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Creative You! Textured Yarn Wrap Napkin Rings

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 Attention Crafty Adults!  Made for crafters of all levels, each kit contains step-by-step instructions and various supplies needed for the crafts’ creation. Hopefully you’ll have some of the basic craft supplies that may not be included in the kits such as a pair of scissors, a hole punch, glue stick, or a hot glue gun. Download the Textured Yarn Wrap Napkin Rings tutorial For this project, you'll be making  Textured Yarn Wrap Napkin Rings . Kits will be available starting at 10am on Monday, November 30 at the  Gibson Library  and  Paseo Verde Library  during  curbside pickup hours . We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post.  Interested adults can pick-up a Crafty Adults --  Creative You!  craft kit at the Gibson Library or Paseo Verde Library during  curbside pickup hours . W

Sip and Steep: Cold Brew at Home

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  Sip & Steep -  Cold Brew Coffee Cold Brew is a great way to make bold coffee without the use of brewer. All you need is time and a strainable container.  Cold Brew has been around for ages, but only over the past few years has it grown in popularity. The brewing process yields a few different benefits: less acidity, more caffeine, bolder flavor, and is simple to make! Recipe for Overnight Cold Brew: Ingredients   1 Cup Coarse Ground Coffee 3 Cups Filtered Water, Cool or Room Temp. Milk or Sweeteners (optional) Tools Sealable Container (We recommend Mason Jars!) Cheese Cloth, Stainless Steel Filter, or Coffee Filters Container or Pitcher (for strained coffee) Glasses (for serving) Instructions Pour coffee into a Mason Jar Add 3 cups of water, making sure to wet all the grounds Stir the grounds to immerse all the coffee Let sit for 12-24 hours Remove the grounds by straining the mixture over a coffee filter, fine strainer, or cheese cloth.  Serve over ice with milk and su

Creative You! Paper Pumpkins

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Attention Crafty Adults! Made for crafters of all levels,  each kit contains a step-by-step guide and  various supplies needed for  the crafts’ creation. Hopefully you’ll have some o f the basic craft supplies that may not be included in the kits  such as a pencil, ruler, or a hot glue gun. This month's  Creative You!  project is a  3D Decorative Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece  and  will be available starting at 10am on  Monday, November 16  at the  Gibson Library and Paseo Verde Library. Click here to download the 3D Decorative Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece tutorial We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post.  Interested adults can pick-up a Crafty Adults --  Creative You!  craft kit at the Gibson Library or Paseo Verde Library during  curbside pickup hours . While supplies last. 

Sip & Steep: Making Green Tea and Matcha at Home

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Sip and Steep - Matcha & Green Tea Nothing captures that feeling of wellness like a steamy cup of green tea. This ancient beverage offers many health benefits and couples well with various flavors like ginger, mint, and jasmine. Latte lovers are likely to crave the earthy flavors of Matcha, which pair nicely in ice cream, milk shakes, and even baked goods.  Matcha and green tea have less caffeine than coffee and black tea, but offer more antioxidants and a general sense of calm.  Habitual green tea drinkers may experience lower blood sugar, increased brain function, and improved blood flow. Green tea is a relaxing replacement for high jitter coffee beverages. Matcha vs. Green Tea Leaves Matcha means "powdered tea" and is actually finely ground green tea leaves.  Because the leaves are consumed, rather than steeped, Matcha has a more robust flavor and more caffeine than green tea leaves. Traditional Matcha is blended with a bamboo whisk to increase the foam and dissolve th

November Teen Service Club Project

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It's time to get in the giving spirit with the new Teen Service Club project: holiday greeting cards for Henderson senior centers. Kits for this project will be available beginning November 2 via curbside pickup at each Henderson Libraries location.  Youth ages 11-17 can use their artistic skills to create holiday greeting cards that will go to a senior citizen when they receive Meals on Wheels or another delivery from the Downtown Senior Center and the Heritage Park Senior Center. Get creative, and  color, coll age, decoupage, paint, or use anything else to make this holiday a little more special for the person who will receive your card. Please do not sign cards with personal names.  Please take your time on this project to make it extra special. Each kit includes materials to make 2 cards, along with some decorative items to get you started. You will receive 30 minutes of service time for each card.  Turn in completed cards by November 30, 2020. Special instructions for 2020: 

"No-Pressure" Heritage Park Senior Book Club

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"No-Pressure" Senior Book Club Join our "No-Pressure" Senior Book Club virtual meetings on Zoom! This book club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Questions?  Contact Cristi Burroughs at  cburroughs@hendersonlibraries.com . Our next meeting will be November 18th and we'll be discussing " The Only Woman in the Room " by Marie Benedict . You can download a digital copy of this book through the library resource Hoopla . You may have also noticed that we ’ve added "No-Pressure" to this book club title. We want our senior patrons to feel welcome joining the discussion -  no pressure! Even if you haven't had the chance to read the chosen title for the month, or perhaps you've been reading a different title that you'd like to share with the group...we hope you'll join us for the conversation. After discussing the chosen book club title, patrons can have a few minutes (limited to 10 minutes per person) to share wi

Surprise Craft! Halloween Yarn Garland

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Attention Crafty Adults! Made for crafters of all levels,   each kit contains a step-by-step guide and  various supplies needed  for  the crafts’ creation.  Hopefully you’ll have some of the  basic craft supplies  not included in this kits,  such as scissors, a hole punch, glue stick, and a hot glue gun. This Surprise!   craft kit project is a Halloween Yarn Garland and will  be available starting at 9am on  Monday, October 26  at the  Gibson Library.  Click here to download the Ghost & Pumpkin Halloween Garland Tutorial We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post. Interested adults can pick-up  a Crafty Adults --  Surprise!   craft kit at the Gibson Library during  curbside pickup hours . Please limit one kit per adult. 

Creative You! Mini Braided Pumpkin

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Attention Crafty Adults! Made for crafters of all levels,  each kit contains a step-by-step guide and  various supplies needed for  the crafts’ creation. Hopefully you’ll have some o f the basic craft supplies that may not be included in the kits  such as a pencil, ruler, or a hot glue gun. This month's  Creative You!   kit project is a Mini Braided Foam Pumpkin and will be available starting at 9am on  Monday, October 19  at the  Gibson Library. Click here to download the Mini Braided Foam Pumpkin Tutorial We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post.  Interested adults can pick-up a Crafty Adults --  Creative You!   craft kit at the Gibson Library during  curbside pickup hours . Please limit one kit per adult .

Book Bundles & More!

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Do you need help finding books for your kids? We have a couple options for you! Our book bundles featuring 3-5 books selected by our staff based on age or reading level (picture books, chapter books, young adult, etc). When you stop by curbside pickup to grab your holds, just ask for a book bundle. We have them for adults, too, in a variety of genres like suspense, romance, and sci-fi. Think of it as a blind date with a book! Want something more specific? Fill out a request form for picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books for kids, and our Youth Services team will handpick up to 10 books and place them on hold for you. Picture Books: https://picturebooksforkids.questionpro.com/ Chapter Books: https://chapterbooksforkids.questionpro.com/ Non-fiction Books: https://nonfictionbooksforkids.questionpro.com/

Books & Beer

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Hello and welcome to October!    This month we will be looking at books specifically about beer!   Please remember to drink responsibly.   If you are a beer connoisseur, you are probably already aware of Oktoberfest and National American Beer Day. If not, those are just the two of many celebrated events around the world. Oktoberfest was originally a horse race to honor Prince Regent Ludwig of Bavaria, the later King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxony- Hildburghausen  in October of 1810 for their upcoming nuptials. This event was created by Andreas Michael  Dall’Armi , Member of the Bavarian National Guard, who would later in 1824 be awarded the first citizens gold medal for inventing ‘Oktoberfest’. Internationally Oktoberfest is celebrated from September until the first Sunday of October for a total of 16 days.    The National American Beer Day is observed October 27 th  and celebrates all American Beers produced by more than 3,000 breweries in America. The most common beer style