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New Speculative Fiction for November 2011

New to our shelves:

Angels of Darkness by Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, & Sharon Shinn
      (Guild Hunter) F, H, R (Fantasy Angels)
Machine Man by Max Barry SF
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe F, H
The Traitor's Daughter by Paula Brandon (1, The Veiled Isles) F, R
The Infernals by John Connolly (2, Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil) F, H
Blood and Other Cravings by Ellen Datlow, ed. H, SF (Horror Blood)
The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (3, Strain trilogy) H (Horror Toro)
The Sacred Band by David Anthony Durham (3, Acacia trilogy) F

New DVD Releases for November 8th

We have one new title for Tuesday, November 8th.  It is:

Change-Up, The (Jason Bateman)

November Fiction audiobooks

BCD Adiga
     Last Man in Tower
by Aravind Adiga.  Read by Sam Dastor.  13 discs.  15+ hours.
     “…satirical inquiry into the forces at work in the new India. Dharmen Shah, an excessively ambitious developer, is hell-bent on buying out the co-op group, tearing down the tower, and erecting a monumental dream palace. His cash offer functions like a stick thrust into a beehive…riveting novel of greed, conspiracy, and bloodshed.”
     Booklist 9/1/11

BCD Bainbridge
     The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
by Beryl Bainbridge.  Read by Timothy West.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD Banks
     The Player of Games
by Iain M. Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     The Night Strangers
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Alison Fraser and Mark Bramhall.  11 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Brown

New Music Releases , November, 2011

Afro Celt Sound System.  Capture 1995-2010                      Q AFRO CAP R50

Amos, Tori.  Night of Hunters                                             MR AMOS NOH D91

Andrews, Troy (Trombone Shorty).  For True                        MJ ANDR FT V79

Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun.  From Africa With Fury:  Rise                 Q KUTI FAW K10

New DVDs for November, 2011

 

THREE DAY DVDS 

Attack the Block (Sci-Fi)

Bad Teacher (Cameron Diaz)

Ballad of Narayama, The (1983 – Foreign Film – Japan)

Beautiful Boy (Maria Bello)

Better Life, A

Breath (Foreign Film – Korea)

Captain America: The First Avenger

Fast Five (Vin Diesel)

Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds)

Horrible Bosses

Me Too – Yo,Tambien (Foreign Film – Spanish Language)

My Dog Tulip

Scream 4 (Neve Campbell)

Trip, The (Great Britain)


TWO WEEK DVD
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Ageless with Kathy Smith.  Staying Strong                               613.71 Age

What's Cooking?: Stories and Memories

 

Have you ever had a song that brings you back to a particular memory in time?  Or a movie you watched that reminded you of an event in your life?  I have.  Whenever I hear “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, I’m reminded by the kindness of a neighbor who bought me my first 45 rpm record. Remember those? Funny, we didn’t even own a phonograph player to listen to it, yet I loved that single.  Or, watching Ben Hur, the only movie I remember my father taking me to see in a theatre.   Well, what does this have to do with cooking you may ask?  Our lives are made of many such stories as it relates to cooking and food as well. 

New Mysteries November 2011

India Black and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr
City of Whispers by Marcia Muller
Death at Christy Burke's by Anne Emery
Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas
Chocolate Castle Clue by JoAnna Carl
Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay
Bad Moon by Todd Ritter
One Foot in the Gravy by Delia Rosen
Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson
Study in Scarlet edited by Laurie R. King
Murder on Music Road by Stuart Dill
Until Thy Wrath be Past by Asa Larsson
Chalice of Blood by Peter Tremayne
I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
Fever Dream by Dennis Palumbo
Lost Women of Lost Lake by Ellen Hart

Teen Book Discussion

You've lived through hurricanes, record rainfall, freak snow storms and protests on Wall Street.  What's going on?  This fiction book reads like today's headlines.  Bring your friends and parents to this discussion as this story explores the world of London's Laura Brown, a 16-year-old punk rocker who just wants to make it big in a world that's falling apart. The discussion will be held on December 14th at 7PM.

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New DVD Releases for November 1st

We have three new titles for Tuesday, November 1st.  They are:

Last Exit To Brooklyn (Original release date, 1989)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Foreign Film - In Mandarin and English)

Water For Elephants (Reese Witherspoon)


Hitting the Wall

A popular online social network site allows one to express a thought as well as display pictures on a 'wall.'  Friends can add their comments to the wall or choose to 'like' what they see.  The dialogue below between three friends is fueled by a composite of various situations one might encounter working at a library, real or imagined.

Friend 1:  I'm going to the library today

Friend 2:  Like

Friend 3:  I go to the library often and browse the fiction shelves and look through the DVD collection.  There is something special I'm trying to find.

#2:  Like

#1:  Today I want to renew a DVD.  It has a whole year of episodes of a TV show my mom watched when she was a teenager.  I have one more disc to see, but I've renewed it 2 times already.

#3:  Isn't that the limit?

#1:  Yes, but maybe if no one else wants it I can get it again.

#3:  What's the name of the show?

#1:  'Dallas'

#3:  Hey, that's the one I"m trying to find.

#1:  I didn't think anyone else wanted it.  I'll return it tonight.

#2:  Like!

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