creativebug: Arts and Crafts Classes

NOTE: Access to this resource has ended as of 31 July 2022.

As the pandemic has demonstrated, many of us have rediscovered the satisfaction and stress relief of making–whether it’s baking sourdough bread, knitting a scarf, or making a holiday ornament from materials around the house.

White Plains cardholders can now enjoy unlimited access to creativebug, a site that offers thousands of art and craft classes by well-respected designers and instructors who bring years of practice, tried-and-true teaching methods, and the ability to demonstrate every step clearly. Simply create an account using your email address and password of your choosing, and you are on your way. Please note that if you are accessing creativebug from home, you will first be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN to get to creativebug.

Among the many topics covered are sewing, knitting, drawing and painting, cake decorating and paper crafting. New content is added regularly, and a Daily Practice Series (one new class each day of the month) will inspire the beginner as well as the seasoned crafter.

And don’t forget to check the Library’s online calendar for upcoming arts and crafts programs by guest presenters or staff. Our recent Quick n Easy series have included crocheting, glass painting, sewing, and origami–with more slated for this fall.

We welcome suggestions for workshops of interest to you.
Send them to Library Director Brian Kenney at

Access creativebug here.

Access to this resource is made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.
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  1. Barbara Noonan

    Hi there,

    My name is Barbara and I’m writing from Camano Island, Washington. My sister-in-law and best friend Deb, is currently living with her sister Ellen in White Plains. Deb is a vibrant, funny 72 yo who unfortunately has early stage dementia. This woman can beat anyone at SCRABBLE and has a vocabulary that’s most impressive.

    Deb used to be able to crochet and now seems to have forgotten how to start a hat. She’s got the yarn, the hooks and yet my sweet friend needs gentle push on re-learning this.

    Is there someone who lives locally of any age that would want to chat and teach with Deb? I’d be happy to coordinate this though I must add, Deb is not a morning person.

    By the way – you may recognize Deb and her sister Ellen Trost as they are in library frequently.

    Thanks for your time. Barb

    • Kristen, Adult Librarian

      Hi Barbara,

      Right now we’re in talks to possibly start a crafting circle which would include someone (me mainly) who has knowledge of crochet – though this would be more in a group setting either online or in person at the Library. I’m not sure that’s what you’re looking for, though – are you hoping someone could come to Deb? Feel free to respond via my email

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