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On Monday, Dec.8, Mineral County Library held the first of its Stan Winston School of Character Arts streaming art tutorial build classes. Registered students watched the online art tutorial (How to Make a Zombie Horde on a Budget taught by Bruce Fuller) on their own, prior to class.

During a two hour build class, the students “made” their zombies with professional art supplies provided by the library. At 7 p.m. the zombies gathered in the setup tents in front of the library and accepted toys from the community and sang silly zombie Christmas carols. The Zombie Toy Drive benefited the CAHS Angel Tree project.

Thank you to all the “zombies” who participated; you were all great sports. A special thank you to Bonny-Lynn Coté from Stan Winston School of Character Arts who came to help us kick off our streaming art tutorials. The “zombies” had a great time caroling in the cold, so the hot cocoa and cookies provided by Tiff and Deb were much appreciated. Thanks also to Friends for providing funds for the snacks.

Larry Grant and Hawthorne Utilities men set up traffic cones to mark off an area in our parking lot for the toy drive. We appreciate your help! Thank you to staff, Jessika, and Casey for getting everything set up and ready and for helping to make the prosthetic pieces. Also, thank you Casey Oberhansli for filming the event. His work is going to be used by the Stan Winston School as a promo, for us and them! We are the first library in the United States with this program. This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives. Their grants help us to bring special programs to this community. If interested in participating in the streaming art tutorials and future build classes, contact library director Courtney Oberhansli at 945-2778.