Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than carrying an untold story within you.” Writing is a therapeutic and productive way to share our stories, feelings, hopes and dreams. You don’t need a lot to write: a pen, paper, a little time and, of course, your ideas.
November is PEN-demonium! months at the Estes Valley Library. As part of this celebration of writing, the Library will organize many programs allowing patrons of all ages to be inspired by the written word. Children, tweens and teens and adults are welcome to attend.
On November 5, make an eco-friendly pen out of old newspapers. Then create a card to send to a loved one. It’s a perfect way to catch up on your thank you notes or general correspondence.
Have you tried our state-of-the-art laser cutter? On November 10 and 12, we’ll be hosting special sessions so you can check out this gear and try your hand at making a custom wax seal. Beautifully sealed envelopes are something of a lost art form; come and revive the practice and make your own seal.
Journaling is a widespread habit, but finding the right journal for your style can be a challenge. Why not make your own? On November 16 and 19, visit the Makerspace to create the journal that best suits the way you write, doodle or draw.
After all that writing on your part, you might want to sit down and read someone else’s words. If you need a new bookmark, stop by November 23 or 26. We’ll provide you with the scrapbook materials, embosser, and Cricut die-cutting machine so you can create one yourself or start stocking up stocking stuffers for your book. loving friends, neighbors and colleagues.
Those PEN-demonium! programs will be housed in the second-floor Makerspace to provide hands-on opportunities that will flex your creative muscles.
Join these programs, discover more PEN-demonium! events and learn more about Makerspace at estesvalleylibrary.org.