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by on November 02, 2013 10:45 AM

Indiana Free Library is helping crafty people take their efforts to a new level by introducing them to popular social media websites.

A holiday craft night starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s second floor reading area will show participants their way around websites that are popular with crafters.

The one-hour session is free and open to all. There’s no class limit and registration isn’t required.

Librarian Lauri Steffi, who’s leading the program, said some of those who already participate in quilting and knitting classes expressed interest in finding new ways to do other crafts.

Getting online seemed a good solution.

“It’s going to be a very information introduction to how you can get ideas from Pinterest and Instructables,” Steffi said. “And if you have a craft idea you’d like to share with the world, you can see how to do that.”

Steffi said she’s looking forward to the class and hoping people will really enjoy it.

She’s also anticipating a good opportunity to demonstrate new ways that libraries help the public access ideas and information. The craft class is just one way IFL does that. Steffi noted the library has endeavored to supplement its stacks with technology.

“I think it’s really important that people see we’re not just old books you can come and borrow,” she said.



Julie E. Martin is a staff writer for the Indiana Gazette. Among her assignments are coverage of the Apollo-Ridge School and Penns Manor Area school districts and also White Township.
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