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Words Into Pictures Contest

Posted by Michael Gorzka on November 26th, 2016

In conjunction with our December Collaboratory exhibit on children’s picture book illustration, Curtis is sponsoring a contest for creative reuse of salvaged library cards, turning them into works of art. Books are not the only way to turn words into pictures!

Simply choose a card or two from the drawer of discarded cards available in the Collaboratory, explore the text on the card, and imagine how you might illustrate some piece of the text on that card. It could be the title of the book, a single word, or something the book is about. You can use any medium on your card, though there will be colored pencils available in the Collaboratory.

Return the completed card to the Reference Desk for display in the Collaboratory. Cards returned by January 10 will be considered for the contest. Local illustrator Charlotte Agell will proclaim our winner, who will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Gulf of Maine bookstore.

Here are few examples pulled from past Fresno City College Library cARTalog contests:

Library cARTalog contest



Scrap Crafts: “Snowflakes” – Wednesday December 7, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on November 26th, 2016

snow flake realisticJoin staff at Curtis Memorial Library to learn how to make realistic paper snowflakes (with six points) from your scrap paper.

More than three different types of snowflakes will be taught, allowing participants to make a variety of beautiful decorations which can be used on their own or strung together to form garlands.

Appropriate for ages teen – adult.

Day & Time: Wednesday December 7, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact: Hazel Onsrud

Location: The Curtis Underground

Thank You Curtis Community! Giving Tuesday in the Library

Posted by Michael Gorzka on November 26th, 2016

bbb635bc-ab1a-4d0d-a6e1-3f1ccf55ec80All of you in the Curtis Community make it such a special place to work, volunteer, visit and participate in.

We would like to say THANK YOU by offering free coffee and cocoa from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM in the lobby.

Stop by to pick up a cup, meet Board Members and Staff, and learn what’s ahead for Curtis in 2017.

Take a #UNselfie with us!


After Buy Local Saturday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, we celebrate GIVING TUESDAY by thanking you, and encouraging you to think about and support the good works of the many organizations that enrich our community daily.

We are grateful for YOU!

Day & Time: Tuesday November 29, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Library Lobby

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219