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Library Corner

March 7, 2013

The comeback of the American chestnut tree


Learn how to print, dye and decorate your fabric in Laurie Wisbrun’s “Embellish Me.” Designing and printing fabric both digitally and by hand is covered. Step-by-step instructions with color photos make things easy to learn. Embellish fabric covers applique, embroidery, adding buttons and other materials touch just the tip of techniques offered.

Marnie and her little sister are the only ones who know what happened to their parents in “The Death of Bees,” a novel by Lisa O’Donnell. After a few months, their neighbor notices they are alone and he feels he can help them. He takes them in and they become a family. When outsiders start questioning things, the lies begin and get deeper, threatening to tear them apart.

Learn about pregnancy, birth, babies and child care from birth to age 3 in “The Baby Book” issued by Dorling Kindersley. Facts on all these topics along with advice help you with all aspects of pregnancy and child rearing. The book is organized so that you can spend just five minutes to quickly check something, or spend more time reading in depth. The breadth of topics makes this a valuable resource.

“The Things They Cannot Say” by Kevin Sites contains stories about what soldiers have seen and done, or even not done as they served during war time. Can you imagine what it’s like to kill another human? How does it feel to be shot at? What can you do to try and forget the horrors? The author has served the last decade covering war stories for major networks and writing this book also helped him combat the problems he experienced while reporting.

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Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at

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