CBPL release – Crafters rejoice! The duchess of felt, LeBrie Rich is visiting the Coos Bay Public Library Saturday, September 30 to offer a series of two free hands-on felting events. The first, at 10:00am, is geared towards young people grades 4-8 and will allow tweens the opportunity to create a felt item from their imagination (pizza, frog, etc). The second workshop, offered at 2:00 pm, is geared towards adults and teens 14 and up will focus on creating felted mushrooms. All supplies will be provided. Limited space is available; pre-registration is required on either the Coos Bay Public Library’s website or by calling the Coos Bay Public Library. LeBrie Rich is an artist working in wool felt from Portland, Oregon. She creates felting projects that invite creativity and play and has been offering felt making workshops since 2007. Venues that have shown her work include the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space in New York, NY; Portland Art Museum and Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR; and Albus Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan. Her felt sculptures, collages, wearable fiber creations, and workshops for youth have been written about in the New York Times, Hand/Eye Magazine, Make, the Oregonian, and Portland Monthly. For additional information about programs being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 x3606 or by visiting the library’s website at https://www.coosbaylibrary.org.