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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

New DVDs for August 31

Marmaduke (Children's)

Harry Brown

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Brothers and Sisters: The Complete Fourth Season

House M.D. Season Six

Budget Blues

December may seem far away, but here at the library we have been working hard on our budget for 2012. This is the budget that we will put forth to the voters in December and what will go into effect July 1, 2012. It raises the question of what do you, our customers, want. In holding the line last year we made significant savings in our operational expenses. Insurance was rebid saving $6,000. Energy expenses were cut by tens of thousands. At the same time we attempted to maintain our materials and programming budgets to provide you with the best and latest. In the current year we have no money for furniture, minimal money for building repairs and only $1,000 for computers and software. If a computer monitor breaks…there goes 20% of the computer budget. Do you want us to patch our infrastructure or replace carpets and such when they begin to fall apart? At what point to do we make major reductions in new books and DVDs purchase? What is an acceptable percentage increase that the voters will approve? Let us start a dialogue by clicking on the comment button below.

New Mysteries September 2010

Murder by Mistake by Veronica Heley
Bad Boy by Peter Robinson
Body Blows by Marc Strange
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Murder in the Abstract by Susan C. Shea
Murder in the Air by Bill Crider
Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley
Fatally Frosted by Jessica Beck
Murder Past Due by Miranda James
Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood
Crossfire by Dick Francis
Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan
Touch-me-not by Cynthia Riggs
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudis
Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
Deb on Arrival by Laurie Moore
Body Work by Sara Paretsky

HIGHLAND GAMES

Do you dream of the misty Highlands of Scotland?  Is tartan a turn-on?  Do you long for a hero who's earthy, untamed, and perhaps a wee bit stubborn?  Have you ever wondered if it's true what Scots don't wear beneath their kilts?*  If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," it's time to prep your armchair for a literary visit to Scotland!

Why Scotland in August?  The Cowal Highland Gathering, known worldwide as the largest, grandest Highland Games in the world, kicks off today.  I suppose you could cook yourself a nice haggis or try your hand at caber tossing to commemorate the event (though for your own safety, don't try either of these at home), but for me, this is the perfect opportunity to talk about Scottish romances.

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