Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
A collection of comics follows the misadventures of sixteen-year-old Jeremy and documents the humorous aspects of his relationships with his parents and friends
Knitters will find 25 accessories that take no more than 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn, including shawls, socks, hats/berets, mittens, cowls, and even a tank, cropped sweater, and cami! Featured designers include Ann Weaver, Carina Spencer, Heather Zoppetti, Romi Hill, and many others.
Recounts the challenge Julia Immonen and four other women accepted to row across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness about the modern day slave trade, against the backdrop of Julia's own history of violent relationships.
"... pictorial history of an enduring New Orleans legacy. Decorated with Louisiana irises and Southern pines, the crafts created by the ladies of Newcomb College during the early 20th century represent some of New Orleans' most iconic and distinctive art. Exhibited in more than 150 photographs, these pieces demonstrate the craftsmanship that established the Newcomb movement as one of critical artistic importance"--From publisher description.
The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, 'Underwater dogs.' Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.
"Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City, until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!"--From publisher description.
Features examples of twenty-three different garden styles, with advice on selecting plants, trees, containers, and garden accessories to make a garden inviting and a reflection of individual taste.
Provides both beginner and experienced runners with all the information they need to run more efficiently and with better biomechanics and to minimize strain and potential injury by describing the best type of shoes and the safest type of foot strike. Includes more than 100 instructional photos and a four-week training program.
Presents techniques and patterns for crocheting bracelets and necklaces with seed beads, fire-polished beads, and crystals.
Offers lovers of retro style 25 knitting and crochet patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit or crochet with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up. Details of the exact yarn used are given to ensure perfect results at home.
Explores the ways people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme.
"Gramma Nancy's animal hats knit up quickly for last-minute baby shower presents and are made with wonderfully soft (yet affordable) yarn. Each animal hat also includes options for mix-and-match booties to keep little toes toasty warm"--From pubihsher description.
"Traditional embroidery, tapestry, and knitting motifs from Setesdal in the south of Norway are brilliantly reconceived in this fabulously fresh collection of knitting projects from Arne and Carlos. Over 30 patterns promise endless sources of delight and inspiration: men's and women's sweaters, pillows, hats, cowls, mittens, wrist and leg warmers, socks, blankets, and so much more! Includes gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions, and pattern diagrams." --back cover
Are you longing for fresh, new surroundings, whether that translates to a weekend DIY project or remodeling an entire room? Have you been searching the web for decorating information only to be left wondering: is this the best buy for my decorating dollar? What are the pros and cons? How do I put it all together? The All New Decorating Idea Book will answer those questions and more, providing an all-in-one resource for every room in the house. Richly illustrated with 350 photos, this completely revised and redesigned bestseller will help readers fashion and/or refine their own design statements. This book will delve into style, color, furniture, room arrangements, window treatments, wall and floor coverings, storage, lighting, and decorative accessories, appealing to homeowners and renters alike, designers as well as remodeling contractors. It?s perfect for first-time decorators as well as seasoned veterans, those on a shoe-string budget as well as those with unlimited decorating dollars. Most of all, it will belike a good friend?one who happens to be a design pro?leading you through the decorating process every step of the way.
"A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--Provided by publisher.