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Like Oil and Water: Infused Flavors Craft Class

Infused oils and waters are popular right now, with so many books and websites dedicated to this new delicious trend. And they couldn’t be easier to make and teach.

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Crafting at the Library

I work in a small community library outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have tried various types of adult programs to capture the community’s interest: from programs featuring authors, to musicians, poets, ghost hunters, master gardeners and computer classes, we’ve hosted them all. However, the programs that generated the most interest were always those that focused on crafting projects. So, in 2012, I decided to try something new with our adult patrons.

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High Tech Makerspaces

The makerspace movement encompasses a wide berth from the basic to the high tech, and the free to the highly expensive. Determining what the library can afford, what it wants to accomplish with its makerspace, how best to utilize its resources, and whether partners can be found to support these efforts is incredibly important.

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DIY @ your library: A Retropeek at Teen Tech Week

From March 9-15, libraries across the country celebrated YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week, DIY @ your library. See how Chicago Public Library’s staff and teens lit, laughed, and learned their way through this year’s theme. (“Wow!” and “OMG!” don’t even begin to cover it.)