Join the Friends of Huntington Memorial Library on May 16 for a program conducted by Jill Reed on "Felting with Fiber" at 7 p.m.
Reed will talk about the process of wet felting and needle felting with wool roving. She will then show attendees how to do both. Participants will do a small project during the program.
Reed said she enjoys various fiber arts including rug hooking, knitting and felting.
She is self-taught and has shown at local arts events.
Registration is required for this program and there is a materials fee of $5, payable at the time of the workshop.
Anna Viktorovna lives in Moscow with her young son and father. Her husband, an officer in the Red Army, is on active duty thousands of miles away. She meets Alexey Bulyagkov, a powerful Soviet official, and they become very good friends and eventually lovers. Then, a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey or her family will be harmed. "The Russian Affair" by Michael Wallner takes the reader into a world of intrigue, love and espionage during the Cold War.
Gardening, canning and freezing are quickly regaining popularity with many people. "Tart and Sweet" by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler contains 101 canning and pickling recipes. Fruits and vegetables feature in these recipes for jams, chutneys, marmalades, syrups, relishes, sauces, and salsas. These are small-batch recipes, perfect for making just a few jars. The book also gives recipes for you to use the goods you've preserved.
Baseball's longest game is featured in "Bottom of the 33rd" by Dan Barry. The game occurred on April 18, 1981, and was played between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings. This eight-hour game is recounted here with all the emotions that accompanied it throughout the evening and into the night. Big name players, players starting their careers, and others who would remain in the minor leagues come alive for the reader.
The library has received the following children's books through a grant from the Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Foundation:
"Super Dragon" by Steven Kroll features Drago the dragon who wants to compete in the dragon contest which is to be held in two weeks. There's just one problem: Drago is young, hasn't learned to fly, and his family says he can't. That doesn't stop him. He asks a bird to help him learn to fly, and they practice endlessly. Will he be ready to compete on the day of the contest?
"Press Here" by Herve Tullet starts with a single touch to a yellow dot. Following directions on each page of the book, children will have an amazing imagination journey. Pressing, blowing, tipping, all result in one fantastical thing after another. And don't be surprised if children want to read this more than once.
Beloved character Froggy stars in a new book, "Froggy Goes to Hawaii" by Jonathan London. He's excited and looking forward to surfing, swimming and seeing a volcano. Of course, readers will know right from the start that things never turn out the way they are planned when Froggy is around. Children will laugh at all these antics.
Clink was a dazzling robot in his day. Now he's old, broken and forgotten. He's nearly given up on finding a home until one day when he spies a boy who might be just the right one. "Clink" by Kelly DiPucchio features vividly detailed illustrations with end papers of a robot's anatomy.
Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
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 www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.