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Stay strong - a musician's journey from Congo by Hyde, Natalie, 1963- author.

Stay strong - a musician's journey from Congo

Describes the life of a Congolese boy whose family moved to Canada in search of a better life and whose music has helped to bring positive change to the world.

Jul 21, 2016
A spoonful of sugar - sew 20 simple projects to sweeten your surroundings zakka style by Cox, Lisa (Writer on sewing), author.

A spoonful of sugar - sew 20 simple projects to sweeten your surroundings zakka style

"Treat yourself to 20 sweet and original craft projects! If you love crafting but find yourself short on time, all you need is A Spoonful of Sugar! Lisa Cox, the talented designer behind A Spoonful of Sugar Designs, offers twenty fun yet functional projects to decorate your bedroom, kitchen, craft room and playroom or to give as one-of-a kind gifts. Most of these projects can be made in an afternoon--whether you're a beginner or an intermediate crafter! Make a few Crisscross Coasters to spice up

Jul 21, 2016
Sundressing - sew 21 easy, breezy dresses for women and girls by Mora, Melissa, author.

Sundressing - sew 21 easy, breezy dresses for women and girls

"Featuring 10 women's dresses and 11 dresses for girls, and ranging from toddler to plus-size, each project starts with instructions for a bodice and a skirt, but from there, it's up to you! From the simple and pretty lines of the classic Primrose sundress to the edgy and stylish shape of the city-chic SoCo dress, you'll find the instruction and inspiration you need to make your own unique and custom-fitted dresses. Change the skirt length or style, try different fabrics and prints--make each dr

Jul 21, 2016
Ultimate sewing bible - a complete reference with step-by-step techniques by Clayton, Marie, author.

Ultimate sewing bible - a complete reference with step-by-step techniques

Presents a general guide to sewing for beginners to advanced practitioners, with illustrated instructions of sewing techniques, dressmaking, advanced tailoring, home furnishings, and repairing.

Jul 21, 2016
Dictee by Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung

Dictee

Jul 21, 2016
Comic book art by Marcovitz, Hal, author.

Comic book art

Looks at the history of comic book art and artists, from its earliest days to the current popular culture obsession with comics.

Jul 21, 2016
Painting without paint - landscapes with your tablet by Palmer, Matthew (Artist), author.

Painting without paint - landscapes with your tablet

"Popular and innovative artist Matthew Palmer's new book shows you just how easy it is to produce fantastic landscapes on your tablet. Using clear, no-nonsense instruction and plenty of helpful, practical advice, you will quickly learn everything you need, from preparing your colors to adding atmosphere to your landscapes. The book shows you simple exercises to practice essential techniques in handling your tablet, then leads you into 6 full and varied landscape projects. Packed with variety and

Jul 21, 2016
Transformers - the art of prime by Sorenson, Jim, author.

Transformers - the art of prime

Jul 21, 2016
Defeating jihad - the winnable war by Gorka, Sebastian, author.

Defeating jihad - the winnable war

"America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever"--

Jul 21, 2016
Crook County - racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court by Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez, author.

Crook County - racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court

"Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight. We watch white courtroom professionals classify and deliberate on the fates of mostly black and Latino defendants while racial abuse and due process violatio

Jul 21, 2016
Conquering chaos by Lowell, Catelynn, author.

Conquering chaos

"How did two troublemaking kids from the trailer park make it through the storm of family dysfunction, teen pregnancy, and adoption without letting go of each other? What gave them the strength to conquer the chaos of their lives and go on to become people their children could be proud of? And what really happened when the [16 and pregnant and Teen mom] cameras weren't there?"--Amazon.com.

Jul 21, 2016
Meerkats by Mc Ilrath, Grant M., author.

Meerkats

Meerkats offers unique insight into the world of this endearing creature, and is the first title on the subject written by a professionally qualified nature conservationist. Includes remarkable sequences of images of meerkats mobbing together to take on predators such as jackals, eagles and poisonous snakes, along with many other interesting behaviours. Meerkats truly are mammalian masters of multi-tasking.

Jul 21, 2016
The lyric in the age of the brain by Skillman, Nikki, 1982- author.

The lyric in the age of the brain

"Exploration of our inner life--perception, thought, memory, feeling--once seemed a privileged domain of lyric poetry. Scientific discoveries, however, have recently supplied physiological explanations for what was once believed to be transcendental; the past sixty years have brought wide recognition that the euphoria of love is both a felt condition and a chemical phenomenon, that memories are both representations of lived experience and dynamic networks of activation in the brain. Caught betwe

Jul 21, 2016
Love, Tanya by Burr, Tanya, author.

Love, Tanya

Jul 21, 2016
Layered - baking, building, and styling spectacular cakes by Huff, Tessa, author.

Layered - baking, building, and styling spectacular cakes

It's time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We're talking layers--two, three, four, or more! Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with Tessa Huff's 150 innovative recipes, which combine new and exciting flavors of cake, fillings and frostings-- everything from pink peppercorn cherry to bourbon butterscotch and pumpkin vanilla chai to riesling rhubarb and raspberry chocolate stout. Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and

Jul 21, 2016
The last punisher - a SEAL Team THREE sniper's true account of the Battle of Ramadi by Lacz, Kevin, author.

The last punisher - a SEAL Team THREE sniper's true account of the Battle of Ramadi

"A first-person account of the Iraq War, from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team 3 with American Sniper Chris Kyle, describes their legendary unit, "The Punishers," and provides gripping details of their missions in Ramadi,"--NoveList.

Jul 21, 2016
Modern roots--today's quilts from yesterday's inspiration - 12 projects inspired by patchwork from 1840 to 1970 by Volckening, Bill, 1966- author.

Modern roots--today's quilts from yesterday's inspiration - 12 projects inspired by patchwork from 1840 to 1970

Jul 21, 2016
The infiltrator - the true story of one man against the biggest drug cartel in history by Mazur, Robert, author.

The infiltrator - the true story of one man against the biggest drug cartel in history

Describes the author's exploits as an undercover agent infiltrating the illegal drug cartels of Colombia, detailing how he helped bring down criminal bankers and drug lords.

Jul 21, 2016
The human microbiome - the germs that keep you healthy by Hirsch, Rebecca E, author.

The human microbiome - the germs that keep you healthy

"This book explores the human microbiome--the trillions of microbes that share our bodies--and why it has become one of the hottest areas of research in human health. The book discusses the microbes that live on us and in us, how scientists study them, and how they relate to health issues such as infections, obesity, allergies, and autoimmune disorders. The book delves into the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a US government/National Institutes of Health initiative launched in 2007, in which sci

Jul 21, 2016
How to ruin everything - essays by Watsky, 1986- author.

How to ruin everything - essays

Presents a collection of essays that chronicle the author's triumphs over humiliation, strange misadventures, and character-building experiences.

Jul 21, 2016