Around the Home

Thinking about remodeling, making a craft, cooking a new dish, working on your garden, or training your pet? The Around the Home section has resources from house plans to appliance repair, training your pet, cooking, and so much more. Stop by to get your project off to a good start!

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Fall Gardening

Fall Gardening

Time to reflect, reject, and re-direct!

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Feltmaking: Ancient Art or Hot New Craft?

Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.

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Adventures in Herb Drying

As a gardener without a lot of time, I tend to grow a lot of things in containers and one of the things I like to grow is herbs. I think it’s because smells are important to me, I like my environment to smell good. So this year I grew spearmint and lemon balm and got the idea of trying my hand at preserving their scents to enjoy throughout the winter.

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Save Your Family Treasures!

Preserving Collectibles: Some Basic Tips These tips all come from the book Saving Stuff: How to care for and preserve your collectibles, heirlooms, and other prize possessions by Don Williams—who is a senior conservator for the Smithsonian Institution.   TSCPL has this book in our collection—check it out if you need more detail on preserving just about […]

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A True Dog Hero Takes to the Skies

Man saves puppy. Puppy saves man. The thrilling true adventures of an airman and his loyal dog during World War II.

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Love Your White Walls

Some people like to paint their walls beautiful, bright colors. Some people like to keep their walls a nice, pretty neutral shade. Neither of these choices are wrong. White walls can be a great, changeable canvas. Anything you hang on them instantly becomes a piece of art. Furniture, pillows and blankets stand out with fresh […]

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