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L-O-V-E.

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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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The end of the world as we know it.

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This year only has a few more days left in it and then 2012 will take over. We’ve been hearing about the Mayan long calendar and many other potential doomsday scenarios or prescriptions for global change (such as Terence McKenna’s Timewave Zero) and it seems like our pop culture mindset has been very interested in ideas like the “apocalypse” for the past few years. The nice thing is that pretty much all of these prophesies of doom which will most likely not come to pass aren’t even scheduled to come to pass til December of 2012 (either on the 22nd or 23rd, so Armageddon survival tools will be the big Christmas gift item a year from now, I predict) so there’s plenty of life on Earth left to enjoy.

And the nice thing about the apocalypse is that it makes for fascinating history and for some really great fiction. If you’re interested in brushing up on the coming year’s end times scenarios, we have The Complete Idiot’s Guide To 2012 by Synthia Andrew and Colin Andrews at the library, as well as 2012: The Return Of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck.

And on DVD we have both non-fiction items, such as Doomsday 2012: The End Of Days and After Armageddon, both from the History Channel, and fiction such as Roland Emmerich’s 2012, starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Woody Harrelson.

Talk about some light reading/viewing for holidays, right?

Don’t let the doom and gloom get you down. And if we don’t see you before then, we hope you have a very Happy New Year’s and we’ll see you in 2012