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Those of us who are avid mystery readers are familiar with the tropes of the genre. We’ve got the anti-heroes who aren’t above breaking the law in the pursuit of justice, we’ve got the fluffy heroines who get themselves in and out of danger with ridiculous regularity. We’ve got the cozy cottage mysteries and the hard-boiled detectives. I do not believe, though, that we’ve ever met a heroine quite like Claire DeWitt.
Recently one of my colleagues wrote about what to read while you were waiting for the latest installment of Game of Thrones. Because, seriously, there is no denying it, we are all waiting on Game of Thrones in one way or another. Aubrey had some great suggestions for what to read in the interim and I wanted to add one more to the list: Megan Whalen Turner.
If you've never had the pleasure of reading anything by A.S. King, I am so very pleased that this title will be your introduction. It is a lovely, complicated, angry, funny, all around wonderful book about a girl who has to deal with her estranged best friend's death.
This month we're sticking it to you and inviting you to join us to create a whimsical pincushion. We will have a variety of patterns, but as always you can create absolutely any kind you wish.
In celebration of the most excellent Ray Harryhausen and his stop motion animation techniques, the Ruiz Branch Library is hosting a movie series every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in July. This is family friendly fun at its finest! Come show those young whippersnappers just how awesome the movie magic was before CGI was invented.
Are you tired of giving the same old store bought Valentine’s Day cards every year? Well, change it up this year and head over to our February 4 Night Crafters program! Make a Lucky in Love Scratch Off Card or a tiny Message in a Bottle Valentine. Each are simple to create and definitely fun to share. As always, all supplies are provided.
WHAT: Night Crafters - Valentine's Day
WHERE: Manchaca Road Branch
WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 6 - 8 PM
WHO: Adults interested in crafting.
Have you read at least 5 of the 2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated books? If not, there is still time! Bluebonnet Award voting for the Austin Public Library begins on January 12th and ends on January 29th. All you need to do in order to vote is to have read at least 5 books from the master list, fill out your nomination form at any Austin Public Library and then turn that form into a friendly APL staff member!
Every year, the kids of Texas get to choose which author is awarded the Bluebonnet Award and that is what makes this award so special - it comes directly from the hearts of Texas youth. So, reward yourself by casting your vote and reward your favorite Bluebonnet nominated author by showing your support – and remember, these elections can get pretty tight so every vote counts! This year's Bluebonnet winning book will be announced in early February, 2015!
Throughout December we'll be Spotting the Monster in our scribble art and using our creative imagination to transform what you might have thought was a mistake into a completely new work of art! So what are we waiting for? Let's create our own monsters!
Brrrr! It is getting seriously cold outside, which is all the more reason for you to join us for Night Crafters! We'll be hand sewing cute (and functional) little hearts to warm your pockets.