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Learn Something New

As long as you live, keep learning how to live --Seneca

What is more valuable in life than discovering something new?

Each of us learns in a different way and at our own pace. And learning doesn't end after graduation! With every day something new, a little more to keep us striving. With motivation and a good process--anything is possible.

We'll take a look at some of the newest editions at the library. Rekindle your interest in cooking, making your own soap, metal-smithing or even communicating with animals.

Have a look at the below choice selections for something new!

The Organic Painter: learn to paint with tea, coffee,embroidery, flame and more by Carne Griffiths 751.4 Gri

This inspiring book gives you all the techniques and ideas you'll need to boost your creativity, learn natural paint-making, and be more resourceful with your art materials. Imagine the unique things you'll make when you create natural paints from coffee, tea, and berries. Each project in this guide book comes with instructions on how to make the paint, and also includes experiments and explorations for you to try. Plus, a simple painting accompanies each featured material and combines it with other materials or techniques, so you'll never lack inspiration.

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The everyday blacksmith : learn to forge 55 projects you'll use every day by Nicholas Wicks 682 Wic

The Everyday Blacksmith empowers hobbyist blacksmiths to make simple, practical projects for everyday use

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Fizz boom bath! : learn to make your own bath bombs, body scrubs, and more! By Isabel Bercaw 646.72 Ber

Have you ever found yourself staring longingly at a table full of scrumptious-looking bath bombs, shower melts, or lotion bars for sale and thought, "Gee, it would be fun to make these at home, but where the heck would I begin?!" Teenage "sisterpreneurs" and creators of Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are here to take the mystery out of bath and body recipes and give you all the tools you need to crown yourself Archbishop of Bathtopia. Isabel and Caroline will hold your hand every step of the way--and then exfoliate it with some sugar scrub when they're finished! This book will teach you how to create all kinds of delightful, natural, homemade bath treats. Fizzers, scrubs, masks, soaps, bubble bars--Fizz Boom Bath! has you covered

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Adventures in veggieland : help your kids learn to love vegetables with 101 easy activities and recipes by Melanie Potock 641.65

So long to scary vegetables; hello to friendly new textures, colours, and flavours! With 100 kid-tested activities and delicious recipes, plus expert advice on parenting in the kitchen, Adventures in Veggieland will get you and your kids working (and playing!) together in the kitchen, set­ting even your pickiest eater up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

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Girls who code: learn to code and change the world by Reshma Saujani 005.13 Sau

Crack the code to your future dreams. Since 2012, the organisation Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest-sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice-coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-colour and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

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Animal Languages by Eva Meijer (on order)

Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical structures . . . If you are lucky, you might meet an animal that wants to talk to you. If you are even luckier, you might meet an animal that takes the time and effort to get to know you. Such relationships can teach us not only about the animal in question, but also about language and about ourselves. From how prairie dogs describe intruders in detail -- including their size, shape, speed and the colour of their hair and T-shirts -- to how bats like to gossip, to the impressive greeting rituals of monogamous seabirds, Animal Languages is a fascinating and philosophical exploration of the ways animals communicate with each other, and with us. Researchers are discovering that animals have rich and complex languages with grammatical and structural rules that allow them to strategize, share advice, give warnings, show love and gossip amongst themselves. Animal Languages will reveal this surprising hidden social life and show you how to talk with the animals.

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Learning how to learn : how to succeed in school without spending all your time studying by Barbara A Oakley 370.1523 Oak

A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject, based on one of the world's most popular online courses. We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first--the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power. This book explains: Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process; How to avoid 'rut think' in order to think outside the box; Why having a poor memory can be a good thing; The value of metaphors in developing understanding; A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating. Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning easy and fun.

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