Did you know you can use items from your garden or even use saved veggie scraps to dye natural fabrics? Use beets, avocado pits, red onion skins and so much more to bring some color to your world! These books will guide you through the process whether you're a natural-dyeing novice or you're ready for a more advanced project.
WHAT STAFF ARE READING
Collection of essays
Meet Steve Dehner, the new adult services representative at North Plains Public Library, one of the 16 Washington County public library locations that are members of WCCLS.
He is a favorite of many of my friends, including avid readers and writers. My mom strongly recommended this collection of essays to me.
What do you think so far?
I love it! I read Testimonio first, and I was hooked. His style is poetic, and full of wonderful surprises. He is wise, down to earth, and finds beauty and insight wherever he looks. His observations of nature are amazing. Whether he is encountering an insect, watching birds, or describing his first awakening to the terrors of the ocean, in creation he finds joy, wonder, mystery, God and deep wisdom. And he seems to always circle back around to love.
Where is your favorite place to read?
When the sun is out, our covered front porch.
Where is your favorite place in the great outdoors?
I love to be near water. I favor a river or stream running through the mountain forest, a mountain lake and ocean beaches.
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL
North Plains Public Library will be hosting weekly adult book giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout August. A different best-selling book is up for grabs each week and you can enter to win by commenting on the post. This month, we’ll be giving away Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain, Louise Penny's latest release, The Madness of Crowds, and other great titles!
Activities for all ages
Pick up a summer reading log, event schedule, our monthly Take & Make Crafts for kids and teens, and our monthly Adventure Pack for adults (while supplies last).
The youth Take & Make features a whole month of activities including creating a time capsule. Older kids and teens can pick up supplies to make friendship bracelets.
Adults are invited to pick up the August Adventure Pack that includes tools to send you on daily treasure hunts to seek and find one beautiful thing via color, drawing or collage. Each pack includes pro tips from teaching artist Valerie Sjodin’s, Beauty for the Soul booklist, watercolor supplies and a fine tip marker.
Teens entering sixth to 12th grade are invited to get creative and have fun writing this summer! Book editor and writing coach Dawn Josephson will help teens add details to their writing. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their work with each other. At the end of the workshop, teens will be encouraged to submit their work to the library. We will compile submissions into a book for others to check out.
All teens are invited to join us via Zoom on Wednesday, August 11 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
TRAVEL BOOK CLUB
Embark on a journey through books when you join the North Plains Public Library's new book club for adults. We'll read fiction and non-fiction about all manner of voyages, travels and journeys. Enjoy friendly discussion on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. via Zoom.
On August 14, we'll discuss The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. It's available as a book, e-book, audiobook and large print book.
Register today. A Zoom link will be sent via email to all registered participants.
Follow WCCLS on social media for a chance to win free goodies. Weekly prizes include a WCCLS tote bag and other swag. Every week you enter is another chance to win a Powell's gift card or Kindle at the end of summer. Watch for the giveaway post each week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enter by commenting with your answer and #WCCLSSocialSummer. Read more about rules and eligibility.
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