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Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

2/18: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on February 18, 2012

Movies

Downton Abbey: Season 2

Books

The Snow Child / Eowyn Ivey
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

Muddypaws And The Birthday Party / Deborah Chancellor
Ben and his puppy Muddypaws do everything together. On Ben’s sixth birthday, Muddypaws gets in trouble and can’t understand why they put him outside!
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1/21: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on January 21, 2012

Movies

Garden state
Traffic
Watching detectives
Animal holiday

Books

Ghosts in the fog: the untold story of Alaska’s WWII invasion / Samantha Seiple
This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event. (Age range: 10 – 14 Years)

Ready player one / Ernest Cline
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. (read an excerpt)
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This month: poetry

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on April 7, 2010

This month’s topical display is up at the library, focusing for April on poetry. Volunteer Tracie Merrill has assembled a great assortment of poetry for all ages, including some Alaskan and local favorites.

To get you in the spirit, here are some links that will introduce you to more great poetry:

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2/10: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on February 11, 2010

Movies:

The tailor of Panama

(all movies are on dvd unless otherwise noted)

Books:

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis / Cara Black
Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.
The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.
Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal. (Aimee Leduc Series #7)

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9/8: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on September 6, 2009

Movies:

Planet earth
You don’t mess with the Zohan
My fair lady
The curious case of Benjamin Button

(all movies are on dvd unless otherwise noted)

Books:

Last kiss / Luanne Rice
For nearly a year after the tragedy that claimed her teenage son, Charlie, Sheridan Rosslare has lived a quiet life on Hubbard’s Point, tucked away in the beach house where they spent their happiest days. But Charlie’s girlfriend, Nell Kilvert, is determined to find out what really happened on the night none of them will ever forget. She summons the one man she believes can uncover the truth–Gavin Dawson, who long ago thought he would always be at Sheridan’s side. Now his boat sits anchored within sight of the window of the woman he once loved–and still loves. Both of them had believed in the power of love and forgiveness, connection and reconnection, to work magic. They thought they’d lost that faith forever. Can they find it one last time? (read an exerpt)

The deep blue sea for beginners / Luanne Rice
Years ago, Lyra Davis left behind a world of wealth and privilege and the people she loved most in the world, unable to reconcile the expectations of her celebrated family with the longings of her own wild heart. Now she lives quietly among a community of expatriates on the isle of Capri, slowly, carefully learning to live fully for the first time, flourishing in the friendship of a singular man who recognizes in her a kindred spirit. (read an exerpt)

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