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"Fashion Designer's Handbook" Crafting Event with Marjorie Galen

Event date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:30pm

Attention young aspiring fashion designers! Create your own mini dream outfit at a fashion craft event with crafter and fashionista Marjorie Galen, author of The Fashion Designer's Handbook. Patterns, fabrics and supplies will be provided. Just bring your creativity!

Marjorie Galen gives kids ages 8 to 12 years the tools to create and sew fashion-forward clothes that express their individuality.

Marjorie is an experienced craft-book author, writer and instructor who starts with the basics, teaching readers about sketching, stitches, fabrics, sewing tools, where to get inspiration, and more!

Marjorie Galen is the author of Summer Crafts: Fun and Creative Summer Projects for the Whole Family, which was nominated for ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year Award in 2006. She’s contributed to magazines including Country Living and Martha Stewart Living, and written quilting patterns and books with quilter Denyse Schmidt. She lives in Palisades, New York, with her two children.

Marjorie Galen



The Fashion Designer's Handbook: Learn to Sew and Become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects [With 1 Dress Form, 3 Decorative Fabrics, Rick Rack and 24 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761154792
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - September 25th, 2012

Young girls love fashion. They love "Project Runway." They love expressing themselves through what they wear. And they want to be fashion designers. It's the No. 1 dream job for girls ages 8 to 12, according to "The New York Times." Here in one kit is everything a girl needs to know to start designing and sewing clothes--a lively, full-color book that comes with a doll-size dress form, 24 reusable patterns, rick rack, embroidery thread, a tape measure, and a piece of fabric printed in three vibrant patterns."The Fashion Designer's Handbook and Fashion Kit "features 33 projects that range from super easy dresses for 11 1⁄2-inch fashion dolls (including Barbie) all the way to "girl-size" projects for the designer to make and wear herself. It shows how to think and work like a designer--from finding inspiration to sketching to developing a personal style. Getting to know fabrics, fibers, and materials; working with patterns; and creating original designs using the dress form.The Mod Mini 1-2-3 Skirt. The No-Sew Sock Dress. Little Red Cape and Coco Jacket. Every project is clearly explained in step-by-step instructions and requires little to no adult help.

"Big Snow" Puppet Show with Jonathan Bean

Event date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 1:00pm


Get ready for the wonder of winter with author-illustrator Jonathan Bean at a special puppet show and storytime reading of his children's book Big Snow.

While “helping” his mother with holiday housecleaning, a boy keeps a watchful eye on the progress of a winter storm. He’s hoping for a big snow. A REALLY big snow. Inside, he is underfoot, turning sheet-changing and tub-scrubbing into imaginary whiteouts. But over the course of a long day (for Mom) the clouds seem slow on delivering a serious snowfall. Then comes a dreamy naptime adventure, marking just the beginning of high hopes coming true.
Jonathan Bean grew up in Pennsylvania where he enjoyed, among many things, hiking, bird watching, and drawing the landscape. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Messiah College he moved to New York City in 2003 to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. He received his first job illustrating for children's literature when hired by Cricket in 2004. Since then, he's worked for numerous publishers and his illustrations and writing have received widespread recognition. Jonathan currently lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Bean
Big Snow Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374306960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 24th, 2013

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Building Our House Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374380236
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - January 8th, 2013

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat Cover Image
By Lynne Jonell, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312384609
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Published: Square Fish - September 2nd, 2008

Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry Cover Image
By Lynne Jonell, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805091830
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 5th, 2011

"When Kayla Was Kyle" Puppet Show with Amy Fabrikant and Jennifer Levine

Event date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 1:00pm

Author Amy Fabrikant and illustrator Jennifer Levine visit Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater for a reading of their anti-bullying children's book, When Kayla Was Kyle

Kyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender - and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be?

Children of all ages will want to read When Kayla Was Kyle because it addresses emerging ideas around Gender Diversity.

When Kayla Was Kyle is a picture book which supports social action and anti-bullying curriculum in K-8 classrooms. 

When Kayla Was Kyle Cover Image
By Amy Fabrikant, Jennifer Levine (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781612861548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Readers Publishing Group - April 18th, 2013