Stick-On Calendars

Stick-On Calendar

The library has free mini stick-on calendars for 2017.

They work great for automobiles, refrigerators, office spaces, and etc.

Stop in a pick up a couple for yourself or a friend.

Happy New Year from your friends at Pittsfield Public Library.

A Very Merry Paper Christmas

Very Merry Paper Christmas

 

Are you looking for special Christmas decorations, gifts, or craft projects this year? Check out the ideas and instructions in this book and create your own.

Back Cover Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year—so celebrate in style with your own festive, homemade paper crafts. From wreaths and buntings to table settings, tree toppers, and ornaments, this collection of 25 projects offers a bounty of decorative items for a beautiful holiday. Created by some of the best crafters on Etsy, they all use straightforward techniques like cutting, folding, stapling, and taping, and include templates to guide you and plenty of helpful how-to illustrations.

“These 25 cards, decorations, and ornaments are intended to evoke a nostalgic, timeless holiday feeling; their styling is slightly retro without being of a specific era. Having four contributing designers means that there isn’t just one signature style, giving the collection of projects more variety. Each item’s instructions are detailed and enumerated in a step-by-step manner that makes it possible to make them look like their pictures, but the book also encourages creativity and customization to make the projects unique to each creator. Sporadic drawings illustrate a step here and there, but only a few projects are shown at more than one stage of construction. Book lovers will be happy . . .  to see the print-covered pages of books cut up and used as material in a few of these projects. All can be constructed with cardstock or scrapbook paper and a variety of cutting tools and adhesives. A number of projects are supported to coordinate with one another, though each works as a stand-alone. Templates are included for most of the creations.” —Booklist

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The Undoing of Saint Silvanus – A Novel

the Undoing of Saint Silvanus

NEW AT THE LIBRARY: Beth Moore, popular Bible teacher, speaker, and author of many New York Times best-selling Bible study books, has released her first work of fiction, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. 

SUMMARY: Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It’s not like they were close. She hadn’t seen him or her grandmother, the ice queen in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist. What Adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell? Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beth Moore has written many best-selling books and is a dynamic teacher and a prolific Bible-study author whose public speaking engagements take her across the United States to challenge tens of thousands. Beth is focused on teaching women all over the world and is known and respected wherever she goes. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters and lives in Houston, Texas, where she leads Living Proof Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday school class at her church.

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Truly Madly Guilty

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Liane Moriarty’s latest book released at the end of July and already has over 270 five-star reviews on Amazon. The library has it available in both regular print and large print.
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Summary:
“The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late. “What a wonderful writer–smart, wise, funny.” –Anne Lamott Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.”

When We Were Sisters

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Summary:
As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters each had never had. Now superstar singer-songwriter Cecilia lives life on the edge, but when Robin is nearly killed in an accident, Cecilia drops everything to be with her. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris’s love and attention, but does Kris need them? When Cecilia asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she’s away. She gambles that he’ll prove to them both that their children – and their marriage – are a priority in his life.