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Teens Distribute Trees for Arbor Day

 

This past week encompassed Earth Day and National Arbor Day.  In celebration of these days, teens from the Library Youth Board distributed spruce trees to library residents.  In the past several years, hurricanes and snow storms have damaged and destroyed large numbers of trees in our area.  Spruces are not usually eaten by deer and provide a lovely green color throughout  the winter.  The above volunteers are Erin O'Shea, Brendan O'Shea, Ronith Reddy, Nithin Binu and Nevin Binu.

New DVD Releases for April 30th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, April 30th.  They are:

Broken City (Mark Wahlberg)

Details, The (Tobey Maguire)

Guilt Trip (Barbra Streisand)

Not Fade Away

Pawn (Ray Liotta)

Promised Land (Matt Damon)

Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence)

Second Chances

Have you ever said or done something you later regretted?  Or worse, have you not said or done something, and spent the rest of your life wondering how things might have been different "if only..."?  Even if you're content with the choices you've made, it can be hard to let go of some of those missed opportunities.  And if you're not entirely happy, those poor decisions and unresolved endings can really haunt you.

Now imagine the regret in question is a person you once loved.  What do you do when that once-special someone suddenly walks back into your life?  It could be that friend you crushed on in college, but never had the courage to approach.  He's single now... and he's moving into your building.  Perhaps it's your ex-- he's in recovery from the very issues that drove you away, and he's looking for a fresh start.  Sure, you could ignore him, and let the history between you keep you apart.  (After all, you had good reasons for breaking up with him in the first place, right?)  Or....

White Sand, Blue Sea

CaribbeanInstead of heading home after school on Friday May 10th,  how about taking an imaginary trip to the Caribbean through stories, songs and a craft?   Registration begins Wednesday April 24th.  Open to children in grades 2-4.

New DVD Releases for April 23rd

We have three new titles for Tuesday, April 23rd.  They are:

Any Day Now (Alan Cumming)

Gangster Squad (Ryan Gosling)

Impossible, The (Naomi Watts)

What's a parent to do?

Feeling overwhelmed?  Too many issues with little ones and too few answers?  Come on in to the Children's Department and take a look at our Parenting Collection.  All the books on those shelves address a common childhood issue.  A few of our picture books in this section include: One Special Day, a story for big brothers & sisters by Lola Schaefer, which talks about a new baby coming into the family; Melanie Walsh's Living with mom and living with dad describes a young child experiencing shared custody; Good-by, Sheepie by Robert Burleigh deals with the loss of a family pet; and My grandpa by Marta Altes is the story of a young bear whose grandpa is getting forgetful. 

Coming in October

Fiction

Andrews, Mary Kay. Christmas Bliss.

Baker, Jo. Longbourn.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. The Spymistress.

Franco, James. Actors Anonymous.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of All Things.

Leavitt, David. The Two Hotel Francforts.

Lehrer, Jim. Top Down.

Macomber, Debbie. Starry Night: A Christmas Novel.

Steel, Danielle. Winners.

Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch.

Thayer, Nancy. A Nantucket Christmas.

Turow, Scott. Identical.

Non-Fiction

Dawkins, Richard. An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.

Franzen, Jonathan. The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus.

Greenspan, Alan. The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting.

Coming in September

Fiction

Atwood, Margaret. Maddaddam.

Barnes, Julian. Levels of Life.

Brandman, Michael. Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do.

Brown, Sandra. Deadline.

Child, Lee. Never Go Back. Delacorte.

Coulter, Catherine with J.T. Ellison. The Final Cut.

Cussler, Clive & Thomas Perry. The Mayan Secrets.

Ford, Jamie. Songs of Willow Frost

Grafton, Sue. W Is for…

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Styxx.

King, Stephen. Doctor Sleep.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Lowland.

Lindsay, Jeff. Dexter’s Final Cut.

Lustbader, Eric Van. Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel.

Maynard, Joyce. After Her.

McDermott, Alice. Someone.

McMillan, Terry. Who Asked You?

Perrotta, Tom. Nine Inches: Stories.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Longest Ride.

Coming in August

Fiction

Barrett, Andrea. Archangel.

Bender, Aimee. The Color Master: Stories.

Garlock, Dorothy. Under a Texas Sky.

Johnson, Suzanne. Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans, Bk. 3).

McBride, James. The Good Lord Bird.

Palin, Michael. The Truth.

Patterson, James. Mistress.

Spalding, Linda. The Purchase

Tanenbaum, Robert K. Tragic.

Non-Fiction

Foss, Ben. The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: Why Strengths Matter More Than Weaknesses—and How To Harness Them for Your Child’s Renewed Confidence and Love of Learning.

New DVD Release for April 16th

We have one new title for Tuesday, April 16th.  It is:

Django Unchained

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