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!

Recent Posts

Cooking by the book blog

Cooking by the Book

Join me every month to discuss different cookbooks and authors at Garfield Community Center, 1600 NW Quincy Street, for Cooking by the Book! Choose a recipe from the month’s theme, whether it be a specific cookbook, author, cuisine, etc., and bring it to share and discuss. For April, I made “Marshmallow Pretzel Bars” from No […]

0 comments

Splashes of Color

Winter is gone!  Okay, sometimes it doesn’t feel like spring. Yet. But cabin fever is over. It’s time to brighten up our living spaces. If you are feeling crafty, you can surf the craft stores for bright fabrics. These are perfect for making your own curtains and pillows. Don’t have the time, or inclination? Discount […]

0 comments
craftkits_600pxX280px.biggraphic

DIY Craft Kits to Check Out

Feed your inner crafter with grab-and-go crafting kits from your library. Plus, we share some really awesome online resources for everything from embroidery to origami.

1 comment
CLEANING 2

Spring Cleaning

March is here and it is time to sweep away winter and welcome spring.

0 comments
springplanting_600pxX280px.biggraphic

Use the Library for Spring Planting Inspiration

Use library books, DVDs and magazines and attend a whole slew of gardening programs. Use the library and save your money for the garden store.

0 comments
backyard chickens_600pxX280px.biggraphic

Got eggs? Learn About Raising Chickens in the City

 Didn’t make it to the program?  Check out the PowerPoint and handouts at the bottom of this post! The popularity and prevalence of small chicken flocks in urban neighborhoods has skyrocketed in the past five years.  Maybe you’ve been tempted to jump on the trend and benefit from the fresh eggs and animal companionship chickens […]

0 comments

View more…