Wednesday, April 1, 2015

National Library Week: April 12-18

Design. Invent. Build. Create!

National Library Week 2015 is coming April 12-18! Libraries are a place to explore, learn, and create. Right now the Jessup Library is showcasing books that highlight innovation, skill-building, and creativity. Read about 3D printing, study the principles of graphic design, get started with robotics, push the boundaries of science, and much more.

Everyone can be an innovator! Get tips and find inspiration to think creatively in books like Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley & David Kelley and Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleo. Find out what makes a maker and how you can be one too in Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson.

If you can think it, you can build it! Get started today with How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology by Ron White, The Robot Builder’s Cookbook by Owen Bishop, Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists by Dustin Roberts, or How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers by Sharon Rose & Neil Schlager.

Pursue your vision creatively, whatever that vision may be! Build a prototype with 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution by Christopher Barnatt, or express yourself artistically in Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman-Zachery. Use your imagination to invent, illustrate, or even grow creatively with Vertical Vegetable Gardening: A Living Free Guide by Chris McLaughlin or How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution by Jack Horner & James Gorman.

Discover the unlimited possibilities the library holds and celebrate National Library Week by checking out a book to help you move from concept to creation!