One local library is hosting a number of events this month for crafters – or, those wanting to learn a craft.

Rachel Mullins with the Farmington Public Library said there's more than one event scheduled for what is sure to be a busy October.

The library hosted a craft night earlier this month – and, on Tuesday, is bringing back another event by special request.

Edith Rogers of Farmington will lead a “crochet for beginners” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

“She gives a couple pointers about different crochet stitches and brings examples of the work she’s done,” Mullins said. “(The class) helps people starting out with crocheting.”

Mullins said the event also provides a social impact, with participants helping one another. The library staff even heard requests for a repeat of the evening.

“It was just a good time,” Mullins said. “We had a really good turnout and a lot of people requesting that we do it again … Edith was kind enough to come back.”

Participants are asked to bring a size 5 crochet hook and spinner yarn that is not too thick. Mullins said there may be some supplies on hand for those who are just wanting to test the crocheting waters before purchasing their own items.

A “junk jewelry” event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Participants will make button earrings using items found around the house.

Library staff is supplying all the items needed to create the earrings. However, participants are asked to bring their own flat-nose or chain-nose jewelry pliers if they own a pair.

“We do have a few extra,” Mullins said.

In addition, the jewelry event is geared for participants ages 16 and over. Those under 16 can sign up if there will be an adult present.

Registration is required for both craft events and there is no cost. Mullins said registrants must have a library card to sign up.

Sign-up sheets are located at the Farmington Public Library, located at 101 N. A St. or by phone at 573-756-5779. Be sure to have the number listed on the library card handy when signing up by phone.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.

Shawnna Robinson is the managing editor for the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-518-3628 or srobinson@farmingtonpressonline.com

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