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?
Hi Kids! It’s Thorndyke. Did you know that today is Administrative Assistants day? Administrative assistants is a big word for people who work really hard making sure things run smoothly and orderly. The Canton Public Library has lots of great administrative assistants. One of them works in the Children’s Library. Her name is Miss Erin. She does lots of great stuff for the children’s librarians. She makes all our Summer Reading Logs look so cool. You might also see her feeding the fish, or just generally being helpful. So if you see Miss Erin today, make sure you tell her thank you! We love you Miss Erin!Bear hugs!