You might want to look into ordering things online. Just because your library doesn't carry anything, doesn't mean they can't order it. I can order books through mine and it's about as easy as using Amazon.com. I can get just about anything too!
Other than that try knittingpatterncentral.com I've seen lots of knitted and crochet flower patterns that are free online. I don't have the book, sorry
I have copied a couple recipes at Barnes and Noble though.