The library is closed until further notice. Due dates are extended to May 1st; no overdue fines will accrue. If you need assistance, you can leave us a message at 315-685-5135 and we’ll get back to you soon. You can also email help@skanlibrary.org.

Creativebug Online Classes Now Available!

Are you a maker, crafter or artist? Looking to learn creative skills, or just love to watch others use theirs?

Skaneateles Library cardholders now have free, unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning online art and craft classes taught by recognized design experts and artists through Creativebug, the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.

Creativebug’s platform makes it easy to learn new techniques and work through projects from beginning to end. Videos are divided into chapters, with features like note-taking tools and 20-second rewind. Each project provides a materials list, step-by-step photos and printable instructions and patterns (where applicable). There are projects for all ages and skill levels, including professional development resources for artists and crafters.

You can watch classes anytime, anywhere. New content is added every week and classes never expire, so you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Creativebug offers classes in art and design, sewing and quilting, knitting and crochet, food and home, holiday and party, paper crafts and jewelry. There are also projects for kids to create themselves, or for grownups to make for them. Save projects you’re interested in to your watchlist, search for something special or browse categories and photo galleries to get inspired!

To access course material for free through the library, start at SkanLibrary.org. You can find links to Creativebug under the Digital Content and Databases tabs. You’ll be prompted to enter your library card number and create your account with an email address and password. After creating an account, users can log in and start watching.

If you need assistance making your account, just stop by the library and we can help you get started. We’re excited to be able to offer Creativebug as another way to engage, connect and inspire our community!

Upcoming Event:
National Theatre Live: The Audience
Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 PM

Ticketed Event: $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors (55+). Tickets available at SkanLibrary.org.

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in this Tony Award-winning production. For 60 years Queen Elizabeth has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting known as “the audience.” No one knows what they discuss – not even their spouses. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

National Theatre Live productions are recordings of plays from London’s West End theatres. The film will be shown in Library Hall.

Library Hall is only accessible by stair; there is no elevator access.