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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Holiday Ideas

We just received a beautiful book, Origami Jewelry by Ayako Brodek. The jewelry is so lovely that you'll want to learn how to make it as soon as possible.

The holiday season is here again, and if you want to give homemade gifts, you should come in and browse the Craft Section. The array of books and projects will astound you. You can learn to make a birdhouse, knit, crochet, quilt, and more. The Cookbook Section will give you hundreds of ideas for food gifts. Our Children's Collection has craft books for kids, too. The library even has a knitting group which meets on Thursday evenings from 5-7, and everyone is welcome.

Another way to reduce your holiday stress is to think of new and simple ways of gift giving:

  • Donate to a local charity on someone's behalf
  • Shop locally and give local gifts such as the Presque Isle Historical Society's 2008 Calendar (available at shops in town and at the library)
  • Make a donation to the library for the purchase of a book in honor of someone special or purchase a non-resident membership for a friend or relative
  • Browse the library's used book sale for gifts (many of the books are in perfect condition)

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance's new book, Eating Between the Lines: A Maine Writers' Cookbook, makes a great gift. The library owns a copy and you will have fun seeing what Stephen King, Tess Gerritsen, and many others have to say about cooking. You can even make an author's favorite recipe and enjoy it while reading one of their books.

Send a Maine postcard to a friend this holiday season - it's free!

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