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Get Crafty!

 

Giving gifts is part of the winter holiday season and finding thoughtful gifts for friends and family is always a challenge. To completely dominate this year’s challenge of gift giving, you should make your gift. Here is why:

  1. Its inexpensive, possibly even free.
  2. Its says “I like you enough to spend some time on you.”
  3. It subtly brags about your awesome artistic skills.
  4. You can customize the craft for the person.
  5. Crafting is FUN!

Now, I bet you are like, “I want to do this! But what should I make?!?!” Well, my friends, the Hancock County Public Library has you covered. Below are some books that you can check out to get your creative juices flowing:

 

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Adventure time crafts : flippin’ adorable stuff to make from the Land of Ooo

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The Complete photo guide to ribbon crafts

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Recyclo-gami : 40 crafts to make your friends green with envy! 

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Fabrigami : the origami art of folding cloth to create decorative and useful objects

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Crafting with fleece

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Simply paper cutting : hand-cut paper projects for home décor, stationery & gifts

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Crazy-cool duct tape projects : fun and funky projects for fashion and flair

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Crochet 101 : a workshop in a book

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Sew kawaii! : 22 simple sewing projects for cool kids of all ages

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World of geekcraft : step-by-step instructions for 25 super-coolcraft projects

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The Star wars craft book

 

 

Mindy McGinnis Gives Us Recommendations

During our YA Author Festival earlier this year, nine authors, including author Mindy McGinnis, joined us for panels, workshops, hang out sessions, book signings and a trivia contest. Mindy is a very passionate trivia team leader, in case you were wondering.
She not only gave us good advice on writing and getting published, but she also told us some of her favorite books from our shelves (besides her own, of course)!

After you read her newest book to hit our shelves, The Female of the Species, check out more of her recommendations!Untitled design (1)

Recommendations:

When We Collided by Emery Lord

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Marked and Tracked by Jenny Martin

If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo

Jasper Jones: a novel by Graig Silvey

 

Still can’t get enough of Mindy? Check out her website!

 

 

Weekly Challenge – October 10th – October 17th

For this week’s challenge write a haiku about the library!

Remember a haiku is a poem that consists of three lines. The first line containing 5 syllables, the second containing 7 syllables, and the last line 5 syllables.

Put your haiku in the comment section of this blog post or post it with #hcplWeeklyChallenge. Once you have completed the challenge, enter your name in the drawing box (located in the teen room) for a chance to win a prize!

Weekly Challenge – October 3 to October 10

This week’s challenge is to describe your favorite book using only emojis.

Put your emoji chain and the title of the book in the comment section of this blog post or post it with #hcplWeeklyChallenge. Once you have completed the challenge, enter your name in the drawing box (located in the teen room) for a chance to win a prize!

Weekly Challenge – September 26 to October 3

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This week’s challenge is to mimic a cover of a book!

Remember to take a picture with a cover and post it to social media with #hcplWeeklyChallenge!

Also, once you have completed the challenge come by the teen room and put your name in for the prize drawing.