Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"Clear and authoritative instruction in traditional water and oil gilding techniques, and the use of inexpensive alternatives such as metallic transfer leaf, liquid leaf, powders, and pastes. How to gild furniture; make an antique-effect gold urn; produce shimmering frames; and create fabulous decorative items, from flower pots to gilded shells, with step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs"--From publisher description.
Helping artists catapult into further action, this guide is a treasury of insight and inspiration. Rather than focus on art techniques that build skills or overcome creative blocks through playful activities or writing, this guide walks the artist through exercises designed to develop the personal qualities critical to being an artist in the world, such as courage, the ability to look and see, and connection to the true creative self.
A guide to drawing and an insight into the minds of artists who work with the medium. Provides both a commentary on leading contemporary practitioners and a 'how to explore drawing' style approach, celebrating drawing as the process of seeing made visible.
Features twenty-four beadwoven jewelry projects that showcase movement from a simple drop that swings from chains to elaborate pieces with intricate components that spin around a core of beads or along a beaded base.
Projects include mobiles, garlands, ornaments, wreaths, and more. Each reflects the author's layered, collage-inspired approach to paper crafting.
"A young boy longs to be a wizard. But in a world where the spark of magic determines your destiny, he doesn't seem to have one. And a child is born to a ruthless, manipulative man for whom phenomenal wealth and fame are just the first stage in a plan that takes in the whole world. They've got at least one thing in common: their name. But what's the real link between the Tom Taylor who's made of flesh and blood and his counterpart who's made of words? The lost origin story of Tommy Taylor is finally available"--From publisher description.
"First impressions count, whether you are an intern or a CEO; Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace"-- Provided by publisher.
Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions, currents, and waves; confronting various marine organisms; treating ailments, such as being stung or bitten, and much more. Cox calls upon Navy SEAL training materials and instructors' knowledge of open water swimming and safety procedures to guide her research. In addition, first-hand anecdotes from SEAL specialists and stories of Cox's own experiences serve as both warnings and proper practices to adopt. "Open Water Swimming Manual" provides knowledge for all swimmers, from seasoned triathletes and expert swimmers to novices exploring open water swimming for the first time.
Presents nineteen different patterns for Christmas stockings and tree ornaments, providing step-by-step instructions for creating such decorations as miniature mittens, snowflakes, and miniature sweater ornaments.
Inspired by nature and the treasures of ancient cultures, this project book contains 24 patterns for making beautiful socks. Proving that socks can be far more than everyday footwear, Edelgard Janssen and Ute Eismann have incorporated flowers, animals, fish, stars, snow crystals, and other graphics into their stranded knit designs. Basic instructions, knitting techniques, and rich illustrations and diagrams ensure that beginners and advanced knitters alike can enjoy the process of creating these clever socks.
"This book instructs on knitted projects to give as gifts"-- Provided by publisher.
Presents the basic techniques for crocheting granny squares, along with instructions for one hundred projects that include unique color combinations, embellishments, and eight different types of edgings.
A quick-reference directory of fabric types, colour combinations, block settings and piecing styles that will show you how to design your own quilting patterns from the limitless combinations that the book offers. Organising by category - fabric, colour, design and assembly - each entry offers clear advice, accompanied by illustrations, photos, charts and tables.
The newest version of the classic fireplace renovation and design guide, updated for today's styles, building materials, and trends.
This book contains over 70 step-by-step ideas for handmade gifts. Handmade Gifts is the perfect guide to making handcrafted items that people will love. Each project is clearly explained using simple step-by-step images along with photographs of the finished item and variations on how to make each piece unique. There are even ideas for green and up-cycled gifts.
"This collection presents the very best of nature photography, featuring the work of ten of the world's foremost photographers. From the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen, these influential artists display many different ways of seeing the natural world"--P.  of cover.
An on-the-page gallery illustrated with hundreds of photographs that showcase the finest work of the contributors who have been inspired to explore the unlimited possibilities of bookbinding and the related arts.
A comprehensive guide to all things running explains running physiology, biomechanics, medicine, genetics, biology, psychology, training, and racing.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch on Etsy.com.