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New City Champions --- Battle of the Books

In a contest between 10 libraries, our teens came in second place in The Battle of the Books at the beautiful new Warwick Library on Sunday, September 12.

THOUGHT POLICE

America's freedoms-- of speech and religion, particularly-- have been very much in the news lately.  At the end of September, libraries across the country will be putting a spotlight on the First Amendment by observing Banned Books Week.  In light of this month's events, I thought this would be a perfect time to look at the subject of censorship in speculative fiction.

New Large Print for September 2010

FICTION:

 

The Trouble with Alex by Melanie Allen

The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs

Shotgun Wedding by Susan Rogers Cooper

Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell

Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews

Little White Lies by Ian McFadyen

The Longest Road by Pamela Oldfield

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Rules of Betrayal by Christopher Reich
The Long Walk Home by Valerie Wood

NON-FICTION:

 

Dreams Can Come True by Susan Boyle

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert

New Large Print for August 2010

FICTION:

Paganini’s Ghost by Paul Adam

The Golden Season by Connie Brockway

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham

Ravishing in Red by Madeline Hunter

The Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey

The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds

Private by James Patterson

Secret Fantasy by Carly Phillips

The Long Way Home by Robin Pilcher

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston

Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffery Stepakoff

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Private Life by Jane Smiley

In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck

 

NON-FICTION:

Tiger: The Real Story by Steve Helling

New DVDs for September 2010

THREE DAY DVDS

Ajami (Foreign Film – Israel)                                                         #12482

Back-Up Plan, The (Jennifer Lopez)                                              #12481

Black Narcissus (1947 – Deborah Kerr)                                          #12431

New DVD Releases for September 7th

We have four new releases for Tuesday, September 7th. They are:

Killers (Ashton Kutcher)

MacGruber (Will Forte)

Solitary Man (Michael Douglas)

That Evening Sun (Hal Holbrook)

Needles At Rest

With the summer months soon to become memories, volunteer members of Warm Up America have stashed crochet hooks and knitting needles away until next summer. The thirty-one completed lap robes are on display in the Meeting Room until September 9. Take a look at the varied and colorful pieces. All lap robes will be distributed to area hospitals, students with special needs and Project Linus. And, thanks to all who supported the project.

September Nonfiction Audiobooks

 

BCD B Luce

    The Publisher: Henry Luce and his American Century by Alan Brinkley. Read by Sean runnette.  17 discs.  22 hours.

BCD B Moore

    The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates by Wes Moore. Read by the author. 5 discs. 6 hours.

"This is a fascinating book about two young men from Baltimore with the same name. One, the author, became a Rhodes Scholar while the other landed in jail. It’s as much a meditation on circumstance and luck as it is a commentary on how successful our society is in managing those who are on the precipice, both socially and economically." AudioFile 6/2010 

BCD B Obama

   The Bridge: the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick. Read by Mark Deakins. 20 discs. 20 hours.

BCD B Winfrey

   Oprah: a biography by Kitty Kelley. Read by the author. 16 discs. 20 hours.

What's Cooking?: Papers, and Pencils, and Books! Oh, My!

It’s school time again!  Summer is still reluctant to let go of its lingering heat.  Nevertheless, it signals the advent of autumn with its brisk air driving the warmth away.  I love the fall season as parents get their kids ready for school and summer fun is winding down.  With the pressure of getting it altogether, there is no better time than now to find ways to put those meals on the table amidst the back-to-school pandemonium.

September Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bender

     The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Read by the author. 7 discs. 8+ hours.

BCD Brown

     Tough Customer by Sandra Brown. Read by Victor Slezak. 12 discs. 13+ hours.  

BCD Butcher

     Dead Beat by Jim Butcher. Read by James Marsters. 12 discs. 15 hours. 

BCD Carey

     Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey.  Read by Humphrey Bower. 14 discs. 17 hours.

BCD Carter

     Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. Read by Renee Raudman. 6 discs. 7 hours. 

BCD Carter

     Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter. Read by Renee Raudman. 6 discs. 7 hours.

BCD Carter

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