Explore your creativity with Creativebug

Interested in learning how to do something new? How about trying a new hobby or craft?

Creativebug offers fun, easy-to-follow video classes on baking, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing, jewelry making, and more. New classes are released daily, and the site also features downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes.

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes, taught by top designers and artists. All you need is your library card and PIN.

Getting started

How to create an account:

  1. First-time users must create an account through the Oak Park Public Library Creativebug page »
  2. Before you can access the page, you will be promoted to enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. You will need to fill in your first name, last name, and email address and create a password to create your account.
  4. After you have created an account, you can select the login link to enter your username and password.
  5. Questions? Contact us »

Most popular videos

Can’t decide where to start? Try one of these favorites of Creativebug members:

Sewing machine

Explore (or rediscover) sewing machine basics

Want some help when it comes to learning your way around a machine? Explore the main components of a sewing machine as well as how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin so you will be ready to dive into the sewing process with confidence. Watch Sewing Machine Basics »

Instructor with painting supplies

Paint fresh flowers daily

Paint a series of beautiful floral watercolor paintings. Through these daily lessons you will hone your brush skills and discover your own floral interpretations. Watch Daily Painting Challenge: 31 Flowers to Paint »

Cupcakes decorated with flowers

Discover the art of cake decorating

Learn how to decorate party-perfect cakes with buttercream icing in this four-part Wilton masterclass. Watch The Wilton Method: Mastering Buttercream »

Hands holding a colorful paper envelope

Craft your own envelope

Learn how to make customized paper envelopes with a few folds and a couple swipes of a glue stick. Watch How to Make an Envelope »

Weaving on a handheld loom

Weave a wall hanging

Express your creativity by making one-of-a-kind woven tapestries. You can design a unique tapestry of your own in any size! Watch Weaving for Beginners »