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New Fiction Audiobooks for February

BCD Barry
     Lunatics
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.  Read by the authors with Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin and Orlagh Cassidy.  6 discs.  6+ hours.     “Phillip Horkman is a by-the-rules kind of guy, a pet-store owner and soccer referee. Jeffrey Peckerman is a profane forensic plumber…. The New Jersey suburban dads collide when Horkman disqualifies what would have been a game-winning score made by Peckerman's daughter. The two embark on escalating violence that takes them on a wild car chase that gets viewed as a possible terrorist threat by the police.”
     Booklist 12/15/11

BCD Bond   
     Shock of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     Breaking the Rules
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Katherine Kellgren.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare

Teen Youth Board

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Chanda Bhandal and Marie Yatsyk, two of our officers got our members involved in a game of identity at the January 30th meeting.   Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm in the library Meeting Room.  All teens interested in volunteering at the library should attend. Any special project or event will be discussed at that time.  New members are always welcome and we have great refreshments too.

Nonfiction Audiobooks winter 2012

BCD 158.1 Carnegie
     How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie.  Read by Andrew MacMillan.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 158.1 Covey
     The 3rd Alternative: solving life’s most difficult problems
by Stephen R. Covey.  Read by Boyd Craig.  3 discs.  3+ hours.

BCD 248.4 Osteen
     Every Day a Friday: how to be happier 7 days a week
by Joel Osteen.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Dent
     The Great Crash Ahead: strategies for a world turned upside down
by Harry S. Dent.  Read by the author.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Sachs
     The Price of Civilization
by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  Read by Richard McGonagle.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 364.163 Henriques

Free Practice SAT Coming Saturday, Feb. 4

The library is offering a free Practice SAT for high school students next Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9-1 in the Meeting Room of the library.  All students must register in person, online or by phone, 634-4997, extension 126 or 125.  This four-hour SAT from the Princeton Review gives students the opportunity to experience the test and discover what score they can expect.  The student needs several #2 pencils and a calculator.  You can also bring a small snack and resealable beverage for the short break time.  The Scores Back session will be Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm.  That session is open to both parents and students, and the tests will be returned at that time for a quick review of the exam.  For those students who can not pick up their scores on that date, the library will hold the results until the end of June at the adult reference desk.

January Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     Zero Day
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Barclay
     The Accident
by Linwood Barclay.  Read by Peter Berkrot.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Brooks
     The Measure of the Magic
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Phil Gigante.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Clancy
     Locked On
by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney.  Read by Lou Diamond Phillips.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Coben
     Miracle Cure
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Connelly
      The Brass Verdict
by Michael Connelly.   Read by Peter Giles.  10 diccs.  11+ hours.

December Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Adler-Olsen
     The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Translated by Lisa Hartford.  Read by Erik Davies.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Archer
     Only Time Will Tell
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Roger Allan.  10 discs.  10 + hours.

BCD Child
       The Affair
by lee Child.  Read by Dick Hill.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Christer
     The Stonehenge Legacy
by Sam Christer.  Read by David Thorpe.  10 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Cline
      Ready  Player One
by Ernest Cline.  Read by Wil Wheaton.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Coelho
     Aleph
by Paulo Coelho.  Read by Mark Bramhall.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD  Colfer

Festive Gingerbread Houses

 

This past Saturday, teens decorated their houses with icing and candies.  Everyone had a great time.  Our icing recipe is 2 pounds of sifted powdered sugar, 1 &  1/2 cups of Crisco and 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water, combined and mixed at high speed till fluffy white.  You need to start off slowly with the mixer or powdered sugar will fly all over the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New DVD Releases for November 8th

We have one new title for Tuesday, November 8th.  It is:

Change-Up, The (Jason Bateman)

November Fiction audiobooks

BCD Adiga
     Last Man in Tower
by Aravind Adiga.  Read by Sam Dastor.  13 discs.  15+ hours.
     “…satirical inquiry into the forces at work in the new India. Dharmen Shah, an excessively ambitious developer, is hell-bent on buying out the co-op group, tearing down the tower, and erecting a monumental dream palace. His cash offer functions like a stick thrust into a beehive…riveting novel of greed, conspiracy, and bloodshed.”
     Booklist 9/1/11

BCD Bainbridge
     The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
by Beryl Bainbridge.  Read by Timothy West.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD Banks
     The Player of Games
by Iain M. Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     The Night Strangers
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Alison Fraser and Mark Bramhall.  11 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Brown

Teen Book Discussion

You've lived through hurricanes, record rainfall, freak snow storms and protests on Wall Street.  What's going on?  This fiction book reads like today's headlines.  Bring your friends and parents to this discussion as this story explores the world of London's Laura Brown, a 16-year-old punk rocker who just wants to make it big in a world that's falling apart. The discussion will be held on December 14th at 7PM.

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