Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
The author spent an all-access year embedded with the Garmin-Cervélo professional cycling team and writes of personal dramas, difficult decisions and public celebrations.
"Big city. Big style. Discover knitting that's fashionable yet timeless. Knit for uptown or downtown with a trend-setting New York City designer. With these 20 polished, sophisticated projects, knitwear designer Melissa Wehrle has created a collection that perfectly reflects the rhythm, flavor, and drama of city life. From a chunky cabled sweater and hat to a beautiful tunic and gossamer cardigan, Melissa's designs are beautifully shaped, expertly finished, and ready to be shown off on the street. They feature a variety of construction and finishing techniques, including knit-in pockets, tabs, button details, slip-stitch edgings, and small slits and pleats. Projects are divided along three themes: Heart of the City- Designed for those who enjoy sleek midtown in mind. Urban Bohemia- The downtown bohemian goddess will love these looks. City Gardens- Made to inspire a sense of tranquility. These three looks balance out a complete picture of the modern woman. What more could a city knitter need?"-- Provided by publisher.
Eighteen quilts from popular bloggers.
Follows the adventures of Doctor Stephen Strange as he embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career--to solve an attempted murder on his own life.
The author, film reviewer for the Denver post's "YourHub" section, offers a survey of contemporary American film.
"This definitive look at the outlaw country music movement follows the stories of three legendary icons - Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson - as they redefined country music in the late '60s and early '70s, set in the rich backdrop of Nashville"--Provided by publisher.
The kingdom of the Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.
An extensive collection of Springsteen's spoken words over the past 40 years. It includes interviews, speeches, and features.
A history of American burlesque in the early 20th century as told through interviews with former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, comedians, and club owners.
Features step-by-step instructions for creative projects fathers can do with their children, including making eggshell cupcakes, a rope swing, and a fruit crate scooter.
"Ceramics education is something that is typically taught in a classroom studio, where a teacher first explains a series of intricate and subtle movements, and then demonstrates them for the students. The student then sits down at a potter's wheel and attempts to replicate the techniques, but often with less than perfect results. To help both beginner and more advanced potters overcome some of the most common frustrations, Simon Leach has picked up where most classes fall short, creating more than 800 homemade videos available on YouTube that clearly demonstrate core techniques. Lively, informative, and full of original tips and techniques, Simon's videos have lit the ceramics world on fire, becoming a must-see supplement to most potters' educations. But therein lies the hitch--most potters don't want to take a laptop into a ceramics studio, so they must watch the video before or after class and hope to remember the tip as they work. Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook is meant to overcome this obstacle, encapsulating all of Simon's basic techniques in one easy-to-carry book, from studio design and set-up to basic throwing techniques, to adding appendages, trimming, glazing and firing. Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook is perfectly suited for the studio, as it is portable, and the concealed wire-o binding will help the book lay flat and stand up. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be noticed in a video. Plus the book includes a DVD with many of Simon's YouTube videos; callouts throughout the book tell readers which video goes with each section, so they can both read and examine the technique in the book, and also watch the technique in real-time"-- Provided by publisher.
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.
Chronicles the golden age of running in the 1970s by looking at the lives, careers, and achievements of three famous runners who inspired sedentary Americans to start moving.
Renowned interior designer Eric Cohler infuses traditional forms with the unexpected. He has been dubbed "The Mixmaster" by shelter magazine editors for his ability to seamlessly blend high-and low-end pieces to create classic spaces that are fresh and comfortable without being complicated. This volume, inspired loosely by the perennial classic Billy Baldwin Decorates, gives readers dozens of examples of well-appointed, luscious rooms while pointing out to them in a lively, engaging, and--most importantly--encouraging way tips to try at home. Eric Cohler is able to juxtapose his extensive classical education in art and architecture with a desire to create modern spaces that transcend trend. The volume will be illustrated with 160 images of his own work, and each image of a finished room will be presented not as merely aspirational, but as a real example of a design tip or trick that readers should try at home. Approximately 50 inspirational images drawn from the work of famous interior designers of the past, works of art, fashion, and travel shots taken by Cohler himself will also be included in order to get readers thinking about the things that inspire them, and to show how including elements of these in their own homes make for the most satisfying interiors. He teaches readers to "see" and identify whether an object--of any price--has inherent value. Cohler truly seeks to create a volume that is a primer on how to live well through the power of passion. Cohler's ability to connect with the reader stems directly from his frequent lectures to design-enthusiast audiences across the country. In November 2010, he was appointed the Ambassador of Creativity and Spirituality to the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, where he spoke to world leaders about the need to continue funding for the arts worldwide.
A comprehensive literary biography of the creators of the Superman character draws on a decade of research and new discoveries to provide coverage of such lesser-known topics as the real inspiration for Lois Lane, Siegel's secret work during World War II and the story behind Siegel's father's suspicious death.
Doors drummer Densmore recounts his legal fight to stop the remaining members' use of the band's name and music.