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March 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

CD Barry
     Insane City
by Dave Barry.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Bate
     The Girl’s Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
by Dana Bate.   Read by Meredith Mitchell.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     Speaking From Among the Bones
by Alan Bradley.  Read by Jane Entwistle.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Buchanan
     The Painted Girls
by Cathy Marie Buchanan.  Read by Cassandra Campbell, Julia Whelan and Danny Campbell. 
10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Chevalier.
    The Last Runaway
by Tracy Chevalier.  Read by Kate Reading.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     Footprints in the Sand
by Mary Jane Behrends Clark.  Read by Therese Plummer.  5 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Ellory

March Into Spring Re-scheduled

DaffodilsMARCH INTO SPRING - Re-scheduled to March 15 at 4pm.


There's still time for kids in grades K-2 to sign up for this after-school story and craft program. Due to our unexpected snow closing on Friday March 8, it has been re-scheduled for this coming Friday March 15 at 4pm.  Call to reserve a space!

The Weird, Weird West

It's been a few years since I blogged about the resurgence of steampunk, first popularized in the 1980s.  Today I can report that steampunk is not only still going strong in speculative fiction but has been adopted by other genres as well, notably mystery and romance.  Even the superhero cosplay community has seen an increasing number of "steampunked" takes on popular characters.

I'm not sure why, but London (or some alt-history version of it) seems to be the unofficial capital of the steampunk world.  Easily three-quarters of the steampunk I've read has been set there.  Mind you, I have nothing against England's capital city, but it seems a shame that so many other worthy venues are going untapped.  Happily, I'm not the only one seeking new frontiers for my historical-flavored speculative fiction.  The American SF community has been staking their own claim on steampunk by reviving a setting they've dabbled in before: the Weird West.

Website of the Month

MARCH'S WEBSITE

Book Pals

Ever want to have a storytime with your favorite celebrity? Storyline Online is a website brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and includes video of famous actors and actresses reading aloud some of children's favorite books.  Titles include:

Brave Irene read by: Al Gore

The Night I Followed the Dog read by: Amanda Bynes

Harry the Dirty Dog read by: Betty White

 

 

 

 

What's Cooking?: The Luscious Elegant Cream Puff

This past weekend, I was invited to a dinner party and offered to bring dessert.  What to bake?  I just love small bites so I decided upon a medley of bite-sized desserts consisting of pumpkin tartlets, rainbow (tricolored) cookies, chocolate banana bread mini cupcakes, and mini cream puffs.   When the kids were young, cream puffs were always a favorite.  As a matter of fact that was the last time I made them.  As tempting as the other desserts were, the mocha cream-filled cream puffs were a big hit even though it wasn’t as puffy as I would have liked.  No one cared.  Who can resist this light airy cream-laden delight?

New Large Print for March 2013

Fiction

Insane City by Dave Barry
The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chaverini
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Nano by Robin Cook
Suspect by Robert Crais
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler
Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance
Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol
Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas
Love by Degree by Debbie MacComber 
Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller
Magnificence by Lynda Millet
That Night on Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers
Alex Cross Run by James Patterson
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
Hemingway's Girl by Ericka Robuck
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods
The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk

Non-Fiction
AARP Genealogy Online for Dummies

New DVD Releases for March 5th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, March 5th.  They are:

Chasing Mavericks (Gerard Butler - Rated PG)

Red Dawn (Chris Hemsworth)

New Music Releases, March 2013

Adair, Beegie.  Quiet Romance Solo Piano                                   GP ADAI QRS

Alabama Shakes.  Boys & Girls                                                    MR ALAB BAG

Andrews, Meredith.  Worth It All                                               MG ANDR WIA

New DVD Titles, March, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS 

Alex Cross

Argo

Celeste and Jesse Forever (Andy Samberg)

Chicken With Plums (Foreign Film – France)

Deadfall

End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Flight (Denzel Washington)

Fun Size

Hit & Run (Bradley Cooper)

Master, The

Perks of Being a Wallflower, The (Emma Watson)

Robot & Frank (Frank Langella)

Sessions, The (Helen Hunt)

Sinister (Ethan Hawke)

Skyfall

TWO WEEK DVDS

5 Broken Cameras (Documentary)                                                   956.9405 Fiv

Boogiepop Phantom: Complete Series (Anime)

Teddy Bear Picnic

                                     

Bring your favorite teddy bear or other fluffy friend to an indoor picnic!  On Tuesday March 12 at 1:30pm, Mrs. B will have the storytime room set up as a lovely spring meadow - with no ants!  Ongoing registration is underway, so if you are a preschooler age 3 and up, join us by signing up soon!  We will have stories, songs, and of course, snacks!

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