, and what it takes to raise them yourself.

Coffee Cupping with Urban Alchemy
September 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Lake Arlington Branch
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. Join us for a coffee cupping demonstration and sampling from Downtown Arlington’s newest coffee bar, Urban Alchemy.

Bead  Craft – registration required
October 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Woodland West Branch
We’ll make a few different types of crafts using beads. Learn to make simple and unique bead crafts; bookmarks, wine charms, and more. This class is free but registration is required to attend. Sign up beginning October 2.

DIY Bath Products – registration required
November 3, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Southwest Branch
Try some simple recipes for DIY bath products. These make unique gifts for friends and family, or you can just pamper yourself with sugar scrubs and bath bombs. This class is free but registration is required to attend. Sign up beginning October 23.

Painting Party – registration required
December 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Northeast Branch
Enjoy a relaxed evening of painting with guided instruction. Each participant will work with an individual canvas and follow along with the instructor to create a simple, beautiful painting. This class is free but registration is required to attend. Sign up beginning November 15.