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Beyond Books - The Documentary

I used to have more time (or at least I think I did).  I used to have more patience (or at least I think I did).  I used to have more time to read....that I know is true.

I think most of us are feeling time, or the lack of time, pressing in on us.  We are living in an ever accelerating world of technology. Information learned is obsolete almost before it is totally absorbed.  How can we keep up?  One answer is the documentary film. 

From the Collins English Dictionary comes this definition: "a factual film or television program about an event, person, etc. presenting the facts with little or no fiction".  Where it might take us days to many weeks to read a book on a particular subject, the documentary film can cover the same material in two hours or less.

Hatchlings in Children's!

                               

Come take a look -- we were not successful last Spring, but this time dozens have arrived!

New Music Releases, April 2013

Avant.  Face the Music                                                        R&B AVAN FTM

Bell, Joshua.  J.B. Conducts Beethoven Symphonies                ES BELL JBC

Bon Jovi.  What About Now                                                 MR BONJ WAN

New DVD Titles, April, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS 

Anna Karenina

Barfi! (Foreign Film – India)

Bay, The (Horror)

Breathing (Foreign Film – Austria)

Chasing Mavericks (Gerard Butler)

Corpo Celeste (Foreign Film – Italy)

Dark Truth, A (Andy Garcia)

Day I Saw Your Heart, The (Foreign Film – France)

Hello I Must Be Going

Here Comes the Boom (Kevin James)

Hermano (Foreign Film – Venezuela)

Hitchcock

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The

House Arrest

Intouchables, The (Foreign Film – France)

Kid With a Bike, The (Foreign Film – Belgium)

Killing Them Softly (Brad Pitt)

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Man With the Iron Fists (Russell Crowe)

Miserables, Les

My Worst Nightmare (Foreign Film – France)

Parental Guidance

Pitch perfect

Playing For Keeps (Jessica Biel)

Pool, The (Foreign Film – India)

Red Dawn (Chris Hemsworth)

Rust and Bone (Foreign Film – France)

Silent Hill: Revelation (Horror)

What's Cooking?: Cooking 101

Have you ever felt you were all “butterfingers” in the kitchen (excuse the pun)?  Is preparing a meal for yourself or others more intimidating than skydiving or bungee jumping?  Recently I watched a program The Worst Cooks in America on Food Network.   This series shows the learning progression of contestants who were selected as the worst cooks.  They were taught how to cook by two professional chefs in the show.  As competent as they were in their own professions, they were lost souls in the kitchen.   A professional ballet dancer who performs before thousands of people was terrified behind a stove.  An interior designer had a fear of knives.  A doctor was dismissed at the second show.  I must admit it was hard to watch.  At the last show, it was impressive to see the two finalists, who started out as bumbling fools, battle to become the best cook from this competition, preparing an exquisite 3-course meal judged by elite chefs.  Kudos to them!

Website of the Month

April Website

Healthy Children

Healthy Children is a valuable resource for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It provides developmental milestones for children from birth to young adult.  In addition, it covers important medical topics, such as:

  • General Health Issues
  • Medical News
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries
  • Chronic Illness
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Symptom Checker

 

New Large Print for April

Fiction:

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

The Striker by Clive Cussler

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury

Three Sisters by Susan Mallery

Against the Odds by Kat Martin

Sugar and Spice by Debbie MacComber

Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monniger

All Aboard! Storytime is Back

We are starting another six-week session of stories at the Congers Train Station on Wednesday April 3.  We'll meet at 10:00am on Wednesdays through May 8.  No registration or library card is needed - just come on by when it is convenient for you and your preschooler age 3+.  There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Hope to see you there!

April NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Churchill
     Churchill: the prophetic statesman
by James C. Humes.  Read by Matthew Brenher.  6 discs.  6 hours.

BCD B Deraniyagala
     Wave
by Sonali Deraniyagala.  Read by Hannah Curtis.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

Watch this space!

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