Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns, and villages where they live and travel. Packed with art and advice from Marc Taro Holmes... this self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside you'll find everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes"--From publisher description.
"Amy Katz teaches how to make seed bead jewelry projects resembling beautiful fine jewelry. Along with the stunning photography, step-by-step instructions, and beading diagrams, this book will introduce Amy's newly invented beading stitch: the right angle ladder stitch. This book will position primarily toward the dedicated intermediate to advanced audience"-- Provided by publisher.
This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life lies in death.
A comic series based on the FX television series.
"An inspirational manual for integrating sketching into daily life for artists and non-artists alike. Urban sketching--the process of sketching on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. In this aspirational guide, French artist France Belleville-Van Stone offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. By sharing her own creative process, which includes sketching by hand and digitally, Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a method of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. Sketch Your World will inspire artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children--children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays--only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown--where friendships are tested and authority challenged"--From publisher description.
Describes the father of pedestrianism's 1909 walk from New York to San Francisco at the dawn of the age of automobiles, and explores what society lost in the shift from foot travel to car travel.
Expert Margaret Radcliffe demystifies and thoroughly explains the 'why' behind every knitting technique, from modifying necklines to fixing dropped stitches and creating sleek edges and seams. In this guide, she covers everything from how to identify a well-written pattern to evaluating schematics, revising a pattern so it fits perfectly, and making adjustments throughout a project.
"Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage"--From publisher description.
The author recounts some of his many solo journeys to some of the world's most exotic peaks, told with humor.
Features twenty animal origami designs, including step-by-step illustrated instructions. For all ages.
Craft your way through the holiday season with 40 easy projects ranging from punched-tin votive holders and Russian teacakes, to your very own edible gingerbread house.
"Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women's feelings of passion and love. Kagura's insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works-- sort of-- but now Kagura is after her!"--From publisher description.
A digital revolution is underway. A global network of creative, interior design bloggers has emerged, publishing fresh and inspiring content online every day. With diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, these individual bloggers combine to create a thriving online community of trend-setters and style gurus. The digital world brings with it design democracy; with the freedom to publish whatever they want, these bloggers offer a beguiling alternative to traditional media and have become an important source of inspiration for the homes enthusiast. In her first book, interiors journalist and stylist Ellie Tennant meets the characters and creative forces behind leading design blogs, exploring their online realms, their beautiful homes and their clever styling ideas. Fifteen in-depth case studies cover a panorama of cutting-edge bloggers' spaces - from a pared-back monochrome cabin in Scandinavia to a maximalist, colour-filled apartment in California - while the final chapter offers advice on setting up your own blog. The result is a visual feast of inspiring yet achievable interiors, with plenty of ideas to use in your own home.
"The benefits to quilting with columns are clear: in very little time, you can piece together a stylish, no-fuss quilt. This fresh approach to quilting from author Nancy Zieman is perfect for first-time quilters and anyone looking for a change from traditional quilt designs"--Publisher's description.
"Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and has a family. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news--Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo to save the world!"--From publisher description.
Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips on personalizing your design, this book guides you through every step of your wine cork project, allowing you to create unique pieces every time. From wall art to jewelry to holiday decor, each of these crafts will put leftover wine corks to use by transforming the simple throwaway into stunning creations like a chalkboard menu, retro sunburst mirror, vintage cork necklace, owl zipper pull, and gift tags.
This is an another title in the hugely successful Cozy Series. It features a wide variety of projects to suit both genders and all ages and tastes and can be made in a range of sizes. There are simple projects for beginners and more challenging patterns for experienced crafters. Slippers make a superb gift, and home-made ones are the best. Making your own slippers is ideal - you can make them to fit the wearer perfectly and add your own personal touch. This book has projects for girls and boys of all ages and adults too, from delicate ballet slippers and dainty Mary Janes to moccasin-soled slipper socks, chunky felted boots and sparkly party pumps.
It's not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With forty of the area's best hikes, all of them within an hour's drive of Colorado Springs, and these information packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each hike includes everything about the trail: color photos, brief route description, directions to the trailhead (including GPS coordinates), length, hiking time, level of difficulty, fees and permits, and canine compatibility.
Quilting is a traditional skill that is making a comeback! Covering both machine and hand quilting, this bookincludes hundreds of eye-catching, step-by-step color photos; also includes more than 20 sample projects to reinforce quilting skills and to spark creativity.
A collection of the author's stories about growing up in rural Vermont as part of an eccentric family of artists and idealists, which involved self-imposed poverty, innovative living, daily lessons in self-reliance, and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the environment.
"Put on your go-go boots and get ready to "Batusi" back to the Swingin' 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them"-- Provided by publisher.