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Learn a new craft at our How-To festival!

Want to learn a new craft or hone your skills at something you already enjoy? Fall is a great time to work on indoor projects; why not crochet a scarf or organize all those photos into a great scrapbook?

You can learn how at our How-To Festival on November 9th at 10 AM! Come to the Main Library and take classes on a wide variety of topics for the whole family, including crochet, scrapbooking, and origami.


Scary Origami by Jill Smolinski
Amazon Says: Provides instructions for folding paper to create such scary creatures as a vampire, ghost, and man-eating flower. more...
Amazon Says: Provides instructions for folding paper to create such scary creatures as a vampire, ghost, and man-eating flower. less...
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Amazon Says: It's so easy, just a few minutes will give you great results. But, they'll look so good, you'll think a professional made them. From the traditional crane to a large folded br more...
Amazon Says: It's so easy, just a few minutes will give you great results. But, they'll look so good, you'll think a professional made them. From the traditional crane to a large folded breadbasket destined to outshine any main course, most of the 60 projects are fully functional either as containers or as table decorations. less...
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Amazon Says: Make scrapbooking a family affair! Everyone can join in this rewarding activity--"oohing" and "ahhing" over photographs, reliving wonderful memories, and coming up with creati more...
Amazon Says: Make scrapbooking a family affair! Everyone can join in this rewarding activity--"oohing" and "ahhing" over photographs, reliving wonderful memories, and coming up with creative, personalized designs. Even young children can have fun turning paper scraps into mosaics. Select from a range of tools and techniques, dip into these inspiring ideas, and let the good times begin. Arrange for kids to have a scrapbook party with daddy...and while they're playing, take some new photos for the next project! Gather lots of colorful supplies, bring them to grandma's, and see how old and young bond over origami, watercolor tissue, colored dots, and artwork stickers. Preserve a child's precious artwork, pictures of a first day at school, and a family vacation. Use a small scrapbook-decorated with patterned paper, red card stock, opaque metallic marker, and stickers--as a Christmas card. Every easy-to-do pattern pops right off the page! A Main Selection of Book of the Month's Crafters Book Club. Both authors live in Auburn, CA. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. less...
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Amazon Says: It's about grandmothers saving memories for grandchildren. Mothers creating books for sons and daughters. Entire families getting together to cut and paste in imaginative and more...
Amazon Says: It's about grandmothers saving memories for grandchildren. Mothers creating books for sons and daughters. Entire families getting together to cut and paste in imaginative and beautiful ways. From a life-long chronicler whose A Victoriana Scrapbook and other Victoriana gift books have over 604,000 copies in print, here is a complete, step-by-step guide to scrapbooking, the new American passion. Fully illustrated in full-color and black and white, CYNTHIA HART'S SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP covers it all. Acid-free papers and other archival materials. Inventive ways to incorporate writing and drawing. Planning and laying out a memory book. Setting up a workspace. All the techniques and tricks of the trade: enlarging, cutting, gluing, ironing, cropping photographs, creating stencils, using decorative-edge scissors. Rounding out the book are 30 great inspirational projects, including baby books, school books, flower books, travel albums, and memory bouquets. Guided by Cynthia Hart's dazzling design sense and expertise, any enthusiast can create beautiful, heirloom-quality albums. Selection of Doubleday Direct. Over 97,000 copies in print. less...
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Amazon Says: Noted expert Donna Kooler has provided a general introduction to the art of crochet, from historical information to photos, diagrams, and detailed instructions for hundreds more...
Amazon Says: Noted expert Donna Kooler has provided a general introduction to the art of crochet, from historical information to photos, diagrams, and detailed instructions for hundreds of stitches and stitch patterns. This complete reference volume also features more than 20 projects, from clothing to home accessories, by America's top crochet designers. less...
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Amazon Says: Crochet is back in fashion, a favorite with today's up-and-coming textile designers. That's why so many people want to learn its simple, textural, and attractive stitches. Fro more...
Amazon Says: Crochet is back in fashion, a favorite with today's up-and-coming textile designers. That's why so many people want to learn its simple, textural, and attractive stitches. From choosing yarns and hooks to making a loop and foundation chain, from doing simple edgings to working in rounds, would-be crocheters will find all the basics of the craft right here. Holding the hook, checking the gauge, reading standard patterns, stitching filet crochet--everything is covered in great detail with full-page photos and close-up drawings. The projects begin with an easy pot-holder and progress to blankets for babies and adults; striped and scalloped cushions, scarves, purses, and Christmas decorations. less...
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