Dorrie Scott's blog

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

Coming to Texas

display photoThe next time you visit the library be sure and check out Coming to Texas, a library exhibit featuring interviews with library staff chronicling their unique family heritage and how they became bona-fide Texans.

Created by students of the library ESL Outreach program, volunteer Krista Lewis Abedrabbo and librarian Ruth McDonald. The display was designed by Jill Vu and Zana Kadriu, with Dorrie Scott. 

Many thanks to library staff who were interviewed for this project:  Abraham Korah, Glenn Marvel, Monica Norem, Dorrie Scott, Elise Sheppard, Jill Vu, Melanie Wachsmann, and Tracy Williams.

To learn more about the ESL program visit ESL Library Outreach Program - LSC-CyFair.

Hubcap Art

hubcap fish sculptureHubcap art?  Two words most people would not normally associate together, but check out this fabulous collection of hubcap metal palettes and sculptures featured on Nosh by ArtFire.  

Also, take a look at the Gallery of Metal Canvases at the LandFillArt Project, an "international effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage and create fine art." 

LIFE: It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy

summer foodJoin us tomorrow at LIFE and discover meals that are light and cool this long, hot summer. Jackie Barnhart concocts some inventive gazpachos, asparagus wheels, and an edible arrangement of melons and assorted fruits. Homemade lemonade, anyone?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.dipity.com/tickr/Flickr_soup/

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