November display at the Greenwood Library

November display at the Greenwood Library

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New October display at the Greenwood Library

New October display at the Greenwood Library

The new October display is up at the Greenwood Library.  I scanned my crow paintings and used them to decorate the bulletin board and surrounds for the interior book drops:

Book drop surround

Book drop surrounds

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New display at the Greenwood Library

New display at the Greenwood Library

My squirrels of summer are making one final appearance at the Greenwood Library, this time donning party hats to celebrate the 1ooth birthday of the National Park Service.  And, for a special program for our young patrons, our children’s librarian has arranged to Skype with a Yellowstone Park Ranger.  Sounds like a clever and fun program.

 

July display at the Greenwood Library

July display at the Greenwood Library

Libraries across the country are deep into their summer reading programs, and the Greenwood Library where I work is no exception.  (Although we call it “Summer of Learning” to encompass a broader range of exploration and discovery beyond “just” reading!)  The theme for this year’s program is nature, and I created this display featuring some of my favorite books celebrating the natural world.  I’ve mentioned several of them in my blog posts over the  years.

Here are a couple of closer views so you can read the titles:

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And here are the inside book drops:

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January display at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library

I volunteered to do the January display at the Greenwood Branch Library, so I chose to feature books about papercraft.  There are so many good books on the subject.  I didn’t have room to feature even a fraction.  Here are some close-up shots of parts of the display:

Papercraft display

Papercraft book covers and sample projects

Papercraft projects on display

More papercraft projects

Display at the Greenwood Branch Library

Blogging Your Passions

April 28, 2010

Display window at the Greenwood Library

I recently did the outside display at the Greenwood Library where I work.  Of course, I chose blogging as my theme.  

Why blog? (artwork by Jenny Crampton)

Blogs that became books and movies

Some books to help you start your own blog

 Since installing the display, I’ve come across a couple of new titles that would have fit beautifully. The book Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram features tips on how to live more on less.  Ingram writes the blog www.suddenlyfrugal.com

Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey inspires readers by writing about bloggers who are also artists, quilters, craftspeople, sewers, etc.  She says that “Creative blogs are the personal journals of the 21st century.”  I’ve now got a new list of blogs to browse in my spare time.