Henna by Elyse
Join us for a family-friendly virtual Henna program via Zoom! Henna is an ancient form of temporary, plant-based body art used by cultures across India, northern Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years. Henna artist Elyse Sadtler will lead an online Zoom workshop to learn all about this ancient tradition right in the comfort and safety of your own home. In this workshop you will explore what henna is, where it comes from, its history, the science of henna on skin and basic design elements. You’ll also play a “Fact or Fiction” trivia game, watch a henna paste mixing demonstration, and learn how to draw your own mandala. Elyse will also share resources where you can purchase your own henna supplies to begin your own henna journey.
Elyse Sadtler is an Internationally Certified Natural Henna Artist based in Northwest Connecticut. After being introduced to henna by an Indian friend, she became passionate about this ancient art form. As a self-taught professional, she enjoys experimenting with various design elements from intricate Indian patterns to geometric Moroccan motifs. A state certified educator by trade, Elyse puts her love of teaching to use by offering workshops and classes to teach others about this beautiful form of body art. Henna allows for endless creative expression, and she enjoys sharing it with others! When not teaching or doing henna, you’ll find Elyse spending time outside with her husband and dog, reading, and writing for a local newspaper. Visit https://www.hennabyelyse.com/ for more information.
Follow this link on the day of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89693988114
Teen Tech Time
We are looking for teens willing to commit to an hour out of their schedules to assist adult patrons with navigating their devices in one-on-one sessions. No professionals required; you probably know all the answers to the questions you’ll get! You already know how to navigate your iPhones, iPads, emails, Google, and much more so why not share your knowledge?
All you have to do is contact Jessica at the library to sign up for the hour(s) that works best with your schedule or fill out the form below!
If you are a teen in the Washington community, join our group of kids just like you to share ideas and create programs that speak to your interests! Our Teen Advisory Board is looking for a group of kids ages 12-18 to talk about books, music, television, and everything else that influences your life and speaks to your curiosity.
Joining our Teen Advisory Board is a great way to earn community service hours! Click here to access our form. Please print out and bring to the front desk or contact Jessica by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Read
Need help finding what to read next? Our librarians are always happy to help, but if you want to do some browsing on your own, give these sites a try.
- What Should I Read Next? — Enter a book you like and the site will analyze a huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
- NPR’s Guide to Great YA Reads
- Goodreads’ Teen Book Lists
- TeenReads’ Ultimate Reading List