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Our collection specializes in Native American authors and topics, both historical and contemporary, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Click the link to the right to search the Library's collections of books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and documents. You can also use this link to log into your library account. (Contact us if you need assistance with log-in.)


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From the inside cover: With a wide variety of readily available beads, a needle and thread, and a few odds and ends, you can add pizzazz and sparkle to your wardrobe. Award-winning bead artisan and teacher Ann Benson takes beadwork far beyond basic jewelry in more than 35 fabulous projects.



By Ann Benson

Start simply with framed birdhouses, snowmen Christmas ornaments, and decorative dish towels. Any design can be used for other projects. Includes three-dimensional ribbon, painted and mixed-media appliqué, as well as appliquéing to non-fabric backgrounds such as paper and wood. (Goodreads)


By Kathlyn Moss and Alice Scherer

Beadwork, the last of the traditional crafts to be discovered by fine artists, has undergone a revolution in the past two decades. This book surveys the best recent work in this burgeoning art form, including traditional decorations for clothing, wall-hangings and jewelry. (Goodreads)



By Ann Benson

Arranged in a Q & A format, this handbook covers all the basics: different types of beads, tools, materials, techniques for 18 easy projects (each building on the one before), and 14 more challenging ones. Incorporate knotting, use pressure crimps and stitching to make ornaments, jewelry, needlepoint, a wrapped candleholder, and more. “Benson takes the mystery out of basic beadwork techniques.”—Library Journal.


By Theresa Flores Geary

Beadwork has been steadily gaining popularity among crafters, and no area of the genre garners more interest than the intricate designs of the Apache, Comanche, and Lakota peoples of the American Southwest, who use their designs to relate legends and pass down tribal lore. Here are 15 authentic projects using such traditional stitches as the flat netting technique, flat and circular peyote stitches, the Comanche weave, free-form feathering, and more. Projects include a Leather Medicine Bag, a triple strand Fetish Necklace, a Kokopellia Amulet Bag, Navajo Corn Earrings, and others, each accompanied by a rich explanation of how the colors, shapes and combinations of materials interact to tell a story. The instructions cover tools, choosing materials, special ceremonial beadwork and using a loom to create special effects, while abundant color photographs and illustrations provide a visual guide to an art form that reflects the spectacular natural beauty of the Southwest. (Goodreads)

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You now have the world at your fingertips!

Thanks to the Washington State Library, we have a one-year subscription to NewBank. This subscription (one that we could never afford) covers approximately 11,000 worldwide newspapers and magazines. You now have access to:

Seattle Times Collection: Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection. With coverage from 1985 – current, the Collection contains full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles and content only published online.

Washington State News: Explore and research people, events and issues across Washington State. This resource contains news sources from across the state including: the Bellingham Herald, Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun, News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and more.

World News Research Collection: Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content.

Please contact the Library for user name and password. Then go to the “Research” tab above and click on the NewsBank links on the left side of the page.

This is an amazing opportunity to broaden your horizons by reading news from around the state, country, and world.

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