TAG: creativebug

Making a Zine: The Who, What, Where, Why & How of Zine Creation

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole What Is a Zine? Zine (pronounced “zeen”) is short for magazine or fanzine. A zine is a publication that is not professionally published and not officially related to any brand, series, or company. Fanzines started in the 1930s as science fiction enthusiasts wrote and published their ideas about the topic to share […]

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Grow Your Creative Talents in the New Year with Helpful Books, Resources & Programs

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 29, 2021 at 6:00 am

Woman painting, feature blog image “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have,” Maya Angelou said in an interview. From my experience, this is absolutely true. This means that including creative goals in your New Year’s resolutions could lead to a more productive and inspirational 2022. Our libraries offer plenty of ways to help with creative goals, incl […]

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Brain Stimulating Activities for Dementia & Alzheimer’s & Helpful Resources for Caregivers

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

Hands putting together a puzzle on a table September is World Alzheimer’s Month. So, this seems like an apropos time to examine how we can stave off Alzheimer’s and all the other disorders that fall under the umbrella term of dementia. Here are some ideas for using the library’s digital and physical resources to help with brain-stimulating exercises and activities. […]

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The many ways and whys of journaling

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER When choosing to journal, you may find that there is one looming question that’s liable to trip you up before you’ve even begun: Why am I journaling? Not knowing why you’re journaling may confuse your writing. Your answer to “why” will likely affect your content, your frequency, your audience, and perhaps most […]

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Homemade apothecary: DIY beauty products

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller If the winter cold and extra hand washing have made your hands slightly (or very!) dry like mine, I offer you the idea of handmade lotion bars. Instead of grabbing hand lotion at the store, you can make these lotion bars with help from our digital resource Creativebug. By making your own […]

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What we buy (other than books)

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 6, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino The philosopher Erasmus once said: “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” The Library District buys a lot of books for our 11 libraries (over 34,000 print books and over 10,000 eBooks in 2020 alone). With our budget for […]

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Trick-or-treat alternatives for an enjoyable celebration

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson I really love Halloween. Thinking up the perfect costume is fun, and then there is the excuse to indulge in sweets! You may be wondering, as am I, how we can still have a fun Halloween celebration with the restrictions we face right now. Many of us may err on the side […]

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Creativebug offers thousands of online craft, hobby, and art classes

Posted in News on April 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Our latest digital resource, Creativebug, brings you inspiring craft, hobby, and art projects. Creativebug offers daily online classes and has thousands of projects in a wide range of categories, sharing techniques for all skill levels. This resource is great for everyone—those just starting out and those who want to develop the […]

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