Daughter of empire: my life as a Mountbatten by Lady Pamela Hicks
Jim Henson: the biography by Brian Jay Jones
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
My story by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart
500 nations: an illustrated history of North American Indians by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; based on a documentary filmscript by Jack Leustig, Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller, and William Morgan with contributions by John M.D. Pohl
Daily life of Native Americans from post-Columbian through nineteenth-century America by Alice Nash and Christoph Strobel
January 23 Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family's Secret by Steve Luxenberg
February 27 The Closers by Michael Connelly
March 27 Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
April 24 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
May 22 Crank by Ellen Hopkins
June 26 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Home: a memoir of my early years [Large print] by Julie Andrews
Just one more thing [Large print] by Peter Falk
And furthermore [Large print] by Judi Dench as told to John Miller
Furious love [Large print]: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century by By Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
I know where I'm going [Large print]: Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler
CommonSenseMedia : The website that reviews children's movies, games, books and TV shows also does apps. If you are concerned about content like violence or consumerism, you'll like this website which highlights this information in the "What Parents Need to Know" section.
Best Apps for Kids: This website, developed by a mom, lets you look for apps by age, device, category or education. And they highlight free apps on Friday.
Best Kids Apps: Another site where the reviews are written by moms, this site covers the fun and games as well as the educational. You can narrow your results by platform on this site, which significantly sharpens your search at the start. There's also a link at the home page highlighting the currently popular apps.
The iMums: This is a global review site, with review from moms from all over the world. Reviews of apps for Moms and Dads and for those with Special Needs make this one unique.
Child with Apple iPad by Intel Free Press (CC BY-SA 2.0)
It was on October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona that the infamous gunfight took place. Generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American West, it is believed to have lasted all of thirty seconds. On one side were the cowboy outlaws Billy Clairborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury. Opposing them were Marshall Virgil Earp and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt, as well as Doc Holliday. Hollywood versions of the gun battle can be found in the films My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Tombstone (1993). Find out what the fight was really all about and who survived by checking out some of the following books and dvds from the Library's collection:
And die in the West: the story of the O.K. Corral gunfight by Paula Mitchell Marks
Blood sisters: the women behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood
The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
Join us on Saturday, November 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM for a peek into the world which no one alive today has witnessed first-hand. As living historians renowned for their knowledge on daily life of the mid-19th century, Larissa Fleishman and Ken Giorlando will draw you into their world of horses & carriages, oil lamps & candles, and hoop skirts & top hats as they bring back the everyday life of long ago.
"Our Own Snug Fireside” is a program for audiences of all ages which offers a first-hand look into the activities, chores, occupations, manners, etiquette, and clothing of a time from over one hundred and fifty years ago. Using replica artifacts, entertaining exchanges, fun filled facts, and a bit of humor our presenters will show what life was like during such an intense time in American History: The Civil War.
Mrs. Fleishman and Mr. Giorlando have been students of history for decades, and not only have intently studied the everyday life of our ancestors, but have also been involved in the practice of historical presenting and living history/reenacting for nearly as long. “Our Own Snug Fireside” is certainly a chance to see history come alive.[Tatton Park Sept 201027 by DeviousWolf Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0]
There are two separate Baby Storytime sessions, beginning Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 AM, and Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 AM. Please register online for one half-hour timeslot.