How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Etsy_GuestAuthor By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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How to sell on Etsy

Posted in News on August 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EtsyClass Want to sell your handmade goods and vintage items online, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of setting up your own Etsy shop, listing your items online, and posting listings to social media so that your items get the attention they deserve. Then find out how to use the site as a seller and protect yourself against […]

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Summer beverages: your library on the rocks

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerBeverages By Gwendolyn Haley The 641s is one of my favorite sections of the library to browse. For those of you not quite as familiar with the Dewey Decimal System, that’s also known as the cookbook section. There is always something new and delicious to check out, especially during this time of year when the grilling […]

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Novel Ideas: DIY Book Crafts for All Skill Levels

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Hand with scissors cutting book isolated on white background By Kelsey Hudson Bookworms beware—some books were harmed in the making of this blog! As a librarian and a giant bookworm myself, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have more than a few books hiding around my apartment, many that haven’t seen daylight in ages.  Although donation is tempting, I’ll admit they’re […]

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Mary, Mary, Gardener Extraordinary

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MaryMary_Garden By Gwendolyn Haley I recently sat down for lunch with my dear friend Mary. While Mary is the last person I’d call contrary—her garden grows and grows. Mary has transformed her standard small city lot into a lush fruit and vegetable paradise. What got you started gardening?   Years ago, my elderly neighbor brought over a […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Tinkerers, Makers, and DIYers

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on November 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Brian Vander Veen When people hear that I’m a librarian, they frequently assume that I’m a big reader. And I love a good novel, no doubt, but I can be easily distracted, lucky to finish a book in a month’s time, and my genre tastes are largely confined to some combination of wizards and […]

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Avoiding Pinterest Pitfalls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pinterest By Kelsey Hudson Confession time: I love cookbooks, craft ideas, DIY blogs, and all things creative; I read them like they’re Pulitzer-worthy novels. In the last couple of years however, Pinterest has taken that love to a new level. At any given time, I‘m working on two to three projects and have half a dozen […]

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Put ‘Em Up: Small Batch Canning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Small Batching Canning By Kim Harshberger If hearing that someone cans conjures up images in your mind of dirt-packed cellars filled to the ceiling, you’re not alone. I too had that thought when I embarked into the world of canning. I would can all the things like Erica of Northwest Edible Life. This chick is hardcore and I […]

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Winterizing 101

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Winterizing101 As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, it’s the right time to think about getting your home ready for winter. Annette from Avista, will show you some easy ways to insulate (lowering your heating bills in the process), Dean from Banner Fuel, will teach you how to get your heating system ready for a new […]

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Incidental Gardener

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardener by Amber W. I never meant to be a gardener. It sort of just happened after I had my first kid. Before children, 10 out 12 summer weekends were spent traveling, but then I found myself at home way more often. It started out with tearing down an old fence and I found myself with […]

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