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Roswell Reads Bingo begins this Saturday


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Roswell Reads Bingo will begin on Saturday, Feb. 1. This adult winter reading program will award you just for snuggling up with a good book. Bingo sheets can be picked up at the Roswell Public Library.

Squares are claimed by reading a book that falls within that square’s category and writing the title on the sheet. When you make a diagonal, horizontal or vertical line, you can turn in your sheet to claim one of the three prizes: a mug, backpack or notebook. If you achieve a blackout of all 25 squares, you will earn all three prizes!

There’s only one entry per person and each book title can only count for one square. This program will run from Feb. 1 to March 31. If you need help with book recommendations, please ask a librarian for suggestions. For more information, you can call 575-622-7101, visit the website at http://roswell-nm.gov/405 and like us on Facebook.

Book Talk
By Amanda Davis
Reference Librarian

Nail art has become quite the hobby and the library has several books to help you get your nails looking gorgeous! “Nail Art Sourcebook: Over 500 Designs for Fingertip Fashions” by Pansy Alexander-Potter & Mineko Sugita is a compact little book, but packs a lot of punch for its small stature. Filled to the brim with photographs of many different types of nail designs, this is the perfect book for hardcore nail enthusiasts to use as their guidebook or for casual admirers to peruse the beauty within.

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Don’t worry, there’s more to enjoy here than just lovely pictures! This book also holds plenty of instructions and advice on how to achieve these glorious works of art on the tips of your fingers. There is a list of suggested supplies in case you would like to recreate them yourself, or you can bring the book into the nail salon to have a professional do it for you.

There’s a wide range of designs here providing a little something for everybody. Some are decked out with jewels, while some are just small designs to accent or enhance the color. Flowers, flags, dolphins, cherries, zig-zags, stripes, you’ll find it all in here. Learn how to make straight lines by placing a little bit of masking tape down first or how diagonal designs can trick the eye into thinking nails are longer than they actually are. This book is a great resource and great fun to look at!

Another helpful resource is “Nail Art” by Emily Draher, part of the Idiot’s Guides series of books. This one lays out nail projects in a super simple format, having a large progress picture showing each step and short simple instructions for the process. It is broken down into specific designs, so you can easily flip through the book and choose the nails that appeal to you the most and then adapt with colors or add-ons to make it your own. Of course, other tips and tricks are included, as well as needed supplies and even how to care with the aftermath such as stain removal. Enhance your nails with ice cream cones, Christmas lights, jewels, stripes, sugar skulls and so much more! “Nail Art” can be found in the Adult Non-fiction collection under 646.727 D788n and “Nail Art Sourcebook” is under 646.727 AL27n.

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