The library will be closed Saturday, December 31st through Monday, January 2nd in celebration of the new year. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 3rd rejuvinated and ready for the year ahead 🙂
We wish everyone a happy and safe New Years!
Pleas join us to ring in the new year right with our first Brown Bag of 2012.
Earl Jones will review The Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell at noon, January 6th, in the community room. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Friends of the Library.
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
Brilliant and entertaining, OUTLIERS is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
Here is a sweet little animated greeting card from independent publisher Chronicle Books. We have a variety of their books available for checkout, including the titles listed below. Follow the links for more information on each book.
The library will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th in celebration of the Christmas holiday. We will observe regular business hours on Friday, December 23rd.
Any items that would normally have been due during these days will not be due until Tuesday, December 27th. So if you have time, be sure to stop in an pick up some holiday DVDs, some audiobooks for your road trip, some Christmas picture books for the kids or grandkids, or a nice, cozy christmas story to enjoy with the family.
Here’s a link to watch the Christmas movie “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas” that is based on the book Ted E. Bear finds Christmas by Diane Mayfield, which we have available for checkout here at the library.
With Christmas quickly approaching, and families gathering for for a bit of Christmas cheer, I thought I’d share a list of new Holiday DVDs the whole family can enjoy.
- HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: Embittered, green-haired hermit the Grinch lives in the mountains above the village of Whoville. The Whos love Christmas, and the Grinch hates the Whos, so he conspires to keep Christmas from coming. Includes three bonus films.
- A YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS / RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR / NESTER THE LONG EARED DONKEY: Santa Claus decides to take the year off, Rudolph finds himself in a race against time, and a loveable donkey finds a special use for his long ears in this collection of classic Christmas films.
- FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND / THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Frosty the Snowman’s marriage is threatened by Jack Frost and a small mouse nearly ruins Christmas for the entire town in these two classic animated features.
- RUDLOPH AND FROSTY’S WINTER IN JULY: The story of how Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his shiny nose and how he befriended Frosty the Snowman. When the cheery duo tries to help a needy circus get back on its feet, their archenemy, a wicked wizard named Winterbolt, will stop at nothing to stop them.
- JACK FROST: The whimsical tale follows winter’s sprightly spirit Jack Frost as he falls in love with a lovely lady named Elise. Father Winter turns Jack into a human so he can win Elise’s heart, but alas, she’s already engaged to a knight. When Evil King Kubla Kraus kidnaps Elise, Jack changes back into a spirit to rescue her.
- CHRISTMAS EVE ON SESAME STREET: Find out how everyone on Sesame Street celebrated Christmas Eve.
- ELMO SAVES CHRISTMAS: Find out what the world would be like if everyday were Christmas.
- RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: Rudolph’s strangely glowing red nose makes him a joke to everyone at the North Pole. Feeling like a misfit, Rudolph runs away and teams with Hermey the elf and prospector Yukon Cornelius; the trio face down the dreaded Abominable Snow Monster and gain the respect of Santa and the others.
- SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: A friendly postman tells the story of Kris Kringle, an orphan taken in by a family of toymakers. Despite the grouchy protests of Burgermeister Meisterburger and the Winter Warlock, Kringle decides to bring some yuletide joy to the children of Sombertown.
- FROSTY THE SNOWMAN / FROSTY RETURNS: In Frosty the Snowman, a magician’s discarded hat gives life to a snowman, who quickly wins the hearts of all the town’s children. In Frosty Returns, Frosty and his friends must stop an inventor’s plot to go public with a diabolical creation: an aerosol spray that can melt massive amounts of snow.
- HOLIDAY TV CLASSICS: A varied collection of holiday themed classic television programming.
- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: George Bailey is a good man who’s spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would’ve been like had he never been born.
- THE CHRISTMAS TOY: Fearful of being replaced by new presents, Rugby the Tiger and other old toys venture from the playroom to meet their new friends under the Christmas tree.