Archive for May, 2010

Today’s Video Break

Today’s Video Break

Just another day at the library – Ghostbusters Improv style!

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Reading the Screen: It's a (True) Crime

Reading the Screen: It's a (True) Crime

Have you seen Billionaire Boys Club, the 1987 two-part TV movie about Joe Hunt (compellingly played by Judd Nelson) and his band of wealthy young friends who passed off a Ponzi scheme as an investment club and, oh by the way, murdered a couple of people? For years there was an abridged VHS version that looked […]

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Ken Book Awards Announced

Ken Book Awards Announced

The Ken Book Awards honor outstanding literary works on mental illness. This year the winners are: The Lonely Soldier, by Helen Benedict The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel   Nothing Was the Same, by Kay Redfield Jamison The Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, by Christopher Payne The Suicide Run: Five Tales of […]

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Free Audiobook Webinar

Free Audiobook Webinar

Hope you can join me for … Now Hear This: Audiobooks A to Z Tuesday, June 8, 2010 3:00 Eastern / 2:00 Central 12:00 Pacific In this informative hourlong webinar, Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard and school librarian, Booklist columnist, and Booklist Online audiobook blogger Mary Burkey will be joined by representatives from Books on […]

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2010 Nebula Winners Announced

2010 Nebula Winners Announced

The 2010 Nebula winners have been decided. The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi took the novel  category, and best novella went to The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, by Kage Baker. To see a complete list of Nebula winners visit the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website.

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How Do You Do…”Girl with Tattoo”?

How Do You Do…”Girl with Tattoo”?

I haven’t read the book yet. But I have seen the movie. And I am afraid.  Terribly, terribly afraid. The book I’m talking about is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson’s bestselling mystery thriller, and the reason I’m scared is — I’ve committed to leading a discussion about it a few months from […]

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The Big Sky Meets Natty Bumppo

The Big Sky Meets Natty Bumppo

When I was a young person transitioning from the youth area in my branch library to something a little more challenging, I ventured into the young adult area.  At that time (don’t ask), it consisted of many books with uniform bindings and illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.  My favorite of the bunch were the Leatherstocking Tales […]

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Crunch by Leslie Connor

Crunch by Leslie Connor

Lynn: There is always a big demand for mysteries for the middle school set so it was doubly exciting to find one that provides a well plotted puzzle AND a lot more besides. Crunch (Harper/Katherine Tegen, 2010) features the charming Marriss family: narrator 14-year-old Dewey, his 18-year-old sister Lil, shy 13-year-old Vince and the five-year-old […]

Minority Report: Remembering the Legendary Lena Horne

Minority Report: Remembering the Legendary Lena Horne

When a person has lived as long as Lena Horne (92 years) and been as famous as she was, it’s hard to imagine there’s much more to add to the volumes of words that have already been written about her. Iconic — absolutely. Stormy Weather, the unauthorized biography by James Gavin, filled in a lot […]

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Audiobook Community goes live!

Audiobook Community goes live!

  A social network for audiobook aficionados? Free downloads of YA titles paired with classic listening? A chance to mingle with narrators who voice your favorite titles? Audiobook Community is all this and more! Developed & maintained by the AudioFile Magazine staff, Audiobook Community is an open, uncensored, unbranded forum for all audiobook listeners to […]

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