Forthcoming Titles – December edition

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Adult Fiction

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
BALANCING ACT Michaels, Fern 04/01/2013
BEST KEPT SECRET Archer, Jeffrey 05/14/2013
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Michaels, Fern 10/16/2012
GOTCHA! Michaels, Fern 02/26/2013
HIT Baldacci, David 04/23/2013
KING’S DECEPTION: A NOVEL Berry, Steve 05/07/2013
PIECES OF SUMMER Brunstetter, Wanda E. 05/01/2013
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Woods, Stuart 04/16/2013

Large Print

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
AFTER TEX Woods, Sherryl 02/01/2013
BIG SKY RIVER Miller, Linda Lael 02/01/2013
COLLATERAL DAMAGE Woods, Stuart 01/08/2013
DREAM EYES Krentz, Jayne Ann 01/02/2013
EMPIRE AND HONOR Griffin, W. E. B. 01/02/2013
KINSEY AND ME Grafton, Sue 01/02/2013
THREAT VECTOR Clancy, Tom 01/02/2013

Books on CD

12TH OF NEVER Patterson, James 04/29/2013
7TH MONTH: A DETECTIVE D. D. WARREN STORY Gardner, Lisa 12/18/2012
AFTER TEX Woods, Sherryl 12/18/2012
APPLE ORCHARD Wiggs, Susan 04/30/2013
BEYOND EDEN Coulter, Catherine 12/31/2012
BY RIGHT OF ARMS Carr, Robyn 02/26/2013
DEADLY STAKES: A NOVEL Jance, Judith A. 02/05/2013
EDGE: A NOVEL, SPECIAL PROMO Deaver, Jeffery 03/12/2013
EVERLASTING COVENANT Carr, Robyn 02/26/2013
FALSE PRETENSES Coulter, Catherine 01/29/2013
GIFT: A HORSE, A BOY, AND A MIRACLE OF LOVE Snelling, Lauraine 10/15/2012
HEARTBREAKER Garwood, Julie 12/04/2012
HERE COMES TROUBLE Macomber, Debbie 11/20/2012
HIT Baldacci, David 04/23/2013
IMPULSE Coulter, Catherine 11/20/2012
KING’S DECEPTION Berry, Steve 05/07/2013
LAST LINE OF DEFENSE Flynn, Vince 05/07/2013
LET IT SNOW Macomber, Debbie 11/20/2012
LONESOME COWBOY Macomber, Debbie 02/26/2013
MOONLIT MIND: A TALE OF SUSPENSE Koontz, Dean R. 11/27/2012
PRINCE CHARMING Garwood, Julie 12/04/2012
SIX YEARS Coben, Harlan 03/19/2013
TEXAS TWO-STEP Macomber, Debbie 02/26/2013
TRUTH-STAINED LIES Blackstock, Terri 03/12/2013
Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Coordinator

Library Resources for Making Homemade Gifts

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Looking for a way to save money on holiday gifts for friends and family? Have you ever considered making homemade gifts but aren’t sure how to get started?

Your local ECRL library has got you covered! We’ve got books that can help you learn to make handmade toys, gift baskets, greeting cards, gifts in a jar, home-baked goodies, and more. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at being handy & crafty, we’ve got something for you.

Here’s a brief sample:

Simply green giving: create beautiful gift wrapping, tags, and handmade materials from everyday materials

Simply handmade: 365 easy gifts & decorations you can make

Simply handmade: 365 easy projects for every occasion

Country gifts: handmade & homebaked

Better Homes & Gardens handcrafted gifts & toys

The gift basket design book

The how to’s of gift baskets

Creating the happiest of holidays

Creating the happiest of holidays, book 2

Handmade gift cards: over 50 original designs for all occasions

Gifts to make: 365 beautifully easy ideas

Mary Engelbreit wrap it up!: gifts to make, wrap, and give

Pretty gifts that say I love you: over 35 projects with step-by-step instructions

Homemade gifts in a jar

Last-minute Christmas gifts: crafting quick & classy presents for everyone on your list

Martha’s homemade holidays (DVD)

Gooseberry Patch Christmas: book 12

Gifts for the family

To find more items on this same topic, try searching the ECRL catalog with the following subject terms (which will give you more targeted results than you’d get searching with keywords):


textile crafts
gift baskets
greeting cards
toy making
holiday decorations
Christmas decorations
holiday cookery
Christmas cookery
Christmas cooking

If you’re looking for children’s materials, try adding a second subject term, “juvenile literature,” to your search.

Don’t forget that each ECRL branch library also has current magazines that may be able to help you with project ideas (such as Martha Stewart Living, Crafts ‘n Things, Better Homes & Gardens, etc.). 

As always, your friendly local librarian is happy to help you with all your information needs. Give us a call or stop in today!

Robin Duple, Pine City Branch Librarian

Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota

Digital Delights
A monthly glimpse into the collections at
Minnesota Reflections
a project of the Minnesota Digital Library
Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
By Greta Bahnemann, MDL Metadata Coordinator
Marian Rengel, MDL Outreach Coordinator
November 1, 2012
Young men left family and friends and traveled to the Civilian Conservation Corps camps across Minnesota in the 1930s and 1940s to work, provide for their families, and leave a lasting mark on the state’s history.
A major new collection in Minnesota Reflections captures the stories of these men in their own words. Now, more than 500 issues of weekly newsletters from camps in Cook County and on Minnesota’s Iron Range provide students and teachers, researchers and descendents with first-hand accounts of daily life for the men working in those camps.
The Minnesota Historical Society contributed the newsletters to Minnesota Reflections. These newsletters complement a wide array of photographs that document camp life that the Cook County Historical Society and the Iron Range Research Center had already contributed to Minnesota Reflections.
MDL Metadata Coordinator Greta Bahnemann and MDL Outreach Coordinator Marian Rengel selected just a few newsletters and photographs to highlight this amazing collection of materials about the CCC. The chart on the following pages gives readers a sense of the depth of the treasures they can now find in the collection.
Once you have explored our offering here, you may wish to find more within Minnesota Reflections. Here’s the shortest way to find only the newsletters.
To find all of the newsletters, go to the Minnesota Historical Society’s landing page in Minnesota Reflections; then click on “Browse Minnesota Historical Society.” After that page loads, look to the left under “Narrow your search by” for “Item Physical Type.” From that drop-down menu, choose “newsletters (513).” You can then Browse those results or narrow your search.
CCC Newsletter
Camp Chips
April 14, 1935
(First of 18)
Hovland, Minnesota
Link to 35 images for “Hovland” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
The Caribou Ripsaw
April 20, 1935
Lutsen, Minnesota
Link to 33 images for “Lutsen” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
Gunflint Trailer (Company 712)
1935, 1939-1941
April 23, 1940
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Link to 11 images for “Company 712” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
Sawbill Sez-All
March 1939
Tofte, Minnesota
Link to 11 images for “Tofte” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
Northern Hi-Lights
March 1939 (one issue)
Cusson, Minnesota
Results for “Cusson” in Cook County Historical Society:
Link to 4 results for “Cusson” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
Deer Lake Echo
April 25, 1942
Effie, Minnesota
Results for “Effie” in Iron Range Research Center collection: 
The Blue Ox
April 23, 1937
Nevis, Minnesota
Results for “Nevis” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
The Sullivanite
July 11, 1936
Brimson, Minnesota
Results for “Brimson” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
The Big Lake Breeze
1935, 1937
April 17, 1935
Cloquet, Minnesota
Results for “Company 1760” in Iron Range Research Center collection: