Anza Valley Library holds Valentine-themed craft event

Librarian Chantel Yarrow holds up a finished wreath at the Anza Valley Library’s Valentine’s Day Recycled Book Art Wreath Program crafting class. Diane Sieker photo

The Anza Valley Library hosted a special Valentine’s Day Recycled Book Art Wreath Program crafting class Saturday, Jan. 27. All materials were provided by the library for people attending to be able to make a unique works of art.

Several paper folding and rolling techniques were demonstrated by Librarian Chantel Yarrow, including the “Kusudama Flower” origami.

The Kusudama Flower is made with six separate sheets of square paper. Larger pieces paper result in bigger petals, which yields a more dramatic-looking finished flower. Petals are folded separately and combined for a lovely, lifelike floral image. Several put together to made beautiful additions to the wreaths arranged that day.

Several crafty people took part in the class and produced works of art to last a lifetime, all the while upcycling materials that would otherwise be just recycled.

An assembled wreath is to be raffled off Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are available at the library for a dollar each.

The library is also hosting a Gently Used Book Sale, where previously read books may be purchased for a dime each or $1 per bag. All proceeds help fund the many library programs held throughout the year.

The Anza Valley Library has more special events planned. For more information, call (951) 763-4216 or visit on Facebook at

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