Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Episode 9 : Personal Style and defying stereotypes

Suzanne Gunnerson and Kristin Boothman explain to Ellen Snoeyenbos how they achieve a personal style that is authentic, age appropriate but quirky enough to be unique.


Check out these helpful books from your library:

  • Kathryn Finney, How to be a Budget Fashionista
  • Nina Garcia, The One Hundred: A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own
  • Trinny Woodall & Susannah Constantine, What Not to Wear;   What You Wear Can Change Your Life
  • Isaac Mizrahi, How to have Style
  • Clinton Kelly & Stacy London, Dress your Best
  • Ted Allen... etc.   Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
  • Carla Krupp, How Not to Look Old
  • Ari Seth Cohen, Advanced Style

Kirstin and Suzanne also mentioned their favorite fashion bloggers, Tom and Lorenzo

Suzanne's book purse, extreme librarian fashion!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Episode 8: Dreamweaving a Library Garden Entrance into Being

Suzanne Gunnerson interviews DFL Director, Carol Jankowski, about the latest collaboration at the Duxbury Free Library.

"Dreamweaving," is the term that defines a playful, creative, collaborative and innovative way to reach a shared vision for a new garden entrance to the Duxbury Free Library.
Carol J. describes the process.

Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Dorothy Leonard-Barton, When Sparks Fly: Harnessing the Power of Group Creativity

Monday, August 12, 2013

Episode 7: Sailing on Duxbury Bay - Clark's Island Visit

Listen to this episode here:    

A trip to Clark's Island in Duxbury Bay commemorates the landing of the Pilgrims, their first Sabbath in the New World and many literary connections:

Books discussed:
  • Nathaniel Philbrick:       Mayflower
  • Sarah Wingate Taylor:   Yankee Island Ballads and other poems
  • Erin Byers Murray:        Shucked
  • Stan Grayson:                 Cape Cod Catboats
  • Henry Plummer:             The Cat, the Boy, and Me
  • Truman Capote:             Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Elizabeth Bishop:           The Complete Poems
  • Ted Brewer:                     Understanding Boat Design
  • Ben Everidge:                  Practical Boat Mechanics
  • "Captain Jack" Seabern: How to own a yacht and make it pay
  • Des Pawson:                    The Handbook of Knots

Duxbury Free Library : duxbury file

Monday, August 5, 2013

First Socks

First Socks 3 by sgunny
First Socks 3, a photo by sgunny on Flickr.
Here's a picture of Suzanne's first pair of socks- in exciting 3D!

The socks were mentioned in the podcast below, please give it a listen!

Episode 6: The Low Down on Knitting

Suzanne Gunnerson and Karen Hahn have us "in stitches" about the benefits of knitting.

Check out this episode!

We mention these knitting books in the episode:
Stitch n Bitch: The Knitters Handbook by Debbie Stoller
Knitting with Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man by Michael Del Vecchio

Both are available through our catalog if you are an  OCLN member.

 I tried to find an image of medieval knitting guilds, but have been unsuccessful. If you know of any, please share! As an alternative, here are some WWI sailors looking pretty manly while knitting: