Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of crafty resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, teens and adults alike, will enjoy oodles of tinkering tasks on these hot summer days!
So pull down those learning swim caps - and let's get started with DIY for Adult and Teens!
DIY Furniture: a Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart
Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using the step-by-step guides from common materials which can be found at the local hardware store.
Vintage Crafts features recipes fresh from the countryside, lessons for safe and easy outdoor improvement, and tips for keeping your house eco-friendly. This is the ultimate home decor resource from Sweden's number one lifestyle blogger, Clara Lidström. Learn to liven up secondhand clothes, turn old fabrics into patchwork projects, and interject some 50s-era chic into your thrift store finds.
If you have a chip on your windscreen, an annoying scratch on your paintwork, or a key fob that's not working, this book could save you money. There are so many simple fixes that can be made without the need to take your car to the local garage.Adult Fiction
Black Sheep Knitting Club Mysteries by Anne Canadeo
Meeting weekly with the fellow members of her knitting circle, Massachusetts knitting-shop owner Maggie Messina is wrongfully suspected in the murder of a rival, a situation for which her loyal friends band together to prove Maggie's innocence. First in the series is While My Pretty One Knits.
Elm Creek Quilts Series by Jennifer Chiaverini
This heartwarming series centers on the Elm Creek Quilters and their leader, Sylvia Compson. There is lots of quilting talk, a little romance, and some history, seen through septuagenarian Sylvia’s eyes. Warm, well-drawn characters and strong friendships enhance these conversational and leisurely paced novels. They may be read as stand-alone novels. First in the series is The Quilter's Apprentice.
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps by Editors of Cool Springs Press
With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only reason not to build your own patio or walkway is that you don't know how. That's about to change. The inspiration inside Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios perfectly aligns with all the needs of today's do-it-yourself homeowner.
Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps by Anne-Marie Faiola
Simple instructions and great photography walk you through every step of 31 exciting recipes, making it easy to master the techniques you need and produce the soaps you want.
Our catalog can help!
Use your library card to access DIY information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals
Chilton's Auto Repair Database - ChiltonLibrary provides photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.
- Craft Ideas
- Creative Knitting
- Cross Stitch
- HGTV Magazine
- Just CrossStitch
- Popular Mechanics Magazine
- Popular Photography
- Quilter’s World
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- Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
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- Easily get program & event information for your library.
As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!