1920s Craft Patterns from the Antique Pattern Library

The Antique Pattern Library offers a variety of craft pattern books and pamphlets as free downloadable PDF files. I found patterns from the 1920s, the decade in which our Big Read 2013 book “The Great Gatsby” is set. You can make your own clothing and accessories to attend the Big Read events in style.

American Indian Heritage Month featured artist: Roxanne Swentzell

In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, I want to share the art of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell with you. We’ll take a closer look at her sculpture called “Laughing at the Ducks”, which is part of the library’s permanent art collection. Then we’ll hit the road to see examples of her work in museums in Kansas City and Denver.