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Valentine's Day

Hearts & Crafts
Hearts & Crafts By Brownrigg, Sheri (Book - 1996 )

Annotation:These Valentine crafts include a wide variety of projects: conversation heart candy necklaces, sand heart candles, lavender wands, cherry vanilla scones, and even a love potion ("apply where you would usually use cologne and brace yourself" ). Along with the craft projects and illustrations, there is an eclectic collection of short quotations on love, friendship, and dreams from the author and her friends as well as from such writers as Aesop, Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, and Jean Anouilh.

Paper Crafts Workshop
Paper Crafts Workshop Traditional Card Techniques By Browning, Marie (Book - 2006 )

Annotation:Produce some of the most exquisite greeting cards ever! Make cards with that person touch featuring techniques like paper lacework, a form of paper weaving known as papuela, silhouette cutting, iris folding, paper embroidery, paper piercing (Ornare), kaleidoscope folding, and more.

Paper Crafts for Valentine's Day
Paper Crafts for Valentine's Day By McGee, Randel (Book - 2009 )

Annotation:This brief volume opens with an introduction to the holiday and then proceeds to the various projects, which include a cupid, heart sculpture, and lacy heart card. Several of the projects use patterns that can be traced from the book.

Paper Bouquet
Paper Bouquet Using Paper Punches to Create Beautiful Flowers By Cockburn, Susan Tierney (Book - 2008 )

Annotation:Cherry blossoms, forsythia, marigolds, and petunias: Who would have imagined you could recreate such gorgeous blooms with just paper and craft punches? You can—and this accessible new craft will appeal to anyone with a creative bent.

Decorating With Flowers
Decorating With Flowers Classic and Contemporary Arrangements By Pryke, Paula (Book - 2010 )

Annotation:Tips on fabulous arrangements from casual to ornate.

The Perfect Finish
The Perfect Finish Special Desserts for Every Occasion By Yosses, Bill (Book - 2010 )

Annotation:Here are the eighty best desserts Bill Yosses--the executive pastry chef at the White House and former Bouley chef-- has ever made. This is a book for every taste and every experience level, with beautiful color pictures of nearly all the finished desserts.

Chocolate Epiphany
Chocolate Epiphany Exceptional Cookies, Cakes, and Confections for Everyone By Payard, François (Book - 2008 )

Annotation:Denizens of New York City’s chic Upper East Side have long reveled in the glorious desserts produced in François Payard’s bakery. Now pastry fans west of the Hudson have a guide for re-creating Payard’s phenomenal chocolate creations.

Making Artisan Chocolates
Making Artisan Chocolates Flavor-infused Chocolates, Truffles, and Confections By Shotts, Andrew Garrison (Book - 2007 )

Annotation:Making Artisan Chocolates shows readers how to recreate the authors unexpected flavors at home through the use of herbs, flowers, chilies, spices, vegetables, fruits, dairies and liquors.

Simply Romantic
Simply Romantic Tips to Romance your Wife (Book - 2005 )

Annotation:Learn how an ordinary guy can become simply romantic with these creative and romantic ideas that show your wife you love her. You will learn ways to communicate heart-to-heart, express love through food and fun, give gifts that say, "I love you!" and add romance to birthdays and holidays. You can make a big statement of your love through the simple tips in this little book.

Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine By Tompert, Ann (Book - 2004 )

Annotation:Retells some of the legends associated with Saint Valentine, a third-century Christian priest who was executed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius II.

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice By Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 (Book )

Annotation:Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters.

Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies By Esquivel, Laura, 1950- (Book - 1992 )

Annotation:At the beginning of the 20th century, Tita, the youngest of three daughters, is expected to serve her mother for the rest of her life, but in order to show her love to Pedro, who is engaged to her sister, Tita cooks for him.

The Notebook
The Notebook By Sparks, Nicholas (Book - 1996 )

Annotation:An elderly man reads a story from a notebook to a woman who does not know him; the story is of young lovers kept apart by disapproving parents.

A Catered Valentine's Day
A Catered Valentine's Day A Mystery With Recipes By Crawford, Isis (Book - 2007 )

Annotation:Caterers and sisters Bernie and Libby, while attending the funeral for a client's mother, are plunged into a bizarre mystery when the corpse of Ted Gorman, the owner of Just Chocolate, who supposedly died in a fiery car crash weeks earlier, is found in someone else's grave.

Love in Verse
Love in Verse Classic Poems of the Heart (Book - 1998 )
Casablanca (DVD - 1999 )

Annotation:In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Notting Hill
Notting Hill (DVD - 1999 )

Annotation:Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns a travel bookstore in the quaint neighborhood of Notting Hill. When their paths cross, the couple comes to face the ultimate question: can two people fall in love with the whole world watching?

Titanic (DVD - 1999 )

Annotation:A starving artist and soon-to-be-married socialite meet aboard the worlds most luxurious ship in this epic love story.

When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally (DVD - 2001 )

Annotation:Harry and Sally first meet when carpooling from Chicago to New York. Eleven years later they're still debating the same topic from that fateful car trip - love. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other...or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment When Harry Met Sally?


Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to share time with loved ones, peruse our list of books, dvd's and cd's for some ideas to make it special. Make your own flower arrangement or craft a bouquet of paper, follow up a special meal with a delicious chocolate treat or simply sit back and relax with a romantic read, an epic love story or listen to some smooth tunes.

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