Adult/Teen Make & Take: Diwali Lanterns

- Available to do in-person on October 25 @ 12:00pm. (Also available as a take-home kit!)


Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with this fun, simple craft! All particpants who register will receive one (1) wooden lantern and a variety of paints to craft and design a wooden lantern to their heart's desire! This project can be complete at the library during its hour-long run time, or it can be taken home to be completed at your leisure. Whether you are doing this craft in-house or taking a kit home, registration is required! This event is geared towards adults and teens. For more information, contact Kaitlyn at (708) 748-3731 ext 31. Spots are limited!


What is Diwali?

Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year—a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Widely observed among more than a billion people from a variety of faiths across India and its diaspora, the five days of Diwali are marked by prayer, feasts, fireworks, family gatherings, and charitable giving. For some, Diwali is also the beginning of a new year. But Diwali is perhaps best known as a festival of lights. Derived from the Sanskrit dipavali, which means “row of lights,” Diwali is known for the brightly burning clay lamps that celebrants line up outside their homes.

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Registration for this event will open on September 26.