Chain maille (also spelled chainmail) was once a medieval soldier's main protection from an opponent's sword or club. It's a form of armour created by weaving metal rings together tightly to form a dense mesh. Today, chain maille is also seen as a beautiful form of jewelry and art. Delicate rings of silver, gold, or other metals linked together can become earrings, necklaces and bracelets combining Nordic and Celtic designs. Learn the techniques of chain maille, a process of turning small metal rings into beautiful wearable art, on Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Michael Public Library. Artist Jen Anfinson will teach participants the history and technique of this unique art form, and participants will make a bracelet in class. This two-hour class is for twelve patrons ages 16 and up. It is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Please register online at griver.org/events or call the St. Michael Public Library at 763-497-1998 to sign up.
Howard Lake Library is closed until further notice due to facility work.