Why not allow online access to the entire music collection? Benefits:
- It would be a more efficient way for patrons to search and use the entire catalog. Multiple Patrons could access the same material at once. Easier to place music on a MP3 player
- It would reduce damage, scratches, lost material, etc
- Other Libraries could share their collections (interlibrary loan) - increasing the size of both collections at a minimal cost
As a service project the Cubscouts/Boyscouts could use the computer room to move all of the CDs to a digital repository. (Many hands make light heavy work)
Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams
Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen
Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Ben and me : a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin as written by his good mouse Amos by lately discovered, edited & illustrated by Robert Lawson
The black stallion; illustrated by Keith Ward by Farley, Walter, 1915-1989
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
My friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara — The most recent version of this book is called Flicka and stars Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ; illustrations by Brock Cole
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor
The hundred and one dalmatians by Dodie Smith ; illustrations by Michael Dooling
The princess and the goblin by George MacDonald ; illustrated by Alan Parry ; , abridged by Oliver Hunkin
Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein
Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The witches by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ; adapted by Jane Fior ; illustrated by Greg Becker
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The BFG by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake
The black cauldron by Alexander, Lloyd
Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake — This book has been made into a movie twice! On is called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and stars Gene Wilder. The other is called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and stars Johnny Depp.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Freaky Friday by Rodgers, Mary, 1931-
Holes by Louis Sachar
How to eat fried worms. Pictures by Emily McCully by Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Mary Poppins. Illustrated by Mary Shepard by Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996
The collected tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone — When this book series was made into a movie the name of the main character was changed to Nanny McPhee. There's a sequel to the original movie coming out this summer!
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ; with illustrations by Jan Ormerod
The railway children by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by C.E. Brock
The dark is rising by Susan Cooper — The movie based on this book is called The Seeker.
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by Don Irwin
Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
Around the world in 80 days by retold from the Jules Verne original by Deanna McFadden ; illustrated by Jamel Akib
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ; adapted by Cathy East Dubowski ; illustrated by Domenick D'Andrea
The borrowers by Mary Norton ; illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush
The story of Doctor Dolittle : being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts by told by Hugh Lofting ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; edited with a foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack ; afterword by Peter Glassman
Five children and It by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by H.R. Millar
Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise
The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger — You probably know the movie better, it's called Homeward Bound!!
Howl's moving castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling ; paintings by Gregory Alexander
Matilda by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens — Remember Oliver & Company? This is the book that inspired it!
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman
The Rescuers. With illustrations by Garth Williams by Sharp, Margery, 1905-
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Stuart Little by E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams
The trumpet of the swan by E. B. White ; pictures by Edward Frascino
The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle
Horton hears a Who! By Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Nim's island by Wendy Orr ; illustrated by Kerry Millard
Prince Caspian : the return to Narnia by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne ; adapted by Howard J. Schwach ; illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio
The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments for others to enjoy!
Any chance you can make an RSS feed for whenever the library orders new feature film DVD's? This would allow quick/easy monitoring and ability to place holds before the waiting list gets too long.
The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others. Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song, including 17,000 tracks from the original interface, plus 18,000 newly released tracks. Try this today and listen to some really interesting music!
I am out of town and have 2 books that I was unable to renew online. I won't be returning to Michigan until 1/25/10. What do I do? Thank you
why is that tell me.....cause every time they put people out....
Happy birthday, Sesame Street!
RSSIf you'd like to see the newest items in our collection without constantly checking the New Materials lists, you can subscribe to updates via RSS.
For the uninitiated: RSS lets you get updates from your favorite websites without visiting them all the time. It's a huge time-saver. To get started using RSS, take a look at Common Craft's excellent tutorial, RSS in Plain English.
- Google Reader — the most popular way to "aggregate" your RSS feeds, though there are other options
- List of feed aggregators
- Feed My Inbox — to get RSS sent to your email
We also have a bunch of other feeds for our blogs and such.
Subscribing to BundlesBundles are lists of feeds that you can subscribe to in Google Reader with one click. You can find our bundle listing on the Books & More page.
To subscribe to a bundle, just click on the [Bundle] link. If you are not already signed in to Google (or you do not have an account), click the "Sign in to subscribe" link and either sign in or create a new account. If you are signed in, the link will instead be a button with a blue plus sign — just click the button to subscribe to all the feeds at once.
If you use a feed reader other than Google Reader, you may be able to import the feeds in much the same way. On the bundle page in the right-hand sidebar is a link to an OPML file. If you download the file, you can then upload it to your RSS reader of choice and import all of the feeds.
OOC: Quick rules is that everyone is the Gamemaster. You have a main character for yourself. But if you introduce any 'side-kick' level characters other people can access them; they probably will be needed to carry the story in people's post. So don't be offended if they are used extensively. Or even taken away fully from your character to anotehr world. etc.
You can Meta-game just don't abuse it(do things you expect your character wouldn't know or is strangely out of his personality). Use it mostly to keep things funner and funnier.
If you have a message to another poster and not to his character. Put the message at the beginning of your post start the message with "OOC"; meaning "out-of-character".
Then when you want to go back to posting your cahracter's play. Start a new paragraph with "IC"; meaning 'In-Character'.
*morpheus and light chii appear*
Morpheus: I give you two choices. Your decision will determine your destiny.
| GREEN |
| OLIVE |
Morpheus: The standard "red" and "blue" dyes were all sold out. It was either that or mauve.
Morpheus: ...or lavender. they had lavender too.
*chii rolls her eyes*
*morpheus holds out the two pills to Joe Monkey & Crew*
*chii turns to Daniel*
Chii: Those are some crazy contorted pills there...
Anaconda: Well, sorry. I forgot to close the tag.
*daniel closes the tag*
Chii: ... now they're not colored.
*daniel looks at the pills. both are green*
Anaconda: Bah! fine then!
*fixes the pills*
*chii glares at daniel*
Chii: now they're even worse!
Anaconda: well I don't care! let them look strange! they still work!
*daniel hands the pills back to morpheus*
I've heard that the even-numbered Star Treks are supposed to be better than the odd-numbered ones, though this theory doesn't hold up in my mind:
- The Motion Picture was a snoozefest
- Wrath of Khan = awesome
- Search for Spock = underrated. Spoiler alert: they trick a bunch of Klingons onto the Enterprise, self-destruct it, then commandeer a Bird of Prey! Heck yeah!
- Voyage Home = stupid. Random probe inexplicably disables all the futuristic technology, and for some reason the only terrestrial thing it can communicate with is a humpback whale? What? And apparently going really fast around the Sun slingshots you into time travel -- how come they don't do this more often, like sending a battle fleet to Wolf 359. Don't talk to me about the Temporal Prime Directive -- ST:IV was awful.
- The Final Frontier, if nothing else, raises some questions about the nature of the Star Trek universe. Apparently it's quite difficult to leave the galaxy or go to its center. Shouldn't there be a supermassive black hole there? For that matter, how do you lay out a non-uniformely-rotating 3-dimensional spiral into quadrants? How come this is the first time we've heard about this half brother chap? Confusing, yes -- entertaining, kinda.
- Undiscovered Country = In my mind, Kirk lost in negotiations with the Klingons by notably invoking Godwin's Law in an early scene. It all went downhill from there. If you like Shyamalan-esque predictable plot twists, this film is for you
- Generations = awesome
- First Contact = awesome
- Insurrection = meh. w2g Picard tho
- Nemesis = what's the deal with the Doctor Evil Reman Picard guy? LAME
I have high hopes for the new Star Trek film coming out this week. What do you think?