Holiday Craft Making

The Arts and Crafts Neighborhood is stocked full of project books to help you create memories with your family. Spend a little extra time today on a special project, big or small, and it can stay with you for years to come.

Journaling with Words and Images: Collage

A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts include writing, listing and collage exercises as well as a resource list and are available for download. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.

Crafts at the Farmers Market

I know most people go to the farmers market to find farm-fresh vegetables and homemade goodness. And while I am definitely included in that group I also go to the market to see what people create in my community. It is an amazing place to find special and totally unique items that are “not found in stores”!

Think Tula Pink for Your Next Quilt

Here is a woman who loves designing. She not only comes up with imaginative quilting patterns, she has also designed ten different fabric collections in the past few years that are uniquely hers. Tula Pink admits “I am committed to rainbows. I cannot escape the persistent call to use every single color in the crayon […]

Bouquets from your garden

Author Valerie Easton has given you permission to let loose with your flower arranging. In her new book Petal & Twig: Seasonal bouquets with blossoms, branches, and grasses from your garden she encourages you to look closely at your own yard, find what is beautiful to you, and bring it inside. The simple joy of […]

Need to Eat More Vegetables?

I’m guessing the answer is a resounding YES to that question. I definitely know I need more vegetables in my diet. So guess what!?! This is the season for the best meals ever! I am positively giddy when fresh local vegetables and fruit start showing up in the produce isles and, even better, at our farmer’s markets in town.

It's Time to Scrapbook!

I don’t need much of an excuse to start a new hobby and now here’s a holiday just to get me in the mood for something new! The first Saturday in May has been declared National Scrapbooking Day by many and the library has a great collection of scrapbooking and memory album books to inspire you.

Hand Spun from Spinner Pluckyfluff

Do you think yarn should be simple? Smooth? Admittedly some yarn is pretty straightforward because it’s sole purpose is function and it needs to knit up easy on those manufacturing knitting machines. But there is a world of fiber arts out there where yarn is not only useful, beautiful, and unique, it is ART! Welcome to Art-Yarn.

Be Crafty and Be Green

The Green Fair @ Your Library is coming up on Saturday, April 21 and it seems the perfect time to channel your crafting energy into recycling. Use what you already have on hand or what someone else considers trash and make it awesome.

Did you get your crochet on in March?

In case you missed it, March was National Crochet Month according to the Crochet Guild of America. I happen to think anytime is crochet time so don’t let it get you down if you didn’t finish all of your crocheting last month.

Celebrate National Quilting Day March 17th

Put your fingers to the fabric and the pedal to the floor! Start on your National Quilting Day quilt today. Get together with friends, visit local fabric stores, make it a service day and give back to your community. Celebrate the art of quilting and rediscover how it touches our lives.

Movie Bookshelf for Sports Fans

If your movie shelves could hold all the sports movies you wanted… what would you own? Would they look anything like this?