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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 >>

Bullet Journaling

craft supplies

Intrigued by the hot new creative trend of Bullet Journaling?  Learn how to create a personalized and organized “Bullet Journal.”  Part planner, part diary, you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.  Dot grid notebooks and some simple supplies are available as this month’s Adult Take & Make kit. (While supplies… read more >>

COVID-19 Journal Project

writing journal

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County would like to encourage Mahoning Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through writing, drawings, photographs, or other methods of expression. Our library has a great Local History collection and we would like to create a journal of written or… 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 >>

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 >>

Celebrate Diwali

Diwali oil lamp

 This November 14th marks the start of Diwali! Diwali is a 5-day Indian holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The word comes from Sanskrit dīpāwali meaning “row of lights.” This celebration is significant for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists. Each religion has different teachings surrounding the holiday, but for all it is a time to celebrate the light of… read more >>