It’s summer and that means the FTPL Summer Concert series!
This week it’s Life is a Cabaret on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 pm. Can’t make it? Come to The Dirdy Birdies‘ concert on July 23, 7pm.
This week’s staff pick is “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair. It’s the perfect time of year to re-varnish, finish, paint, or otherwise alter your furniture since you can probably do it outdoors where it won’t smell up your house.
“Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You’ll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.”–Taken from Goodreads.com
Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
Published: Apr 09, 2013 by Chronicle Books
Find in the Library
This week (and every week this summer) we have tons of great programs both at the main library and the Franklin Park branch!
In the Children’s department we have puppet shows (every Monday at 2:30 PM this summer), learn to play chess (every Monday at 6:30 pm this summer), legos, a magic show, scrapbooking, the Muppets from Space movie, and much more! Our Children’s department has two programs a day, every day, Monday – Friday throughout the summer. Come enjoy!
Young Adults aren’t left out. This week “what’s an abacus?” and “young adult book bingo” are happening with great activities and prizes! The YA Yarn Club at the Franklin Park branch also starts this week, so break out the knitting and crochet!
Our adults have chess club, bobbin lacemaking, the Summer Concert series, free movies (Lone Survivor and The Grand Budapest Hotel for July), computer classes on Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, and more this month!
Get all the details on these great programs and find out if you need to register at the appropriate calendar (links above). You’ll also be able to see where the event is held, at the Main or Franklin Park branch.
Come in, engage in one of our fantastic programs, and let us know what you think!
Summer is here! Celebrate with our summer reading program. If you’re lost on what to read, we have some summer reading themed titles for you to check out! Come in and grab one of our new Literary Elements bookmarks. They’re located at the Circulation Desk where the Staff Pick bookmarks are usually located or in our current Adult Summer Reading Display, in the Fiction section.