Monthly Archives: July 2010

New to the children’s room is…

…Marilyn Singer’s I’m Your Bus.

The publisher’s description is:

Get ready for a rip-roaring, rhyming ride that celebrates all things drivin’ with a special spotlight on a kid’s four-wheeled best buddy–his school bus! When you’re a kid, your school bus can be your very best friend. Morning, noon, and nighttime, too, that golden buddy is at your service. Ready to drive you and your friends to and from school.

And in-between those golden-bus moments, there are other vehicles who drive around town doing what they do best–sweeping, crunching, watching, creeping! Here is an in-your-face read-aloud that is bound to become a modern classic.

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

132 New Audiobook Titles…

OverDrive…Available with our Downloadable Audiobookss from OverDrive!  Check out the July’s new titles which include both WMA and MP3 formats.  Multiple copies of popular titles (e.g. the Stieg Larsson novels) purchased so wait times should be minimal.

New to the adult collection is…

A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli, by Mark Griffin.

The publisher’s description is:

He was the acclaimed director of such cinematic classics as Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, and Gigi, and equally well known for his tumultuous marriage to the legendary Judy Garland. But to say that Vincente Minnelli’s conflicted personal life informed his films would be an understatement. As Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates in this definitive biography of the Academy Award–winning director, Minnelli was not only building a remarkable Hollywood legacy, but also creating an intriguing autobiography in code.

Drawing on more than 100 interviews with such icons as Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, and George Hamilton, Griffin turns the spotlight on the enigmatic “elegant director,” revealing long-kept secrets at the heart of Minnelli’s genius.

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

2010’s Hemingway Look-Alike…

has been chosen

(He’s the one on the right — the Papa on the left is the 2009 winner):

Pay it Forward- Get Free Books

If you are anything like us- your ears perk up at the concept of free books:

A Novel Approach: Free Books for Donations

The author of The Bookseller of Kabul…

has been was found guilty of defamation and “negligent journalistic practices” and ordered to pay 250,000 kroner to Suraia Rais, wife of bookseller Shah Muhammad Rais.

On Precocious Narrators.

We have a good number of the books mentioned in this essay, if any of them pique your interest!