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Resources available at your library to help you do things around the house, work on your car, crafts and more.

DIY car repair that can save money! includes hundreds of user-created tutorials for many different kinds of projects. There are a lot of projects here for the gamer geek contingent. is a site where kids can learn to be makers. Sign up requires parental permission. Then kids can earn "badges" for completing projects and share pictures of their creations.

Make: Magazine's website includes many free DIY projects of various types, including electronics, workshop, crafts, and science.

Interested in brewing your own beer? Check out the American Homebrewers Association. Many recipes and tips are included on their website. Also search for local clubs.

Craftster includes message boards for many different craft types, including tutorials written by members shared for free. has free videos for almost any stitch or knitting skill you need. Great for beginners because you can watch videos over and over until you get it!

Ravelry is the ultimate social network for knitters and crocheters. Keep track of your yarn stash, find new patterns, and show pictures of your creations.

Check out these recommendations of craft and DIY books by VBPL staff on VBPL Recommends.