Decorah Public Library is offering a free workshop on making a “Tiny Little Gourd Drum Necklace” Monday, Aug. 4, from 3-5 p.m.

Spinner gourds will be cut, sanded, painted and readied for a small goat hide piece that will be stretched and lashed on the top with linen. Then a cord and beads will be added for wearing.

The program is open to anyone age 10 and older, including curious adults.  

Calling the library at 382-3717 to sign up ahead is appreciated. 

For more information about this or any other programs at the library, inquire also by email to Heidi Swets at