Your library has added some wonderful classic movies to our DVD collection that you might want to view. They include “An American in Paris,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Godfather” parts 1 and 2, TMC Greatest Classic Film Collection Astaire and Rogers (“The Gay Divorcee,” “Top Hat,” “Swing Time” and “Shall We Dance”), TCM Broadway Musicals (“Show Boat,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”), “Schindler’s List,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Casablanca.”
If you have gently used DVDs you no longer need, we would love to have them to share with our patrons. We are very grateful for these additions to our DVD collection because our annual DVD budget is only $1,000. We now have 1,550 DVDs. In addition to popular titles and classics, we have DVDs for children, musicals, exercise, history, action and adventure films – not to mention many Academy Award films, including “Argo” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” from this year and many more from recent years..
Gentle reminder: We no longer are accepting video tapes for space reasons. As our highly popular DVD collection grows, we have to reduce the size of our VHS collection. Over the past few years, we have slowly been wedding the VHS tapes to make room for more DVDs.
Roberta Strickland’s highly popular Spanish classes are back by popular demand. Join her every Wednesday starting April 17 from 4:30– 5:30 p.m. for six weeks. The classes are free but registration required.
This Saturday, April 13, kids aged 6–11 are invited to LEGO Club from 10:30– 1:45 a.m. The session is free and the LEGOs are provided.
Health and healing sessions
This month’s Wise Traditions session with Zoe Groulx is Saturday, April 13, from 3-4:30 p.m. Enjoy free discussions, lectures, food demos, recipe swaps, healing arts and more.
“Gabby”: A Story of Courage and Hope” by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly is the inside story of the congresswoman’s recovery after she was shot at a political event in Arizona. “Military Mental Health Care” by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott is a guide for service members, veterans, their families and community. “Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State” by Michele Morris showcases 120 recipes from Colorado’s finest restaurants, lodges, guest ranches and B&Bs. “Natural Beekeeping” by Ross Conrad is an updated and expanded edition outlining organic approaches to apiculture. “Pest Control” by William and Helga Olkowski, Sheila Daar and Steven Ash is an updated edition offering the gardener a guide to effective, responsible solving of pest problems.
“A Week in Winter” by Maeve Binchy chronicles a week in a holiday place on the coast of Ireland. This is the 12th book to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestselling list by this author, who died last July. “The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury is a story of a reunion of childhood friends by this hugely popular Christian fiction writer. “The Striker” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is the latest in the Isaac Bell adventure series. “Three Sisters” by Susan Mallery is the latest in the Blackberry Island series. “The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins is an adventure set on a luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Skulduggery” by Carolyn Hart is a mystery set in San Francisco relating to the bones of Peking Man. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is a thriller about a research scientist sent to the Amazon to find her former boss. “What It Was” by George Pelecanos is a police story set in Washington, D.C.
Sci-fi and fantasy
“The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oates is a historical fantasy set in Princeton, N.J. at the turn of the 20th century. “Ash” by James Herbert features a parapsychologist investigating bizarre hauntings off the coast of Scotland. “Breed” by Chase Novak is the first book in a series about urban horror that has been likened to “Rosemary’s Baby.”
“Collected Fictions” by Jorge Luis Borges is a new collection of writings from this highly regarded Latin American writer.
Other new novels
In “The Dinner” by Herman Koch, a dark, satirical novel, we learn about the lives and secrets of two couples dining at an upscale restaurant in Amsterdam. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Azeki tells of two teenage girls bound together by a lunchbox that washed up on a Pacific Northwest beach.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Susan Crane, Julie Creech, Sheri Figgs, Scottie Gibson, Bamma Laizure, Robert McClatchie, Lisa Peterson and Tozi Rubin.
“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” — Jane Goodall, British primatologist and conservationist, considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.
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