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Pfab Lab Craft: Wood burning
Want to learn how to use a wood burner? Come to the library on Thursday, December 15 at 6 p.m. for Pfab Lab craft night. Use the library’s wood burning tools to decorate a wooden box, ornament or serving spoon. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. Materials provided while supplies last.
Senior Crafternoon: Glass Etching
Create a custom design for your mug on December 12 at 2 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. The library will provide mugs and etching crème while supplies last. This program is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Stay after Senior Crafternoon for senior open hours in the Pfab Lab.
Game On! Board Games
The library just added 14 new games to the board game collection! Borrow a board game to play at the library every Sunday from 1 - 5:30 p.m. Board games will be rotated each week. If there is a particular game in the library collection that you want to play, email email@example.com by Thursday morning with your request. Games in the library collection include: Apples to Apples, Candyland, Checkers, Chess, Chutes & Ladders, Clue, Coup card game, Exploding Kittens, Forbidden Island, Machi Koro, Medieval Times card game, Memory, Monopoly, Munchkin, Pictionary, Puerto Rico, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Uno.
Fire Safety at Home for the Holidays
Home fires are more likely to happen during this busy season and Travis County ESD No. 2 (Pflugerville Fire Dept.) has these tips for you on some of the most common fire and emergency medical calls during the holiday season:
KITCHEN FIRES - Unattended cooking is a top cause of cooking fires and related injuries. Remember to always stay with the stove whenever you are using it, and never leave the house with the oven on. Keep the handles of your pots and pans turned back away from the edge of the stove, so they aren’t knocked or pulled down. Always keep the area around the stove completely clear of flammable items such as hot pads, paper towels, cookbooks, and decorations.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS - Look on the manufacturer's label or box to check if the lights are designed for indoor or outdoor use; ONLY use outdoor-approved lights outside. Follow the instructions for the maximum number of light strands to connect. Replace any strand with a frayed/broken cord or loose bulb connections. When hanging up lights, use clips (not nails) to help prevent cord damage, and work with a partner if you have to get on a ladder. Always turn off the lights on your real Christmas tree at bedtime and anytime that you leave the house, and water your real tree every day.
REAL TREES – When shopping for a real tree, look for one with fresh, vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t easily break from the branches. It shouldn’t be shedding any needles when you buy it. Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1-2” from the base of the trunk. Position it away from exits and at least three feet away from any heat source.
HOME HEATING - Before you curl up with a good book by the fire, be sure to get your chimneys cleaned by a professional every year and your heating equipment inspected. Ensure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop any sparks from flying into the room. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from fireplaces and portable space heaters, and follow this rule for kids and pets too. If you have ANY TYPE of fuel-burning equipment for heating or cooking in your home – including either wood or gas fireplaces, stoves, and ovens – you should install at least one carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every level of the home to help prevent CO poisoning. Remember to test your CO detectors each month and change the batteries every 6 to 12 months, just like you should do with your smoke alarms.
Blue Santa gift donations - Donations are being accepted at city facilities. Toys are especially needed for kids ages 10-14. Thank you for supporting Blue Santa!
Blue Santa Signup -If you or someone you know is in need of some help this Christmas, the deadline to sign up for Blue Santa recipients is December 12 at the Pflugerville Justice Center.
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