Local ice carvers will visit Fraser Public Library for a live demonstration as the library kicks off 2020 and a new programming initiative.
Fraser Public Library is hosting “Flurries N’ Fun” on Saturday, January 18, a celebration of winter in Michigan and the unique art sculptures that come with it.
“I was really looking to have a ‘celebration of winter’ program this month,” said Kristen Getzin, programming and youth services librarian. “My first thought for this program was snow, but of course snow is hit or miss this time of year for us, so that lead me to thinking about ice and all things cold.”
Owner of Finesse Ice and professor at Macomb Community College, Jeff Wolf will be at the library leading a demonstration in the art of ice carving at 1 p.m. Wolf will bring students for the ice carving demonstration who are preparing for the Collegiate Competition in Frankenmuth at the end of the month.
“For the ice carving, I started looking locally, which lead me to discover the ice carving class at Macomb Community College,” Getzin said.
Getzin also noticed an international champion formally worked for Finesse Ice and said it brings a strong local presence to this event.
Along with the ice carving demonstration, attendees of Flurries N’ fun can enjoy various winter themed crafts ad hot cocoa to warm up.
Forrester P. 2 FPL Ice Carving “Flurries N’ Fun is the kick off for the library’s new initiative of monthly themed program celebrations,” said Getzin. “These events invite the public to their local library to see all it has to offer and how much fun we have here.”
Flurries N’ Fun starts at noon on Saturday, January 18, and is free and open to the public.
(586) 293-2055 x 103
About the Fraser Public Library:
The mission of E.C. Weber Fraser Public Library is to provide equitable access to information, to be a place of connection for community engagement, and to enrich the lives of our patrons by encouraging them to explore and learn. We strive to situate our library within the community as a place of education and recreation through technological developments, personal connection, and sense of discovery. With a collection of more than 50,000 items, we seek to provide access to a wide variety of current material for the education, entertainment and enrichment of the community. We aim to provide an environment in which members of the community can come to interact, inform, educate and entertain themselves as groups or as individuals. We seek to aid Fraser community members in coming together to read the books they love, to share the interest they have, and to provide access to the knowledge and tools they need.