Monday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., dragon-lovers who know the correct incantation (a.k.a. spell) can make one themselves, out of a goose egg. It will be embedded with gems, trinkets and found objects, as dragons are known to collect things sometimes. (Submitted photo)
Monday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., dragon-lovers who know the correct incantation (a.k.a. spell) can make one themselves, out of a goose egg. It will be embedded with gems, trinkets and found objects, as dragons are known to collect things sometimes. (Submitted photo)

Decorah Public Library's summer reading and activity program for youth age 10 and older (including curious adults) continues with Dragon Egg-making and Molas felt art projects.

Dragons are one of the magical creatures we think of as living "beneath the surface," in caves and dark places, and it is said they lay their eggs there. Monday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., dragon-lovers who know the correct incantation (a.k.a. spell) can make one themselves, out of a goose egg. It will be embedded with gems, trinkets and found objects, as dragons are known to collect things sometimes. (And just in case you are worried about this, dragon eggs take hundreds of years to hatch). Important Note: If you have small gems (must be glass or stone), bits of chain, charms, or small, non-plastic objects you would like to embed in your Dragon Egg, please bring them along.

Monday, July 1, from 3-5 p.m., Molas Embroidery: What's Under the Under Layer?" is planned.

The Cuna people, Native Americans who live in the San Blas de Cuna Islands off the northern coast of Panama, make a lovely decorative fabric called mola, a traditional folk art. They turn these into clothing, but others around the world find them so beautiful, that they frame them as works of art. Traditionally the colored fabric scraps are crafted into intricate, layered designs, using a "reverse applique" technique. For simplicity's sake, we will make some simple mola designs with felt and simple stitching, which can be hung from a willow branch as a wall decoration.

For more information on these and other programs at the library for youth age 10 and up this summer, contact Heidi Swets at Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 or youthservices@decorah.lib.ia.us.