August is DIY Month!

August is DIY Month at the McAllen Public Library, and what better time is there to learn how to create all sorts of projects yourself?  It’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are heading back to school.  So escape the heat, and stop by any of our DIY programs for adults at the McAllen Public Library!  You’ll find fun, creative, and productive ways to round out your summer.

Registration is required.  Click on the links to register for these programs.


Chalkboard Paint & Antique Finishes with Lowe’s

Saturday, August 13th, 10:00-11:30am, Meeting Room B

Lowe’s will help you create a unique feature with chalkboard paint and also demonstrate how to add antique finishes.

Screen Printing 101

Saturday, August 20th, 2:00-4:00pm, Meeting Room A

Join us for a fun afternoon learning the basics of the fine art of screen printing.  Bring a light colored t-shirt to get a special design printed.  One per patron, limited space.

Wire Bracelet with Toggle Clasp

Sunday, August 21st, 2:00-3:30pm, Conference Room A

Create your very own beaded bracelet with crimp tubes and a toggle clasp.  No experience needed, supplies provided.

Pet Tent

Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00-8:00pm, Meeting Room A

If you have a small pet, you know they love to get cozy!  Why not build your furry friend a pet tent?  Bring a medium to large t-shirt, and we’ll supply the rest.

Duct Tape Accessories

Friday, August 26th, 2:30-4:30pm, Board Room

Duct tape craft projects are not just for kids!  Join us in making some fun and colorful duct tape accessories.

Corona de Flores de Papel

Miercoles, 31 de agosto, 6:00-7:30pm, Conference Room B

Aprende a crear una corona decorativa hecha de flores de papel de scrapbooking.  Una preciosa manualidad hecha muy sencilla y perfecta para decorar una puerta o algún rincón de la casa.

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