CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Community Library’s kickoff to the holidays, the annual Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15. This event showcases a variety of vendors who offer unique, locally handmade merchandise for convenient holiday shopping.
Featured items will include jewelry, cards, wooden designs, soaps, wreaths, artwork, food and more. Admission is free. This is the perfect time to get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting your library. The Picnic Stand Food Truck will be back with food options throughout both days of the event.
Raffle tickets for dozens of baskets will be available for purchase at 2 for $1, 12 for $5 and 25 for $10. All baskets have been donated by local businesses and members of the community, including library groups. All proceeds from raffle sales go directly to the library. Tickets will continue to be available through the weekend of the marketplace and winners will be drawn and notified the following week.
The Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace features handmade items. Check out some new crafting books available at the library for your own inspiration:
• “Bead-opedia: The Only Beading Reference You’ll Ever Need” by Kerrie Berrie
Full-color photographs and clear diagrams make these 30 projects possible. Includes a bead directory covering every material from wooden beads to Swarovski crystal.
• “Designer Crochet: 32 Patterns to Elevate Your Style” by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Includes patterns for sizes small to 5x for ponchos, vests, hoodies and more.
• “Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet” by Kate Atherley
Contains 15 original sock patterns easily customizable with any needle configuration.
• “Handmade Craft Projects for the Home” by Kate Eddison
Make your own frames, mirrors, home accessories, clocks, mobiles, fabric furnishings and more, using arts like patchwork, salt dough, polymer clay, stamping and cross stitch.
• “The Knitter’s Book of Wool” by Clara Parkes
The ultimate guide to understanding, using and loving this most fabulous fiber.
• “The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color” by Becky Goldsmith
Learn how to make choosing colors fun with this practical, visual guide.