I don’t need much of an excuse to start a new hobby and now here’s a holiday just to get me in the mood for something new! The first Saturday in May has been declared National Scrapbooking Day by many and the library has a great collection of scrapbooking and memory album books to inspire you.
Do you think yarn should be simple? Smooth? Admittedly some yarn is pretty straightforward because it’s sole purpose is function and it needs to knit up easy on those manufacturing knitting machines. But there is a world of fiber arts out there where yarn is not only useful, beautiful, and unique, it is ART! Welcome to Art-Yarn.
The Green Fair @ Your Library is coming up on Saturday, April 21 and it seems the perfect time to channel your crafting energy into recycling. Use what you already have on hand or what someone else considers trash and make it awesome.
In case you missed it, March was National Crochet Month according to the Crochet Guild of America. I happen to think anytime is crochet time so don’t let it get you down if you didn’t finish all of your crocheting last month.
Put your fingers to the fabric and the pedal to the floor! Start on your National Quilting Day quilt today. Get together with friends, visit local fabric stores, make it a service day and give back to your community. Celebrate the art of quilting and rediscover how it touches our lives.
As a sports fan growing up in Kansas, I went to plenty of Kansas City Royals games as a kid. I’m just old enough to remember Royals greats like George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, and so on. (I don’t remember Amos Otis or Freddie Patek, sorry.) I remember actually expecting the Royals to contend [...]
This podcast (28:55) features Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and frequent contributor to NPR. Hear inspiring words about libraries, find out what books her own librarian recommended when she was a child, and get her best books of 2011 list. Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Buildings can be iconic works of art, but buildings are also built by people for people. So, the story of architecture is also about the people involved. Triumvirate: Mckim, Mead, & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America’s Gilded Age by Mosette Glaser Broderick is the story of one of the most famous architectural firms of the Gilded Age and it also explores the architects’ friendships, marriages, divorces, and scandals.
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A review of the audiobook Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, with Erin Torneo
Powerful, insightful, and shocking. Those are the three words I would choose to describe this story told by two very brave individuals.
Best-selling author Erik Larson returns with an emotional narrative about a family that unknowingly steps into the dangers of a turbulent Germany. Hitler had just become the chancellor, and violence grows as the struggle for power continues. The old Germany was gone and a new reality emerged that carried with it suspicion and the threat of death.