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Gift Giving Blog

Creative Bug for the Holidays: Gift Giving

When celebrating the holidays, nothing brightens and warms the heart more than giving the perfect gift, especially if it is homemade. The Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creative Bug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creative Bug also gives you a […]

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Oil Painted Place Cards

Give Thanks for Creative Bug

When I think of the word Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. With food comes family, friends, football, and a day to be grateful for all life has to offer. The fourth Thursday in November is also a time to welcome loved ones, yes even that weird uncle who wears sweater […]

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What I Learned While Sphero Painting

For Teen Tech Week, an annual celebration of teens and technology in libraries that only librarians who work with teens know of, I had the idea to visit as many school libraries as possible to paint with robots. We already had spheros: little waterproof robots┬áthat can be controlled using an iPad. I just needed paint, […]

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