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Care for Your Car!

Young and cheerful woman enjoying new car hugging steering wheel sitting inside. Woman driving a new car. Woman Driver Portrait at Car

April is National Car Care Month and we have the resources you need to maintain and repair your vehicle or to explore your interest in automobiles. We offer two databases, Mitchell’s ProDemand (In Library use only) and Chilton Library (In Library or remotely accessible), for maintenance, repair and wiring diagrams of domestic and foreign cars, trucks and vans. If you do… read more >>

Math + Art = Pi Day (or Any Day!) Fun

Pi Day Activity

Children do not need to be advanced mathematicians to celebrate Pi Day. This easy math art project is easily adaptable for kids of all ages. The only skills necessary are counting to 9, coloring mostly in the lines, and some creativity.    Materials:  ½ inch graph paper  Black marker or crayon  Crayons, markers, watercolors, chalk, or colored pencils   … read more >>

At Home Ideas to Enhance Learning for Elementary Schoolers:  St. Patrick’s Day

Rainbow walking water science experiment

Whether your child is back in school full-time, a  combined  virtual/school student or  an  all-virtual  learner, you may be thinking of ways to build on their  education at home.  The following  activities are a fun way to practice math, science, literacy, movement, and music  on St. Patrick’s Day.  Rainbow Shaker Wand To create this musical craft you will need the following supplies: Paper towel… 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 >>

New Year, Improved Mind with Online Resources

Artificial intelligence. Technology web background. Virtual concept

Happy New Year! Are you one of the many that has made a New Year’s Resolution? A popular goal many people choose to do is to learn something new.  If you are interested in picking up new skills or crafts, we have many online resources to help you succeed! To make them easy to find, we have… 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 >>

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 >>