LIBRARY MUSINGS: Celebrating 2013 with new books and reading clubs
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:
LOTS AND LOTS OF DVDS
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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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS…
… 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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ADULT READING CLUB
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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SOME BRAND NEW BOOKS
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!