Greensboro Free Library is hosting a community tile project for kids ages 5-15 on three Thursdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 10, in the backyard at the library.

Emma Podolin will teach students how to make a 7.5-nch square tile. The first two classes will include carving, sgraffito, texture, applique and surface design techniques.

For the last class the whole community can gather and enjoy autumn treats as the class creates a community mosaic, piecing together everyone’s tiles in a patchwork-style quilt.

This project is largely a metaphor for the children, reminding them that despite current pandemic, they are still a part of a banded community, by coming together and creating a collective, yet individual project. A photo will be taken of the mosaic and then it will be taken apart and the tiles will be distributed to individuals to take home, each taking their piece of the larger puzzle.

This program is free. Contact Emily Purdy at greensborokids@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.

Reliable news and information is vitally important. Local advertising has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis but the Vermont Community Newspaper Group remains committed to its responsibility to serve its communities. Your communities. With some assistance from loyal readers, community organizations, foundations and other funders, we hope to keep reporters on the job keeping you informed. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our local journalism fund. Thank you for your support.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexual language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be proactive. Use the "Report" link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.