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Cindy C.

Cindy Christani (Miss Cindy) has been circulating in Ohio libraries for many years. Currently she works at the Canfield Unit. She creates programming for all ages because while she likes the little ones, her passion is making ‘stuff’. Cindy’s husband requests that you do not show or tell her about any new ‘stuff’.  But Cindy knows you will bend her ear, and she will turn it into a program lickety-split! 

The Latest From Cindy C.

Cooking with the Library—Corn Flake Cookies

corn flake cookies on counter

I believe I found this recipe as a teen on a Kellogg’s Corn Flake box, and have been making it every so often, ever since.  It is the perfect cookie.  Not too sweet, soft in the middle and crispy on the edges.  It can take just about any add-in you might imagine.  Try coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter,… read more >>

Chalk Paint Fun

Decorate furniture with chalk paint

Give your old furniture new life with Chalk Paint. Items needed: An item to paint Chalk paint Chalk paint wax color and clear Paint brushes Steel wool or sand paper Masking tape Waxing brush Polishing cloths Directions: 1. Select an item to paint.  It should be structurally sound and clean. Tape off any glass that… read more >>

Let’s Go Sew! Using a Sewing Machine

Let's Go Sew

Whether doing clothing alterations or making something fun, having a sewing machine opens new horizons of possibilities. Even an old machine can make things new! We all eventually need things a bit smaller or larger, and we all hate paying for it.  Both the cost and the simplicity of doing many of the things yourself… read more >>

Let’s Go Sew!

Let's Go Sew

Save Money doing Alterations Yourself  Clothing alterations.  We all eventually need things a bit smaller or larger, and we all hate paying for it.  Both the cost and the simplicity of doing many of the things yourself will be exciting.  Even if you have never sewn, you can get professional looking results by following some… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Oh, Fudge!

fudge picture

Oh, Fudge!  Chocolate, peanut butter, maple, toffee and vanilla.  All the flavors we know and love, all become a fantastic fusion in fudge.    What is fudge?  It is a type of candy created by mixing sugar, milk and butter to 240 degrees F.  Beating it as it cools creates a smooth and creamy solid, harder than frosting, and softer than… read more >>

Poinsettia Window Cling

poinsettia window cling craft

Our Adult Take & Make Craft for December is a Poinsettia Window Cling.  Pick up your kit at any library branch or through curbside!  (While supplies last.) Materials paper pattern sheet protector glue based paint: green, red, black and yellow paint brush Instructions 1. Insert the paper pattern into the sheet protector. Using the black… read more >>