Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March is Crafts Month

Berkeley Heights Public Library's monthly book display features arts and crafts titles for the month of March. We know that March is Crafts Month thanks to Chase's Calendar of Events which is a day by day chronology of festivals, annual celebrations, astronomical phenomenon (eclipses for example)and religious and secular holidays. The book lives on the reference shelves at Dewey #394 CHA and it's publisher, McGraw Hill, features Chases on its website. To find out what happened today, March 5, click here. To submit your own event for next year's calendar, click here and enter your information to the publisher by April 15.

To try a new craft or improve a skill, take a look at BHPL's Arts and Crafts book display. The library has a variety of books about knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass, flower arranging and more. It's very tempting having the display so close to the Reference Desk. While posting this, I just pulled off another title whose author, Janet Walsh, assures me she can show Watercolor Made Easy. I hope so. The book gives demonstrations step by step. Speaking of watercolors, I found that American Artist magazine has a website with video demonstrations of painting that are helpful. Click here for a selection of demonstrations in various media. BHPL carries American Artist magazine, the older issues can be checked out for seven days.

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