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Best Scrapbooking References EVER

I am an avid scrapbooking fan (as my husband can tell you.) I currently am doing a few gift albums and the library has been the greatest asset to my (minor) addiction. It gives me great ideas for new layouts/designs/embellishments while I don't have to spend a lot of money. Here is my philosophy: Scrapbooking can become monotonous if you always do the same thing - so try as many different ideas as you can and you will (pleasantly) surprised with the results.

*A big thanks to RKeeling for our latest Fave Five.
Item #1
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This is four of the Memory Makers books in one: Basic Scrapbooking, Creative Cropping, Scrapbooking for Babies and Scrapbooking School Years. The cropping book is by far my favorite! There are so many cool ideas in there and there are lots of examples to inspire! I seriously refer to this book as the Scrapbooker's Bible.
Item #2
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This has a lot of references to inspire any scrapbooker. I look in this book if I am out of ideas on what to do with a layout. This book is also by Memory Makers.
Item #3
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This was a breath of fresh air for scrapbooking weddings. There is a previous book with a similar title, but it is the older version (which is stuck in the eighties/early nineties.) I liked this book much better because it gives you a lot of different ideas in a more contemporary style. Also a Memory Makers book.
Item #4
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This a great book for beginner and intermediate scrapbookers alike. It is also by Memory Makers and a nice addition to any scrapbooker's resource collection. It discusses how to improve scrapbook pages by changing colors, patterns, and layout designs to make the most impact. My favorite is the "Before and After" examples which help illustrate their idea and also explains why the changes were suggested.
Item #5
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An aspect of scrapbooking that is often overlooked is journaling or the words of a page. This book offers a way for the reader to find their own voice in their writing. No one is perfect with their words, but the important emphasis of this book is finding your own words to make your scrapbooks truly yours.

Spring Poems From Collections

Recommended by Chitra, an adult reference librarian at the Canton Public Library.
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Learning to Cook

Learning to Cook was submitted by Chad, a patron of the library.

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

Medical Consumer


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Recommended by Lori, a patron of the Canton Public Library.

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It's My Story - You Can Cry If You Want To: Five Biographies


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Recommended by Stefanie, formerly a reference librarian in our Adult Department.

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Books to Understand the War on Terror


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Recommended by Elaine, one of the reference librarians in our Adult Department.

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Food for Thought: Five Faves About What We Eat


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Recommended by Anne Heidemann, head of the Children's, Tween and Teen Department at the Canton Public Library.

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Doll Books


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Recommended by Laura, one of the library's adult reference librarians.

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How Green Is Our Fave Five


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Recommended by members of the Canton Public Library's Green Team.

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"Dollars" and "Cents"


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Recommended by Ophelia, one of the library's adult reference librarians.

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Climb Every Mountain?


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Recommended by Deb, one of our adult reference librarians.

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Fore Plus One: Five Golf Books That Changed My Game


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Recommended by Rebecca of the library's Adult Department.

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Funny and True - Favorite Non-Fiction


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Recommended by Ellen, one of our adult reference librarians.

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Floral Favorites


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Recommended by Karen, one of our adult reference librarians.

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Runaway Destinations: I'm Outta Here (Figuratively Speaking)


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Recommended by Denis, a photographer for the library's Internet Branch.

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In Their Shoes


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Recommended by Deb, a reference librarian in our Adult Department.

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Dogs That Rock


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Recommended by Lucy, as told to Deb, an adult reference librarian.

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Books So Good They Will Make You Hungry


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Recommended by Julie, one of our adult services librarians.

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Natural Disasters

Recommended by Joyce, a reference librarian in the Adult Department of the Canton Public Library.

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The Children's Blizzard: January 12, 1888

by David Laskin
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In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Encouragement and Insight for the Adult Music Student


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Recommended by Kathy Beck, a staff member in the Canton Public Library's Tech Services Department (with a photo provided by her husband, Gary Beck).

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