February 28, 2013 | madame librarian
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February 23, 2013 | madame librarian
Sunday, February 24 is the 85th Oscar Awards. Brush up on your film history with...
The big screen: the story of the movies by David Thomson
Treasures from American film archives [videodisc]: 50 preserved films by producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks
February 20, 2013 | SuzyQ
The year 1863 was a particularly memorable one in both American and world history. It was 150 years ago that the world's first underground railroad opened in London; the dome of the United States Capitol was finished; the National Academy of Sciences was created; both Arizona Territory and Idaho Territory were created; West Virginia was admitted to the Union; Jules Verne published Five Weeks in a Ballon; and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first published the poem Paul Revere's Ride. It was also the midpoint of the Civil War. Read about some of the other memorable events of that year below:
February 19, 2013 | Didi
On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 5 drawings by Degas were among the missing. B.A. Shapiro draws from this fact for her novel--The Art Forger. In this brilliantly plotted art world thriller, Clair Roth, who reproduces famous works of art for an online retailer, is drawn into the world of art forgery when she duplicates a missing Degas heisted from the Gardner museum. Expertly read by Xe Sands, this book makes for 10 hours of pleasurable listening. If you are hooked by the art reproduction process, try The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures by Philip Mould.
February 18, 2013 | Didi
February 6, 2013 | madame librarian
February 5, 2013 | Brad B.
Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
February 4, 2013 | SuzyQ
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white passenger, setting off the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement leading to nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. She eventually moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.
Rosa Parks: my story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins
Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley
February 4, 2013 | madame librarian
Citizen soldier: a life of Harry S. Truman by Aida D. Donald
Do the movies have a future? by David Denby
The eve of destruction: how 1965 transformed America by James T. Patterson
The presidents club: inside the world's most exclusive fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
February 3, 2013 | madame librarian
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The boy in the suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lene Kaaberbol
The Buddha in the attic by Julie Otsuka
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey