Hooking and Stitches Crochet Program to Be Held Sunday, December 2, at Central Library

 Gelenda Norman, Hooking & Stitches instructor

What: Hooking and Stitches, a crochet/knitting program
When: Sunday, December 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library Story Castle on the Second Floor
Details: Open to both novice crochet/knitters and those with experience in fiber art. For more information, contact Gelenda Norman at 205-226-3655 or by email at gmnorman@bham.lib.al.us

If you want to learn how to make scarves, hats and accessories as holiday gifts or to bless the homeless and others during the winter season, make plans to take advantage of Hooking and Stitches, a free crochet-knitting program being held this Sunday, December 2 at the Central Library.

The class, taught by Gelenda Norman of Central’s Youth Department, is open to both novices as well as experienced knitters. Norman said the workshop is a good way to learn a skill for those desiring to bless children in area shelters and poor families facing the challenges of winter.

“We will also make items that raise awareness of issues such as breast cancer, anti-bullying, as well as the babies and children in Children's Hospital receiving long-term care,” Norman said.

Norman, who began the monthly class in October, hopes Hooking and Stiches will be a vehicle for area crochet artists to share their artistry and create pieces for display throughout Birmingham.

“We will also just gather together to just plain hook and chat, stitching up new friendships,” she said.

Hooking and Stitches is among nearly 100 free holiday programs being held at BPL’s 19 locations through Christmas. For a listing of some of BPL's holiday programs, click here.