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December 12, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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Catalonia: Recipes From Barcelona and Beyond

Catalonia: Recipes From Barcelona and Beyond
Pizarro, José

"In Catalonia, Jose Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home. Dispelling the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary, he shows us how to take the experience of eating in the little bars of Barcelona to your own kitchen. Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, you'll really feel like you're on a magical holiday in Spain. The book also includes menus and drinks suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socializing."--Provided by publisher.


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The Art of Brush Lettering: A Stroke-by-stroke Guide to the Practice & Techniques of Creative Lettering & Calligraphy

The Art of Brush Lettering: A Stroke-by-stroke Guide to the Practice & Techniques of Creative Lettering & Calligraphy
Klapstein, Kelly

"Popular Instagram brush lettering artist, Kelly Klapstein, takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using, and the best ways to position the arm, hand, and paper. Focusing primarily on the widely popular large brush pens while also providing instruction on using small brush pens, Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes and provides drill sheets for practice and improvement. You'll see how to create print and script letterforms, freestyle lettering, and the best ways to develop your own personal style"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 12 on 4 copies

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The House That Pinterest Built

The House That Pinterest Built
Keaton, Diane

"A compelling account of Diane Keaton s dream house, from idea to realization in brick, stone, and wood. Keaton s narrative and inspirational images will inspire all those who imagine the perfect home."--Publisher's description.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Dog Training 101: Step-by-step Instructions for Raising A Happy, Well-behaved Dog

Dog Training 101: Step-by-step Instructions for Raising A Happy, Well-behaved Dog
Sundance, Kyra

Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend.


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Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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How to Machine Sew: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner

How to Machine Sew: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner
Johns, Susie

A simple-to-follow project-based book that takes you through the basic techniques of using a sewing machine. It helps you learn everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges and working with zips. Each skill is accompanied by a stylish project to make.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Through the Eyes of Picasso: Face to Face With African and Oceanic Art

Through the Eyes of Picasso: Face to Face With African and Oceanic Art

"Picasso once famously - and provocatively - declared that he was not acquainted with African art. yet hundreds of archival documents and photographs - in addition to reproductions of his artworks alongside so-called "primitive" works from Africa and Oceania, as well as the Americas and Asia - illustrate how such art was a continual source of inspiration for the master artist throughout his career. Divided into three parts, this comprehensive tome explores Picasso's fascination with art from outside of Europe. A chronology - spanning from his arrival in Paris in 1900 to 1974, the year following his death - highlights the principal points of intersection between the artist and "primitive" art: where he encountered it, which pieces he collected, and the resonances found in his own creations. Each date is elucidated through facts, testimonial accounts, and photographs, as well as comments from Picasso himself. The second part examines the thematic links between Picasso's oeuvre and diverse non-European works, providing side-by-side comparisons that reveal recurrent themes - nudity, sexuality, impulses, death, and more - along with parallel artistic expressions of those themes, such as the disfiguration or destruction of the body. Essays by three authoritative authors complete the exploration, providing context and valuable insight into the influence of these works on Picasso and the lasting and meaningful bond he had with them."--Publisher's description, back cover.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Figure Drawing Methods for Artists: Over 130 Methods for Sketching, Drawing, and Artistic Discovery

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists: Over 130 Methods for Sketching, Drawing, and Artistic Discovery
Boerboom, Peter, 1965-

Simple methods teach how to draw figures. When we try to draw a person, we are quickly confronted with various challenges. The proportions need to be correct, the attitude must be clear and vivid, the face should show resemblance and also be expressive. Such a task takes courage. Yet a little practice and training quickly lead to the ability to draw figures in a wide variety of styles. A figure in a particular posture can be assembled with a few key characteristic strokes. At the center of this collection is not the perfect figure, but the joy of drawing, and how, with simple methods, drawing people is possible: by reducing and reducing to a few lines, using clear contours and simple surfaces, the human figure emerges, constructed and elaborated.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Paul: A Biography

Paul: A Biography
Wright, N. T.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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"You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!": And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education

"You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!": And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education
Ayers, William, 1944-

"Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations. Teachers have always been devalued in the United States, but in recent years the pace and intensity of attacks by politicians, the media, and so-called education reformers have escalated sharply. Indeed, the "bad teacher" figure has come to dominate public discourse, obscuring the structural inequities that teachers and students face everyday. This book flips the script on enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers unions, and education that inform policy discussions and choices. Some of these myths, such as "student scores on standardized tests should be used to evaluate teachers," have ushered in an era of high-stakes exam-centric classrooms. Other myths, such as "unions are good for teachers but bad for kids," have led to reduced protection and rights for teachers in public schools, making it harder for educators to serve their students. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, Ayers and Laura challenge readers - whether parents, community members, or policymakers - to rethink their own assumptions about teaching and education"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Going Down to the River: A Homeless Musician, An Unforgettable Song, and the Miraculous Encounter That Changed A Life

Going Down to the River: A Homeless Musician, An Unforgettable Song, and the Miraculous Encounter That Changed A Life
Seegers, Doug


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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