Logan Libraries will be holding workshops and they are focused on being budget-friendly this holiday season for families to enjoy.

The city’s libraries will be hosting a series of workshops aimed at making the festive season a joyful but less expensive time.

The program revolves around do-it-yourself (DIY) options that are about giving from the heart when planning budget-friendly meals, decorations, gifts, and activities.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said Logan Libraries would share some interesting DIY ideas with the community on how to celebrate Christmas 2022 without breaking the bank.

“We understand many people are facing increasing cost-of-living pressures currently and we want to show them how they can still enjoy the festive season within a budget,” Cr Koranski said.

“In the past, people mostly made homemade gifts for Christmas as these were both cost-effective and from the heart.

“By returning to these ways, it still allows people to celebrate in a way they can budget for.

“We invite everyone to get ready for the Christmas countdown by attending our fun, friendly and easy crafting workshops.”

The workshops on offer during November and December include:

Planning for a very merry budget-friendly Christmas

Valerie Pearson, of Green Living Australia, will provide people with tips on how to save money and still have a fun and affordable festive season.

Budget-friendly tips for meals, decorations, gifts, and activities will be delivered during the workshop at Marsden Library on Saturday, November 26 (1.30pm to 3pm).

Create and craft for adults

Participants will get to make a Christmas tree from recycled materials along with some other craft activities.

Workshops are at Logan North Library on Saturday, December 3 (10.30am to 12pm) and at Logan West Library on Monday, December 5 (10am and 11am).

Free summer holiday reading

Anyone hoping to get a new device as a Christmas gift can attend a how-to workshop at Logan Libraries.

Participants can learn how to use their Logan Libraries membership to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks onto their own devices.

Workshops are at Logan North on Tuesday, November 29 (10.30am to 11.30am) and at Logan Hyperdome Library on Wednesday, November 30 (10.30am and 11.30am).

Make do Christmas craft

City of Logan artist Mary Elizabeth Barron will demonstrate how to craft some rustic Christmas charm in this free workshop at Mayes Cottage at Kingston.

Inspired by our ancestors’ thriftiness and resourcefulness, participants can create a beautiful decoration for their home or to give as a gift.

There are four workshop sessions available for adults and children eight years and over:

  • Saturday, December 3 – 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, December 15 – 12pm to 1pm

Bookings are essential for all workshops and can be made online at Events – Logan City Council Libraries (loganlibraries.org)

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