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Becket and Washington's Community Library

The Becket Athenaeum

Join recycling textile artist, author, and influencer Crispina ffrench for an evening of textile waste creativity making a sweet modern-day THANKFUL sampler using embroidery, iron-on and stitched appliques, and embellished with vintage buttons. There is no experience necessary - all hand sewn, so no equipment necessary other than the needles and embroidery floss provided. Finished work can be framed or crafted into a lovely pillow. It is 16"x8".

Need help using your electronic device?
Bring in your laptop, smart phone, or tablet for troubleshooting help with basic problems.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Using email
  • Internet searches 
  • Setting up a printer 
  • File maintenance 

We will have staff and volunteers available to help you make better use of your device. 

Upcoming workshops:

Recent workshops:

1/7/20 Cookie Workshop & Swap with Jodi & Ellen

11/19/19 Simple Berry Basket Weaving with Lee Myers (repeated 1/21/20)

10/22/19 A Taste of Safe Conversations with Ani Nadler Grosser

10/17/19 Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions with Mark Phillips

4/30/19 Integrative Health & Nutrition with Jenn Avery

4/2/19 HospiceCare Presentation with June Green

These workshops are funded by a grant from the
Central Berkshire Fund of the
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.


The Becket Athenaeum presents a variety of interesting workshops for adults!

Join us to learn something new and spend time with your neighbors. We serve refreshments!

We average one workshop per month all year long.

If you have a suggestion for a workshop or would like to lead one yourself, please contact jodi@bwlibrary.org.