PAPER IS ALL YOU NEED

Would you like to make a lovely gift or something beautiful to keep for yourself? Two sessions on quilling, sponsored by Friends of the Library, are taking place soon at Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St. in Oswego.  The two sessions are Wednesday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 1 from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

 

Participants will create a quilled object during each session, a card with flowers in the first session and a magnet with flowers or animals in the second session.  Beginning crafters are welcome. Audrey Scruton of Audrey Elizabeth Creations, who offers the sessions, says she loves “the simplicity of quilling. The basics are paper strips and glue and yet the finished piece is a beautiful piece of art.”

What, you may ask, is quilling? “Quilling, or paper filigree, is an old art of cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper which are curled, twisted and manipulated by fingers or tools into coils and lines of several sizes to create beautiful designs,” according to Ms. Scruton.

Ms. Scruton says “Quilling has a rich history. The art dates back to at least the 13th Century. It originated with religious orders that used the gilded edges of old manuscripts to decorate religious artifacts. It is believed the paper was curled around the base of a quill (or feather), hence the name quilling.”

The two quilling sessions are each open to 12 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. The classes are free of charge, with materials provided by Friends of the Library, but registration is required.  Those wanting to attend must sign up at the Front Desk of the library.

Samples of quilled objects may be seen on Audrey Elizabeth Creation’s web site at www.audreyelizabeth.biz

and her Faceboook page at www.facebook.com/audreyelizabethcreations.

Examples of quilled objects:

A quilled rose made of paper.

Would you like to make a lovely gift or something beautiful to keep for yourself? Two sessions on quilling, sponsored by Friends of the Library, are taking place soon at Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St. in Oswego.  The two sessions are Wednesday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 1 from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

 

Participants will create a quilled object during each session, a card with flowers in the first session and a magnet with flowers or animals in the second session.  Beginning crafters are welcome. Audrey Scruton of Audrey Elizabeth Creations, who offers the sessions, says she loves “the simplicity of quilling. The basics are paper strips and glue and yet the finished piece is a beautiful piece of art.”

What, you may ask, is quilling? “Quilling, or paper filigree, is an old art of cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper which are curled, twisted and manipulated by fingers or tools into coils and lines of several sizes to create beautiful designs,” according to Ms. Scruton.

Ms. Scruton says “Quilling has a rich history. The art dates back to at least the 13th Century. It originated with religious orders that used the gilded edges of old manuscripts to decorate religious artifacts. It is believed the paper was curled around the base of a quill (or feather), hence the name quilling.”

The two quilling sessions are each open to 12 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. The classes are free of charge, with materials provided by Friends of the Library, but registration is required.  Those wanting to attend must sign up at the Front Desk of the library.

Samples of quilled objects may be seen on Audrey Elizabeth Creation’s web site at www.audreyelizabeth.biz

and her Faceboook page at www.facebook.com/audreyelizabethcreations.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Oswego Public Library

315-341-5867
oswlib@ncls.org
Date Feb 28 2017
Submitted by Carol Ferlito, Director

 

Celebrating Women’s History Month

On Saturday March 11th at 1:00 the Oswego Public Library will be presenting author Susan Savion in its Community Room located on the lower level of the library (120 East 2nd Street).  Savion, author of “Quoting Matilda” will be discussing her newly published book and the life of Matilda Gage.  Gage participated with Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in improving the rights of women.  She fought for women’s rights to own property, their right to participate in government and equality for women in the 19th century.  She championed women inventors and inspired her son-in-law Frank Baum in his writing of the Oz books.   For more information contact the library at 341-5867.

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Raffle Baskets

Congratulations to the Winners of the Raffle Baskets

H.Lee White museum basket: Edward Elsner
Library basket: Pat Russell
Dunkin’ Donut basket: Heather Wood
Don’t “wine’ about winter basket: Sue Thompson
Stress relief basket: Jody Smith
German basket: Denise Smith
Lottery tree vase: Cindy Pauline
Usborne children’s book basket: Kathy DeMott
Bristol bags: Isabelle Richardson
Date night basket: Barb Van Horn
Thirty-one basket: Laurie Kelly
Flower & gift basket: Jesse Carr
Disney basket basket: Julie Cahill
Party in a basket: Cecily Morrison
Pet Partner basket: Kim McKean

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Pancake Breakfast

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Fajita Grill Fundraising Night

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Please Vote

The Friends of the Oswego Library respectfully asks the citizens of the Oswego School District to support the Oswego S.D. Public Library by visiting their polling locations on Tuesday May 17, 2016 and vote yes for the levy that has been placed on the ballot. This levy is required to operate and fund the Oswego S.D. Public Library.

Our library is a great resource for our community with all of the great programs that it offers such as the children’s room, story hours, workshops, summer reading program, Battle of the Books and many more. The Friends of the Library hope that you will join us in voting yes. Thank You!

Joe McManus
Board President Friends of the Oswego Library.

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