Community Craft Project

South Plainfield Library is holding a Community Craft Project in October and November.  Participants will decorate paper feathers that will later be used to put together a wing-shaped wall collage.  Once the project is complete, patrons will be able to take photos in front of the wings.  Feathers may be picked up at the desk in the Library's Children's Room, then taken home to be decorated as you wish.  Completed feathers must be returned to the Library by closing time on Friday, November 19th.  For more information, please call the Library at (908) 754-7885 and ask for the Children's Dept.  You may also check the Library's website at www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary.

 

Wed, October 20
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
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South Plainfield Library is holding a Community Craft Project in October and November. Participants will decorate paper feathers that will later be used to put together a wing-shaped wall collage. Once the project is complete, patrons will be able to take photos in front of the wings. Feathers may be picked up at the desk in the Library's Children's Room, then taken home to be ...

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