On Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present “Make your own Repairs with Simple Sewing Techniques” and on Saturday, Dec.10 at 1:30 p.m., “Repurposing 101: The Holiday Edition” will be presented. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Both workshops will be presented by instructor Karen Camden. In the first she will describe a variety of hand-sewing techniques designed to complete basic repairs. Attendees will learn short cuts, tips and the sewing magic needed to avoid costly tailor shop visits. Ms. Camden suggests that they bring an article of clothing that needs a simple repair.

The Repurposing Workshop focuses on finding creative, new uses for old items. “Do you admire people with a knack for repurposing and seeing endless potential in old things?” asked Ms. Camden. “I’ll show you how to ‘make this out of that’ just in time for the holidays.”

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Ms. Camden is a frequent speaker at the library who gives computer classes and workshops on organizing, repurposing, kitchen gardens and sewing. She is the President of Camden Associates, a consulting firm that provides services in Communications and People Skills, Organizational Assessments and Clutter Control.

The programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”