Holiday Hours

Limited Library services on Thursday, December 14 due to necessary hardware and software updates. Details

The Republic Branch Library is closed for shelving renovations through Monday, Dec. 11. The branch will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Drive-up service continues during the renovations, Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Zines: An Introduction for the Literary Maker

Zines are homemade booklets, and an easy to make and share outlet for creativity. They can be as casual or as professional as you want and are a great introduction to the worlds of graphic design, comics, book-making, and self-publishing. More

Hip-Hop Histories

Hip-hop has defined the last four decades of American music and culture. Explore its legacy and influence with these books and movies.  More

Legends of Dance

 Enjoy these biographies and memoires of some of history's most legendary dancers. More

From Movie To Musical

 Here is a list of popular musicals that appeared first as Hollywood films.   More

A Homemade Valentine

If you are writing a heartfelt letter to your loved one this Valentine's Day, you may want to take a few extra moments to create a handmade card. The Library is a great place to find inspiration for your token of love. More

Tattoo Design

According to a recent Harris Research Study, 21% of adults currently have at least one tattoo. With so many people going under the needle, it is easy to see that tattoos are no longer stereotyped to be only for sailors and motorcycle enthusiasts. As time has passed, the tattoo has become a form of art and expression for many. More

Finding Music and Lyrics

Consider these resources when looking for information about music genres, artists, sheet music or lyrics.
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Researching Your Art

Whether you're researching a family heirloom or a yard sale find, your investigating can be rewarding. More

Caring for Artwork

 If a work is personally meaningful, even if it carries no monetary value, you should consider preserving it. The medium, or materials used to make an artwork, will determine the necessary care of the piece. More

Quirky Crafts

From origami projects made from kitchen towels to jewelry made from duct tape, the Library has several resources to inspire your next unusual art project.  
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