Meet Saige, an American Girl

saigeThe  Library is hosting an American Girl Program on Saturday, November 9, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.  Join us for an afternoon of fun with snacks, crafts and give-aways, including Saige.  The program is opened to all ages, but the drawings are for children only.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.   You must be present to win.

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Loop Group

Attention all fiber crafters and wannabe fiber crafters. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. the library will be hosting a weekly “loop group.”  All ages and all skill levels are welcome.  Bring your own projects of any fiber related craft – knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needlework, etc. – and spend some time with like-minded people.  Share your projects, share your skills, learn new techniques, …..  Some free supplies for knitting and crocheting will be available. No registration is required and there is no charge.  This is a totally drop-in program.  For more information call the library at 988-2850.


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Rune Letters

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The Germanic runic alphabet has been found inscribed on standing stones, swords, rings and cups from as early as 200 BC and was probably in use long before that time.   This beautiful lettering can be found in the books written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Tolkien was an Oxford professor and philologist.  He was fluent in many languages and created alphabets for the languages he invented for his books about Middle-earth.  Tolkien uses Anglo-Saxon runes in The Hobbit as they were originally used by the ancient people of Europe and Scandinavia.  Learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien and runes on the Tolkien Society web site,; and of course you will find the classic bestselling book on the shelves at the library if they are not checked out.

If you are interested in joining the B.C. Tolkien Society e-mail us at

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The Persian Pickle Club

Persian Pickle”  is the traditional term used by quilters  for the paisley pattern.  In this month’s book of choice,  ”The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas, a group of women get together for quilting bees and share their hopes, dreams, laughter and sorrow.  Set in Kansas during depression times, this book has a variety of colorful characters and explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad.  Come join A Novel Bunch book club on August 21, from 2:00-3:30, in room B at the library and pick up the book for September, Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.  Everyone is welcome!

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Sock It To Ya

Small knit & crochet projects are perfect for summer – portable and unlikely to smother you in large quantities of wool. Socks are even more perfect – spend the summer making socks and you’ll have toasty toes all winter. The library has many sock books, for beginners and experts and everyone in between. Take a look at the list below!

Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting, by Laura Chau, 746.43 CHA – Socks from the ground up. Especially good because it covers nearly every method of knitting a sock, using double-pointed needles, 2 circular needles, one long circular needle, or straight needles, and knitting them top-down, toe-up or flat. If you’ve never knit a sock this is a good place to start.

Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy D. Johnson, 746.43 JOH – Covers toe-up sock construction, with patterns plain and fancy, and includes basic instruction for using double-points, 2 circulars or one long circular.

2-at-a-time Socks, by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, 746.43 MOR – Using the one long circular needle method of sock knitting, this approach will eliminate the orphan sock problem.

Jacket NEW! Knit Your Socks on Straight, by Alice Curtis, 746.43 CUR – For those who can’t or don’t want to deal with double-point or circular needles, here is a new way to knit socks on straight needles, with patterns plain and fancy.

Crochet Stocking Feet, by Janet Rehfeldt, 746.434 REH – While not many crochet socks, it is possible, and this booklet has 10 different patterns.

Loom Knitting Primer, by Isela Phelps, 746.43 PHE – Yet another way to make socks, on a peg loom. Includes basic loom instructions  and 2 sock patterns.


Sensational Slippers, by Benedikte Rathmann Hansen, 746.43 HAN – Not socks, but close! Thirty different patterns for knit and crochet slippers.

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