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7/22: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on July 22, 2012

Movies

Burke & Hare
Tremors : Attack pack
The Pink Panther full collection
Neverland
Valentino : The last emperor
TinkerBell
The X files : I want to believe
Fusion pilates for pregnancy
Hart’s war
Birdsong

Books

Bink & Gollie / Kate DiCamillo
Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends. (Age Level: 6 and up; 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award)
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6/13: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on June 13, 2012

Movies

Sherlock (BBC): season 2 (Note that this already has a holds list: if you want to watch it, be sure to ask to be added to the list)
The goodwife: season 1
The boardwalk empire: season 1
The Tomas Crown affair

Books

Complication / Isaac Adamson
A serial killer with a penchant for severed hands. A watch that runs backward and forward – at the same time. An Eastern European gangster known only as Rumplestiltskin. The Nazi invasion of Prague, Soviet-era Czech secret police, 16th century alchemy and black magic – mild-mannered American Lee Holloway never thought any of these would intrude upon his ordinary life.
But that was before he received a mysterious letter from a woman named Vera, a cryptic missive implying Lee’s estranged brother Paul, who disappeared years ago in Prague, was actually murdered in an attempt to steal The Rudolf Complication, a priceless watch commissioned by the eccentric Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, rumored to hold the power of eternal life. When Lee goes to Prague to investigate, his involvement with the enigmatic Vera, as well as the guidance offered from a mysterious travel book, triggers a series of violent and bizarre events that force Lee to confront disturbing truths about his brother as well as himself. Unless Lee can reconstruct the final hours of his brother’s life, and separate truth from myth in this haunted city, he might not get out of Prague alive.
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5/30: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on May 30, 2012

Audiobooks

My Week With Marilyn / Colin Clark
In 1956, twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark began work as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell and the legendary actor were ill suited from the start. Monroe, on honeymoon with her new husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, was insecure, often late, and heavily medicated on pills. Olivier, obsessively punctual, had no patience for Monroe and the production became chaotic. Clark was perceptive in his assessment of what seemed to be going wrong in Monroe’s life: too many hangers-on, intense insecurity, and too many pills. Before long, Monroe and Clark spent an innocent week together in the English countryside and Clark became her confidant and ally. This special theatrical edition also includes The Prince, The Showgirl and Me, Colin Clark’s diary during the film’s production. (CD)

Movies

A touch of Frost: season 1
Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries (The Lord Peter Wimsey-Harriet Vane Collection – Strong Poison / Have His Carcass / Gaudy Night)

Books

The Islands Of The Blessed / Nancy Farmer
In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one’s true calling. Or is it? (Sea of Trolls #3; Reading level: Ages 12 and up)
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5/22: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on May 22, 2012

Movies

V for vendetta
Waking the dead
Enemy mine
K-19 : The widowmaker
The sixth sense
Love at first bite
Transylvania 6-5000
Casino Royale
Unbreakable
Like water for chocolate
The adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle
Les miserables
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5/1: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on May 1, 2012

Movies

Doctor Who: series 5 & 6
Justified: season 2
Sky captain and the world of tomorrow
The golden child
Tommy boy
The Tuskegee airmen
Shanghai noon
Bulletproof monk
Grosse Pointe blank
The whole nine yards
The whole ten yards
Ghostbusters
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4/19: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on April 19, 2012

Movies

Anonymous
Burlesque
Justified – season 1
Game of thrones: season 1
The queen
Rumpole of the Bailey-series 1, 2 & 3
Reilly, Ace of Spies
Inspector Lewis: series 1
Jesse Stone : Innocents lost
Jesse Stone : Death in paradise
Murder most English
Inspector Alleyn mysteries: sets 1 & 2
Midsomer Murders: complete through series 18
The descendants

Books

Freewalker / Dennis Foon
One year has passed since Roan, Alandra and the children escaped from the Brothers. Now, in the haven they call Newlight, Alandra has begun traveling the Dreamfield with the children, exploring their potential. But when the children mysteriously fall into a life-threatening coma, Roan and Lumpy set off to find a cure. The remedy may lie in the hands of Roan’s lost sister, Stowe. But Stowe, now the icon of the City, has become obsessed with her growing powers — powers that threaten to overwhelm and transform her into a destructive, vindictive force. (Grade Level: 6 and up; The Longlight Legacy #2)
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4/10: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on April 10, 2012

Movies

Castle in the sky
War horse

Books

The Defector / Daniel Silva
Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has returned to the tan hills of Umbria to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, and restore a seventeenth-century altarpiece for the Vatican. But his idyllic world is once again thrown into turmoil with shocking news from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabriel’s life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, but Gabriel knows better. He also knows he made a promise.
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4/4: New this week at the library

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on April 4, 2012

Movies

Immortals

Books

The Janus Stone / Elly Griffiths
It’s only been a few months since forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing-child case, barely escaping with her life. But when constructions workers demolishing a large old mansion to make way for a new development uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway–minus its skull–Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. Is it a Roman-era ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand?
When carbon dating proves that the child’s bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer, it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death. (Ruth Galloway Mysteries #2)
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3/25: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on March 25, 2012

Movies

Princess Mononoke
Night passage
The states
The Closer: seasons 1-4
The help
Moneyball

Books

Thick As Thieves / Peter Spiegelman
Carr—ex-CIA—is the reluctant leader of an elite crew planning a robbery of such extraordinary proportions that it will leave them all set for life. Diamonds, money-laundering, and extortion go into a timed-to-the-minute scheme that unfurls across South America, Miami, and Grand Cayman Island. Carr’s cohorts are seasoned pros, but they’re wound drum-tight: months before, the man who brought them together was killed in what Carr suspects was a setup. And there are other loose ends. Some of the intel they’re paying for is badly inaccurate, and one of the gang—lately, Carr’s lover—may have an agenda of her own. Carr finds himself “working the paranoid calculus . . . mapping the shifting landscape of who-owes-who and who-owns-who, of loyalty, grudge, and pressure”—but his biggest problems are yet to come: few of his crew are what they seem to be, and even his own past will turn out to be built on a lie.
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3/9: New at the library this week (part 3)

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on March 9, 2012

And here’s the rest of our adult and teen titles we’ve added this week.

Books

Silver Sparrow / Tayari Jones
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters—the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle—she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another’s lives.

Elizabeth And Hazel: Two Women Of Little Rock / David Margolick
The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation—in Little Rock and throughout the South—and an epic moment in the civil rights movement.
In this gripping book, David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together. He explores how the haunting picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its significance in the wider world, and why, for the next half-century, neither woman has ever escaped from its long shadow. He recounts Elizabeth’s struggle to overcome the trauma of her hate-filled school experience, and Hazel’s long efforts to atone for a fateful, horrible mistake. The book follows the painful journey of the two as they progress from apology to forgiveness to reconciliation and, amazingly, to friendship. This friendship foundered, then collapsed—perhaps inevitably—over the same fissures and misunderstandings that continue to permeate American race relations more than half a century after the unforgettable photograph at Little Rock. And yet, as Margolick explains, a bond between Elizabeth and Hazel, silent but complex, endures.

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