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Explore Your 4th Friday with Louisburg Library

Ages 17+

Explore Your 4th Friday is a program series that explores different topics of interest each month. Frequently the programs are hand on learning.  The series began in 2016 and has explored a wide range of topics: sewing, gardening, yoga, wearable technology, painting, quilling, foam props, crocheting, solar radios, pyrography, microbrewing beer, plaster casting, 3D printing, essential oils, electric pressure cookers, cricut, cookie decorating, pallet signs, inventing, drones, air fryer and more.


Contact Holly McLain at [email protected] or 837-2217 for more information.

2024 Schedule
This schedule is subject to change as needed.  


Discover a way to preserve fabric from clothes of loved or from vintage handkerchiefs with this lovely braided bracelet.
Registration opens Dec 22

Register before Feb 16
Friday, February 23  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg

Explore the science behind soap as you make your own soap.

Registration opens Jan 26
Register before Mar 15
Friday, March 22  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg

Create a beautiful mosaic design on a coaster with direction from experienced mosaic tile artists, Bonnie Powell & Cathy Webster.  This project will give you instructions for a second day of work that will require you to finish the grouting on your own.

Registration opens Feb 23
Register before Apr 19
Friday, April 26  |  6:00 pm  
Fox Hall  |  201 S. Broadway St.


Discover the versatility of hypertufa as we create a stepping stone.
Registration opens Mar 22

Register before May 17
Friday, May 24  |  6:00 pm  |  Louisburg Library


Home food preservation is a great way to preserve the season's bounty. Food must be canned properly and safely to prevent foodborne illness. Come and learn the importance of using correct, tested methods for preserving food at home to ensure your produce is safe and shelf stable. Essential for both new and seasoned canners!
Presented by K-State Research & Extension agent Franny Eastwood.
Registration opens Apr 2

Register before Jun 21
Friday, June 28  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg


We will explore the wide range of flavors and textures cheeses come in as we sample this delicious dairy product.
Registration opens Apr 2

Register before Jul 19
Friday, July 26  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg


Explore the ancient art of knot tying as we create a macramé keychain.
Registration opens Jun 28

Register before Aug 16
Friday, August 23  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg


Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks. Explore this art with scorch markers.
Registration opens Jul 26

Register before Sep 20
Friday, September 27  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg


Enjoy a demonstration of some fun Halloween makeup tricks, tips, and designs.  Presented by Meg Seely, Mary Kay Consultant.
Registration opens Aug 23

Register before Oct 18
Friday, October 25  |  6:00 pm  
Louisburg Senior Center  |  504 S. Metcalf Road, Louisburg


Explore a bunch of projects in one night. The supplies from previous Explore events will be available for you to explore and create holiday gifts for your loved ones. (limited supplies for each project)
Registration opens Sep 27

Register before Nov 15
Friday, November 22  |  6:00 pm  
Fox Hall  |  201 S. Broadway St.


Watch for the 2025 Schedule!


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Download: Explore Your 4th Friday 2024 schedule.pdf

Image of hand made soaps
Photo of a variety of mosaic coaster designs
Photo of preserved food in jars
Photo of a variety of cheeses
Photo of macramé keychains
Image of wood burning on round wood discs
Photo with woman in Halloween makeup
Photo of lightbulb with the word "create" on it
photo of a stepping stone
Image of fabric bracelet, with flannel material braided together