The New Brunswick Free Public Library staff is hosting an Earth Day event via Zoom on April 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to teach people one way to upcycle their old clothes. 

According to the New Brunswick Free Public Library website, celebrate Earth Day with this virtual craft program and make a cloth luggage tag from your old shirt. Please register and send an email to if you'd like to pick up a material kit from the library. 12 kits are available, first come first served. 

According to the New Brunswick Free Public Library website, if you are using your own supplies, you will need: three pieces of fabric (from an old shirt), each cut to 4 inches by 6 inches, two pieces of Heat N Bond Ultra cut to 4 inches by 6 inches, one piece of Clear Vinyl, 2 ½ inches by 4 inches (can be hard plastic cut from cosmetics, toy or food packaging, or soft plastic from shower curtain liner, underwear or bed linen bags), one Grommet, one piece of ribbon or a strip cut from a shirt, 12 inches by 1.5 inches. You'll also need a ruler, a pair of scissors (or pinking shears), an iron and an ironing board.”

Do-it-yourself recycled shirt craft

Do-it-yourself recycled shirt craft

Sandra Cepeda, a MC student, said, “I feel this is a great event to (tap) into (my) creative side, I’ll attend it.”

Pamela Estevez, another MC student, said, “I’m relieved the library will be providing a kit to those who don’t have such material at home; this event is a great way to connect and have fun.”

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