Whether you want to remove an alternator or install a bathtub, MCPL’s research databases can help you complete your project with ease. Each database is free through the library and most are available from your home computer. Check out the list below to find the database that is right for your home or auto project.
The Red Bridge Branch offers several "home" related magazines. We have magazines which cover topics from home improvements or rebuilds to cabins and log homes to chickens in your backyard! Here are the titles you can browse the next time you stop by:
Bob Villa I am not. So, when I moved into a room with its own bathroom, I changed nothing about the architecture. However, above the sink, there is just a mirror. Lacking a cabinet, my makeup, medicine, and toothpaste tube create clutter.
I have noticed that a lot of people are checking out books on home improvement, decorating, and gardening. Perhaps, it is due to the fact that we have had such a mild winter and people are already overcome with Spring Fever. We all get tired of looking at the same color on the walls, the same cracks in the flooring, and the shrubs that look pathetic no matter what you do to them.
Have you ever started a project and thought, "Oh this will be a breeze! Just a little this, a little that, and Voila!” But in reality, it takes twice as long, or three times, or four times, or in my case, six months longer than planned?
It so happens, I started one of these projects almost a year ago. And it began simply enough – as these things so often do --when I walked into a fantastic fixer upper home with my family. Our realtor asked me "Are you sure you want a house you have to put work into and not one that you can just move right in?"
Now that the weather is getting really nice, it’s time to tackle some outdoor projects. Let the Riverside Branch help you! We've got a display for the month of June with lots of projects to tackle. We’ve got books with lots of how-to’s on building decks, creating a new patio, building a tree house for the kids or grandkids, making your own patio furniture and outdoor structures, and much, much more.
We all have some home improvements around the house that we could be doing but have just put off! Maybe, we just aren’t sure how to start them. MCPL's Research Databases, under DIY and Hobbies, has ideas for home improvement. These databases provide step-by-step project help right at your fingertips.
My husband and I own a house that is over 100 years old. Needless to say, it needs a lot of updating and improvements. Because of this, one of our favorite channels to watch is HGTV. We get a lot of ideas on improving our home but little know-how. Like many homeowners, we don't have thousands lying around to pay someone to do our improvements, so we try to do things on our own with a little bit of help from others.
Finally! After a long winter, the sun is warm and the flowers are blooming. I start thinking of ways to spruce up my home and make it look fresh. Whether you want to do some major renovation project or simply update your decorations, the Library has plenty of resources for the die-hard do-it-yourselfer.