On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Friday, December 20, 2013

From the Library's Shelves . . .

Come in and browse through them.
If it's cold, we'll light the fire for you!

Tucked in a corner of the library right next to the circulation desk, is a book case filled with hand-picked favorites of the staff.  (Hence the catchy and original name of the collection, "Staff Favorites".) 

We put the name of whoever recommended the book on the spine so that if you read it and enjoy it, you can choose other titles selected by that person. It's a great place to find some hidden jewels. 

Of all the titles I have recommended, one of my favorites is an unobtrusive little book (4 1/2"x 6 1/2' to be exact!), called Things I Learned From Knitting  . . . Whether I Wanted to or Not by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. It's on my Kindle. If you have never read any of her work, start with this book. She lists 45 things knitting has taught her. You'll read them and chuckle, smile and think "Oh, me too". I'll say no more - other than "check it out". 

Stephanie also writes a blog under the name Yarn Harlot. Try reading it (after you read mine of course!!)

Until the next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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