EventsWacky Wednesday: Like Birds of a Feather, We are in this Together

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Wacky Wednesday: Like Birds of a Feather, We are in this Together

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Local CASP Artist, Darryl Dieckman, will demonstrate how to assemble a Palo Alto themed birdhouse kit, how to attract birds to your new birdhouse, and where to hang the birdhouse outside.

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Completed birdhouses will be displayed through the end of August at Mitchell Park Library. Participants who wish to have their birdhouses on display can drop off their completed projects on Saturday, August 14th.

Please have:

  • A hammer
  • A birdhouse kit (see "Important Dates")
  • A sturdy work surface (table, kitchen counter, concrete floor)
  • A piece of cardboard to protect your work surface
  • A caregiver or sibling to help you hold pieces while you hammer

      Suitable for: Kids (6-11), Tweens (11-13)

      Language: English


      • Must be registered to receive a birdhouse kit
      • Limit 1 registration/kit per family
      • Must be available to pickup birdhouse kit on 8/7 (see "Important Dates")

      Important Dates:

      • Registration Closes - Wednesday, August 4th at 6pm
      • Birdhouse Kit Pickup Saturday, August 7th 12pm-5pm at Mitchell Park Library Lobby staffed by Darryl Dieckman.
      • Birdhouse Kit Alternate pickup – Tuesday, August 10th at Mitchell Park Library arranged by appointment with Molly.
      • Wacky Wednesday Workshop – Wednesday, August 11th via Zoom
      • Birdhouse Drop-off – Saturday, August 14th
      • Exhibit – Tuesday, August 17th through Tuesday, August 31st

      Local artist Darryl Dieckman, a woodworker in the Cubberley Artist Studio Program, is fascinated by the wide variety of architectural styles found in the homes of Palo Alto and has spent much of the past year contemplating the isolation of the stay-at-home lives of the community. This event is part of an ArtLift Microgrant that reinterprets iconic Palo Alto architecture as a series of birdhouses built by the community and local artists.

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      Darryl is interested in reinterpreting iconic designs from the past in beautiful woods and adapting their function for everyday use. Born and raised in Ohio with a 25-year career in technology, Darryl is now a recovering software engineer living in Northern California. A recent graduate of The Krenov School of Fine Woodworking, his recent work exhibits an attention to detail and exacting hand work that are hallmarks of the program. A portfolio of his work can be found at

      Suitable for:
      Teens (14-18)
      Kids (6-11)
      Tweens (11-13)
      Arts & Crafts

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