Libraries Rock!—Garage Rock

Garage Music is the DIY of rock, full of crunching sound and spirited performance created mostly at home.


100 Deadly Skills: the SEAL operative's guide to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation

Clint Emerson
613.69 Eme

From far-flung locations to our very own backyards, danger and disaster can strike at any moment, and survival comes down to preparation and knowing your enemy. Adapted by a retired Navy SEAL from the world of special operations, this manual draws on the unique skill set of a clandestine operative to radically improve your chances of coming out on top - whether you're faced with an active shooter or the zombie apocalypse. These one hundred deadly skills, which all rely on low-tech or "no-tech" tools (because complicated instructions are the last thing you need when facing imminent peril), include creating an everyday carry kit; evading an ambush; escaping an automobile trunk; defeating handcuffs; making an improvised gas mask; disabling digital tracking devices; tricking facial recognition software; winning a knife fight; and surviving a grenade attack.


The big book of hacks

Doug Cantor
621.381 Big

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny Theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine.


Cat castles : 20 cardboard habitats you can build yourself

Carin Oliver
636.8083 Oli

This DYI construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard trains, ships, food trucks, rockets and other hideouts. Also included are tips for climbing towers and scratching pads that they'll use to stay sharp. All twenty projects are quick to assemble and require inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. You can customize them to match your cat's wildest desires!


Dragons, Crystals & Chainmaille: jewelry designs to inspire your imagination

Jane Danley Cruz
745.5942c Cru

This book celebrates the fascination with jewelry centered on Medieval, Renaissance and other worldly elements. Twenty-five projects using popular icons and materials such as leather, crystal and chainmaille complete the collection. All projects feature easy to find materials incorporated into projects a beginner to an advanced jewelry maker would enjoy.


Home Robotics: maker-inspired projects for building your own robots

Daniel Knox
629.892 Kno

Relying on common, easily-sourced components, an illustrated guide for both beginner and intermediate robotics enthusiasts offers step-by-step instructions to design and build their very own robot beginning with a simple cardboard creation to a robot powered by solar energy.


How to Play Guitar/ acoustic and electric - learn to play like a rock hero

Total Guitar Magazine
878.87 Tot

This practical guide teaches you everything you need to know and nothing you don't. It is filled with easy-to-follow lessons and advice for perfect playing and performing. Written by the experts at Total Guitar magazine, How to Play Guitar includes hundreds of photographs and step-by-step exercises, top advice for improvement, tips for getting the most from your gear and even sections about songwriting and performing. Suitable for all ability levels, this book will take you from beginner to intermediate level, without any of the stuffiness of learning to play the guitar!


Knots You Need: step-by-step instructions for more than 100 of the best sailing, fishing, climbing, camping, and decorative knots

Buck Tilton
623.8882 Til

Untie the mystery of knot-making with this clever and handy guide. This new volume presents all the knots you need to know, and its brightly colored photographs take you step by step through each bend and turn. The book provides information on using these multi-purpose knots in most popular activities and covers a full range of stoppers, bends, loops, and hitches. This is the one volume you can count on to guide you toward quick success for all your knot needs including camping, boating, climbing and decorative projects.


Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them: 30 Great-Looking Designs for Man & His Best Friend

Annie Modesitt & Drew Emborsky
746.432 Mod

Two hot topics—male knitters and knits for dogs—come together in this one fabulous, fun volume! It’s a stand-out-from-the-crowd collection that features strong, colorful, and masculine designs that will appeal to men of all ages...plus companion items for their four-legged friends. Geared toward knitters of all levels—but with an emphasis on intermediate and advanced techniques—the projects will wow readers. Imagine a quirky Rasta-inspired hat and a cool matching doggie jacket. Or a classic gray, cabled vest in merino wool and cashmere—one for him and one for Fido.


Superhero Sewing: easy sewing projects for nurturing little imaginations

Lane Huerta
646.478 Hue

Helping your kids look the part for their imaginative play is easy with Superhero Sewing. This title presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child's love of - and need for - richly imaginative play. Lane Huerta, a mom and the owner of Lovelane Designs, a noted independent maker of imaginative silk-screened playwear, shares her creative know-how and adapts her charming designs for sewers and other crafters. Following an overview of essential materials, tools, and techniques, Lane offers 20 projects in five playful themes - heroes, pirates, fairies, magicians, and animals - with color palette suggestions for both boys and girls. Each project is marked with a level of difficulty - no sew, easy, or intermediate - and two full-size pull-out patterns sheets are included.


Thug Kitchen 101

Thug Kitchen
641.5636 Thu

Thug Kitchen 101 includes more than 100 easy and accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet. TK holds your hand and explains ingredients from chickpeas to nooch so you'll feel confident knowing exactly what the %*&! you're cooking. This kickass kitchen primer also serves up health benefits and nutrition to remind everyone, from clueless newbies to health nuts, how a plant-based lifestyle benefits our bodies, minds, environment, and pocketbooks. THAT'S RIGHT. EAT GREEN, SAVE GREEN.