Adulting 101: Ironing Your Dress Shirt

If you are looking to make a good impression, wrinkled clothes are not the way to go.  A clean, ironed outfit conveys positive attributes and a polished image.  Whether you need to look your best for work, a job interview, or a special occasion, learning how to iron is a must have skill.  If you were… read more >>

Adulting 101: Hard-boiling eggs

Hard boiled eggs are one of the easiest things you can make for yourself, but many people have no idea how to make them.  I did my research and tried to find the best methods.  I narrowed it down to two that are sure to make you a hard-boiled egg expert. Method 1 The first… read more >>

Galaxy Shirt

  This shirt is easy to make, and everyone notices when you wear it.  Try the technique with different dark colored shirts and you can have a whole wardrobe that is out of this world! Here is what you will need: T-Shirt, black works best Bleach Water Spray bottle Large plastic bag Plastic gloves Stiff… read more >>

Removing Labels from Glass Jars

After polishing off some applesauce, you’re left with the nice glass mason jars.  I like to reuse the jars, but I hate having to look at those old labels.  You pick at them, you scrub them, you throw them in a hot dishwasher, and nothing gets rid of them.  Or worse, the label comes off, leaving an icky gluey mess… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Rolled Fondant Cake

Rolled fondant is an amazing medium to work with, much like clay. It can be colored, flavored, cut, bent, molded and embossed to your heart’s content- and then eaten! You can make it from scratch, which isn’t difficult, or you can purchase it anywhere cake decorating supplies are sold, including on the internet. Fondant is… read more >>

DIY Cleaning Solutions

Whether it’s because the stores are running low on cleaning supplies, you are going out only when you need to, you are interested in saving money and using less chemicals around the house, or all of the above, learning to make your own cleaning supplies is quick and easy. These simple yet effective solutions are… read more >>

Halloween Greeting Card

Our Adult Take & Make Craft for October is a Halloween Greeting Card.  Pick your kit up at any library branch or through curbside!  (While supplies last.) Materials 2 Cardstock Pieces 1 Glue Stick 6 Foam Poppers 4 Wiggly Eyes 2 Small Circles 2 Large Circles 3 Spider Silhouettes 1 Envelope Instructions 1. Glue one… read more >>

Self-care at Home with Sugar Scrubs

Self-care is not selfish!  I have included a list of books available through the library, for DIY and homemade solutions to creating personal products at home to help you relax and take care of yourself.  Are you looking for more ways to de-stress?  The Mayo Clinic has provided 7 proven stress-busters. The Public Library of Youngstown and… read more >>

Build a Fort!

Building a fort from blankets and couch cushions is a part of just about everyone’s childhood. It can be a place to snuggle, read or explore your imagination. Your fort can be a castle and you can be the kings, queens and royal subjects, you could pretend your fort is a treehouse up high in… read more >>

Paper Flower Craft

Our Adult Take & Make Craft for September is a Giant Paper Flower. Materials 12 sheets of one color of card stock Scissors Glue Pattern sheet Clothes pins, staples, or paperclips- optional Instructions Cut out the three patterns from the pattern sheet.  Print your pattern sheet here: Paper Flower Pattern. Step 1) fold paper in… read more >>

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