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Recipe Club: The Most Delicious Library Group

Once a month, twice a month, or weekly, you can have a group that loves to talk about food! What could be better?

decorative bottles, a glass, a sprig of rosemary

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.

jar of pickles

Anyone Can Make Homemade Pickles: Teaching Canning at the Library

As the homesteading and sustainability movement grows larger every year, a basic class in Canning and Preserving is just what your community library needs. Besides Raising Your Chickens and How to Live Off the Grid classes, canning and preserving is a hobby anyone can do in their home, with a minimal amount of cost.

rows of small plants

Connecting Community Groups at the Library

The library’s reach isn’t limited to just its walls. The library’s reach should extend to the whole community. In a way, the whole community is part of the library: the schools, the civic groups, the offices of local politicians, the senior centers, the playgrounds, and much more.

science lab beaker

Experiment With Science at The Library

On Thursday afternoons at the Pikes Peak Library District, when Programming Librarian Antonia Krupicka-Smith sets up her experiment, a crowd starts to gather. It’s time for Science Stop! The younger patrons come close to the table with excitement on their faces. They put forth hypotheses and you hear their reactions when the experiment plays out. The adults hang back a little at first, but you see them lean in as the science happens.

kids singing

Dewey Decibels: Teens Creating Music at Their Library

Teens at the Long Island Uniondale library create music together and discover that the public library is a great place to hang out.