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Calendar image
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Check out this list of monthly events and celebrations to help with your program planning.

broken toaster
broken toaster

At Repair Cafés, volunteers make broken items like new again — and keep them out of landfills.

A program participant holds up their finished tile art project
A program participant holds up their finished tile art project
Blog by Jenn Carson

This easy, low-budget and intergenerational program uses ceramic tiles and markers to make freeform pieces of art.

A vendor selling her crafts
A vendor selling her crafts
in Program Models

For Small Business Saturday®, an Alabama library organized a craft fair to highlight local artisans.

Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.
Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.

When the Palos Verdes Library District embarked on a major initiative to serve older adults, they knew the first step: a needs assessment.

Older adults touching palms
Older adults touching palms
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Reach older adults in your community with by partnering with local aging councils and agencies. 

Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
in News

Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
in Program Models

Chicago Public Library found a way to celebrate artisans throughout history using the 21st-century technology in their makerspace.