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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Quilting up a storm at your local libraries

Betts Markle
Special to the Sun

A few weeks ago, I visited the Incline Village Library and discovered a world of comfort! A local quilting organization was displaying, making and selling a variety of quilted items. Table runners, crib quilts, wall hangings, drink coasters, full size bed quilts and more were available.

As we move into the colder, darker months, it may be appealing to bring out the yarn and the fabric in bright, happy colors to take our minds off of the impending winter.

Of course, on the other hand, we all love to play in the snow, so we need those warm, fuzzy scarfs and hats to make sure we enjoy our time outside. Also, what is better than a cozy quilt to wrap up by the fireside before bed?

Whether it is seasonal decorations, new baby gifts or a new soft, warm scarf, you can learn a new crafting skill or expand your repertoire by checking out the resources at your library.

Here are some titles to get you started and a few online resources to get you excited about the possibilities. DVDs available: "The Art of Knitting & Crochet 2," "Crochet Stiches in Motion" and "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting!"

Here are some books, to name a few: "Barbara Randle's Crazy Quilting with Attitude," "The Art of Landscape Quilting," and "Brave New Quilts."

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Sierra Nevada College Library

Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m. Writers in the Woods reading with SNC Resident Writer Cathy Linh Che. Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) 139-141.

Nov. 4-5, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Both days at the SNC Holman Arts and Media Center is the inaugural Tahoe Underground Film Festival.

Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon. Workshop with Cathy Linh Che. TCES 139-141. $50 for community members.

Incline Village Library

Early voting through Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Food for Fines, Nov. 1-30. Support The Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA. Bring in one non-perishable, non-expired food item to any Washoe County Library for each overdue library item and help feed the hungry. Donations may not be exchanged for lost or damaged items.

Kings Beach Library

Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m. "Computer Basics" For beginners! Come learn the fundamentals of computers: set up an email account, get on the internet, and turn on a computer.

Nov. 8, 10:30-11 a.m. "Preschool Story Time" Our theme is magic. Books, tricks, and all around fun!

Stop by the library and catch up on the Propositions and Candidates. We have voter guides available for you to peruse.

Truckee Library

New Library Cards will be unveiled at the Truckee Library. In celebration of the rollout of a new library logo, a card design contest was held recently, and Truckee local Lauren Darzynkiewicz won in the young adult category. Lauren's well-designed cards, as well as a bright array of winning cards and the new logo cards, are available at the library: You may trade in your old card, and through November 30, any new card will be free.

The Read Up! Adult Literacy program based at the Truckee Library is constantly in need of community volunteers interested in becoming literacy/ESL tutors. Please call Rolann at 530-575-7030 for more details.

Betts Markle is Library Director at Sierra Nevada College.