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This Is How the World Ends: Apocalyptic SF

WARNING: This may be my last blog.  No, of course I'm not leaving my position.   It's just that... well, haven't you heard?  The world is scheduled to end this week.  Oh dear, you haven't heard, have you? According to the ancient Maya calendar, the end is due on December 21, 2012 (at 11:11 a.m. precisely, in case you need to schedule a few last appointments or polish off your bucket list before the Last Trump).  But wait, there's no cause for panic!

Because I am a librarian to the end, I've made sure that you, my loyal readers, will be properly prepared for Judgement Day (as much as I can, anyway-- your soul is your own affair).  I've thoroughly researched the topic and compiled a few reading lists on the incipient Apocalypse and what to do afterward (if you survive).  I expect you'll have many demands on your time before the big day, but it's important to stay informed!  Knowledge is power, particularly when the world is plunging into limitless chaos.  (And episodes of The Walking Dead will only save you in the case of a zombie apocalypse.)

Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Learn how to make Ginger Bread House on December 17th at 2PM!  After watching a film, we will be decorating houses with icing and candies.  Registration starts on Monday, December 5.  Limited enrollment.  Please bring a large bag of candy to share. Can't make it that day or just want to learn how to make your own house from scratch? Watch the video below to cook along with Mrs. Phillips.

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New Music Releases, December, 2012

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New DVD Titles, December, 2012

THREE DAY DVDS

360 (Jude Law)

Amazing Spider-Man, The

Americano (Foreign Film – France)

Delicacy (Foreign Film – France)

Detachment (Adrien Brody)

Expendables 2, The

Fatherless, The (Foreign Film – Austria)

Lawless (Shia LaBeouf)

Men In Black 3

Pixar Short Films Collection – Volume 2

Savages (Blake Lively)

Sparkle (Whitney Houston)

Step Up: Revolution

Trishna (Foreign Film – United Kingdom)

Watch, The (Ben Stiller)

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962 – Bette Davis – Anniversary Ed.)

Your Sister’s Sister (Emily Blunt)

TWO WEEK DVDS

New DVD Releases for December 11th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, December 11th.  They are:

Bourne Legacy, The

Heiress, The (1949 - Olivia de Havilland)

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December 2012 Fiction and Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Albin
     Crewel
by Gennifer Albin.  Read by Amanda Dolan.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Banks
     Stonemouth
by Iain Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Card
     Ruins
by Orson Scott Card.  Read by Stefan Rudnick, Kirby Heyborne, and Emily Janice Card.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Condie
     Reached
by Ally Condie.  Read by Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono and Matt Burns.  8 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     Poseidon’s Arrow
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD DeMille
      The Panther
by Nelson DeMille.  Read by Scott Brick.  14 discs.  21+ hours.

BCD Dilloway

November 2012 Nonfiction Audiobooks

BCD B Carson
     On a Farther Shore: the life and legacy of Rachel Carson
by William Souder.   Read by David Drummond.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD B Dumas
     The Black Count: glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
by Tom Reiss.  Read by Paul Michael.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD B Elizabeth I
     Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the wars of religion
by Susan Ronald.  Read by Wanda McCaddon.  9 discs.  
11+ hours.

BCD B Elizabeth II
     Queen Elizabeth II: her life in our times
by Sarah Bradford.  Read by Phyllida Nash.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD B Green   

New DVD Releases for December 4th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, December 4th.  They are:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Dark Knight Rises, The

Hope Springs (Meryl Streep)

Odd Life of Timothy Green, The (Jennifer Garner)

New Mysteries December 2012

Death in the Small Hours by Charles Finch
Lethal Investments by K.O. Dahl
Stonemouth by Iain Banks
Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Dead Season by Christobel Kent
A Drop of Chinese Blood by James Church
Looking for Yesterday by Marcia Muller
Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin
A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe
Song of the Nightingale by Alys Clare
The Corpse of St. James by Jeanne M. Dams
Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
Deadly Row to Hoe by Cricket McRae
Not so Model Home by David James
Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
Small Hill to Die on by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs
Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon
Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady
Written in Stone by Ellery Adams
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins
Black Box by Michael Connelly
Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle
Margaret Truman's Experiment in Murder by Donald Bain
Swift Run by Laura DiSilverio

Website of the Month

December Website

GoGoNews: Big News for Little People!

Gogo News "has provided children with general knowledge, as well as a consciousness and awareness of the world."  This website takes news directly from the headlines and presents it for a young audience.  Subjects range from the political debate on climate change, martian bluberries, an erupting volcano, healthy candy and a Korean speaking elephant.  Also included is a world map, glossary, back to school guide, teaching tools, and jokes. Whether you have a school assignment or are just curious about the world around you, GoGo News is a fun resource for kids!!

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