Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind (May)

brush pens, paper pads and the title: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White


Do you love art? Reading? Our program, Brain Sparks, may be for you! This program is for Erie County teens ages 13-17 (or 8th to 12th grade). 

Each month features a different art medium and book. Registered teens receive a box of art supplies and a book to keep. Participants also receive a Creativebug website subscription (good for a year). These supplies are to be used at the monthly Brain Sparks program. 

There are two sessions each month and teens must be able to attend both sessions since the skills build from the first session to the second. In the first session, we learn how to use the art supplies. In our second session, we discuss the book and, using the skills we learned previously, create something inspired by the book. 

When you register, choose either the virtual or in-person option for that month. The content of both programs is the same. The virtual program is via Zoom and the in-person program takes place at the Central library. Need technology to attend? We’ve got you covered. Chromebooks and hotspots can be borrowed for this program. 


Craft:  Hand Lettering

Book: The Guinevere Deception

Virtual (Zoom) Program supplies will be sent to a designated library

  • Thursday, May 12, 4-5:30  (craft intro)
  • Thursday, May 19, 4-5:30 (book discussion + craft) 

In-person (Central) Participants get supplies at the first program

  • Saturday, May 14, 2-4:00 (craft intro)
  • Saturday, May 21, 2-4:00​ (book discussion + craft) 

This program was made possible through a generous grant from the  Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.