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  Next time you go on your daily government approved walk, bring a small container to collect pebbles, moss and sandy dirt under the moss you collect. This is a garden idea for those that do not have green thumbs or want plants but do not have time/space etc for them as moss requires little care and is beautiful. This is also a fun idea to...

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  We've added another Eventbrite for our next resource kit: Mask Headbands!   When wearing a mask all day, the elastic straps of medical masks can rub away at the skin around ears creating an entry point for infection. In order to help protect our healthcare workers we would like to create headbands that move the points of contact from behind sensitive ears to buttons, therefore preventing discomfort...

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  DIY Mask Making   Materials: Sewing machine or needle/thread 100% cotton tight-knit fabric Elastic Scissors Safety pin or hook Iron   1.   Wash your 100% cotton fabric in hot water and dry using high heat 2.   Cut fabric to a 15“ x 8“ rectangle     3.   Sew quarter-inch edges on both sides     4.   Fold inside-out     5.   Iron the folds we’ve just made     6.   Flip it inside out and create a fold about an inch from...

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Hello all!   Are you looking for some comfort food during these difficult times? Are you looking to get more adept at cooking while you have some free time? Do you like cookies? If you answered yes to any of these questions- then I have a great recipe for you! For today's Quarantine Cooking, we'll be making a Cookie In A Mug!   What You'll Need 2 tbs. butter ...

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Hello IRL patrons! We might be working remotely for this quarter, but the IRL is still hosting some fun challenges and events for you this quarter!    This quarter the IRL will be hosting our first ever Stop Motion Animation Contest!    The theme for the stop motion challenge is “creativity”. Think creativity to get work done, to try new situations or to keep occupied during the quarantine. Pretty...

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Marbled objects are all the rage, but you don’t need ink to be able to do something cool with water and color. This project is simple, yet offers so many options on what can be done with it. For this project all you need is: A bucket or bowl to dip paper into Water Colored chalk Paper Something to scrape the chalk     After you gather your...

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Did you run out of milk? Don’t panic, there is no need to eat dry cereal or drink black coffee. With a few ingredients, a blender, and a t-shirt, you can make oat milk that stays fresh in the fridge for four days. We tried this recipe with maple syrup and had a great turnout!    Binghamton University’s Food Co-op created a great recipe for students to...

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Hello all! Has adjusting to quarantine life been difficult? Everyone progresses at their own pace, but finding a way to create a calendar and schedule is one of the best ways you can keep yourself from falling into the trap of non structure during the quarantine!  This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to consistently force yourself to be productive, but having a structure can help...

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We've added another eventbrite for our next resource kit: Clothing Repair! Head over to eventbrite and grab a ticket if you are interested in receiving a kit of basic sewing supplies including needles, colored thread, seam rippers, cloth scissors, measuring tape and more. We will be running an online workshop in the future utilizing these items for those who would like an introduction to them! DePaul...

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  Hello everyone! Welcome to another blog post about helping to create structure in your daily lives while we’re living in quarantine. Are you finding it difficult to create a study space for yourself now that you don’t have access to the libraries, study rooms or buildings?    Understandable! In this brief tutorial, I’ll be talking about the best ways to  set up a study space so you...

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