Learn Something New

Summer is a great time to pick up a new hobby. When the days get so hot even your hair perspires, it’s nice to have a fun activity to turn to in the comfort of air conditioning.

Learn with BCPL programs!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of quilting, don’t miss June’s four-part series Picnic Quilt Camp. You’ll learn the skills needed—from concept to creation!—of crafting a nine-patch quilt. One lucky crafter will have the chance to win the final quilt in a drawing at completion! View event listings»

Storytelling is an art as old as language itself, and nowhere is better for a good tale than around a summer campfire! Join local author Kim Upton for a workshop on how to craft an entertaining story from start to finish at Campfire Storytelling, coming to all branches this summer. View event listings»

What would you do if you found yourself in a survivalist situation? If you had eight feet of paracord on your wrist, it could probably save your life! Join us for a tutorial on braiding your own Paracord “Survival” Bracelet! View event listings»

Are you intrigued by the age-old craft of calligraphy? Join local artisan and author Thomas Freese for a brief history and workshop on Calligraphy & the Quill Pen. We’ll craft our own pens from wild turkey feathers and learn some easy techniques to use them. View event listings»

There are even more awesome programs happening this summer, so be sure to check out the SummerQuest page!

Pick up a Questing Guide!
Teens and adults need mental stimulation just as much as kids do! This year, we’ve created the Questing Guide specifically for that purpose. You can choose to quest for stories, knowledge, and/or fun, and each quest you complete earns you a ticket in the Big Prize drawings at the SummerQuest Finale! Our Knowledge Quests are great for picking up some cool new smarts you can use to impress your friends. Plus, all of those great BCPL events listed above count towards prize tickets!