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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Cake Pan Library

Have fun baking for special (or everyday!) occasions by borrowing a cake pan from the Cake Pan Library in the  Cooking Neighborhood! Cake Pan Library Basics: Cake Pans check out for 14 days. Cake Pans can be found in the Cooking Neighborhood and be placed on hold through the library catalog. Cake Pans are non-renewable. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Spring Cleaning

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

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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.

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