Posts in “diy” (13)

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Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    November 6, 2020   

by Nourishing Literacy  staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in… continue reading Making Sense of Food Scraps

By written by Shayna M.    May 18, 2020   

Before I was a Rare Book Librarian, I worked as a Stitcher (let's not say "sewer"), and have recently pulled out my sewing machine to make face masks for donation. As of April… continue reading Making Face Masks for Fun (and Not Profit)

By written by Caitlin G.    April 17, 2020    4

While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with… continue reading Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

By written by Jennifer E.    March 25, 2020    1

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month , is a creative exercise in perseverance for writers everywhere. It is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November.… continue reading NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month!

By written by Kelly D.    November 18, 2019    4

Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural… continue reading The Pumpkin on the Plate

By written by Gennifer R.    October 30, 2019   

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about… continue reading Get Creative Through the DIY Method of Zine Making!

By written by Michelle Z.    May 20, 2019    2

It's the first day of spring ... well, at least according to the calendar. Look outside? Winter still has its grip on much of the U.S., especially here on the east coast . Nevertheless, spring… continue reading Spring Cleaning in the Middle of a Winter Snowstorm

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2018   

For several weeks this past summer, a group of teens from South Philly High School visited  Fumo Family Library for summer programming. One day, a teen wondered aloud where she should… continue reading Teens Collaborate to Create Dedicated Space for Themselves at Fumo Family Library

By written by Abbe K.    February 13, 2018   

Worm bins and books alike inspire curiosity! During the summer, Get HYPE Philly! set up compost bins at neighborhood libraries , filling them up with scraps of raw fruits and vegetables, soil… continue reading Get HYPE Philly!: From Bookworms to Earthworms

By written by Khyra L.    September 27, 2017    3

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking… continue reading Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

By written by Jamie B.    May 10, 2017    6

Are you looking for a way to stay cool and get creative this summer? Perhaps checking out some of the Free Library’s DIY (do-it-yourself) books will get you inspired! For example, let's… continue reading A DIY Guide to a Crafty Summer

By written by Brittney M.    June 28, 2016