All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, December 6, for staff training.

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Zines: An Introduction for the Literary Maker

Zines are homemade booklets, and an easy to make and share outlet for creativity. They can be as casual or as professional as you want and are a great introduction to the worlds of graphic design, comics, book-making, and self-publishing. More

Hip-Hop Histories

Hip-hop has defined the last four decades of American music and culture. Explore its legacy and influence with these books and movies.  More

Legends of Dance

 Enjoy these biographies and memoires of some of history's most legendary dancers. More

From Movie To Musical

 Here is a list of popular musicals that appeared first as Hollywood films.   More

A Homemade Valentine

If you are writing a heartfelt letter to your loved one this Valentine's Day, you may want to take a few extra moments to create a handmade card. The Library is a great place to find inspiration for your token of love. More

Tattoo Design

According to a recent Harris Research Study, 21% of adults currently have at least one tattoo. With so many people going under the needle, it is easy to see that tattoos are no longer stereotyped to be only for sailors and motorcycle enthusiasts. As time has passed, the tattoo has become a form of art and expression for many. More

Quirky Crafts

From origami projects made from kitchen towels to jewelry made from duct tape, the Library has several resources to inspire your next unusual art project.  
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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: Holiday Music from the Library!

Holiday music provides a sentimental soundtrack for the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years -- even a Grinch's heart melts a little when Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Check out the Library's collection of sheet music and CDs to get in the holiday mood! More

Digital Photography Resources

Enjoy taking pictures? Take a look at some of the resources the Library offers to help improve your digital photography techniques. More

Bill Evans: Jazz Impressionist

September 15, 2012 marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. But, the influence of his revolutionary piano techniques is still evident in the world of jazz today. More

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