LIBRARY MUSINGS: Celebrating 2013 with new books and reading clubs

Grand Forks and District Public Library
By Grand Forks and District Public Library
January 2nd, 2013

Hi Grand Folks!

It’s 2013 – we made it – so now that we’re here, let’s take a look at what’s going on at the library:


Thanks to all of you who have been donating your neglected DVDs to the library – we’ve received well over a hundred so far, and we’re happy to see that they are being checked out the moment we put them out on the shelves!  Here are some of the titles we’ve purchased or received as donations in the last month:

The Saint, Almost Famous, Grease, Roxanne, Rat Race, Fargo, Signs, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, High Fidelity, Wall-E, Billy Elliot, Adaptation, and many more!

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… can be a bit of a challenge. But they can sometimes – every once in a while – work. The trick is to choose something small and not too ambitious. Instead of saying you’d like to run a marathon, think about trying to run 5 kilometers first. For those of you resolution-setters who want to start small, here are some library books you might be interested in:

Cutting Your Family’s Hair by Gloria Handel

Soapmaking for the First Time by Linda Orton

Fitness Made Simple by John Basedow

And for those of you who are more ambitious:

Building a Straw Bale House by Nathaniel Corum

Start and Run a Bed and Breakfast by Monica Taylor

The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook by Carolyn Herriot

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Our Adult Reading Club (the winter edition) will begin on Jan. 8. This year’s theme is “Focus on Fiction” which includes our selected mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, literary fiction, short stories, and graphic novels. Fill out a review form and enter to win one of many great prizes (including pool passes to the recreation centre).

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 The Complete Artist’s Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice by Julia Cameron

The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food by Steve Solomon

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

The Trouble with Poetry: Poems by Billy Collins

Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems by Carl Sandburg

The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon

Dr. Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Happy New Year!