January 23, 2012 | SuperMegaAnna
January 23, 2012 | Didi
We are ushering in the Year of the Dragon with many cultural presentations including bonsai, origami and calligraphy. Students from area Chinese Language School will perform Chinese yo-yos, an old art form from China. You will have time to visit with the presenters and sample light refreshments. Children will get a paper yo-yo as souvenir.
Date: Monday, January 30 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Community Room
Come and partake in this joyous event!
January 23, 2012 | skrzynskie
The year 2012 is The Year of the Dragon in China and the Chinese New Year begins on January 23rd. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules, and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. So, if you were born in any years designated as "Year of the Dragon," you may exhibit these characteristics. To check and see which sign dominates the year you were born, see the China Today website. For more on Chinese horoscopes that you can check out in our library, see:
The handbook of Chinese horoscopes by Theodora Lau
The Chinese horoscopes library by Kwok Man Ho
January 23, 2012 | Anne Heidemann
Sewing in a straight line: quick & crafty projects you can make by simply sewing straight by Brett Bara — What could be easier than sewing in a straight line? This book is a great choice for a beginner, since each project teaches you how to do a handful of techniques, but none are so complicated as to be overwhelming. There are garments, blankets, accessories, household items, and more, so there's bound to be at least one project that appeals to you. Check out the author's website for more info and videos about some of the projects.
January 21, 2012 | sobczakd
January 21, 2012 | skrzynskie
Share both wine and a good mystery for an evening of fun and mayhem at Vintner's Canton Winery located at 8515 N. Lilley Road in Canton. The book being discussed will be Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure by Don and Petie Kladstrup. When France fell to the Nazis in 1940, the German army began a campaign to pillage one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Please register to join us on February 21st from 7:00-8:00 PM. Books will be available by January 21st, so ask for your copy at the adult reference desk.
January 20, 2012 | daviscrl
These new romances are on order and will be coming in soon. Get your name on the hold list now.
Run from Fear by Alden, Jami
Darkness Bound by Cameron, Stella
I Want Candy by Donovan, Susan
Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Grace, Samantha
Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Harper, Molly
The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by London, Julia
January 20, 2012 | madame librarian
The Mystery Writers of America have announced its nominees for the 2012 Edgar Awards for the best mystery writing in fiction, non-fiction, television, and production. The awards will be presented at the 66th Gala Benefit on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
The ranger by Ace Atkins
Gone by Mo Hayder
The devotion of suspect X by Keigo Higashino; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander
1222: a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel by Anne Holt; translated by Marlaine Delargy
January 20, 2012 | SuperMegaAnna
January 20, 2012 | SuzyQ
- Movies & Television
- Edwardian England
- World War I
- World War I setting
- May We Suggest
- Historical Fiction
Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, the popular PBS series Downton Abbey centers on the Crawley family, their servants and their life at their grand country home. However, the death of the Crawley heir aboard the Titanic, sets in motion a succession of changes for both the family and the servants. The second season — which began on PBS on January 8 — has moved forward to the years 1916-17 and portrays the effect that World War I has on all of their lives. This Emmy Award winning series is written by Julian Fellowes and stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, and Elizabeth McGovern. If you enjoy this period of history try some of the following titles.
The American heiress: a novel by Daisy Goodwin — Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.