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How do you enjoy art? Do you make things with your own hands or do you look at objects from afar? Whether you prefer getting covered in paint and glue or visiting art museums, you’re always in and around art. Maybe this is because art takes so many different forms – paintings, sculptures, sewing, photography, music, movies, and architecture to name a few.

In partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education, our libraries are participating in two Art IS Education projects from March to April of this year. Dublin Library is hosting two projects in April. Teens and tweens between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to make “Creative Sidekicks” on April 4 from 2-4pm, and families are invited to “Make a Family Book” on April 7 from 10:30am-12pm.

We have some great books about arts and crafts, and a whole bunch of instructional materials to get your creativity flowing. Click the images above and below to check availability.


crafty chloe

Crafty Chloe

By Kelly DiPucchio

Chloe is very good at sewing and crafts. When her best friend’s birthday approaches, she creates a fabulous gift.




Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

By Scott Menchin

Art class students walk through a museum, where they learn about what makes art special and unique.



i can make that

I Can Make That!

By Mary Wallace

There’s no limit to what you can make with a few household supplies. This book will teach you how to make costumes, puppets, toys, and more!



stuffed animals

How to Make Stuffed Animals

By Sian Keegan

If you’re new to sewing, try your hand at making some simple stuffed animals! Comes with clear instructions and patterns.