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Reading material for 08/06/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Gore Vidal.

Did Van Gogh really shoot himself?

The future is unevenly distributed.

What’s next for CNN?

The science of eyewitness memory.

Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll, like the one below…

10 recent science fiction novels that are about big ideas.

Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Dickens.

The greatest books of all time?

In this e-book world, are book covers a dying art?

Jonah Lehrer and Bob Dylan.

Watch the only footage of Mark Twain in existence.

Historical fictions and fictional histories.

How Edward Gorey illustrates three classic fairy tales, see below:

Is Indiana Jones dead at last?

Vertigo is named the top film of all time, according to hundreds of directors and critics.

Surprising screenplays by famour authors.

Jimmy Fallon is/was in the running to host the Oscars.

10 movies that you didn’t realize were based on books.

M. Night Shyamalan to do a show on the SyFy network.

Check out the trailer for Cloud Atlas.

How to make living inside a shipping container look glamorous.

How much do you really spend emailing at work?

Hunting moons outside the solar system.

8 years after the Athens Olympics, many venues have been left to rot.

Dolphins form elite societies.

Anticipating NASA rover “Curiosity” touchdown…

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Reading material for 07/23/12:

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RIP Sally Ride.

The evolution of the Batman symbol over seven decades.

It’s always interesting to read about the Emperor Norton, the first Emperor of America.

What do the Olympic rings mean?

The origin of Nickelodeon’s green slime.

Picture above from here.

9 intriguing excerpts from old FBI files.

This video game company has a very weird employee handbook.

from here.

A library with no new books?

Check out these very stylized Game Of Thrones maps.

The books that make guys swoon.

Ray Bradbury and pogo.

The reading lists of your favorite fictional characters.

Be amazed by the maze of books, seen below:

10 must see episodes of The X-Files?

A new web series featuring Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

A grown up’s guide to teen celebrities.

Four things you need to remember about the first two Batman movies before seeing The Dark Knight Rises.

The movies that people need to stop quoting.

Shirley MacLaine on Downton Abbey, and 8 teases for the next season.

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Reading material for 07/09/12:

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RIP Andy Griffith.

RIP Ernest Borgnine.

Did your internet black out today?

The God Particle has been discovered!

Remember the time that an astronaut on a space shuttle called in to Car Talk?

The picture above by artist Thomas Allen, from here.

Wall Street has an on again/off again love affair with Netflix.

Look at this ad for banana cream pie.

from here.

Batman’s secret identity is… Bruno Diaz!

There’s going to be a new edition of Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms containing 40 alternate endings.

Vintage photos of kids reading.

A love of semicolons.

The Library Of Congress’ arguable roster of books that shaped America.

Star Trek characters in search of an author.

The New York Times killed his novel.

A 9/11 book series for kids.

Famous roles turned down by famous stars.

Katie Holmes’ next movie is about being a single mom.

Entertainment Weekly‘s “best films you’ve never seen.”

Naughty things are afoot in Olympic Village.

The Amazing Spider-Man leapt and swung to the top of the Box Office this past weekend.

10 essential spaghetti westerns.

Clark Duke will be one of the many new faces on The Office.

Tracy Morgan reads Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, from here.

Boy genius concentrating on particle physics.

Chuck E. Cheese is desperate to be more hip and modern.

You can’t really trust Yelp reviews.

A review of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.

The physics of toilets.

The 20 most beautiful museums in the world.

The 20 most beautiful public libraries in the world.

The supermoon seen around the world.

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New and Featured DVDs for 06/28/12:

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



The Messenger

The Right Stuff

All The President’s Men

I Am Legend

Blow Out

The American


Army Of Darkness

The Bone Collector

Funny Games

Definitely, Maybe


Apollo 13

Top Dog

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

State Of Play

The Bedroom Window


Get Fit With Belly Dance!

The Pill

Beijing 2008 Highlights: The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad

Michael Phelps: The Inside Story Of The Beijing Games


In The Womb

Walt Whitman

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 02/21/2012:

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


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman

Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.

Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley

Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

A touching, sweet, and fascinating love story about a boy and girl who meet at a cancer patients support group, and already one of the most well reviewed novels of the year, and one of the most cherished, and before that it had been one of the most anticipated.  John Green has proved to be one of the most popular authors amongst our young adult readers, and we don’t think this book will disappoint his fans in the slightest. The book, of course, has already been optioned for a film treatment. Check out this interview the author did with The Wall Street Journal.


Inside The Olympics by Nick Hunter

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:

Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall

Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green

Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

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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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