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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 >>

Make Your Own Tabletop Zen Garden

sandy zen garden

Quarantine and isolation got you down?  Are you finding it difficult to relax or calm your nerves in these trying times?  Are you looking for a little pocket of space you can control and relax in?  Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden with affordable materials that will give you a mini–oasis… read more >>

Meditation Art – Word Embodiment 

coloring photo

Learn how to create Meditation Word Embodiment Art by watching this video: How-to do your own Meditation Word Art Gather any paper that you want to write on.  You can use boxes, old envelopes, computer paper, ads, newspaper, scraps from other crafts.  Then, gather some writing tools that seem like fun today.  Try paint and brushes, markers,… read more >>

Zentangle Art Therapy

zentangle art

Create your way to relaxation and contentment! Looking for an easy, low-cost activity to help relax and feel creative?  Explore the world of Zentangle and art therapy virtually through the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Create beautiful works of art (like the images below) instantly, without having to possess transcendent artistic talent.  Zentangle… read more >>

Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

July 4 stars and book

What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by… read more >>

DIY Silly Putty STEAM Activity

Girl playing with putty

Looking for a way that will help kids let off STEAM? This can be done in a fun and productive way. STEAM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This interactive approach to learning is exciting, engaging and helps children to think creatively and problem solve. Check out this amazing STEAM activity for how to make silly putty!  Items needed:  Measuring cups (1/2 cup & 1 cup)  Spoon  Bowl  Dish Soap  Cornstarch  Ziplock Baggie or… read more >>