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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 >>

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 >>

Boxing Day… What is it?

Boxing Day

No, it has nothing to do with the sport of two contending fighters in festive red gloves. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and a few other countries. Traditionally it is celebrated on December 26, but sometimes falls on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is often enjoyed by… read more >>

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Let’s Never Forget

USS Missouri battleship in Pearl Harbor

The day that started the World War for the USA. December 7, 1941 is the day that Japanese forces attacked U.S. soil with hundreds of fighter planes. In the end they were able to destroy or damage twenty Navy vessels, which included eight battleships and over 300 planes. More than 2,400 Americans died, including civilians,… 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 >>

Mocktail Recipes for the Roaring 20s

Mocktail Party

Celebrate the Roaring 20s (both 1920 and 2020) with this delicious mocktail drink! Sara’s Savannah Swizzle Ingredients: Lemon-lime Soda Orange Juice Cranberry Juice Grape Juice (optional) Ice (optional) Directions: Mix equal portions of soda and each juice in a glass. Add ice and garnish as desired. Stir. Or, using a tumbler with a lid, shake… 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 >>

Make Your Own Bread: DIY No-Knead Bread

loaf of bread

Have you always wanted to learn to bake bread at home but never had the time? Master the very simple no-knead method and you’ll feel like a professional baker! Today is the perfect day to try this recipe, because November 17 is National Homemade Bread Day! My go-to recipe has been adapted from one I… read more >>