Careers for Crafty People and Other Dexterous Types lets career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. The book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including many little-known but delightful careers that will surprise readers.
Suggested jobs in a wide range of settings, from the office to the outdoors A selection of jobs with different levels of educational requirements Advice on competing in hot job markets Tips on transforming hobbies into job skills
School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work—the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report—but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers? This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.
Offers advice on getting started in a home buiness, including obtaining business loans, locating expert advice, identifying a market, and pricing services
With over sixty plays written and premired at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough before going on to play in the West End or the Royal National Theatre, London, or Broadway, Alan Ayckbourn's expertise in writing and directing plays is unsurpassed. For the first time, here in The Crafty Art of Playmaking, he shares all his tricks of the trade. From helpful hints on writing (Where do you start? How do you continue? What is comedy and how do you write it? What is tragedy and how does it work?), to tips on directing (working with actors and technicians, when to listen to the other experts, how to cope with rehearsals), the book provides a complete primer for the tyro and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in an accessible and highly entertaining style, with anecdotes galore to illustrate the how, when, where and why, it's worth the cover price for the jokes alone. 'A marvellously useful and enjoyably good-humoured book' Daily Telegraph
Profusely illustrated classic of musicology describes in thorough scope and detail the divisional tonal apportionment that has become fundamental to modern organ-building. A survey of the artistic treatment of the organ case in different ages and lands is followed by chapters on tonal composition and appointment, the console, pedal clavier, construction of the swell-box, organs used in churches, concert-rooms, and chambers; and the forms and construction of metal, wood, and lingual pipes. A fascinating volume for anyone interested in the structural splendors of the "king of instruments." 32 plates and 106 figures.