Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Forthcoming Titles - December edition

Forthcoming Titles - Click here to search for and place your hold on the ECRL catalog.

Adult Fiction

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
BALANCING ACT Michaels, Fern 04/01/2013
BEST KEPT SECRET Archer, Jeffrey 05/14/2013
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Michaels, Fern 10/16/2012
GOTCHA! Michaels, Fern 02/26/2013
HIT Baldacci, David 04/23/2013
KING'S DECEPTION: A NOVEL Berry, Steve 05/07/2013
PIECES OF SUMMER Brunstetter, Wanda E. 05/01/2013
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Woods, Stuart 04/16/2013

Large Print

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
AFTER TEX Woods, Sherryl 02/01/2013
BIG SKY RIVER Miller, Linda Lael 02/01/2013
COLLATERAL DAMAGE Woods, Stuart 01/08/2013
DREAM EYES Krentz, Jayne Ann 01/02/2013
EMPIRE AND HONOR Griffin, W. E. B. 01/02/2013
KINSEY AND ME Grafton, Sue 01/02/2013
THREAT VECTOR Clancy, Tom 01/02/2013

Books on CD

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
7TH MONTH: A DETECTIVE D. D. WARREN STORY Gardner, Lisa 12/18/2012
AFTER TEX Woods, Sherryl 12/18/2012
APPLE ORCHARD Wiggs, Susan 04/30/2013
BEYOND EDEN Coulter, Catherine 12/31/2012
BY RIGHT OF ARMS Carr, Robyn 02/26/2013
DEADLY STAKES: A NOVEL Jance, Judith A. 02/05/2013
EDGE: A NOVEL, SPECIAL PROMO Deaver, Jeffery 03/12/2013
EVERLASTING COVENANT Carr, Robyn 02/26/2013
FALSE PRETENSES Coulter, Catherine 01/29/2013
GIFT: A HORSE, A BOY, AND A MIRACLE OF LOVE Snelling, Lauraine 10/15/2012
HEARTBREAKER Garwood, Julie 12/04/2012
HERE COMES TROUBLE Macomber, Debbie 11/20/2012
HIT Baldacci, David 04/23/2013
IMPULSE Coulter, Catherine 11/20/2012
KING'S DECEPTION Berry, Steve 05/07/2013
LAST LINE OF DEFENSE Flynn, Vince 05/07/2013
LET IT SNOW Macomber, Debbie 11/20/2012
LONESOME COWBOY Macomber, Debbie 02/26/2013
MOONLIT MIND: A TALE OF SUSPENSE Koontz, Dean R. 11/27/2012
PRINCE CHARMING Garwood, Julie 12/04/2012
SIX YEARS Coben, Harlan 03/19/2013
TEXAS TWO-STEP Macomber, Debbie 02/26/2013
TRUTH-STAINED LIES Blackstock, Terri 03/12/2013

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Coordinator

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Library Resources for Making Homemade Gifts

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Looking for a way to save money on holiday gifts for friends and family? Have you ever considered making homemade gifts but aren't sure how to get started?

Your local ECRL library has got you covered! We've got books that can help you learn to make handmade toys, gift baskets, greeting cards, gifts in a jar, home-baked goodies, and more. Whether you're a beginner or a pro at being handy & crafty, we've got something for you.

Here's a brief sample:

Simply green giving: create beautiful gift wrapping, tags, and handmade materials from everyday materials

Simply handmade: 365 easy gifts & decorations you can make

Simply handmade: 365 easy projects for every occasion

Country gifts: handmade & homebaked

Better Homes & Gardens handcrafted gifts & toys

The gift basket design book

The how to's of gift baskets

Creating the happiest of holidays

Creating the happiest of holidays, book 2

Handmade gift cards: over 50 original designs for all occasions

Gifts to make: 365 beautifully easy ideas

Mary Engelbreit wrap it up!: gifts to make, wrap, and give

Pretty gifts that say I love you: over 35 projects with step-by-step instructions

Homemade gifts in a jar

Last-minute Christmas gifts: crafting quick & classy presents for everyone on your list

Martha's homemade holidays (DVD)

Gooseberry Patch Christmas: book 12

Gifts for the family

To find more items on this same topic, try searching the ECRL catalog with the following subject terms (which will give you more targeted results than you'd get searching with keywords):

textile crafts
gift baskets
greeting cards
toy making
holiday decorations
Christmas decorations
holiday cookery
Christmas cookery
Christmas cooking

If you're looking for children's materials, try adding a second subject term, “juvenile literature,” to your search.

Don't forget that each ECRL branch library also has current magazines that may be able to help you with project ideas (such as Martha Stewart Living, Crafts 'n Things, Better Homes & Gardens, etc.). 

As always, your friendly local librarian is happy to help you with all your information needs. Give us a call or stop in today!

Robin Duple, Pine City Branch Librarian