Library workshops offering respite through making

Local libraries hold an array of workshops for all kinds of crafters, including art nights, social groups, or just some quiet time for making.
Photo: Maria Varshavskaya, Pexels. A group of young people sitting and standing next to a table with scrapbooking material laid out.

Hands-on craft activities can be an effective way to declutter the mind, and local libraries often offer free workshops that are accessible for all kinds of crafters. These can range from knitting to scrapbooking, embroidery, upcycled crafts and more, with craft supplies provided.

For example, the Hawkesbury Library (NSW) hosts a free Knit with Friends event every last Friday of the month, creating blankets for those in need over a cuppa. The Library also offers a special Puppy Dog Tales session every Thursday across February and March, where kids can each spend 10 minutes reading to a specialised reading dog.

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