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February’s Spotlight is on Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and illustrator of the Hiccup series, better known as “How to Train Your Dragon”, and the Emily Brown books. Cowell has been writing books since she was nine years old, but didn’t have her first book published until she was 33. Cressida Cowell’s best friend in school was Lauren Child (of Charlie and Lola fame). Come check out one of her books at the library!

A great time was had by all at our Adult and Teen Felting workshop

Our evening was full of fun and color! The library fundraiser with teens and adults was creative and busy, but most importantly brought in some needed funds and was full giggles!!! The members made what their hearts desired: a polka-dotted lizard, a yellow banana slug, food for the shopping stand, a sprinkled doughnut, bracelets and hair bands, a mysterious unicorn and even a sweet mouse!…..

Many thanks to Julie for a great evening – if you want to know more about Julie’s felting check out her website.

The Old Days at Etzelstr.



Design and order your Christmas Cards by 1st October

Once again CEL is taking part in Art Projects for Schools Design a Christmas Card Scheme.

christmascardsChildren design a card on A4 paper, parents choose how many packs of 12 cards they wish to order, complete an order form and pay for the cards. The designs are then sent to the UK and the finished packs of cards arrive early in November, ready for writing to your friends and family.

In early September there will be several workshops at CEL (see calendar), but if you would prefer to design your card at home you can use the order form here: ChristmasCardOrder2016.
Just remember that designs must be A4 size, non-shiny and the completed design, form and payment must be received at CEL by 1st October.