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New DVD Releases for February 7th, 2012

We have three new titles for Tuesday, February 7th.  They are:

Anonymous (Vanessa Redgrave)

Fireflies IN the Garden (Ryan Reynolds)

Rebound, The (Catherine Zeta-Jones)

New Fiction Audiobooks for February

BCD Barry
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.  Read by the authors with Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin and Orlagh Cassidy.  6 discs.  6+ hours.     “Phillip Horkman is a by-the-rules kind of guy, a pet-store owner and soccer referee. Jeffrey Peckerman is a profane forensic plumber…. The New Jersey suburban dads collide when Horkman disqualifies what would have been a game-winning score made by Peckerman's daughter. The two embark on escalating violence that takes them on a wild car chase that gets viewed as a possible terrorist threat by the police.”
     Booklist 12/15/11

BCD Bond   
     Shock of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     Breaking the Rules
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Katherine Kellgren.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare

Teen Youth Board


Chanda Bhandal and Marie Yatsyk, two of our officers got our members involved in a game of identity at the January 30th meeting.   Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm in the library Meeting Room.  All teens interested in volunteering at the library should attend. Any special project or event will be discussed at that time.  New members are always welcome and we have great refreshments too.

Nonfiction Audiobooks winter 2012

BCD 158.1 Carnegie
     How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie.  Read by Andrew MacMillan.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 158.1 Covey
     The 3rd Alternative: solving life’s most difficult problems
by Stephen R. Covey.  Read by Boyd Craig.  3 discs.  3+ hours.

BCD 248.4 Osteen
     Every Day a Friday: how to be happier 7 days a week
by Joel Osteen.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Dent
     The Great Crash Ahead: strategies for a world turned upside down
by Harry S. Dent.  Read by the author.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Sachs
     The Price of Civilization
by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  Read by Richard McGonagle.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 364.163 Henriques

Audit for 2011

Science on the Web

What does your child view on the internet?  Practical jokes, funny animal videos, mindless games??  Science News  is a magazine of the Society for Science and the Public.  Explore this website for current research and education in the fields of science.  You will be happy that your young ones are learning.   They will get a view of this school subject in a whole new light.  Recent topics include:                                                                                                                            

New DVD Releases for January 30th, 2012

We have six new titles for Tuesday, January 30th.  They are:

Big Year, The (Owen Wilson)

Contagion (Matt Damon)

Dream House (Daniel Craig)

Drive (Ryan Gosling)

In Time (Justin Timberlake)

Thing, The (Horror)

Hungry for Love

"The sensuality of her cooking did strange things to him. He couldn't stop thinking of the woman in the kitchen who wielded such power and magic. Did she possess the alchemy to distill brutal longing and infuse her food with it? Or did she serve forth undiluted desire disgused as nothing more alarming than a dish of creme caramel? ... When he ate, there was only the food. And there was only the cook."
- Sherry Thomas, Delicious

In my family, food has always meant love.  The cups of cocoa my grandmother shared with me after school, the last cookie she'd save especially for me, were just as much expressions of her love as her hug at the door.  My mother's special birthday dinners, holiday baking, my father's weekend pancakes-- all love, clearly spoken, even when the words themselves felt awkward to say aloud.  "I care about you." "I want to see you happy."  "I love you."

Red Riding Hood Brownies

"Dangerously dark" Black Forest brownies, adapted from Marcel Desaulnier's "Simply the Best Chocolate Brownie" from the Death by Chocolate cookbook by K. Ostertag.

These are not your Grandmother's Black Forest brownies-- these will satisfy even the Big Bad Wolf's chocoholic cravings.

Make sure to leave plenty of time before your trip to Grandmother's, as these brownies require a good hour of cooling before cutting (and, as a note, the "knife test" for doneness will not work; these contain so much chocolate that they will still be molten in the pan when they come out of the oven). 

A good RULE OF THUMB for chopping up the chocolate is to make the pieces about the size of an almond-- this is the perfect size both for even melting and for the chunks inside.  It should go without saying: use good-quality chocolate for this recipe, because there's not a lot of sugar for it to hide behind.


1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder (NOT baking soda)

Service Update Revised

My previous blog gave a long explanation about hold pickup dates.  I also mentioned that our new software system keeps evolving; well it evolved a bit more today so I pulled that post.  Here is the most current explanation of what happens when your hold becomes available at the library.  All holds generate a wrapper with the first 4 letters of your last name and the last 4 digits of your barcode.  The item is wrapped, banded and shelved that day.  Email notices go out the same day and include a pick up until date. As of February 6, all reserves will be held for 5 days from the day they become available.  If you are notified by our automated phone system, the call is placed the day after a hold is available and remains on our shelf for 4 days from the date of the call.  Starting February 6, Roboguy will give you a pick up date.  If you check your account online, place your mouse over the green exclamation point.  You'll see the date the item became available and you have 5 days from that date to pick up your hold.

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