The monthly Creating Community Workshop starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library. This month’s workshop is a two-part macrame class that will be continued on May 14 at the same time.

Participants will learn the basic macrame knots (square knot, half knot, half hitch, larks head, gathering knot) needed to create a project. Things to consider when creating a macrame project will also be discussed. All supplies will be provided. The second class is more advanced.

Instructor Wynette Wiles said she was introduced to macrame in eighth grade.

“I consider any art form an outlet where I can relax and express my creativity,” she said.

Participants will create a 30-32 inch, four-strand plant hanger using cotton cord and beads. The class will briefly cover the basic knots and things to consider to start a design.

All supplies will be provided. The only prerequisite is to have some basic knowledge of macrame or completion of the basics class taught a week before. The class is limited to 10 participants. To register call the Library at 586-2016.



The Library is hosting professional organizer Shannon Smith at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to help everyone with their closet organizing. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge. Participants will learn how to assess clothing to determine what works, what doesn’t, and how to enhance a wardrobe.

Smith will provide guidance and library resources that will help edit, curate and contain what’s in the closet. Having a background in education, business, library studies and museum curation, Smith began carving a small side-business doing something that brought together skills from her diverse background and her passion for personal improvement, professional organizing, she said.

For more information, call the Library at 586-2016.

These events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (