TAG: DIY

My project closet: the unfinished & the abandoned

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_debbiescloset By Debbie Rhodes I can’t be the only person who shudders when thinking about their project closet—the one filled with those unfinished projects and new hobbies. (Let’s not even talk about my “healthy this and healthy that” closet with the newest and “best” diet items.) My closet dilemma happens because my body tingles with gle […]

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Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_gardening By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_FamilyMysterySolvedAtLibrary by Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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Make your own Monster Book of Monsters

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MonsterBook By Kelsey Hudson With the new Harry Potter play coming out this summer (and the accompanying book that I may have pre-ordered the first day that I could), I have been in full Harry Potter fan mode for months. Thankfully, I work with a group of people who are every bit as excited as I […]

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Library Hack: How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PerfectValentinesDate By Gwendolyn Haley Valentine’s Day is not a big deal for my husband and me. As two working parents with three kids at home, we usually don’t have the time or the energy to go all out on a romantic date. This year, I’m going to plan a low fuss, low stress date night using […]

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How to have a Pinterest-worthy holiday season without going crazy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PinterestHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Halloween is over and November is upon us, which means the holiday season is kicking into high gear. Thanks to lifestyle magazines, blogs, Instagram, and especially Pinterest, we’re bombarded with images of the perfect holiday decor, gourmet meals made from scratch, and seemingly easy DIY gifts. I’m an admitted Pinte […]

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Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SockZombie By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

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It’s in the bag!

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on October 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

BusyBags_feature Busy bags entertain toddlers and preschoolers while teaching them important skills for kindergarten. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll make several different busy bags that store simple, engaging activities for your child to enjoy. We’ll have activities, including some sample busy bags, to keep kids occupied during the workshop. If you’r […]

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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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