Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Synchronicity: Explores the nature of coincidences (synchronicity) from a wide variety of perspectives including science, religion, extra-sensory perception and psycho kinesis. The essays from diverse disciplines ask significant questions about the interactions between the human mind and what world it seeks to engage and understand.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with OCD by Stephen Martin: This helpful guide helps parents with many issues: recognize symptoms; get an accurate diagnosis; find the right doctor and therapist; develop strategies for tackling schoolwork; and decide on the right treatment.

The Homeowner's Guide to Foreclosure by James I. Wiedemer: Simple and speedy solutions with practical advice, no legal jargon, to prevent foreclosure at any stage of the process. Offers valuable and often unexplored resources for homeowners and mortgage professionals.

The Last Lincolns by Charles Lachman: This book traces three generations of Abraham Lincoln's descendants in the century following his assassination.

The Secret Language of Art by Sarah Gomm: An informative guide to the mythological, religious, historic, literary and symbolic traditions that inspired artists from all ages. Commentaries on 75 paintings with analyses of figures, symbols, and allegories and more.

Ultre-Longevity by Mark Liponis: Argues that people can control the aging process by paying attention to their immune system and presents a seven-step program designed to control an overactive immune system and help prevent aging and age-related diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects: Creating projects and adding the personal touch to a home are covered in this book with projects that can be completed in less than two days.

The Complete Guide to Medicaid and Nursing Home Costs: How to keep your family assets protected: up to date Medicaid secrets you need to know.

The Reverse Mortgage Book by Cindy Holcomb: The Reverse Mortgage Book explaining everything you need to know about reverse mortgage in easy to understand terms.

How To Get Credit After Filing Bankruptcy by Michael Wakem: The author tells you how to take charge of your credit so you can apply for loans and mortgages and obtain low interest rates.

Louder then Words by Jenny McCarthy: Actress and model Jenny McCarthy shares her experiences raising a child with autism, discussing his symptoms and diagnosis, her struggle to understand medical research about the disorder, and how a combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements has helped him.

Huskerville by Roger C. Aden: Chronicles the love affair between native Nebraskans and the University of Nebraska football team, drawing on interviews, questionnaires, and Internet surveys to explore how the culture, history, and geography of the state have influenced fans' devotion to the team.

Haunted Heart: the life and times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak: A biography of Stephen King, revealing the character of a man who has created some of the most memorable and frightening stories found in literature today.

You on a Diet by Michael F. Roizen: Presents a comprehensive study that explains how and why the body stores calories, burns fat, and reacts to certain foods; and offers advice on creating an effective diet and exercise plan.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Based on the Book

This week's based on the book is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Both the film (recently released on video) and the book have been given wonderful reviews. We have recently added the novel to our collection and it can be found in the Young Adult section.

Berlin 1942 - When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

Here is an interview concerning both the movie and the book:

Friday, March 27, 2009

If you liked the Kite Runner . . .

. . . then you might like these, all of which are available for checkout:

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
"With The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad has given readers a first-hand look at Afghani life as few outsiders have seen it. Invited to live with Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, and his family for months, this account of her experience allows the Khans to speak for themselves, giving us a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country of great cultural riches and extreme contradictions."

The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
"Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani was once a powerful and respected officer in the Shah of Iran's air force. Having fled the country with his family, he works by day spearing trash on California highways and by night as a clerk in a convenience store while deceiving his family into believing that he has a loftier job. Now, willing to risk the modest remainder of his fortune to restore his family's dignity, he buys a small house at a county auction, planning to sell it again for three or four times what he paid. But the house has been auctioned because of a bureaucratic error, and Behrani's fragile plans are jeopardized when Kathy Nicolo, the owner of the house, begins to protest the sale. . . The House of Sand and Fog is a devastating exploration of the American Dream gone awry. "

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
"From the inimitable Anne Tyler, a rich and compelling novel about a mismatched marriage—and its consequences, spanning three generations.They seemed like the perfect couple—young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother’s grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married."

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt
"Sometimes it's worth the wait. Having waited 40 years to tell his story, Frank McCourt doesn't pull any punches in his story of growing up dirt poor in Limerick, Ireland. Having emigrated to America, McCourt's family returns to Ireland after his sister dies in Brooklyn. It is there that things turn from bad to worse. It is McCourt's contention that there is nothing worse than Irish Catholic poverty, and his book would seem to bear it out: his family moves to a row house in Limerick that is located next to the street's lavatory. However, the book is written in a lyrical style from the point of view of Frank McCourt as a boy, and it is still filled with the whimsy of growing up and the natural humor of its author."

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
"In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under."

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
"Stones from the River is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, marriage, or motherhood, but rather as the town's librarian and relentless collector of stories."

The books summaries were found at www.barnesandnoble.com


Bring in your little ones to help us celebrate
April Fools Day!
Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30
Thursday, April 2nd at 10:00

Storytime is for children ages 3 to 6. Please register your child at the front desk before attending storytime.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book Discussion Tomorrow!

Just wanted to remind you all that there is a book discussion tomorrow at 6:30 over Louise Erdrich's book The Plague of Doves. Jan Sears, our technical services librarian, will be leading the discussion. The program is part of a series we will be putting on through the month of April to compliment the Native American themed PBS series We Shall Remain.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The Fall of the Templars by Robyn Young: Set in 1295 AD, Will, a Knight Templar, returns from the Holy Land to Paris and finds out there is another war to fight that he doesn't believe in and his own country of Scotland needs defending.

Land of the Marvels by Barry Unsworth: In 1914 Mesopotamia, British archaeologist Somerville, working at the site of an Assyrian palace, encounters problems with an American businessman, who is posing as a geologist and has ulterior motives for being in the country, and an Arab confidence man who also has a stake in the land.

The Associate by John Grisham: A dark episode from college haunts Kyle McAvoy's future after he graduates from Yale and takes a shady job at a large law firm where his new employer blackmails him into unethical work, which includes a scheme that could put Kyle in jail or even get him killed.

Bright Futures by Stuart M. Kaminsky: Lew Fonesca uses his expertise in criminal investigation to help a young man accused of murdering an older man and a performer of children's songs who is being accused of being a sexual predator, and rediscovers some of the happiness he lost when his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos: The three grown Jones children are forced to return to their childhood home upon the death of their father, which forces them to revisit memories of their mother, Hope Jones, whose tragic death has impacted each of their lives greatly.

Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann: Badly shaken after the loss of one of their own, the men and women of Troubleshooters Inc. go up against their most deadly opponents yet, the clandestine organization called The Agency.

The Centurian's Wife by T. Davis Bunn: Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage, is forced into a marriage with Alban, a Roman
Centurion; but when he is asked to find the truth behind rumors of a political execution
gone awry, Alban's career, beliefs, and his life are put at risk.

The Steam Tractor Encyclopedia by John F. Spalding: Here is the first-ever thorough history of the steamers packed with more than 400 super-rare photographs and brochures that have taken years to collect.

Nothing to Fear by Adam Cohen: A revealing account of the critical first days of FDR's presidency, during the worst moments of the Great Depression, when he and his inner circle launched the New Deal and presided over the birth of modern America.

The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough: By weaving together the multigenerational stories of the state's four wealthiest oil fortunes, Burrough has produced an enthralling tale of money, family, and power in the American century.

Family of Secrets by Russ Baker: This book goes deep behind the scenes to deliver an arresting new look at George W. Bush, his father George H. W. Bush, their family, and the network of figures in intelligence, the military, finance, and oil who enabled the family’s rise to power.

Get Over Yourself by Patti Novak: The book will show you how to fix what needs to be fixed, reach your core, and identify who you are and what you want in a partner.

The New Codependency by Melody Beattie: Discusses codependency, misconceptions about codependency, twenty-first-century changes in codependent behaviors, and suggestions to overcome; examines resentment, narcissism, and the role of the victim; and describes activities to beat specific behaviors.

It Happened on the Santa Fe Trail by Steve Glassman: From episodes in Missouri and Kansas to Colorado and New Mexico, twenty-nine events that shaped America's famous frontier trail.

Based on the Book

I chose a classic monster story this week . . . JAWS! As a child, the only parts of the movie I would watch was the parts where the shark was attacking someone. I would go into the other room and play during the "boring" parts and would run into the room the moment I heard the Da-Dum, Da-Dum theme music. This classic is actually based on the novel by Peter Benchley. We have the novel, the movie and the movie sequel, so stop on by on your way to the Friends of the Library booksale, which is going on today until 6:00pm.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Since spring is here . . . Playaway!

That's right, today marks the official beginning of Spring, and we have the perfect little device that enables you to take the pleasure of books outside. Say, for example, if you are taking a nice spring stroll and would like to enjoy a story, you can simply listen to a little self-contained audio book called a Playaway instead of trying to read and walk at the same time, consequently causing you to trip over an abnormally large bump in the sidewak because you weren't watching where you were walking, so you sprain your ankle and look like an idiot in front of a bunch of people leaving church and break your favorite pair of shoes and drop your book and loose your bookmark to the wind. And it was your favorite bookmark.

With a Playaway, you're free to watch for cars, abnormally large bumps in the sidewalk, small children wielding squirt guns, friendly or not so friendly dogs etc. etc. They are similar to ipods and even come complete with earbuds. All you have to do is press play and start walking, jogging, biking or even just sitting outside in the nice warm sun. We have about 60 titles available from authors such as James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks and Joseph Conrad, just to name a few.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The spring Friends of the Library booksale will take place next week!

Tuesday, March 24th
Noon to 4:00 (members only)
4:00 to 6:00 open to the public
Wednesday, March 25th
9:00 to 7:00 (Bake sale begins at 9:00)
Thursday, March 26th
Noon to 5:00pm


The Breath of God by Harry Turtledove: The Rulers, a powerful group who ride mammoths to war and use strong magical powers, pose a threat to Count Hamnet Thyssen of the Raumsdalian Empire, a master warrior who rallies his magicians, soldiers, and shamans against their enemy only to be defeated before they are forced to escape over a giant glacier.

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough: Mary Bennet, relegated to the role of caretaker after her sisters marry and set up their own households, is freed with the unexpected death of her mother, and having matured into a beauty over the years, declares her independence and sets out to make her mark on the world.

Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich: Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum joins forces with Diesel, a fellow hunter to track down Wulf Grimoire, a wanderer and murderer with no remorse and the ability to hide in any conditions, and as the pair tracks the elusive criminal, they find themselves plagued by spooky occurrences and the legendary Jersey Devil.

Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods: Incumbent U.S. president William Jefferson Lee struggles to be reelected as he deals with a scandal involving his vice president and a love triangle, the disappearance of a nuclear warhead which may be in the hands of terrorists, and a charismatic candidate who is closing in on him in the polls.

The Fire Gospel by Michael Faber: Aramaic scholar Theo Grieppenkerl discovers nine preserved parchment scrolls. After smuggling the documents home, he discerns that he has discovered a 2,000-year-old gospel composed by an associate of Jesus named Malchus that throws into doubt the New Testament's narrative of Jesus' last days and final words.

Kiss by Ted Dekker: After a car accident puts Shauna McAllister in a coma and wipes out six months of her memory, she returns to her childhood home to recover, but her arrival is fraught with confusion.

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig: Robert, Duke of Dovedale, returns to England to avenge the murder of his mentor with plans to infiltrate the secretive Hellfire Club

Glory Days: the untold story of the men who flew the B-66 Destroyer into the face of fear by Wolfgang Samuel: Tells the story of an airplane and its brave flyers who valiantly served our nation in time of war. It was intended to be an interim medium jet bomber during the panic days of the Korean War, but became the ultimate medium bomber.

Immigration and the American Dream by Margaret Orchowski: The author explains the big issues behind the emotions, challenges the myths and partisan labeling, objectively reports on the politics behind Congressional immigration reform initiatives, and forewarns the readers about the possible future efforts.

Illustrated Green Guide: Hundreds of pieces of sound information and practical advice that you will find. Helpful in making many decisions for your health and the planet by making environmentally friendly choices.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Based on the Book

The book In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner was made into a movie and released in 2005 and starred Cameron Diaz, Toni Colette and Shirley MacLane. It is the story of a flighty 28 year-old hollywood hopeful, her sister, a young attorney on the road to success who is in love with the wrong man, and their guilt ridden grandmother. We have both the book and the DVD available for checkout.

Below is a movie trailer for you to view.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Green Eggs & Ham

I hava e something fun for you today - a little bit of Seuss trivia. You have to see if you can name all 50 of the words in Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs & Ham. Click here to play. Did you know that Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs & Ham on a bet? A co-worker bet him that he couldn't write a cohesive story of considerable length out of 50 words. And, well, he did!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Douglas Adam's Birthday!

Today is the birthday of the late Douglas Adams, best known for his epic "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" novels which are, by the way, amazing and witty novels. Here are a few fun links.

Native American Crochet Patterns

I have found a few more Native American
themed crochet patterns.
The crochet circle will be meeting
for the first time this Friday
from 8:00 to 10:00 here at the library.
Click Here for the patterns.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Dead or Alive
by Michael McGarrity: Recently retired Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney returns to New Mexico after his business partner is killed by an escaped convict and teams up with his half-Apache son Clayton to track the ruthless criminal.

Eclipse by Richard North Patterson: Lawyer Damon Pierce risks everything to help Marissa Brand Okari, a woman he used to love, defend her husband Bobby, a charismatic freedom movement leader who has been charged with killing three workers from an American oil company in his volatile West African nation.

Born to Run by James Grippando: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck finds himself in the middle of a complicated cover-up when his father is asked to become the new Vice President of the United States after the original VP is killed in a mysterious hunting accident.

On the Grind by Stephen J. Cannell: Detective Shane Scully, accused of felony misconduct in a solicitation of murder case, chooses to resign from the Los Angeles Police Department rather than face criminal prosecution, putting his professional and personal life in turmoil.

Delia's Heart by V.C. Andrews: When Delia Yebarra is convinced by her cousin Edward to leave her small Mexican hometown and return to his world of privilege in Palm Springs, she encounters drama at the exclusive high school she attends and is introduced to the handsome son of a wealthy Mexican American politician.

Break Neck by Erica Spindler: Detectives Kitt Lundgren and her unlikeable partner, Mary Catherine Riggio, from the Violent Crimes Bureau, investigate the serial murders of young adults, but the case puts added pressure on M.C.'s personal life.

Nemesis: the final care of Eliot Ness by William Bernhardt: A serial killer becomes active just as Eliot Ness starts working as director of public safety in Cleveland, and as the decapitated, dissected bodies continue to be found, Ness takes over the case, making enemies and ruining his own life in the process.

Homes and Libraries of the Presidents by William G. Clotworthy: Identifies, describes, and provides sources of additional information to almost one hundred homes, libraries, and museums that commemorate one or more of the presidents of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush.

Saratoga by John F. Luzader: Covers the months-long Saratoga campaign, one of the most important military operations of the American Revolution. It is an objective account of those pivotal months in American history.

Why Bad Grades Happen To Good Kids by Linda Bress Silbert: Explores not just the resolution, but the root causes, and they can be many and varied. By using short actual case studies the reader gets to see the issues through the child's eyes, and the solutions.

Lionel Trains 1970-2000: Includes 3,000 crisp color photos depicting models from the most recent period of Lionel trains and detailed listings containing current market prices and helpful rarity ratings.

O'Brian's Collecting Toys
: It includes 29 illustrated chapters, with more than 3,000 photographs encompassing over 17,000 of today's most sought-after antique toys.

Spaceship One
by Dan Linehan: This book chronicles the development of the world’s first commercial manned space program.

Air Force
by Chester G. Hearn: From its beginnings in 1907 as the Aeronautical Division of U.S. Army’s Signal Corps, which consisted of one officer and two enlisted men, the United States Air Force has grown to become the foremost aerial armed force in the world.

Monday, March 9, 2009

This has nothing to do with the library . . .

. . . but it is so amazingly wonderful that I just have to share it with you!

Based on the Book

Today's based on the book features, in my opinion, one of the best action/adventure stories ever written which was then made into one of the best action/adventure movies ever filmed. When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, I think I went to see the movie 5 times. Yep, I love Jurassic Park. I have also read the book which is, of course, even better than the movie. We have the movie, the audio book and the novel available, so hurry and check them out or I'll have to sick our pet Tyrannosaurus Rex on you! Rawr!

Jurassic Park was written by Micheal Crichton, who contributed a number of wonderful novels to the literary world. Sadly, he passed away in November after a battle with cancer. Below is a video of Charlie Rose interviewing Mr. Crichton. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crochet Circle to Meet on Fridays

As part of our We Shall Remain program, we will be hosting a crochet circle every Friday morning from 8:00 to 10:00am beginning March 13th through May 1st in the reading alcove. The group will be crocheting Afghans using Native American patterns, and individuals will have the option to donate the finished product to a disabled Native American hospital. Participants will need to bring their own supplies and are invited to share Native American patterns with the rest of the group. For questions or more information, contact Stephanie, our Children and Youth Librarian.

Click here for a free pattern download for the blanket pictured to the above, available at http://www.freepatterns.com/ (you'll simply need to create a free account.)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Native American Art Display

Yesterday we set up an art display depicting Native American portraits it is ready to be view. The display is part of the We Shall Remain community programs and is full of vibrant colors. The portraits were created by local artist Bob Peltz, and we thank him very much for loaning them to us. They will be on display through April, so be sure to come by and take a look.

The picture I have posted has been provided by Jan, our Technical Services Librarian, and is from her private collection. This painting is in fact the only piece in the display that was not created by Mr. Peltz.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Cat in the Hat Visits Storytime

I thought I would share this picture of Stephanie, who dressed up as Cat in the Hat for storytime this morning to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 105th birthday. Stephanie is a very dedicated and enthusiastic Childrens Librarian, and it definately shows in her delightful storytime programs. Most of the regular kids who attend on a weekly basis didn't recognize her, and were in fact a little leary of talking with her. We have seen a healthy increase in storytime attendance over the last few months, which is great!

Storytime takes place twice a week - every Tuesday night from 6:30 to about 7:00 and every Thursday morning from 10:00 to about 10:30 and is open to all kids ages 3 to 6.

We Shall Remain Displays

We are pleased to announce that our March/April display is ready for viewing! For the next two months, we will be displaying a number of Native American objects courtesy of the Knight Museum (thanks Becky!) which include beaded work such as gloves, rattles and garments. The display is part of the We Shall Remain Community Programs the library will be hosting throughout the months of March and April to complement the upcoming PBS series.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Patron Book Review

The following review was submitted by Pam Becker. Thanks, Pam, for contributing!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is one of the best books that I've read in quite some time.
It begins in 1962 with three 'white', "Junior League" friends in Jackson, Mississippi. The story is told by one of the three and several of their hired maids, who are 'Nigras'. The 'white' friend wants to write a book about the lives of the 'colored' maids in Jackson, but needs the help of the maids and it must be done in secret. Each chapter is told from the view of the friend or one of several maids. It is the height of the Civil Rights Movement and is a reminder of how far we have come as a nation.The book is full of some appalling stories, as well as some funny recollections. I found it to be entertaining and eye-opening. A definite must read!

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Another Life by Andrew Vachss: Burke accepts a contract with the government to find the kidnapped son of a Saudi prince in exchange for medical care for the Prof, who is in a coma after being shot by a sniper, and must return to his roots to solve the case.

A Darker Place by Jack Higgins: Alexander Kurbsky, a writer and ex-paratrooper, makes secret plans to escape Puntin's Russia and go west, but first Kurbsky is obligated to complete his mission for Russia and infiltrate British and American intelligence.

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell: After his time as a mercenary archer in France, young Nicholas Hook returns to England, despite the warrant for his arrest, where he is discovered by the King of England--Henry V--who recruits Hook into his army and marches back into France where he becomes the army's--and the King's--only hope.

The Messenger by Jan Burke: Tyler Hawthorne, a British officer wounded at Waterloo, is given a chance for immortality, but he must forever comfort the dying; however, the resurrected Adrian deVille uses a salvage diver to find Tyler, who, together with Amanda Clarke, set out to destroy Adrian.

Three Week to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box: Nine months after the McGuanes adopt a daughter, they learn that the birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and when they try to handle the situation personally, they learn something unsettling about the boy and his father, a powerful judge in Denver, while trying to protect their child.

People of the Thunder by W. Michael Gear: Drawing on their backgrounds in archaeology, the Gears vividly re-create Paleolithic America. In this novel they explore the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Yuchi peoples in the Mississippian mound builders' civilization.

Runner by Thomas Perry: Jane Whitefield comes out of retirement to help a young woman who is trying to escape an abusive relationship with her real estate mogul boyfriend who will do anything to get her and their unborn child back.

Web Marketing for Small Businesses by Stephanie Diamond: Take advantage of marketing opportunities on the Internet, and win new customers by getting the word out about your business in seven steps.

101 Ways to Promote Your Website by Susan Sweeney: Getting targeted traffic to your Web site will result in dramatically increased revenue if your site is effective, interactive, and well promoted.

Little Landscapes by Priscilla Hauser: Starts with painting basics, including proper techniques for brushstrokes, and continues with her patented, easy-to-follow techniques for capturing grass, land, water, and trees.

Heather Luke's Complete Curtain-Making Course: From tiebacks to attached pelmets, roman blinds to kitchen ginghams, this complete curtain guide has it all!

The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan 1941-1945 by Flint Whitlock: Presents accounts from veterans of their experiences serving aboard submarines throughout the Pacific during World War II.

The World According to Baxter Black by Baxter Black: A collection of cowboy poetry and cowboy wisdom and other stories.

Fabric Art Workshop by Susan Stein: Describes more than twenty-seven innovative techniques for working with fabric, and includes step-by-step instructions and photographs, as well as a gallery of finished works.

Father Joe by Tony Hendra: The author, comedian Tony Hendra, describes his relationship with Father Joe, a Benedictine monk who was his mentor from when he was fourteen and having an affair with a married Catholic woman, through the turmoil and drugs of the seventies and eighties, and two marriages, until his death.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Based on the Book

For today's Based on the Book feature I have chosen Watership Down by Adams Richard. We have the story both in book and in audio cassette in the young adult and juvenile fiction sections. I have never read the book, but I believe I will in the near future. I was, however, always enamored with the cartoon adaptation as a child, even though it scared the crap out of me. Below is the entire movie for your viewing pleasure.