July 4 - All libraries will be closed for Independence Day.
New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
A training guide for the most popular race distances, including the 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Balancing training and recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and training over age 40.
"Featuring interiors that exemplify the beauty and simplicity of small-space design, 150 Best Mini Interior Ideas is the latest volume in the bestselling 150 Best series. Composed of stunning photographs, floor plans, and insightful text, this book will help you discover how architects and designers from around the world work within a confined square footage to create innovative living spaces. 150 Best Mini Interior Ideas profiles a diverse range of homes, from rural and urban constructions to town houses and renovations. It reveals how to utilize walls, floors, and furniture to make a small room appear large, and it shares other methods and decorating tricks to inspire homeowners and designers. Secret storage systems, convertible furniture, and mindfulness of materials combine to create unique and flexible homes. This extensive collection celebrates functional, striking design meant to maximize the most minimal of spaces"--Inside jacket.
Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if they're embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials?from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper?and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.
How to create a home that is beautiful, comfortable and welcoming yet also meets the many demands of busy day-to-day family life.
"Whatever your style, Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks will inspire you to look at your home in a new way and transform something mundane into something fabulous"--Dust jacket.
Published to coincide with the film's 50th anniversary, an ultimate fan book shares behind-the-scenes facts about The Sound of Music's filming in Austria and Hollywood and incorporates new interviews with production insiders, including Johannes von Trapp.
"What can you guilt with 18" x 22" fat quarters? Just take a look at the variety of projects in this collection and you'll see how to creatively use these handy fabric blocks whole or cut into smaller pieces. There are great projects by a group pf talented designers to give as gifts, to share with babies and children, to wear, and to decorate your home. Bright floral fat quarters will "bloom" on a pillow set to quilt using paper-piercing, while half-square triangles create a cool chevron effect when patchwork curtains are closed. Clever piecing imitates cross, running, and zigzag stitches to give a sewing machine cover decorative charm that quilters will appreciate. Whether from your stash or purchased, fat quarters are mighty fun to sew!"--Page  of cover.
"Set your portraits apart from the rest! Portraits can be an intimidating subject. But not with Art At the Speed of Life author and workshop instructor Pam Carriker as your teacher. She helps you take on faces one quick sketch at a time for faster, easier, more enjoyable drawing and painting. Not your average book on drawing the face, Mixed Media Portraits With Pam Carriker shows easy ways to draw more realistic faces in your own signature style. The goal is not an immaculate finished portrait, but a continually growing collection of personal, expressive sketches that you can use and reuse in your mixed-media work."--provided from Amazon.com.
Culpepper brings his experience as a pro runner and coach to reveal the principles used by the best runners to reach the highest level of performance.
Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that she's best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage---and time---to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe it's about setting a seemingly impossible goal---going under two hours in the half-marathon---and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped---and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep. In Mother Runners, elite runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Run Like a Mother. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you. Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother.
Read the stories that inspired each of Victoria?s designs, and then take inspiration from the artist at work in her studio, with photography of her creative process and 3 bonus quilts to jump start your own art.
Anyone who loves color needs no introduction to Kaffe Fassett or to his rich and vibrant fabric collection. In this book he creates a wonderful range of small projects for your home, for yourself, or to give as gifts, from his specially chosen fabrics.
Beginning a bold new series that details the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess as writer Charles Soule (Swamp Thing) is joined by artist Tony S. Daniel (Batman) to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it--and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday!
"War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir 'It's What I Do' is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular calling."-- Publisher description.
"Dennis Hopper (Dodge City, Kansas, 1936) is especially known for his work in films - among them Easy Rider, Out of the Blue and Colors - as both actor and director. This publication focuses on his visual art: paintings, photographs and assemblages produced from 1955 until now. That work has been influenced by Hopper's film work in all sorts of ways. He incorporates photographs and film stills into his paintings, often assembling separate pieces into diptychs and other multiple combinations. Rudi Fuchs and Jan Hein Sassen, director and curator of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, analyze Hopper's art, his involvement in the West-Coast art scene and the complex circumstances under which he has developed his versatile talents. Capturing the atmosphere of Dennis Hopper's artistic, social and personal landscape, the essays also give consideration to his contacts with other artists, such as Edward Kienholz, Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha. This book portrays the multifaceted nature of Hopper's artistry and the ambiguity of his image, which ranges from that of the tough, public cult figure to one of an intense and introspective painter."--BOOK JACKET.
"With its origins rooted in one of the Wall Street Journal's most emailed stories, The Monopolists is the inside story of how the game of Monopoly came into existence, the heavy embellishment of its provenance by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. Most Americans who play Monopoly think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvania man who sold his game to Parker Brothers in 1935 and lived happily ever after on royalties. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, an economist and refugee of Hitler's Danzig, unearthed the real story and it traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and to a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie. The Monopolists is in part Anspach's David-versus-Goliath tale of his 1970s battle against Parker Brothers, one of the most beloved companies of all time. Anspach was a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game, which hailed those who busted up trusts and monopolies instead of those who took control of all the properties. While he and his lawyers researched previous Parker Brothers lawsuits, he accidentally discovered the true history of the game, which began with Magie's Landlord's Game. That game was invented more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly and she waged her own war with Parker Brothers to be credited as the real originator of the game. More than just a book about board games, The Monopolists illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century -- a social history of American corporate greed that reads like the best detective fiction, told through the real-life winners and losers in the Monopoly wars" -- Provided by publisher.
"Little Red's hood with integrated infinity scarf will stay put when she's being chased by the Big Bad Wolf. Sleeping Beauty now has just the right nightie to wear while waiting for Prince Charming to wake her up. Gretel can take her snacks to go with her cupcake purse. Plus the Evil Queen will know exactly who the hottest in the land is when she gazes into her Mirror, Mirror on the the go makeup case"--Page  of cover.
Time to draw! A day-by-day companion and workshop. Make drawing a part of your daily life, while turning every day into inspiration for your art. Designed to fit your life, Drawing 365 presents a comprehensive art course in bite-sized chunks so it's easy to dip in, even for just five minutes at a time. Open it daily to find a new tip, idea, technique or challenge...all aimed at getting you into the habit and mindset of an artist. You'll find expert insights on everything from value, perspective and composition, to how to use a shadow box, compose a self-portrait in the form of a still life, and work from life. Contents are presented in three sections: The Basics: how to get started, achieve successful results and continue improving Subjects: still lifes, people, animals, landscapes, interiors, flowers, water, skies...the possibilities are all around you! Mediums: sample a wide variety, including colored pencil, pastel, pen and ink and watercolor For beginning artists as well as practicing artists wishing to push their work to the next level, this guide will help you build skills, gain confidence and achieve creative happiness. Day by day, it makes drawing fun and rewarding. Exactly as it should be.