crafts and hobbies

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Celebrate the Days – May

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observations every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate. I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not saying there […]
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FOUND: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Posted about 8 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Lost or dead. We often see the unhappy plight of an art no longer in use as an indication of cultural decay. We can also see a challenge. These days, […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction for Kids

Posted about 9 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Do you have a young reader who loves books full of facts and information? Check out this sample of new titles available for curbside pickup @ your local Richmond Public […]
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How to Create and Organize Your Home Library

Posted about 10 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Stressed by books? Are you stuck at home with piles of books and magazines, and running out of space? Do you want to set up a personal library, but don’t […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 11 months ago by Lisa Crisman
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nonfiction as “writing or cinema that is about facts and real events.” Nonfiction titles may express an author’s point of view. Some nonfiction attempts to inform […]
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Focus on the New: Embroidery and Fiber Arts

Posted about 11 months ago by Lisa Crisman
While Covid-19 is keeping us close to home, many folks are developing new skills or revisiting old ones. Baking, sewing, painting, writing, gardening and graphic arts are just a few […]
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10 Books for the Crafty Teen

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
Many of us are probably feeling the same way these days. We know it’s safer to stay at home but we are starting to get bored. Ok, not starting to..we’ve […]
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RPL’s Big Bread-making Blog Post

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
Oddly enough, one of the unintended consequences of staying safe at home seems to be that people have discovered (or re-discovered) their love of bread-making.  Who knows why so many […]
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Grocery Shopping from the Back Porch, Part 2

Posted about 1 year ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
GROCERY SHOPPING FROM THE BACK PORCH, Part 2 by Meldon Jenkins-Jones In the words of Nicole Johnsey Burke, the author of Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a […]
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Creating Space: Personal reflections on inspiring spaces

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about space. Not outer space, though sometimes that too, but the spaces we live in, and more importantly, how we interact with, […]
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