Reading Public Library’s Innovation Studio Programs

Learn and create in the Reading Public Library’s Innovation Studio. Programs are geared towards teens and adults. All supplies provided. To learn more about any of our programs, visit:

The mission of the Innovation Studio is to provide tools, resources and experts in a space that encourages discovery, design, invention, entrepreneurship, and transformative technology for community members of all ages. If you have a skill you want to share with the Reading Public Library community, please contact Michelle Filleul at the library:

The Cozy Project
The Cozy Project is the Library’s community knit/crochet group. Join the group to create handcrafted items for local charities. Open to adults and teens (6th grade and up).
Mondays, March 26, April 9, 23 6:00 pm 

Learn to Play Chess @The Studio
Come and learn to play chess in the Studio. No experience necessary.
All ages welcome.
Saturdays, March 24, April 28 2:00-4:00 pm

Poetry Workshop
Join us for a five-week poetry workshop with poetry enthusiast and facilitator, Richard Bardet. The workshop is for those who write poetry and want to share their writings with other writers. Attendees are urged to bring one of their poems to the first session. Following sessions will be comprised of writing poems with particular themes.
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 6:30-8:00 pm

Meet and Sketch
Join a group of local artists at informal meetings to draw and paint using dry media. Open to all adults.
Tuesdays, April 10, 24 7:00-9:00 pm

Entrepreneur Meet Up: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Writing a Business Plan
What purpose does a Business Plan serve? What are the key elements of a Business Plan? SCORE mentor Larry McMahon will be leading this session and welcomes anyone who is either thinking of starting their own business, or small business owners who just want to improve their results.
Monday, April 2 7:00-8:30 pm

Creative Writing Workshop: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
During this eight-week course, creative writing instructor and editor, Kristin Cooley will help you enhance your creative writing, whether recording travel memories, genealogy, or writing about a trip to the museum. Participants can bring their laptops or tablets, or hand-write their work. Registration required.
Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sewing Machine Demo
Are you overwhelmed by the different types of sewing machines available today? Come and learn how the simple sewing machine has evolved with local sewing enthusiast, Anna Demeter. During this demonstration she will show the features of a variety of sewing machines and demonstrate the best uses for each of them.
Tuesday, March 27 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Waking Up Your Gardens
Spring is here and it’s time to wake up your gardens to a new growing season. Principal Master Gardener, Liz McCarron will share tips and tricks for getting your gardens off to a great start. Registration is required.
Wednesday, April 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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