BOOK NOTES: 'Hockey's Greatest Stars,' 'Craftivism,' 'Missions Impossible'
Grand Forks Public Library "Hockey's Greatest Stars" by Chris McDonell. More than 70 of the greatest hockey players of all time are presented here, as well as 27 top stars of today's fast-paced NHL. All the biggest moments are recounted, from Sta...
Grand Forks Public Library
"Hockey's Greatest Stars" by Chris McDonell. More than 70 of the greatest hockey players of all time are presented here, as well as 27 top stars of today's fast-paced NHL. All the biggest moments are recounted, from Stanley Cup-clinching goals to game-saving heroics.
"Yell Less, Love More" by Sheila McCraith. This book is a lifeline to regain your control and help you stop yelling at your children. With McCraith's practical and doable ideas, you can uncover the calm and caring parent you always hoped you'd be.
"Missions Impossible" by Hazel Flynn. More than 100 amazing stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, endurance and sheer grit in the face of life-threatening challenges are revealed in "Missions Impossible." Whether in answer to the extremes of war, an act of blind faith or utter determination against all odds, these history-changing missions still seem impossible today.
"Does That Mean I Fail?" by Brooks Black. Black gives an amusing look at some of the things a flight examiner sees during check rides with pilot candidates demonstrating their competency in the skills required for an aircraft pilot's certification.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
"Get Out of That Pit" by Beth Moore. Moore shares the lessons she learned as a former "pit-dweller" and encourages you to lift your eyes, voice and hands to the only power who she believes can help. This book includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide for personal use or small group usage.
"Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. A stunning, remarkable and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, gives insight to the period when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.
"Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism" by Betsy Greer. Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet. This book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing and crafts that facilitate personal growth, "Craftivism" provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time.
"Printmaking Unleashed: More than 50 Techniques for Expressive Mark Making" by Traci Bautista. Inventive ideas for making marks with handmade tools, nontraditional materials and simple DIY printmaking techniques are shared in this book. Exploding with exploration and whimsy, "Printmaking Unleashed" features more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations and countless possibilities for creating original prints, fabrics, art journal pages and mixed-media collages.