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Newsletter 2014-08-29

New DVD:

  • Still the Drums, produced, written and directed by Talbot Perry Simons; starring Talbot Perry Simons, Bobby Figaro, Richard Fulvio, Aaron Houle, Wesley Edberg.  An American classic story about friendship heroism and patriotism; Watch a 50 year journey on the lives of four best friends as they reminisce after a funeral of one best friend.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, September 5th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Copper River, by William Kent Krueger, the 6th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “The sixth Cork O’Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Corks convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousins teenage son, who’s so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork OConnor novels are among the best. — David Pitt (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p42)”

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th. Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-08-22

New Picture Book:

  • My First Christian ABC Book, by Bryant C. Buck

New Fiction by James Patterson:

  • Private L.A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
  • Invisible, by James Patterson and David Ellis

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, September 5th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Copper River, by William Kent Krueger, the 6th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “The sixth Cork O’Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Corks convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousins teenage son, who’s so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork OConnor novels are among the best. — David Pitt (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p42)”

Newletter 2014-08-15

New Fiction:

  • The Princess Bride, by William Goldman, illustrated by Michael Manomivibul
  • All Creatures Great and Small, 1st Teacher’s Edition, by James Herriot

New Picture Book:

  • Lilly’s Big Day, by Kevin Henkes

New Easy Reader:

  • Penny and Her Marble, by Kevin Henkes

New Newbury Honor Book:

  • The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, September 5th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Copper River, by William Kent Krueger, the 6th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “The sixth Cork O’Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Corks convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousins teenage son, who’s so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork OConnor novels are among the best. — David Pitt (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p42)”

Newsletter 2014-08-08

New Audiobook on CD:

  • Top Secret Twenty-One, by Janet Evanovich, read by Lorelei King

New Nonfiction:

  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow
  • The Romanov Sisters: the Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, by Helen Rappaport

New Fiction:

  • Fear Nothing, a novel, by Lisa Gardner
  • The Hidden Child, a novel, by Camilla Läckberg
  • The Quick, a novel, by Lauren Owen

The following four picture books are gifts from Rose Clark and the Kendall Chapter Catholic Financial Life Insurance:

New Caldecott Award Book:

  • Locomotive, by Brian Floca

New Caldecott Honor Books:

  • Journey, by Aaron Becker
  • Flora and the Flamingo, by Molly Idle
  • Mr. Wuffles!, by David Wiesner

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, September 5th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Copper River, by William Kent Krueger, the 6th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “The sixth Cork O’Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Corks convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousins teenage son, who’s so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork OConnor novels are among the best. — David Pitt (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p42)”

Newsletter 2014-07-25

New Blu-Ray Disc:

  • Yellow Submarine, by The Beatles; Apple Films present a King Features production ; from an original story by Lee Minoff ; screenplay by Lee Minoff and Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal ; produced by Al Brodax ; directed by George Dunning. Originally released as a motion picture in 1968. Based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. “Once upon a time or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.”–Container.

New Music on CD:

  • The Beatles, 1967-1970, by The Beatles. Songs chiefly composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Originally released in 1973. Disc 1: Strawberry fields forever — Penny lane — Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts club band — With a little help from my friends — Lucy in the sky with diamonds — A day in the life — All you need is love — I am the walrus — Hello, goodbye — The fool on the hill — Magical mystery tour — Lady Madonna — Hey Jude — Revolution. Disc 2: Back in the USSR — While my guitar gently weeps — Ob-la-di, ob-la-da — Get back — Don’t let me down — The ballad of John and Yoko — Old brown shoe — Here comes the sun — Come together — Something — Octopus’s garden — Let it be — Across the universe — The long and winding road.

 New Nonfiction:

  • Eat What You Love Everyday, 200 All-New, Great-Tasting Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories, by Marlene Koch
  • Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

New Fiction:

  • Invisible, by James Patterson and David Ellis

Mystery Book Group

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, August 1st, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Mercy Falls, by William Kent Krueger, the 5th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Still troubled by an ambush that leaves his deputy lingering near death, Sheriff Cork O’Conner must investigate the mutilation murder of a Chicago businessman. Soon Cork finds himself distracted by the lovely female shadowing him and the handsome man stalking his wife.”