@ Your Library for October 15

@ Your Library

It has been a gorgeous fall. I am ready to stay inside and read and/or work on Christmas gifts. Here are some new crafting books for some amazing gift ideas. 101 Itty Bitty Celebrations by Lisa Bongean provides instructions and ideas for 2 inch wool stitcheries to make and share. These would make beautiful gift tags or simple embellishments to gifts. The Art of Punch Needle Embroidery by Marie Suarez includes full-size templates for fifteen projects from very easy to intermediate. She begins with an overview of the equipment needed for punch needle embroidery covering everything from the fabric to the needles. There are some gorgeous projects included.

Felt Flower Workshop by Bryanne Rajamannar is ‘a modern guide to crafting gorgeous plants and flowers from fabric.’ The creations are stunning and incredibly life-like. I don’t know if my creations would be so life-like, but it is fun to dream. Finally, if you have a cutting machine or want to borrow the library’s Cricut, the book Cutting Machine Crafts by Lia Griffith provides over 60 SVG files to use to create everything from leaves and daisies to boats and lanterns to adorable monsters. Each template includes ideas for using the image and creating your own unique items.

If you like to read psychological thrillers, here are several books to keep you up at night. Paula Hawkins has written several taut novels including Girl on the Train, her latest Slow Fire Burning begins with a young man found gruesomely murdered on a London houseboat.

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman is set in Hollywood as actors from all walks of life compete for roles in pilots. Mia meets Emily who seems genuine and not too serious. But when a different person shows up the next day claiming to be Emily, Mia begins to question her sanity as the police also don’t believe her that anyone has disappeared.

When You See Me by Lisa Gardner is the 11th Detective Warren story about a serial kidnapper. And Karen Cleveland just released You Can Run asks the question none of us wants to have to answer “What would you do to save the ones you love?”

Each Monday the library junior room has a new scavenger hunt put up. Families are welcome to come anytime the library is open and complete the scavenger hunt for a silly prize. The week of October 18th, photos of birds will be hidden around the junior room.

Each Tuesday afternoon we will put out in the junior room a new Libratory project for families to pick up and complete at home. The bags contain the ingredients needed to complete a science project of some kind. Thus far this fall we have done 3-D maps of the world, made lava lamps and gummy juice noodles.

Each month we are also creating takeout craft projects for teens and adults. The October craft is to turn a paperback book into a decorative pumpkin. A sample is available in the library.

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