Ad Spot

Worry doll, painting classes planned at library

Two arts-oriented classes at Madison Public Library will allow patrons to apply their creative talents.

At the Sept. 17 session, participants will create a “worry doll.” The session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The class is free and intended for individuals at least 18 years old.

“Worry dolls are very small, colorful dolls typically made in South America,” adult service librarian Rachel Hooper said. The dolls are constructed with vibrant fabrics and traditionally made in Guatemala. Many tourists buy the inexpensive dolls as souvenirs.

“When people are unable to sleep due to worrying about something, they put the dolls under their pillows so the dolls take the worry away from them, which allows the people to sleep peacefully,” she said.

This session will teach participants about a different culture and expose them to different traditions, Hooper said. Participants do not need to know how to sew or have any other craft skills or experience.

To make the dolls, participants will use embroidery thread, cardboard, fabric and glue.

“We have a volunteer, Susana Vizcarra, who has offered to teach several classes for us this fall,” Hooper said. “Each person will make six worry dolls to take home.”

Worry dolls are popular in Central and South America.

A painting class is scheduled next on Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5. This class is intended for individuals who are 18 years old or older.

Session participants will use four four-inch square canvases to paint an image that depicts each different season. “I think the canvases would be cute to decorate a child’s room, because they are small. However, the canvases could be used anywhere.”

Painters will use acrylics. “I have a design the participants can use, or they can change it up, whichever they prefer,” Hooper said.

The library will provide all supplies for both classes.

Individuals interested in the worry doll or seasons painting class need to register at hmcpl.org. For more information, call Hooper at 256-461-0046 or send email to rhooper@hmcpl.org.

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

Madison

Paving at Intergraph Way and Lime Quarry Road

Discovery Middle School

State championship proves easy victory for Discovery Scholar’s Bowl Team

Harvest

Biden administration nominates Kim Lewis to TVA Board of Directors

Madison

City Council to interview finalists for police chief on May 8

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 28, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens return to Top 10 of ‘Best High Schools in Alabama’

x