Come away from the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair inspired and ready to get DIY-ing?  

Now that the weather is starting to cool, gather up some lovely leaves & acorns for Autumn make-it-yourself goodies.  Here are a few books to help the kids (or kids-at-heart) with getting started:  

In celebration of the new DC Punk Archive in Special Collections/Washingtoniana, we’re having a punk show in the MLK Jr. Memorial Library basement. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/punk
JOY BUTTONShttp://joybuttons.bandcamp.com/FLAMERShttps://www.facebook.com/flamersdcHEMLINEShttp://hemlines.bandcamp.com/this show is all ages and free 
(because it’s the library. and it always is.)

In celebration of the new DC Punk Archive in Special Collections/Washingtoniana, we’re having a punk show in the MLK Jr. Memorial Library basement. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/punk

JOY BUTTONS
http://joybuttons.bandcamp.com/

FLAMERS
https://www.facebook.com/flamersdc

HEMLINES
http://hemlines.bandcamp.com/

this show is all ages and free

(because it’s the library. and it always is.)

nprbooks

nprbooks:

Today on Cool Stuff We Get In the MailMaira Kalman has a new book coming out! It’s called My Favorite Things (Oct. 21), and it’s a delightful collection of paintings with tidbits of wisdom and whimsy. There’s even a Lydia Davis poem (one of my favorite things). The book will accompany an exhibit that Kalman curated for the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

-Intern Bita

If you like history, lovely illustrations, and quirky insights, check out Maira Kalman! We have lots of examples of her work in our collection, including the wonderful In Pursuit of Happiness.