Career Cruising is a comprehensive career guide that's fun and easy to use. It's the perfect tool for students planning for the future, graduates investigating job options, and adults looking for work or thinking about a career change.
Career Cruising helps job seekers satisfy five key career guidance needs: self-assessment, career exploration, post-secondary education planning, work search, and portfolio development. Each section can be used on its own or in combination with others. You can learn more about your personal interests and find related careers and information about the necessary training, you can explore schools and find financial aid, you can explore occupations that interest you and find related jobs.
CareerCruising features career guidance information, a database of schools, financial aid information, a portofolio tool, employment resources and self-assessments. This resource is perfect for students exploring future career options as well as college grads and job seekers. Create a CareerCruising profile to build a customized plan.
Career Cruising is available at all BPL branches and at home to any residents of the City of Birmingham with a valid library card.
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Celebrate the holidays at Birmingham Public Library! Click the link to see the list of programs scheduled at BPL locations throughout December. All programs are free and open to the public.
If you are interested in getting your financial life in order this fall, then the Central Library is the place to be! Dr. Andreas Rauterkus, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at UAB, will be leading a series of programs that will focus on a variety of issues related to personal finance and investing. This is the last program in the MakingCents series. We hope you have enjoyed and learned from these financial planning programs.
Paying for College
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A college education is a good investment, but is also a very expensive one. In this program, Dr. Rauterkus will discuss ways to make this process more manageable. Among the topics to be covered are evaluating college affordability, utilizing personal savings, and assessing the different forms of financial aid.
These programs are part of the MakingCents: Resources to make your money grow and Smart investing@your library® series, a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
The Christmas season doesn’t really begin until you have experienced Birmingham storyteller Dolores Hydock’s incredible one-woman performance of A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote's poignant reminiscence of his boyhood in rural Alabama. Dolores will perform this holiday classic on Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., in the Arrington Auditorium at the Central Library.
There is always a full house for this performance, so come early and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library.
“Where were you . . .?”
“Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was shot?”
For people of a certain age, this question and its attendant discussions have been popping up for 50 years. November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Younger generations have their own “Where were you . . .?” questions and answers for the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion that occurred on January 28, 1986, and for the terrorist attacks from al-Qaeda upon New York City and the Washington D. C. metropolitan area on September 11, 2001. These three powerful events force us to reflect on our own mortality and stir our concerns for a sense of safety in our current and sometimes crazy world.
With this anniversary of JFK’s assassination, one can expect many books, articles, commemorations and television specials to come out and take place this year. Much is already out there including straightforward histories, commentary, conspiracy theories and conspiracy thrillers. There is no shortage of material in multiple formats for all ages and types of readers on the subject of our 35th president. Ask your nearby librarian to show you the materials that are available. The Social Sciences Department at the Birmingham Public Library (Central) holds a particularly large JFK collection.
Just last month Jim Lehrer (PBS NewsHour) released his 21st novel titled Top Down: a Novel of the Kennedy Assassination. Here Lehrer moves beyond the standard “Where were you . . .?" question to ask the question “What if . . .?”
The novel, itself, begins five years after 1963 with a journalist (loosely based on Lehrer who was actually a Dallas correspondent on the scene on that fateful day) preparing his statements for a small panel making commemorative comments on their roles on that day. Jack Gilmore (Lehrer) speaks about his involvement in finding out for a fellow correspondent whether the bubble top would be on or off the limousine for JFK’s ride through Dallas. He documents that he asked a Secret Service agent at Love Field this very question. The agent spoke to a colleague by phone and then responded to Gilmore that the top would be down given that the rainy weather had finally subsided.
Gilmore was excited to be included in this prestigious program, but was unaware that “another shoe was about to drop.” Days later a young college student approached him seeking his help. Apparently, her father was the Secret Service agent whom had been consulted about the bubble top at Love Field five years earlier.
“What if . . .?”
Would the President have survived if the top been on? Was that the Secret Services agent’s fault? Was it the fault of his colleague he spoke to that day? Was it the clearing weather’s fault? Was it Kennedy’s fault for preferring the top down in order to be closer to the people he served as the leader of a nation so highly regarded? Who knows, but we all know how erosive and corrosive guilt can be regardless of whether it is genuine or imagined. The book explores these conjoined themes well. All true (non-fictional) characters in the novel are portrayed with due respect and integrity. The fictional characters do not detract nor do they distract. This reader is reminded that the best historical fiction can bring history so vividly to life in a way in which nonfiction accounts occasionally fail.
As a long-time viewer of the PBS NewsHour, I felt as if the author, Jim Lehrer, were reading this novel aloud to me. His familiar voice and the steady, matter-of-fact tone of his writing were somehow comforting without ever being trite, saccharine or maudlin. This swift read felt cozy, but not in the Miss Marple mystery genre sense. It just felt right and, moreover, it is a refreshing departure from the sensational conspiracy theories that have inundated the literature for 50 years.
Read this novel to reflect on the legacy of JFK and to remember, or for younger readers, to imagine that unforgettable day 50 years ago.
Check it out.
Click here to visit a piece posted several days ago on this blog that focuses on recent JFK titles.
The display window at Central Library showcasing books on the Kennedy assassination.
Submitted by David Blake
Sorry, but it doesn’t have anything to do with football, or Alabama, or even the last hundred years. It’s a novel set in 1870s London and it’s a picture of Victorian society the like of which you will almost certainly be unprepared for. Reviewers called it the novel a period novelist might have written had there not been censorship and this is not an overstatement. But even a Dickens without restrictions, for instance, wouldn’t have had a century plus of historical research and perspective that make this story so detailed and devastating. The seductive opening lines indicate as much:
Watch your step. Keep your wits about you: you will need them. This city I am bringing you is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before….The truth is that you are an alien from another time and place altogether.
The novel follows Sugar, a prostitute from these mean streets, as she makes her way through life, meeting William Rackham, a wealthy businessman. She becomes his kept woman and, later, his governess. Through her eyes, and his (and still others) you see every level of London society, from lowest to highest. Connected to the main theme of prostitution are related themes concerning desire, lust, marriage, courtship and so on. In all of this you are intimately immersed into defining elements of Victorian morality, its vicissitudes, contradictions and hypocrisies. Far more importantly, and cutting to the core, it’s a book about love and how society usually thwarts it far more often than it supports it.
By the way, if you like it, don’t miss the DVD version, also at the library.
Submitted by Richard Grooms
The holiday season has come fast and has caught many of us off guard, but we need not fret because it’s still early enough to shop and plan without getting entangled with the chaos that seems synonymous with the holidays. Below, Real Simple provides seven tips to reduce holiday stress and save money. Following the tips are books provided by the Birmingham Public Library that will also help us navigate the holidays with class and ease so that we can celebrate and embrace them for what they mean to us without the distractions of stress.
1. Make a List
Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for, no matter how small the gift may be. Include ideas of what to give each person, along with the maximum amount you’re willing to spend.
2. Start Early
Don’t wait until after Thanksgiving to start buying holiday gifts. Keep your eyes open all year round for items friends and family would like.
3. Do Online Research
If you’re unsure of which specific item to buy, search for reputable online reviews.
4. Hit Up Black Friday (If You Dare)
If you’re looking for great deals and aren’t afraid of battling large crowds, the day after Thanksgiving is a shopping must. Get a head start on fellow shoppers by checking a website like Blackfriday.org before the big day.
5. Take Advantage of Cyber Monday
A spin-off of Black Friday that debuted in 2005, Cyber Monday is reputedly the biggest online shopping day of the holiday season—and accordingly, many online retailers will offer special discounts on their products. It takes place the Monday after Black Friday, though you can find online bargains all year long at Cybermonday.com, the official Cyber Monday website. On the actual day, the site will feature extra discounts and hourly specials to further entice online shoppers. To stay even more in the know during the holidays, sign up to receive emails from your favorite stores to get advance notice about sales and insider-only deals.
6. No-Cost Holiday Shipping
More than 1,000 online merchants, like Best Buy and L.L.Bean, will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. (Go to freeshippingday.com for details.)
7. Do It Yourself
If you’re creatively inclined, avoid mall madness altogether and bake a batch of cookies, sew personalized tote bags, or make beautiful earrings for friends and family.
Debt-proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank by Mary Hunt
Holiday Blues: Rediscovering the Art of Celebration by Herbert Rappaport
Saving Dinner for the Holidays: Menus, Recipes, Shopping Lists, and Timelines for Spectacular, Stress-free Holidays and Family Celebrations by Leanne Ely
Classic Crafts and Recipes for the Holidays by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Submitted by Karnecia Williams
"Before there was social networking, there were blogs. And in an effort to muddle things, at one point in time the concept of blogging without trying too hard became known as microblogging. Tumblr is part microblogging, part social networking."
"If you want to write a several-thousand-word opus about something, Tumblr isn’t the place to do it. If you want to share a moving picture of a little kid acting like a detective as quickly and easily as possible, Tumblr is a good place to do it. That’s the microblogging aspect to Tumblr. Then, other Tumblr users who like moving pictures of little kids acting like detectives can follow you on Tumblr so they’re sure to see every moving little-kid-acting-like-a-detective picture you post. That’s the social networking aspect to Tumblr."
So, where can you find Tumblr?
Learn more about what's going on at BPL, find book reviews, funny memes, and most importantly, FOLLOW US at http://www.tumblr.com/blog/bhampublib! We can't wait to connect with you!
The first 25 donors of $1,000 and up to BPL's annual campaign will receive a beautiful limited edition photo print by local artist John DeMotte (www.johndemotte.com). The photo is in an edition of 25, donated to BPL by the artist. It captures the Central Library's glass windows, which rise from the first floor atrium to above the fourth floor, looking across the intersection of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and Park Place toward the Tutwiler Hotel. The Central Library's "East Building" was constructed in 1984, is a modern counterpart to the 1927 Linn Henley Library. Its pyramid-like glass atrium has made it a recognizable downtown Birmingham landmark.
The BPL Foundation hopes to raise $50,000 before January 1, 2014 to supplement and expand the library's collection. One hundred percent campaign donations will be used to acquire library materials for BPL's 1.7 million annual visitors. Specifically, funding will allow BPL to:
• Purchase current and sought-after books and ebooks in all genres
• Purchase magazines, journals, and newspapers for both research and enjoyment
• Purchase databases like Ancestry.com, Reference USA, and Morningstar
For benefits of giving at all levels, and to donate online, please go to www.bplonline.org/foundation.
And remember to celebrate #GivingTuesday with us. If you donate any time from now through December 3rd, we will enter you into a drawing for books and dinner.
John DeMotte, "Atrium - Birmingham Public Library"
Archival Pigment Print, 2013
Image is 11 x 16 1/2 printed on 17 x 22 Epson Fine Art
Edition of 25
Native Americans celebrate their heritage in November. BPL has a range of media concerning Native American life and history, from books, such as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Black Elk Speaks, to DVDs, such as Ken Burns’ The West.
November is also national Diabetes Awareness Month, and this disease is a special concern for Native Americans. According to the Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, diabetes is the fourth-leading cause of death among Native Americans, higher than that of other races.
To educate Native American children about type 2 diabetes, Georgia Perez has written a series of beautifully illustrated books called the “Eagle Books.” This four-book series was developed by the CDC’s Native Diabetes Wellness Program. It follows a young Native American boy, Rain That Dances, and his friends as they learn from the great bald eagle about type 2 diabetes. The take-home message is that healthy eating and an active lifestyle are key factors in staving off this disease. Each book includes a glossary of terms and a list of websites where you can find out more about this disease. It is also appropriate for story-time in classrooms or one-on-one reading. The series includes: Through the Eyes of the Eagle, Knees Lifted High, Plate Full of Color, and Tricky Treats. These books are new arrivals; please ask about their availability. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Another offering in this series is Coyote and The Turtle’s Dream, written by Terry Lofton and created by The Native Diabetes Wellness Program. It is based on the “Eagle Books” characters and is recommended for middle school readers. It also includes a glossary and a cast of characters list.
For more information:Native American Heritage Month: http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes and Native American health:http://www.cdc.gov/ and http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/index.html
Submitted by Michelle Andrews and Liz WinnGovernment Documents/Microforms DepartmentCentral Library
Birmingham’s First Black Police Officer to Explore the Past During November 25 Book Signing at Central Library
A Korean War paratrooper, Stover integrated the police department in 1966. He retired as a deputy chief in 1998. As Birmingham commemorates the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, the 80-year-old Stover said that 2013 is an ideal time to release the book.
“They didn’t spit on me or push me (on the first day.) But they did call me racist names and suggested I wouldn’t last the first day,’’ Stover said. When Stover entered the police roll call room, all of the white officers went to one side of the room, leaving Stover on the other side. Several of the officers pulled guns out of their holsters, blowing away imaginary smoke and using a racial slur while asking who was going to work with him. That incident only happened the first day, he said.
“All of the guys weren’t obnoxious and hateful. Some were very helpful,’’ Stover said. “But when they got around their peers, I was ignored. And I could understand that because there was peer pressure. But there were some who didn't care one way or the other.’'
“The only bright part of all of that was Chief Jamie Moore,… he wanted to see me make it.’’
Stover didn’t let the hate defeat him. He said he stayed on the force because he wanted to make it better for other minorities coming behind him. “I wasn’t going to give up,’’ he said.
When Stover retired, there were more than 860 police officers on staff, said Stover’s niece, Dr. Bessie Stover Powell of South Carolina State University, who wrote the book. Powell’s husband, Dr. Don L. Powell, and Stover, contributed to the book. “We are honored to write his story because it is not only American history, black history but it’s also the first account of Deputy Chief Stover’s bravery and achievement,’’ Powell said.
To arrange interviews, call Stover at 205-925-7798 or Debra Powell 205-541-4486. For more information about the book signing, call Hezekiah Jackson IV, President Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP, at 205-516-9806.
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theater (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.
In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, BPL will be hosting free workshops at some of its area libraries. Children, aged 7 to 12, will learn how storybook characters come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT The Best Christmas Pageant Ever production on December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
A new, better-than-ever production! This is a hilarious holiday story that will delight all ages. No one wants to be in the annual Christmas play at the local church except six irascible siblings who have never hear the story of Christmas. Ultimately, their energy and sincerity triumphs as they make this year’s pageant the best one ever. The play is based on a book by Barbara Robinson.
Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the remaining workshops. Libraries and dates are as follows:
Avondale: November 24 – 2:30 p.m.East Ensley: November 23 – 2:30 p.m.East Lake: November 23 – 2:30 p.m.Springville Road: November 24 – 2:30 p.m.West End: November 23 – 11:00 a.m.
After reading Flora and Ulysses if you need more squirrel stories, check these out.
I See a Squirrel by Alex Appleby
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin
Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Stein
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts
Submitted by Carla Perkins
Rikesha said it best: "The library means so much to so many people." We appreciate everyone who supports and utilizes the services and resources offered at the Birmingham Public Library.
Our BPL Foundation would like to expand the library's collection. The Foundation seeks to raise $50,000 before January 1, 2014. Your donations will be used solely for the purpose of acquiring library materials. Specifically, your gift will allow BPL to do the following:
- Purchase current and sought-after books and ebooks in all genres
- Purchase magazines, journals, and newspapers for both research and enjoyment
- Purchase databases like Ancestry.com, Reference USA and Morningstar
Your generosity will touch 1.7 million visitors per year who visit 19 library locations spanning the city. BPL serves more people than any other cultural institution in Birmingham.
Your gift puts books and other reading materials into the hands of the citizens of Birmingham—whether they walk in our doors, download a book, or visit a database online.
Your support allows people to start businesses, trace their family’s history, and learn a new language (or two!)
Click here to help us spark imagination, empower individuals, & build a better Birmingham.
Any amount you donate from not until the end of #GivingTuesday (December 3, 2013) will automatically enter you for a chance to win a books and dinner prize! Here are the various levels and benefits of giving.
If you would prefer, you may contribute by visiting a Birmingham Public Library location or by making checks payable to:
Birmingham Public Library Foundation Annual Campaign2100 Park PlaceBirmingham, AL 35203
For more information, please visit www.bplonline.org/foundation.
Thank you for your support!!!
New York Times best-selling author Jan Brett will sign copies of her new book Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella at the Central Library on Tuesday, November 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Books-A-Million will have books for sale.
Brett’s children’s books include highly-detailed art work of loveable hedgehogs, chickens, and other animals. Special chickens and hedgehogs will be on display during this event. Brett will also discuss her art work. The event is free.
Brett is touring the nation on a decorated bus, which will be parked outside of the library for fan pictures. Autographed posters will go to the first 100 in line.
With more than 38 million books in print, Brett is one of America’s most popular children’s book artists/authors. Her latest book takes the classic fairy tale of Cinderella and casts chickens as the characters. It tells the story of Cinders, the most-picked-on hen in the flock, becoming the belle of a prince chicken’s ball. Inspiration for the book came from Brett’s own flock of award-winning chickens. It’s the perfect stocking-stuffer for the holidays.
The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook and other publications have named Brett’s books as “Best Children’s Books of the Year.’’ Brett lives in Norwell, Mass.
For more information, call Vincent Solfronk at 205-226-3651.
Generous financial support for this program was provided by the Rita C. Kimerling Family Fund.
The program can be viewed on the C-SPAN website at http://c-spanvideo.org/program/Segrega.
Submitted by Jim Baggett
At this point I’m not certain we’ll ever have a single, definitive answer to any of the multitudinous questions hovering around the assassination. I am certain that even if such an answer was discovered, it would not be universally accepted. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to tease the occasional discovery from the event, and publish new books on the topic.
One of my favorite titles from the recent crop of assassination books is The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. Straight and to the point. Authors Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro present evidence from LBJ’s mistress that the Vice President was involved in the assassination.
One of the more visually stunning books is Life magazine’s The Day Kennedy Died. As one would expect, this Life volume consist of numerous photographs, but this title also reproduces, in special folded sections, each frame of the infamous Zapruder film.
There are two relatively new eyewitness accounts. November 22, 1963 Witness to History is by photographer Hugh Aynesworth who witnessed the assassination of President Kennedy, the arrest of Oswald and Oswald’s murder. The Kennedy Detail is by Gerald Blaine who served on the Presidential detail on the historic day in Dallas. Blaine’s book covers not only the events of the assassination, but the emotions of the men who were charged with protecting the President.
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters is written by local historian James Douglass. Douglass argues that Kennedy was assassinated because he preferred a peaceful end to the Cold War, and opposed a confrontational stance similar to that which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
There are numerous books and DVDs on Lee Harvey Oswald. One unique view is presented in the 2008 DVD Oswald's Ghost. This PBS production explores, through archival footage and contemporary interviews, how people view the theory of a lone gunman.
The Kennedy assassination is the plot of far too many novels for me to mention here except to share my personal favorite, The Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry, and remind you that Stephen King has also delved into this subject.
Submitted by David Ryan
Business, Science and Technology Department
Murder at Hazelmoor
Having immersed myself in the works of Agatha Christie for the last few months, I was very happy to discover two gems of hers that could easily be overlooked. Endless Night and Murder at Hazelmoor are not your typical Agatha Christie works. Neither book features her most well-known characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Each book is very character driven and, while murders certainly do occur, the unraveling of the mystery isn’t really the most interesting part of the story. It’s easy to forget that, in addition to crafting clever puzzles and surprise endings, Christie was just a really good writer who drew the reader into her world with ease and deft.
Endless Night is one of the later Christies having been published in the U.S. in 1968. Its modern tone is a little jarring at first (Should the phrase “sex personified” really appear in an Agatha Christie book?). It is, I think, one of her darker works. Christie seems to have a soft spot for romance and usually throws a happy couple into her stories. No such happy couple here. Most of the book concerns the courtship and marriage of Mike and Ellie. After their marriage, they settle in a custom-built house on some supposedly cursed land called Gypsy’s Acre. The murder doesn’t happened until almost three quarters of the way in, but once it does other bodies begin piling up at an alarming rate. No spoilers, but Christie aficionados may spot some previously used devices.
Murder at Hazelmoor is, in contrast, a very early work (published in 1931). It has a lighter, more madcap feel to it. An elderly gentleman in an isolated village has been murdered. Was his murder predicted at a séance? His best friend doesn’t think so, but is worried enough to travel six miles in a snowstorm to find out. Many red herrings follow with all the village inhabitants and the dead man’s family coming under suspicion. Emily, the plucky fiancée of the deceased’s nephew (aided by aspiring journalist, Charles Enderby), tracks down the truth. Unlike Endless Night, which really has no detective, Murder at Hazelmoor has Inspector Narracott on the case. He’s a rather dull character, but perfectly functional. It’s really Emily and her friend who steal the show. I was completely surprised by the ending. Of course, with a master like Christie, I always am.
M. B. Newbill
Southern History Department
There are many layers to the question of why crafting has seen such resurgence in the past decade. Part may stem from genuine economic need. Dealing with the past economic downturn, people were looking for a way to make their own household products or clothes, or perhaps they were hoping to sell these handmade objects for a little extra cash. This has definitely been aided by the accessibility of the internet. The monstrosity that is the world wide web has created a community of people who want to do for themselves, and use others’ posts and ideas for launching points of their own. Websites like Pinterest have become increasingly popular and sites like Craftsy and Instructables actually give online classes or tutorials for those interested in learning a new craft or completing a DIY project. BPL has a page dedicated to local classes and supply stores around town to also help the burgeoning crafter.
Since the stigma of homemade clothes not being “cool” has given way to homemade clothes actually being “hip” and an expression of individuality, crafting has a whole new face for the younger generation. Television shows like Project Runway have exposed the behind-the-scenes of fashion design and prompted watchers to create clothing items of their own. Sewing machine sales are on the rise and wonderful websites like Knitty and Crochetme are online havens for the textile-inclined.
Perhaps there’s also the urge to know simply how to hem a pair of pants or embroider a handkerchief like the generations who came before when items weren’t as readily store-bought. Learning that craft gives the creator a feeling of being self-sufficient, even if that means making a bookshelf, or a hat for a nephew, or just learning how to knit and purl. Of course, there is a subtle beauty to the patience that crafting demands. Taking up a pair of knitting needles or learning how to bead can be a respite from the busy times we live in and gives many a sense of peace.
You know what’s better than making jewelry or t-shirt quilt? Visiting your local library. Not only do they have the resources one can check out and take home to learn whatever craft your heart desires, but the librarians themselves are sometimes a valuable resource for the subject. Come visit the Birmingham Public Library’s Central branch and see the latest crafting display. Here are some amazing titles currently available:
Get a Hobby! – Tina Barseghian
Craft-a-Day – Sarah Goldschadt
Complete Book of Home Crafts: Adventurous Projects for Beginners – Carine Tracanelli
Brave New Quilts: 12 Projects inspired by Twentieth Century art – from Art Nouveau to Punk & Pop – Kathreen Ricketson
Art of Seamless Knitting – Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein
Knit Christmas Stockings: 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments – Gwen W. Steege
Submitted by Rachel JoinerArts, Literature, Sports