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Explore Craft Activism with the JafaGirls

at the Northwest Branch Library

butterflysThe Jafagirls are Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon, mischievous creators of public art. From August 1 through September 10, they are the artists-in-residence at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, 2410 Philadelphia Drive in Dayton. During their residence at the Library, they will offer community drop-in hours with ongoing collaborative projects for all ages.

“Our modus operandi has been to try and drag others into our mischief, whether they were adult, child, a local policeman, artists or non-artists,” says Corrine Bayraktaroglu. “We have been working together as artists and friends for over a decade. We love working with the community to produce public art.”

The Jafagirls and their projects have been featured several books, including Craft Activism: People, Ideas and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Jafagirls: A Good Yarn -

THUR, 8/25 | 7-8 PM The Jafagirls talk about public art in unexpected ways and places. Learn about the history and motivation of public art such as yarn bombing and some of the projects the Jafagirls have done.

Craft Activism Community Drop-In Hours

Join the Jafagirls for cutting, simple sewing, gluing, creating embellishments out of felt and yarn for community installations. Participants can leave their creations to be part of a Library installation or take them home. 

TUE, 8/2 | 1-4 PM
FRI, 8/5 | 10 AM-1 PM
MON 8/8 | 10 AM-1 PM
SAT 8/13 | 1-4 PM
TUE, 8/16 | 5-8 PM
THUR, 8/18 | 1-4 PM
MON, 8/22 | 1-4 PM
WED, 8/24 | 10 AM-1 PM
TUE, 8/30 | 1-4 PM
WED, 8/31 | 10 AM-1 PM
MON, 9/5 | 10 AM-1 PM
FRI, 9/9 | 1-4 PM

For more information, visit the online Events Calendar or call (937) 463-BOOK.


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215 E. Third St.
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W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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