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Parking @ Your Library This Weekend?

yellow construction signParking @ Your Library This Weekend?

Please be aware that parking spaces in front of the Library will be unavailable for a short time this Saturday, 8/25, due landscape maintenance work on the area.

6 Free eBooks with NOOK For Web

nook for web promo imageBarnes & Noble is introducing NOOK for Web and they are "giving away" 6 free eBooks until July 26, to promote the new service which allows you to read eBooks directly from their website.  No downloading required.  Follow the directions below to take advantage of the offer.  Only three days left!

LIFE: Miniature Gardens

Whether topped with glass or growing free, glass top gardentabletop plantscapes are all the rage. Join us this Wednesday when Freddye Kelly, master gardener, paves the way. 

July 25, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.luxist.com/2006/12/26/smith-and-hawken-large-cloche-with-saucer/

eTools: Apps, Software & Websites

etools logoJoin us for our new technology series, eTools: Apps, Software, & Website.  Discover our picks for work, home and play.  Each week we share our favorite eTools for your smartphone, tablet and computer.

• Free! No registration
• Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.
• Summer sessions will be held in TECH 110 until further notice.

Summer Topics

• July 23 — Cloud Storage
Save your photos, documents, music and more to a variety of online, cloud storage options, with Dorrie Scott. 

Broken Glass Candles

multicolor glass jar candlesI love these broken glass candles.  The creator used simple glass containers, broken windshield glass, clear votive holders, and color changing votive lights. I've noticed that LED lights are very popular now as well, I've seen them inside candles and other light fixtures that would traditionally hold a candle. These are perfect for my house since I have a young child and do not want to have to worry about accidents and visits from the fire department.  Now, since most of us probably don't have broken windshield glass laying around, I think glass marbles would be a great alternative for the glass filling.

LIFE: Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold

bowl of salsaNothing beats freshly made cool and spicy salsa to keep away the summertime blues. Patsy Brautigam and Claire Gunnels will demonstrate how to make several types of salsa to please a variety of palates.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.ninjabetic.com/thebadblog/2012/6/18/salsa.html.

LIFE: How to Win at Blackjack

blackjack playing cardsJoin us this Wednesday, when Patrick Gunnels provides tips on how to win at blackjack and other probabilities. May the odds be ever in your favor! (Ok, hopefully, it won't be as brutal as the Hunger Games)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.bellalunatoys.com/waldorf-watercolor-paint-brush.html.

Creative DIY Bookshelves

ladder bookshelvesTake a look at 25 creative and fun bookshelves you can make at home.  I love #3 (pictured right) and #4, the ladder bookcases. I'm thinking you could probably spray paint the ladders to have them blend in with the color scheme of your home or you could try to find ladders that would coordinate with a specific design theme. Maybe old wooden ladders for a western/country feel or shiny, silver aluminum ladders for a more industrial design. I also love #24, the stacked benches. Genius! And don't even get me started on #23, spice racks attached to the side of a dresser. Love it!

Skype Author Visit from Bruce Coville

bruce coville photoChildren's author Bruce Coville joins us via Skype this Friday, for an online chat and book discussion. Coville, best known for the Unicorn Chronicles, Magic Shop books, and Sixth Grade Alien series, was an elementary school teacher before publishing his first book in 1977, with his wife, artist Katherine Dietz.

Visit his website, BruceCoville.com.

Friday, June 29, 2012
1:00pm
Kids Corner

 

Image: http://topics.syracuse.com/tag/Bruce%20Coville/index.html

 

 

LIFE: Watercolor Craft with Krissy

watercolor brushBring out your inner child with creative watercolors this Wednesday.  Let Krissy Conn, our resident artist, show you simple and easy watercolor painting techniques.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.bellalunatoys.com/waldorf-watercolor-paint-brush.html.

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