HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 33 – Best of 2012

It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!

Create a Paper Star

There is still time before the holidays for handmade! Create a beautiful three dimensional paper star with these step by step photo-illustrated instructions. Use library books for Arts and Crafts inspiration and ideas.

The Rules of Civility brings New York to life

This debut novel from Amor Towles, a Manhattan investment banker, draws comparisons to The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1937 when Katey Kontent and her friend Eve Ross meet the wealthy Tinker Grey at a low-rent bar in New York City.

Library Trivia Winners 2012

Who is the smartest of them all? See who took top prize at the library’s quarterly trivia weekend, find out what the most popular topics were, and learn how to get your trivia team signed up for the next trivia events at the library!

Origami for the Holidays

Fold some paper into presents this Christmas! Find holiday origami patterns, recommended library books, and make a gift-card holder with step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 31 – Hunger Games and more

Once you’ve read the Hunger Games, what do you read next? Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a brief (41:44) discussion with Miranda about the popularity of this series and some of the similar books that came before it. Learn more about these books that relate back all the way back to the Roman Gladitorial matches, and continue to be popular today. Share your recommendations with us!

2013 Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion

Embrace your ereader and download free classic literature to read and discuss with others. Meet monthly for enriching conversation with other interested readers. Find the complete 2013 schedule of books to read here!

Journaling with Words and Images: Capture the Moment: Watercolor and Imagery

Download journaling tips and handouts on Capturing the Moment: Watercolor and Imagery. Our monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.

Art as Therapy

Learn how to use “Art as Hope” in the next session of the Cancer Survivor Education Series, at noon on Tuesday, October 23 in the Anton Room. Jane Hanni, Assistant Curator of Education at the Mulvane Art Museum, will help you look, create and understand. Check out art therapy resources from the library’s collection and the Health Information Neighborhood.