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Friday, September 13, 2013

The library. Your original DIY destination.

We're celebrating the spirit of inventiveness, craftiness, and plain old get-your-hands-dirty doing something for yourself this fall at the library. Visit our DIY page to see upcoming DIY themed events and get inspired by fun project ideas from Pinterest.

Why DIY?

It should be no surprise that DIY is on everyone's minds these days. From home improvement shows to a slew of crafty magazines, you see DIY projects and skills everywhere. And why not? Knowing how to learn a new skill and do it cheaply is a very useful skill.

We have been in the business of helping people learn new skills for a long time.

And right there in the middle of it all are libraries. How many times have you turned to us for a book about carpentry or auto repair or quilting? We have been in the business of helping people learn new skills for a long time.

Inspiration tools

Just like you need a good hammer or saw if you want to build a table, you need good DIY tools if you're going to learn a new skill or tackle a new project. We're featuring everything from events to resources that will help you DIY.

Maybe you need to research those hammers and saws with Consumer Reports, or get up to speed with yarns and threads with a digital magazines. Maybe you're looking for a whimsical craft for your kid's room. Check out our DIY page for an ongoing dose of DIY inspiration..

DIY Stories

Of course for every successful DIY project there are (many) hilarious stories of DIY-failure. Sadly, the popular Regretsey is no longer around. Buy, you could spend some time enjoying Pinterest Fail.

While sites with Pinterest Fail are hilarious, they actually teach a very important lesson. You won't hone your DIY skills unless you try something new and risk messing it up. Maybe really messing it up. But, you'll never know until you try.

Do you have any stories of DIY failure (or success)? Leave your story in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Digital back issues of magazines through Zinio are now available. Family Handyman, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Outdoor Photographer and Wood Magazine are just a few for your DIY projects.


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