Dorrie Scott's blog

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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LIFE: Accupuncture

accupuncture imageJoin us this Wednesday, when Edward “Needle Hands” Wong shows how acupuncture really is more mainstream than you think.

Mr. Wong is certified in Accupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/30/acupuncture-pain-natural-painkiller.

LIFE - Book Hunters

book hunters logo pictureHobknob with our in-house HCPL Book Hunters (aka LSC-CyFair Librarians) as they lead you to the best books to read this summer.

Door prizes!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.
 

Image: http://www.hcpl.net/

Summer Reading Program 2012

srp 2012 posterGet a Clue!
The 2012 HCPL Summer Reading Program is here!  Join us this summer for reading and activities for the whole family.  Register online at Summer Reading is for Everyone, complete the program, and be eligible to win fabulous prizes.

LIFE - Sleep Tight with Feng Shui

fung shui candlesJoin us at LIFE today with Katherine Ashby of Feng Shui Houston, to learn how to maximize your chi at bedtime for a perfect night’s sleep. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bg.angelov.fengshui

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