Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY Projects Made From Books

Love books!  Love projects!
Then give these DIY projects made from old books a try!

Picture Book Clock
Have a favorite picture book lying around the house?  One that’s not in too terrible of a condition and one you have memorized by heart?  Then turn it into a one of a kind wall clock! 

Secret Hollow Book
Need a secret hiding place?  Then make one of these hollowed out books!  Cut out the center of the book and hide valuables, such as extra cash or jewelry, in plain sight.

Book Wall Lamp
Stylish, modern, and a must have for any book lover, especially if you need some reading light!  Give this project a try and make a wall lamp from an old book.

Book Page Wreath
Read a book recently that you didn’t like!  Why not pull out the pages and turn it into a beautiful wreath to decorate your home with?

Book Purse
If you love to carry around books, then why not make a purse out of a book?  Look stylish and let everyone know how much you love to read!

Dictionary Wallpaper
Have an old outdated dictionary?  Then why not take those pages out of the book and paste them to your wall.  If you don’t have a dictionary, then use a thesaurus!

Floating Book Shelves
Instead of making shelves to hold your books, use books to make your shelves!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August's Staff Picks

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year!    August’s featured staff members are Mary Jo and Cathryn.  You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Cathryn’s Picks
Blind Descent by Nevada Barr
Milwaukee Summers Can Be Deadly by Kathleen Barrett
Quilter’s Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
Let Me Whisper in Your Ear by Mary Jane Clark
Gone For Good by Harlen Coban
Light Keeper’s Series by Colleen Coble
Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
Heirloom Murders by Kathleen Ernst
Likely To Die by Linda Fairstein
Cover of Night by Linda Howard
Doesn’t She Look Natural by Angela E. Hunt
Hot Tropics & Cold Feet by Angela E. Hunt
Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter
Cider House Rules by John Irving
And Then You Die by Iris Johansen
Eve by Iris Johansen
Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Down By the Riverside by Jackie Lynn
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Gone but Not Forgotten by Philip Margolin
Postcards from Pullman Series by Judith Miller
Point Deception by Marcia Muller
Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
Woman’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson
Lake Manawa Series by Lorna Seilstad
The House Next Door by Anne River Siddons
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Bubbles A Broad by Sarah Strohmeyer
The Shack by William Young

Mary Jo’s Picks
Anna Pigeon Series by Nevada Barr
Darkness Peering by Alice Blanchard
The Breathtaker by Alice Blanchard
Life Sentences by Alice Blanchard
Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box
Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo
Kill Me by Stephen White
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Lincoln Rhyme Series by Jeffrey Deaver
Garden Of Beasts: a novel to Berlin 1936 by Jeffrey Deaver
The Room by Emma Donoghue
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
One Thousand White Women: the journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
Will Kraus Series by Paul Grossman
A Discovery of Witches by Diana Harkness
Black Cross by Greg Iles
Penn Cage Series by Greg Iles
Longmire Series by Craig Johnson
Cork O’Halloran Series by William Kent Krueger
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Pomegranate Soup by Marcia Mehran
Love Story Series by Christopher Moore
Lamb: the Gospel according to Biff by Christopher Moore
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Prey Series by John Sandford
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Crossley ID Guide (bird Identification guide) 
     by Richard Crossley
Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption 
     by Laura Hillenbrand
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s darkest journey by Candice Millard
Devil In The White City: murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America 
     by Erik Larson
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Big Year: a tale of man, nature and fowl obsession by Mark Obmascik