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August Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Adler
     A Place in the Country
by Elizabeth Adler.   Read by Charlotte Anne Dore.   8 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD  Amirrezvani
     Equal of the Sun
by Anita Amirrezvani.  Read by Simon Vance.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Spring Fever
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Britton
    The Operative
by Andrew Britton.  Read by Christopher Lane.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Chen
     The Red Chamber
by Pauline  Chen.  Read by Grayce Wey.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Conway
     The Last Trade
by James Conway.  Read by Peter Berkrot.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

Scrambled States Of America

scrambled states Scrambled States Of America

Wednesday Aug. 22 at 10:00 AM.  Grades 2-4.  Registration required!

Inspired by Laurie Keller's funny book, we'll explore the states through songs, stories & games.

Registration begins WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8th

 

Website of the Month

August Website

The 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES are in full swing and the U.S. athletes are making us proud.  For up to the minute coverage of each event, go to www.teamusa.org.  But does all of the media coverage make you curious about the history of the Olympics? Learn about the ancient olympics at greece.mrdonn.org/olympics.html.  Details include the very first games, athletes, events, and how they compare to our modern Olympics.  In addition, discover mythology, daily life, customs, architecture, government, literature and much more about ancient greek civilization.  Then show off your new found knowledge to your friends during the commercial breaks.  Go USA!!!!! 

What's Cooking?: Rub-a-Dub-Dub Marinade in the Tub

grilling

One of the great things about the summer is grilling and barbecuing.  It is the only time I do less cooking.  Perhaps it’s because the man of the house suddenly takes an interest in preparing the meals.  The summer heat seems to beckon the call of the wild in him.  Even with the frequent rain we’ve been having, it doesn’t deter him from cooking outdoors.   Nothing comes between the man and the meat on his grill.  And to make the food on that grill receive the highest compliments, he makes use of rubs and marinades to spice things up.  This inspires the family to offer their “ooh and aahs” as Dad is saluted for his supreme grilling talents. 

New Music Releases, August 2012

Aiken, Clay.  Steadfast                                                        MA AIKE STE

Allen, Kris.  Thank You Camellia                                            MR ALLE TYC

Best Coast.  The Only Place                                                MA BEST OP

New DVD Titles, August 2012

THREE DAY DVDS

After the Banquet (Foreign Film – Korea)                        

Amador (Foreign Film – Spain)

American Reunion (Jason Biggs)

Before Your Eyes (Foreign Film – Kurdish/Turkish)

Being Flynn (Robert De Niro)

Beyond the Steppes (Foreign Film – Polish)

Black Butterflies (Tribeca Film Festival, 2011)

Casa De Mi Padre (Will Ferrell)

Cirkus Columbia (Foreign Film – Bosnia)

Declaration of War (Foreign Film – France)

Dirty Picture, The (Foreign Film – India)

Double Hour, The (Foreign Film – Italy)

Drumline (2001 – Nick Cannon)

First Beautiful Thing, The (Foreign Film – Italy)

Footnote (Foreign Film – Israel)

Friends With Kids (Kristen Wiig)

Fullmetal Alchemist – The Sacred Star of Milo

Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (Christian Slater)

Hedgehog, The (Foreign Film – France)

What was the title of that book I read?

Like many of us you might not recall the title of a book or movie you checked out.  Maybe you didn't get to read the book or view the movie, or you want to recommend it to a friend, but the title proves elusive.  Now a new service is available that will keep a list of everything you check out.  You'll need to access your online account to sign up for this service.  Log in to your account and under 'personal information' select 'preferences.'   Read the disclaimer then check the box next to 'keep my checkout history' and press update.  Lists are subject to subpeona should the government have reason to to review your borrowing history.  The list will start from the date you sign up.  To view your list go into checkouts and select 'my checkout history.'  Scroll down to find that title; the list is historical that means it goes by checkout date.  It is not searchable; it can't be sorted but it is easy to scroll through.  So give it a try if this seems enticing.

New in August

FICTION:

The Sandcastle Girls by Chirs Bohjalian

Gold by Chris Cleave

The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim

Buried on Avenue B by  Peter De Jonge

The Queen's Lover by Frnacine De Plessix Gray

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Blue Monday by Nicci French

Beastly Things by Donna Leon

A Road by Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean

Jury of His Peers by Debbie Macomber

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites

Blood Line by James Rollins

Heart of a Killer by Davide Rosenfelt

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Good Dream by Donna Vanliere

 

New in August

FICTION:

The Sandcastle Girls by Chirs Bohjalian

Gold by Chris Cleave

The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim

Buried on Avenue B by  Peter De Jonge

The Queen's Lover by Frnacine De Plessix Gray

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Blue Monday by Nicci French

Beastly Things by Donna Leon

A Road by Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean

Jury of His Peers by Debbie Macomber

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites

Blood Line by James Rollins

Heart of a Killer by Davide Rosenfelt

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Good Dream by Donna Vanliere

 

New Mysteries August 2012

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
Death in a Wine Dark Sea by Lisa King
Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall
Hellbox by Bill Pronzini
Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie
Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews
Where the Bodies are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni
Death Makes the Cut by Janice Hamrick
Die a Stranger by Steve Hamilton
Crowded Grave by Martin Walker
Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt
Summon up the Blood by R.N. Morris
Death in August by Marco Vichi
The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim
Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
XO by Jeffery Deaver
The Caller by Karen Fossum (pub date 8/14)
Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell (pub date 8/14)
When I Kill You by Michelle Wan
Twenty Year Death by Ariel S. Winter (pub date 8/7)

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