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.
We are getting ready for the holiday season with these lovely hand embroidered cards. Using cardstock, embroidery thread and pushpins you can create beautiful and unique holiday or greeting cards. Use one of our templates or create your own design, this craft is a great way to prepare for the holidays...or just say hi!
WHAT: Night Crafters - Embroidered Cards
WHERE: Manchaca Road Branch
WHEN: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 6-8:30 p.m.
WHO: Adults interested in crafting.
We had a fantastic time last month at Manchaca Road Branch’s inaugural craft night and hope you'll join us this month for yet another fantastic craft! This month we will be making fabric coasters that at first glance look complicated to put together, but that my friend, is a lovely deception! This is a straight-forward no sew craft that will leave you feeling content with your beautiful finished product.
Missing craft night? Well, miss it no more! Join us for the Manchaca Road Branch’s inaugural craft night! This month we will be making monogrammed tote bags. This no-sew craft is perfect for beginners and experts alike because we’ll be using fuseable webbing so you can keep it simple or take it to the next level.
Adult Craft Night: Make Craft Create
Soap Making! Getting Dirty to Get Clean!
Monday, June 9th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove Blvd Austin, TX 78741