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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or, if you prefer: Happy Single Awareness Day!

Stop on by the library, if you get a chance. We’ve got books for adults, young adults, and our juvenile readers to tie with in today, both in fiction and non-fiction. Or, pick up a movie to watch with that someone special, even if that someone special is just you.

Books:

What Is This Thing Called Love? by Gene Wilder

William And Kate: A Royal Love Story by Christopher Andersen

Cartoon Marriage: Adventures In Love And Matrimony By The New Yorker’s Cartoon Couple by Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin

Fearless by Diana Palmer

The Medieval Art Of Love: Objects And Subjects Of Desire by Michael Camille

Love Letters Of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle

The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Massage For Dummies by Steve Cappellini

Prisoner Of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey

Words Of Silk by Sandra Brown

Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda Howard

A Love Of My Own by E. Lynn Harris

My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov To Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan

Partly Cloudy: Poems Of Love And Longing by Gary Soto

Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Love And Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler

Blood And Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Cupid And Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K. Y. Craft

The Best Valentine In The World by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Henry And The Valentine Surprise by Nancy L. Carlson

The Valentine Cat by Ann Whitehead Nagda and illustrated by Stephanie Roth

DVDs:

Crazy Love

50 First Dates

Just Wright

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Letter To Juliet

Shall We Dance?

The Fountain

I Hate Valentine’s Day

In The Mood For Love

Date Night

While You Were Sleeping

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

Solaris

When In Rome

Love Actually

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset

Must Love Dogs

Bonnie & Clyde

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Reading material for 02/06/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

A brief history of the Super Bowl coin toss.

The history of Fritos.

The science of football.

Football physics: the anatomy of a hit.

NASA releases some new and incredibly beautiful pictures of the Earth.

The best and worst of this year’s Super Bowl ads.

Second teacher at L.A. school accused of “lewd acts” against pupils.

Many singles are looking for love, not marriage.

Where did dragons come from?

via The Art of Google Books.

Some Super Bowl ads were ending up online before the game to create a buzz.

How Apple’s “1984” television ad was almost canceled.

The iphone 5 may be coming out this summer.

You should only pay so much attention to your community.

Tumblr makes itself the news.

Your YouTube activity and your online searches will now be linked, thanks to Google’s new privacy policy.

South Korean man arrested for retweeting North Korea.

Hacker collective Anonymous eavesdropped on an anti-Anonymous strategy phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.

Why the clean tech boom went bust.

Are high tech classrooms better classrooms?

Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto: Why Facebook exists.

Michelle Obama and Nelson Mandela reading together, from here.

Van Gogh found himself at home in nature.

The saddest movie in the world?

Adam Lambert is the new lead singer for Queen.

Jane Levy replaces Lily Collins in the Evil Dead reboot.

DC Comics is going forward with their long threatened prequels of Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

R.I.P. Ben Gazzara.

Loving/hating Philip Glass.

And below, Brian Cox teaches Hamlet to a small child:

Michelangelo writes a letter to his father.

Béla Tarr: Cinema’s ultra dark unknown genius.

An interview with David Cronenberg.

GZA the Genius and David Kaiser.

A new commercial directed by Sophia Coppola.

Soul Train creator/host Don Cornelius found dead of apparent suicide.

Second Mona Lisa may have been painted at the same time as the original.

They’re still trying to make a third Bridget Jones movie.

The stars of Downton Abbey, both on screen and off.

via Awesome People Reading and Retrogasm.

How I learned to stop worrying and write The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.

The top 10 books lost to time.

A nice guide to literary tumblrs.

Science fiction futures ruled by the popular kids.

Five essential books on football history.

The seven types of book lovers.

Why are so many literary writers shifting into genre?

Judging books by their covers: The US vs. the UK.

Viggo Mortensen reading Tolkien, from here.

Houston millionaire adopts his girlfriend.

Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s.

UNC-Charlotte gets its own SWAT team.

Iran’s giant cardboard cut out of the Ayatollah.

10 famous people who turned down a Knighthood.

Obesity epidemic strikes U.S. pets (too)

How to be the bearer of bad news.

Chicken wing cupcakes.

Isolated Peruvian tribe makes uncomfortable contact.

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Previous online reading material:

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

New and Featured Books for 02/02/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The newest novel by the acclaimed author who won the Pulitzer Prize for Middlesex. You can find reviews for this book at The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times. There’s also an interesting interview with the author at The Economist.

We also have an anthology of classic and contemporary short stories that was edited with Eugenides, entitled My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, From Chekhov To Munro. It deals with love in its many, many forms and would make for very interesting reading as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Flashback by Dan Simmons

Robocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

A summer blockbuster movie in book form, and soon to be made into a movie by none other than Steven Spielberg. What else do you need to know?

A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

NON-FICTION:

100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People by Susan M. Weinschenk

I Got This: How I Changed My Ways And Lost What Weighed Me Down by Jennifer Hudson

Living Longer For Dummies by Walter M. Bortz

The Ethics Of Spying: A Reader For The Intelligence Professional, edited by Jan Goldman

The Ghost Map: The Story Of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – And How It Changed Science, Cities, And The Modern World by Steven Johnson

Extra Virginity: The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

If there’s one thing we want from our food, it’s scandal and conspiracy, right? Americans are comparatively new to the romance of olive oil, but could that love be fraudulent?

The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World At War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub

A fascinating and extensively researched look at the first few weeks of the second World War.

Degradation: What The History Of Obscenity Tells Us About Hate Speech by Kevin W. Saunders

Prophets And Princes: Saudi Arabia From Muhammad To The Present by Mark Weston

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books:

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

And for Young Adults:

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.