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Don't Take Awkward Family Photos! - 20 Nov 2014
Along with your family and great food, there's the ever-present camera at holiday gatherings. Do your family pictures turn out like this?
Thank goodness that we can now easily erase bad photos. But we do want to have some good pictures to help us remember the happy times in our lives. Our photography section on the second floor has the inspiration you need for great holiday images.
In the book "The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography" author Lena Hyde shares images from several different photographers in sections on babies, children, siblings, and families. Be inspired by the images, as well as the tips on lighting, lenses and props.
Everyone knows that children are the hardest to capture, as noted in the picture with the bawling trio ironically holding the word "joy". In her book "Moments that Matter", mom of 3 and photographer Farrah Brannif answers the questions parents ask about photographing their children. She covers both point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras, so this is a guide for all levels.
Our photography section has these books as well as information on many other facets of photography. Come visit your library so you don't get stuck with pictures like these in your holiday photo album.
Adventure Series for the younger crowd: Heroes in Training - 17 Nov 2014
Library’s collection and also as downloadable e-books. Full of excitement and adventure, the reader follows Zeus on a hilarious and unexpected journey to find his destiny.
We meet Zeus in the cave where he grew up. Raised by a goat, a nymph, and a bee, Zeus was a fairly normal kid—he just seemed to be struck by lightning a lot! Zeus’ life changes when he is kidnapped by evil King Titan’s soldiers. While trying to save his own life, he discovers a pet lightning bolt, which has awesome powers in Zeus’ hands! Will Zeus and the lightning bolt be able to free themselves from the King and his soldiers? And then will Zeus be able to return the lightning bolt to its rightful owner? You will definitely want to read this book to find out!
This creative introduction to Greek Mythology is simple and funny enough to hold the attention of younger readers who are not yet ready to read the more advanced Percy Jackson and the Olympian series by Rick Riordan. Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams also wrote The Goddess Girls series, which may appeal to readers wanting even more mythology.
Georgia O'Keeffe - 13 Nov 2014
Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life, a special exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, features works by O’Keeffe and other notable artists who painted the American Southwest. Everyday objects such as fruit or flowers are typically depicted in a still life painting. What makes Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life unique, according to the IMA, is the way the more than 50 works on display “capture the essence” of a geographic place. The exhibition runs through February 15, 2015.
Georgia O'Keeffe by Charles C. Eldredge, former director of the National Museum of American Art, weaves the story of O'Keeffe's life with the art she produced. Each beautifully illustrated chapter focuses on one of the themes or subjects O'Keeffe explored in her paintings. Although not a biography, the text follows O'Keeffe's life, starting with her early abstractions, and then moving through cityscapes, flowers, deserts, and bones, to conclude with "a glimpse of the infinite," her final paintings of clouds and doors. For younger readers (ages 10 – 12), Wideness & Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O'Keeffe by Susan Goldman Rubin is an excellent introduction to the artist's life and work. Both books can be found in the Library's adult nonfiction collection.