Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
A Holocaust survivor and mother, Katin's world is turned upside down by the news that her adult son is moving to Berlin, a city she's villainized for the past forty years. As she struggles to accept her son's decision, she visits the city twice, first to see her son and then to attend a museum gala featuring her own artwork. What she witnesses firsthand is a city coming to terms with its traumatic past, much as Katin is herself.
"Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning. Danto argues that despite varied approaches, a work of art is always defined by two essential criteria: meaning and embodiment, as well as one additional criterion contributed by the viewer: interpretation. Danto crafts his argument in an accessible manner that engages with both philosophy and art across genres and eras, beginning with Plato's definition of art in The Republic, and continuing through the progress of art as a series of discoveries, including such innovations as perspective, chiaroscuro, and physiognomy. Danto concludes with a fascinating discussion of Andy Warhol's famous shipping cartons, which are visually indistinguishable from the everyday objects they represent"--P.  of jacket.
Discusses strategies for playing mah jongg, covering the use of defensive tools, finding the best hand, and reading exposures, and explains the differences between Chinese and American mah jongg.
Shares insider hints, stories from the range and field, and hands-on guidance for the first-time gun owner and the seasoned veteran alike, offering advice on choosing the right gun, increasing shot accuracy, and staying safe.
"An anthology of fishing anecdotes, well-researched articles, and dreamlike musings about being a fisherman and living the fishing life"--Provided by publisher.
"In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, Nelson Jent is out of shape, out of work and out of hope. But after a fateful alleyway scuffle, he stumbles upon a mysterious payphone. Calling for help, Nelson dials 4376: H-E-R-O. With the power of the H-DIAL, an ordinary man is transformed into a range of seemingly random, extraordinary superheroes..."--P.  of cover.
"What is actually more popular than knitting socks? Knitting shawls. Learn how to make some of the most popular shawl and wrap patterns of all time"-- Provided by publisher.
Reveals the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television.
"... showcases the poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Époque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley "Mouse" Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. The book uses Grateful Dead as the vehicle to tell the story of poster art. The book follows a chronological evolution of the art from the band's origination in 1965 through Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The book is in four-color throughout, featuring iconic and rare images as well as extensive "process" material, including sketches, original art, blue lines, film, and printing plates. It also includes essays by Greil Marcus, Peter Coyote, and Victoria Binder, as well as essays on the elements of the printing process from the original art to the final poster"--Provided by publisher.
"12 hikes from easy routes to challenging ones. Trail lengths from two to ten miles"--P.  of cover.
With vivid colors, bold simplicity, and the use of stone, stucco, and tile, the Patmos house of renowned interior designer John Stefanidis is a source of inspiration for homeowners and decorators worldwide. In his own words, Stefanidis explains how the house has evolved over many years, reflecting the designer?s love for the island, his original use of vibrant color, his eclectic and cosmopolitan aesthetic, and a desire to combine comfort with style.
Presents twenty-two crochet patterns for dresses, skirts, tops, and accessories by such designers as Sharon Valencia, Tatyana Mirer, Ellen Gormley, and Doris Chan.
"Take your knowledge of top-down and seamless knitting to a higher level by learning how to convert and adapt lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques"-- Provided by publisher.
He was a maverick of American cinema in the late 60s and 70s, one of the leading auteurs of the New Hollywood whose groundbreaking films include 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection.' Now, the Academy Award-winning director looks back at his life, his career, and important films.
How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
"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.