Postcards: Girl with a Pearl Earring Visits SF

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

image of nancy in front of bridge This picture was taken on my last trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. My very favorite museum is the The Mauritshuis in The Hague, where the collection lines the walls of a magnificent palace fit to display this impeccable collection of Flemish and Dutch art. With only 36 known paintings by Vermeer in the world, seeing the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring was a . . . more »

Silicon Web Costumers' Guild

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Cover art of Virtual Costumer May 2010 Volume 8 Issue 2 Genius of Phil and Kaja Foglio, Steampunk issue The Silicon Web Costumers' Guild is a non-profit virtual community interested in costumes and costuming. They are a chapter of the International Costumers Guild. They put together an online costuming magazine called Virtual Costumer which comes out four times a year. The back issues are available and free to view and save as a pdf. Current issues are available to members only. The magazine covers . . . more »

Welcome to the arts and crafts blog!

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Welcome Everyone to the new Arts and Crafts Blog! We have assembled a team of talented people to write articles about the latest books, cool new ideas, programming and more going on at your library! We hope to write articles that interest you, ranging from local artists, photography, ecocrafts, steampunk gagetry, and much, much more. If there is something you are interested in, please let . . . more »

Getting Crafty With Your Kids!

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Hand in Hand Arts and crafts are a great way to spend time with your children, or even as an entire family. Do you feel like you don't have a creative bone in your body? Good news is that in general, kids aren't going to care too much, they just love the opportunity to spend time together, and the library has books to help you out with ideas. . . . more »

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