OOPS!!! We’ve been unforgivably lax in getting posts up for the last few months. But I would say that there is an EXTREMELY good reason. We’ve got some EXCITING new construction happening here at the Main Library and our focus has been pulled towards the ever changing and evolving landscape and all of the things that go along with that (signs directing people, grabbing photos, seeking out musical rhythms in the mechanical noise ;), etc…). More on this to come.
So, with that thought – please enjoy perusing this listing of special interest and hobby titles. Book descriptions are taken from the library catalog listings.
Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming by Rogers Cadenhead
Ideal for Minecraft users, young and old, who are new to programming. Clear and friendly style assumes no prior programming knowledge. Rogers breaks down Minecraft mods programming concepts and terms into short, easily understandable lessons.
Best Ever Travel Tips by Lonely Planet
This illustrated and fully updated edition of Lonely Planet’s pocket-sized bestseller contains our best-ever tips, tricks and trade secrets for stress-free travelling, all brought to life and made easy to understand with stylish, witty illustrations
Chocolate: Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat by Kay Frydenborg
A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate.
Cosplay World by Brian Ashcraft & Luke Plunkett
Filled with striking images of costume play from around the world, this definitive look at the global phenomenon known as “cosplay” examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture. For over 100 years, men and women around the world have been dressing up as their favorite characters from movies, games, comics, TV, and books.
Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge
Homegrown Tea explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes
For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn’t have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury.
Warman’s U.S. Stamps Field Guide by Maurice Wozniak
Whether your collection is focused on images of presidents and musicians, colorful photos of flowers, historic sites, or emblems honoring those who have waged battles for freedom, health, and love, U.S. stamps offer a unique glimpse at history. This guide to U.S. stamps pays tribute to these various categories of popular postage with 1,000 detailed color photos, and offers collectors details and pricing in 4,200 listings.
Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Park to Wounded Knee, a Reader’s Companion by Shelly Fisher Fishken
Leading readers on an enticing journey across the borders of physical places and imaginative terrains, the book includes over 60 images, and extended excerpts from a variety of literary works. Each chapter ends with resources for further exploration. Writing America reveals the alchemy though which American writers have transformed the world around them into art, changing their world and ours in the process.