The 2020 Census: Why It’s Important

Reasons Why It’s Important for Everyone to Take the Census: Constitutionally-required count of every person in USA.  Determines representation in Congress and Electoral College.  Determines allocation of $800 billion each year.  Including how much police, hospitals, schools and public libraries receive.  Occurs only once every 10 years.  So if you aren’t counted, and funds aren’t allocated properly, you will need to… read more >>

National Lighthouse Day

Have you ever been to a lighthouse? Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside one? Lighthouses have provided safety to ships for many years, preventing them from crashing into shorelines.  This led to National Lighthouse Day on August 7th. According to the American Lighthouse Foundation, August 7th, 1789 was the day that Congress approved an… read more >>

How to Reinforce Your Buttons

Almost every coat or jacket that you buy will come with extra buttons just in case one falls off, but why wait until you lose a button? Reinforce your buttons so that it is almost impossible for them to become loose with wear. I learned this technique in my clothing and textiles class in high… read more >>

Breathing Exercises for Kids (And Grown-Ups, Too!)

Join librarian Chris as she shows some relaxing and mindful breathing exercises, good for kids and grown-ups!

DIY Dog Toy

Upcycle your old shirts to a machine washable toy for your pooch! We are going to cut strips out of our once loved t-shirts and braid them together for an easy DIY dog toy. Mix and match different colors or keep it all the same! You will need: Old T-shirts (I used 3) Scissors Step… read more >>

Easy Natural Weed Killer

With nice weather, weeds can quickly overwhelm a garden.  Likewise, weeding your yard, garden or walkway can quickly overwhelm you!  So if you don’t want to spend hours on your hands and knees pulling, and you don’t want to spray poisonous chemicals to kill the weeds, then try this recipe for a safer alternative to store-bought… read more >>

Grrr said the Tiger!

Happy International Tiger Day! Today is the day we celebrate and are encouraged to learn about these beautiful cats. This day is to help promote tiger conservation around the world and learn how to keep the tigers’ habitat safe. Did you know there are only about 3,800 tigers left in the wild, and are only… read more >>

Mason Jar Bug Repellent Candle

Do you love sitting outside in the evenings, enjoying the fresh air, but hate getting eaten alive by mosquitoes?  If so, you are not alone!  Unfortunately, bug repellent sprays often have dangerous chemicals, and the newer electronic repellents can be expensive.  This easy DIY project uses the trusty mason jar, along with some herbs and essential oil to… read more >>

How to Make A Campfire

Do you like the great outdoors?  Do you like the idea of camping but have little experience doing so?  Wondering how to properly start a fire at a campsite?  Learn some campfire basics here that will improve your next excursion into nature and make you look like a natural at a campsite.        Preparing a… read more >>

Bird is the Word!

Birding may be just the hobby you were looking for!   While you are sitting in your house, wondering what new hobbies you can pick up before you lose your mind, reach for a pair of binoculars! The study of birds, known as ornithology, is something you can do without leaving the comfort of your backyard. There are… read more >>

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