What is iMake?

iMake is an informal program designed for teens to learn new skills and socialize with friends! Come make cool crafts like iPod speakers and hand sewn books, and learn skills like weaving, building and cyanotype printing! Past projects have included homemade bouncy balls, needle felting, basic photo development, and recycled CD mandalas.

When and Where

iMake takes place every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library, either in the Community Room or in the Teen Area.


Fall Schedule

  • September 6: Felt rainbow geodes—Make your own unique geode “rocks” using wet felting.
  • September 13: Air-dry clay craft—Use natural items to emboss clay that can then be formed into bowls, wall hangings, key chains, ornaments or more.
  • September 20: Paper making—Recycle old scraps into beautiful handmade paper.
  • September 27: Wire plants—Using wire and nail polish, create unique flowers and leaves to assemble into decorative plants.
  • October 4: Origami leaves—Learn several ways to fold autumn leaves out of paper.
  • October 11: Duct tape bracelets—Use duct tape to make snazzy bracelets.
  • October 18: Needle felting—Use felting needles and colorful wool roving to make 2-D art or small 3-D sculptures.
  • October 25: NO iMAKE
  • November 1: Origami wallets—Fold a wallet out of scrap book paper! These make great gifts!
  • November 8: Accordian books—Make a unique book with a simple binding to use as a scrapbook or journal.
  • November 15: Fold-a-turkey—Create a turkey table centerpiece out of…a book!
  • November 22: NO iMAKE- Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • November 29: Holiday cards—Holiday season is here! Get a jumpstart on handcrafting your Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, or New Year cards!
  • December 6: Naalbinding—Before knitting or crochet, there was naalbinding, an ancient and simple method used to make fabric. Come learn the basics of this “single needle knitting” technique!

iMake is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call Youth Services at 767-7660 x 3.