Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"Sunflowers are bold and bright flowers that have inspired painters and designers for years. Master knitter and designer Kristin Nicholas grows her own field of colorful sunflowers and now brings the iconic sunflower to fiber life using knitting, crochet, felting, and embroidery. Included are designs for over thirty different sunflower blooms and buds in a variety of sizes, plus eight different leaf and vine designs, and a host of critters who live in a sunflower field--from birds and honeybees, to butterflies and caterpillars--a total of fifty items. Laid out like the previous books in the series, the book includes all the useful information you need for making the flowers--which needles, crochet hooks, embroidery needles, and types of yarns to use, plus a special explanation of how to choose yarn that felts well. In the "How to Work with Color" section, photographs of actual sunflowers are translated into stitched samples that give the reader visual cues on how to combine colors in their crafting. Organized into knitted and crocheted items, with additional instructions incorporated for felting, the "How-To" section includes full step-by-step pattern instructions and charts where appropriate. The last part of the book features over fifteen projects for using the sunflowers in many and varied ways, from embellishing mittens, to decorating a grapevine wreath to a felted potholder, to making a child's toy, and more!"-- Provided by publisher.
"A hilarious celebration of the worst in baseball history: The boneheads, cheats, jerks and losers who make the grand old game so fun. From a delightful survey of batters who fell below the dreaded "Mendoza Line" to a rundown of managers who had long careers distinguished by relentless losing to a roster of players who took steroids but still stunk, Who's on Worst? is a thoroughly entertaining portrait of the personalities who deserve their place in baseball history as much as the immortals"-- Provided by publisher.
The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic television series that offers insight into how the influential show reflected changing American perspectives and was a first situation comedy to employ numerous women as writers and producers.
This knitter's manual combines an illustrated handbook with 27 online tutorials, which can be frozen frame-by-frame.
Precut Patchwork Party is full of soft craft and simple sewing projects that will appeal to both beginners and experienced crafters.
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Roberston family, documenting the teenage romance and marriage of Willie and Korie Robertson, their success as a multi-million dollar hunting equipment business, and their rise to stardom on reality television.
"Abstraction has made a surprising comeback in twenty-first century art - often now manifested in previously unrecognizable forms. Not only formal abstraction but also the economic abstraction of global market and media operations are critically investigated by a new generation. Other artists have explored the notion of social abstraction, expressed in strategies of withdrawal. Echoing its avant-garde origins, abstraction has once again been enlisted in the search for new possibilities in art and society." --back cover.
Martin Hall shows you how to conquer even the most challenging short-game shots with the help of more than sixty photos of the master of the short game, Seve Ballesteros.
Prepare yourself for an Oztravaganza! Baum's classic tale provides the inspiration for this creative collection of things to make and bake for parties, books fairs, or any quest to reach the Emerald City.
Organized by mountain range, this basic guidebook includes photographs, concise route descriptions, color maps, accurate trailhead directions, sidebars of interest, and a 14ers climbing tick list.
A behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV, circa 1981 to 1985, by the VJs who had front-row seats to a cultural revolution.
Explains how a creative activity can become an integral part of a spiritual practice, with suggestions for forty handicraft projects which can be done with mindfulness and have both emotional and physical benefits.
"At the end the story begins. What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world's already ended? For Callum Israel, leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group, this is the question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-Crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the Crash, and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, The Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos"--P.  of cover
This book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned.