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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Free Art Supplies in Your Own Backyard!

Summer is a great time to collect natural materials to use in your arts and crafts.

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Slow Cookers Rock!

Have you ever wanted to come home at the end of a long day and walk into your house to smell a wonderful aroma because dinner was already cooked? I know that I have and that’s where my slow cooker comes into play. I had never realized how much a slow cooker could make my […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

The gardening season is in full swing now and the Lawn & Garden Neighborhood has a great crop of new gardening books for you to peruse, devour, pour over, dream of, be inspired by, absorb information from and spark your imagination!

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Check out arts & crafts with kits from the library!

Learn to rubber stamp, cross stitch, knit & more with an arts & crafts kit.

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Loose Leash Walking

Most dog trainers have a canine behavior that irks them more than others. Personally I don’t enjoy walking a dog who constantly pulls on his leash. I like a dog with polite leash manners, but I won’t resort to punishment-based tools like choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars to get this behavior.

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Adding Style with Trim

Want to change the interior style of your home? An easy way to do this is by adding or changing trim and molding on the inside of your home. Some of the great things trimwork adds or modifies include: creating a separation of rooms, adding a splash of color, making a room appear larger, changing […]

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Edible Book Festival 2015!

It is one of my favorite times of the year! The Edible Book Festival is coming up on April 3rd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Now what is the Edible Book Festival, you may ask? The first time that I heard about the Edible Book Festival, I will honestly admit I was a little […]

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The Cutting Edge of Quilting

The library has quilting resources for traditionalists and newbies alike.

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Thinking Outside the House

March is a time of year when the weather is even more of a wild card than usual, but it’s a perfect time to start planning my summer gardens, and naturally, the library is my go-to place for ideas and information.

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Creating Your Outdoor Oasis

Winter is finally coming to an end, and if you’re like me, you can’t wait to get started on outdoor projects. Whether you are looking for outdoor entertainment, a children’s play area, an outdoor cooking space or even a pool, we have lots of books with great tips on getting started this spring. Adding pavers […]

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The Best of British Baking

  Is anyone else watching The Great British Baking Show?*  It’s on PBS on Sunday nights and I’ve been obsessed for the past two months.  It’s just so very British – from the gorgeous estate where they set up the competition tent, to the Union Jack bunting everywhere, to the way they call cookies “biscuits” […]

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Get a Jump on Spring Gardening

While the weather keeps trying to fool us into believing spring is here, it’s probably not a good idea to trust winter not to pop back in. But if you’re getting gardening fever, I found out it’s a great time to start growing seeds indoors.

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