Monday, March 10, 2014

National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month. The Library is a great place to learn a new craft. We have books on all crafts from sewing to painting. We also have many crafting groups that meet here at the Library in the Community Room: Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Tuesday Threaders (Quiliting), American Needlepoint Guild, Cloth Souls Doll Club, Tri-County Artists, and The Paint Company.

Want to try your hand at a new craft? Here are a few enticing titles from the Library that are sure to inspire you:

The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques by Diana Craig & Hazel Harrison

Full color step-by-step photography of dozens of watercolor techniques.

The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book by Steven Tatar with Denise Grollmus

26 sweater patterns from the 1940s to the 1970s, adapted from the archives of Cleveland's knitting mill.

The Beader's Color Palette by Margie Deeb

Inspiration for beaders of all skill levels with many color palettes and design ideas.

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule

Simple crafts for the home using repurposed materials.

The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs from Reader's Digest

Over 900 easy-to-stitch patterns in contemporary and traditional styles.

Don't forget, your library card allows you access to full color digital magazines on Zinio, including plenty on crafting:

Get started today! Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner, March is the time to CREATE!

Let us know which crafts you enjoy in the comments!

Monday, March 3, 2014

These Friends Are the BEST!

The Friends of the Kirtland Public Library organization is about 30 years old and was formed to help support the Library and community.  The Friends played a key role in helping raise the funds for the beautiful library building we currently occupy.  

We continue this tradition by funding special events and   projects.  Some of the things The Friends have supported include the new sign at the driveway entrance; shelving for the Picture Book Room and for the mysteries and science fiction collection; The Value Line Investment Survey which provides information about companies and industries; entertainment for the Summer Reading Party; special concerts and speakers including Terry Pluto and Joe the Coupon Guy.

Funds are raised via an annual membership drive, quarterly used book sales, and our Annual Community Yard and Bake sale. The Friends meet on the second Wednesday of the month and the next meeting will be March 12 at 7:00pm at the Library.  Please join us – everyone needs a friend, even the Library!

2014 Board Officers
  • Kent Packer – President
  • Ginny Liddy – Vice President
  • Phil Johnson -- Treasurer
  • Jane Carle – Secretary

Upcoming Events:

April 9, Local Author Dan Ruminski will share stories about Cleveland’s history and the street called Millionaire’s Row.

May 2, Book Sale in the Book Cellar, 9am – 2pm.

For more information about the Friends of the Kirtland Public Library, please call the Library at 440-256-7323.
Be A Friend -- Join the Friends!