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This month I am featuring our Crafts and Hobbies room. Susan recently spent some time going through the room and cleaning it up and culling out some books. This was to make room for the many new arrivals we received in a large acquisition. The quilting section has almost 100 new titles alone. We still have quite a bit more to process that is mostly craft related so keep checking in for new arrivals! Throughout June we added 1400+ new titles to the store overall, come see what is new in your favorite section.
  
A few of the interesting titles we added:
 

The Ultimate Paper Airplane

 

by Richard Kline

Move over, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Richard Kline and Floyd Fogelman have perfected "The Ultimate Paper Airplane," the last word on the fascinating field of paper flight. Their plane has soared to unprecedented heights and traveled unprecedented distances. More than just a fanciful toy, it has earned its inventors two separate patents. Featured on "60 Minutes" and in "Omni" magazine, it has also been tested by NASA and the manufacturers of commercial aircraft. Here is the story of this remarkable plane, from its inception to its subsequent rise to fame. Here, too, revealed for the first time, are the secrets behind its extraordinary performance, along with detailed instructions that will enable you to fold and fly seven different models of this unique craft.

 

Visual Thinking Puzzles

by Michael A. DiSpezio, Myron Miller

How much can you visualize? Can you imagine the mirror image of a given object, or the best way to connect a series of geometrical shapes? How might you figure out the shortest distance between any two points, the number of salami slices that fit on a pizza, or the amount of coffee a pot can hold? These tricky puzzlers will test your ability to do these things and more, and help you develop this valuable mental skill. Here are all kinds of grids, patterns, and pictures to essay. Examine a connect-the-dots, and see how many squares you can create from these carefully arranged points. Then, identify the logic in the dots' sequence. Learn about "negative space" by cracking a code and finding a hidden animal. Play mathematical games with numbers and "train your brain" on an imaginary railroad journey. Meet John P. Cubic, puzzle master extraordinaire, and see if your talents equal his. All the answers appear in the back -- but don't peek until you imagine these puzzles driving you crazy!

 

Quilts from Europe: Projects & Inspiration

by Gul Laporte

This volume contains 14 quiltmaking projects from all over Europe. There are complete instructions for each project, and profiles of the 14 designers, from Denmark, Norway, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. The book takes a look at how European quilters interpret the art of quiltmaking. It also offers an insight into the cultural elements and American influences that inspire this beautiful fabric art.

 

Carving Duck Decoys

by Harry V. Shourds, Anthony Hillman

16 patterns and full instructions for carving duck decoys in the classic two-piece hollow construction method. Includes mallard, pintail, goldeneye, widgeon, and more (both male and female).

 

The Bird Feeder Book: How To Build Unique Bird Feeders from the Purely Practical to the Simply Outrageous

by Thom Boswell

Complete plans and detailed instructions for building fascinating bird feeders, birdhouses and bird baths...range from the practical to the outrageous. In addition, there is advice on feeding, mounting, siting, and preventing predators.

 

The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z-- Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking

by Ellen Pahl (Editor)

You've hit the jackpot with this quilter's ultimate answer book. From A to Z you'll find combined wisdom from a star-studded cast of 60 expert quilters. Lavishly illustrated, this fun "look-and-learn" reference book covers every aspect of quiltmaking:

 

* Basic quiltmaking techniques

* Hard-to-find information on specialized techniques

* Reviews of tools and supplies

* Basic quilt types explained and illustrated

* Definitions of terms every quiltmaker should know

* Creativity and inspiration

 

 

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**All of our inventoried titles are available to search and order on our website but if you don't see what you are looking for send us an email! We will see if we have anything in the store not yet inventoried or we will send you options for ordering titles. 

(synopses from goodreads.com)

Poetry Corner
Local poet Jim O'Brien reviews books of poetry and on poets that we have in stock!

Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds 

Lyndall Gordon 

Emily Dickinson has long been perceived as something of a poetic enigma - bold sensuous poems unleashed by a prim spinster from Amherst. Or was she possibly an invalid, confined to her home for health reasons? What little I know of Emily Dickinson's life comes from brief bios in textbook anthologies. I have yet to read this 2010 release but know that Lyndall Gordon has written a couple of other well received literary biographies (Charlotte Bronte, Mary Wollstonecraft, Eliot). If you wish to look deeper into the family dynamics and personal relationships that spawned such gems as Wild Nights - Wild Nights, then this may be your starting point.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donnie's Corner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying sunny days, visiting friends, and my weekly visits to the Farmer's Markets. Mommy and Daddy let me stay up past bedtime so I could see my first fireworks show on Independence Day, those were awesome. Puzzles are my new favorite thing to do and Mommy is so excited, she can't wait for me to help her with her 1000+ puzzles but first I must master my new 48 piece puzzle.  

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