In honor of Veterans Day, the City of Santa Maria Public Library will host a guided activity on making paracord bracelets.
The meeting will take place on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, at 3:30 p.m. through Zoom video conferencing.
All who serve in the armed forces use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 pounds of weight.
These bracelets can be used in an emergency to secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, substitute for sewing thread to repair gear, or as emergency sutures to close a wound, fishing line, etc.
The Library will have a limited number of kits for patrons. Each kit will contain six feet of paracord, a set of buckle release clips and instructions.
Patrons may register on the Events Calendar at www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library or by calling the Public Library at (805) 925-0994.
The paracord making kits and the Zoom presentation are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.