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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Gardening in the Fall – and Beyond!

Flowers, bushes, and trees aren’t the only things you can plant in the fall. Ever wished you could have fresh greens in the winter? Year-round gardening is not just a dream. You can do it, and fall is the time to get started.

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You Can Draw!

Did you like to draw when you were a child, but stopped? Here are some ideas to start drawing again!

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Citizen Science and Your Yard

Share what you’re seeing in your yard, garden, or during your walks in the park.

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New cake pans

Because everyone needs a giant cupcake in their life!

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Fun School Lunches!

The school year is starting. That means it’s time for school lunches! Sometimes it can be hard to come up with new options so that your child feels like they aren’t getting the same thing over and over again. I’m going to give you some options for how you can change it up without breaking […]

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Grow a Beautiful Garden – in Containers!

Believe it or not, it’s easy to plant and maintain beautiful container gardens. You might not think so. Maybe you don’t have enough time, energy, or space for a full garden. Or you have limited physical abilities, and/or crawling around in the dirt (and chiggers!) is not your idea of a good time. You’d like […]

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal, but it’s also the one meal that is most often skipped. Learn how to make quick and easy french toast!

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Things to do at the Green Fair

Besides visiting with our Green Fair exhibitors and picking up information, there’s a lot of other things going on at the same time. Here are just a few.

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Make-It @ the library

Woe to the lost lens cap, the single broken drawer handle on the eight-drawer dresser. Despair not! The library has your back.

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From Our Garden to Yours

Preview the Green Fair, and come along with the Green Team and see how we created seed paper that helps Monarch butterflies.

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Get Crafty – It’s Good for You!

Studies have shown that crafting has effects that are similar to meditation, and it can help folks who suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain.

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Edible Landscaping

More people are growing their own food these days. There are lots of new ideas and approaches to gardening … and the library’s Lawn and Garden Neighborhood has the resources to help!

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