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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"Top Trails: Lake Tahoe explores the best trails for hiking and biking in the Tahoe area. The guide features the best hikes including the north side's splendid back-country, the lake's sedate western side, the picturesque and popular areas south of the lake, including Desolation Wilderness, and D. L. Bliss and Emerald Bay state parks and the relatively undeveloped eastern side. Several hikes follow sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Veteran author Mike White has selected the 50 best trips in the area, ranging in length from a mile-long stroll through a lush, lodgepole-lined meadow to a 20-mile trek on the Tahoe Rim Trail with excellent lake views. Among other significant updates, the third edition includes the new Rim to Reno Trail, newly constructed by volunteers in the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. "-- Provided by publisher.

"Mountain Man Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the mountain men famous worldwide as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying their hand at making rafts and canoes, constructing tools, and living off the land"--Back cover.

Kids and adults love to draw, especially animals and pets. "Idiot's Guides: Drawing Pets" takes readers through baby steps of how to draw the basic shapes and then to develop the drawings into accurate likenesses of their favorite animals. The book features two-color, detailed instructions for creating 50 of the most popular pets, including plenty of varieties of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses, and more.

"How much power does a single man, let alone a single leaf, have in the industrial world? In this wordless, all-ages graphic novel, our protagonist discovers a leaf that radiates a vibrant light. He returns to a detailed metropolis ? depicted in somber grays and blues ? and searches for answers. During his quest, he stumbles upon a man who knows what?s really happening in the city?s labyrinthine ducts; a woman who spends her life studying and classifying obsolete flora; and the truth about the ever-dwindling environment. Leaf is a graphically stunning story that unfolds with a dream-like pace. Shaded in pencil and punctuated by spot colors, drawn in a delicate but concretely realized tonal approach reminiscent of Shaun Tan?s The Arrival and Chris Van Allsburg?s Jumanji, Chinese cartoonist Daishu Ma?s first foray onto American shelves is ultimately a hopeful vision of the coexistence of the urban and natural worlds. Full-color illustrations throughout"--Amazon.com.

"Perfect for paper lovers: a traditional technique with a modern twist! Originating in Germany and refined in nineteenth-century Denmark and Norway, the charming, time-honored craft of paper weaving has been transformed by virtuoso paper crafters Anna and Lene Schepper into a modern art form with an amazing array of creative possibilities"--Page [4] of cover.

"Color is clever. It is the cheapest, simplest, most transformative thing you can do to a space. Packed with photographs from some of the hippest homes around the world, Color inspires with dazzling hues on every page. World famous interior designer Abigail Ahern has selected timeless, sophisticated combos that you will want to live with forever"--Page [4] of cover.

"The inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, from the ownership of the team to management to the players on the field, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball"--Publisher description.

"Here you'll find home decor ideas, fashion and jewelry accessories, along with greeting cards and a journal, all from eighteen designers--a true expression of hands-across papercrafts"--Introduction.

Candace Cameron Bure has grown up before our eyes and we've watched as she's balanced life in Hollywood with her faith for many years. But that all reached new heights when she was given the opportunity to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Being on the show was one of her dreams come true; and with that dream came the opportunity to display her Christian faith in front of millions of people, through an intense season of stretching beyond her limits, and to run the race God gave her with joy and perseverance.

"Here are 60 fun and simple crafts that transform everyday items: paper towel tubes turn into safari animals, coffee filters dyed bright colors bloom into water lilies, doilies make a charming crown, and cereal boxes become the building blocks of a mini city"--Page [4] of cover.

"Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon, and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock n roll history -- very much Fleetwood Macs "Queen Bee," as Mick Fleetwood himself described her. With gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock n roll success as a recording artist but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief, and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows. This new biography, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic Midwest childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevies associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoë Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock."--Amazon.com.

"From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered profoundly affected his life and art" -- Provided by publisher.

"Concrete is the perfect medium for outdoor crafts. It is versatile and durable, and it looks even better with time. Add the unexpected element of color, and you have the perfect recipe for vibrant, modern outdoor decor. Concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder show you how to build forms and molds, mix concrete, and add color using stains, slurries, and other innovative techniques. Twenty creative step-by-step projects include an elegant tabletop planter, a modern birdhouse, and a charming chair for kids"--Page [4] of cover.

"Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children--as Ramzi's life was transformed--through music"--Amazon.com.

Includes four quilts and two smaller projects designed to use the color green.

"The Cyclist's Bucket List serves as an indispensable, inspirational, and informative guide for every cyclist who dreams of riding in the world's most extraordinary locales"--Dust jacket.

For over 30 years Sue Quinn has designed gorgeous little felt animals that appeal to both adult collectors and children. Now she would like to reveal her 'master secrets' so you can use machine or hand sewing to create these endearing, beautiful little creatures that you will want to make and keep.

Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.

"An all-in-one guide to contemporary quilting techniques for beginners! Quilting can often seem complicated and overwhelming, but it truly is a craft that anyone can do--taken one step at a time, this fantastic hobby is really quite easy. 'Get Started Quilting' takes readers on a steady path to learning the essential quilting techniques, tricks, and tested methods of quilt making, focusing on one skill at a time. This all in-one volume covers fabric selection, cutting, pressing, sewing (by hand or machine), piecing and joining blocks, basting, hand and machine quilting, and binding and making labels. Quilt blocks range from traditional to contemporary, including basic patchwork and applique as well as improvisational piecing. Working through the book, the reader can pick up and develop all the basic quilting skills they need. Using a range of delightful fabrics, patterns, and colorways, they'll discover how they can put quilt blocks together in a variety of layout designs to create wonderful modern projects." -- Publisher's annotation.

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