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Technical Services Trivia

Almost everything you check out in the library, from books to movies, music and games gets its start in tech services.  Every new book gets a jacket and a spine label.  Each game and movie is put into a new case and a browse card is made.  So the next time you check out a book or a Wii game think about how many steps it takes to get to you.

Book Review: Salvation in Death

Reviewed by Susan Telesca, Head of Technical Services

Salvation in Death
Author/Artist: J.D. Robb
Summary:
Holy communion means death for Father Miguel Flores. Lt. Eve Dallas must
try to solve this crime without offending the Catholic Church. However
along the way the Lt. finds things aren't as they seem. Who was Father
Flores really?

Review:
I have always been a huge fan of the J.D. Robb mysteries and this one is no
exception. I like mysteries and these are excellent without being to graphic.
This book has a plot twist I didn't see coming. If you like mysteries check
out the J.D. Robb series

Movie Review: Nothing but the Truth

Reviewed by Kathy Bachor, Library Assistant

Nothing But The Truth
Author/Artist: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon
Summary:
A Washington, DC soccer mom/reporter scoops everyone and outs a CIA
undercover operative. Tension develops between the reporter and the
government's special prosecutor as confidentiality of sources is weighed
against national security.

Review:
This movie was enjoyable and thought-provoking. Politics, power, and
individual rights are wrestling within the plot to be considered the most
important aspect of Constitutional protections. Might make you look at some
of these issues from a new angle!

Book Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Reviewed by Veronica Rutter, Librarian

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Author/Artist: Jeff Lindsay
Warning: Descriptions of Graphic Violence

Summary:

The first in the dark mystery series that inspired the hit Shotime show,
Darkly Dreaming Dexter introduces Dexter Morgan. He's a respected blood
spatter specialist for the Miami Police Department and a serial
killer! Trained by his foster policeman foster father to kill only those that
deserve it, Dexter lives and murders by a strict code.

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New DVD Releases For September 22nd

We have five new releases for Tuesday the 22nd.  They are:

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Observe and Report

O'Horten (Foreign Film - Norway)

Tulpan (Foreign Film - Kazakhstan)

White Night Wedding (Foreign Film - Iceland)


Nonfiction Chronicles: Sweet Transformations

Ever wonder what it would be like to chuck your job, pull up your roots, and follow your passion? For most of us, that’s not an option. But you can always experience it vicariously by reading biographies. In Confections of a Closet Master Baker, Gesine Bullock-Prado gives up the fast-paced, stressed-out world of Hollywood (she’s Sandra Bullock’s sister) for the opportunity to pursue her dream of opening a small, country bakery/café in Montpelier, Vermont.   Better not read this one if you’re on a diet, though; every chapter ends with a recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering pastry sure to send you to the kitchen hunting for the butter and sugar.

New DVD Releases For September 15th

We have three new releases for Tuesday the 15th.  They are:

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Next Day Air

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Complete First Season

Mystery Monday

Mystery Fans Rejoice!  We have moved our collection upstairs out of our beloved but cramped Mystery Room to more spacious quarters.  We have taken over the space formerly occupied by Large Print and what a great space it is!  Luxuriate in our comfortable wingback chairs--Spread out your books and papers on the table.  Because we didn't have to use the top and bottom shelves, no more stretching or bending to reach the books.  We have more shelf space for mysteries, so our collection can continue to grow.

New Romance Fiction for September 2009

In paperback:

Full House Seduction by A. C. Arthur (Kimani Romance) C, O
Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts (2, Funny, Sexy Yarns) C

New Speculative Fiction for September 2009

Take Note:  Speculative Fiction has MOVED!  All Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror titles are now shelved on the Lower Level at the far end, past the 700's (where the YA Fiction and Graphic Novels used to be).

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