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Art Museum Tours

Man and his daughter looking at exhibits

Art is a way to express yourself and to communicate how you feel. Art can be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and so much more. Museums hold many famous pieces of art from a long time ago to now. Below are links to some of the world’s most famous museums that provide virtual tours of their exhibits…. read more >>

Learning Library: Felting

Needle felting is a craft that sounds way more complex than it actually is. Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland or beautiful butterfly. Felting: Part One Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland with librarian Amelia from PLYMC.   Felting: Part Two Follow Amelia as she teaches us how to… read more >>

Book Stack Decor

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Hello, crafters!  This is Missy, here to help you channel your inner Joanna Gaines, and create an awesome piece of farmhouse decor!  Gather your materials and follow along to make a decorative stack of books, stamped with your favorite phrase, your pets’ names, or really, whatever appeals to you.    Materials: several old paperback books (hardback… read more >>

No Sew T-Shirt Upgrades

If you’re anything like me, you probably have more than a few extra t-shirts clogging up your closet. Some of them might be favorites that are out of style. Others might not fit right or may have faded over time. Consider getting them out of your closet and back into your wardrobe rotation by using… read more >>

International Museum Day

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Did you know that May 18th is International Museum Day?  It has been officially celebrated since 1977. This year’s theme is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.” While we may not be able to physically visit museums right now, there is always the virtual tour option – which when you think about going international, has… read more >>

DIY Birdseed Ornament

placing hole in birdseed ornament for hanging

Learn how to make a fun and easy birdseed ornament from your home.  This simple project will have all the birds flocking to your house all year round.   DIY Birdseed Ornaments (Makes 15-20 ornaments) 2 ¼ cup flour 3/4 cup water 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin (7.5 teaspoons) 9 Tbsp corn syrup 12 cups birdseed… read more >>

Crochet Basics with Sarah

A girl showing how to crochet

Hi, everyone! Are you ready to learn to crochet? It’s not scary, I promise!  It does take some time, so just remember to be patient.     And don’t forget to check the Library’s amazing online resources!  RBDigital has two crochet magazines that you can borrow online with your library card number. Keep reading for some great… read more >>

Glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe

mason jar craft

Hey, let’s make stuff! Get your creative juices flowing by making a snow globe out of a mason jar. Materials needed: A mason jar  Water  Pure glycerin  Glitter  Waterproof craft glue or epoxy  Small, waterproof toys or figurines to put inside your globe  Directions: 1.) Start by removing your Mason jar lid and decide where you’d like to place… read more >>

No-Sew Face Mask

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Non-Medical Grade Mask If you are part of the effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 infection, you may need to wear a face mask when you leave your home. However, not all of us have access to masks or sewing machines to make our own, so here is a way to create… read more >>