Americans Elias Howe and Isaac Singer are frequently credited as pioneers of the modern sewing machine. Though the very first patent for a complete sewing machine was granted in 1790 to English inventor Thomas Saint, it wasn’t until the mid-1800s – when Howe and Singer each made significant improvements in the design, capabilities, and marketing […]
Outdoor Murals to 3D Sculpture: the Annual Imaginantes Youth Workshop
Posted on by Katie Auman in Library Blog, Library Services
If you’ve ever passed by the beautiful Rafael Lopez Community Mural located on the side of the Civic Center parking structure (the SE corner of Mason St. and LaPorte), then you’ve seen the work created with past Imaginantes Youth Workshop participants. (Watch the video about the mural project.) What began in 2011 with that mural […]
Book Pedal-er Funding Needs You!
Posted on by Library Staff in Library Blog, News
Poudre River Public Libraries are always working to improve their services and their reach in order to promote literacy in the community. And now, we have a new idea: the Book Pedal-er! We Fort Collinites love our bikes, and our books, so what better combination is there? Now, to some of you, this may seem […]