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Jane GoodallJane Goodall is acclaimed for her work with chimpanzees, but her new video, When Animals Talk, looks at cross-species communication with a range of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, elephants and even rats.  The program explores some fascinating research on telepathy, and the mutual benefits that accrue when humans bond and partner 

Get Your Irish Up with some Celtic Music on St. Patrick's Day!

Defining "Celtic music," contemporary or not, can be an exercise in frustration. Even among the experts, reaching consensus isn't easy. To many people, Celtic music might be described as "I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I hear it." The focus of this Special Collection is the style and feel of music often associated with Ireland and Scotland, plus Wales, the Maritime provinces of Canada, along with parts of Spain, France and even England.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The bad news is that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  The good news is that it can often be prevented with screening and treatment.

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

"I think so, Brain, but if they called them 'sad meals' no one would buy them." If this quote brings a smile to your face, chances are you grew up watching Pinky and the Brain.

Heroscape Tournament March 14

Come join us anytime between 1-4pm this Sat. for this miniature battle strategy game. Never played before? No problem! Heroscape has easy to learn, simple rules while still retaining great, complex game play. All miniatures will be provided. Just come and play.

White House Council on Women and Girls

Today President Obama created a new council whose mission will be "to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families." Its goals include improving women's economic security and healthcare, and preventing violence against women - both home and abroad. The full text of the executive order can be found here.

Free Credit Reports

Once every 12 months, you can request for a copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian & TransUnion. You can log on to AnnualCreditReport.com to request your free copy. It's quick, easy and secure!

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Coming Soon

Have you done all you can with Animal Crossing: City Folk?  Are you looking for a new world to control?  Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility has so much to offer!  You can farm your land and tend to your crops, marry and raise a family, work part-time jobs, and save the island town where you live all from the comfort of your couch!

Happy Birthday, Carl Hiaasen!

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Yes, I know it’s over a month away. But if you’re looking for some great environmental reads in the meantime, try checking out a book by Carl Hiaasen in honor of his birthday today!

If you want to learn even more about the environment, take a look at our April programming for upcoming earth day activities, or look in our collection for more stories and information about protecting the environment!

PowerPoint I

Thursday, March 19, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to create multimedia presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.

If You Lose Your Job & 55 or Older

If you are 55 or older, AARP  has job programs (there may be certain income requirements) and information. It will assess your skills and interests, then connect you with free training.

Golf

If you went to the Michigan Golf Show last weekend, you probably have the bug to get your clubs out and start swinging.  Check out the great golf collection at the library for tips to improve your game, golf course information and ideas for planning a golf get-away.

A helpful book

If there's a loved one in your life that has an addiction, a good book to read is: No more letting go by Debra Jay.  This book weaves together real-life family stories and interventions that can offer comfort, hope and help.  Another good book is called Heart of Addiction by Lance Dodes.   Both these books can help in getting through this difficult time.

Teen Tech Week Digital Photo Contest

 Entry Deadline March 22, 6 pm.
• No more than two entries per participant. You may use any photograph, however it must be your own.
• There is only one way to enter your photograph:

Celebrating National Women's History Month

Another favorite series with a strong female character is Victoria Thompson's  Gaslight Murders featuring Sarah Brandt, midwife and amateur detective assisted by New York police detective Frank Malloy. Sarah, born into a wealthy family, defied her parents by marrying Dr. Tom Brandt.  Dr. Brandt is killed one night returning from a late night call and rather than return to her parents' home Sarah continues her midwifery practice in New York's tenements. She is a strong, independent character, at times challenging and baffling Detective Frank Malloy.

From Page to Stage

Pursuit of Happyness DVDCome join us in the Community Room on Wednesday March 18th at 2p.m. as we view and discuss The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. This is the saga of Chris Gardner's life struggle from homeless, jobless poverty to Wall Street success. Online registration required.

Can't Miss

Thanks to Drose1976 for another Fave Five!

A Painted House
by John Grisham
This is just simply a great story. Grisham knows how to keep pages turning and this is him at his best.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Some Luck o' the Irish!

There's a pot o' golden Irish books at the end of the library's rainbow just waiting for you! Some awesome stories take place in Ireland. Facts abound about Ireland.

If it's going to keep raining...

...might as well listen to some watery tunes.  Johnette Downing has a pleasant alto voice combined with fun lyrics and real instruments to keep your spirits up, even in this rainy weather!  Check out her album, Fins and Grins and learn about some crazy creatures of the deep while you rock and wiggle along.  Like her sound?  Why not try some of her other fun kids CDs?

Now for Kids: Inspiring Books from "Three Cups of Tea"

Three Cups of Tea has been on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list for 108 weeks running (currently in the #1 slot) for good reason: Greg Mortenson, who is carrying out his mission to build schools — and peace — in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, is living proof of how one person can truly make a difference in the world. Now, Mortenson’s story is accessible to young children through the newly published picture book Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. A Young Readers’ version of Three Cups of Tea has also just been published. My 8-yr-old son and I saw Mortenson in late January when he spoke to a packed auditorium (800+ people) at Ann Arbor’s Huron High School.